Going home outfits?? Advice

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Going home outfits?? Advice

So as we all know, this summer has been brutal. The weather man said this morning that August promises to be worse than July! :eek: Anyway, I'm taking a couple baby gowns for DS to wear at the hospital but I'm having some issues with the going home outfit. I know it's going to be super hot. DH thinks we should just do a cotton onsies (short sleeve) with cotton pants or a short sleeve/shorts outfit. I have a couple long sleeve outfits with matching hats that I can choose from but DH doesn't think we should do that because they are long sleeve/long pants type of things.

What's your opinion?

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We have the same problem...the high on Tuesday is 108! We're doing a short sleeved onesie with little pants and a hat. I figure that we'll have the AC on in the car, but it's still going to be really hot. We're only 10 minutes from the birthing center, so he won't be in it too long.
This is foreign territory to me since DD was born in December and it was freezing!

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When DS was born (aug 31) we took him home in a onesie with light slipper/booties and a cotton hat and mitts. we did put a light receiving blanket over him to keep the sun off him when we went home. I've packed a few onesies and a couple sleepers - the hospital tends to be cooler. We also left DS in the hospital nightgowns that they provide for a few days so he was cool and it was easy to change him.

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"joysiloo" wrote:

We have the same problem...the high on Tuesday is 108! We're doing a short sleeved onesie with little pants and a hat. I figure that we'll have the AC on in the car, but it's still going to be really hot. We're only 10 minutes from the birthing center, so he won't be in it too long.
This is foreign territory to me since DD was born in December and it was freezing!

We live like 30-45 minutes from the hospital. I guess we'll just put blanket on himif it gets too cold. But DH and I usually like it pretty cool.

"squirrel27" wrote:

When DS was born (aug 31) we took him home in a onesie with light slipper/booties and a cotton hat and mitts. we did put a light receiving blanket over him to keep the sun off him. I've packed a few onesies and a couple sleepers - the hospital tends to be cooler. We also left DS in the hospital nightgowns that they provide for a few days so he was cool and it was easy to change him.

Our hospital I think just did a t-shirt. I honestly can't remember with DS....

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"VCoates" wrote:

Our hospital I think just did a t-shirt. I honestly can't remember with DS....

Yeah, the nightgown was like a long Tshirt like thing.

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I really wasn't sure either. So I packed way too many things for her just in case. It will probably be a little shorts outfit. If she comes this week it will be well over 100 degrees so I will probably just do a light receiving blanket for the ride home. I did pack a few sleepers for the hospital because the little t-shirt they put on them seems insufficient when friends/family wanted to unwrap them and look at them. Smile

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I was just planning to do a onesie, thats what dd was in when we brought her home. though I did pack both the little brother and little sister outfits I got, which are onesies, plants, hats and booties. Really just depends on how big baby is and what fits best. Dd didn't wear the girly outfit I brought cause it was too big.

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We are just doing a onesie although I have brought a couple very light cotton sleepers for the hospital just in case. I think I packed a pair of socks too, but Im feeling like if it's in the 90's then they won't need much!

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I finally packed my bag and babies bag lastnight and I feel like I packed too much for baby as well. I packed 1 newborn outfit, 1 0-3 month outfit, 2 gowns and a long sleeve long pants outfit (which I'll probably take out).

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I think the babe will just live in the little side snap t-shirts for the first few days. That's all DD wore until we took her out, and it wasn't nearly as hot as it is now. Of course, since she was born at home we didn't really get into the cute coming home outfit. Oh, and we used a lot of muslin blankets to keep the direct sun off of her, but to still keep her from getting too hot while out since recieving blankets are pretty warm.

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Don't forget that they do alot of pictures in the hopsital. so don't forget an outfit for that. and then yeah with this heat i'd do a sundress/sunsuit type thing with a VERY light weight blanket to lay over baby for the car ride.

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I am sure I packed too much for her but I packed a cute outfit and like 4 onsies. What is this gown you all speak of? Do I need this? I am so bewildered by all this. I feel like I am a kid and not the old lady that I am. Smile Babies can really mess with a first time mom's head.

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"jessica2575" wrote:

I am sure I packed too much for her but I packed a cute outfit and like 4 onsies. What is this gown you all speak of? Do I need this? I am so bewildered by all this. I feel like I am a kid and not the old lady that I am. Smile Babies can really mess with a first time mom's head.

Its basically a long tunic/gown they dress baby in and then swaddle them with blankets. Its loose enough against the cord stump and its easy for changing them. You can dress them in whatever after birth and youre up and around and recovering. Or at least this was my experience with DS. the ones at my hospital were just white. They keep them at the hospital.

They also had knit hats they gave baby to keep. We have the one DS had when he was born. One day when my mom was visiting me she saw an elderly lady dropping off a bag of knitted hats she had made - it was very sweet.

I think 4 onesies would be enough. Smile and the cute outfit for coming home or pics. Smile

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"jessica2575" wrote:

I am sure I packed too much for her but I packed a cute outfit and like 4 onsies. What is this gown you all speak of? Do I need this? I am so bewildered by all this. I feel like I am a kid and not the old lady that I am. Smile Babies can really mess with a first time mom's head.

My hospital didn't do gowns I bought several gowns. They either tie and at the bottom or have elastic. Super easy for newborns for changing diapers etc.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=4267034

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Thank you, I will have to look into getting a few of them.