- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
As if there wasn’t enough stress and guilt involved in motherhood, I’ve found something new to be stressed and guilty about!!! The art of dressing my baby.
Audrey is a voluminous spitter-upper. She can soak an outfit so quickly and thoroughly it’s like she’s on the payroll at Carter’s. She’s putting on weight just fine and it’s not a medical issue; she just spits up. A lot.
So ever since her first days on this earth, we’ve pretty much exclusively dressed her in footed sleeper suits. When you have to change baby clothes 3-4 or more times per day, you’re not going to go through the hassle of putting onesies on over her head just to take them back off again an hour later. Forget it.
When she was in Newborn size, it wasn’t a big deal. We had a boatload of cute sleepers, and not that many other clothes, so I didn’t really feel like I was missing out on anything. The few outfits that I bought (as opposed to inheriting from my sister) got worn and photographed, so we got our money’s worth.
But now she’s in 3 month clothes, and we have drawers and drawers full of adorable outfits. Outfits that my sister gave us, and also outfits that were gifted to us at baby showers. And Audrey has worn … maybe … one of them.
I feel terrible about this.
People spent money on these clothes. They want our baby to wear them and look cute. And certainly she WOULD look cute if she wore them! But that doesn’t mean I’m willing to deal with the hassle of putting them on and taking them off 6 times a day.
Now Audrey’s on the brink of outgrowing her 3 month clothes, so all those drawers full of onesies will go completely unworn. How do I deal with this guilt?
Am I a bad person for letting my baby live in pajamas?
SHE LOOKS SO CUTE IN HER PJS!!!
Meanwhile, if I see cute clothes at Babies R Us and want to buy them, what size should I get? At what point will I be willing to put my baby in actual leaving-the-house clothes? Advice from parents of extraordinarily vomitorious children requested!