To think that newborns don't look cute in jeans?

(118 Posts)
Lighthousekeeping Thu 14-Feb-13 19:58:36

How judgey am I? I saw some photos of my cousins beautiful baby boy who was born yesterday morning. Wearing jeans and a lumberjack shirt. I know I sound old fashioned I just assumed they wore baby grows and things with poppers on for the first few weeks. Fire away. smile

Sirzy Thu 14-Feb-13 20:00:57

Not something I would do but its nothing I can be bothered to judge about.

Baby 'jeans' that I saw when DS was little weren't really jeans just soft material made to look like jeans.

TheElephantIsADaintyBird Thu 14-Feb-13 20:01:23

Oh no, you are definitely not BU! Can't stand stiff horrible clothes on a soft little baby.

twinklesparkles Thu 14-Feb-13 20:01:32

Yanbu.. They can't be that comfy either..

Think you can get some that have fabric inside. Haven't seen many pairs like that though, maybe I'm shopping on wrong places smile

DragonMamma Thu 14-Feb-13 20:02:33


DS didn't wear jeans until he was 12mo old, they just looked wrong before them. I don't like seeing babies in jeans. Rompers all the way.

littlestressy Thu 14-Feb-13 20:03:33

Personally I love newborns in soft, snuggly babygros. DS was in his until 4mo. If I have another baby I'll keep them in babygros until they start to crawl!!! Just so much easier.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Thu 14-Feb-13 20:03:42

I won't judge anybody else in what they chose to dress their baby in.


I have a massive problem with jeans on babies as they look so uncomfortable.

I have received some clothes from a friend, her boy barely wore half the stuff - there are so many pairs of jeans/jean type trousers. I can't see my putting DS in them when he's born.

But then I am very, very, boring and like baby gro's and knitted cardis on tiny babies.

I can't comment really, DD was in a tutu aged 2 weeks that her over-excited godmum bought her grin it was the only time she wore it Not exactly comfortable or practical!

MortifiedAdams Thu 14-Feb-13 20:03:46

I agree OP. Nothing cuter than soft comfy onesies.

DD is 1.1, and has her first pair of jeggings but even them Im a bit hmm

DD2 was wearing "jeans" yesterday. Shes 12 weeks.

She was in sleepsuits for the first few weeks though.

I think YABU because its really not up to you what people dress their kids in.

helebear Thu 14-Feb-13 20:06:22

Each to their own but I prefer babies in babygrows until they're about 6 months!

TattyDevine Thu 14-Feb-13 20:07:42

Newborns look cute in everything

Jeans may not be your preference however.

The comfort thing is a bit of a red herring from my experience, they tend to be very soft and floppy

Goldmandra Thu 14-Feb-13 20:09:09

Jeans are about the only thing I would feel critical about simply because where there are a few layers they can get so thick, restrict their movement and rub their skin.
Like others I like children to be in age appropriate clothing but this isn't my child so what I like doesn't matter.
If this is the worst thing these parents do to their child he will be one of the lucky ones smile

CloudsAndTrees Thu 14-Feb-13 20:10:56

I don't think it looks cute either. It looks uncomfortable.

It can look cute on bigger babies though, as long as its not that stiff nasty denim.

deemented Thu 14-Feb-13 20:11:51


Imagine coming from the warm moistness that is your mothers womb, where all you've felt is softness and warmth and being thrust into scrachy denim that won't allow your legs to curl as you'd like them and with a waistband that digs in...

Babygrows or onesies in this house. Till they're at least two...

wibblyjelly Thu 14-Feb-13 20:13:31

Yabu. Ds has been in 'normal' clothes since the 2 week mark. The advice is that it helps babies differentiate between night and day. When I have my next dc, they will be in clothes during the day from the start. Just my opinion though!

VonHerrBurton Thu 14-Feb-13 20:13:59

I totally agree as well as everyone else, for the same reasons. I don't care if they're made with soft lining or nice comfy fabric - they look horrible. I saw a little boy of about 3 months old wearing the jeans/lumberjack ensemble the other day. He also had GELLED hair and a faux leather jacket on. shudder.

