WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN BUYING PREEMIE CLOTHING
As a new parent of a preemie, you have a lot on your plate. You're sleep deprived, stressed and constantly running on empty. If your baby is in the NICU then you're also shuffling back and forth from the hospital to visit your baby.
It would be comfortable to know your baby is dressed comfortably and secure in clothing that fits, right? From one NICU mama to another, here is what you need to know...
1. Premature babies have special needs when it comes to clothing.
They need clothes that are comfortable, made from soft materials, and that fit properly. Buying an extra small likely won't fit right. Make sure the sizing explicitly mentions a preemie fit and check the size chart to make sure the dimensions align with your little one.
2. Preemie clothes should be easy to put on and take off
If you're a parent of a premature baby in the NICU, you know that every task is a challenge. Dressing your little one can be especially difficult with all of the important tubes and wires attached to them. One of the ways to make their experience (and yours) in the NICU more pleasant is by dressing them in clothing that is easy to put on and take off.
Mama Coco's Fastener-Free line of bodysuits is perfect for preemies. The onesies are uniquely designed to dress baby comfortably and securely with no snaps, zippers or velcro. There is also no need to pull fabric over baby's head disrupting any probes while in the NICU.
Dressing is as easy as 1, 2, 3. Simply fuss-free and easy as can be!
3. Make sure the clothes are machine-washable and dryer-friendly
Clothing for newborns can be so cute, but it's important to make sure that the clothes are machine-washable and dryer-friendly. New parents have a LOT of laundry to do, on little sleep. You don't want to have to worry about reading every tiny label or unnecessarily shrinking that one adorable outfit in the wash!
Preemie clothes need to be easy to put on and take off, without any snaps, or pulling over babies head - especially when in the NICU. They also need to be machine-washable and dryer-friendly, so that new parents can easily wash and repeat. Mama Coco's preemie bodysuit line is designed with these needs in mind, so that you can focus on what's important: your little one.
Please note that I am not a Pediatrician or Nurse. I simply provide these recommendations from experience as a mother of a NICU survivor, with love.