Picking your baby's coming home outfit is such an exciting time and it's fun to wander around shops or scroll through your internet browser in search of the perfect outfit, especially with so many adorable choices.
It's entirely your decision what your baby wears, however, there are a few things to consider before you go wild.
Think about the season it’ll be when your baby is born. Is it summer or winter? Primarily as long as your newborn is dressed warm enough and comfortably, he’ll be fine. Even if it’s chilly, you’ll be in the car with heating so there’s no need for gloves or a hat.
Go for clothing that is easy to get on and off because newborn babies are used to being in your womb and are generally quite curled up. Also, consider the size you should buy. Generally, a 'newborn' size will be just fine but depending on if your baby is measuring big or small, you might want to have a second smaller or bigger outfit as a backup.
It’s easy to assume that, like you, your baby should be wearing a winter coat in the car when it’s cold. However, the thickness of such a coat can prevent you from tightening the harness close to your baby’s upper body. And in the event of an impact, the harness will not be tight enough to hold your little one back securely. Instead, opt for a baby blanket.
Mother&Baby's favourite baby coming home outfits
With press stud fastenings, turn-back scratch mitts and attached feet, this is a sweet option for your newborn, especially if you're a Winnie the Pooh fan.
Available in grey, pink and blue, this bundle from Mori includes a cardigan, envelope-neck long sleeve bodysuit, yoga pants and hat. Made from super-soft bamboo and organic cotton fabric, it's ideal for your baby's delicate skin.
A lovely choice for babies born in Autumn, the asymetric front zip on this Peter Rabbit babygrow gives you a break from far too many poppers. It has long sleeves, fully enclosed feet and built in scratch mits.
How cute is the hat with its little ears? This set comes with a long-sleeved bodysuit and pair of leggings in soft organic cotton jersey. The bodysuit has press-studs at the crotch and the leggings have foldover ribbing at the waist.
One for the little sisters on their way! Made from soft pink cotton, the baby grow features a rainbow themed slogan graphic to the front. It also has popper fastenings to the back and legs, together with built-in feet.
We're buzzing for this sweet set! (Sorry...) Presented in a handy drawstring organic cotton bag, the long-sleeved babygrow is fully poppered for easy dressing, with one handy coloured popper to help you spot where to pop! It also comes with a co-ordinating short-sleeved body for warmer days.
Inspired by Swedish midsummer meadows, this floral romper has popper fastenings all along the front for easy dressing and changing.
If you want something a bit louder, what about one of these animal print sleepsuits? There's four different styles to choose from though we're eyeing up the leopard.
Decorated with an adorable 'lovely little brother' applique to celebrate sibling love, this sleep suit is made from pure combed cotton that's comfy against your baby's sensitive skin. It's easy to get on too thanks to the snap buttons down the front.
Made from pure cotton, this sleepsuit and hat set is designed with a cute 'I'm new here' design. With integral scratch mitts up to 3-6 months, nickel-free poppers ensure no irritation to delicate skin.
If you want something a bit more vibrant that traditional white sleepsuits, this set of three lemon and striped sleepsuits will do just the job. Easy to get on and off your baby, the nickel-free poppers that won't irritate baby's skin.
Milk plays a pretty major part in any baby's life so this unisex bodysuit is certainly apt. In a creamy oat colour on stretch organic cotton, it's both comfortable and stylish.