OK for bring home outfit and first few weeks - I was told to not use tshirts that snap at the crotch and onesies that are snug - will rub the babes umbilical cord .... I should use really loose onesies and side snap t's.... till the cord falls off.
What kind of bring home outfit do you get then? I guess a two piece? little pants and shirt etc.?
thanks - first time mom here.... obviously! ha! You can swaddle them though right? and use the side snap t's just make sure the clothing is very loose if its going to cover the cord right?
well friday that must mean i have to go shopping (yay) all my vests/onesies have press studs underneath the crotch area. i never heard anyone say though that the vest rubbed pulled the cord off or caused problems. i would guess as long as they are not too tight they would be ok on baby? as for going home outfit i am not sure what to get yet, this is one of the few things i have yet to do as i have been trying to be super organised
Ya I have heard this too, but both my kids had onsies and they were just fine, not to mention I cannot for the life of me find the other snappy kind, anyway if you alcohol the umbilical cord well (nurse will show you) it doesnt take long to fall off anyway, just use what you have
Friday- I have used onsies in the beginning with all three of mine, and it never casued any problems. They are not going to be that tight anyways. I also kept them in gowns for a few weeks too, it was so much easier with the night changes!
Your little one will be too small to fill out his clothes anyway. I wouldn't worry about it. I was never warned or worried about his cord!! I had an 8 pound 3 ouncer!! He was still too small for his NB clothes.
Ditto on the don't worry about it advice! My ds was born at 9lbs 6ozs and he wore sleepers and onsies from day one. The only thing we did was fold his little diaper down so the cord was above the velcro. Another option is to have the diaper higher in the back and lower in the front and do up the straps as usual. Also, our nurses told us not to use alcohol as it can actually prolong the healing process. We just used a wet (with water) Q-tip and made sure it was clean and a dry Q-tip to make sure it was dry before clothing your baby. His cord fell off on the 4th day.
Hi Friday! Hope you are getting along well in your pregnancy. Looking forward to you getting on the Infant Care board soon!
I agree that onesies are just fine with the cord. Ava wore onsies every single day in her early weeks without problems. I was worried about that too. I was so afraid of hurting the cord in the early days...but it looks worse that what it is.