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When Did You Switch From Baby to Real Clothes?

A newborn's closet is usually filled with an assortment of onesies, footies and sleep gowns that are perfectly suited for a wee one who spends most of his day (and night) catching some Zs. Gifts from family and friends often fill in the gaps with a cute piece here and there. But, when a new mama enters a children's store, her eyes are sure to wander over to the lil outfits that line the shelves. From dresses with bloomers to mini jeans and tops, the shrunken versions of grown-up clothes are enticing.

Some moms wait until their tot is old enough to sit up on his own before taking them out of the one piece outfits, while others jump right to them and never look back. When did you make the switch from baby clothes to real ones?

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98769876 98769876 6 years
Too funny, I was just discussing this with my husband. Our daughter has never worn a "footsie" or baby like clothes outside of the privacy of our house. When she was a newborn we would always wear dresses,yoga style gear, Puma track suits and the like.Fashionable yet comfy-avoiding onesies like the plague(they're so limited-pink,white,stripes,flowers-blah,they just seem lazy to me, am I wrong?). Now she is 19M and loves picking out her outfits, skinny jeans, funky blouses, sunnies etc. I think if you introduce style to your child at a young age, it becaomes second nature for them to take interest in their own appearance.
babysugar babysugar 6 years
girlshop75, I'm with you! With my older son I had him in real clothes starting around 3 months. For this baby, I seem to be sticking with footies and really soft knit pants/onesies as long as I can - I think its because I don't want him to grow up!
girlshop75 girlshop75 6 years
The way I figure it, my baby will be wearing "real clothes" for the rest of his life so I'm keeping him in footies for as long as I can bc it makes him look like more of a baby! I don't want him to grow up!!!
schnappycat schnappycat 6 years
My son wore a combo nearly from Day 1. One piece outfits for hanging out at home, but I tended to put him in "real" clothes (i.e. jeans, tees, sweaters, etc) when we went out. And he wore shoes right away. I never liked taking him out in sleepers if I could avoid it. It made going out feel a bit more special.
Moms Moms 6 years
I hardly ever dressed my son in baby clothes. He was too long for most "footie" outfits in his size. We had to buy two sizes up to accommodate his length and then the garments ridiculously big everywhere else. The same thing is happening with my lil guy.
MissSushi MissSushi 6 years
I dressed her in onesies and soft pants, or sleepers around the house until she grew out of the 9 month clothing. When summer came, she wore soft shorts and shirts. It's just a lot more comfortable. Why exactly do babies need to be put in jeans or stiff khaki outfits? To be very honest, they aren't that comfortable, they dig into their little bellies, and they don't flex very well. She had all "real" outfits past 6 mos, but they were always soft materials, nothing stiff or that would put pressure at any part. It's easier with girl clothes to find outfits like that. I never really liked seeing kids in sleepers in public either. Even if you're like us and don't like stiff or elaborate outfits, there are plenty of soft outifits available.
Girl-Jen Girl-Jen 6 years
Wow! I kept dressing my little one in onesies and sleepers (and taking her out!) until she was about 8 months old! She wouldn't keep socks or shoes on, and the weather was cold, so a sleeper was the only way to keep her tootsies covered.
starbucks2 starbucks2 6 years
She still wears onesies under all her clothes and at footies at night, but other than that I startet dressing her at about a month I guess. She was so tiny, though, there were rarely any real clothes in her size. I think it's so weird when 4 months-olds wear sleepwear outside, but that's just me.
amandachalynn amandachalynn 6 years
I hate onesies. The first time my son had a diaper blow out and I had to pull the dirty onesie over his head, I said goodbye to the onesie. I used baby undershirts and shorts instead. I dressed him from the beginning, because he was born in late september and it was getting chilly. No shoes though! I hate baby shoes.
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