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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gowns versus Footed Pajamas

I have been meaning to write about this for a while.  There are a few clothing options out there for your baby in the pajama department.  Every mom has her own opinion on these.  Here is mine.  I do not care for gowns at all!  They ride up.  The majority of these just have elastic around the bottom.  Some of them have a drawstring but I don’t recommend these either because the baby could get the string wrapped around themselves.  The elastic doesn’t do a good job of keeping the gown around the baby’s feet, especially if you have an active baby.  I have gotten up in the middle of the night and the gown was around my daughter’s waist.  The positive side to these is they make it easier to change a diaper (this is important when you are sleep deprived).  You just pull them up, change the diaper and pull them back down.
Footed pajamas are in my opinion better.  They don’t ride up and don’t require socks that could fall off in the middle of the night leaving cold piggies.  The majority of these have the hand covers (so do gowns) which are important when you have a newborn.  I didn’t mind unsnapping the pajamas in the middle of the night to change a diaper.  I did get up some mornings and they were snapped up unevenly! 
If you just had a baby or are about to before you buy a bunch of one try one of each to see which one you like better. 

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