Dressing Your Baby

Dressing the baby requires care and attention and this article will help you figure out what you need to do when it comes to outfitting your little one.

1. Dressing

Place the baby on your lap and using your hands, stretch the garment by its neckline. After doing so, pull it over the baby’s head. While pulling the shirt over the baby’s head, use your hands and fingers to keep the shirt from catching its face or ears. When it comes to pulling the hand through the sleeve, put your own hands through the sleeve and pull the baby’s hand through the shirt’s sleeve.

2. Undressing

When it comes to undressing the baby, start with the sleeves, one step at a time. While doing so make sure that the back and head are given enough support. Just like how you dressed the baby, the neckline needs to be stretched and lifted above the baby’s chin.

Appropriate clothing should be provided according to the weather.

3. When it is cold

The baby needs to be kept warm and cozy. In order to do this, it should be kept inside multiple layers. Undershirts and diapers are a great way to layer, and so are dressing gowns and pajamas.

Over these layers, an additional layer of blankets can give extra warmth. You should also note that this is best suited for climatic conditions where the temperature is under 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

4. When it is hot

The number of layers of clothing is reduced down to one when the weather is hot. An excellent way to assure if the baby is comfortable is by making sure that the baby wears one more than what you’d wear.

You may have no experience dressing a baby, and during the first time, you’ll find the whole ordeal quite taxing as you’d find it hard to pull each leg or arm through the pants or sleeves. The baby might also let out cries in protest as they do not like having garments brushing aggressively on their skin.

When shopping for baby clothes, make sure to buy ones that have zippers on the front instead of the back. You might want to purchase shirts with sleeves that are loose fitting so that your own hands can guide your baby’s hands through the sleeves.

Clothes that have a ribbon or strings near or around the neck are a big no-no as they can cause choking. Stretchy or shrinkable materials should be avoided as this could irritate the baby.