Dressing babies as BABIES!!!!

Ez - posted on 06/17/2009 ( 30 moms have responded )

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Do/Did you dress your babies in suits/onesies or big person clothes just in tiny sizes (jeans etc)???
Personally I've tried to keep my daughter looking like a baby for as long as possible!! I banned anyone from buying her anything denim until she starts crawling, and have avoided anything black or in other dark colours. I'm actually kind of sad atm since she's now in size 0s (to fit 9mths) and I can't dress her in the cute little suits I used to, even though she's only 4 months :(
Am I the only one who believes in dressing babies as BABIES, not mini adults?? Does anyone else cringe when they see a newborn dressed in skinny jeans and slogan t-shirts?? Or toddlers in bikinis? Don't get me wrong I LOVE shopping for my daughter - she has far more clothes than her Mama lol - but I try to keep her clothes age appropriate.

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Amie - posted on 06/24/2009

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Common sense seems to be lost on many now a days. Wonder if we can even call it common sense anymore? hmmm...
Heels for kids. I know, my oldest (she'll be 9 next week) has asked for them before. I've told her not for a few years yet I don't want her twisting an ankle. She was happy with that explanation at least! Score one for mom. LOL.

Traci - posted on 06/23/2009

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Oh, I know it! I was at Kmart a month ago and you should have seen the heels on these sandals for toddlers! It was ignorant! I can't imagine a mother expecting her daughter to wear those. Where is the common sense???

Amie - posted on 06/23/2009

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Those words on the butt clothes are the ones that get me too. Plus the tube tops, the ones with built in bras (what child needs one of those?), the booty shorts, etc. Seriously... there's cute and there's slutty. Children should not dress slutty. Babies... is an entirely different story. I don't think I've seen any that could be classified as that but maybe they are out there. Disturbing really..

Traci - posted on 06/23/2009

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The only rule I have is no clothing with words on the butt. I HATE those little jumpsuits for girls with the words PRINCESS or ANGEL written on the butt. I think that is so ignorant. It's bad enough adult women walk around with JUICY on their behind (we all know why they wear that) but to draw attention to your little girl's behind? Completely maddening!

Amie - posted on 06/22/2009

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I honestly didn't know they made stuff like that for young babies. Maybe I just don't pay attention enough when we're out shopping. lol! I see a lot of things you mention though for 1 year and up. Some of them I do go.. omg too... but a lot I find really cute. My daughter's closets can attest to that. Heck even our son's but with boys it's not as big an issue as it is for girls. Our kids get a new wardrobe each season. It's out of necessity because they grow so fast and when our seasons change you do need to start wearing different types of clothes. (I'm in Canada but I think I've said that before) I do go over board though and it drives my hubby loony. hehehe. Any one of our kids have more clothes than me and my hubby combined. (and I have a lot of clothes. lol!)

Rachel - posted on 06/22/2009

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Who ever decided the stereo type of what a baby should wear? I dont think it matter in the slightest what you dress your child in (except for those heals- thats rediulous- babies even toddlers cant walk in that properly). Spaghetti straps..long sleeves..onesies..jeans..skirts. Im just not sure where in the defination of baby it says what they are to wear. My baby in jeans was just as much a baby as she was in a onesie.

?? - posted on 06/21/2009

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I only dress my lil man up if we're goin out and about.. it's just so much easier to put him in a onsie with some shorts or a pair of pants or a sleeper and now I've been finding these... sleeper like outfits that are like shirt & shorts all in one piece... it's hard to explain haha.... they have adorable lil things on them... one he has is an aligator that goes all the way from one side of his tummy, around his back and the tail goes up his back like he has a tail comin off his butt. Another one he has says Daddy's Lil Allstar and it's got a lil doggie all decked out in baseball gear. Another is BRIGHT YELLOW and it has a dino on it that says "This Is Lil Dino's Castle", another is bright green and has a giraffe on it and it says "I'm The Tallest!" he also has a few of the funny/ruder onsies that have sayings on them "Party At My Crib - 3:00AM - BYOB (bring your own bottle)" "I Didn't Fall - They Beat Me" stuff like that that I find hilarious although others might not lol



But yea, I don't put him in jeans and a t-shirt unless we're goin to a family dinner or something where grandparents/great grandparents are going to be expecting pictures with their handsom grandson all decked out.

Francesca - posted on 06/20/2009

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i feel babies should stay looking like babies, i dont like jeans and shoes on such a young age. i like all the colourful babygrows i think there cute.

Jessica - posted on 06/19/2009

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My babies, girls & boys, wore all comfort clothes when they were little. I don't think I really started worrying about it until they were about 6 mths or so. My girls are 5yrs and 21mths and I would have to say I dress them pretty age appropriate. I love peasant shirts for my youngest, anything cute and girly, she LOVES shoes. If she can get them on her feet she'll wear them, as disturbing and inappropriate as those shoes were I really think my 21 mth old would love them. Her and my 5 yr old have this crazy shoe thing that they definitly didn't get from me. I do let them get dolled and use makeup but only at home. My boys on the other hand don't really care much about clothes. They wear shorts and t-shirts, my 3rd old likes lightning McQueen on his shirts and my 7yr old doesn't care. Boys and girls definitly different. A little off subject sorry.

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I would dress my son in anything that was given to me. I didn't really care what he wore because I thought he looked cute in everything. He had hand knitted stuff, jeans, things with animal ears on, dark colours, you name it. He looked good in everything and still does. And I never paid for any baby clothes becuse I was prepared to dress him in anything.

