What size onesies do you get for baby shower?

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I would go 6-8 months or perhaps a year.  A lot of people will cover newborn to three months stage, and a few babies I have known have never fit in newborn to three months, or get to big for them in less than a month.  

Though, I really do tend to stay away from clothes because I hear a lot of that complaint (they got me all these cute baby clothes, and I didn’t use it all)  I know it might sound too easy, but I’m sure the expecting mother might appriciate burp/spit up towles as well, or bibs.  I don’t think moms tend to get as many of those as they need. 

Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

BeckyS0:  We just had our baby shower about a month ago and the size we got the most of was 3-6 mo.  Not sure what size will get the “most use,” but apparently that’s what people thought we would need.  You could always buy several different sizes so that the baby has outfits for now and later.

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

They do grow quickly.  I think most baby shower gifts are in 3 months sizes.  In my experience most shower clothing I got was 3 month size.  After that I got some 6 month clothing, but not as much as 3 month.  So if you want to get her some different sizes maybe get some 6 or 9 month onesies.

I think it would be great to do a couple of onesies for each size- 3, 6, 9, even 12.  That way she can wear a couple and then move onto the next so she’d be able to enjoy them longer.  It always makes me sad realizing I have to put some of her old clothes away!  I’d probably do equal numbers myself.

I used Newborn size for one month, 3 month size for about 4-6 weeks. My baby is 2 months and just starting to get into 6 month clothes.  She’s trending in the 70-80+%iles though.  I’m pretty tall so I figure she’s following me/DH’s growth patterns.  My baby was 7lbs 4 oz at birth and 11 lbs 15.7 oz at 2 months.  I hadn’t planned on needing newborn clothes at all but she was smaller than I thought she’d be.

Post # 5
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Helper bee

A lot of babies are born larger than the newborn/smallest size and a lot also grow very quickly.  People tend to buy the tiniest “cutest” things for baby showers, so the babies quickly outgrow them, if they fit into them in the first place.  I would buy some stuff in the larger sizes (ie. 0-3 months, 3-6 months, etc.).  

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

A range of sizes would be nice, but please take into consideration the climate when selecting the sizes. If the baby is born in July, you’ll want short sleeve onesies for NB and 0-3, and then may want to do long-sleeve ones for 3-6 and 6-9, then short sleeve again for 9-12.

My baby was born in September and I live in a cooler climante. I got SO many short sleeve onesies for NB, 0-3, and 3-6 that went completely unused. Baby spent all day everyday in footy PJs for those months. He has just recently started wearing short sleeve onesies and he’s 8.5 months because the weather is finally nice enough to bust them out.

Also, keep in mind for Carters and many other stores, if the onesie says “6 months” that means “3-6 months”. Many people think it means that they can start wearing them at 6 months, but that’s actually when they outgrow them (if the baby is pretty average size)

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - old cheese factory

if you are going to do a few onsies do ones in different sizes. most babies are only in newborn sizes for a few weeks…. if even at all. 3month is a great place to start. that way if her baby ends up on the bigger side she can wear it… and even if she is smaller she will always grow into them. id say do 3m all the way up to 12m. that would be 3m, 6m, 9m and 12m. they grow FAST! also keep in mind most people buy the little sizes for baby showers because they are so tiny and cute, so there is little to no stock pile as the baby grows.. so bigger is always better. 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

BeckyS0:  When he was a newborn, I found sweaters and jackets to be very combersome, especially if I was putting him in a car seat. Jackets especially were always falling off and I also didn’t like putting zippers near his little face. I typically just did long sleeve onesies with leggings or footie PJs and threw a blanket over him. Plus, if she puts a sweater or jacket over the onesie, no one gets to see your cute designs!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

 

BeckyS0:  I usually get a few different sizes, 3 months..6 months..9 months. I figure the babies grow so fast. Some babies never even fit in newborn sizes..and then others, like our godson didn’t fit in newborn sizes until he was almost 2 months… so i figure its better to have a variety of sizes 🙂

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Definitely purchase some in different ranges.  Most people always give the 0-3 or 3-6 month range, so I would go above that.  And do pay attention to how old the baby will be depending upon the season 🙂

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

I am going to a baby shower this Saturday and part of my gift is a few cute onsies. I got a variety of sizes from newborn (1), 3-6 mo (2), and 12 mo (1). I also got her mybreastfriend pillow, some pacifiers she registered for, a blanket, a book, and one little baby toy. I put the whole gift in a canvas utility tote that I also hope will come in handy.

 

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