Welcome Home Outfits For Baby Boy

Welcome home outfits for baby boys to make every moment more memorable and special. Check out our baby boy coming home outfit selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our clothing shops.

Welcome your new little one home in style with our selection of baby boy coming home outfits. Our clothing sets shops have specially curated a collection of unique and personalized baby coming home clothing sets that are sure to catch everyone’s eye during the hospital visit.

Our baby boy coming home outfit selection features a wide variety of unique handmade pieces, including onesies and bodysuits, t-shirts and more. Our shops have been carefully selected for quality and style, so you can find the perfect baby clothing for your little one.

Welcome your newborn home in style with our selection of baby boy coming home outfits. From adorable one piece pajamas to plush jumpsuits, these clothing sets for baby boys will dress up your nursery and make early days comfortable for everyone.

Unique Baby Boy Coming Home Outfit

It was a 15-minute drive home from the hospital. But during both pregnancies, I spent days deciding what outfit would be just the right thing to introduce my daughters to the world. For many babies, the coming home outfit is the first “real” clothing they will put on. It is also likely to be shared across social media, celebrating the big moment of leaving the cocoon of the hospital and entering the real world. It makes sense then that many moms-to-be put a little extra thought and planning into the iconic outfit.

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Of course, that doesn’t mean you have to. Bringing a baby home from the hospital is a joyous (albeit slightly terrifying) time for new parents. The outfit they are wearing is not going to make or break the experience. There are, however, some key things to keep in mind when planning your newborn’s coming home outfit. From comfort, weather, and practical advice, we share our top tips for choosing a newborn’s outfit and highlight a few of our favorites down below.

Tips for Choosing Baby’s Coming Home Outfit

Whether you live just around the corner from your birth center or have a long drive ahead, most babies will be traveling home in a car seat. Babies should be dressed, keeping both comfort and weather in mind. Here are a few things to keep in mind:

Dressing for the Weather & Warmth

Your location or time of year when giving birth may have an impact on outfit choices. Of course, you want to ensure your baby is warm enough in the cold and keep them from overheating in warmer temperatures. However, as a rule of thumb, most new babies should be dressed with warmth in mind. Babies have a more difficult time regulating their body temperature and therefore rely on us to dress them appropriately.

A long-sleeve footed pajama or layette set is a great choice for most newborns. A hat and socks (if not using footed pants) will help keep them warm without risking overheating. Be sure to bring a few different sizes of hats if you want one to match the outfit you pick. I have experienced both having too large of a hat and a baby with a giant head that did not fit a newborn hat and was lucky to have a second option for both. Most hospitals provide hats that would work perfectly fine for the car ride home too.

A Few Practical Tips for Dressing Your Newborn for Travel Home:

  • While your focus might be on the car ride home, remember to dress baby in something that will make life easier once you get home. Fancy is cute until you have to undress and redress a fussy or sleepy newborn.
  • Frequent diaper changes mean you will have to undo snaps or deal with complicated articles of clothing continually. So make it easy on yourself and go with something simple!
  • Bring two outfits (in two different sizes) in case you end up with a bigger baby. I had a 10 pounder, and she did not fit into many newborn outfits!
  • Onesie might work fine. But as a new mom, you will absolutely notice and cringe at the car seat straps touching their sensitive little skin, so a light pair of pants or leggings might be a helpful addition.
  • When looking for material, go for something soft and not scratchy, like cotton or bamboo.
  • Pro Mom Tip: Go for footed pants instead of pants and socks. They are so much easier to use, stay on, and keep track of!

My personal preference is an adorable long-sleeved footed onesie (or footie pajamas as they are often called). This provides just enough coverage on the skin to protect against sun, wind, or chill while being light enough to help them remain comfortable (or as comfortable as you can be as a 1-3 day-old baby being strapped into a bucket seat). In addition, they are easy to change diapers in and can transition from car seat to arms to bassinet without issue.

25 Adorable Coming Home Outfits for Baby

With all of that said, here are our picks for the most adorable outfits for bringing baby home:

Preemie Favorites

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Gowns are a personal favorite of mine for the newborn stage. The ease of changing a diaper in them is unmatched. In addition, I love the beautiful colors and print of this gown!

