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Best Layette Picks

Hand-me-downs are the bizness. They’re also a really awesome, eco-friendly way for your friends to show you their love. But let’s be honest, y’all; sometimes you just wanna get some cool sh*t for your new baby – especially if s/he is your first.

Layette is really just a fancy French name for tiny onesies/footies/blankies that are cute as hell that your baby will wear/use for a short time… then poop on. Also: photo shoots!

Over the years, the one thing my customers have come to expect from the lines I carry is quality and durability, not just aesthetics; you want your adorable onesie to hold up for more than three washes. Rest assured that 99% of everything on this list has been personally vetted by either me or my customers.

And since organic apparel is my jam, you’ll be happy to know that most of this collection is sustainable and eco-friendly to boot.

Without further delay, here are our favorite layette pieces!

Best Newborn Apparel…

There are some common themes you’ll notice, and they’re all for convenience; specifically, diaper-changing convenience. Kimono style one-pieces, zippered footies and newborn gowns (with the gathered elastic on the bottom) are great since you don’t have to pull a poop-stained outfit off over baby’s head.

Because, gross.

$ – BabySoy 

A soft, economic basic made from soybeans (what?!).

Kimono One-Piece ~ $20
Snap Footie ~ $15

$-$$ –  L’ovedBaby 

Superior quality, great bargain! L’ovedBaby is simple and elegant, which makes for a great basic addition to your layette rotation… Organic cotton, and soft as whaaat?! (so soft 🙂)

Organic Kimono Bodysuit ~ $15
Organic Footed Overall ~ $25

$$-$$$ – Zutano 

A time-tested and trendy customer favorite… patterns for days. Great for gifting too!

Raglan Short Sleeved Suit ~ $21
Cozie Fleece One-Piece Elf Romper ~ $45
Organic Clothing + Bootie Gift Set ~ $100

$$ – Finn & Emma

Organic line, famous for fab unisex pieces (to help offset baby’s pinks & blues).

Organic Cotton Jumpsuit ~ $34 (Great for gifting!)

$$ – Aden + Anais 

We’ve always loved a+a’s blankets, so we’re super stoked about their layette! Perfect for warm/hot climates. Note that muslin doesn’t take abuse well, so we advise you hand wash these pieces and hang them to dry.

Zip Muslin Footie ~ $19

$$ – Milkbarn 

Hand-picked organic favorite.
Killing it with these patterns… (foxes + hedgehogs, amirite?!)

Organic Footed Romper ~ $30

$$$ – Kickee Pants

Bamboo, y’all. Sooooo soft and stretchy.

Bamboo Footie with Zipper ~ $32

$$ – Burt’s Bees Baby

From the company who has brought you yummy skincare for years, comes some adorable, organic layette.

Organic One-Piece Coverall ~ $16

$$$ – Hanna Andersson

Organic. Swedish. Durable. Washes like you wouldn’t believe…
(great for hand-me-downs when you’re done).

Organic “Night Night” sleeper (zippers = great for multiples!) ~ $29
Organic Lap Shoulder one piece ~ $24

Best Blankets & Lovies…

Blankets are great for swaddling your newborn — and for snuggling after the swaddling days are over. A lovie (lovey) is the 21st century’s colloquialism for that nasty ass blankie you used to drag everywhere when you were little. Except these are more fun and you won’t be embarrassed to be seen with them like your poor mother was.

$ – Lulujo 

An LL staff favorite! Contemporary prints + budget friendly.

Muslin Swaddle Blanket ~ $19

$$ – aden + anais

Lovey ~ $16

$$ – Little Unicorn 

Boutique quality + a modern aesthetic. Perfect for nursery accents.

Cotton Muslin Swaddles (3pk) ~ $38
Cotton Muslin Quilt Blanket ~ $50

$$ – Milkbarn

Organic Mini Lovey Security Blanket ~ $22
Organic Large Lovey Blanket ~ $54

$$ – Cuski 

Customer favorite, can absorb the scent of mom (seriously)…
works for teething too.

Cuski Original Cotton Lovie ~ $24

$plurge – Spearmint Baby 

Super adorable + unique blankets from the beloved Spearmint Baby. Be sure to check out their amazing nursery decor too!

Cozie Fleece + Booties by Zutano: 

Newborn Snap Booties ~ $20
Snap Booties w/Grippers ~ $22
Fleece Hat with Ears ~ $12
Cozie Elf Romper ~ $45
*NEW* Leather Booties (omg) ~ $39

We hope you found some sweet buys for your new baby here! Oh, and check out our Facebook post where we asked you, dear reader, where you shop for your little one(s)… and feel free to add to it!

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