Your baby boy needs a lot of clothes during the first couple of years and as a parent it’s normal to focus primarily on comfort, especially when it comes to daily wear. However, when playdates, family gatherings or photoshoots are in question, I am sure you’ll be looking for options that offer both stylish look and comfort. One such middle ground can be a baby boy romper.
What is a Baby Boy Romper and Why Do You Need It?
This is a single-piece clothing created mainly for newborn babies and toddlers, a top and bottom all in one. Here are a few reasons why rompers are so popular.
Comfort & Convenience
Rompers are designed in a way that lets you change your baby’s diaper easy and fast, without having to undress your baby. Simply unbutton or unzip the closure and you can replace the diaper causing minimal discomfort to the little one. Rompers make for a convenient kids wear for indoor lounging or outdoor play and can successfully prevent any unexpected diaper situation.
Suitable for infants and young toddlers, rompers are available in various sizes, from 3 up to 24 months. They are known as summer outfits and in most shops they are sold with short sleeves and short legs. However, in spring/autumn collections you can find baby rompers with long sleeves, which can keep your baby comfortably covered on chilly days.
Fashionable & Perfect Gift
Rompers make for a perfect gift for a baby shower! If you’re clueless about what to get to cheer up an expecting mom, newborn boy overalls can be just what you need. Usually, baby rompers are designed in a fun and fashionable way, following the latest trends in the fashion industry.
What is the Best Fabric for Baby Rompers?
Since baby skin is extremely sensitive and can get irritated quite easily, it’s best to choose long-lasting soft material that will not get rough over time. Also, make sure the material allows easy movement because we all know how much babies like to roll over or crawl. Infant clothes are mainly made of various fabric combinations, and so is the baby boy romper that ticks all important boxes.
Most commonly they are made of cotton as it is the most popular choice for baby’s clothes. The reason for this is because it’s soft, high-absorbent and gentle on the skin. Cotton is available as organic too, grown without the use of chemicals and fertilizers, which is beneficial to the sensitive baby skin. If you choose this one, have in mind that it will most probably shrink a little bit after the first wash & dry cycle if you use heat.
Cotton is also a great choice when blended with other materials, such as polyester and spandex. The cotton/polyester blend doesn’t wrinkle easily and dries quickly while the cotton/spandex blend provides great comfort. This blend is stretchable and easy to take care of. Both are safe and great for everyday children wear, especially when the kids need to change clothes a few times a day.
Another choice is cotton jersey knit fabric, breathable and stretchable material that resists pilling. As an amazingly soft fabric, the edges of the clothing might curl once you get them washed, so keep that in mind before purchasing one. It’s recommendable for sewing.
How to Keep the Quality of the Rompers Longer
Always wash baby clothes before using them for the first time. To wash baby clothes properly you can choose washing powder that is tender on the skin. Non-bio washing powers and non-bio liquid detergents are skin-friendly and will not harm the sensitive baby skin. When it comes to stains, it’s recommendable to remove as much as possible before the washing cycle.
As a baby requires a lot of clothes, it is important to organize them efficiently. A newborn receives many clothing items as shower gifts or welcome home presents, which you’ll find useful. Baby clothes are sized according to months, but you also need to pay attention to your son’s individual length and weight. Reading the label on every garment carefully will help you in determining when it’s the right time for your boy to wear it.
As a newborn, he’ll need more rompers, both with short and long sleeves. That way you’ll have a baby outfit for any time of the day and any season. As he will be growing, he’d love to move around a lot, so the rompers will give him all the freedom needed. Then, as soon as he gets up on his feet, you could use rompers again, so he could run and jump happily in his baby boy overalls all day long.