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A darling three-piece set that will keep baby warm but also offers easy access for changing! Feet are built into the pants, which means no need for socks that will likely fall off anyway!

carter's Preemie 4-Piece Cookie Take-Me-Home Set in White

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This four-piece set has the cutest milk and cookie-themed print! Perfect for snapping some sweet photos in.

Make a Welcoming Statement

Newborn Baby Boy Clothes New to The Crew Letter Print Romper+Long Pants+Hat 3PCS Outfits Set

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Baby Boy Baseball Coming Home Outfit, Take me Home Boys Outfit, Navy Red Hospital Take Home Newborn Outfit, Baby Layette, Baby Shower Gift

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Outfits or hats with cute sayings like “Hello World” or “I’m new here” make for a cute and timely photo opp. Both Amazon and Etsy have lots of great choices for both boys and girls. This New To The Crew set has just the right amount of attitude for bringing home your new little boy. And this baseball-themed “Take Me Home” outfit is a home run for the big day.

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This adorable set is the picture perfect way to announce baby’s arrival and name! I love the matching bow and option of pants or bloomers!

Baby boy newborn coming home outfit, baby shower gift, Monogrammed footie, Baby gift, Monogrammed sleeper, navy tiny stripes

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Baby Girl Coming Home Outfit, Footed Sleeper, Newborn Baby Girl, Personalized Girl Sleeper, Baby Girl Gift

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Personalized onesies are also a special way to announce both baby and their name to the world and make for a great keepsake later on. ????

Sibling Set

MickieandMum on Etsy Big and Little Sister Shirt Set | Welcome Home Outfit | Little Sister Gown | Baby Sister Outfit | Coming Home Outfit

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CuddleSleepDream on Etsy Little brother coming home outfit, outfit, baby brother coming home outfit, big brother matching, personalized, name, navy

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There is nothing cuter than a doting Big Brother or Big Sister with a newborn sibling. Older siblings can share their excitement for and match their new best friend with these adorable Coming Home shirts available on Etsy.

Still, another option would be to have your newest addition wear the same outfit as a sibling or family member. It is both meaningful and fun to compare photos after the fact. For example, my oldest Charlie wore the same hat her older cousin wore as an infant, and it gave both my sister and me all the feels when looking through pictures.

Gender Neutral

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A thermal waffle set is comfortable and stylish enough for either gender! It comes in multiple colors that you can choose from.

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The Young Nest Shop on Etsy | Gender Neutral Coming Home Outfit, Newborn Hospital Outfit, Monochrome Infant Outfit, Baby Shower Gift

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We also love these adorable neutral options that include either a hat or a bow. This way, you are equipped no matter what gender you have. ????

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The Young Nest Shop on Etsy | Neutral Baby Clothes, Born at Home Onesie, Newborn Coming Home Outfit, Gender Neutral Infant Outfit, Baby Shower Gift

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Newborn Baby Earthtone Rainbow Coming Home Set

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And we don’t want to forget sweet options for rainbow babies and babies born at home. ????

Classically Sweet

Little Me Girls' Footie

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With dainty flowers for a little princess, this sweet-footed set is a parent favorite on Amazon with over 1,200 reviews.

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precious girl option with a matching hat included! The rose print is so sweet for a new baby.

Kissy Kissy Baby Boys Aviators Take Me Home Set

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Perfect for your new baby boy, this airplane set comes with a matching hat, sweater, and bib.

Little Me® Baby Bunnies 2-Piece Footie with Faux Jacket and Hat Set

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Despite what you may think, babies DO NOT need a jacket on in the car. It’s also not recommended as part of car seat safety guidelines. However, Faux Jackets sets like this one from Little Me would be adorable as a going-home outfit. It shows she is ready to hit the road with the cropped cardigan design.

Warm/Cold Weather Winners

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Baby Boys Preemie-Newborn Pleated Shortall & Hat

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This outfit is the type of classic look you could keep and pass down to future generations! Timeless style and lightweight material to keep baby cool in warmer weather.

Hope & Henry Layette Cable Knit Sweater Romper

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Gender neutral grey outfit

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Are you having a baby in the winter? They will be winter-ready in this cable knit sweater romper. The pristine white is ideal for both boys and girls (though watch out for those early diapers, this might be tricky to get stains out!)

Do you need a special going-home outfit for a baby? No, of course not. But they do need to be wearing something. And it is a once-in-a-lifetime occasion as that baby (or babies) transitions to life at home with the family. So have as much fun as you want in selecting the perfect one!

