Do babies wear onesies under sleepers?

Do babies wear onesies under sleepers?

How should you dress your little one for asleep? This might sound to you like a simple question, but every new parent will in panic google this question when the baby arrives home from the hospital. The banal thing such as selecting clothes for sleeping for your bundle of joy might sound like an overwhelming task when you are a new and exhausted parent. Fortunately, Baby Swag is here to help you decide whether babies wear onesies under sleepers or not.  

 A baby dressed for sleeping

What is an onesie?

A piece of baby clothing that is a favorite among parents is an onesie. Onesies are close-fitting garments made only for babies and they can have long sleeves or short sleeves. To make changing easy, all onesies have snaps at the crotch. There are many reasons why onesies are awesome. During hot summer months, onesies can be worn on their own, since they are easy garments for babies in which they can crawl around freely. When the temperature is down, parents tend to pair the onesies with pants, or skirts and tights.

What is a sleeper?

 A sleeper is a type of onesie that is made for sleeping, and it usually has long sleeves and pants to keep the baby warm during the night. They have the zip up from the collar to the toes or buttons near the crotch, so parents can change babies easily. Sleepers can be made of warm material like fleece, so they can replace blankets. This is because it is not recommended to have baby sleep with a blanket as it can lead to suffocation. Also, you can find sleepers made of lighter materials such as pure organic cotton, which is the best fabric for baby clothes. This type of sleeper works great in warmer weather and will provide your little one with comfort and coziness.

a sleeping baby

What to look for in a sleeper?

When you go shopping for a sleeper, there are a few things that you should pay attention to:

  • Diaper accessible: when choosing the right sleeper, make sure that you can access the diaper easily since it is important for nighttime changes. Therefore, try to find the sleeper that opens fully.
  • Tight-fitting: Sleepers should be tight fitting to avoid getting caught on anything while your little one is sleeping or crawling around.
  • Comfortable: Sleeper must be comfortable, so make sure they don’t have any snaps or zippers that may irritate your baby’s skin.
  • Easy to wash and dry: Just like any other baby clothes, you will want to wash a sleeper in a washing machine and dryer. So, when you go shopping for kid's organic clothes, choose a sleeper made of organic material as well.

Do babies wear onesies under sleepers?

Well, there is no right answer to the question do babies wear onesies under sleepers. Some parents think the onesies under a sleeper is necessary. They think that the sleeper serves as a blanket while the onesie is a kind of pajamas under the blanket. Most adults sleep with pajamas and a blanket, so parents want their babies to have these two layers as well. Therefore, a sleeper and an onesie are a great solution. On the other hand, some babies tend to get warmer than others. If you want to know wheater is warm or cold, feel your little one's stomach. If its stomach is cool to the touch, then your little one may need another layer. If its stomach is warm, then your little one is just fine. Other factors that you should take into account when deciding wheater to dress an onesie under your baby's sleeper is to think about how warm or cold it is inside your house and what season it is. During wintertime, you will want to bundle up babies, but during summer, you will want to ditch the onesie or the heavy sleeper and let the baby sleep in one piece of clothing.

a baby wearing a onesie

Do you have sleeper alternates?

If you are not satisfied with a sleeper, you might look for an alternate and you might want to try a sleep sack. Instead of a regular sleeper, a sleep sack comes around the legs like a skirt and closes with a zipper at the bottom providing easy access for changes. An asleep sack is also called a wearable blanket and it is great for wrapping your baby which provides the feeling of warmth and safety.

Should you put your toddler in a sleeper?

Sleepers are great for babies, but they are very practical for toddlers as well. As we all know, toddlers kick a lot while sleeping and they usually end up with their blankets on the other end of the bed or the floor.  Therefore, a sleeper is a great way to keep them warm while they sleep. You can find toddler-size sleepers with some sort of grip on the bottom of the feet and they are great for a toddler who has started to walk.

So, do babies wear onesies under sleepers? The answer is yes, they do. However, it is not necessary to put an onesie under a sleeper. It is up to you to decide when you include all the factors that come into play. Hopefully, this article will help you decide how to dress your little one for a night of sleep.
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