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To think it should be LAW that babies have to wear rompers and dungarees?

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TAFKAtheUrbanDryad Thu 10-Sep-09 09:27:31

Because they look SO CUTE! Just been looking through my ds' baby photos and although he wore dungarees and rompers sometimes, I had a lot of clothes given to me which were just mini adult clothes. sad I'm going to keep dd in baby clothes for as long as possible!

On a practical note, surely trousers are a PITA when babies are crawling? Don't they just get tangled up?

MaDuggar Thu 10-Sep-09 09:39:46

dungerees annoy me on my DS as when he crawls, all the poppers underneath ping open!

Firawla Thu 10-Sep-09 09:41:17

no... trousers do not get tangled up by crawling? i think yabu

belgo Thu 10-Sep-09 09:42:05

Agree MaDuggar - same thing happens to my babies. I also don't like dresses on babies, they are just impractical and get creased up.
Traditional style babygros (buttons at the front) and trousers and tops are the best.

RustyBear Thu 10-Sep-09 09:43:34

Dresses are worse when babies are crawling, because they put their knees on the hem & fall on their noses.

BouncingTurtle Thu 10-Sep-09 09:44:44

I still have some babygros for ds (20mo) he just looks so cute in them, but he is a titch!

MillyR Thu 10-Sep-09 10:06:26

Not all babies crawl. Mine never did.

Asana Thu 10-Sep-09 10:10:13

YANBU. DS is 4mo and has been in rompers (without feet) all this time. More down to me being lazy than a cuteness factor - they're easy to iron, take off, put on etc and make changing his numerous poopy diapers an easier task! I thought I was being very clever and bought loads when he was born up to age 6 months. He outgrew all those one month ago! Now keep trawling the shops looking for the romper dregs from the sale. Summer rompers are MUCH easier than the winter ones (fewer poppers!).

Hmm, just noticed how many variations I've used of the word "easy". I truly am a lazy b*gger! grin

NoahFence Thu 10-Sep-09 10:11:00


you knwo what i am going ot say


LadyPinkofPinkerton Thu 10-Sep-09 10:12:40


I love dungarees, am currently sourcing age 2-3 ones so I don't have to let DS2 grow up yet. grin

hungrierhippo Thu 10-Sep-09 10:20:09

DS1 looked ridiculous in dungarees as he was very long and thin so always looked like a weird playschool presenter.

DS2 is a completely different shape and looks absolutely adorable in them. He shall be wearing them until he is 12!

BertieBotts Thu 10-Sep-09 10:26:04

Babygros are useless for crawling as the material all rucks up leaving huge saggy empty bits hanging off the feet, and DS ends up getting tangled in them so he looks like an egg with two floppy empty babygro legs! So rompers are better, trousers are OK as long as they are short enough, if they are too long/loose then they just get pulled slowly down and disappear and I can never find them to wash.

But, as I always say on these threads, trousers and tops are way easier for tinies because if they are sick or have a nappy explosion you only have to change one half of the outfit!

Asana Thu 10-Sep-09 10:31:30

Unless of course the baby does an explosive poop that ends up all the way to his neck - then you have to change TWO items as opposed to one. Or is it just my DS that has these?! Please tell me it isn't!!

jemart Thu 10-Sep-09 10:35:01

On boys I agree, dungarees are very cute and easy to wear. On a girl? no way! pretty dresses all the way!
I love to dress up my dd in pretty things - I make the most of it while I can, she will soon be old enough to make her own fashion choices and spoil my fun.

laweaselmys Thu 10-Sep-09 10:36:13

I think rompers look really bizarre on baby girls. I can't work out why though.

5inthebed Thu 10-Sep-09 10:37:01

I love dungarees on boys until they are at least 3. They look so cute in them.

On a slightly off the subject matter, I think shoes for any child that can't walk should not be allowed. I hate seeing little babies with their feet in shoes.

you Thu 10-Sep-09 10:41:42

My DD (6mo next week) has only ever been dressed in babygros, and will only be dressed in babygros till she's 9 months or older because I went overboard in the next sale.

She wore a dress at 8 weeks for a christening which stayed on for about 30 mins it was a blooming nightmare! Have a gorgeous pair of dungarees in 3-6 mo which I keep meaning to put her in but can't quite manage to bring myself to do it as her babygros look so cute and comfy!

RumourOfAHurricane Thu 10-Sep-09 10:45:03

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Bigmouthstrikesagain Thu 10-Sep-09 10:49:32

I love dungarees and babygros but as my babies have looong bodies I have trouble getting ones that fit properly (ie not dangly legs and sleeves while poppers are straining at the crutch). so I have bought a load of velour trousers and plain vests and tops as dd is 10 months and crawls everywhere. They do the job.

I love my 3 yo dd in dungarees but they are not terribly practical for using the toilet in a rush! so on a purely practical basis yabu. Once dd2 is walking I will put her in dungarees if I can find them to fit though!

Hando Thu 10-Sep-09 10:50:08

I actually have no idea what Rompers are, so will have to google before I say whether my dd wore them as a baby or not.

She did have little outfits, many as presents and loads I purchased whilst pregnant. Little did I relaise a 3 piece pink frilly dress, cardi and matching "knickers" is a total PITA and a all in one baby grow with feet or just a poppered very is so much easier!

cyteen Thu 10-Sep-09 10:50:28

Agree with Bertie about babygros not working for crawling babies. Until he was 10mo I would happily let DS stay in his pyjamas all day (so adorable!) but as soon as he started crawling that had to change as he was constantly getting in a muddle with the flappy feet.

Also, he never really suited dungarees, they make him look like he should be out plowing fields. Trousers and tops look much better on him and are less faff.

RustyBear is right about dresses being a pain for crawling girls, too. My friend understandably likes to dress her v pretty DD in pretty dresses, but when she was crawling it was a constant parade of trips and faceplants.

Hando Thu 10-Sep-09 10:52:14

Ah they're babygrows without the feet and with poppers underneath.

Look good on boys but a bit odd on girls IMO. Also I found front poppers much easier.

CultureMix Thu 10-Sep-09 15:21:41

Agree with bigmouth, although I like the look of them, most dungarees don't seem to fit my DSs - the bib section is always too long and ends up covering half his face. For those that do fit, the other essential is a vest (with poppers) underneath, a T-shirt riding up the back must be so uncomfortable for the child.

Now that we're getting into potty training, dungarees are far too complicated, give me an elasticated waistband any day.

More generally though, I avoid dressing my DS in mini-grownup clothing, especially the goth black/skull look. Ugh - they grow up so quickly anyways, I want to enjoy that sweet baby stage.

FaintlyMacabre Thu 10-Sep-09 15:34:37

YANBU. My next child is going to wear babygros until s/he can crawl, rompers until walking and then dungarees for ever. However, I should probably get pregnant before making these statements!

mumofeve Thu 10-Sep-09 15:41:55

YANBU. My DD was in babygros in the nightime until she was over 2 (I bought loads of 2-3 ones which I had to look everywhere for, and then realised they weren't ideal first thing in the morning when potty training!). My DS (5mo) is such a long baby, that he is nearly out of 6-9m babygros length-wise, but not width-wise unfortunately. As a result I have had to buy him some pyjamas sad. I intend to buy extra pairs of dungarees to make up for it tho grin!

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