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A set of clothing and bedding for a newborn child.

[French, from Old French, chest of drawers, diminutive of laie, box, from Middle Dutch laeye.]
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a complete set of articles, including clothing, bedclothes, and other accessories, for a newborn baby
[C19: from French, from Old French, from laie, from Middle Dutch laege box]
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an outfit of clothing, bedding, etc., for a newborn baby.
[1830–40; < French; Middle French laiete small coffer]
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 an outfit and toilet materials for a baby or young child, 1874.
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Noun1.layette - kit consisting of a complete outfit (clothing and accessories) for a new baby
kit, outfit - gear consisting of a set of articles or tools for a specified purpose
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[leɪˈet] Ncanastilla f, ajuar m
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[leɪˈɛt] nlayette f
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[leɪˈɛt] ncorredino (per neonato)
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References in classic literature ?
A graceful cradle of willow, with all its dainty furbishings, was laid upon the pyre, which had already been fed with the richness of a priceless layette. Then there were silk gowns, and velvet and satin ones added to these; laces, too, and embroideries; bonnets and gloves; for the corbeille had been of rare quality.
But it's a pity dummies have become a part of everybody's layette.
At the moment, those limits range from personal care products at Old Navy to bedding and layette furniture at Baby Gap.
The line crosses the Atlantic to Harrod's a year from now, with an infant and layette collection to follow in 2015, also from Tawil.
She enlisted the help of family, friends and the community in making and collecting items for 10 layette baskets to be given to new mothers.
With earnings of around pounds 13 million, she doesn't even need David's meagre pounds 3 million to provide the layette and equip the nursery.
From layette sets to diaper bags filled with small gift items, the infant gift market provides high margins and constant sales, she said.
With layette, nursery products, crib and toddler bedding, Disney Babies accounts for retail sales of $300 million.
However, just because the buyers at Daffy's or TJMaxx don't currently have depth of stock for Disney or other licensed books, toys, and layette items does not mean that there isn't a market for those products in the off-price channel.
Angel Babies Crib Side Manners Layette, infant apparel