Once your baby is born, there are so many precious moments you want to treasure forever. One of them is planning your baby’s coming home outfit. The baby coming home outfit is all about celebrating new beginnings and making them memorable for life. Dressing up a baby in a personalized outfit, especially for going home after getting discharged from the hospital, is another level of exciting and emotional homecoming for both parents and siblings.
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Baby coming home outfit essentials
What do you need for baby homecoming outfits? Check out the baby clothing and accessories guide for first-time parents.
When you are preparing for the baby, and your hospital bag, make sure to keep these baby coming home outfit essentials prepared ahead of time so you can actually enjoy those early moments to bond with the baby.
Wearing a onesie is essential for basic and most comfortable clothing for babies. Add more thin layers of onesies for colder weather. However, if the baby feels warm, the onesie itself is an outfit.
Newborns need hats even in warm weather because their tiny bodies can easily lose heat faster. Try to buy a baby coming home outfit that comes with a hat but make sure it’s not too small for the baby – and it should be a no-slip hat.
Socks or footies
Mostly, newborn socks run too big for those tiny little feet. And the chances of losing them are quite high. That said, you can go for soft booties or onesies that come with footies.
Blanket or baby wrap
Keeping yourself prepared for any weather is essentials, so you must carry a baby blanket that is weather-appropriate. A warm blanket for colder days, whereas a thin muslin blanket works just fine for warmer days.
Gender shouldn’t matter in a newborn outfit if you choose to go with gender-neutral outfits. Although most of the parents know in advance what they are having and buy accordingly.
Keeping extra layers for extreme weather is wise. An extra cover-up shirt, a pair of socks, and a blanket work best for colder weather. Always remember, babies may need just an extra layer than you need for any weather. Sitting in a car seat or inside the stroller may raise the temperature under the blanket.
Comfort & easy on functionality
Well, for me comfort comes first, so if you want to have your baby ready for a picture-perfect homecoming outfit, make sure your baby is comfortable in those cute-looking tuxedos.
Have your baby ready in clothes that are functional and ensure easy and quick diaper change. Newborns in jeans may look super adorable, but changing diaper like the 100th time of the day is a lot of work itself. For that reason, zippers or button onesies are a great choice.
Baby coming home outfit sizing
Buying the right size for the baby coming home outfit is equally important. My advice to you, to not buy too many newborn-sized outfits except for the first 10 days. Your baby will grow faster than you know in those first several weeks. Outfits in 0-3 sizes are ideal for the home coming outfits but not too many.
However, if your baby runs big, maybe more than 8 to 10 pounds, a newborn-size outfit may not be the right choice.
coming home outfits for baby boy
Rain or sunshine, this newborn going-home outfit onesie for boys is sure to be a hit for summers. However, you can add matching footies to keep the baby snuggled and warm.
The black and white New-to-the-Crew newborn coming home outfit is a great pick for boys. You would not need footies for warm weather, so this one seems to be ideal for boys.
Check out this cute little boy and suspenders-style outfit for that little young man.
A long sleeve light nightgown kind of onesie is great if you are going home around evening and want to choose comfort over style.
A full-sleeve white and blue going home outfit with a personalized name hat looks super adorable for boys.
A short-sleeve onesie with black and red pants without footies makes for a great look to rock home from the hospital. This outfit is even better for a newborn photoshoots or coming home newborn photography.
Check out this cute deer plaid outfit in orange.
Still searching for a special newborn take-home outfit? dress up your adorable baby boy in this masculine color outfit.
With footies and a beanie hat, a long sleeve onesie is just way too perfect for cooler days. This outfit is always a win-win for both comfort and style.
Something similar in better color options and for sensitive skin babies.