What is a Layette? - A Checklist for Your Newborn

When your baby is about to arrive, you start to feel overwhelmed with so many things you need to prepare for the coming of your bundle of joy. Suddenly you realize you don't have enough clothes and essentials for your baby. Being a new parent can be overwhelming. Things can get very hectic very quickly. But, do not worry; things will happen naturally to you. Before you know it, you will be a pro at caring for your newborn baby.

You can make sure you have the basic baby clothes you need to get you through the first few weeks. There are so many adorable baby items available in the market that it's hard to know what to choose. It is easy to go overboard and buy more things than you need. Using a baby layette list can help you get the items you need quickly and stay within your budget.

What is a Baby Layette?

Layettes are all the clothing and essentials that newborn babies will need. They include diapers, wipes, clothes, and other basic supplies. This list will help you plan what you need for baby clothes. Although newborns are tiny, their clothes will soon be too small for them. Keep this in mind when you purchase clothes. Your baby will grow quickly, so choose clothes slightly bigger than normal. You won't need to buy as much clothing in advance. Once the baby is born, you'll know what clothes and sizes the baby will need. Choose soft and comfortable clothes with fasteners that close easily and have smooth seams. Look out for items that might cause babies to feel uncomfortable, like snaps and buttons that could scratch their skin or zippers that will cause them to feel hot or uncomfortable.

What is a baby layette set?

A layette for a Baby - checklist

Check out this baby layette checklist to ensure you have everything you need to get you through the first few weeks of your baby's life.

Basic Clothing:

  • shirts and pants sets
  • socks and booties
  • diapers (disposables or cloth)
  • onesie clothes
  • mittens
  • hats
  • baby coming home outfit
  • sweater or jackets for cold weathers


  • feeding bottles (for moms who will not breastfeed or who will do mix-feeding)
  • formula
  • breast pump
  • nursing bras
  • burp cloths


  • baby crib or bassinet
  • blankets
  • swaddle blankets
  • sheets for the crib or bassinet

Basic Essentials:

  • waterproof changing pads
  • baby wipes
  • hooded bath towels
  • washcloths
  • baby body wash
  • thermometer
  • nail trimmer
  • baby nail clippers
  • diaper bag
  • car seat
  • baby carrier

It is fun to put together a baby layette, but since you don't know the size and weight of your baby, it's best to buy only the basic clothing and essentials first. Also, it is highly recommended that you keep the receipts so that if your baby is born prematurely or very large, you will have enough clothes to change.

What is a layette for a newborn?

Personalized baby layette

Preparing your layette for your newborn will be more exciting if you make some of her first outfits personalized, especially her coming home outfit. Embroidered baby clothes are well-appreciated gifts for future mothers as well. Selecting that perfect coming home outfit is so important not just because of the many pictures you will be taking, but because this is also one of the most exciting events in your family's lives. And that beautiful custom outfit from La Maison du Monogramme will perfectly match that moment with its cutest personalized sets, including a sleeper and a matching hat. Made with 100% cotton, the embroidered sleeper is so easy to pull and so easy to snap for diaper changes. You will not sacrifice style for comfort!

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