Don't Care

While catching up on the pregnancy message boards today I came across a discussion of how many outfits you need to bring to the hospital for the baby. I was sort of under the impression that the hospital gave you a little t-shirt, a diaper, and a hat – so WTF do you need outfits for? My baby books suggest weather-appropriate “going home” clothes, so I was going to throw one of the eight million onesies in my bag along with a blanket in case it’s extra cold. But some of these women are bringing four different changes of clothes for a child that is less than 72 hours old, including a formal outfit for pictures and PJ’s for visiting hours.Y’all, it’s a newborn baby. Not only does it not NEED four different outfits, what kind of person looks at an infant and says “Sure your baby is cute but what is it wearing? That color is totally unflattering and that diaper makes its butt look big”.

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6 Responses to “Don't Care”

  1. lalaland13 says:

    This would only apply if you were bringing home a celebrity baby born of two famous loins. Then US Magazine would get snippy about Baby Madagascar wearing the same outfit as Baby Moonpie. Then the mothers would be in a bitter feud for the next eight years.

    I’m with you. As long as they’re warm and safe, take ’em home in whatever.

  2. AGreenEyeDevil says:

    Anyone that is focusing on 4 changes of clothes for a newborn must have skipped the reading material, or be in denial, on everything that occurs for a woman post-delivery.

  3. Erin (i dont have a fake name :( ) says:

    you cant go wrong with a little sleeper…..especially if it says “my baby is cuter than yours”….Just to piss off all the other new moms. ( I was tempted to spell that you’res just for Sara)

  4. stacyinbean says:

    I would suggest those baby sacks. I don’t know what they are called, but the ones that have elastic at the bottom so you don’t have to put his wee legs into an actual ‘outfit’. And they make it super easy to access the diapering area!

  5. sarrible says:

    Erin, why must you torment me?

  6. Brigid says:

    I’m here via Mirapanda (on LJ).

    I live in Chicago where it’ll probably be cold all month (I’m due the 18th). I don’t know if the hospital will have warm enough clothing, or even IF they’ll have clothing (I think little hats are common, though?). So I packed 3 outfits. Two are newborn size in different warmths, and one is 0-3 months, in case he’s a porker. We also have a bunting, which is kind of like a big plush sleeping sack with a hood and mitts, but there’s a hole for the carseat strap to go through so you can tuck the kid in the carseat safely.

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