SkinnybitchWannabe Thu 14-Feb-13 20:16:18

I dont have a problem with jeans but I hate seeing 'proper' shoes on babies..ones with hard soles.
My main pet hate is anything with attached ears and stupid dress up Santa and pumpkin outfits!!

HearMyRoar Thu 14-Feb-13 20:17:17

We have random photos of dd when a newborn in various items of clothing, not because we thought they were good for babies but just because someone had given them as a gift and we thought it was polite to pop them on her and take a photo. Generally she only wore them for a few mins and then was straight back in the baby grows. I never realised people might think that she wore that stuff all the time and judge us terribly for it confused

LadyWidmerpool Thu 14-Feb-13 20:18:12

Babies don't tend to suffer in silence. If they are uncomfortable they have a habit if making it known. It's a different choice, that's all.

ThedementedPenguin Thu 14-Feb-13 20:19:23

You are being totally unreasonable.

I love my baby in jeans. He is super cute.

Overreactionoftheweek Thu 14-Feb-13 20:20:53

I love babies in babygros, they look so cuddly and cute. I used to take ds out in his all the way up to a year old, but I did get funny looks. He looks adorable when he's in one ready for bed.

Gelled hair - mil keeps telling me to gel 15 month ds's hair, hell no woman! That can wait for the awkward teen years grin

Next do the fabric lined jeans which are really nice though

bedmonster Thu 14-Feb-13 20:20:56

YABU. Newborns are cute no matter what they're wearing. YAB very judgey grin It might not be your preference, it wasn't mine, but IME, tiny baby jeans are soft and floppy not stiff and hard and denim-y. And if the baby is hungry, it cries. If it's tired, it cries. If it's got colic and uncomfortable and in pain, it cries. If it's dressed uncomfortably, it ill cry. As it wasn't it was probably okay.
I do agree with you on one point though, YAB old fashioned grin

MyDarlingClementine Thu 14-Feb-13 20:21:12

Its not so much the denim aspect that I am not keen on, its the pulling and wrestling with the NB to get it changed!

Why!? I suppose on a special day out, otherwise its extra unneccasry work and poor baby being pulled and yanked into trousers?

Lafaminute Thu 14-Feb-13 20:21:58

Same here: waist bands don't work with a still attached umbilical stump!!! UGH! My baby's spent their first few months in plain white babygros (can be hot, hot washed and did boys & girls) and I'm pretty sure friends and in laws were disgusted at the lack of "effort". But I did also do what HearMyRoar did too - a thank you card with a photo of the outfit or part of the outfit on the baby - if clothes given were for very small babies and I could, I did exchange them for bigger sizes.

Overreactionoftheweek Thu 14-Feb-13 20:23:07

Skinnybitch - noooo! Stupid fancy dress outfits are amazing! Think of the fun you'll have showing the photos to your poor child when they're older!

I dressed ds up in a Santa outfit for his 1st Christmas when he was only two months - but it was a Santa babygro so obviously that's allowed grin

JustCallMeFish Thu 14-Feb-13 20:25:43

My dc3 is 14 weeks and he's not worn anything but babygros yet. And I intend to keep it that way for a least another month or so.

Clothes are uncomfortable for babies.

If I could get away with wearing a onesie all day, every day, I would.

And you can have a better snuggle with a baby in a babygro. IMO.

Viviennemary Thu 14-Feb-13 20:26:05

I agree totally. Baby clothes for babies.

ll31 Thu 14-Feb-13 20:31:49

Yabu, newborns look great in anything

ChristmasJubilee Thu 14-Feb-13 20:34:46

I don't like jeans for babies but I really can't stand babygrows during the day. My ds's' had velour all in ones, soft cotton dungarees or leggings (girls) with fleece tops or cardigans during the day. All soft and cuddly but properly dressed and babygrows for bedtime.

