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First clothes?

post #1 of 37
Thread Starter 

I feel quite ignorant for asking this, but someone just asked me about baby's first outfit. I have no idea! First thing will be a prefold, then a cover. Then...a simple onesie and a swaddle blanket? After the first nursing and everything else, what gets put on baby? Long-sleeved onesie? What are your plans? A cap...I suppose...hmm.

post #2 of 37

some people pick out a special first outfit. Just something they like.

 

I am planning on having my baby wear an outfit a friend made just for her first outfit (if it arrives at my house in time), if it doesn't arrive in time I think I will put one of my baby outfits on it...if it fits, I was 4 lbs 10 oz at birth or one of the gowns I made for the baby.

 

as for what type of clothes. what ever is appropriate for your weather and a baby hat.

post #3 of 37

I will be bringing baby home from the birthing center in this hand knitted wool longies and matching hat set and this organic long sleeve Under the Nile shirt in yellow to match.

 

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post #4 of 37
Oh, that is SUCH a cute outfit! I need to think more about mine--if it's as hot as it has been here I can stick with my original plan--a little yellow jumper thing with some tiny easter chicks and eggs embroidered on the shoulders (I figure it'll be close enough to the holiday), buster brown socks that I found at a thrift store, and a little green hat with a pompom. If it's colder, though, I need to think of something with legs...
post #5 of 37

We've still got trickles of snow at night here in Portland, Oregon...I'm expecting a very cold spring and a late summer here so these longies should be perfect!

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Originally Posted by prettyisa View Post

Oh, that is SUCH a cute outfit! I need to think more about mine--if it's as hot as it has been here I can stick with my original plan--a little yellow jumper thing with some tiny easter chicks and eggs embroidered on the shoulders (I figure it'll be close enough to the holiday), buster brown socks that I found at a thrift store, and a little green hat with a pompom. If it's colder, though, I need to think of something with legs...


 

post #6 of 37

One thing to remember ... if baby's outfit has appliques or embroidery on it (w/interfacing on the inside) make sure you put a onesie on underneath so the babe's skin doesn't get irritated by the scratchy interfacing. Sorry, just a pet peeve of mine.

 

I've packed onesies and soft, well-used (read soft, w/no off-gassing) sleepers. New clothes are cute, but I look for comfort on baby's fresh skin. I don't want anything irritating against his skin!

post #7 of 37
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Originally Posted by saudade View Post

We've still got trickles of snow at night here in Portland, Oregon...I'm expecting a very cold spring and a late summer here so these longies should be perfect!



 


apparently it dumped in eugene last night!  from the look at a friends house, they got six inches!!  crazy "spring" in oregon this year!!  because of that and since DS could arrive anyday now, i've got a long sleeve onesie and pants for him to wear, a wool sweater, and a knit hat, booties, and blanket set that i knit for him.  this will be his going home outfit.  i can't remember what i did with DD when we were in the hospital.  i think i just used the clothes that they provided. 

post #8 of 37

I was planning on baby being nakey for a good amount of time.  For first clothes I have set aside a couple caps, a white side snap long sleeve shirt and a couple leg warmers...I figure I'll choose when the time comes.  I have a tie dyed heart onesie I would like to put on him but wouldn't onsies be irritating to the umbilical area until it detaches?  I don't really remember.

post #9 of 37



 

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Originally Posted by AiryFairy View Post

I was planning on baby being nakey for a good amount of time.  For first clothes I have set aside a couple caps, a white side snap long sleeve shirt and a couple leg warmers...I figure I'll choose when the time comes.  I have a tie dyed heart onesie I would like to put on him but wouldn't onsies be irritating to the umbilical area until it detaches?  I don't really remember.

I have several "top half" onesies for the first week or so. That way, nothing is putting too much pressure on the umbilical area.

 

In the past I usually just dressed our babes in a non gendered sleeper for the trip home. This time I splurged and bought a blue and pink version of a footless sleeper. They are pretty cute.... too bad I'm not having boy/girl twins! Haha! I wanted a footless sleeper so that this little one can wear the booties and hat that I've knit up.

