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did you ever use NB size clothes
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:09 pm 
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how much did your baby weigh and did you ever use newborn sized clothing?

ive heard many people say they either didnt use NB clothing or used it very briefly before their baby outgrew them.

im going through my box of clothes to hand them down to someone and the NB stuff looks so damn small to me.
i dont want to bother schlepping the tiny stuff to them if maybe they wont ever use it.

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Two of my kids did need NB clothes for at least a little bit (7 lb 3 oz and 5 lb 10 oz), but one of my twins who was a whopping 7 lb 14 oz (well, whopping for a twin, at least) really didn't need NB clothes.


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9 lb, 3 oz, 23 inches long and yes! Memory is hazy, but I used them for the first few weeks. I feel like baby clothes vary wildly in size between brands too, so some lasted us way more. Her outfit she wore home from the hospital was a NB size and she wore it over a month (from H&M). Most of the other ones were just Carters onesies with the hand flaps.

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Little Nettle was and is a giant. So even though I bought NB sized clothes we never actually used them.


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One of my kids was 9, other 9.25. NB clothes definitely didn't fit them.

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5lb 1oz. New born was too big! We had to go get tiny baby. She fit into 0-3 around 11 weeks.


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Mine was about 6 pounds but dropped and was sooooo slow to pass birthweight (I think she was bloated) so we needed the newborn clothes


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yes and no. My 1st was average baby size and used them for a short while. My 2nd was close to 10 lbs and very long. Maybe he used them for 2 or 3 days! He grew out of NB diapers in less then a week..that I do remember.

I think it's good too pass them on because you never know if you will need them or not. I do remember trying to put my daughter in the next size up from NB to soon and they were really big on her.

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9 lb 3 oz boy - and we could not squeeze him into most NB clothes. We maybe used a few for the first week or two.
7 lb boy used newborn clothes for at least the first month!


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Yeah, I think it makes sense to include them just because there's no way to know what they'll end up needing and there's a good chance they'll use at least some of it. I mostly had 0-3, but I think I used a few NB things with each of my girls. And things like those little wrap shirts fit for way longer than stuff like one-piece pajamas, so they wore some NB stuff even after they were big enough for larger sizes.


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My twins were 6-10 and 7 lb and we had to get rid of a ton of baby clothes that were too small from the outset!! But pass them on, someone else can use them or pass them on in turn.

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yes.

she was 7lb 5oz at birth, 7lb when we got home from the hospital. she's very long, something like 86th percentile for length, but only 28th or so for weight.

I can't figure out of newborn and 0-3 months are different things?? Some brands only have one or the other of those sizes, not both, so I get confused.

ANYWAY. She outgrew the Carter's newborn stuff I have at around 6.5 - 7 weeks I think? at ?? weight I don't know, she hasn't been weighed since her 1 month appt and won't be again til next week (2mos).

I was having trouble getting her arms in so after that day I didnt try them again - tight in the shoulders so it's hard to get them on without feeling like Im hurting her arms. They were still long enough even though she's super long. (she's 8 weeks now)

The koala baby is only a little bigger than the carter's so I'm guessing those are probably too small now too. (after the too small onesie day I sorted all of her clothes by brand because of this issue.) She also has some outfits that are a tanktop-dress looking thing and a diaper cover that are probably just too short - I could probably get them on her easily, but they will be super Public Belly.

Other brands she's still wearing the same 0-3 month clothes as since day 1, she has some gap stuff that was huge and now is just kind of big. The Ciroq stuff looks giant so I haven't tried it yet. Onesies from Gerber and ... a brand I am blanking on still fit.

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rebeccaxx wrote:
5lb 1oz. New born was too big! We had to go get tiny baby. She fit into 0-3 around 11 weeks.


haha this was us. i had to go buy preemie clothes for BP.

sounds like maybe 7ish lbs still fits NB sized for a bit. my husband reminded me they will probably get a ton of clothes given to them so theres no need for me to stress about what i hand down because as i was going through my box of "these arent super sentimental but i still dont want to get rid of them" clothes i had so many FEEEEEELLLINNNNGSSS

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Jonah was 8 lb 10 oz, and we did end up using NB for a few weeks. Mostly the gerber wrap around shirts because they were less intimidating to put on and they didn't rub against the umbilical cord. I think I was able to fold up and put all the newborn clothes in a gallon ziplock.

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Mack the Spork wrote:

I can't figure out of newborn and 0-3 months are different things??


i still havent figured this out. im guessing marginally bigger

for the longest time i thought 24 months and 2T were the same thing and places like Target (at least my Target) dont seem to carry 24 months. then i bought something that was 2T and it was giant on my tiny Toodles but 24 months fit semi ok (shirts anyways)

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Baby Lobster was 8lbs4oz and most NB clothes fit with some room for her to grow. I didn't buy much NB because I figured I'd have a tall baby who couldn't fit into that size. It isn't a big deal though because she's in just a diaper like 90% of the time.

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Sven was 8 lbs 7 oz and didn't wear any of the newborn stuff I bought. I didn't buy any newborn clothes for Edie (7 lbs 9 oz) and while I think she could have worn them for at least a few weeks it was fine to go right to 0-3m and I didn't miss having newborn things.


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LisaPunk wrote:
Mack the Spork wrote:

I can't figure out of newborn and 0-3 months are different things??


i still havent figured this out. im guessing marginally bigger

for the longest time i thought 24 months and 2T were the same thing and places like Target (at least my Target) dont seem to carry 24 months. then i bought something that was 2T and it was giant on my tiny Toodles but 24 months fit semi ok (shirts anyways)


We started tiny baby, then first size, then up to one month, then 0-3. I am sure many babies start out in 0-3. It depends on the store I think. I know John Lewis calls everything up to 3 months Newborn, like it's an umbrella term.


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LisaPunk wrote:
rebeccaxx wrote:
5lb 1oz. New born was too big! We had to go get tiny baby. She fit into 0-3 around 11 weeks.


haha this was us. i had to go buy preemie clothes for BP.

sounds like maybe 7ish lbs still fits NB sized for a bit. my husband reminded me they will probably get a ton of clothes given to them so theres no need for me to stress about what i hand down because as i was going through my box of "these arent super sentimental but i still dont want to get rid of them" clothes i had so many FEEEEEELLLINNNNGSSS

I hate when she grows out of stuff, even though I am so glad she is actually growing. Thank goodness so much if it was gifted/handed down as it would be so much wasted money.


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my girls were 9lb1oz and 8lb13oz and I only had a couple of nb sized things for both of them, they were mostly in 0-3 size from birth but did/do fit the nb stuff for at least a few weeks.
I tend to recommend people don't buy much/any newborn stuff but if it's already around I'd def. hand it on!


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2 and 3 weeks old, baby is 9lb something here, newborn v 0-3 month
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Henry was 8lb7oz and he wore NB stuff for at least a few weeks, but we hadn't bought any, it was all hand me downs.


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Raygold and Beet used NB size for ages. Vax never fit into that size.

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oncewerewesties wrote:
2 and 3 weeks old, baby is 9lb something here, newborn v 0-3 month
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so cute! so it does indeed look like 0-3 is bigger!

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Never used NB because roomier clothes are easier to put on.


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