WafflesandWhippedCream Thu 14-Feb-13 20:35:15

They're not my choice, I think babygrows or dungarees look much cuter.

Tbh I don't really like my 20 month old in jeans - she has two pairs that were hand-me-downs from a friend. Whenever I put her in them, I just think they are so boring. Let's face it, she'll probably be wearing jeans (for leisure at least) pretty much exclusively from when she's about 9 or 10 until her 30's, or older grin. But she won't be able to carry off a pair of stripy red velour joggers for many more years!

I prefer little kids in clothes that no self-respecting adult would dream of wearing grin.

VinegarDrinker Thu 14-Feb-13 20:39:56

I don't even like my just 2 yr old in jeans! MiL bought him some but I think they make him look far too grown up. Plus nowhere near as comfy (or practical) as soft cotton joggers.

everlong Thu 14-Feb-13 20:42:09

Years ago all both newborn boys and girls wore soft white nighties, with a little lamb or something as cute embroidered on the front.

Lovely little pink newborn feet poking out the bottom. <well broody>

Crawling Thu 14-Feb-13 20:44:14

Yanbu I hate hate this I was bought loads yuck. I like baby gros personally much more comfy and practical.

SoleSource Thu 14-Feb-13 20:45:35


VinegarDrinker Thu 14-Feb-13 20:46:14

I actually wasn't too keen on baby gros - all those poppers! Just did soft simple slip on top & footed trousers.

HollyBerryBush Thu 14-Feb-13 20:48:05

YABU. babies look cute, period.

People that keep them in the equivalent of nightwear have a different perspective of what constitutes appropriate dress.

SoleSource Thu 14-Feb-13 20:48:49


Lighthousekeeping Thu 14-Feb-13 20:50:40

I want these and someone to dress them in! infact her whole baby range is so soft to look at. I'm waiting for it to come to TK Maxx

FarBetterNow Thu 14-Feb-13 20:52:57

I think baby boys can look like little old bald headed men in shirts and trousers.
I remember one baby in a linen suit, tie and shirt at 3 months old - he looked like Charlie Drake.

MortifiedAdams Thu 14-Feb-13 20:53:28


HeavenlyWineandRoses Thu 14-Feb-13 20:54:38

YANBU. Babies should be dressed in soft cotton sleepsuits with baby-ish prints like ducks and bunny rabbits. They look silly and uncomfortable in anything else.

INeedThatForkOff Thu 14-Feb-13 20:55:49

Weeeell, I prefer rompers but DS was given a couple of pairs if jeans, size 3-6 months, when he was born. They seem comfy enough so I'm not going to waste them.

Footface Thu 14-Feb-13 20:55:49

Yanbu, it must be so uncomfortable. When ds1 was newborn he was in a baby grow and the h.v came round and told me should be dress by this time of the day

usualsuspect Thu 14-Feb-13 20:56:36

I would judge someone who paid the price as on that website

usualsuspect Thu 14-Feb-13 20:57:17


CheerfulYank Thu 14-Feb-13 20:58:53

I dressed DS in jeans as a baby (he's 5 and a half now) but can't imagine why I did! DC2 is due in May and will be comfier smile

5madthings Thu 14-Feb-13 20:59:14

I kept mine in baby grows or very soft cosy leggings and tops etc.

ARF at the idea that putting a newborn in 'proper' clothes will help it learn to distinguish between day and night!!!

determinedma Thu 14-Feb-13 20:59:39

Work clients brought their 8 month old to an event recently and he was in a babygro and cardy and looked so damn cute and like a proper baby not an mini adult

Lighthousekeeping Thu 14-Feb-13 21:03:00

I wouldn't dream of paying those prices! It's the range I would buy my imaginary baby when I win the lottery! Having said that, last years stock went to TK Maxx for a quarter of that price and if it does again I shall be buying afew presents.

The jeans come up to under his armpits. What's all that about?

