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Out of curiosity, who normally dresses baby for the first time?

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notsuchayummymummy Wed 27-Jul-11 19:51:40

Just wondering really.

TIA

lels99 Wed 27-Jul-11 19:52:36

midwife did both of mine but i had two cs

ilovedora27 Wed 27-Jul-11 19:55:55

my husband did

Imnotaslimjim Wed 27-Jul-11 19:57:29

DH did both of ours, but we had a couple of hours skin to skin with DS, and DD was a ELCS, and was swaddled with just a nappy on til we got into recovery, and I got an hours skin-to-skin with her. Would have loved to do it myself but was too weak both times

mejon Wed 27-Jul-11 19:58:33

MW both times for me too and I had vbs.

CombineArvester Wed 27-Jul-11 19:59:14

DP did one, I did the second.

ajaybaines Wed 27-Jul-11 20:01:25

In our case the m/w did it both times - first was a forceps delivery and second an ELCS.

greensnail Wed 27-Jul-11 20:04:18

Midwife did dd1. Dd2 didn't get dressed for hours as it was so hot although I suppose someone must have put a nappy on her. I eventually dressed her in the middle of the night when the temperature dropped a bit.

ajaybaines Wed 27-Jul-11 20:11:10

Little snuggly newborn gorgeousness. I SO want another baby.

<sorry for tangent>

Steeplearningcurve Wed 27-Jul-11 20:12:30

Midwife dressed dd while I was having a bath. However the clothes I had brought were far too big and she hated wearing them, so she ended up in a nappy and blanket most of the time in hospital!

ChunkyPickle Wed 27-Jul-11 20:13:09

Maternity nurse wrapped him in a blanket, but one of us (it's all a fog tbh) dressed him in his first babygrow - once we remembered that is (I think he was in nappy and blanket for about the first 12 hours)..

GwendolineMaryLacey Wed 27-Jul-11 20:13:46

I can't remember sad

StealthPolarBear Wed 27-Jul-11 20:13:56

If it's your PFB you both do while shouting helpful comments like "don't break his arms" IME

For my NSB, DH nappied and dressed her while I was in te shower

iklboo Wed 27-Jul-11 20:16:57

MW & DH. Well, DH passed MW the clothes....

wompoopigeon Wed 27-Jul-11 20:21:48

No-one for 24 hours (we forgot the hospital bag!- my excuse is that I was in labour, DH's excuse was that he was busy looking after me! hmm)
so DD wore a hospital towel for a day.

fraktious Wed 27-Jul-11 20:25:35

DH under MW supervision.

Georgimama Wed 27-Jul-11 20:28:56

The doctor who stitched me. After she had done so she and another registrar decided to play dollies with DS - it was quite hilarious really as neither of them had ever dressed a baby before (neither had I) and the MW was despairing at their lack of popper co-ordination.

debka Wed 27-Jul-11 20:29:43

DH both times. It's the only time he's ever dressed and put a nappy on (6mo) DD2. angry grin

CointreauVersial Wed 27-Jul-11 20:31:44

I have 3 DCs and can honestly say I have no idea! It certainly wasn't me (I was out cold for one of the arrivals and too busy with my post-partum tea and toast for the other two).

Andrewofgg Wed 27-Jul-11 20:32:06

I did, and I cherish the memory.

JarethTheGoblinKing Wed 27-Jul-11 20:32:40

No idea..

Catsu Wed 27-Jul-11 20:41:59

Mw both times

notsuchayummymummy Wed 27-Jul-11 20:47:21

Phew, thank you. MW first time and a paramedic 2nd (very brave of him I thought smile )
I was just suddenly feeling cheated after a couple of friends were saying about how they dressed their babies the first time.

That said I did PPH both times so was otherwise engaged.

Thanks everyone for putting my mind at rest smile smile

susiesheep2 Wed 27-Jul-11 20:48:49

Midwife dressed my first, but this time I have wrote in my birth plan that I want DD1 and DP to dress baby this time, as DD1 is looking forward to the dressing new LO in the little things she has especially choosen smile

notsuchayummymummy Wed 27-Jul-11 20:49:26

ajaybaines so do I and DD2 is only 3 months lol

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