4 Tips for Purchasing a Preemie Bodysuit
Preemie bodysuits sizes are determined by the infant's height and weight. Micro-preemie clothing is intended for newborns weighing 1 to 3 pounds. Preemie is the next size up, and these goods typically suit newborns weighing up to 6 pounds and measuring up to 17 inches in length. Newborn clothing sizes vary by manufacturer but are normally made for newborns weighing up to 9 pounds and measuring up to 21.5 inches in length.
Don’t Buy Fixed Size
First, level up. If your infant is near the garment's weight restriction, we suggest getting the following size up. We provide different sizes for this exact purpose. Many of the brands we sell may be found in the Micro (1-3 lbs) and Preemie (3-6lbs) categories.
This size is suitable for infants weighing between 2 and 3 pounds, who may fall between the smaller and larger sizes. In addition, many hospitals prohibit preemie clothing until the infant reaches a particular weight; however, micro-sized clothing will be outgrown before this milestone is reached. Therefore, a range of 2 to 4 pounds may be more feasible.
Focus On Both the Weight and Length of the Newborn
Consider not just the weight but the length of the infant you're purchasing for. We know that some infants may have longer limbs and legs, while others may be shorter and have adorable rolls; thus, selecting preemie bodysuits for these two distinct body types weighing four pounds each is quite different. Consider a gown with an open base for the skinny child and a closed base for the shorter child.
The same may be true for footie pajamas, with one having built-in feet and the other without them. Consider the same parameters for the required growth space. You may have already deduced that open-bottomed products promote more significant development and accommodate premature infants' medical demands.
Focus On Materials
It is critical for parents to pay attention to the materials used in preemie bodysuits. The skin of premature newborns is highly delicate. As a consequence, while shopping for garments for preterm newborns, pay special attention to the fabric.
Experts advocate organic cotton and soft, dry, absorbent silk as baby-friendly textiles. Organic sleepsuit, cotton body, longarm body,... for example, are 100% organic cotton and chemical-free.
Consider a Gift Card
Lastly, if you are buying a present for a friend or family member and are uncertain of the size or type of clothing to purchase, we strongly advise you to consider purchasing a gift card. Mom will be ecstatic to go shopping once her child is authorized to wear apparel. She will be aware of the required size, style, and specifications and will be able to choose a pattern that speaks to her heart. You may exchange the gift card for additional items in our gift boxes from Gili Closet!
Premature newborns have unique requirements that influence what they wear while in the NICU. So those are the four things to look for while shopping for them. Hope it helps you discover the ideal preemie bodysuits for your baby!