You can have everything ticked off your list of newborn baby essentials you actually need from day one, but nothing will prepare you to bring home your little chick for the very first time. Nothing quite like the best coming home outfit, anyway.
If you’re welcoming a little girl into the world, we’ve devised a list of the best baby girl coming home outfits that are cute and practical. We’ve found everything from comfy newborn rompers to adorable bunny fleece pramsuits that will make this day all the more special.
How to prepare to bring your newborn home
You've gone over your hospital bag checklist: essentials to pack for labour and beyond - at least a thousand times, but preparing to bring your newborn home probably isn't high on your priority list. That said, this step shouldn't be glossed over. Here are seven ways to prepare to bring your newborn home:
1. Pack a coming home outfit for your baby
Walking into your home as a family is such a special moment - beyond it being an adorable photo opportunity, it's also a chance for your nearest and dearest to meet your baby. There are also lots of things to consider when planning your child's first outfit. Top tip: make sure that your little one is the right temperature. In summer, you need to ensure your bubba doesn't overheat, and in winter, they need to keep warm. Remember, you can always add a blanket if your baby needs it.
2. Babyproof the house
The next thing on your list should be babyproofing the house. Yes, it's going to be a little while before they start walking and crawling, but even a newborn is curious about their surroundings. Inspect your house from the eyes of a baby and remove anything that might be dangerous, including candles and items that can easily be pulled off the walls.
3. Deck out the nursery
You've probably already spent the last nine months renovating your spare bedroom, but having a space for the baby is crucial. Not only will it provide a place for your child, but it's also a part of the house where parents can bond with their newborn. Need some design tips? Check out our guide to woodland theme nursery inspiration.
4. Wash all your baby clothes
Any new parent will thank us later for this tip. Baby clothes can often irritate sensitive skin - cleaning clothes with non-bio washing powder and removing tags or labels will ensure your child is as comfortable as possible in their new gear.
5. Kit out the car
You can never be too prepared, right? You've probably already installed the best baby car seat you could find, but have you thought about baby car mirrors or leaving a bag of baby essentials in the boot, just in case?
6. Prepare your eldest to meet their baby sister
Before the new little pitter-patter of feet arrives, you must chat to your eldest about what it will be like when their little sister arrives. Buying a gift from bump to give to their sibling when they come to see you in hospital is a perfect way to help your eldest adjust. Here are nine great gifts to give older siblings when a new baby arrives.
7. Make some meals ahead of time
The last thing you want to do when you've been up all night with a crying baby is to cook a gourmet meal. But as new parents, you must look after yourself too. That's why we'd recommend cooking some meals and freezing them, so they're ready for you to eat when the baby comes home.
The best baby girl coming home outfits 2021
Take your little princess back to the castle in the perfect romper, pants, headband and hat set. This four piece outfit is fun, comfortable and available in sizes 0 months, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-12 months and 12-24 months.
Review: "I liked the logo on the baby outfit. My niece says it will not be long before she is wearing it! The quality felt fine to the fingers."
Bringing your little girl home for the first time is so special. Take that experience to the next level by treating them to a personalised coming home outfit. Not only will this make an adorable keepsake, but it'll also look really cute on the big day. TesaBabe is based in California and will usually take 3-24 days to arrive.
Review: "I was extremely happy with the outfit, headband and cap that I purchased for my daughter's baby shower. It was exactly what I expected."
Available in pink, blue and purple, this little romper is a beautiful outfit for girls aged 0-18 months. Although this outfit comes up small, the soft material and stylish design makes up for it.
Review: “Beautiful little outfit! Not a big fan of the headband and it's quite big and you have to tie it yourself which can be awkward but still good for price over all :)”.
If you're waiting for your child's gender to be revealed at the hospital, this bodysuit is a brilliant option. The unisex bodysuit is lovingly embroidered with 'Born in 2021'.
Review: “This is a lovely little suit - nice, soft and cuddly.”
Featuring a long sleeve footed zip growsuit, long sleeve sleepsuit, rib singlet, bunny rug, knot hat, and a bib with press stud fastening. This set is made from GOTS organic cotton and is machine washable at 30°C.
Review: "Love, love, love this product - received this as a gift, and my newborn has not been out of this set since we have been back home! So easy to unbutton, comfortable material on baby's skin, and washes up beautifully. Highly recommended and great value!"
Are you looking for a cute coming home outfit that’s good for the cooler weather? This lovely floral print romper is what you’ve been looking for. Our favourite thing about this romper is that it's easy to get on and off thanks to the popper fastenings.
OK, so this is technically a pramsuit, but we couldn’t resist including this bunny outfit in our list. Your bubba will look so cute arriving home in this outfit. Plus, it’ll be good for travelling from the hospital on chiller days and nights.
Review: "Absolutely love this pramsuit. Find it easy to put on my daughter and it keeps her so cosy and warm during our winter walks. A great purchase."
Whether you're looking for the best baby shower gift or just an adorable outfit for your little girl to come home in is 'irrelephant' because this unisex set is a must-have for any newborn.
Review: "Fabulous little set of items for the new baby, makes a wonderful gift or a very useful addition to babies wardrobe."
Bring a bit of personality to your baby girl's coming home outfit with this Winnie the Pooh pinnie set. The Tigger graphic is everything. It's available for 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 12-18 months and 18-24 months.
Review: “A beautiful little dress and very good quality. Lovely colour and the yellow striped top makes the outfit look nice and fresh. So pleased I chose it for my Granddaughter’s birthday.”