(Closed) Question from a soon-to-be Auntie!

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
1763 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

both of my girls were pretty small and used newborn clothes for several months. We actually had to get premie clothes for my second when she first came home. The clothes look so tiny, but I would guess that the baby will need a newborn outfit to come home in and a couple outfits for the first few weeks. They wont last long, but sometimes the 0-3 month are huge on them and they pull their arms out of the sleeves.

For winter coming up I would also recommend getting a couple of the small baby bags (I am not sue what they are really called, but they are just a sack with sleeves that zip up). I am not sure how cold it gets there, but at night it keeps them warm without needing blankets, which are dangerous for babies to have in the crib.

Post # 4
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My nephew was 8 lbs 5 oz. and we ended up having to go out and get a few newborn pieces for the first month or so.  He quickly grew out of them by the end of month 2 but they were a lot better for the first few months as even 8-10 lbs is still a little small for the 1-3 month clothes.  Also keep in mind that newborns tend to lose a little weight in their first week or 2 until they get a good feeding schedule in order.

Post # 5
3671 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

My nephew came out 8lbs 10oz and he never really fit into any of the newborn clothes.  If he did it was maybe for a week or two but even now (he’s a little over three months) he’s up to being able to fit into six month clothes (some are big but a lot of them fit).  He was also pretty long though at 21.5 inches which was part of his problem with some things like socks and other clothes.

Post # 6
5822 posts
Bee Keeper

MB was born just under 8lbs.  She wore newborn sizes for 3 weeks and then was too big for them.  I think that a few NB outfits would be smart (think things that are comfy and soft to sleep in, the baby sleeps most of the time).  But you can’t go wrong with buying bigger.

Also Gerber clothes run small, Carters clothes run big, and Geranimals run HUGE.

Post # 8
10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

My two best friends are currently pregnant (there are WAYYY to many hormones at our monthly lunches!) and I didn’t buy either of them newborn clothes. The way I see it, the kids going to grow like crazy and within a matter of weeks, they wont be able to wear it anymore. I would go with 3-6 mos. 

Post # 9
439 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You or another family member could always run out and buy smaller clothes if a small baby arrives! A much better plan that having too many tiny clothes that never get used. If your sister has a couple of nighties instead of sleepers with legs those should be ok to fit a smaller baby {with sleeves rolled up} if she needs to sort out some smaller clothing.

Post # 10
5496 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve always bought mostly 3-6 mos. clothes as presents for two reasons. One, because most babies grow out of the 0-3 mos. so quickly and two, because I figure many may not buy the 3-6 mos. clothes as much. I know last year my husband’s friend’s had their first baby and I sent them 3-6 mos. clothes for their little boy. She thanked me and said it was great because she had gotten so many 0-3 mos. and the baby outgrew them in less than a month.



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