Deciding what to dress your newborn in can be overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure how long he’ll be kept in the hospital. It’s common practice to wrap babies in blankets and outfits that match mommy and daddy’s clothes, but that doesn’t always mean they’re comfortable or healthy. Baby gowns are a great alternative to swaddling or clothing sets as they keep baby warm without over-wrapping him.
Check out these benefits of newborn baby gowns so you can decide if they would be right for your baby!
Baby gowns are easy to put on
Babies can get cold easily, so it’s important to keep them covered. At first, changing your baby’s clothes may seem like a cumbersome task—but you’ll find that baby gowns are incredibly easy to put on and take off. Your little one will appreciate having something comfortable to wear around his or her hospital room and will love it when he or she goes home in a new outfit as well. Plus, gowns can even come with matching hats such as ones you find at Sandstone Avenue.
Baby gowns keep baby warm at night
One big advantage to baby gowns is that they keep baby warm at night. Babies are naturally very active at night and it can be hard to get them to stay still enough for a normal onesie or pajamas. The gown keeps them covered, without restricting their movement and ability to kick and wiggle around.
It’s great for hot weather: There’s something about putting on a one-piece sleeper that makes everything feel cooler when summer rolls around. For cooler days or winter nights, you can always use the gown as an extra layer on top of a onesie and some socks to keep their feet warm.
Gowns protect fragile newborn skin from scratches
One of the most important benefits newborn baby gowns offer is protection for your newborn’s skin. Because newborn skin is so fragile, it’s extremely important to choose high-quality gowns. The last thing you want to do is have your precious little one get irritated because his clothes are making him uncomfortable.
That being said, just remember that more expensive doesn’t necessarily mean better quality. Always look for organic cotton fabrics that are free from toxins and harmful chemicals that could irritate your baby’s skin or cause rashes or other problems down the road. You might also look into gown features like snap closures to keep tiny fingers from popping snaps off in their mouth (which can lead to choking).
You will especially love how easy and quick diaper changes are at night. Not only will you avoid wrestling with your baby to put her legs back into a onesie, but you’ll also love not having to deal with buttons or zippers while you’re half asleep at three in the morning. If you haven’t already, be sure to add a few baby gowns to your registry so you can have a few ready for the baby’s nursery and hospital bag.