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Newborn clothing advice!

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jayel02 · 14/02/2023 15:31

Hi all,

Looking for a little advice. Baby due mid March (Scotland) and as the weather here is incredibly unpredictable, I was wondering what the suggestions are for appropriate outdoor clothing around this time for baby? especially coming home from hospital.

I was thinking a vest, sleep suit, knitted wool cardigan, hat, mitts and a blanket? Or does anyone suggest a coat as well and then just remove before going into the car seat?

Thanks ☺️

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parietal · 14/02/2023 15:43

no need for coat. all-in-one garments like sleepsuits are best for age 0-3 months because a baby doesn't have a waist and can't sit up. I always feel sorry for tiny babies in 'adult style' clothes like jeans / t-shirts / dresses that are hard fabrics and always too tight or too loose on a soft little body.

get sleepsuits in different types of fabric and you'll do fine. if it is cold, just put 2 sleepsuits on.

also, remember that some babies are born weighing 6lb or less (size newborn) and others up at 11lb (size 3-6 month clothes at birth) so you really can't predict what size clothes your baby will need. don't buy too much and order online once baby arrives.

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Eryr22 · 14/02/2023 16:20

We were gifted this fleece romper and my baby lives in it when we go out! It's a lot less rigid than a snowsuit and keeps her nice and warm. She's 3 months and it's been one of the best things we've had for her. Maybe look on Vinted for one second hand, or get something similar? Unless you're willing to pay £50 for a romper... I certainly wouldn't be no matter how much I love it 😂

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jayel02 · 14/02/2023 20:28

Thank you! The fleece romper looks lovely and would be good for days when it’s very cold. I’ll have a look online once baby is here to see what size he’ll need.

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GAW19 · 14/02/2023 20:35

DD2 was born 17th March, we dressed her in a vest, sleepsuit, hat and a cardigan sort of jacket if we were going out with a warm blanket. Once they're in the pushchair they're nice and covered anyway 😊
I think the lovely cardigan we had was from Matalan. It was fluffy inside but knitted outside, wasn't overly warm/big, perfect for pushchair or the car if it was cold

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HelterSkelter224 · 14/02/2023 20:38

jayel02 · 14/02/2023 20:28

Thank you! The fleece romper looks lovely and would be good for days when it’s very cold. I’ll have a look online once baby is here to see what size he’ll need.

I'm sure there's a wee fleece in the Scottish Baby Box. Like a PP said, an all-in-one is probably best and cosiest for baby. People will buy you outfits but honestly, babygros are your friends. I'd say a vest, babygro, knitted cardie, blanket and hat will be fine (also in Scotland)

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HelterSkelter224 · 14/02/2023 20:40

There is a fleece exactly like the one above in the baby box:

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jayel02 · 14/02/2023 23:21

The baby box is great! Looked out the little grey fleece as I just washed everything that was in it, it’s 3-6 months but it’s exactly the type of thing I’m looking for. Cosy but not too heavy.

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