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Best places to buy tiny baby clothes for premature baby?

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LovesToBake Thu 29-Aug-13 16:44:29

Wasn't quite sure where to post this but a friend has just had a baby at 30 weeks (he was 4lb something so a good weight, considering) and I was wondering where I should look for a gift, I was thinking of some baby clothes but they would need to be in tiny baby size and not sure which high street / online retailers do anything smaller than newborn size?

MrsSpencerReid Thu 29-Aug-13 16:47:00

I go tiny baby clothes for DS from quite a lot of places, mothercare, Tesco, asda amongst others, if baby is in an incubator they might not need clothes just yet, hope baby goes from strength to strength, maybe take your friend something nice too? I remember being apart from DS, it was the worst few days of my life,

MrsSpencerReid Thu 29-Aug-13 16:47:31

I know I didn't strictly answer your question, sorry blush

Vintagebeads Thu 29-Aug-13 16:47:41

mothercare and next do a tiny baby size they are sized by weight so much easier to get something to fit. hth

paperclipsarebetterthanstaples Thu 29-Aug-13 16:51:36

Asda are fab for prem stuff - I wouldn't get too much though - we mainly used the hospital clothes whilst he was in then donated ones we'd bought back to the unit once he'd outgrown them.

I agree - being away is massively hard. Has she sent you any pics of her baby? Could you print one or 2 out for her? She's probably not had time - all I had was one a nurse had taken and one on DP's phone. I used to look at them and cry like a baby when I got home after visiting DS. Maybe a smallish one for her purse and 1 in a frame?

DS was under loads of blankets at first too (as were most babies and I liked to take our own in. Ones with the holes (they have a name but can't remember it) are best smile

dexterpat Thu 29-Aug-13 17:11:21

Boots do tiny baby - if you're in the pregnancy club advantage card they're doing a £5 off a £15 spend on clothes and 3 for 2 at the mo!

midori1999 Thu 29-Aug-13 17:13:28

We got things from here for our very tiny (1lb 4oz and 1lb 2oz) premature twin girls. It was lovely quality and quick delivery.

ipswichwitch Thu 29-Aug-13 17:18:55

We got ours bought for us from asda and mothercare (SILs went nuts). While DS was in Scbu for 3 weeks staff put him in their own vests and clothes as they found it easier to change and wash them rather than trying to keep different babies clothes separate, so we didn't need any until he came home (he was 4lb5 too).

ResNullius Thu 29-Aug-13 17:23:45

There is a wonderful charity which specialises in clothes for tinies ...

impecuniousmarmoset Thu 29-Aug-13 17:23:56

Another vote for Mothercare. All their stuff comes in 'tiny baby' size which was a godsend (DS came home weighing 1.7kg!) and so fantastic to be able to buy babygros in jolly bright colours and patterns after the hospital diet of pale blue (or pink, if I was feeling mischievous and wanted to make the nurses go over all faint).

ClaraOswald Thu 29-Aug-13 18:45:51

Mothercare do some stuff in an early baby size up to about 5lb and next size up is Tiny baby up to 7.5lb.

PurplePidjin Thu 29-Aug-13 19:19:28

Ds wasn't prem but was small (6lb3 down to 5lb15) and my mum got some lovely stuff in both Tiny and Early sizes on the way to the hospital from Sainsburys. Clever me bought only newborn/up to 1 month and 0-3 hmm

If you can find - or have someone knit/crochet - hats, that might be useful, ready for when he comes home? Also cardigans, if you find a friendly knitter. Or try smile

CoolaSchmoola Thu 29-Aug-13 19:23:30

My nephew was 3lbs at 34 weeks and the only High St premium clothes that fitted him were from Tesco. He had three of the same outfit bless him.

PollyPlummer Thu 29-Aug-13 19:23:43

We also used baby prem, Mothercare are nice too.
My dts were 30 weekers and I thought they were good weights at 3lb. 4lb is a really good weight, hope they're all doing well.

CoolaSchmoola Thu 29-Aug-13 19:24:16

*prem not premium.

LovesToBake Thu 29-Aug-13 21:58:20

Thanks so much ladies, he was 4lbs 3oz, I hadn't appreciated what an excellent weight that clearly is (born at 30+w2) - apparently he is progressing well so fingers are tightly crossed. Will hit Mothercare tomorrow. Thanks again.

Neverdonethisbefore Fri 30-Aug-13 09:10:20

Take a look at this charity, they send out one outfit free to prem babies. I think you can nominate on her behalf, it's sent to the hospital. I had a 3lb 15oz baby at 32 weeks and they don't go straight into clothes so there's still time to get some items for her. I really appreciated tiny clothes. Most places have early baby or tiny baby ranges now. I wish her and baby well.

Neverdonethisbefore Fri 30-Aug-13 09:10:50

usualsuspect Fri 30-Aug-13 09:23:24

Tesco and Asda both sell tiny baby clothes.

sooperdooper Fri 30-Aug-13 09:28:41

My DN was about the same weight OP, I got some lovely sets in Debenhams tiny baby range

Dinkidreams Wed 18-Feb-15 21:06:43

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sarah2107 Wed 20-Jan-16 09:11:53

Bijou Babies sells a lovely range of premature clothing at good prices


MollyGrace2010 Tue 06-Feb-18 10:57:28

I have 2 black bags of premature and average sized baby clothes and hats knitted by a group of ladies in trafford. For collection only

Kpo58 Tue 06-Feb-18 11:04:06

I'd second Tesco and Asda for tiny baby sized clothes. They fitted my 4 pound 5 ounces DD very well when she was born.

Oysterbabe Tue 06-Feb-18 11:39:12

Considering the baby is about 5 now, I'm not sure they'll fit Molly

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