Baby Clothing, Swaddles and Sleeping Bags

While clothing may (or may not?) be provided for in hospital, you will need something to bring baby home with. It is important to keep baby warm but not so warm that she overheats. Light, breathable material such as cotton and bamboo are ideal.

Swaddles emulate the snugness of the 9 months spent in the womb. It helps prevent the startle reflex from waking your sleeping baby while keeping them warm. 

Sleeping bags help eliminate the need for blankets, which can smother and suffocate a baby. Infants and young children are unable to pull a blanket up to keep them warm, and sleeping bags help to maintain their body temperature while minimising the risk of SIDS. Choose a sleeping bag with the appropriate TOG rating for the weather and the appropriate size for your child.