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That special 'coming home' outfit

(97 Posts)
mamabrownbear Thu 14-Feb-13 16:19:30

Already planning something special for bringing our bundle of joy home in and I just wondered what and where people are shopping for cute newborn clothing? I LOVE Boden but its very expenses however the first outfit should be a treat, for everyone, shouldn't it? All cute ideas very welcome...

gymboywalton Thu 14-Feb-13 16:20:27

a nappy, a babygrow

seriously

withint the hour it will be covered in either sick or poo

LittlePinkMouse Thu 14-Feb-13 16:20:45

Boy, girl or surprise?

LittlePinkMouse Thu 14-Feb-13 16:22:21

Awww gymboy don't be a killjoy!

I loved choosing my babies first outfits, its little thoughts like this that get you through those awful last weeks!

And its nice to keep their first outfit!

Booyhoo Thu 14-Feb-13 16:22:31

will there be a welcoming party to recieve the baby at home?

Meglet Thu 14-Feb-13 16:23:07

Sainsburys babygrow. Blanket.

Newborns can get mega-poo on an outfit within minutes. Fancy clothes are a waste of time and energy!

mamabrownbear Thu 14-Feb-13 16:23:23

We know we are having a girl. LOL to the poo comment. Ah the things that don't even cross my mind having never had a baby before!

Pootles2010 Thu 14-Feb-13 16:25:06

I put DS in outfit that my best friend bought for him in a fit of excitement when i told her I was pregnant.

Totally didn't fit him and he could hardly move poor thing grin

Don't forget you may well be bought a traditional shawl or similar.

LittlePinkMouse Thu 14-Feb-13 16:25:30
christmasmum Thu 14-Feb-13 16:27:28

Lol, I planned lovely outfits... On advice bought a 0-3 month outfit for my expected dd who came out so tiny that it drowned her. Learning from my mistake I then bought a newborn size outfit for my expected ds. He was then over 9lbs and it wouldn't even do up. He was like medallion man! My advice is to save the special outfit for first trip out or similar and then it can be really special (and fit her).

HappyJoyful Thu 14-Feb-13 16:28:16

outfit ? your wee precious bundle will hopefully only be matter of hours / day(s)... surely a babygrow will be fine as others say ? Honestly think it will be last thing on your mind when you're trying to leave hospital after birth to be thinking about 'dressing' your newborn.

LittlePinkMouse Thu 14-Feb-13 16:29:33

Emile et rose stuff is gorgeous for little ones you can buy it at john Lewis. this is cute or this

Booyhoo Thu 14-Feb-13 16:30:33

in reality all you're doing is putting her in the car and carrying her to the house. no-one's going to see her. keep the outfit so that it's clean for an outing or when people visit.

minicreamegg Thu 14-Feb-13 16:33:42

babygro and cardigan for my DC's when I left hospital and for the next month

Camwombat Thu 14-Feb-13 16:40:27

We had been lent pretty much everything we could need, but I decided I wanted a nice new patterned babygro (it came from Asda i think) for ds when he was born. Its in all the pictures from the hospital, and there it ended he ended up meeting my family in a loaned babygro having been sick on his "meet and greet" outfit in the car on the way from the hospital.
Dont spend alot of money on something fancy. DS now (at 19months) is generally in nearly new or supermarket clothes.

curiousgeorgie Thu 14-Feb-13 16:41:35

I just bought a 'special' babygrow to bring my DD home in, with a matching hat. From mamas & papas i think. Looks lovely in photos.

And just FYI, not all babies cover everything in sick and poo. My DD was sick twice ever in her first year, and all I ever had to throw away due to a stain were two cheap white vests after she'd been really ill.

usernamegoeshere Thu 14-Feb-13 16:44:05

I got this

bunny romper & tutu

Sorry won't let me link it individually, but its 2nd down on the right.

NewYearNewBoo Thu 14-Feb-13 16:46:33

We didn't know what we were having, so while I was in hospital after DS2, I gave DS1 some money to choose an outfit to buy for DS1 to travel home in, I think it helped him feel part of it all. I shall do the same after the birth of dc#3, I shall send my DS's out (with DH of course) for the going home outfit.

ISingSoprano Thu 14-Feb-13 16:47:17

My dc just wore babygros home from hospital but they also both wore a cardigan knitted by my MIL. Dc are now 17 and 14 but I still have the cardigan.

nickelbabe Thu 14-Feb-13 16:49:25

a coming home outfit ?
whatever next???

well, we didn't expect to go into hospital at all, so DD was wearing a vest, a hat and a baby grow that had been washed in the hospital sink twice.
and a nappy, obviously.

nickelbabe Thu 14-Feb-13 16:50:16

can't even remember if she was in a cardigan.
definitely a lovely green blanket that went a manky grey colour when it was washed for the first time at home.

Dogsmom Thu 14-Feb-13 17:03:13

I haven't bought anythign special either, I've just packed a few babygrows in newborn size, I've been in and out of hospital the last week for monitoring and every time have seen newborns leaving in their carseats and they all have babygrows on, a hat, mitts and a blanket over them.

Paradisefound Thu 14-Feb-13 17:03:16

Debenhams .. John rocha and jasper Conan have some cute outfits, not the cheapest, might be a sale on just now. My baby boy will be coming home in a Jasper Conran cutie...yes I know it's gonna get covered in all sorts..but this is my first, so why not. Frugi have some cute stuff..even more expensive tho! Good to get various sizes as baby could be too big/long for newborn..and sizes differ from store to store. Have fun!

Shellywelly1973 Thu 14-Feb-13 17:12:50

I bought all of mine a special outfit to come home in.

Nothing very expensive but cute.

This current baby will be born at home so i will have to find another excuse for a cute outfit!

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