GirlOutNumbered Thu 14-Feb-13 21:03:43

I've just starting 'dressing' DS2 and he's 5 months!!! Onsies are so easy and so cute.

determinedma Thu 14-Feb-13 21:04:25

Stella McCartney link is jaw dropping. Grey legging with a mouse face on the toe....real high class designing. Must have made her creative brain ache coming up with that. Retailing initially at £45!
I genuinely can't believe anyone would be stupid enough to buy into that, however much money they had.

nellyjelly Thu 14-Feb-13 21:06:28

Babies sleep alot in the day. How comfy would you be in jeans all day, sleeping.

Jeans on babies must not be comfy. Also dresses. They are lying down all day, with a dress rucked up behind them. Awful.

If you don't like baby gros, soft leggings and a t shirt over their vest.

Lighthousekeeping Thu 14-Feb-13 21:16:21

M and S do some lovely stuff at the moment. Colourful but soft and practical.

HouseOfBears Thu 14-Feb-13 21:25:23

I don't like stiff denim on babies either, but I do like proper clothes once they reach 2-3 months ish. My dc's were summer born and wore just a vest for the first month or so in the house, as it was so hot a when it cooled down a bit I just used soft joggers/leggings over a vest (with ds my mum said "oh thank goodness he's in something other than a vest, I'm so bored of seeing him just wearing a vest! confused). By 3-4 months or so though, I think they looked too old to be wearing babygrows in the day as I think that's very much a newborn thing. I stuck to soft stuff though, including soft trousers that looked like jeans!

DD is 12 weeks and she mainly wears babygrows, sometimes dresses and tights or leggings and tops. I didn't want her in jeans but MIL bought her some in 0-3 she's worn then twice but the legs ride up and her legs get cold. Plus she looks too grown up.
She has nice babygrows for daytime and boring ones for bed time

MyDarlingClementine Thu 14-Feb-13 21:29:15

Yes about three people have said now that MIL brought jeans - us too - Mil brought jeans.

I don't like jeans on babies; we had a few pairs given us when DS was little and they felt so stiff and heavy that I never put them on him. When he was really small he was mostly in babygrows, though we had a few pairs of lovely soft dungarees (in t-shirt/babygrow material) that I liked better than trousers. He was a real wriggler so little trousers never really worked, he'd just wriggle them off.

BOF Thu 14-Feb-13 21:35:07

I was far too lazy to dress my babies in anything but vests and sleepsuits for several months. I just don't see the point. Hell, I'd wear pyjamas myself constantly if it was allowed.

Wildwaterfalls Thu 14-Feb-13 21:40:08

No need to judge other people for how they dress their babies!

I love dressing DD in all sorts of outfits - not jeans so much but leggings, dresses, tops. I always make sure she's comfortable and I think she looks cute!

Other people love sleepsuits for their babies - their babies look comfy and cute too - no need to criticise anyone smile

nellyjelly Thu 14-Feb-13 21:45:28

Look we all judge all the time, it is human nature. Some pretend they don't, but they do.

DD was in babygrows for ages - she's 9mos now and still wears one when we go swimming. Anything to make dressing easier! And on long journeys too.

I just used to put her in colourful ones in the day and white ones at night.

EarnestDullard Thu 14-Feb-13 21:54:18

Teeny tiny jeans are adorable in the shop, but on an actual baby I prefer soft snuggly sleepsuits.

Fakebook Thu 14-Feb-13 21:56:07

Yanbu. I think newborns only look cute in baby grows and dungarees at that age.

HeyToodles Thu 14-Feb-13 21:56:17

I love my 10 month old dd in babygrows, especially with a knitted cardy over it, so comfy and cute.

I tend to put her in babygrows when we are just having a day at home, and put her in leggings, soft dungarees etc when we go out somewhere. She does have a pair of jeans but they are the really soft, leggings type.

Babies should be dressed like babies, hate to see babies in black for some reason.

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Thu 14-Feb-13 22:50:24

Just remembered, I hope this woman is a MNer as she is ace.

