Best baby clothes of 2022 | Wender Mind Kids

When it comes to having and raising a baby, there is a lot to worry about. Out of where they will sleep to which car seat to buy, you will need to do some research to find the best option for you. One of the biggest tasks is refreshing their wardrobe every few months as they outgrow their clothes incredibly quickly. Dressing your baby can be a lot of fun, but constant clothes shopping can be a nightmare. It can be very difficult to judge the quality of a garment and you never want to buy more than you need.

Your preference when it comes to baby clothes is subjective, as your personal style will largely determine what your baby wears (you’re welcome for that Astro Boy onesie, son!). But just because you’re swinging with an outfit doesn’t mean it will fit right or the materials will match your baby. After some trial and error, you will get an idea of ​​which brands of baby clothes will work best for your child.

This baby first year clothing guide can point you in the right direction. We’ve broken down what items and styles to look for, from onesies to dress wear, along with top product picks for each category.

one piece

The all-purpose bodysuit or onesie will make up the bulk of your baby’s wardrobe for the first six months or more. Onesies are easy to put on and allow for quick diaper changes, with a flap at the crotch that opens when you need access. Another less celebrated but incredibly practical feature of the humble romper are the folds at the neckline that allow the garment to be pushed off the shoulders and pulled down. When your baby inevitably has an epic diaper blowout, you’ll be thankful you can remove the soiled onesie over your legs instead of your head.


Even if your baby doesn’t blow every day, you’ll need a few rompers on hand for frequent changes. Whether it’s from spilled milk, food stains, or dozens of other reasons, baby clothes get dirty quickly at first. Suggestions for how many pieces of clothing you should own vary depending on who you ask, but I’d recommend having seven to ten one-piece suits on rotation so you don’t have to do laundry all the time. To make shopping easier, look for onesies that come in sets. This set from Carter’s contains seven cotton rompers in different colors and patterns.

Depending on the climate you live in and the time of year your baby is due, you might want to stock up on some long-sleeved onesies. You get all the versatility of a romper but with a little extra warmth.


Pajamas or pajamas with sock liners will keep your baby comfortable and warm at night, but they are also great for wearing during the day. Cool morning? Keep them in their pajamas. You’ll find many styles of pajamas, but if you pick one from this article, let it be this one: avoid booties with snaps—or worse, buttons—just like you avoid the changing table in a dollar store bathroom. They may be the cutest jammies in the universe, but they won’t be at 3am when you’re cursing yourself for missing a snap and realizing you have to start over. Get zip ties and save yourself a lot of time and hassle.

Old Navy

Regular zippers are great, but 2-way zippers or zippers that close top-down are even better. This arrangement allows you to remove only half of your baby’s body for a diaper change and keep the top half warm and toasty. This particular pajama set also has foldable mittens that you can use to cover baby’s hands to keep them from scratching at night.

Hannah Andersson

If your baby has sensitive skin, consider sleeping her in pajamas made from 100% organic cotton, like this set from Hanna Andersson, or other natural materials like linen or bamboo fibre. These clothes are usually chemical free, so there is less chance of irritating your child’s skin.

Burt’s Bees

Gowns are another category of baby sleepwear that you might want to consider, especially in the first few months of your child’s life. Because they are open at the bottom, gowns make changing diapers even easier as you don’t have to wring baby’s legs out of any booties. You just pull the dress up when you need to change it. This set from Burt’s Bees is affordable and highly rated.


Another item you might want to consider is a sleeping bag or bag. A sleeping bag that is part clothing and part bedding is worn over pajamas and is intended to replace loose blankets, which the American Association of Pediatrics discourages to reduce the risk of cot death. A sleeping bag serves the same purpose as a swaddle, but unlike the swaddle, you don’t have to stop using a sleeping bag once your baby can turn over. If your child likes the security of a sleeping bag, they can use it up until their first birthday and beyond.


Since rompers leave your baby’s legs free, you should also have a pair of pants or leggings in your closet. Baby leggings should be stretchy so they are easy to put on and take off. Sweatpants are another practical choice, and they can even be stylish when paired with a suitable top. If you’re considering dressing your little one in stiff, slim-fitting jeans or khakis on a regular basis, I advise you save those for special occasions. Actual pants are a real pain to dress a baby and you don’t want to do it multiple times a day.


Since you’re taking your pants off and on so often, it’s best to take it easy on yourself. As long as your baby doesn’t have any serious skin allergies, cotton with some spandex is a safe material choice that will make diaper changes a lot smoother. This set from H&M, for example, is made from 95% cotton and 5% elastane.


When your baby starts to crawl, consider adding pants with built-in knee pads to their wardrobe. This gives them a bit of cushioning when crawling on wooden floors or other hard surfaces.

socks and booties

Our extremities, including hands and feet, get colder faster than the rest of our body. This goes double for babies, as they lose heat faster than adults, so it’s important to keep your little piggy dressed during the cooler months.


The problem with most baby socks is that they don’t hold up. No matter how high you pull them up, the next time you turn them over, a sock is inevitably missing. Gerber’s Wiggle-Proof Socks are designed to cope with this with elastic bands that hold your baby’s calves in place without leaving a mark.

Hudson baby

Booties tend to hold up better than socks as they usually have a fastening method around the ankle to prevent slipping. They can still be thrown off if your child is determined enough, but at least their feet will be warmer for a little longer.


No matter where you live, at some point in your baby’s first year it gets so cold that you want to put on a jacket. If it gets really cold, you might even be tempted to dress her up in a thick winter coat. While that would undoubtedly be cutesy overload, the American Association of Pediatrics advises against bulky coats. This is mainly because you cannot safely buckle a child into a car seat while carrying one, as the jacket leaves room between the seat belts and your child’s chest.

Aside from interfering with seat belts, thick jackets are largely unnecessary as you can dress a child in many thin layers and get the same result. Warm and versatile, a lightweight fleece jacket like this from Carter’s can be everything a baby needs for a walk around the block or as a last layer for a day in the snow.

Buckle me up baby

If you love the baggy jacket look, you should get one from Buckle Me Baby. These coats are specially designed to maintain contact between the seat belt and your child. Here’s how it works: The front panel of the jacket opens and opens, allowing you to buckle your child in and pull the jacket back over it. If you are going to a cold place, this is a great choice to wear in the car while it gets warmer.

Evening wear, special occasions

Babies are not expected to dress up. If you showed up to a wedding with your six-month-old in your comfiest footie pajamas, people would understand. But we do like to dress our babies up for special occasions, so there’s no harm in having some fancy clothes in the closet. Sure, they might only wear it once, but think of all the adorable photos.

Cat & Jack

Although tailcoat clothing is inherently less comfortable and easy to put on and take off, the same general rules apply to baby clothing: Make it as easy on yourself as possible. Imagine your baby having a double blowout in the middle of a special occasion you’re dressing her for. Would it be a nightmare to change them out of whatever outfit you’re looking at? I’d rather keep shopping.

This little number consists of two parts. The top is actually just a chic one-piece with the signature snaps at the crotch, but you wouldn’t know if you tucked it into those tiny chinos. The ensemble is rounded off by a bow tie and suspenders, which are simply classy.

The information contained in this article is for educational and informational purposes only and is not intended as health or medical advice. Always consult a physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions about a medical condition or health goals.