Newborn clothes, also has anyone used night gowns?

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
3009 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

solnishko1186 :  We had a few night gowns but I didn’t like them- my son ended up kicking his feet out of them and he’d get cold. We did footed sleepers and then a SwaddleMe. It wasn’t the most efficient for diaper changes but it kept him warm and sleeping. If your babies don’t like being swaddled the night changes will definitely be easier, although Halo sleepsack/swaddle combo seems like a winner. Congrats on your twins!

Post # 17
1034 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

We only were able to use the gowns for the first month, if that. Once my son started getting the little thigh rolls, I ditched the gowns because it felt like I was hurting him when I rolled them up to change him… the elastic seemed to cut into his thighs. He lived in footed pajamas for a while. Zippers are a lot easier to get on and off, but as a PP said, the snaps expose less of the body for diaper changes, but my son was also a cold weather infant so I was more conscious of keeping him warm. I can’t say enough good things about Halo Sleep Sacks. My son didn’t like being swaddled, he tried to kick out of it once he was a few weeks old. I switched him to the sleep sacks pretty early on and we have the best sleeper ever. 

Post # 19
9174 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

i hated the night gowns. i recieved a few as hand me downs.  i thought they were cute, but they were a pain for diaper changes.  when i pulled the elastic up to access the diaper, i thought the elastic was too tight around DS’s body and he was a premie.  (not on the growth chart until 6 months)

Post # 20
1129 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

solnishko1186 :  I did! I loved the nightgowns, made it so easy to change baby at night. And they’re elasticated at the bottom so baby feet stay contained and warm.  I put socks on DS as well with the nightgown.

Post # 21
2805 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I only used the gowns during the day. I don’t think they are warm enough if the legs sneak out. You don’t need to be saving THAT much time. Zipper anything over snaps though. 

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