Dressing Your Newborn

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Snaps are also an option. Some outfits snap all the way up, like the zipper, and these are great for the parents who prefer not to do the over-the-head maneuver. It's easy to just lie the baby down on top of the outfit to snap her or him up, and it's easy to remove as well.

Be sure that the clothing is free from lots of dangly items, such as ribbons and buttons. If the special-occasion outfit does come with these decorative items, be sure to keep a close eye on your baby.

Snaps are even a little easier for diaper changes because you don't have to almost completely undress your infant to get to the diaper.

Other snap outfits only snap at the bottom for easy diaper changes. These are nice, too, but make sure the neck hole is large enough so you don't have to pull very much to get it over your baby's head. There are neck holes that have snaps and some that have extra room around the shoulders; be sure to look for these features.

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And, of course, as said above, there will be times when you go for cuteness over ease. This is totally fine! Just be sure that the clothing is free from lots of dangly items, such as ribbons and buttons. If the special-occasion outfit does come with these decorative items, be sure to keep a close eye on your baby or remove them. Happy shopping!

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Dressing Your Newborn

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  1. Alanna says:

    yay for cute comfy outfits!

  2. loose clothing for her right now (summer baby) now, i’m getting ready for fall

  3. loose clothing for her right now (summer baby)

  4. Heatherly says:

    I try to dress my babies in cotton only. At least I avoid polyesters with a passion…they don’t breathe. Also I don’t like putting anything around their little waists that seem even too snug.
    It’s fun to dress them!

  5. MAMASEXXY says:

    I’VE NEVER BEEN NERVOUS DRESSING THE BABY IT’S ALWAYS BEEN HOLDING THEM BUT I’VE HAD A LOT OF PRACTICE AND I’M NO EXPERT BUT I’VE GOT IT COVERED.

  6. I was so nervous at first but it became second nature

  7. KaelinRae says:

    I have just started looking for baby onsies for when my little one arrives in October, and I have to say that this was very informative. I will probably try to stick with snaps more then zippers though.

  8. life says:

    im so ready to meet my baby

  9. Ja says:

    This is very helpful, thanks! I am a little nervous because newborn babies are so fragile.

  10. JessiLoveday says:

    This is personal advise from all the times I have helped my ma with her little ones while she rested. If you are worried about them squirming right out of your hands, the best way to change them is the have them on the floor on a towel or changing cloth, and just lift the bits you are dressing at the moment. I learned that when I was 10 with my second little brother, because I had a hard time controlling his newborn movements while putting his arms in the sleeves.

  11. Marilyn says:

    This will be my first, so these articles help quite a bit with things I worry about doing.

  12. julie says:

    i take my time so in the way i cant hurt my baby,is hard because they move there babys but i try my best..is my second baby the first ones are the hard one..

  13. Stephanie says:

    Think it’s a mother instinct to know what clothes are best for the baby

  14. Janice says:

    The easy on, and easy off, clothes for everyday, and save the nice ones for occasions. That is how I have always did things, to avoid the headaches.

  15. Janice says:

    I try to keep clothes on the baby that are easily removed and put on.

  16. Melody says:

    I bought a special occasion dress for my baby, but I didn’t think beyond cuteness! It wasn’t a huge problem, but the taffeta and tulle made for a slippery and scratchy combination–mostly for me since the dress was lined. She’s a wiggly girl!

  17. Lourdes says:

    Changing my son is not the problem hes 3 weeks old and I have experience because I have a 2 year old. What I was afraid of was changing his diaper but now im a pro. haha. πŸ™‚

  18. Sara says:

    He already has enough clothes to last him until he’s 2! And with his 3year old uncle’s hand-me-downs, I’ll never have to buy him clothes πŸ™‚

  19. aneesa says:

    emi285 is saying the right thing trust me

  20. emi285 says:

    Don’t buy a lot of newborn or 0-3 month sized clothing…they outgrow those sizes quick so there’s no need to have a whole lot of them!!

  21. JamJam says:

    Wonderful information. cant wait for my baby girl to get here!!

  22. chandra says:

    I was afraid to change my son I didnt want him to get cold or upset.

  23. I always feel like I am hurting my daughter when I dress her. It makes me feel better knowing that I am not the only one.

  24. Valerie says:

    me either!! πŸ™‚

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