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Find the perfect baby basics for your little one

Planning ahead is wise if you are to be prepared for every eventuality. If your baby arrives a few weeks early, you will be well-equipped with the items on our C&A checklists. Preparing for the birth of your baby also includes buying the right baby clothing and packing a hospital bag.

Baby basics

Have you already readied your nest and bought a changing mat, changing table, baby mobile, pram and heater, etc.? Then all you need now is clothing for the first few weeks after the birth. Below, you will find a list of the most important items. For your baby’s first clothes, we recommend size 42–68.

  • 6 bodysuits (short or long sleeves)
  • 5 onesies with snaps (for faster dressing and undressing)
  • 3–6 tops (short and/or long sleeves)
  • 6 long trousers
  • 2 cotton hats & 1–2 warm hats
  • 1 pair of soft & warm gloves
  • 3 pairs of pyjamas
  • 2 baby sleeping bags
  • 10 burp clothes
  • 3 pairs of thick & thin socks each
  • 2 pairs of baby shoes
  • 1 warm baby overall or padded jacket as an outer layer
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Baby basics: Onesies & bodysuits in various colours Go to onesies
Colourful C&A wrap-around bodysuits on a washing line Go to wrap-around bodysuits

clothing for extra little ones

If your baby arrives prematurely or is smaller than expected at birth, we offer many bodysuits, onesies and pyjamas starting from size 42.

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Preemie clothing: Onesies for premature babies in various colours

Baby size chart: Find the perfect clothing for your baby

Body size, age and weight are the basic parameters that determine the right clothing size for your baby. Except for baby sleeping bags – then you only need to know your baby’s body size to pick the right size.

Tops & bottoms
Body size (in cm) 42 46 50 56 62 68 74 80 86 92 98
Age Newborn Newborn Newborn 0-1 months 2-3 months 3-6 months 6-9 months 9-12 months 12-18 months 18-24 months 24-36 months
Weight up to 3 kg up to 3 kg up to 3 kg 4,5 kg 6,5 kg 8 kg 9 kg 10 kg 11 kg 12,5 kg 16 kg
Baby sleeping bags
Size 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
Body size (in cm) 50 60 70 80 90 100 110 120
Shoes & socks
Shoe size 12/13 14/15 15/17 18/20 21/23
Age Preemie 0-3 months 3-9 months 9-18 months 1,5-2 years
Body size (in cm) 44/50 56/62 68/74 80/86 92/98
Foot length (in cm) 7,5-10 10,5-11 11,5-12 12,5-13,5 14-14,5
Baby wear: Warm baby hat with polar bear motif Go to hats
Swaddling blankets, shoes and other essential baby accessories Further accessories
Baby shoes with polar bear motif Go to shoes
Baby wear: Bib with whale motif Go to bibs

Baby sleeping bags

Since your little one will initially spend most of his or her time sleeping, a cosy sleeping bag is a good idea. Wrapped up safe, snug and warm. But which sleeping bag is right for your baby? To choose the right size of sleeping bag for your baby, all you need to know is their body size.

What does TOG mean?
The TOG value (Thermal Overall Grade) is a safety indicator to protect your baby against overheating in bed.

1.0 TOG lightly padded without sleeves, suitable for room temperatures of 18-24 °C.

2.5 TOG padded without sleeves for year-round use, suitable for room temperatures of 15-21 °C.

3.5 TOG warmly padded with or without long sleeves for winter use, suitable for room temperatures below 18 °C.

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Info graphic on sleeping bags with temperature & TOG value

Baby blankets for your cuddly little one

Blankets, security blankets and comforters help little ones feel cosy. Tip: Place the baby blanket on your pillow for a few nights. The blanket will absorb your natural scent, so your little one feels safe and comforted.

Baby basics: Baby blankets in various colours Go to baby blankets

Swaddling cloths:
Swaddling can calm your baby

Swaddling cloths and blankets have become increasingly popular with us in recent years. Swaddling is a method of snugly wrapping your baby before going to bed during the first few months. However, you should only practice this technique when you have been adequately informed.


What goes in your hospital bag?

The anticipation is growing. When packing their hospital bag, many mothers realise: it’s finally happening! We have compiled a checklist to help you prepare – even if your baby suddenly arrives sooner than expected. Don’t forget your important documents, such as your maternity log, health insurance card and personal ID.

Offene Wickel- & Kliniktasche mit Schnuller, Tüchern Hospital bag
Pregnant woman carries a packed hospital bag

Here you will find various lists with everything you need for your stay in the hospital or delivery room, so you are ready for every eventuality.

Checklist for your hospital bag
  • Maternity log, health insurance card, personal ID & family register
  • Toiletry bag with cosmetics (body oil, lip care, wet wipes, etc.)
  • 4 comfortable, loose-fitting nightshirts
  • 2 nursing bras & nursing pads
  • 1 pack of high-absorbency sanitary pads
  • 4 pairs of boil-proof briefs or disposable briefs
  • Dressing gown
  • Towels & cosmetic wet wipes
  • 4 pairs of socks or knee socks
  • Comfortable clothing that fit you a few months ago
  • Phone charger
Checklist for you during the birth
  • 1–2 comfortable, loose-fitting (sweat)shirts or cosy cardigans
  • 1–2 pairs of jogging bottoms or leggings
  • Thick socks
  • Slippers
  • Pillows
  • Favourite music, books or magazines
  • Snacks for reinforcement, e.g. cereal bars
Checklist for you during the birth
  • 2 bodysuits
  • 2 tops
  • 1 pair of long cotton trousers
  • 2 pairs of socks
  • Baby hat & jacket for the way home
  • 10 burp clothes
  • 2–3 nappies in size 1 for the day you leave hospital
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Baby basics for sweet dreams

Can’t decide between the many pyjamas, sleeping bags and security blankets on offer? You may want to consider the season. In the winter, we recommend velours; in the summer, we recommend cotton.

C&A baby pyjamas with cute bear print Pyjamas
C&A baby sleep sack with fox embroidery and bear comforter Sleeping bags
Security blankets and other baby clothes Tops, Trousers & Outfits