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Old 09-02-2014, 10:17 PM
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My daughter's best friend is having her second child--a boy--this October. Her first son is 7 now so it has been a while since she has bought/used baby clothing. She did save some things from her son's babyhood but want to buy her some new items.
Because they are in Florida, the winter is warm--so they need clothing that breathes...they will swaddle, too, at least at first.

Has anyone here used gowns vs one-piece sleepers? T]Kissy Kissy is brand on Amazon that makes them. To me that is a practical choice for the first month or so while the umbilicus heals...makes it easy to change diapers too...
Anyone use a "convertible gown" which has snaps and turns into a two-leg sleeper?
I saw some on Amazon--couple of different brands--but can't find anything in my area to feel the material.
Put couple of queries on Amazon about the weight of fabric but no replies yet...

Also has anyone tried a muslin sleep-sac? the type that has a zipper that opens from the bottom--sleeveless--so the baby would need at least a t-shirt as well--
but thought that might work well too for the initial newborn period...

any suggestions appreciated
CD people usually have good insight
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:43 PM
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Default Loved Kissy Kissy!

It's been a couple of years since I've purchased newborn clothes, but Kissy Kissy was one of my absolute favorites! Super super soft. Insanely soft. And thin in a good way, light and breathable. Washed in Dreft...oh my! Perfect newborn combo

I did really enjoy using newborn gowns. Made multiple middle of the night diaper changes easier. Snaps can be difficult for the sleep deprived! And I liked that snaps and zippers weren't up against baby's skin.

I didn't use muslin sleepers. I used muslin blankets, which I found perfect for swaddling. And I tried some different sleepers, but I never found any I loved. And once I got into a groove with swaddling and layering with other items at various times of the year (swaddling blankets, onesies, gowns, socks, eventually footed pjs) i didn't really see the point of the sleepers. But I know some folks love 'em, so maybe someone can offer a different perspective.
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Old 09-02-2014, 10:57 PM
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Thanks for prompt reply--
were you able to use the gowns for good length of time?
I have no idea how big her baby might be--she doesn't look like she is as far along as she really is so her baby might be small...
my daughter had baby couple of years ago and he was 10lbs at birth--and 22.5 "--a week overdue as well--so newborn wasn't really an option for her
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:09 PM
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I used the gowns for the first few weeks - especially with my twins. It was nice not having to try to figure out how to snap and unsnap things when you are in zombie mode. As the kids got older, I used the sleep sacks for quite a while. It kept them warm, and I did not have to worry about blankets in the crib.
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Old 09-02-2014, 11:12 PM
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sleepsacks will be too warm I think especially if they swaddle
baby is in FL and even in winter people often are running the AC or having the windows open
I know you keep an infant warmer than an older child--
but the heavy type material that is coming into stores now for fall/winter is usually too warm for Florida
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