Looking for the easiest and cutest outfits for your little ones? Check out the Top 5 Benefits of Dressing Your Baby in One-Piece Outfits
Top 5 Benefits of Dressing Your Baby in One-Piece Outfits
Dressing your newborn in an adorable outfit to bring them home is a special moment. It’s a moment that will be well-documented in family photographs and videos. But that lovely little ensemble doesn’t have to end there.
It’s Easy to Change
Newborns can be fussy and sleepy, so planning ahead for frequent diaper changes is essential. Outfits with easy-to-open snaps make the process faster and easier for you and your baby. Baby bodysuits (onesies) at Janie and Jack are an excellent choice for newborns. These simple garments can either have short or long sleeves and usually have buttons or snaps in the crotch area. To put a onesie on:
- Place your newborn on a safe flat surface or support them in your lap.
- Unsnap the crotch of the bodysuit and scrunch it up like an accordion toward the neckline.
- Stretch the neck wide and pull it over the baby’s head.
It’s helpful to use your fingers so the neckline doesn’t catch on the baby’s chin and face.
Newborns aren’t as good at adjusting to temperature changes as adults, so dressing them in a romper or one-piece outfit is smart. You can feel their neck or back to check if they are hot or cold and add or remove layers accordingly. Adding more layers, such as pants and a sweater for cooler temperatures, is okay, too. Remember that the head, hands, and feet lose heat faster than the rest of the body, so be sure to cover those areas with a hat, mittens, and socks! If you’re looking for a one-piece that covers both the legs and the arms, look for a bodysuit dress. These outfits are perfect for newborns because they allow you to snap or zip Baby into one piece of clothing without removing their pants and top!
It’s Easy to Wash
Newborns are going to need a lot of clothes. Make laundry less stressful for yourself and your newborn by opting for one-piece outfits. Babygrows (also known as bodysuits) are the ultimate newborn wardrobe staple. They snap at the crotch so you don’t have to undress your sweet little one, plus they will help prevent your baby’s back and belly from being exposed to cold air. Long-sleeved kimono bodysuits are another great option. They can be worn over onesie shirts or rompers in winter to keep your baby warm. Also, a few pairs of pants you can pull on over onesie outfits help keep your baby warm when going outside. A full-body outerwear snowsuit is a must for winter babies, too!
It’s Easy to Dry
Babies often need to be dressed and undressed several times a day in the early stages of life. This means their clothes will need to be laundered frequently, too. Choosing easy-care fabrics that can go through many washes will help make this process more manageable. When dressing your newborn, start with a bodysuit or singlet, simple, short- or long-sleeved garments. You can then add a shirt and/or hoodie or sweater, as well as some warm pants and socks. A warm baby hat, mittens, or booties are also essential in cold weather. Remember that babies can’t tell you if they are too hot or cold, so choose a temperature-appropriate outfit for the weather. A good rule of thumb is to dress baby one layer warmer than you would be, but make sure it’s breathable.
It’s Easy to Layer
There’s no time for fussing over fancy outfits when you have a newborn. Babies spit up, cry, and need frequent diaper changes, so having a company that’s easy to put on and change is essential. If the weather is cool, dress your newborn in a long-sleeve cotton bodysuit, soft pants, socks, and a sweater or sweatshirt. Toss a hat, mittens, and a warm blanket on top for extra warmth. When dressing your baby for sleep, start at their feet and work the garment over their legs and arms.