Six realities to dressing a newborn
How many do you recognise?
So you’ve gone through your pregnancy, given birth, and now it’s time to take your little one home. You will probably be filled with a mix of excitement, in trepidation as well as a little bit of anxiety of everything that faces you.
Dressing your newborn, may seem like a straightforward enough task, but just you wait.
If you’ve dressed or undressed a newborn you will recognise some of these…
1. The popper sagas
Who came up with the idea of that many poppers on one newborn baby gro? You need a maths degree to work them out and it doesn’t matter how much attention you spend doing them up, you’ll miss one!
2. Little arms in sleeves
This is one of the worst aspects of dressing a newborn. Manoeuvring their tiny arms and hands into a sleeve is nothing short of infuriating. Trying to get their arm in the sleeve without bending back any teeny tiny fingers will have you breaking out in a sweat.
3. The wriggles
We all know babies wriggle and never more so then when you lay them on a changing mat. And when their legs are flying about as you try and get them into the baby gro be grateful and remember the next baby stage is ‘escaping’ and you’ll have to chase them around the room to get them dressed.
4. Forget scratch mits
A great idea to stop your newborn scratching her own face with her nails, slight problem though, the mits will be knocked off seconds after your put them on….every time!
5. All that work for nothing
You may spend ages getting your baby into the cutest outfit, a gorgeous dress, perhaps with a cute top underneath and matching tights. One thing’s for sure though, the minute you’ll finish, she will either throw up all over the outfit or have one of those leaky nappy episodes.
6. Your day is taken over with outfit changes
Whether it’s the nasty nappy, sickness or milk spillage, or simply nappy change time, you will spend a large part of your day dressing and undressing your baby and repeating all the above!