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Q&A: Best clothes for a newborn?

What kind of clothes will be most comfortable and convenient for my newborn?

Re: What kind of clothes will be most comfortable and convenient for my newborn?

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"She wore footed sleepers all day every day for about a month, but it was cold so she needed to be covered head to toe. After about a month we started wearing cotton pants and cute onesies. I bought some longsleeved onesies to go underneath the cute short sleeved onesies because it still isn't consistently warm enough for short sleeves. Any tops with collars end up looking goofy on the newborn -- they don't sit well since the outfit itself doesn't fit well initially. Even once the outfit fits better, the collar still doesn't lie very well." -Missa1128

"We dress her in sleep and plays (footed sleepers) most days because two piece outfits ride up. The pants ride up to her knees and the bottom of her shirt rides up her back. We try to use ones with zippers when she goes to my mom for the day since the snaps are hard on my moms arthritic hands. I really like Carter's brand -- their cotton is very soft. Much of the first month she was dressed in a sleeping gown around the clock. Since both baby and mommy were home, and she slept most of the time, this was most convenient for diaper changes. Now that it's getting warmer, she sleeps in a onesie and a SwaddleMe blanket only (no gown)." -Expecting0207

"We usually dress DS for comfort. He wears mainly knit fabrics and the style of outfit he wears depends on the weather. If it's warm I'll dress him in a cute onesie or romper, and if it's cooler, I'll put a pair of knit pants over the onesie or dress him in a sleep and play. He hasn't worn anything heavier up to this point simply because he hasn't needed it! For sleep he usually wears a long-sleeved T-shirt and wearable blanket (a Halo sleep sack or something similar)." -crk05

"When we are at home, he wears mostly gowns (with mitts)! They are so much easier than buttoning onesies and the other cute outfits. The rest of the time he is either in footed sleepers or onesies." -ErinAGS04

"When we're at home she wears long sleeve one-pieces and socks. And she's usually swaddled in a SwaddleMe blanket during the day and at night a Miracle Blanket. At night she's in a sleeping gown (for easy diaper changes), and I especially like the ones that velcro instead of go over her head. I really like the details of the Gerber Onesie. They are so cute and I like how they fasten on the side. Cotton materials are best for breathe-ability and function, IMO." -Rossica+1

"His first few weeks we loved the side snap tees (much easier to get on than onesies since they don't go over the head). They were easy on the umbilical stump and DS's circumcision as well. Carter's brand were the best; they're tagless, all soft cotton, and kept their shape better than other brands. Over the tees we pretty much exclusively used gowns. Again, easy to get on, and very easy for diaper changes since you just have to pull them up instead of fiddling with snaps and things. Now that he's a month we use onesies instead of the tees, because with all his moving around they don't ride up. And now that the bellybutton and circumcision have healed we don't worry about that comfort-wise. We still use gowns alot, but also onesies (on top of the undershirt weight ones) and pants, and outfits if we go out." -ModernMomma

"My DS is only a week and a half. I *love* the gowns that I can just pull up for a diaper change! I only have three and if he messes two, I'm sure to do wash so I'm not without one!! I've tried onsies, but they are not as easy as the gown. I'm hoping to use them as he gets a little bit bigger. I also love the side snap long sleeved Ts, but I feel that his legs get a bit too cold due to this later winter weather." -SAB717

"When my daughter was a newborn, we loved the footed sleepers with zippers. Onesies were a pain to get over her head, and t-shirts tended to right up. At night she worn gowns a lot. Again, I liked ones that opened with snaps to avoid going over her head. Now we tend to do onesies and cotton pants, and I'm trying to make sure she wears all the cute outfits people gave her. But to be honest I don't like dresses at this stage... they ride up too much and are just a pain to get in the car seat, etc. I much prefer sleep and play outfits, etc." -madhatter2003

re: Q: Best Baby Clothes?

We think so far that the best value for the $$ are clothes from Old Navy. What type to wear depends a lot on the weather. Our DS was too short for sleepers or pants, so he just wore onesies and we wrapped his legs in a blanket (until he kicked it off). Don't forget hats, all newbies need hats. Even now - DS is 3 months - we don't really "dress" him up. It's just onesies and pants and sleepers at night.

beanzII |

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I've been making some stuff for my sister's baby which she started putting on her after 1month she really likes them because they are comfy and cute so I listed some online in case other mom (of baby girls just for now) want cuter but comfy outfits.

m_void |

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m_void |

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My DD was born in March, so we stuck with footed sleepers or onesies with pants. If she was wearing short sleeved, I had a bunch of sweaters and hoodies she could wear. As soon as it got warmer, I got her into rompers, which are awesome, dresses and shorts and t-shirts or onesies. I got so many cute clothes for her from people, so I try to cycle them so she'll get use out of all of them

anniemacgregor |

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Our daughter (born in June) looks adorable in dresses, but they're not at all practical! They always end up around her neck. Carter's rompers, with and without feet, are the best for our girl. Good prices, good quality, and so many adorable choices. We like Old Navy, too.

