Layette sets include all the essentials a newborn needs
When most people hear the term "layette set," they picture a matching top and bottom for babies, but the popular gift collections for newborns can encompass so much more. A kind of infant starter kit, a layette collection could include linens and toiletries as well as clothing. Basic necessities such as bibs, towels, socks and onesies make great gifts because infants cycle through many of these items, often in a single day. Not only are layette collections sized for tiny bodies, they're smoothly finished in fabrics that are delicate on the skin and easy to clean.
For a truly comprehensive collection of baby layette clothing, pick up a 10-piece set from a tried-and-true brand like Magic Years, offering everything from headbands and hats to bodysuits and bibs. The 100 percent cotton sets come in polka dot and flower designs for baby girls, or stripes and trains suited to little men. Smaller sets might include six or four pieces of baby essentials with comfortable design elements such as elasticized waists, lap shoulders and snap closures.
If you already have a little one at home, you may only need to replace worn-out essentials such as baby booties and burp cloths. Even when newborns have bigger brothers and sisters to hand down cute outfits, a baby's messy routine necessitates lots of new items. Stock up on comfy basics such as cuffed knit beanie caps and ultra-warm faux fur booties to keep your infant's head, fingers, and toes cozy all day long.
Of course, it's impossible to resist an adorable newborn outfit in pretty pastels. When your tot needs a smart-looking seersucker pant set or an elegant chiffon dress with matching hat, you'll discover plenty of choices from among our collection. Girls' sets might include a cap-sleeve top, panty and a headband, while boys will look handsome in a pair of woven shortalls or a nautical romper with matching blanket. Don't forget about other essential baby supplies, such as pacifiers, bottles and tear-free shampoos as well.
With a baby on the way, it can be difficult to remember everything you need to prepare for your bundle of joy. Fortunately, Kmart makes it a snap with attractively-packaged collections of essential layette items. Grab a layette set or a stand-alone item to start your infant's arrival on the right foot.