Stood outside Sainsburys a few days ago with DD and a very cute girl toddler walked past , we both did the head tilt and 'ah' thing as she was chattering away to her mum.

I hadn't paid much attention to her outfit, but noticed her wellies and then looked at the rest of the leggings, stripey jumper and refusing to put her coat on - understandable, she wanted to show off her pretty pink swimming costume that she was wearing over her clothes! grin

I love determined toddlers!

BrianCoxandTheTempleofDOOM Thu 14-Feb-13 22:52:17

To clarify. The mum is ace for not batting an eyelid at her toddler's fashion sense! Must preview posts!

bbface Thu 14-Feb-13 22:55:22

Comfort all the way when it comes to my babies. I have spent literally hours trying to get the softest purest organic cotton babygros I can find for dc2. I don't give a hoot that they all tend to be in one colour, generally white. The crucial thing from my perspective is absolute comfort.

Having said that, each to their own!

TheDetective Thu 14-Feb-13 23:14:51

I have dressed my baby in mostly babygrows since he was born. He is 12 weeks in ooooh, 49 minutes!

If I put an outfit on him, it is an all in one romper, soft dungarees, or leggings and a soft tshirt.

I never put 'adult' clothes on him, such as jeans, or a shirt.

Why? I just don't want to. He looks so cute in proper baby clothing! Plenty of time for growing up and wearing clothing more suited to children who are walking.

Not sure when I'll put jeans on him. I suspect not until he is walking, as even though the jeans are softer for babies, I still think they don't look comfy or practical for a crawler.

I have lots of gorgeous babygrows, and matching cardigans, blankets and hats. He always looks scrummy. To me. And is comfy. That is all that matters. smile

JustCallMeFish Thu 14-Feb-13 23:21:38

Holly-those who keep babies in sleep suits all day have a different perspective of appropriate dress!!

They're babies!!!

How can a babygro be inappropriate? There's some gorgeous babygros available to wear for daytime. Not just sleep wear.

Jeans are inappropriate for a two day old baby as was mentioned by the op.

And appropriate schropriatte. My baby's have always been warm, cosy and comfortable. Isn't that more important?

(I am narrow mindlessly assuming you have 1, maybe 2 dc)

What does number of children have to do with it?

JustCallMeFish Thu 14-Feb-13 23:27:08

And lol at the swimsuit Brian.

Our eldest used to love going out in his muscley spidey costume. Complete with mask and gloves.

And of course appropriate superhero walk and poses wink

He's grown out of that now thoughhmm

I really don't get why it should be a problem for babies to be in a babygro all day. I used to change DS out of one babygro into another in the morning as he had usually widdled all down at least one leg in the night (skinny, long legged, wriggly baby) but then I don't get why it's such a big deal if adults go to the shop in their pyjamas, either.

DumSpiroSpero Thu 14-Feb-13 23:32:55

Totally agree with Wildwaterfalls.

My DD came home in jeans at 5 days old and was dressed in 'proper' daytime clothes during the day from then on.

For me personally, it was not a conscious decision and I think a lot of it tied in with my suffering from PND. Even when I was really struggling to cope and still in my dressing gown at 3pm, DD was always washed & immaculately dressed.

Of course now that she's 8.6 I really miss the babygro days and keep buying her onesies!

yummumto3girls Thu 14-Feb-13 23:37:35

YANBU jeans on babies totally inappropriate and more about the parents needs than the babies. They have the rest of their lives to wear grown up clothes so let them be comfy and snuggly for the first few months of their lives. Newborn in jeans - very sad.

TheDetective Thu 14-Feb-13 23:48:06

My baby is also immaculately dressed. In a babygrow. I resent the implication that a baby in a babygrow is not.


Shall I link to some amazing day time babygrows?!

TheDetective Thu 14-Feb-13 23:50:52

My baby has these babygrows and wears the frog one in the day, and the other one day or night, though mostly day. With a gorgeous stripy block coloured cardi and matching blanket.

