Q: I'm soon to be a first-time mom (of advanced maternal age, as the doctors like to say). My friends all had their kids long ago, and struggle to recollect what they did and didn't need... not in terms of gear but for the layette. Our daughter will be born in October, and I've splurged on many organic/all-natural big-ticket items, so need to save on clothes. What clothing do you suggest having on hand for her arrival I'm so grateful for the help!
Sent by Elizabeth
Editor: As the mother of a June baby, I don't have any wisdom to impart. Readers with fall babies - what will Elizabeth's baby need for the first 6 months?
As Apartment Therapy's Family Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.
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