lndani |

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We use the Technical Comfort clothing from Halo. We love that the fabric just knows if the baby needs to be kept warm or cool and her skin stays dry. It is like a wonder fabric!

happyhappymommy |

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All my friends seem to love sleep sacks durng the 1st months. They make it easy to change diapers during the night and still keep baby covered.

cfcarrion |

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Footed sleepers always look so uncomfortable to me. If I were baby I would feel so trapped!

jmj715 |

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I am due mid march ( if I end up with a c section ) or towards the end of march if I am able to deliver naturally. I live in the Berkshires of Mass. and had my first baby down south so I have NO idea what to expect. is there anyone else who has been through this and can give me an idea of which end is up? Thanks <3

stephanie_brewer |

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I read some of the comments and see the abbreviations DD or DS. What does this mean?

colourstory |

Q&A: Best clothes for a newborn?

Darling daughter, darling son

bride1230 |

Q&A: Best clothes for a newborn?

Sleepers with zippers! You may want to get two or three preemie sizes for when you first bring the baby home. I had a 7lb baby and the 0-3 were too big for the first couple weeks.

KellyJean2nd |

Q&A: Best clothes for a newborn?

for my winter babies we use fleece sleep sacks the ones that zip up without feed separated with our spring summer babies we used cloth sleep sacks that were open at the bottom so there feet would hang out sometimes with socks. We found these helpful with changing, because they really do just sleep, eat and use the restroom within the 1st couple months.

Tifancea |

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Went with Garanimals for first baby, the one piece outfits, sleepers and gowns were easiest and baby was comfortable.

live4whatulove |

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Had one in August, one in February and due in July. For the summer babies we put them in just diapers while around the house. For the 15 month old it's t-shirts and shorts or summer dresses while out. For the baby it will be as little as possible, just a onsie or romper. The one born in august was the same way with diapers and clothes as a baby. But now she is 6 so around the house it is camisoles and shorts, while out she picks her own clothes.

Greatdialup |

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I have a different question, I know this is about clothes but I really need HELP picking out a diaper bag, I am a first time mom and there are SO many out there to choose from. Any advice is MUCH appreciated. Thanks!

krystlnickel |

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Better to buy FEWER, NON-TOXIC items, for the same total price, than several less expensive but very toxic items!!!!! Here are a few lists I found online of places that don't use the harmful toxins. (thank you to the person who took all the time to put them together!!) ~~~~~ http://nuclearmonkey.com/baby/default.htm The U.S. is the only country that allows the VERY TOXIC chemicals like PBDE's and other fire retardants, in baby clothes, pajamas, mattresses, and sheets. THESE CONTRIBUTE TO LIVER STRESS, SUDDEN INFANT DEATH, AND HAVE A HUGE IMPACT ON THE HORMONE SYSTEM OF THE SMALL BABY - who absorbs it through the skin and through breathing. (No, it does not wash out, only after 1,000 washes - so get organic cotton, certified to NOT have such toxic chemicals. I found a few good lists online. ---AND let's try to get these terrible toxins outlawed in the U.S., as they are in EVERY country in Europe and around the world.

none654 |

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My baby wears most of the time footed sleepers and she feels very comfortable. The most important is to choose cotton clothes as this is the most recommended material for a baby. I've also bought her some baby headbands as they are perfect in order to protect her ears from cold as they are more comfortable than hats.

sparklingwedding |

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Thanks for this great article, I also want to buy some warm clothes for my newborn to get him ready for winter.That's why this article is very useful for me.

deanjohnson |

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If I were you I would buy some nice Philly screen printing T-Shirts. I bought a few to my son also and he loves them.

deanjohnson |

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The only suits I used for my bub for the first 6 months had zips! My husband has chunky fingers so buttons just don't work. Check out zipmeupbaby suits at zipmeupbaby.com Great long zip and nice colours.

Winchmore |

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My first was born in June and it was a hot summer. He basically lived in onesies and Aiden & Anais swaddle blankets for the first 3 months after that, I loved 3 piece outfits (onesies, sweatpants and zip up hoodies). They were perfect for going out during the transitional fall weather or hanging at home. We are having a little girl in December and I have focused on cute footed sleepers, long sleeve onesies, and 3 piece velour outfits with feet. I love finding bargains on Zulilly. Carter's is my primary go to and they have great sales and coupons. The big thing, is don't buy anything expensive. They grow out of it so quickly and or stain it so it ends up being a waste of money!

jdklein |