TheDetective Thu 14-Feb-13 23:52:13

And these grin

More babygrows for day or night!

There are so many out there! Gorgeous gorgeous babygrows!

When My dd was born I made a deal that with my mum that she wouldn't buy her anything pink if I didn't put her in Jeans. It turned out that she couldn't abide anythingwith a waistband for the first year anyway so she had some mega cute onesies with matching Jackets, that weren't pink and no jeans that I wasn't going to buy anyway.

Love those babygrows, that's what dd used to wear xx

DumSpiroSpero Fri 15-Feb-13 00:08:27

Sorry if that came across as implying that Detective.

I think babies in babygros look v. cute and if I had another now (which isn't an option) I would probably go that route myself.

Was just trying to make the point that sometimes there is more to people's choices than meets the eye and judging really achieves nothing and helps no-one.

When I had PND I felt a complete failure - I'd failed to go into labour spontaneously, failed to deliver naturally, failed to breastfeed, then DD had raging colic and couldn't be comforted no matter how hard I tried, so that was another failure.

The one thing I didn't 'fail' at was getting her dressed in a nice outfit every day - that was how I felt - no reflection on anyone else's choices, but if I thought people were judging me at the time for doing the only thing I felt I was capable of doing successfully for my DD I'd have been devastated.

Stixswhichtwizzle Fri 15-Feb-13 00:32:35

YANBU I still refuse to put denim on DD and she's 5 months. My reasoning is, falling asleep wearing your jeans is uncomfortable and restrictive as an adult so it must be worse for a tiny baby who sleeps for 16hrs a day! Babygrows are lovely a snuggly.

Stixswhichtwizzle Fri 15-Feb-13 00:34:16

We ve got those babygrows Dectective they are great.

M0naLisa Fri 15-Feb-13 01:11:58

We have one pair of jeans for DS3 11 weeks. Although they are soft. I prefer him in baby grows. DS2 was always in baby grows up to about 9 months.
They keep them warm and are nice and soft against their skin.

M0naLisa Fri 15-Feb-13 01:15:46

DS3 sometimes wears things like this too
Baby Tigger

CheerfulYank Fri 15-Feb-13 03:54:21

I'm glad for the links because we don't call them babygrows here, so I was confused!

Never seen a baby wearing a cardigan on top, though.

GreenLeafTea Fri 15-Feb-13 04:25:43

A friend of mine told me about it helping distinguish between night and night. I think sunlight/moonlight helps them distinguish between night and day. Like babies can tell the difference between day clothes and night clothes.

We have two pairs of baby jeans given as presents that I never had the heart to put on my kids.

My daughter came home from the hospital in a toddler T-shirt and nappy because my twunk of a husband forgot to bring the baby bag to the hospital.

TheDetective Fri 15-Feb-13 09:21:50

Sorry Dum my misunderstanding. smile

Imaginethat Fri 15-Feb-13 09:35:30

I don't care if its judgemental, I hate it too. And mini denim jacket ugh.

FoxyRoxy Fri 15-Feb-13 09:39:11

To me babygro's are pyjamas, which is why they're called sleepsuits. Ds had newborn size jeans, they were basically joggers that looked like denim. Each to their own but I prefer my child not to wear pjs all day.

Goldmandra Fri 15-Feb-13 09:42:07

While babies spend so much of their day sleeping it seems appropriate to put them in clothes which are designed to be comfortable for sleeping.

MyDarlingClementine Fri 15-Feb-13 09:44:16

"While babies spend so much of their day sleeping it seems appropriate to put them in clothes which are designed to be comfortable for sleeping. "

Very true.

FoxyRoxy Fri 15-Feb-13 09:47:13

Some of us aren't lucky enough to have babies that sleep all day ;)

FoxyRoxy Fri 15-Feb-13 09:48:27

I will add ds was in sleepsuits for the first 4 weeks or so, he's 5mo now

Flisspaps Fri 15-Feb-13 09:54:28

I think babies in babygros in the day look like no-one has bothered dressing them. Just been left in their pyjamas. All those bastarding poppers too. I always do them up wrong, even after 2 DC and 2 baby mindees.

