Originally Posted by amystarr
Other people seem to dress their babies much differently than I do!
I hate ALL garments that snap at the crotch. My 8 month old ds wears mostly hand-me-downs, so I put the onesie shirts on him without snapping them. (This looks sloppy, but we don't get out much.) I like a regular adult-style shirt (with snaps or folds at the shoulders to help it go over his head) and regular pants! To me, anything that goes under his crotch has the potential to get wet, and then I wind up having to change not just his pants but his shirt as well, which irritates him!
I hate wearing anything tight or constricting myself, and the sleep bags and footed pjs make me feel positively claustrophobic for him. He sleeps snuggled up to me, so he doesn't need anything too warm at night or he'll get hot. During the summer at night he just wears a shirt and a diaper. In the winter it's a shirt, diaper, and pants.
As with my first ds, I long for the days when he can wear the 12 month clothes so we can be rid of the awful crotch-snappers!
i hate onesies and one-piece clothes. loathe them. I EC so i don't want to have to take 10 minutes to undress my baby. and if they do get wet or poopy the whole outfit has to get changed, instead of just the bottoms. so perhaps once in a while when you pick them up a bit of their belly shows... so? i'm big on skin-to-skin contact with little ones especially so i just don't get trying to cover every square inch of your baby up. in fact, a t-shirt that's ridden up a little exposes that sweet belly to touch mine when we're nursing and i think that's a good thing.
i just cut the crotches off of any onesies people gave me (that i didn't have to give back
) and i only bought t-shirts (bought a lot of white ones that came in packs and dyed them). at home my babies always just wore a t-shirt and a coverless diaper, and if it was really cold then some babylegs. they were worn a lot of the time so it's not like they were freezing, and i had easy access to diaper removal for pottying and changing. when we were going out, i'd put a cover over the diaper and a pair of cotton, elastic-waist pants on (with babylegs under if it was cold and i was wearing baby, to keep legs warm) or a pair of wool longies. once my girls were walking i'd sometimes put them in dresses with no diaper at home so pottying was easier, and the boy just wore a t-shirt that was a little big. again, babylegs if it was cold.