How To Create A Capsule Wardrobe For Your Baby
Is there anything cuter than baby clothes? No, no, no and nope. But have you ever had the problem where you have so many baby clothes that your little darling grows out of a size before they can even wear all of their outfits? *raises hand* A capsule wardrobe can help reign in a seemingly endless stream of clothes.
It's easy to get into the mindset that you need a lot of clothes for your baby because they're always making a mess, ie. massive diaper blowouts. But in reality I think a lot of us get distracted by the cuteness and are then overwhelmed with way too many pieces of clothing and nowhere near enough space to store it all.
And so here we are under a mountain of baby clothes, all different sizes, and nowhere to turn but the internet for help to organize and categorize it all. And I am going to tell you this: pick your favorite pieces and stop letting all of those baby clothes clutter up your closet and mind!
So what do you really need for baby?
While I do think that our babies often have way more clothes than they actually need, how do we know when enough is enough?
I've found that a good judge of when they have enough clothes is when you can make it through the week without needing to do laundry every other day. With my daughter even when we did have boxes upon boxes of clothing for her I would still rotate through my favorite 10 or so outfits. Everything else went practically untouched unless she had multiple blowouts in one day.
I've created a printable checklist for you to download to guide you through the process of creating your own capsule wardrobe for baby. Whether you're planning for your first baby or are just looking for something to help get you out of the sea of baby clothes that you already own this checklist will help you figure out what you need and what you don't!
Your Baby Capsule Wardrobe Checklist
The goal of this checklist is to help you either narrow down the baby clothes that you have, or to help you plan for what you need as your little one grows.
The main part of the checklist includes the essentials, what you'll need no matter what season you're in, you can tailor these items to a certain season though. For example if your baby will be in 3-6 month clothes in December the sleepers that you purchase should probably be thicker than they would be for the dog days of summer.
I've also included capsule wardrobe add-ons for winter and summer including extra items that you'll want to have for each season.
The goal with this capsule wardrobe is to have around twelve everyday outfits and then two nicer outfits that could be used for Church or visiting your great aunt. But the thing I love most about this checklist is that you can tweak your own system as you figure out what works best for you and your baby!