My two have been dressed in outfits since day 1. I agree with the hard denim thing though, however DS had a lovely pair of jeggers (denim-look joggers) and they both had lovely soft lined jeans.

MIL bought DS some denim shorts with belts, and I couldn't work out what bothered me about them - but thinking about it now, it was the stiffness. They were like cardboard. They were passed on unworn.

HeadFairy Fri 15-Feb-13 09:59:43

A couple of years ago I saw a shirt and tie set in Next for 0-3 months shock

Seriously, who dresses a 0-3 month old in a shirt and tie?? What next, a little brief case and work suit?

YANBU OP, horrible to see babies in stiff uncomfortable jeans. Anything other than babygrows is just odd.

Bogeyface Fri 15-Feb-13 10:02:24


I hate seeing babies that are dressed up in complicated "fashionable" outfits. ITs a baby, not a doll ffs!

Bogeyface Fri 15-Feb-13 10:04:17

I think babies in babygros in the day look like no-one has bothered dressing them.

Or didnt see the need in disturbing them to force arms into tshirts, cardigans and leg into tights and trousers when an easy to get on babygro will do the same job but be comfier and easy for mum and baby.

wibblyjelly Fri 15-Feb-13 10:54:34

The thing is, I'll dress my baby in clothes, you dress your baby in baby gros. Its everyone's personal choice, and you should just do what works best for you and your child.

MortifiedAdams Fri 15-Feb-13 10:58:11

grin baby gros are clothes. For babies.

LookatMeeeeeee Fri 15-Feb-13 11:01:03

When my brother was a baby (and I'm sure when I was one too, but I don't remember that), I remember him wearing babygrows all the time during the day, but funny long nightdress things with lots of ties at night.

I think the change of name to "sleepsuit" has a lot to answer for - it makes people think they are like pyjamas and so somehow inappropriate for day wear. Even though the vast majority of newborn clothes are like pyjamas anyway, bizarrely that's OK, so soft jersey cotton trousers and a soft matching top - identical to pyjamas-, can be daywear, but a "sleepsuit" can't? confused

Babies shouldn't have to conform to norms of adult fashion! Why shouldn't people be able to dress their babies in a form of comfortable, practical clothing, just because it's been rebranded as a "sleepsuit"?

fromparistoberlin Fri 15-Feb-13 11:02:22

it annoys the fuck out me too

style over comfort

and dont get me started in mini converse trainers

fishcalledwonder Fri 15-Feb-13 11:04:55

YANBU. DD wore her first ever pair of jeans last week. She is 15 months. She wore babygros for 8 months, then track suit bottoms over vests. For family lunches etc, she wore tights and jersey dresses.

However, she has always been a chubby little thing, so seemed very uncomfortable in waistbands.

curiousgeorgie Fri 15-Feb-13 11:13:38

When my DD turned 4 weeks I started to dress her in clothes (dungarees, dresses, leggings etc) everyday to use up outfits people had bought her.

My nephew was born 5 months ago and my SIL is only really now occasionally dressing him for outings and rhyme time and stuff.

I'm pregnant with DD2 and this one will be in babygrows as long as I can! So much easier grin

Thumbwitch Fri 15-Feb-13 11:18:39

YANBU - DS2 is 4mo and still mostly in babygros, or vests and footed leggings. He does have a set of really soft denim dungarees (very thin and soft); but the baby jeans I've never understood. Never really liked the baby girl denim skirts either.

I think they can get away with babygros all the time up until about 6m, but then it starts to look like they're out in their pyjamas - I did this with DS1 and some old man commented that he was still in his pyjamas while I was out with him, so at that point I stopped.

I do like them to wear nice little shirts though for special occasions - never a tie, that's ludicrously dangerous! shock - but usually with baby shorts/leggings.

