To think dressing a baby in a babygro isn't trampy or lazy?

(82 Posts)
WhatchuTalkinBoutPhyllis Fri 11-Jan-13 15:20:24

Apparently so according to a friends nan.

Because you wouldn't go out in your pj's, so why would you take your baby out in theirs?

Actually I would if I could

MooseBeTimeForCoffee Sat 12-Jan-13 02:56:38

My DS has just turned 1 and we still use babygros. When its -25 outside, it's much easier to slide him into a snowsuit and he stays all toasty and warm smile

IneedAsockamnesty Sat 12-Jan-13 02:39:19

All of mine use baby grows up to when they start trying to walk along furniture and from then on footless baby grows or ones with grip dots on the feet or leggings and a vest. All combos if needed have a cardi over the top. at about 18 months/2 years ish I add dungeries and I start considering other types of small people's clothing

Its not trampy its putting comfort above fashion/ social pressure/ materialist pressures and IMHO I think more adults should think about prioritising comfort. But that's just me. It works for my family that may e because I'm not a fan of buying things that are not needed and the baby product market is awash with things it wants you to buy and its way of advertising it tends to make people think there a shite parent if they don't have xyz equipment because apparently you have to have these things your unprepared if you don't and its essential to your baby's well being.

So I choose to not feed it by not buying the stuff that's not needed.

ProtegeMoi Sat 12-Jan-13 01:23:31

My daughter wore nothing but baby grows with a cardigan for her first 3 months. Then we went onto occasional leggings and loose top.

At 7 months old she has still never worn jeans or other uncomfortable clothing.

Babies sleep so much and spend a long time lying down. Anything comfy, warm with easy access for nappy changes is a winner.

elkiedee Sat 12-Jan-13 00:55:43

No, babygros come in such fun designs - I particularly liked black and white animal prints - zebra, dalmatian etc. I was told off by a practice nurse when I took DS1 for jabs. In summer with DS2 (February baby so 4-7 months) I put him in short sleeved poppered vests, sometime with pull on elasticated shorts or trousers sometimes.

monsterchild Sat 12-Jan-13 00:41:26

Ugh, Ds1 is only 2.5 weeks, and I can't be bothered trying to get onesies over his head! he hates it, I hate it and since he pees on everything (he's a great stealth widdler) I have to change his clothes almost every time I change a nappy!
Easier of everyone if he just has one zipper and no leg/feet shoving to do!

GanglyGiraffe Sat 12-Jan-13 00:36:19

I don't care what people dress their babies in as long as they aren't smug about it.

Choosing to dress your baby in a sleep suit doesn't make you better than those that don't, and vice-versa.

wibblyjelly Sat 12-Jan-13 00:20:52

Yanbu, its neither lazy nor trashy.

However, I do dress 3 and a half month old ds in 'day' clothes and use the baby gros for bed time. This is only because I read that it is supposed to help them differentiate between day and night. I don't know if there is any truth in that, but it does seem to have helped ds.

We put him in easy to put on trousers, and I don't think its any more difficult to get him in or out of them compared to baby gros.

Disappearing Sat 12-Jan-13 00:18:45

Wow DameFanny - you've just explained one of life's great mysteries for me - i.e. why do baby clothes often have several actual functional pockets, c.w. button/popper fastenings, heavy seams etc. when the baby involved is so young it barely knows up from down -

The only point of putting babies in jeans and combats is to have a spare pocket for your door key

Now it all makes sense.

TheDetective Sat 12-Jan-13 00:16:09

I have a 7 week old. He has some absolutely gorgeous babygrows! I have little cardigans to match. He looks lovely when we take him out, in his babygrows! Much cuter than jeans, or other grown up type stuff! If he wears an 'outfit' it is soft dungarees, or a romper (basically a babygrow minus feet!!). He will be like this for quite some time yet.

Hell, I don't even change his grow unless it's dirty. He wore his last one from 6am yesterday morning (puke incident!) til 3pm today (wee incident!). Why would you make more work for yourself when you can be enjoying your baby!!!!

PeazlyPops Fri 11-Jan-13 23:49:54

foof - Mothercare have them. They are so cute and snuggly, I prefer them for DS to sleep in as they are warmer too.

YorkshireDeb Fri 11-Jan-13 19:34:34

The first friend to have a baby in my social circle to keep them in babygros as long as possible - they get into clothes quickly enough as it is & once they're in them it lasts forever. Babies look so cute & cuddly in babygros anyway. And they're significantly easier to get a newborn into & out of. X

Pigsmummy Fri 11-Jan-13 19:21:02

I don't use anything with a waistband due to umbilical hernia so babygrow/ sleep suit all the way! Sometimes with a nice dress over the top.

YANBU I kept mine in babygros for aaaaages and once they were wearing 'real' cloths at 12+ months I would still sometimes jsut take them out in babygros if I felt like it

IceNoSlice Fri 11-Jan-13 19:06:10

CommanderShepard I'm with you on that. Pesky little blighted, those poppers.

TheFallenNinja Fri 11-Jan-13 18:55:58

Some Nans have overly romanticised memories of their own motherhood experiences coupled with an inability to keep their opinions to themselves. smile

Foof Mothercare had them last time I was in.

I love babygros BUT I fail miserably at getting the bottom poppers done up right first time.

FoofFighter Fri 11-Jan-13 18:23:54

Shops call them sleepsuits because they want you to think they are only for night-times and then go on to spend more with them on "day-time" outfits wink

I love babygros, especially white terrytowelling ones, sadly not something that's easy to find these days though, if anyone knows where to buy them please tell me!

IceNoSlice Fri 11-Jan-13 18:20:36

Mine wears a baby gro every day, pretty much. It's so chilly at the moment, I dress him in vest, socks, baby gro then pop some dungarees and a zip up jumper on top if we are going out (plus the pram suit for walks). Or maybe we just have a cold house confused

Fairylea Fri 11-Jan-13 18:16:42

Maryz I cut the feet off too ! smile

elizaregina Fri 11-Jan-13 18:15:38

Id say its the most practical thing for baby to be in, what does nan want? jeans and a t ?

Maryz Fri 11-Jan-13 18:08:52

It depends on the baby.

ds1 wore lovely clothes, gifts from friends. I had the time to actually wash them (and even ironed them occasionally).

dd (two years later) had pretty dresses etc - my mum insisted on ironing them for me.

ds2 (18 months after that) wore babygros until he was able to walk (I had given up by then, and lived in squalor). And I used to cut off the feet when they got too small too!

TrazzleMISTLEtoes Fri 11-Jan-13 18:07:54

Babygros all the way.

Fairylea Fri 11-Jan-13 18:04:41

I find it really interesting reading this as the very same discussion was on netmums ages ago and the majority there seemed to see gro's as pjs and also wouldn't put their ds in joggers!! (Why not? They are warm and comfortable!)

I love baby sleepsuits! Babies are babies, they should be primarily comfortable and warm smile ... and cute too smile

WilsonFrickett Fri 11-Jan-13 17:58:11

Oh YANBU. DS was in them till the ones people bought us were outgrown for 6 months. Lovely and comfy, no wee draughts, snuggly for him and me, easy to change a nappy. Lovely. <wistful>

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