Preemie sleeping gowns tend to be much easier to put on a baby, especially a preemie. However, preemie sleepers (footies) don't creep up and leave legs and lower body exposed, so they are better when the baby's warmth is a consideration. Can't make up your mind, the best option maybe a preemie convert-a-gown which can be either, depending upon which way the snaps are fastened.
There a several options in the preemie diapering arena: Cloth diapers can now with used with disposable liners, there are preemie diapering systems that provide the ease of disposable and the health, cost, and environmental advantages of cloth diapers, or we also carry standard disposable preemie diapers as well.
Using organic preemie care products (shampoo/body wash, conditioner, lotion, and baby powder) makes good sense when dealing with sensitive preemie skin and hair. And of course soft blankets, preemie pacifiers, and cuddle toys help keep baby warm and content. Wubbanubs combine a pacifier and a cute cuddle toy into one, easy-to-locate item that babies love.
Do they really make preemie dresses? Absolutely! Obviously they're not for NICU preemies, but they're adorable on preemies who are ready to go home. Many of our like-like doll makers and collectors love them as well. We also carry preemie christening clothes as well as bereavement gowns.
Preemie accessories do serve important functions for warmth and protection, but that doesn't mean they can't be cute, too! Of course everyone knows what to do with caps and bonnets, or preemie socks and booties, but for anyone who isn't aware, scratch-mitts keep babies who are prone to flail and as a result, tend to scratch their delicate faces.
Many of our preemie tops and tees feature front openings with velcro fasteners. Great for layer dressing or even combined with preemie pants (shorts or footed and non-footed long pants) for a casual, stay-at-home preemie outfits. Because they can be worn in combination with so many other garments, pants add great versatility to the baby's wardrobe.
Preemies born into colder climes or seasons need extra protection. Preemie sweaters and preemie jackets keep baby cozy during travel. You'll also find a good selection of preemie blankets and prams to aid in this important task.
What's the difference between a Carter Onesie®, preemie diaper shirt, creeper, or body shirt? Virtually nothing. Technically these are all designed as undergarments to be worn over the diaper and under a dress, romper, pants and top etc. Many of today's styles are very decorative and are often worn with just a pair of pants or even alone.