AudrinaAdare Fri 15-Feb-13 11:19:34

If I was sleeping on and off all day, anything with a waistband would not be my choice. Neither would I like to have shoes on.

I would also like to dress this way if I could so DS was in sleep-suits until he was two.

The bane of my life was cheap tights (scratchy / gusset too low) bought for DD with little skirts and knickers when she was still in nappies and unable to stand. Looked ridiculous.

Thewhingingdefective Fri 15-Feb-13 11:23:59

YANBU. I don't like seeing newborns in 'outfits' at all, only soft babygros.

Isandri Fri 15-Feb-13 11:38:43

My 3 month old is currently wearing a short sleeve vest and a babygro both white. If he's not wearing a white babygro he wears one with little blue birds or one with toadstools and rainbows. Some of his vests are colourful but you wouldn't know as they are hidden. I think he looks lovely and snuggly smile

StrawberryGateaux Fri 15-Feb-13 11:52:50

Yanbu, i'm not keen on them for newborns either.
A baby is much comfier in a lovely sleepsuit, dress or joggers

Another fan of babygros, with the occasional pair of soft dungarees.

But Skinny is so wrong - fancy dress and most importantly clothes with ears are unbelievably brilliant and an integral part of my 16wo DS's wardrobe. I am going to put him in his teddy suit RIGHT NOW for my own entertainment because it's so soft and warm and snuggly. grin

thesnootyfox Fri 15-Feb-13 13:56:42

I disagree with the poster who dislikes babies in cutesy animal outfits with ears. I was a terrible mum and put mine in some ridiculous bunny/bear/giraffe/doggy outfits. If you can't get away with a little elf outfit at 18 months when can you wear it?

My pet hate is adults wearing animal hats with ears. That is silly.

CheerfulYank Fri 15-Feb-13 14:22:33

They aren't called babygrows here, they're called "sleepers" so it does make them seem like something that should just be worn at night. And they usually have zippers, not snaps. smile

DD will be here in May and I've just got little t-shirts and leggings and a few could still be chilly when she gets here, but July and August are always ridiculously hot so she'll probably just be in T-shirt and diaper anyway.

Dogsmom Fri 15-Feb-13 14:54:30

As long as babies aren't dressed in leopard print with pierced ears it's fine.

(Throws cat amongst the pigeons and walks away whistling innocently)

DragonMamma Fri 15-Feb-13 23:38:27

dogsmom that's exactly how my sil dresses dn (who only just turned 1). Conplete with leopard print fur hat and hand muff thing. Oh and not forgetting the animal print dummy and hot pink buggy

JingleMum Sat 16-Feb-13 00:20:48


The people that do it have no baby fashion sense.

I have my DD dressed immaculate whilst I walk around like a tramp really enjoy shopping for her and like her to look stylish (she is 3) I still haven't put jeans on her, I just don't think they look right on babies/toddlers until they reach about 3 1/2 - 4.

Maybe this spring I'll put her in some peach or jade coloured jeans, but not denim.

threesypeesy Sat 16-Feb-13 08:03:09

Each to there own imo,

my dd3 left hospital at a day old in a tutu, she also had jeans but they has soft cotten inside and were very soft material

i cant stand babys that are in babygrows unless its bed time but i would never judge someone on it . there are so many beautiful outfits out there for them.

tedmundo Sat 16-Feb-13 08:09:59

Possibly a gift from someone who would be hurt if they were not used? We got so many 'proper' outfits for DSs at birth and mostly they went to charity shop with tags on. But each to their own eh?

Bogeyface Sat 16-Feb-13 11:04:21

Sorry but no baby fashion sense???

I like her to look stylish???

She is a toddler, they look utterly scrumptious in a tshirt nappy and wellies! They are cute as hell covered in mud and a big grin grin

At no point should "fashion sense" or "style" come into it until they are much much older, preferably in their teens!

Narked Sat 16-Feb-13 11:16:07

They're newborns. They sleep on and off all day and night.

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