Best Baby Clothes of 2017

Best Baby Clothes of 2017

Last Updated: January 1, 2017
These clothes are super cute for babies to wear, plus functional for parents to use.Best Baby Clothes of 2017

With so many options out there, baby clothes can be downright overwhelming. How many types of clothing should you get? Are there different outfits for different events? And what about laundry?

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Luckily, we’ve already got the 101 on how many baby clothes you need and how exactly to prep a wardrobe for your newborn. So once you’ve got the essentials down, what are the “best” baby clothes out there?

While you certainly don’t need a wardrobe of super special clothing, it is true that some pieces can be quite useful. We asked thousands of real BabyList families about the baby products they love the most. They shared their favorite clothing items that made life with a newborn much easier. And we can see why. These cute baby clothes stand up to poopsplosions and copious amounts of drool, are as comfy as a pair of sweats, and so adorable they make us want to squeal. We have to hand it to the designers of these duds - they’re brilliant!

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Magnificent Baby Footie  - $29.99
WHY WE LOVE IT

Kiss the frustration of trying to dress a squirming, crying baby goodbye with Magnificent’s magnetic closure bodysuits. Just line the top of the seams up and watch the borders close as the magnets draw together. It’s even better than having a zipper because you don’t have to worry about accidentally catching your baby’s chubby thighs as you zip it up.

KEEP IN MIND

While the bodysuits can go in the washer and dryer, you will need to be careful to close the fasteners before laundering and tumble dry on low.

WHAT BABYLIST PARENTS SAY

“Magnetic baby clothing is genius! It’s so much easier than buttoning and zipping my baby.” -Jessica

ADDITIONAL SPECS

Child Guidelines Birth to 24 months (varies across designs)

EASY TO PUT ON

Babysoy Kimono Bodysuit  - $17.00
WHY WE LOVE IT

Light and silky next to your newborn’s skin, these kimono-style bodysuits are also a breeze to get on your baby and less expensive than the Magnificent Baby bodysuits. No tugging over that fuzzy head, just open up the snaps along the side and wrap the bodysuit around your little one. Did we mention this makes getting your baby’s arms in a million times easier, too? Plus, Babysoy makes their version out of eco-friendly, non-GMO soy fibers that are smoother than cashmere, wick away moisture like cotton and help retain body heat like wool. There’s also an organic cotton option.

KEEP IN MIND

Some parents find the kimono bodysuits to be quite short, so your baby may quickly outgrow them.

WHAT BABYLIST PARENTS SAY

“Kimono onesies will save your ears from the crying and your sanity from not having to wrestle with a baby who doesn’t want to be contorted into a piece of clothing. I would never use a pullover onesie during the first four to six months again!” -C.L.

ADDITIONAL SPECS

Child Guidelines Birth to 24 months

INCREDIBLY SOFT

Spasilk Cotton Bodysuit (2-Pack) - $9.99
WHY WE LOVE IT

Spasilk are the makers of an ultrasoft bodysuit that opens in the front to avoid the whole over-the-head hassle of dressing a baby. These bodysuits - made from 100% cotton interlock which is a little stretchy like cotton jersey, but warmer - are a great price too. There’s no scratchy tags or stiff fabric to make your wee one fuss, and the front snaps provide easy access for middle-of-the-night, blurry-eyed diaper changes.

KEEP IN MIND

Parents sometimes find these suits to run small, so double-check the sizes that will fit your own little one.

ADDITIONAL SPECS

Child Guidelines Birth to 12 Months

For Little Legs & Feet

Zutano Cozie Fleece Booties - $17.00
WHY WE LOVE IT

Now that we have Zutano booties, who wants to mess around with fuzzy little baby socks that constantly pop off baby’s feet? These all-fabric numbers feature a soft, elastic band, encased in fabric, that hugs your little one’s ankle so the bootie stays put. The wraparound front also keeps them in place with two snaps so that when your baby discovers her feet, she won’t be able to pull them off. The booties come in breathable cotton and warm fleece, and in about a bazillion colors and patterns.

