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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

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Fri 11-Jan-13 15:50:37

Ds2 is three weeks today, mAjority of time is in baby grow, with jacket or coat over top. He has worn top and trouser sets, or fleecy dungaree and long sleeved vest sets but wont be in jeans or what I think of as proper tops for a while yet.

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 11-Jan-13 15:50:46

And, another thing... Why do people insist on putting baby girls who are trying to learn to crawl in dresses? It just makes them look like they are trying to strangle them. Poor little things.

valiumredhead Fri 11-Jan-13 15:51:19

Ds always used to wear baby grows right up until he was about 10 months, with a nice home knit from my mum or nan. I really don't like proper clothes on babies - they look so uncomfy.

florilegia Fri 11-Jan-13 15:52:19

YADNBU! Although, when DS was about 6 months old, we were out in a cafe (him in a babygro), and a little boy of about 3 or 4 was staring at us. He turned to his mum, and said in a loud, affronted voice, "Mum, that baby is out in his pyjamas! And it's lunchtime!" The mum tried to explain that that was quite normal for little babies, but her son was absolutely convinced that it was indecent!

CrackedNipplesSuchFun Fri 11-Jan-13 15:52:46

YANBU at all. My DS was in them until 4+ months, and even when I stopped using them in the day he would wear vest, t-shirt and jogging bottom. Who wants to be restricted and trussed up when they are learning how to move properly!?

nickelbabe Fri 11-Jan-13 15:54:00

babies are much more comfy in babygros.

they have no restrictive parts, no stiff bits, not sticking-in-out bits.


NolittleBuddahsorTigerMomshere Fri 11-Jan-13 15:54:33

YANBU, they have their whole lives to be restricted by fancy clothes, and IMHO babies should look like babies, I loathe trendy children's clothes.

valiumredhead Fri 11-Jan-13 15:54:37

Woolworths used to sell lovely cotton ones in a pack of 3 for £9.99 smile

BonaDea Fri 11-Jan-13 15:55:43

YANBU. I hate seeing little tiny babies in jeans and dresses and stuff. So silly. And don't get me started on 'track suits'. Bleugh.

Doubt my baby will be seen in anything other than a babygro for the first 6 months of his/her life!

Graciescotland Fri 11-Jan-13 15:58:01

I love babygros too!

florilegia Fri 11-Jan-13 16:00:08

I heard of a baby who went home from the hospital in an honest-to-goodness three-piece suit. That makes the tiny "proper clothes" look sensible...

Anniegetyourgun Fri 11-Jan-13 16:00:14

Babygros RULE. Eminently practical. No, I wouldn't go out in my pjs, but I wouldn't go out wearing a frilly dress that didn't quite cover a large bulky nappy, either, or scratch mitts, or satin bootees or a pink poke bonnet, because I am not a baby (spookily enough). Some people are just looking for an excuse to look down their noses at other people.

oldraver Fri 11-Jan-13 16:00:18

I think with more adult type clothes being available for babies people seem to of forgotten that babygro's are baby clothes. It shouldn't matter what you dress them in,( though I'm not fond of the jean type stuff) but its certainly not trampy to keep them in all in ones

Lyrasilvertongued Fri 11-Jan-13 16:01:03

YANBU, my 3 month old dd wears them most days and is most comfy in them rather than 'outfits' - dressing her in anything else is more for my benefit than hers!

DameFanny Fri 11-Jan-13 16:03:36

Babygros are proper 'foundation' garments - no need to worry about socks coming off, no gapping at the waist - just layer on top if you're going out.

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

bedmonster Fri 11-Jan-13 16:05:12

Not really bothered really. As soon as all mine reached 6 months they were dressed in day clothes and babygros for night. I don't care if others leave their dc in babygros for longer but all my dc have had lovely clothes bought for them, it seemed a shame to waste them.

SmellsLikeTeenStrop Fri 11-Jan-13 16:49:40

YANBU, DS (4 months) has some very fetching babygros in lovely bright colours. For a tiny non crawling baby, they are the most practical clothing choice.

stopgap Fri 11-Jan-13 16:53:36

Huh? My son wore kimonos and onesies until he was at least three-months-old, after which I put snowsuits over said onesies.

We live in NYC and he was born in late August. I think comfort and keeping him cool were my main priorities, not to see him trussed up like a turkey.

(And I'm another one who loathes to see babies under at least a year in jeans.).

CecilyP Fri 11-Jan-13 16:58:40

The clue is in the name, really. So dressing a baby in a babygro isn't trampy or lazy. It is sensible. Babies grow so quickly that it makes no sense in buying them special outfits in the first 6 months. And anything with a waistband tends go get caught in the nappy and gets wet and unpleasant. And having said that, an adult wouldn't normally go out in a nappy either.

Lueji Fri 11-Jan-13 16:59:49

b e c a u s e i t ' s a b a b y .

And babies fall asleep a lot during the day, and they are mostly on their backs?

And it must be bloody umconfortable for them to be in anything other.

Mine lived in babygrows until he started to stand up, basically.

Alibabaandthe40nappies Fri 11-Jan-13 17:00:33


Babygros until 9 months for most days.

One of my friends insisted on stuffing her very chubby DD into 'proper clothes' from about 6 weeks old. The poor child was obviously so uncomfortable with things digging in and tight around her neck sad

Nancy66 Fri 11-Jan-13 17:01:02

babies in babygros make me melt.....they just looks so adorable.

higgle Fri 11-Jan-13 17:03:02

we called them grow bags, and DS 1& 2 wore them mainly until about 9 months. DS1 was signed up for prep school in one.

DoItToJulia Fri 11-Jan-13 17:06:04

YANBU at all! Babygros all the way here!

BegoniaBampot Fri 11-Jan-13 17:10:55

I'll stick to my babygrows and my, erm neighbour can stick to putting her little baby in a red fake leather bomber jacket.

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