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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 05:52 AM   1
mysteriouseye
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What to dress new-born in when in hospital?


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This is more a question for ladies that have had children already, or women that are planning to dress their baby in something special on their first day in the world. Me and my fiancé have bought our daughter Esmee a lovely dress from Monsoon (we don’t plan to buy all our clothes from monsoon but because it’s her first day in the world we wanted to get something really sweet)

http://uk.monsoon.co.uk/view/product...1.1/2582372602

My sister in law told me that I cant put my baby girl in this dress when born as she will be messy etc, and pretty much made it sound like I am not actually allowed to dress my girl in what I want her to wear. I was thinking of putting her babygro I first bought her at first, then later on when she is a bit cleaner put her in her dress. SIL was making it sound like it is not possible to put her in this dress. Is this true? My cousin put her daughter in a beautiful white dress when she was first born? Obviously I would get a cardigan & tights to keep baby warm also. Will the midwives try and tell me I cant put my girl in this dress despite it being my baby>? I am confused!!



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 05:59 AM   2
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You can dress her in whatever you want to dress her in, however I'm personally going to stick with babygros. Newborns aren't really keen on being dressed/undressed and I find the poppers on babygros more practical for that. I think for their very first outfit ever, a babygro would be far more comfortable, and the midwives may prefer that?. I'm one of the ones who isn't using any 'proper' outfits until baby is out of newborn size.



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 06:01 AM   3
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It's your baby and she can wear what you want her to, if all goes to plan you have plenty of skin to skin contact and then she will be cleaned a bit and put in a babygro or whatever you chose. All I'd say is that it's a lot for them to go from being surrounded in water to clothes so you want something that is super soft next to her skin. My lo was big at 9lb2oz but was still in newborn clothes as they are all scrunched up. It's a beautiful dress but I'd maybe and use it as a coming home outfit to give her some time to adjust to babygros etc but that's just my opinion



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 06:05 AM   4
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Hi there.... I am expecting my third baby in October. I don't think anyone will tell you that you 'can't' dress your little girl in the dress (which is beautiful by the way) but it's probably not very suitable/practical whilst you are in hospital. The baby will probably prefer to be in a comfortable babygro which can be easily removed for cleaning, and the various checks that are done. The baby will do a lot of sleeping and will just want to be comfy. (It's very hot on maternity wards) Also, you may well be experimenting with breast/bottle feeding and holding the baby is easier in something less complicated. Also need to think of the dribbles!! I was advised to put baby in a vest, nappy and long babygro after I had given birth to my first. I did that for my second, and will be doing it again this time. You get through quite a few a day too early on!

Perhaps the dress would be more suitable for going home, or when you take her out someplace for the first time.

Ultimately you need to do what you feel is right for you and your baby



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 06:10 AM   5
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Honestly she will probably vomit up all over what you put her in.

I would save the dress for right before any pictures (like, minutes before) but that's it. I think we went through 10 little onesies on day 1 alone.

But I agree with others who say baby needs to be as comfy as possible. As much as labour hurts for us, it can't feel great to be the one shoved throgh either. Your link didn't show up for me so I don't know know if it was comfy or not.



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 06:13 AM   6
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thanks ladies, I was thinking of it being more of a home coming dress, as its from monsoon, the fabric used is lovely its very soft and delicate xx



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 08:00 AM   7
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My DD wore mainly vests and sleepsuits (we stayed in for 3days) but had a dress to come home in! They normally clean baby up really well so don't worry about that, although my DD had gunky hair lol!



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 08:17 AM   8
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Am I the only 1 that left my son in a diaper only when we were in the hospital? Please someone say I wasn't the only 1... I did dress him in a onzie the day we came home..



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 08:23 AM   9
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My friend had her little one in a different city to where they lived via emergency c-section.
They had no stuff on them at all so she sent her husband out to go get some essential clothes for the stay. He came back with 2 babygrows and a beautiful dress for her! The mother was just exasperated but thats what she was dressed in and with no issues at all lol

I say go for it, that dress is beautiful!



 
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Old Jun 1st, 2012, 08:34 AM   10
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To be honest, I dressed my son in baby gros for quite a few months and only put him in outfits for special occasions. They were more convenient for all the accidents he had and we went through a few! Outfits are so expensive and last 5 mins. Plus he was born late Aug so Autumn/Winter was approaching. Also, I hope this doesn't sound mean, but I was so exhausted and wasn't too bothered about the going home outfit, as long as my bundle was warm snug and happy. I was still in a daze though as I was discharged two hours after birth at 12.30am!!!



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