KEEP IN MIND

‘Grippers are available on select cozie bootie colors in 12M and 18M’

While adorable, these booties can have slippery soles. Zutano does include “grippers” on the bottom of select colors in sizes 12M and 18M, but be sure to keep an eye on your younger ones.

WHAT BABYLIST PARENTS SAY

“These are the only things that will stay on her feet! Don’t even buy baby socks; they are a joke. These booties are cute, warm and will stay on your baby’s feet during naps, car rides and constant feet rubbing under their high chair.” -Jennifer A.

ADDITIONAL SPECS

Child Guidelines 3 to 12 months

STAY-ON SOCKS

Trumpette Baby Socks  - $20.50

For your fashion-forward cutie, Trumpette socks are the finishing touch to any baby outfit. Not only do these cotton blends actually stay on small footsies, they can also sub in for pricier shoes and booties if your wee one isn’t walking yet. They come in darling designs like Converse sneaks, ballerina slippers, skater shoes, or oxford-styled socks and some arrive in a themed box. The socks also have slip-resistant material on the soles for when you little one takes off walking.

KEEP IN MIND

As with many other baby items, sizing can be an issue for Trumpette, so these socks may quickly outgrow your little one.

WHAT BABYLIST PARENTS SAY

“These are adorable and the only socks that stayed on baby’s feet all day, until he learned to pull them off!” -Mary R.

ADDITIONAL SPECS

Child Guidelines Birth to 12 months

SO WARM AND EASY TO USE

BabyLegs Legwarmers - $15.00
WHY WE LOVE IT

These are not your mom’s Jane Fonda legwarmers. BabyLegs cover the length of your baby’s legs to provide warmth and are a great alternative to tights when your baby gets all dressed up for a day out. They’re also easy to pull on over chubby thighs and they don’t slink back down. Use them on crawlers to cushion knees and, later, on potty trainers to go pants free (yes, that day will come before you know it!). One size fits most.

WHAT BABYLIST PARENTS SAY

“An easy extra layer to add to your baby in the cold winter, northern weather.” -Esther M.

ADDITIONAL SPECS

Child Guidelines 4 months and up

PRACTICAL YET WHIMSICAL

Zippy Fun Bandana Bibs (4-Pack) - $19.50
WHY WE LOVE IT

Zippy Bibs aren’t made for spaghetti and meatballs. They’re designed to soak up the fountain of non-stop drool your wee one will produce somewhere around three months old all the way until about a year - teething time. These dribble bibs have a cotton layer on top, next to your baby’s skin, and bottom layer of absorbent fleece making them thicker than your average bib. They also have two snaps so you can expand their size as your baby grows. Most importantly, these cute bandannas keep your baby’s neck warm and his clothes dry.

WHAT BABYLIST PARENTS SAY

“Zippy bibs are amazing for drooling! They absorb drool so much, but it won’t soak through the bib.” -Miyuki B.

ADDITIONAL SPECS

Child Guidelines Birth to 2 years (varies across designs)

DRESS IT UP IN A HURRY

June & January- The Knotted Headband - $11.00
WHY WE LOVE IT

Let’s not deny it- baby clothes can be really cute. But while it can be fun to design a flawless outfit for your child, you might find yourself typically rushing out the door and sticking to the simplest, cleanest onesie you can find. That’s why June & January’s headbands are such a sweet find- their bright, colorful headbands are easy to wear plus extremely adorable. These vintage style headbands are made from a cotton spandex blend that makes them comfy and stretchy for your baby. Having a few on hand can dress up any day out with your little one.

ADDITIONAL SPECS

Child Guidelines Birth to 2 years

Choosing what’s right for you

Useful features on your baby’s clothing can save time, stress, and even mess- which is music to your ears if you’re a sleep-deprived and busy parent. Plus, the colors and patterns on these outfits are pretty darn cute. With the right designs, the best baby clothes can be both super handy and super adorable.

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