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Find a Newborn Coming Home Outfit

Updated on June 17, 2014

Boy or girl, there's a perfect newborn coming home outfit for every baby

It may seem simple, but the newborn coming home outfit actually needs to meet several key criteria:

~ Above all, it must to be comfortable. Cotton is king. Try for cotton at least next to the skin, even if there's some non-cotton involved in the ensemble.

~ A newborn take home outfit needs to keep baby warm, especially those tiny feet & head.

~ It needs to allow for easy diaper changing (think snaps or an open bottom, as in a newborn sleeper "gown" or sack) .... new babies go through a LOT of diapers, so don't overlook this.

~ It needs to be photogenic. You (or somebody else, if you're too zonked) will be taking roughly two billion of them on coming-home day.

~ It's got to be as cute as your baby. Not possible, you say? Point taken. But it must be super ultra mega cute.

Below, some handpicked newborn coming home outfit candidates that are up to the challenge. I've categorized by boy & girl, but marked a few of these cuties as unisex options--in case you've decided to be surprised, as I was the first time round :) In addition, there's a "true unisex" category down at the bottom with choices that look equally "boy" & "girl."

(photo: Baby Aspen "snuggle sack" ~ info below)

baby boy

The core piece in this set is a little sleeper sack -- soooo easy for diaper changes, yet so cute with the black and white trim. As a busy mom & not-very-skilled gift wrapper, I appreciate clever packaging like this that makes wrapping unnecessary.

It's only a matter of months before your son is blissfully pushing little toy trains around, so why not get a headstart with this vibrantly colored train-themed take me home set? The 3 mos. size fits up to 12 lbs., so should work for most newborns; if you're anticipating a smaller-than-average newborn, I'd put this through a wash and medium- or high-heat dry cycle before packing it up for the hospital.

Golfer dads (or moms) will love this onesie set, perfect for a summer coming-home date, or if you live in a warm place.

baby camo personalized outfit
baby camo personalized outfit

Personalize it!

Macho dads-to-be may respond well to this tough (but cute) personalized coming home outfit for jr. Expect delivery -- of the outfit, that is! -- within 1-2 weeks of your order.

Right on time for baseball season, this mini ensemble pairs navy trim & accent stitching with sweet pale-blue stripes.

Like trains, cars are a virtually guaranteed fixation in the months (years? decades?) ahead if you're expecting a little boy. I love the look of gray + pastel, and not that your little guy will care, but the combo happens to be big lately :)

And what can I say? As mom to young musicians I can't help but love this sophisticated music-themed set.

Here is the perfect nautical option for a mini-prepster and/or future sailor.Ahoy!

baby girl

This whimsical sleeper sack & matching hat are tailor made for photos.

The pink crown across her tiny chest says it all! The perfect outfit for bringing your little princess home to her castle.

So pretty! Soft ruffles & rosettes turn a simple gown shape into something truly special for coming home. This "baby prom dress," as one reviewer wittily puts it, could double as a comfy but beautiful baptism gown.

personalized take me home set
personalized take me home set

Personalize it!

The attached skirt makes this newborn coming home outfit a bit more elaborate than some of the others, but it still looks cozy. Even at this age, apparently, you need not sacrifice comfort for style :) And this sweet take-me-home set for your tiny dancer becomes that much more precious when monogrammed. Of course, you'll need to have a baby name picked out!

A soft sleeper sack comes with matching hat & booties -- a true one-stop-shop for coming-home preciousness.

Straight out of a spring garden comes this timeless, vintage-inspired floral pattern. Tiny bows and ruffles add a girly touch without going over the top.

The strawberry-spotted set is another winner from Little Me -- a whimsically pretty alternative to standard polka dots :)

And if you're due around Easter, check out this bunny-themed charmer with teeny hearts sprinkled among the spots.

Ooh la la! Gift this tres chic ensemble to a Francophile mom-to-be -- or any family that loves to travel.

Like the black and white damask version, this features girly ruffles on the back and, per the reviews, is perfectly sized for a coming home outfit.

Head-to-toe pretty from chic tot clothier Petit Lem.

"true" unisex

Keeping baby's gender a surprise? The coming-home options have never been cuter! Besides these two outfits, I think the "Safari" themed one from Little Me under Boys could be a fun unisex option, too.

