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Newborn Baby Winter Clothes List

There’s no doubt that a newborn’s wardrobe is adorable and irresistible. As parents, we might get caught up in the moment and buy many unnecessary things.

You should avoid buying tons of winter clothing for your baby because they will grow out of their clothes in a blink of an eye.

With that said, your newborn baby winter clothes list shouldn’t be extensive. So, what do you need to keep your little one safe, warm, and, most importantly, comfortable throughout the chilly season?

Let’s find out by preparing your essentials shopping list with winter baby clothes.

Complete Newborn Baby Winter Clothes List

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Complete Newborn Baby Winter Clothes List

Does your baby need more baby clothes because it is cold outside? Definitely not.

Pediatricians recommend dressing your baby with one more layer than the ones you wear in the chilly winter months.

The complete checklist should include the following items.

  • Onesies
  • Sleepsuits
  • Swaddle blankets
  • Tops
  • Pants
  • Socks
  • Jacket
  • Cardigans
  • Mittens
  • Hats

In our online boutique, you can cross out every item on the list with precious newborn baby girl clothes or trendy baby boy clothes.

10 Essential Newborn Winter Clothes 

  • Onesies

  • Onesies are an essential item all year-around. You should have multiple onesies so you always have a spare if there is a diaper accident. 

    Typically, babies stop using onesies between one and two years of age. Keep an eye on the size, material, and practicality when shopping for onesies. 

    When it comes to sizes, babies up to eight pounds need newborn sizes. While the sizes from 0-3 months are a good fit for babies between eight and 12 pounds.

    There are different types of onesies: sleeveless, long-sleeved, and short-sleeved. All three are excellent for fighting the chill only if you put enough layers on top.

    According to your preferences, you can buy snap and zipper onesies. Some parents prefer the zipper because of the faster changing time, while others use snap onesies for safety reasons.

  • Sleepsuits

  • Newborns sleep from 14 to 17 hours a day, meaning your newborn will spend most of the day in cute little PJs. 

    Sleepsuits, which are also known as all-in-ones or baby grows, cover your baby from head to toe. Therefore, you can get a well-deserved night's sleep without worrying about your baby getting cold.

    Of all the different pajama styles, the footed pajamas are some of the best. 

    Nevertheless, you can buy two-piece pajama sets. But, it might be harder to put on and a tad uncomfortable for your baby than sleepsuits.

    Sleepsuits for Newborn Baby During Winter

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  • Swaddle blankets

  • Instead of a sleepsuit, you can use a swaddle blanket. Swaddling your baby while sleeping brings multiple benefits.

    • Protection against startle reflex
    • Reduces anxiety
    • Calms the baby
    • Imitates a human touch and provides security
    • Encourages longer and deeper sleep

    Swaddle blankets are also used to keep the baby warm. However, you should purchase swaddle blankets out of breathable materials to avoid overheating. 

    Steer clear of fleece and other fabrics that retain heat. Instead, choose swaddle blankets from temperature-regulating materials like cotton.

  • Tops

  • Next on our newborn baby winter clothes list are the mini tops. The choices are endless, from charming one-color tops and thought-provoking texts to irresistible animated designs.

    Use the cold weather to your advantage and dress your precious little one in the fluffiest tops. Find matching pants or mini jeans; your baby will be warm and nicely dressed.

  • Pants

  • Put pans on your baby to spice up their outfit and keep them warm during the brisk winter months. They come in various designs and colors, ensuring you can find the best match with a top.

    Pants offer warmth and protection for delicate baby skin from the cold weather. Most importantly, dressing your baby in pants during the day will make the frequent diaper change effortless.

    We recommend getting stretchy pants with an elastic waistband so the baby can wiggle freely.

  • Socks

  • Babies can’t regulate their body temperature. The miniature socks are vital for keeping the little toes toasty.

    Even if you choose to dress your baby in footed onesies, you will need several pairs of socks. You can mix and match them with pants and a top.

    Additionally, you can add leg warmers to your newborn baby winter clothes list. They will prevent the annoying sock-kicking and provide extra warmth. Put them over the baby’s pants or footies, and you are good to go.

  • Jacket

  • Now that we have all of the indoor winter clothes out of the way, let’s start with the essentials for going outside. 

    Whether you are going to a doctor’s appointment or visiting family, a jacket is a must-have in winter.

    Don’t forget to remove the jacket before you put your baby in the car seat. If it is cold in the car, buckle the car seat straps and throw a blanket for warmth. 

  • Cardigans

  • You can get a cardigan as an alternative for the not-too-cold winter days. 

    Cardigans are easy to put on and even easier to take off. Plus, they will keep your mini human warm while looking adorable.

    Be careful when you are shopping for cardigans. Some materials can cause your baby to overheat. Also, some cardigans might be too heavy. Always ensure you are not taking it too far with the layers.

  • Mittens

  • Baby mittens are not used only because they look super cute. In fact, they are on the newborn baby winter clothes list for two reasons.

    Let’s start with the obvious reason - mittens keep the baby’s hands warm.

    Secondly, mittens act as scratching shields for your baby. Baby's nails do grow quite fast, and shortening them can be a real struggle. Having multiple pairs of mittens will prevent your baby from scratching its body and face with its tiny but sharp nails. 

  • Hats

  • Last but not least, hats are essential in the newborn winter wardrobe. Buy hats that will cover your baby’s ears.

    Depending on where you use them, we recommend cotton lining hats for outdoors and light cotton hats when you are home.

    Get a fuzzy hat with bunny or bear ears when it is cuteness o'clock. You won’t regret it.


    Hats For Newborn Baby During Winter
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    How Many Clothes Do I Need for My Newborn?

    Wondering how you can fill your baby's closet with all the essentials and not miss a thing? 

    Take a look at the table below and find out how many clothing pieces you will need for your newborn baby during the winter.

    Essential clothing

    Number of pieces















    Swaddle blankets














    Baby booties



    Note that the number of baby clothes you will need depends on how often you do laundry. Our table is designed for parents who do a few weekly loads of laundry.

    Final Tips for Buying Newborn Baby Winter Clothes

    Before you rush out to our online baby boutique, we have some friendly advice from one parent to another.

    Buy clothes from breathable materials

    When it comes to the breathability of the material, cotton is irreplaceable. If you shop in our Bitsy Bug Boutique, worry not. Most of our baby clothing pieces are made of the best cotton for your little munchkin.

    Use layers instead of warm fabrics

    We all know the scare of our baby catching a cold. Protecting our baby from overheating is equally important as keeping it out of the cold. That’s why you should use layers to avoid overheating. Each layer can be easily removed when you feel it is getting hot.

    Use layers instead of warm fabrics for Newborn Baby During Winter

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    Pick the right fit

    The baby clothing sizes are made according to the overall development and weight of a baby. Hence, it is best to check our sizing charts before you make a purchase.

    With the newborn baby winter clothes list in hand, we are certain you are now an infant clothes expert.

    Happy shopping!

    Jacob Sacedon

    Jacob Sacedon, author

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