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October baby - long sleeve or short sleeve sleep/body suits ?????

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Newmom2b Fri 15-Jul-11 22:05:27

help?? It's our first-due in oct and we're just on the mother care website looking at the sale items.... We're stuck on whether to get long or short sleeve suits? Also, short or full legs? Sorry if this is a really stupid question! X

dustyhousewithdustypeople Fri 15-Jul-11 22:10:19


WhippedCream Fri 15-Jul-11 22:12:16

short, then a long sleeve top on top

I never ever used long sleeved babygrows

always used short under clothes so they wouldnt have 2 sleeves on each arm IYSWIM

WhippedCream Fri 15-Jul-11 22:13:05

full legs with feet for sleeping...then cut out feet when child's feet too long grin

WhippedCream Fri 15-Jul-11 22:13:37

oh, i suppose for sleeping you would need sleeves?
or again short sleeves with pyjama top on top

scarlettsmummy2 Fri 15-Jul-11 22:14:26

I would say short sleeved and then put on an extra layer if need be. Newborns are quite tricky to dress and you want to make it as easy as possible. So for bed for example I used to do a short sleeved bodysuit/vest, all in one sleepsuit and then one of my mums knitted cardigans that were easy to remove if my baby got too hot.

WhippedCream Fri 15-Jul-11 22:14:52 /tesco brill for cheap yet 100%cotton short sleeve little under baby grow suit things. packs of 3 or 5 or 7 cheaper than mothercare

CBear6 Fri 15-Jul-11 22:16:28

I just had short sleeve/short leg for DS. They have a sleepsuit/clothes on over it, you can add a cardigan or blanket(s) etc, if you're in the house and it's cold you'd have the heating on and if you were going out you'd have a coat on.

The way I did it was to build up layers with the smallest and lightest layers closest to his skin (so the vest) and then the bigger/thicker layers toward the outside. It made it easier to add/remove layers as needed to keep him warm/cool him down.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 15-Jul-11 22:17:33

Short sleeved vest, with long legged (with feet) and armed sleep suits on top.

happy shopping!

scarlettsmummy2 Fri 15-Jul-11 22:17:40

I would also recommend getting a sleeping/ growbag too as they are nice and cosy but also safe. The White Company do lovely traditional style ones, and I also saw some funkier ones in Ikea last week that were less than £10

CBear6 Fri 15-Jul-11 22:18:01

Sleepsuits longsleeve and long leg, vests shortsleeve and short leg.

I also second Asda being cheaper than Mothercare - three pack of white cotton vests (bodysuits) is £2.50

Ivortheengine8 Fri 15-Jul-11 22:22:05

Short sleeved and put something over the top. Agree with scarlett, layering is best. My daughter had eczema and was always too hot so it was easier to dress/undress like that. I would put a vest on for bedtime and a babygrow on top.

LoopyLoopsBettyBoops Fri 15-Jul-11 22:25:12

Vests (short sleeve) and babygro (long) on top.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Fri 15-Jul-11 22:26:10

Supermarkets do win hands down for value - seem to last well too.

TKMax often have branded Grobags for less than half the price - go for yellow, purples etc (taht will suit either sex) as they wash and last so well that they'll see you through a few dc!

Beesok Fri 15-Jul-11 22:54:21

Can I join in the thread with a question - I bought a few long sleeved vests which I thought could work with bottoms and a short sleeved vest underneath if necessary? Or is that not a good idea?

Beesok Fri 15-Jul-11 22:55:18

what I meant is can I use short sleeved vests under long sleeved vests or is that just stupid/unpractical? confused

Ivortheengine8 Fri 15-Jul-11 22:56:25

I wouldnt put short sleeved vests under a long sleeved vest because they are usually quite close fitting and I think baby would clam up and get too hot. You can use them with bottoms though and put a cardi/jumper on top.

Ivortheengine8 Fri 15-Jul-11 22:57:45

Have they got short sleeves or no sleeves (like vests)?

Beesok Fri 15-Jul-11 23:03:29

I haven't bought any short sleeve or no sleeve vests (was thinking of getting those later in white as "underwear" under sleep suits but for some reason have bought a few outfits which basically consist of long sleeved vest (no legs) + soft waisted bottoms (with and without feet) I think your idea with a cardi will be fine ;)

I will probably have to get short sleeve or sleeveless vests for under sleepsuits? Which ones are more comfortable? - October baby as well!

Thanks for all the advice!

Ivortheengine8 Sat 16-Jul-11 08:43:57

Morning Beesok smile I find that the ones without any sleeves are better for putting under things but not sure if you will find them in the winter. I got mine in asda and my DD wears them under dresses/suits etc even now at 21 months! DD is an October baby and so will our next one be. When are you due? Ours is due the 19th smile

nicolamumof3 Sat 16-Jul-11 09:06:19

long sleeve bodysuits I always found great as a top under dungarees tbh.

otherwise short sleeves bodysuit (vest) under everything for all my babies and i've spring, winter and summer babies.

Beesok Sun 17-Jul-11 18:08:29

Hi Ivor our little one is due on Oct 17 smile ok so maybe I should be some sleeveless vests now in case they're harder to find in winter?

Please tell me that all those cute long sleeved vests I bought are not a waste sad(((( I have matched them up with bottoms/leggings sad surely adding a little cardi on top will give the same effect as having an extra vesta underneath?
Thankfully our house is quite warm in winter and I also have a fab down cocoon bag for the pram which I imagine is like a warm puffer coat so no need for lots of layers underneath?

CBear6 Sun 17-Jul-11 19:26:57

They won't be a waste at all and will be fine to put on underneath a cardi with leggings on the bottom. I use long sleeve vests with DS in the winter under short-sleeved t-shirts to keep his forearms warm and I use them under dungarees too so they do have their uses.

You'll be able to find short-sleeve vests all year round too smile

CBear6 Sun 17-Jul-11 19:28:29

A cocoon bag for the pram will be lovely and warm too.

The general rule in cold weather is that baby needs one more layer than you, so if you're comfortable in shirt sleeves then baby will need shirt sleeves and a cardigan.

nicolamumof3 Sun 17-Jul-11 19:39:28

oh yes i remember using summer tee's on top of l/s vests too in winter for baby.

you can get short sleeved vests throughout the year, but the sleeveless ones are normally only out with summer ranges.

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