Little Me Unisex Baby 2 Piece Footie and Cap, Giraffe, Ivory, 3 Months
Little Me Unisex Baby 2 Piece Footie and Cap, Giraffe, Ivory, 3 Months

A parent-and-child giraffe combo adorn this ivory gender-neutral footie.


This safari-themed set says "Boys," but as a sweet take on soft gray plus a pop of gender-neutral orange, it really works for boy or girl.

Here's one more take on pale gray plus color, this time with a fresh light green.

personalized art for baby's room
personalized art for baby's room

~~ i heart this art! ~~

Up next in the world of baby's room decor? Personalized art prints for baby's room, celebrating the individual baby girl or boy -- or the whole family with incredible "family tree" designs. Love love love.

family tree art for baby's room
family tree art for baby's room

Do you have a baby on the way? (congrats!) Or are you shopping for a newborn coming home outfit for a grandchild, niece, nephew, friend's baby...?


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    • Charito1962 profile image

      Charito Maranan-Montecillo 

      4 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      Love the baby photo at the top!

    • happy-birthday profile image

      Birthday Wishes 

      5 years ago from Here

      Very nice collection of gifts! Thanks a lot for sharing this great lens!!!

    • verymary profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago from Chicago area

      @ChristyZ: omg your son was big! Wow, I had enough trouble with a 7 lb baby & 6 lb each twins! Great tip about different sized outfits. The "gown" options with open/elastic bottom could solve this, maybe, but I guess some newborns could even outsize those! (arms, width...) Thanx for stopping by.

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      5 years ago

      I love, love, love these tiny baby outfits! It can never hurt to bring a few different newborn outfits to the hospital because even when you know the gender you don't know what size your baby will be. I bought a little blue outfit to the hospital for my son and he ended up weighing 10 pounds, 4 ounces (who knew?) so my husband had to go and get a larger size outfit, lol. After my son I always brought three different size outfits to the hospital just in case!

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      5 years ago

      very cute, when will plan for babies, it will definitely help us one day. waiting for that day. Gods grace

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      Iudit Gherghiteanu 

      5 years ago from Ozun

      now i started to prepare myself for grand grand children, good study material here...

    • hotsquid profile image


      5 years ago

      Cutest newborn outfits!

    • profile image


      5 years ago

      You picked up really nice newborn outfits. I like the Baby Aspen Welcome Home, a great idea.

    • JengoJengo LM profile image

      JengoJengo LM 

      5 years ago

      There are some great ideas here. I remember agonizing about the coming home outfits for mine, especially the first baby!

    • pafkatata profile image


      5 years ago

      Great choices.

    • pafkatata profile image


      5 years ago

      good choices

    • alina nicoleta92 profile image

      alina nicoleta92 

      5 years ago

      Such cure clothes:)

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      5 years ago

      its so beautiful.. great great collection. i love it.

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      5 years ago

      Cute clothing here! Great lense

    • jolou profile image


      5 years ago

      You have some adorable selections here. I love baby clothes.

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      5 years ago

      You have presented handful collection for new born wear. Eye candy collections seems like comfortable but the only thing missing is baby socks... :)

    • norma-holt profile image


      5 years ago

      Really nice lens and good resources. Blessed.

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      MJ Martin aka Ruby H Rose 

      5 years ago from Washington State

      some new babies in the family, great ideas for them, thanks.

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      6 years ago

      great lens :)

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      6 years ago

      Every time I look at cute baby outfits, it makes me want to get married and have babies badly. Gosh look how tiny and cute those newborn outfits are! Love it.

    • squid-pinkchic18 profile image


      6 years ago

      I love looking at cute little clothes, they're adorable. Nice lens!

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      6 years ago

      So many cute outfits here.

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      6 years ago

      Thanks for stopping to look at my lenses

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      6 years ago from United States

      These little newborn outfits are all so very precious!

    • verymary profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Chicago area

      @poldepc lm: congratulations!!

    • MelonyVaughan profile image


      6 years ago

      What a precious lens!

    • poldepc lm profile image

      poldepc lm 

      6 years ago

      I love your lens...and I have read it with interest; end of the yr my daughter will give birth to my first grandson...Thx by the way for your squidlike...

    • verymary profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Chicago area

      @depuyhiprecalllawyer: congratulations! how exciting!

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      6 years ago

      This is perfect my wife and I have been thinking for it actually for our upcoming baby.


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