Budget-Minded Mama

Picking out clothes for your baby is one of the most delightful parts of being a new parent—other than watching them reach major milestones and life moments, of course. But the joy of crafting tiny looks for your little one can sometimes be derailed by well-meaning friends and family with differing tastes. Enter your registry, the socially-acceptable way to keep loved ones within the guardrails of what you’d actually need/use/what your child to wear. To that effect, we have some ideas for apparel you just might love and want to include, mama—but we’ll let you be the judge of that.

Picking out clothes for your baby is one of the most delightful parts of being a new parent—other than watching them reach major milestones and life moments, of course. But the joy of crafting tiny looks for your little one can sometimes be derailed by well-meaning friends and family with differing tastes. Enter your registry, the socially-acceptable way to keep loved ones within the guardrails of what you’d actually need/use/what your child to wear. To that effect, we have some ideas for apparel you just might love and want to include, mama—but we’ll let you be the judge of that.

Browse our top picks for the Budget-Minded Mama or explore products tailored for you

  • Gerber

    Organic Long-Sleeve Onesies

    An endless stash of basic cotton onesies (preferably with snap bottoms) is the mark of a prepared mama. Luckily, Gerber sells these well-made basics (with easy pull-on necklines) in packs of multiples for super affordable prices. They’re not particularly fancy, but they’re the reigning queen of baby basics and great to have around.

  • Cat & Jack

    Baby Bobble Sweater Cardigan

    This cute and cozy layering staple is from of one of our favorite clothing brands, Target’s stylish and affordable Cat & Jack line. Made from 100% cotton with button-front closure, this gender neutral cardigan with all-over bobble pattern is sure to keep baby sufficiently warm—and adorable.

  • Oriane

    Essential Sleeveless Romper

    Babies wearing rompers will never get old, and this sleeveless, footless one by Oriane is as timeless as they come. With dual pockets on the front (to carry their baby essentials, obviously) and snaps at the shoulders and legs, it will make taking this romper off your little one, well, a snap—not that you’ll want to.

  • Primary

    Baby Rainbow Cuff Zip Hoodie

    Nothing says happy hands like tiny rainbow-emblazoned cuffs. This french terry zip up by Primary comes in a variety of colors (though we’re partial to the vibrant green), is a versatile layering piece, and is OEKO-Tex Standard 100 certified, which means that the fabric is free from more than 300 chemicals and known irritants.

  • Gap Factory

    Baby Tie-Dye Sweatshirt Set

    A look so cute we’d wear it ourselves! This Gap Factory tie-dye sweatsuit is gender neutral, machine washable, and its drawstring pants and crewneck top are super cozy for all day wear. At least we think so, we haven’t actually asked the babies yet.

  • Cat & Jack

    Chambray Tutu Top & Bottom Set

    Another Cat & Jack standout, this dark blue chambray sleeveless romper is ideal for layering or as a standalone look. With ruffle detail, a button-down front and crotch snaps, diaper changes are as easy as pie in this inexpensive, casual piece.

Explore products tailored for you

Wouldn’t it be great to have a personal shopper complete your registry for you? We thought so. Here are some custom-curated selections chosen to suit your needs, values and priorities.

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