Thursday, April 05, 2007

Wardrobe

After alternating wearing the same two maternity dresses for six weeks now, I'm officially ready to burn them. The dresses are oh-so-comfortable and are the closest thing one can get to a mumu but I'm ready to cast them aside and wear something different for a change.

And speaking of wardrobes....here's two questions for you:

For your baby's first few doctor's appointments, did you
A) dress your baby in a simple onesie or
B) dress your baby in one of his/her cuter outfits?

At the first few doctor's appointments, does the pediatrician want want the baby to be nude?

-Wendy
[36w,3d]
[40 Babies R Us visits]

17 comments:

Merr said...

I always dressed him the cutest oufit to show him off. We always had to take his clothes off anyway for the exam, but everyone raved about his cute outfit.

DtDtKty said...

I can't wait to see your new outfits...if you get them. :)

For Ethan's first appointment, I dressed him in this beautiful powder blue, velvet outfit that had actual buttons going up the back. It was completely unpractical and quite a challenge for us newbie parents, but oh so cute. Now I still dress him in cute outfits, but I do consider how easy they will be to get on and off.

For every appointment, from birth to at least a couple of year, I think, you have to strip the baby down completely. They are weighed on the scale nude and then you put just the diaper on while the doctor examines them. The doctor will look at everything from head to toes to "hoo hoo". When they are finished with the exam and shots, if necessary, then you redress the baby. You can wrap baby up in a blanket during the exam though if they get cold.

That reminds me that I have to figure out what to dress Ethan in today for his nine month appt. :)

Estelle said...

Yeah, she'll need to be naked.
Cute outfits are no problem if they're practical. And onesies can be cute!
Dress her in something comfortable and easy on/easy off.
Charlie was at the doctor daily for the first week or so, and at least weekly after that. There was a time when I would have sold my soul for house calls. But they never noticed or cared what he was wearing.

Mo said...

Yes, I remember the baby definitely had to be nude. I think we put the kids in easy to unwrap clothes, like side snap t-shirt and pants. Maybe it's just me, but I think a newborn is about as cute as he/she can be just wrapped up in a blanket or with a t-shirt on.

Stacey said...

Oh you definitely get sick of maternity clothes. LOL. Almost done!!!

We dressed Riley in her cutest outfits for all midwife/doctor appointments. No sleepers for outings. And she never wears sleepers during the day now. But we are baby clothes addicts. The midwives complimented her on her wardrobe and we loved it. LOL. We never worried about easy outfits. You undress and dress the baby once so it's not a huge deal.

You have to get the baby naked. Sometimes you can leave a (clean) diaper on if you have a spare to weigh as well. Actually, we only did that with the midwives when they used their cloth weighing slings. For the scale, totally naked baby. We always had a blanket to cover her up a bit.

Traci said...

I say dress 'em up in the cutie outfits. Soon enough, there'll be a day when whatever you want them to wear will get an "Oh mother" along with an eye roll and that head thing they do!

Beverly said...

cute outfit, 'cos everybody loves seeing the babies; be sure to take a couple of extra diapers and a blanket, 'cos there is always a lull between getting weighed and seeing dr.

Meg said...

Oooh I have a very limited wardrobe now. Partly because I'm having allergic reactions to a lot of my clothes, mostly because they don't fit anymore, largely because I'm lazy.

You and I are just about at the same point in our pregnancies. I get a lot of "are you ready?" Now that my induction date is less than two weeks away. How can we really be ready for the birth of a child?! Our first one, no less...

party b said...

We dressed her in onesies (the cutest of them) or onesies & pants. No dresses unless we were taking her visiting places where we wouldn't be changing her out and back into them.

And we didn't take her out in nightshirts, but we LOVED footies because socks don't stay on and shoes seemed dumb to us at that point (cute, but dumb). So sleep & plays, footies, and onesies - especially the snappy ones.

Holly said...

Cute outfits are fine. So long as they are asy to get on or off. They will want her to be nude for weigh-ins and such.
Bring a blanket! Our pediatrician's office was very chilly and we held Andrew in the blanket for most of the checkup when they needed his clothes off.

SJayneI said...

You are getting so close!! How exciting?!?!

Dee said...

I noticed you're at 40 Babies R Us visits. Wow! You go girls!!!

revrose said...

I always dressed you in cute outfits, regardless of having to take them off for the exams. My friend, Wanda, who worked for a pediatrician said the nurses always would comment on how cute the babies looked regardless. She said after a while they all looked alike, like little pancakes with their round little heads. I never felt the same afterwards. Mom

Estella's Moms said...

I dress Estella in something cute, but simple. A zip or button up sleeper with a matching hat is a good option. They're easy to get on and off..yes they have to be unclothed...although our pediatritian leaves Estella's diaper on.

Mommy & Mama & Cubs said...

I normally dress my kids cute but easy to remove. :)

Julie Julie Bo Boolie said...

Your pedi will want to weigh the baby in nothing but a diaper. I found the best thing for doctor's visits was a sleeper with a zipper (quick on and off).

Good luck with the coming delivery and CONGRATULATIONS to you both!

(followed the link from Traci's blog)

AdirondackJen said...

Whatever was easiest to whip off the kid, because you strip 'em down to the diaper for the exam.