How to Choose a Baby Coming Home Outfit

From natural fabrics to personalized details, these are some of the things to consider when selecting your baby’s special coming home outfit.  
You will experience one of the most life-changing moments of your life: you will give birth to your baby! If you deliver your little one in a hospital or birth centre, it will be so exciting when your care team finally says you are ready to take your baby home. 
This is the first huge milestone of many on your beautiful journey through motherhood, and it deserves to be celebrated in a meaningful way. We’ve created a collection of very special newborn clothing with this exciting moment in mind and crafted you an array of sweet “baby coming home” outfits. Here are some things to consider when selecting your newborn’s coming home clothing.


Was your baby born in a summer heat wave or during the frigid winter months? It’s important to consider climate when choosing a take-home outfit. We mainly use pure vegan cotton and mulesing-free merino wool in our collections as these natural fibers are hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial, and biodegradable. We suggest selecting merino wool for cooler temps as its warmer, insulating, and oh-so soft against your baby’s skin. Cotton is a great option for hotter climes as it’s super breathable and aerating so your baby will feel comfortable at the hospital and during the drive home. No matter the temperature, we recommend a hat or bonnet as part of your baby’s coming home outfit. Newborns lose a lot of heat through their head, so it’s important to keep it cozy and insulated. 


Rich, earthy tones are a great choice for your baby’s coming home clothing. Our newborn collection is crafted in an inviting palette of soft neutrals like warm caramel, grey, cream, and oat. We don’t believe gender identity is tied to color—all colors are made to be enjoyed by all people. Neutrals will also stand the test of time and can be worn by your next baby or passed down for generations to come. 

Coordinating Sets vs. Mix-and-Match 

You can choose a coordinating set for your little one’s take-home look, or mix-and-match to create a unique ensemble. Many of our styles feature matching separates, footies, and bonnets so you can pull together a customized pairing for your baby’s big day. Our Newborn Collection features your favorite bonnets, rompers, cardigans and wrap blouses made from soft loom-knitted cotton and cashmere. Only the best, mindfully made fabrics for your baby! 


Personalizing your baby’s take-me-home outfit is a special way to welcome them into the world. We are thrilled to introduce our personalization service as part of our brand-new Newborn Universe. Select an initial for monogramming (like the first letter of your baby’s name) and we’ll embroider it on your item of choice in our signature Flora or Woodland style (you choose)! These personalized details are an extra special addition to your heirloom baby clothing and are great for photos at the hospital or when baby arrives home for the very first time.  


We are honoured to be a small part of the “take baby home” stories for many families around the world, and that’s why we continue to create lovingly handcrafted heirloom baby clothes for you to treasure. Thank you for taking us on this journey with you!

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