If you’re beginning to plan for the arrival of a newborn baby in spring, we have pulled together some essential items for their wardrobe to see them through the season – you’ll want to have these ready for those early days and months once they are here. Whether you’re planning to keep to your newborn bubble and nest at home or you’re intending to be out and about as soon as possible after the birth, there are some items that you will want to have to hand for the first few months of your baby’s life.
Spring is a season where the weather can be pretty unpredictable here in the UK so having plenty of layers that you can add or remove without too much fuss (especially important for sleeping babies) is essential for this time of year. While babies do require an extra layer, using items such as pram blankets and light cardigans are simple ways to do this that can be quickly removed as the temperature increases.
Having short-sleeved bodyvests on hand is essential in spring when the weather is so changeable. These vests add an easy extra layer for the season and are super soft and comfortable for newborn skin. Our range of organic cotton vests are an ideal choice for light layering.
Choosing clothing made from natural fibres will help to keep your baby comfortable, whatever the weather. A favoured item of clothing for newborns, babygrows are soft and cosy for your baby to rest in during their first few months of life. They are also great for making nappy (and outfit) changes as quick and simple as possible which is why they are so popular amongst parents. Choose babygrows for the cooler days and switch to rompers as the temperatures rise.
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Soft knitted baby coats are a perfect option for adding a warm layer. Essentially a larger knitted cardigan, these baby coats are soft and stretchy making them an easy option for outdoor excursions. For newborns it is easier to avoid more restrictive coats as they can be tricky to get on and off with delicate arms to get through the sleeves. Discover our range of knitted baby coats to find a perfectly stylish and yet wonderfully convenient option for your newborn.
The perfect size for newborn babies, pram blankets offer an extra layer of warmth to keep your little ones comfortable. Ideal for using in the pram as well as at home, adding and removing layers has never been easier. We love the lighter options for the spring season which can be used in addition to a pramsuit on colder days or with a baby coat in the warmer spring weather.
Babies lose a lot of body heat through their feet so keeping little toes warm is so important, especially for newborns. Baby booties provide more padding and warmth than socks alone and, as a result, have become increasingly popular with parents. Choose a neutral pair for easy styling with any outfit.
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Keep the warmth in and the cold out with sweet bonnets and booties
For the cooler days in spring and when out and about in the open air, pramsuits are wonderful for wrapping your baby up warm, whether they are in the bassinet or a baby carrier. Keeping their whole body cosy, pramsuits are much lighter than snowsuits and often more comfortable for baby to wear. If you're heading out, don’t leave home without one. Discover our collection of designer pramsuits – we love the knitted styles for spring days.
There will likely be an event that crops up during the first few months with a newborn where you might want to dress them up in something other than a babygrow. Make it easy for yourself by using the layers you already have (bodyvests, coat, neutral booties and so on) and simply add a sweet dress or buster suit – these are easy to layer up more by adding tights and a baby cardigan if needed.
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Must-have muslins for new parents
Muslins are on every parent’s list of essential items for a newborn baby but these light, extra large muslins from aden + anais are wonderful for swaddling babies in during the warmer months. They also double up as feeding cloths so you are ready if you need to feed, wherever you are. Favourite brand aden + anais are renowned for their super soft and durable muslin cloth in all their baby products.
Taking your baby swimming for the first time is such a special experience and, for babies born in spring, you won't need to worry about frosty outdoor temperatures when you leave the pool. Choosing suitable and comfortable swimwear for babies is so important – they will need space for a water nappy underneath and a snug fit around the waist and legs. Discover our extensive range of swimwear for babies and don't forget a cosy hooded towel for drying them off once you're out of the water.
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Discover our collection of baby clothes for spring at Childrensalon. We have everything you need to layer up their wardrobe with our beautiful designer clothes for newborns.
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