Cathelijn - posted on 06/19/2009

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oh I don't know my daughter is almost 7 months and does wear denim skirts sometimes and she does have t-shirts with slogans like : its all about me! and daddy I want a pony. She did wear sleepsuits for a long time because it was nice and easy for me but when we would go to the baby centre there would be babies her age all dressed up and she would be the only one in a sleepsuit! I think from about 4 months she started wearing real clothes. She does not wear skinny jeans but does have a thin jeans trousers. I am all of a sudden starting think after reading this post that I am dressing her to grown up!! :-) but those high heels for babies ( I saw them in a shop) are WRONG WRONG WRONG!

Abby - posted on 06/19/2009

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Quoting Poppy:

Soz to upset you Erin but i'm afraid I like to dress my little lad in tiny man clothes, he looks sooooooooo cute! He was only EVER in sleepsuits for bed, he's always worn proper trousers n shirts, tops etc. I love the cute little slogan ones, he has one that says 'i'm here to fix the video' and 'mummy's little hero' and 'handsome like daddy' and 'i don't have an off switch' but my fave was a little blue tee he had as a 3month old (there's a pic on my facebook page!) saying 'they shake me'.lol. i've never really liked all the old fashioned stuff like cordruoy dungarees n things. He has a mohican haircut too!!!!



im love slogan t shirts on ym son, got some classics, 'i tried being good but it's just not my style' , 'mummy's little treasure', 'daddy's little guy' etc, but i have the best bib for him, 'sorry guys but my mummy's already taken' he he x

Poppy - posted on 06/19/2009

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hahaha - must say i've never seen a little one in a boob tube but would be rather shocked if i did, i remember once when i was 10 or 11 and those slogan tops saying 'hands off' and 'dont touch what u cant afford' were all the rage with the older teens; seeing a little girl in tesco with a 'you wish' top on, she could only have been about 7, the same age as my daughter now. I was only a little girl myself but i remember wondering what on earth her mother was thinking of and what sort of a message that was sending out. That image has stuck with me all my life. What do u think of the padded bras they're doing for the under 10's??

Sara - posted on 06/18/2009

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I hate seeing tube tops or mid-drift exposing tops for babies/toddlers...so inappropriate.

Poppy - posted on 06/18/2009

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don't like the denim miniskirt look either, Willow didn't ever have one, but i do love the slogan teeshirts!!

Ez - posted on 06/18/2009

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Guess I should clarify what I meant by 'babies' - as my daughter is only 4 months I suppose I was talking more about newborns and infants. I think maybe I feel like this because she is sooooo big (8kg) and already looks much older than she is. I absolutely don't want to dress her in a denim mini skirt (which someone actually gave her when she was born!!!!!) now when she's got her whole life to wear things like that. It's not that I'm a prude - far from it lol - but I just want her to stay a baby for as long as she can.

Poppy - posted on 06/18/2009

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ooh, can i just say tho that i really dont like the mini stiletto nonsense, tis vulgar!!!

Poppy - posted on 06/18/2009

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Soz to upset you Erin but i'm afraid I like to dress my little lad in tiny man clothes, he looks sooooooooo cute! He was only EVER in sleepsuits for bed, he's always worn proper trousers n shirts, tops etc. I love the cute little slogan ones, he has one that says 'i'm here to fix the video' and 'mummy's little hero' and 'handsome like daddy' and 'i don't have an off switch' but my fave was a little blue tee he had as a 3month old (there's a pic on my facebook page!) saying 'they shake me'.lol. i've never really liked all the old fashioned stuff like cordruoy dungarees n things. He has a mohican haircut too!!!!

Sarah - posted on 06/18/2009

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I do a bit of both i guess. I LOVE dungarees on my girls! And they wear more trousers than skirts i must admit! My eldest picks her own clothes now, so she has some super girly stuff and some more tomboy stuff (tho the majority of it is pink!!)
My little one mostly wears leggings with pretty tops over them.
I stopped putting her sleepsuits a while ago and into proper pyjamas which made her look like a 'big girl' (sob!!)
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Abby - posted on 06/18/2009

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i think it's different with boys, dressing them in little cardigans to look like their daddies is quite cute. i started dressing my son in 'real'clothes at around 4-5months old, now he wears jeans and t shirts etc.

girls it think should be dressed in nice little pink dresses and similar, im not keen on girls in trousers anyway, but this is my own opinion i think they need to be little girls like that for years.

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Wow - those baby high heels are creepy! I cannot imagine putting something like that on a baby girl. However, I do dress my son mostly in 'mini adult-like' attire. He wore onesies and sleepers only for like the first 4 months, and then I started dressing him more in shorts and t-shirt. Of course this may also be because he's pretty big for his age - at 9 months, he's in 24month/2T clothes. I'm actually quite excited about putting him in a suit and tie for the first time in a few weeks for a wedding we're going to!

Savannah - posted on 06/18/2009

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Quoting Erin:

Yeah I do think it's a little different with boys....



Yeah, I totally agree.

Savannah - posted on 06/17/2009

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I don't know. I love all the cute little guy clothes that they have out. Shirts, shorts, I ADORE overalls. They are the cutest. My kids wore both as babies. Onsies and suits, sure, but they also dressed in little dress suits and stuff. They just looked so handsome. I do avoid the dark colors, mostly because their complexions are so fair, but black is too extreme for my little guys. However, I like the clothes with cartoons on them and baby clothes as well. I didn't do denim until Coltan was walking (DJ still isn't wearing denim) but corderoys.

I go both ways. I think my guys look even younger when they are wearing clothes that are mature, I think it accentuates their innocence. But I totally see where you are coming from.

I don't have a girl but I am sure that I would not put her in a bikini.

I guess I should also add that my boys really didn't wear "mini adult" (love that!) clothes until they were around 4 months old, though...

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