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First equipment summer baby

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We recommend that you start gathering your newborn essentials around your 30th week of pregnancy or gestational week (GW). If you're expecting multiples in your pregnancy, you should do this as early as the 25th GW. Of course, you can shop for your baby before then, but if you haven't already done so by this point, now is a good time.

If you are a mom or dad-to-be of multiple pregnancies, feel free to check out our article "There are two".

Now to the most important points when it comes to clothing for babies:

On average, newborns weigh between 3,200g and 3,600g when they are born - the perfect size is 50/56. You won't need much at this size, but a few clothes would be great to keep your baby comfy. The sizes often vary between different brands. We always try to give you an indication of what size you need for a newborn and what brand you need.

Important for you, especially if you are becoming a mom for the first time: you will usually not undress and change your baby several times a day. Babies aren't dirty, they don't sweat, they don't spit on themselves from morning to night, and their diapers don't always leak. (Of course, only if the diaper was put on correctly.) Here are some tips for diapering.

Your baby is born without fat reserves. That's why we recommend almost exclusively clothing made of wool & silk or wool, especially in the beginning - even in summer! Because these natural materials help your baby to regulate its temperature - it can't do that itself at first. Especially in childbirth, the hormone breakdown can mean that you sweat a lot and have a slightly different perception of warmth - but that doesn't mean that your baby is also too warm. Your rule of thumb is: Always one shift more than you!

In general, we recommend always buying clothes that cover your arms and legs up to the age of one. On the one hand to keep your baby nice and warm, on the other hand to protect your baby's skin. Your baby's skin is about 5 times thinner than yours and should not be exposed to the sun or covered with sunscreen, especially in summer. Clothing made of wool & silk has natural sun protection because the silk reflects the sunlight. With good clothing you can therefore protect your baby optimally.

You're probably wondering why a cotton/bamboo body is included in our checklist!? The remnant of the umbilical cord that will fall off your baby in the first few days of life is sometimes a bit bloody and greasy. It is an advantage to have a body made of cotton that you can wash hot.

Protection from pests
Often the euphoria about the pregnancy and the associated shopping desire is very great at the beginning. If you also feel this desire or have already bought something, please make sure that the clothing is well packed and protected. Woolen clothing in particular is very popular with clothes moths and the worst thing is that you only notice them when it is already too late and holes appear in the clothing after washing.

Care of woolen clothing

Do I have to wash the clothes beforehand? And above all, how do I wash clothes made of wool & silk or wool and cashmere? Basically, we select our products according to the highest quality standards. We make sure that the products do not come into contact with chemicals or toxic colorants.

Wool has self-cleaning properties, so airing out the clothes is often enough. Therefore, not every part has to be washed beforehand. However, this is a very individual topic and if you are unsure, listen to your gut feeling and act as you feel more confident. When washing you should always use a good organic wool detergent and add lanolin every 2-3 washes, this has a moisturizing effect on the wool and it retains its great properties.

Often the euphoria about the pregnancy and the associated shopping desire is very great at the beginning. If you also feel this desire or have already bought something, please make sure that the clothing is well packed and protected. Woolen clothing in particular is very popular with clothes moths and the worst thing is that you only notice them when it is already too late and holes appear in the clothing after washing

Do I have to wash the clothes beforehand? And above all, how do I wash clothes made of wool & silk or wool and cashmere? Basically, we select our products according to the highest quality standards. We make sure that the products do not come into contact with chemicals or toxic colorants.

Wool has self-cleaning properties, so airing out the clothes is often enough. Therefore, not every part has to be washed beforehand. However, this is a very individual topic and if you are unsure, listen to your gut feeling and act as you feel more confident. When washing you should always use a good organic wool detergent and add lanolin every 2-3 washes, this has a moisturizing effect on the wool and it retains its great properties.

While bodysuits should always be nice and snug (the bodysuit is your baby’s underwear), cardigans – especially thicker ones – can be bought one size larger. They grow well with you, just roll up your sleeves and you're done!
With the Babybox Collection, we have made sure that we adjust the sizes slightly so that you can enjoy our products for longer. For all other manufacturers, we have integrated the correct size into the product description.

Our checklist serves as the minimum equipment for the first 8 weeks with a baby - whether and what more you need will become clear as soon as your baby is here. When it comes to clothing, our motto is “less is more”. In our experience, 2-3 outfit options are enough for the first time with a baby - so it is almost impossible for your baby to outgrow the beautiful things without ever having worn them!

Our wish list for everyone who would like to give you something:

Also, always remember that you will certainly get a lot for free. If you have a lot of questions about what friends, acquaintances or relatives should give you, we have developed a wish list function for you. Here you can save whatever you want and send it to everyone with a personal message. This way you can influence what you get and prevent the creepy, nonsensical gifts that the world doesn't need and that nobody thinks are beautiful.

Baby box initial equipment list

Here you will find our baby box initial equipment list, one for summer babies and one for winter babies. You can shop the list individually with our products or put it on a wish list. If you are unsure or have any questions, please contact our Customer Happiness Service by email at info@babyboxfamily.com or by phone on +49 170 2200471 .

Have fun putting together your individual initial equipment!

Initial equipment checklist for download

So that you don't have to remember all of this, we have summarized the checklist for initial equipment once again in a clearly arranged file format.

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