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Tips for Dressing Your Baby

Tips for Dressing Your Baby

under 9 months

When dressing your baby: 

  • While supporting your baby on your lap, stretch the garment neckline and pull it over your baby's head.
  • Use your fingers to keep it from catching on his or her face or ears.
  • Don't try to push your baby's arm through the sleeve. Instead, put your hand into the sleeve from the outside, grasp your baby's hand, and pull it through.

When undressing your baby:

  • Take off the sleeves one at a time while you support your baby's back and head.
  • Then stretch the neckline, lifting it free of your baby's chin and face as you gently slip it off.

Certain clothing features can make dressing much easier! Look for garments that:

  • Snap or zip all the way down the front, instead of the back.
  • Snap or zip down both legs to make diaper changes easier.
  • Have loose-fitting sleeves so your hand fits underneath to push the baby's arm through.
  • Have no ribbons or strings to knot up, unravel, or wrap around the neck (which could cause choking).
  • Are made of stretchy fabric (avoid tight bindings around arms, legs, or neck).

Make photos with your cute baby, upload to the App. Write about your baby dressing and undressing experience.

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