(Closed) What do you dress your newborn in?

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh! I love those one piece snap pajamas with the rubber footies. Those are so cute.

You’re in NC does it get that “cold” there? πŸ˜‰

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Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We’re still expecting, but DH’s sister had their little one last October. He is a warm-blooded guy and would overheat quickly. So I would definitely get some short sleeved onesies to help keep your little one cool if she also turns out to “run warm”.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

We dressed Dirty Delete in short sleeved onsesies and kept the house heat up above 70.  We also had long sleeved footies, but they didn’t fit her well until she was bigger, so the sleep sacks worked the best for cold nights.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@Lolasmomma:

Oh! I live in Upstate NY now and I tease my BIL all the time because he lives in GA now and his blood is soo thin. πŸ˜‰

I don’t have a baby yet but I remember from all my nieces and nephews and little cousins. I love those snap pjs, I didn’t find them that hard to close? I always feared the zippers and zippering their skin! eek.

But you’re right because your baby will be used to that climate the 40s of NC will be cold to them. I esp love fleece footed pjs. πŸ™‚

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I love the long-sleeve footie sleepers for newborns, especially the snap ones!  I had this weird fear of putting stuff over my daughter’s head until she was like a month old, so I loved the sleepers that just button up around them.  Plus, the snaps are nice because you can just unbutton the bottom for a diaper change.  With the zipper ones, you almost have to undress the baby all the way to change his/her diaper.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2008

I never liked zippers on little baby clothes because they’d snag or bunch up alot at their neck/face and it never looked comfortable! the plastic zippers aren’t as bad, but I definitely prefer snaps. Babies always cry when you change their diaper, so just having to unsnap the bottom was convenient.

For the first few weeks, it’s easier to keep them naked and just wrap them in blankets or a swaddle me, they like that tightness, like the womb was, and skin to skin contact with you (esp while breastfeeding for instance, if you choose to do that) is beneficial for them, makes them feel safe.

Otherwise sleepers are the easiest, you never have to lift things over their head, which can be a pain because they’re so little and fragile! 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2010

We had our in summer in Fl so we were more worried about keeping her cool. At night time we kept her in a swaddle. Just a diaper and swaddle blanket. We had tons of gowns, but she didn’t sleep well in them so it was kind of a waste for us.

During the day if she was just hanging around the house I’d put on a little shirt or a onesie. But I always prefer shirts or dresses, easier access to diapers.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

keep in mind that you will most likely swaddle your baby at night and for naps for the first few weeks, probably months. so one peice suits with footies, even in winter, might be a bit warm layered with a swaddling blanket at night.

we dressed our newborn in short sleeved onesies and when he wasnt swaddled, we tended to have a receiving blanket partially wrapped or draped over him. when you’re inside it’ll be warm so i’d imagine your newborn would be fine in short or long sleeved onesies with a blanket nearby or swaddled. our baby outgrew being swaddled at about 8 weeks (he kicked his way out every time) so he sleeps in one peice suits with footies or long sleeved night gowns. 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

@Lolasmomma: A sleep sack is like pjs, so you don’t have to put anything underneath it but a diaper.  πŸ™‚  It keeps them really warm but lets them kick their legs around.  Dirty Delete loved it!

I never had a problem with zippers except for the giant plastic ones they put on baby jackets.  Hate those (still).  But the snap ones are really nice so you only have to undo the bottom, but they were hard to snap back up at 3am in the dark.  :-)~

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My little boy was born in February. I never dressed our little one in the footed pajamas. They are cute, but difficult to check the diaper in..and newborns have LOTS of dirty diapers. We put him in a lot of onesies, I know they have long sleeved ones too. Another favorite was the footless gowns, comfy, warm, and easy access to the diaper. 

 

Congratulations on your pregnancy!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

@Lolasmomma: Glad you asked this question, we just got a whole bunch of different things and now we are like umm maybe we should have researched a little first lol.

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