On a budget? These outfits can certainly be worn again. Even selecting a favorite outfit from baby shower gifts is one way to make the day memorable without incurring additional costs. It is one decision those first few weeks that can be simple, unlike many of the rest!

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Baby Fussiness: When It’s Normal and When It’s Not

NEWBORNS • PUBLISHED AUGUST 9, 2022

Newborn baby girl crying

by Kirsten White, BSN, RN

PEDIATRIC NURSE

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Unfortunately, it is a fact of life: babies cry. Because they cannot yet speak, crying is their primary form of communication with their caregivers, and we need to figure out what is normal baby fussiness and what is not. Without words, when infants are cold, hungry, tired, or need a diaper change, their only way to tell you what they need is to fuss. As a new parent, it can be challenging to differentiate between types of cries and decipher what the baby needs based on their crying. It’s frustrating when they are still fussing and you feel like you have tried everything.

It can be overwhelming to hear your baby crying throughout the day. You want to console and solve their discomfort, but you may also need a break from the noise. The constant crying can be overstimulating for a new parent, especially when running on little sleep. In addition to learning your baby’s specific cries and needs, you may be wondering if your baby’s fussiness is within the realm of normal. While there is a wide range of typical infant fussiness, here is a guide to knowing the difference between what is normal baby fussiness and what is not.

Normal Baby Fussiness

Babies cry—a lot! Even happy, healthy babies cry. Healthy infants typically follow a crying curve, in which crying gradually increases from birth until five to six weeks old. Fussiness may peak or plateau at this point until crying typically begins to decline around three months of age.

It may seem like an infant should only cry for a specific reason, and if you could find that reason, you could stop the crying. Some reasons include being tired, hungry, hot, cold, overfull, bored, lonely, or having a wet diaper. Remember, though, that babies cry for other reasons we cannot guess. It can be expected for babies to cry without apparent cause. Sometimes, there is a cause, but you may be unable to identify or rectify it quickly. One less obvious source of fussing is overstimulation. Just as we can get overstimulated by their crying, they can get overstimulated by our typical environments. And sometimes, maybe all they need is the opportunity for a reset in a low-stimulation setting. I sometimes had success rocking my swaddled newborn daughter in a dark room with quiet white noise to settle her during a crying episode.

Unexplained Crying Can Be Normal

Crying for a predictable reason is almost always normal baby fussiness. Again, this is their primary way to communicate. If they stop crying after you remedy the source of their discomfort, this crying is very likely to be normal. However, it can be normal to have unexplained crying. One to two hours of unexplained crying throughout the day can be considered normal. When considering whether unexplained crying is normal, it is important to note if the baby is otherwise happy when they are not crying. If your baby is consolable and content between periods of crying, their fussing is likely within the normal range.

Abnormal Baby Fussiness

Sleep-deprived new parents may have shorter fuses. In this state, it can be easy to assume that a normal level of infant fussiness is abnormal. We have identified some ways to know if your baby’s fussiness is normal, but when is it not?

Some professionals define excessive crying as “colic,” which is “frequent, prolonged and intense crying or fussiness in a healthy infant.”

Excessive crying affects between 5% and 40% of infants globally and accounts for 10-20% of pediatrician visits in early infancy. Colic usually starts to present itself by week three. Just as normal infant crying increases in the early weeks and peaks around week six, excessive crying or colic also often peaks around week six. The condition usually resolves on its own between three and four months. So how do you know if your baby’s fussiness lies above the normal crying curve? Below are some characteristics of fussiness to consider:

Wessel’s Rule of Threes

The original criteria for a colic diagnosis fell under what’s known as Wessel’s Rule of Threes and were: crying for greater than three hours per day, on at least three days per week, for three weeks or more. While this can be a good starting point for helping to identify whether your baby’s fussiness is excessive, the medical field has started to account for not only the amount of crying but also the character of that crying.

Unsoothable

Even in typical fussiness, it may take some time to figure out why your baby is crying and how to make them feel better; however, most often, you will be able to soothe them eventually (or they may soothe themselves!). If you would classify your infant’s fussiness as often unsoothable and prolonged, this may be outside the normal range.

