Whether you've decided to keep your baby's gender a secret or are looking for the perfect baby shower gift, neutral colors and prints are a safe choice. Plus clothes with muted tones and patterns come with an added bonus - they make great sibling hand-me-downs. In this article, find out what to look for in neutral baby clothes and get our current recommendations for fashion fit for any baby girl or boy.
Neutral clothing basics
Perfect For Boys & Girls
Neutral is not boring when it comes to baby clothing. Clothing that is fit for girls and boys is available in a variety of sharp patterns and colors that aren’t your usual shades of pale.
To get the best in neutral clothing, look for the unexpected whether you're on the hunt for one-suits or overalls. Stripes add pop to anything, and today's baby clothes have all varieties of line – from hand-drawn pencil-like scribbles to exacting but bold circus stripes that pop with multiple and unexpected hues of color. Clothes with appliqué or graphics from giraffes to hedgehogs or shapes from hearts to triangles look cute on either sex. Some baby clothes veer to garments you might think in a bigger size would be perfect for you to wear on the town, with liberal doses of black, white, and gray. Speaking of black and white, the baby clothes extension of meme culture continues with text graphics on everything from tees to jumpers featuring sayings from funny to philosophical.
Bottom line: Neutrality has never before been more expressive and gives you nearly unlimited baby clothes shopping options whether you're "team green,” purchasing a shower gift, or planning to have more children (and want some super cute hand-me-downs).
We've rounded up some of our favorites that stick with a formula of, well, cozy cute. Use our list of comfy footed sleepers, soft cotton pants, fun, graphic bodysuit, and more to help you get a head start on your baby's wardrobe. And if you're looking for some other fun baby gift ideas, be sure to check out our list of best bedtime stories too.
Best short sleeve onesie
Gerber Organic Short Sleeve Onesies
Available in a variety of patterns, these 100% organic cotton, short sleeve onesies are a great choice for your little girl or boy.
Available at Amazon starting at $13.95 for a 5-pack
Best graphic bodysuit
Finn + emma graphic bodysuit
This adorable onesie from finn + emma is may be small in size, but it's big on cuteness. Made from 100% organic cotton and eco-friendly dyes you'll feel comfortable having this on your baby's delicate skin.
Available at finn + emma
Best baby gown & cap set
Burt's Bees Baby Hedgehog Forest Gown & Cap Set
Soft, jersey knit gown & cap set adorned with a whimsical little hedgehog. The bottom is free of snaps and zippers, making sleepy nightime diaper changes a breeze.
Available at Burt's Bees Baby starting at $16.95
Best cotton pant
Carter's Cotton Pant Set
Made from 100% cotton, these super soft pants come with a covered elastic waist band that won't rub on baby's tummy. Their neutral colors are great for mixing and matching with your favorite onesie.
Available at Amazon starting at $16.99 for a 4-pack
Best bandana bib
Aden + anais Bandana Baby Bib
These aden + anais bandana bibs are a fun twist on the traditional bib. Made from pre-washed 100% cotton muslin, they are ultra absorbent making them great for catching baby dribble, messes, and formula quickly.
Available at Amazon starting at $9.99 for 2-pack
Best baby booties
Hudson Baby Cozy Fleece Booties
These cozy, fleece booties from Hudson baby come in a variety of colors to choose from. They pull on, making them easy to slide on a wiggly, baby foot. The velcro closure helps to keep the bootie in place which keeps baby's foot nice and warm.
Available at Amazon starting at $13.78
Best cotton sleeper gown set
Carter's Baby Sleeper Gown Set
These pull on baby gowns from Carter's have a cinched hem around the bottom that helps to keep baby's feet warm and covered. A great choice for those who wish to avoid zippers and snaps during nighttime diaper changes. They are made from 100% cotton and are machine washable.
Available at Amazon starting at $14.99 for a 3-pack
Best cotton socks
Luvable Friends Baby Socks
Baby socks might be the cutest things around - this set of 8 from Luvable friends holds up to that claim. The stretchable design makes for an easy fit and no fuss dressing. Perfect for keeping your baby's feet warm.
Available at Amazon starting at $17.99 for an 8-pack
Best pajama set
Aden + anais 2-Piece Pajama Set
The sleepwear set from aden + anais comes with a top and bottom. Wrapped with comfy cuffs around the wrists and ankles, it's sure to stay in place while your baby sleeps or plays. No tags and no snaps offer comfort for even the most sensitive baby. Made from 100% cotton.
Available at Amazon starting at $29.24
Best beanie hat
Copper Pearl Baby Beanie Hat
This darling, top knot beanie hat checks all the boxes. Both comfortable, (made from ultra-soft, breathable fabric,) and over-the-top cute, this beanie is the perfect complement to any outfit. A fun, fashionable way to keep baby's head warm.
Available at Amazon starting at $12.50
Best footed sleeper
Gerber Baby Sleep N' Play
These front zipper, 100% cotton footed sleepers from Gerber are an essential item to add to your shopping list. They are machine washable which makes cleaning baby messes a breeze.
Available at Amazon starting at $21.97 for a 4-pack