(Closed) Coming home outfit?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Our home and the two acres it sits on

I’d never thought about this, so this is totally off the top of my head, but we have this cute little sleeping gown thing with an elasticized bottom (reminds me of Maggie from the Simpsons) that seems like it would work great.  Since we won’t know how big he’ll be, that seems like it wouldn’t be too weird if it was too long or big.

But again, I’ve never thought about this or researched it!  I wonder if there’s like “a thing people do”?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I have never taken home a baby myself, but working in NICU means I have discharged a lot of babies. The best combination is a onesie/pants combination, because it is fairly flexible as far as fitting a lot of size, and it is easy to secure the baby into the car seat in it. Remember a good fluffy blanket for over the seat, and a cute hat as well!!

@cheese: You probably don’t want to use a gown, because you can’t properly secure the car seat in it. You want something with pants.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Our home and the two acres it sits on

@Ms Mini:A, ha! See, I knew there was a way to do it!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Oh – another hint. If you can find onsies that button in the front instead of pulling over the head, it will help a lot. It is tricky to get floppy babies into the over the head onsies.

Like these

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I hadn’t even thought about this yet…thanks LpCutiePie for posting the question and to MsMini for the useful advice!

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper

I daughter was born in the summer, we brought her home in a onesie, cap and little booties, with a light cotton recieving blanket over her. I agree, button ups are a must!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Footed PJs so he could be buckled in the car seat and I didn’t have to get socks on his feet. 

Post # 12
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We did a onesie, pants and a hoodie sweatshirt.  (We knew this would only be the beginning of the hoodie addiction for our little one!)

Post # 13
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just wanted to add one thing- Even an average size baby might be too small for “newborn” size clothes to be brought home in.  My 7lb 2oz daughter (born full term) was in preemie clothes for the first 2 weeks!  You might want to consider having a couple smaller outfits on hand so the cloths fit!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

@Mrs. DG:  Oh, Ceci was so little in that picture.  🙂  What a sweetie!

We dressed Addie in a onesie with matching mittens and a hat.  But, my favorite outfit for newborn age is the button up, one-piece sleepers, like this.  The best kind of outfit, imo, because you don’t have to put anything over their little heads!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

My daughter was a preemie and weighed 5lbs. 12oz when she was born.  She came home after being in the NICU for 5 days, and you can see how tiny she was even in the preemie outfit. 

Post # 16
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

Thanks Mrs. Spring!  It seems like so long ago now 🙂 Thanks for sharing the adorable Addie picture too!

I have to agree about premie clothes.  Cecilia was in them for about a month (she was a teeny tiny bean!)

I also agree that snap up fronts are very convenient.  One suggestion (not for going home, but for sleeping) is a snap up the front sleep sack is a must have for night.  We had one with an elastic bottom so you didn’t have to take the whole thing off for diaper changes at night.

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