A Coming-Home Outfit for Baby C.


My friend Jenn C. is looking for a cute coming-home outfit for her soon-to-arrive baby girl.  In her words, “…it needs to be cuddly cute, nothing fru-fru, and not a hand-me-down.” Boy, do I have ideas for you!  These are all made of natural fibers, either cotton, bamboo, or wool.

The first being, ZUTANO! Baby B had a little Zutano footie outfit in newborn size, which she was able to wear once until she outgrew it and I sent it along for her cousin to wear.  But I was sad because I loved it so much.  It was this:

We even had the little hat to match.  Next time I won’t buy the newborn size, as I think my babies tend to arrive big and grow very quickly.  But the newborn size would be perfect if your babies tend to come out around 6-7 pounds.  All the Zutano stuff is cute and hip.

This “kittensuit” by Kumquat is also adorable.  This is the “Dotty Owl” pattern, but they have lots of prints to choose from.

For an all-white option (I love to see newborns in white), this bamboo layette gown by Kicky Pants is supersoft, and the drawstring bottom makes diapering easy. 

While I love them for ease of nighttime (anytime) diapering, gowns aren’t the best for riding in the carseat, as they leave little legs exposed once baby is all buckled in.  So if it were me, I might opt for a footie as a coming-home outfit instead, like this bamboo Ruffle Footie Pajama, also from Kicky Pants (I CANNOT resist a ruffle on a baby girl.):

I’m also loving this organic cotton elephant print bodysuit from Kate Quinn Organics:

And some handknit wool loveliness, like these wool pants from Llamajamas:

And, since I am a firm believer that babies should always be kept warm, don’t forget the undershirt and a selection of hats (handknit wool is classic, warm and always unique).

Also, I sometimes like to add another layer to the legs with a pair of baby leg warmers

What are your favorite items for baby layette?

PS: we just discovered these booties.  They never fall off.  Forget socks, get booties.

March 30, 2011 11:27 AM | Comments | Categories: Baby | Tags: , , , , ,

fran & aurelia

Fran likes knitting, cooking, reading design blogs, curating her home, and wearing chunky jewelry.

Aurelia likes baking, fashion, hosting lovely dinner parties, and laughing at clever and witty things.