They range from crib mattresses, sheets, blankets, quilts, and pillows, to layette items, clothing, diapers, and stuffed animals.
Because to me they look weird, but all of the layette lists say I'm supposed to have a few.
Speaking as a non-parent, but a frequent-flyer in the ‘baby shower gift’ category - a good friend of mine once said ‘No new mother can have too many layette blankets.’
It's actually a layette set that comes closed in a lunch tray.
Another tradition is that the first garment for a baby's layette is made from an old shirt that had belonged to the grandfather.
I have read all the layette information but I still get confused as too how many to get.
‘The layette is in the bedroom, and 18 months to 4 years is here in the living room,’ she said.
If we're lucky, we may have someone in the family who makes the perfect cover-ups for the test of us: the wedding quilt for the newlyweds, the blanket for the new baby's layette .
In its infant mortality program, Richmond's public health nurses provided not only milk and ice to their patients, but also provided the layette when needed for newborns.
She gave me tips on creating a full layette and showed me some darling booties and onesies.