 

 

post #10 of 37

Im fond of the footless sleepers too. Thats what DS wore home from the hospital. I have a few girly ones and I suppose I may pack a few other onsies or snap shirts in case we are there longer than expected.

post #11 of 37

I've only had one summer baby so I've always dressed mine in onesies and soft sleepers right away to keep them warm.

 

My dd's MW encouraged skin-to-skin the first night after my grandson was born and every time I went into my dd's room to help her (throughout the night) that poor baby was cold! It was really hard to keep my mouth shut!

post #12 of 37
Thread Starter 
Itsasecret - I asked DH what he wants this LO to wear for his first clothing, and he said "skin to skin! Why would he need clothes besides a diaper?" I'll relay your DD's first night experience.

A couple friends keep asking me about the first outfit ick. Since we will be at home already and given posts here, I think that I'm just going to pick the softest piece we have. That means a hand me down onesie or longie, I think. I wish we had some soft crochet hats.

I should have made a thread for first timer questions in general. I feel like I've prepared so much more for birth and pregnancy than actually caring for a newborn. I think this last-minute worry is hormonal. I know how to diaper, I know how to soothe, I'm as prepared as I can be to breast feed, etc. We have books and MWs and parents to rely on for help. But man, it hit me like a ton of bricks yesterday that OMG soon we will be three.
post #13 of 37

Rosie, I am feeling the same way. It suddenly hit me that I'm going to be in charge of caring for this newborn, and I have no clue. I have read a lot, I have been around babies, even newborns. And I diaper people at work every day, though I've never used a prefold. But suddenly I feel like I don't know a thing. Like, I never thought about a onesie bothering the umbilical area! Every day, I feel like I have a really really dumb question that I should know the answer to, and I am starting to have moments of tiny panic. So please, start that thread, so we can ask the pros :)

post #14 of 37
Thread Starter 
Lol. Umbilical area care is what set off my worry, I think. While I've clipped baby nails, diapered, clothed, etc., I've never done so with an unhealed umbilicus! Ok, I'll start a thread? smile.gif
post #15 of 37
I'm in. What are we going to do with this little person, anyway? smile.gif
post #16 of 37

The hospital had a kimono-style shirt for the baby, and we have a few of those lying around so we'll be doing that again. They're good because they don't cover the cord stump and they're easy to get on and off. Onesies came a day or two later. 

post #17 of 37

I'm with you all on the the "OMG I'm going to have to care for a brand new person" feeling, but I think a lot of it will come instinctively. And whatever doesn't, your midwives can advise you on.

 

My grandma sent us a lovely organic cotton set with a kimono-style shirt and pants that I'm thinking of using for the first outfit, partly in honor of her and the baby being her first great-grandchild.  We also have many little newborn gowns, some with buttons at the back so they're easy to put on. I figure the baby will be either in bed with me or worn on me/DH a lot in the beginning so he/she won't need any really warm clothes, even though it will be mid-Autumn here and might be chilly by then.  We don't really plan on going out for a while.

post #18 of 37

I just wanted to share these with everyone. I think they are soooo sweet and cute and perfect. They are a little on the spendy side, because they are 100% organic muslin...but super cute and gender neutral.  They come in this cute GN print and all white.

 

http://www.target.com/p/i-Play-Newborn-Organic-Muslin-Wrap-Shirt-White-Multi/-/A-13848383#?lnk=sc_qi_detailimage

 

http://www.target.com/p/i-Play-Newborn-Organic-Muslin-Pant-White/-/A-13832397

 

I like the little shirt and pants best, but they also have side tying onesies and gowns, etc. So sweet!

 

http://www.target.com/s?searchTerm=iplay&category=0|All|matchallany|all+categories

post #19 of 37
Thread Starter 

Seems like the side-snap style is a consensus. I'm going to put out a plea on the local list for used ones...they're softer. 

post #20 of 37

For my homebirth, her first outfit was this: a tee, hat and cloth diaper.

 

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