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Babygrows to 'proper' clothes??

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sugarsinner Fri 28-Nov-14 19:25:41

My daughter turned 4 months today and spends most of her life in babygrows as I just think they're much more comfortable for sleeping and playing in.
I'm now considering dressing her in 'proper' clothes during the day. When did you start dressing your babies in 'proper' clothes and why?

Imeg Fri 28-Nov-14 19:31:08

My 8.5 month old still sometimes spends the day in babygros: he spent most of his first 6 months in them because he was so sicky there just wasn't any point in dressing him in anything complicated as I was guaranteed to be changing him within a few hours... He's a lot better now from that point of view but he wears babygros overnight and sometimes if it's clean in the morning I just leave it on and put a cardigan over the top. He doesn't seem to mind!

StrawberryMojito Fri 28-Nov-14 19:40:31

I probably got rid of babygros in the day at about 6 months though I started to introduce more clothes before this. I had a fussy baby so I was a big fan of whatever was easy and comfortable for him.

GotToBeInItToWinIt Fri 28-Nov-14 19:41:57

I think about 4-5 months here although I still put her in babygros on our swimming day until about 8 months. We progressed onto soft leggings and tops so equally as comfy for her, hopefully.

Lolly86 Fri 28-Nov-14 19:42:50

I dressed DD in 'proper' clothes during the day as soon as we got out if nicu at 3 weeks old. smile

Pico2 Fri 28-Nov-14 19:45:46

Older than 4 months. The main thing I realised with a girl is that crawling in a skirt or dress is really impractical as they crawl into them and get a bit stuck.

mummybare Fri 28-Nov-14 19:47:14

DS is coming up to 12 weeks and we've just started putting him in proper outfits, the reason being that we have loads of hand-me-downs and he's just outgrown the 0-3 month stuff and we happen to have more 'proper' clothes in the 3-6 month size. He does look cute in them, mind you!

TheDetective Fri 28-Nov-14 19:49:21

I did mostly babygrows and cardigans for the first 5-6 months.

Occasional outfit for special occasions.

I progressed to soft dungarees, or all in ones without feet on them. Nothing denim like until he started crawling at 7 months, when soft denim became fairly practical as everything else got ruined while crawling!

LuckyCharms Fri 28-Nov-14 19:56:04

I stopped putting DS in babygros once he wouldn't stay still long enough for me to fasten all those fiddly little poppers up. Which was about 8 months old.

He now wears woolly tights or leggings and a top, which I just kind of wrestle him into.

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Fri 28-Nov-14 19:58:56

There is no age when it's appropriate to put them in clothes or not. I'd say when they start crawling then baby gros become quite impractical but otherwise dress her in whatever as long as it's warm and comfy.

trilbydoll Fri 28-Nov-14 20:03:52

When she started sitting up so she looked more like a proper person rather than just a baby!

Still spent whole days in babygros right up until she started crawling if we weren't going anywhere though.

eurochick Fri 28-Nov-14 20:07:47

My daughter is 4.5 months. I still prefer her in babygros, tbh, but have a few outfits (gifts) that we use when we are leaving the house to go to baby groups or whatever. I think the first outfits came out around 3 months but if she hadn't been bought them I wouldn't have bothered. Babygros are cute and practical.

slightlyinsane Fri 28-Nov-14 20:09:42

I put the twins in proper clothes when I can be bothered, which isn't very often. So much easier to dress in babygros especially when I'm doing 2! Babygros are no different to onsies and you see people wandering around in them so stick with em and save the hassle

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Fri 28-Nov-14 20:11:29

I'd say they need proper clothes when they start eating and crawling. Babygrows aren't up to the job at that point.

stargirl1701 Fri 28-Nov-14 20:17:35

1 year for DD1.

PrincessOfChina Fri 28-Nov-14 20:27:42

I started doing "clothes" for the day time at around 8 weeks. I liked to differentiate between day and night. I don't think baby grows are that practical and moved on to pyjamas at about 6 months too. But I had an explosive pooper so it was easier just to change her bottom half.

sugarsinner Sat 29-Nov-14 02:50:17

Thankyou! It's great to hear how most of you carried on with babygrows up until your DCs were crawling or afterwards as I'm such a babygrow fan! My DP also has a phobia of putting tights on... who can blame him!
I's day DD wears babygrows 90% of the time so I'll make a gradual transition to 'proper' clothes and start with some dungarees/soft fabrics as suggested. Outfits have been a rarity up up to yet, buyt so many people buy them as gifts! I'll never buy a baby an outfit as a new baby gift ever again! Thankyou for your help smile

Squtternutbaush Sat 29-Nov-14 03:30:56

My first was in proper clothes from day 3.

My second was in babygrows until 6 months before phasing into leggings and tunics which she still lives in now at 21 months smile

Clothes for babies under 18 months have only really been around for about 50 years and I've yet to meet an older person who can't tell day from night.

badfurday Sat 29-Nov-14 08:11:57

My daughter is coming up 8 months and still wears baby grows. Just so much easier! I put her in proper clothes if we are going out, but day to day she just wears baby grows.
She is starting to look like a proper little tot now though so I'll probably put her in clothes more often. And also starts nursery in January so I guess they will want her in proper clothes?!

TheDetective Sat 29-Nov-14 09:14:01

I differentiated night and day baby grows grin. I kept the plainer ones for night, and the bright colourful ones for day. He had lots of different brightly coloured cardis, with matching hats and blankets (he was born in November!) and always looked lovely.

PrincessOfChina Sat 29-Nov-14 09:16:38

Ah, I wanted to differentiate night and day for me - not DD! I wouldn't wear PJ's night and day.

Littlef00t Sat 29-Nov-14 13:33:57

My only thought was whether feet would get cold in a gro? Not the same as warm socks.

TheGirlAtTheRockShow Sat 29-Nov-14 16:01:20

We've done a mix since she started wearing tiny baby clothes (rather than early baby) so about 6 weeks. Personally I find clothes easier than baby gros. Easier to pull trousers on/off than loads of poppers. DH much prefers baby gros though, so if he gets her up she'll be in one of those.

Fairywhitebear Sat 29-Nov-14 16:13:17

Jojo Maman leggings with feet are you friend.

With a t shirt

Low maintenance but no one thinks you're lazy for not having dressed them either ;)

(and also I think clothes for boys are dreadful, jean, seriously?? On a baby?)

MissHJ Sat 29-Nov-14 16:18:36

I would say I started really putting my son in proper clothes when he was around 3/4 months and things had calmed down and we had a routine.

Now he is 14 months old and I hate putting him in babygrows. He moves around a lot and I would dread doing all them buttons up so now it's pjs all the way!

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