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

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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

sannaville Fri 11-Jan-13 15:23:01

A babys a baby I don't see any point in poncing them up in frilly dresses and headbands - babygros all the way here!

WhatchuTalkinBoutPhyllis Fri 11-Jan-13 15:23:17

Am I the only person who thinks of gro's as ummm... suitable babywear rather than pj's?

PeazlyPops Fri 11-Jan-13 15:23:46

YANBU, it much more comfy for the baby.

manicbmc Fri 11-Jan-13 15:25:39

Surely clean and warm are the priorities - doesn't really matter otherwise. And tbh I hate seeing babies in overly fussy, frilly things and why would a baby need a headband anyway?

BlablaSos Fri 11-Jan-13 15:26:48

That's so silly. As a new mum you have enough to worry about to be concerned whether your baby looks trendy or not! Take no notice of your friends nan.

stargirl1701 Fri 11-Jan-13 15:26:59


WhatchuTalkinBoutPhyllis Fri 11-Jan-13 15:28:12

I keep mines exclusively in babygros until 12 6+ months at least

nan's face was like shock when I explained my 3mo has no 'real clothes'

KatAndKit Fri 11-Jan-13 15:30:20

YANBU - babies sleep in the day anyway so why not keep them in comfy sleepwear? I went for babygrows much of the time until 6 months and often now at nearly 9 months he stays in a babygrow - i have some "day" ones which are brighter colours. I think little babies in mini adult outfits look ridiculous.

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 11-Jan-13 15:30:25

I hate to see babies in tight clothes, stiff jeans, silly clothes poking them. They are all soft and new (can you tell I'm broody). Dress them in babygros. Lovely and comfy.

manicbmc Fri 11-Jan-13 15:31:57

Dd had a tiny black dress for if we went visiting old buggers and they still complained because babies shouldn't wear black ffs hmm

Ds had some dungarees and a stretchy top.

Everything else was babygro type things. Once they were more mobile it was leggings for dd and jersey trousers for ds.

Bananapickle Fri 11-Jan-13 15:32:03

I wish I had the sense to just dress my DD in babygros for the first 6 months! I got all stupid and insisted on 'dressing' her everyday! I won't be making that mistake with number 2!!

1NewMessage Fri 11-Jan-13 15:32:25

My DD wore a babygro til she was 1yo, and then I started putting her in leggings and tops so it wasn't a big step change! I firmly believe that her comfort is more important than whether strangers think I'm trampy or lazy...

My friend with a DD the same age had her in full outfits including shoes from being just a few weeks old. It seemed to hinder her somehow, she couldn't manoeuvre herself properly because of all the blooming frills and clumpy shoes, she always looked very uncomfortable.

witchface Fri 11-Jan-13 15:33:37

We used to call them boiler suits. Dd was always in them and we only changed her if she was sick on them.

Of course that was about 4 times a day.

I saw a giant baby in one at a mcdonalds the other day. Must have been a baby right, because no self respecting adult would leave the house in one?

WakeyCakey Fri 11-Jan-13 15:35:03

I hate (ok hate is strong) seeing babies in jeans when they have ridden up and their legs are out in the cold sad
Put them in a babygrow, they look warm and soft and new and sweet.
Plus the fact it is easier to get vomit and poo out of cotton then it is denim!!

hellsbellsmelons Fri 11-Jan-13 15:35:19

YANBU - my DD wore Babygro's until at least 3 months and then only dressed her if we were off somewhere special.

fishcalledwonder Fri 11-Jan-13 15:36:54

YANBU. It annoys me that shops insist on calling them 'sleep suits'. I kept DD in babygros for months as she is a chubby little thing and i didn't like waistbands round her middle.

EarnestDullard Fri 11-Jan-13 15:37:56

3mo DD2 has worn a dress twice, leggings and a top once, and the rest of the time she's been in a vest and sleepsuit. DD1 was the same, didn't wear 'proper' clothes till 5+ months.

The thing about 'adults not wearing their pyjamas all day' is silly. Adults don't spend all day lying on their backs; babies do, so they need to be in soft comfy clothes. And it seems much easier to wash a load of sleepsuits than to have to wash 3 or 4 outfits every day if they have a leaky nappy or vomit incident.

PogoBob Fri 11-Jan-13 15:38:48

DD stayed in babygros until 6 months and 2 week old DS is living in them at the moment.

Like kitandkat I've got brighter ones for daytime and do have a bedtime routine which includes changing DS into a 'sleeping' babygro.

Surely a baby deserves to be comfortable rather than getting caught up in social convention!!

Sokmonsta Fri 11-Jan-13 15:40:05

Nope. My 9 month olds still wear babygros most of the time. I make exceptions for going out as they've been given some lovey clothes and its nice for them to wear them. But they are all also soft and squishy outfits. I've already stocked up on 12-18 month rompers ready for the summer because they are soooooo much easier than t shirt and shorts etc.

Longdistance Fri 11-Jan-13 15:43:21

Mine were in baby grows til they were 6mo. Hated putting them in outfits like mini adults.

I'm certainly no tramp maybe lazy but loved mine in baby grows, they looked so gorgeous.

auntilin Fri 11-Jan-13 15:48:55

yanbu. Babies need to be comfy & warm, babygros, vests & nappy are all they need for at least 6mnths, indoors.
I would even pop a cardigan over the babygro if it was chilly.

Mobly Fri 11-Jan-13 15:49:03

Not at all trampy or lazy. They look very cute, they're easy & quick to change, and comfy for the baby, what's not to like?

Thingiebob Fri 11-Jan-13 15:49:37

It's not trampy and it's not lazy. Why would put buttons, tight waist bands, and zippers against their lovely snuggly sensitive bodies? It makes sense to dress them in baby suits and layer them up.

You can get lovely baby sets anyway for them to wear.

LoopsInHoops Fri 11-Jan-13 15:50:17

Oh I love snuggly babygros. smile

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