Mysterious distress

While sometimes not being able to identify the cause of your baby’s crying can be expected, if the reason for their crying is often or always a mystery, this may be abnormal. If you would describe excessive crying as a part of your baby’s character, their level of fussiness may be abnormal.

Otherwise healthy

To classify infant fussiness as abnormal, there cannot be an obvious or apparent cause for the crying in a child who is less than five months old when the symptoms start and stop. For instance, the baby must not have a fever or other known or obvious illness. They must also be eating and growing appropriately and demonstrating no evidence of failure to thrive.

If you have identified that your baby’s fussiness is not normal, you may be wondering what you can do about it. Below are some steps you may be able to pursue to address your baby’s fussiness.

Solutions to Baby Fussiness

Unacknowledged colic is associated with higher rates of maternal postpartum depression and shaken baby syndrome, so addressing it can help protect you and your baby. Your medical provider or your baby’s pediatrician may be able to counsel and educate you on treatments, interventions, and coping strategies. Below are some resources and interventions to consider if you think your baby may be suffering from excessive crying.

Talk to Your Pediatrician

There isn’t always a medical reason or cause for abnormal amounts of crying. If you feel your baby is crying above the average amount, reach out to their pediatrician for a visit. They will take a medical history and do a physical examination to ensure there is no underlying cause for the fussiness. Without alarming symptoms, your pediatrician may review some of the therapies below for excessive crying.

Behavioral Intervention

Some parents report success with different behavioral interventions. Some things that may or may not help include infant swings, car rides, pacifiers, white noise, low-stimulation environments, and increased holding and snuggling. Although none are guaranteed to improve crying, most cannot hurt to try. Be sure to discuss any behavioral interventions with your pediatrician to ensure safety.

Dietary Changes

Diet or feeding changes are not typically recommended as a treatment for extreme fussiness, particularly for formula-fed infants. If there is a family history of allergy, some doctors may recommend a brief trial of a hypoallergenic formula as a treatment for excessive infantile crying. A review of studies showed a possible positive effect on breastfed infants’ crying by eliminating allergens from the mother’s diet. However, this can be difficult for the mother. Your doctor should encourage continued breastfeeding over maternal dietary changes in the absence of bloody stools or other explicit symptoms of food allergy or intolerance in the infant.

Pharmacological Options

Several studies have looked at colic treatment with a specific probiotic strain, and some show promising results. Research is still underway, and the efficacy of this intervention is far from guaranteed, but the option could be worth exploring with your pediatrician.

Alternative Therapies

Some have reported success with decreasing infant crying by using herbal teas and other herbal remedies. However, experts need to do more research to examine side effects, standardize dosages, and ensure that consumption would not interfere with a hunger for milk.

Although chiropractic care has not demonstrated a benefit over placebo in studies, many parents report success with this treatment for their fussy infants. Out of desperation, a friend of mine sought chiropractic care three times per week for her fussy and inconsolable six-week-old. She noticed more regular and frequent bowel movements and a happier and calmer demeanor in her little one. Now at nearly four months of age, she has cut back on their visits but continues to visit the chiropractor weekly to keep her baby out of “fight-or-flight” mode.

Good News About Abnormal Fussiness

Self-limiting and Self-resolving

Even without any intervention or treatment, excessive fussiness will go away on its own. No matter what, there is an end in sight. However, this does not mean that you should suffer in silence, wait it out, or accept your fate as the parent of a colicky baby. After all, making it through four months of excessive crying can feel like an eternity while you are living it.

Benign

It may be a relief to know infant fussiness and excessive crying do not always indicate something severe is wrong. In addition, colicky babies showed no difference in temperament by toddlerhood compared to unaffected infants. Parents of babies who cry excessively also show no long-term anxious or depressive symptoms once the fussing has resolved.

You Are Not Alone

Life with any newborn is tough. Your world has just been flipped upside down. While recovering from the physical trauma of birth, you are now responsible for an entirely dependent baby. You are adjusting to your new life and learning each other’s cues. With very little sleep, any amount of crying can set you over the edge.

With a new, fussy baby, it can feel like there is no escape. Remember that you are not alone—another review suggests anywhere from 3% to 28% of infants suffer from colic. It will end, but until it does, be sure to take care of yourself. Get help caring for your baby so you can take breaks when you feel overwhelmed. Remember to reach out to your pediatrician if you are concerned something is not right with your little one.

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