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post #21 of 28
Pretty much since she was born. We only did gowns and sleepers during the day for the first few days.
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post #22 of 28
I'll admit it. I dressing up my kids. I enjoy buying the clothes for them to dress up in, but it's not for everyday. But to dress up to me is an outfit that just simply matches. Carter's outfits, Gymboree, etc., They are so stinkin' cute and hard to pass up especially when I find most of my stuff for them at consignment sales.
post #23 of 28
From the moment of birth. when dd was born she wore a long sleeve onsie I had picked out for her....none of that ugly awful hospital crap. She went home in pants and a onesie and soft booties. Ds went home in a similar outfit.

When we are at home both of my kids will be in underwear/diaper and any random piece of clothing that covers them. usually ds runs around in old sweats and no shirt, and dd wears onesies.

I start with the potty around 10 months so the onesies are definitely out once we really get into it hard core at a year (or whenever the walking is pretty steady). I HATE crotch-snapping crap. HAte it.

Whenever I take my kids out they are dressed. Only time they even wear a one piece outfit out of the house would be for a grocery run or something like that. Usually dd wears jeans and a onesie/shirt, or a dress. Ds always wore jeans and a shirt or some such outfit from day one.

sleepers.....are for sleeping. After the first couple weeks I don't do them during the day, unless we are having a lazy pajama day at home.
post #24 of 28
i started using "real" outfits pretty frequently at about 3 months? i think around 5 months a definite bedtime emerged, so we started changing into pjs at that point... before 5 months, she generally wore comfy pj-type clothes around the house and slept in whatever she was wearing during the day, but wore an outfit if we went out. so yeah, after 5 months we really got into day time clothes that look like "real" clothes. i like t-shirts and pants (either wool longies or jeans/sweatpants/leggings)... we don't really do many dresses since they are pretty impractical for a non-walking baby. of course, over the summer we mostly did just diaper and tshirt or onesie.

for me, it was partly that dd was premature and was and is quite petite. i felt a bit self-conscious about it at first, and noticed how people generally treated her a bit differently when she was dressed in pants and a shirt compared to a footed sleeper or something else very obviously "baby clothes." now we're just in the habit of wearing pjs at night and outfits during the day, even though no one would mistake her for a newborn any more!

i also don't like to dress her in things i wouldn't wear, so everything is very comfy (i hate tight waistbands or fussy outfits) and NOT pink we wear a lot of navy, gray, green and brown.
post #25 of 28
I've been doing onesies and soft pants now that DD is somewhat mobile (wiggling and crawling backwards). I'll shift to regular shirts once she walks, but right now a regular shirt would be riding up a lot and I don't want her to be cold.

I've never done jeans or khakis or "real" pants because DD is chubby and with her cloth diaper, all the "real" pants seem way too tight...but I also prefer yoga pants to jeans myself!
post #26 of 28
The day Ds came home from the hospital was the day I began to dress him in none lounge clothing. He also was dressed in a plain white onsie as an undergarment, unless he wore a sleeveless outfit. I generally dressed Ds in the morning, maybe changed his clothes once during the day and put him into pajamas or a print onsie at bedtime.

Onsies and lounge pants were reserved for lazy days.

I don't like the little man/little woman look.
post #27 of 28
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we do onesies in the summer and long sleeve onesies and soft pants in the winter.
This. Pretty much anything that was comfortable. I am a big fan of onesies and used them as long as possible (until he was potty-learning, pretty much). I don't like shirts that come untucked and his poor backside or belly is hanging out. I don't like a draft around my middle, so I don't think DS does either.
Comfortable cotton shorts in summer, and athletic pants with an elastic waist in the winter. I think jeans and other waist-banded pants look uncomfortable, even now that he is 3. I really don't like "little man" clothes for an infant (or toddler); I prefer that he was dressed like an infant (for as long as possible), and super comfy clothes after that.

Collared shirts and waistbands are for church and picture-day.
post #28 of 28
This is what we do too. Comfort before style, although comfy can obviously be very cute. I think jeans and even overalls (if they have metal buckles) look horribly uncomfortable for a baby or toddler. It bothers me that clothing for little girls is cut so close to the body, because I don't see why only boys get comfy clothes that allow them to move.

My girls are two and three now, and they wear pretty much what they have worn since birth: cotton t-shirts and soft cotton pants with stretch waists. The three-year-old likes dresses, too, so she wears cotton knit ones over bike shorts in the summer and over soft pants or leggings in winter. I'm not forcing this or anything--she owns a few pairs of jeans and some fancier woven cotton dresses (not stretchy), but really doesn't like to wear them. Gymboree and Old Navy have lots of styles that are super cute and comfortable.

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Originally Posted by ASusan View Post
This. Pretty much anything that was comfortable. I am a big fan of onesies and used them as long as possible (until he was potty-learning, pretty much). I don't like shirts that come untucked and his poor backside or belly is hanging out. I don't like a draft around my middle, so I don't think DS does either.
Comfortable cotton shorts in summer, and athletic pants with an elastic waist in the winter. I think jeans and other waist-banded pants look uncomfortable, even now that he is 3. I really don't like "little man" clothes for an infant (or toddler); I prefer that he was dressed like an infant (for as long as possible), and super comfy clothes after that.

Collared shirts and waistbands are for church and picture-day.
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