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'What clothes do I need for a newborn baby?' - Newborn essential pieces to add to baby's first wardrobe


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Welcome to the exciting world of parenting! As you prepare to welcome your bundle of joy, it's time to dive into the universe of baby clothes. Dressing your newborn is not just about looking cute (although they undoubtedly will!), but also ensuring their comfort and your convenience. In this blog post, we'll explore the essential baby clothing pieces that deserve a spot in your little one's first wardrobe. From kimono bodysuits, to cosy pramsuits, let's find out what pieces to have ready when they come home, and a mini hack on how to get these essentials prepped more easily.


How to get all the newborn wardrobe essentials, quick and easy


Nesting periods can be full of excitement and nerves, and it's always a good idea to make this unique part of bringing life into the world a time of rest. One way you can make getting the essentials together much quicker and simple, is by pre-ordering your baby's wardrobe essentials with Bundlee up to 6 months in advance. You can rent their clothes in those first few months of life, when they're rapidly growing and you're getting to grips with a little one around, and when they're ready, swap their wardrobe for the next size up.


Our Capsule Plan bundlee is perfect to get you started on your parental journey. Curated by our experts, this bundlee is filled with 15 essentials ranging from bodysuits and sleepsuits to rompers and joggers, and switches with the seasons. No need to go out and find your baby clothes, its all delivered to your door for free! If you want to get started with Bundlee and let us do the work on providing the essentials, click here.


Not sure yet? Read on to find out more about newborn wardrobe must-haves to get prepped for your little arrival.


Kimono Bodysuits: Wrapping up with no overhead changes


Kimono bodysuits are a must-have for any newborn wardrobe. With their clever side snap popper design, these little wonders make dressing your baby a breeze. No more awkward manoeuvring over delicate heads or fumbling with tiny limbs! Plus, they give your little one that safe feeling of being wrapped up in your arms, too. Best of both = achieved.


Baby in Bundlee Originals kimono bodysuit - rented baby clothes 

Beanie Hats: Extra warmth and head protection


It's essential to help keep your little one warm in all weather, and these tiny accessories add a dash of style to your newborn's ensemble while keeping their precious head warm and protected all at the same time. Whether it's a sunny day or a chilly breeze, these little hats come to the rescue. Oh and did we mention they're very cute, too?


Zip-Up Sleepsuits: Quick nighttime nappy changes


Say goodbye to fumbling with buttons or struggling to align snaps in the wee hours of the night! Zip-up sleepsuits are your secret weapon for easy nighttime dressing and nappy changes. These adorable one-piece wonders offer the perfect blend of functionality and style. With just a quick zip, you can ensure your baby is ready for dreamland or tackle those middle-of-the-night nappy emergencies with ease. Maximum comfort, convenience, and an extra few mins of Zzz's ? Yes, please! 


Clothes with Poppers: Practicality for daytime changes


Prepare to fall head over heels in love with poppers, because you won't be needing to do any overhead dressing with these! These magical little buttons are a game-changer when it comes to dressing your newborn. From bodysuits to dungarees, baby clothes with poppers also make changing nappies a breeze for all other pieces without zippers. No more wrestling with layers or removing whole pieces. Just a quick snap or pull apart, and your baby is ready to go.


Our Bundlee Originals use handy poppers on pieces such as our dungarees, making your little one's Capsule Plan bundlee handy and stylish. Click here to pick your plan and get started now.


Pram Suits: Snug as a bug on outdoor adventures


When it's time for outdoor escapades, pram suits are an absolute essential. These cosy one-piece wonders wrap your little explorer in a snuggly cocoon of warmth and comfort. With their easy-on and easy-off design, no matter the weather, your baby will be ready to discover the world with you. These are also a great option to take along with you in your hospital bag. NOTE: Make sure to remove before putting your newborn in a car seat to prevent overheating on your journey home.


Envelope Necks - Effortless outfit changes


Newborns are delicate, and their little necks require special attention. That's where envelope necks come in to save the day! These cleverly designed necklines stretch easily to fit over your baby's head and down over their whole body, making dressing and undressing a breeze. With envelope necks, you can bid farewell to the struggle of slipping clothes over their delicate ears or getting messy when taking their outfits off during changes. Dressing your baby has never been more delightful or stress-free.

 Baby in Bundlee Originals clothes - rented baby clothes

Cardigans - Speedy temperature regulation


Newborns are unable to regulate their own body temperature, which is why you will want some pieces which can easily be added or removed to help them along with this temperature regulation. These adorable layering essentials keep your little one snug and cosy, and are easy to remove or add to outfits quickly to prevent overheating or to keep them warm. Whether you're going for a formal occasion or a casual day out, a cardigan completes the look, making your baby stylish and safe in all weather.


Want to see how easy some of these pieces are to use? See our Instagram reel on our rented clothing newborn essentials below!



As you embark on this exciting journey of parenthood, dressing your newborn in clothes that are practical and fashionable is an adventure of its own. With these essential clothing pieces, you can ensure your little one stays comfy, whilst making those early days of parenthood more manageable. From the practicality of kimono bodysuits and zip-up sleepsuits to the temperature regulation of beanie hats and cardigans, every piece has its own special role. Get ready to dress your baby in their first ever clothes, and capture precious moments you'll cherish forever. It goes by so quickly!


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