Patience is a virtue that takes a little while to learn . . . just ask a new mom. Babies are pros at letting you know what they want, when they want it, and perhaps more importantly, what they don't want — right away. Case in point? The dreaded diaper, or clothing change. When it comes to time on the changing table, less is always more. And the fastest way to facilitate a quick switch is with clothing that's designed for functionality. These five brands simply understand a new mom's needs and are sure to make the changing process as speedy and pain-free as possible:
- Magnificent Baby
Forget zips and snaps — Magnificent Baby is the only brand out there that utilizes magnetic closures to make getting your baby dressed a breeze. The line includes soft PJs, two-piece sets, cozy fleece jackets, and even accessories like drool bibs and caps. Prices range from $10-$50 and accommodate newborns through 24 months.
Most of us take those cumbersome snaps on baby clothes as an annoying but necessary part of dressing our little ones. But when Ruth Waddingham was a new mom, she simply refused to accept it. Convinced that there was a better alternative, Waddingham developed Zipit, a clever approach to baby clothing that uses easy-access zippers. The collection features a modern, clean aesthetic, fun graphics, and a playful color palette for babes 0 to 12 months.
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- Two Sees
Developed by an enterprising grandma, Two Sees handy onesies feature a discreet rear opening where you can sneak a quick peek to check on the status of your baby's diaper. The onesies come in three simple unisex designs featuring the brand's royal-blue parakeet logo or can be purchased in plain white, and start at $17.
- Zippyz by Little Trendyz On a quest to discover the perfect footed PJs for her baby boy, new mom Lisa decided to take matters into her own hands. Her patent-pending Zippyz PJs retail for $25 and feature three snaps at the chest and a zipper that extends from baby's foot to belly.
Last but never least, Baby Gap's First Favorites line is a must-have staple for every new mom. Their one-piece zip-up PJs are footed with foldover cuffs to prevent tiny fingernails from scratching, but the best feature is the foot to neck diagonal zip. One step, and you're done! They're $25 at full price, but be on the look out for frequent sales and promotions.