Wednesday, 5 November 2008

help needed ...


I have turned in to the kind of person who buys frilly dresses for their baby. It's hormonal, probably, and I assume it will pass with time. However, I do have some questions:

1. Do the little frilly knickers that come with a lot of dresses go OVER or UNDER the tights?
2. Do the tights go OVER or INSIDE the vests that popper between the legs?
3. Are dresses for 'every day' wear? Or should I just be leaving her in babygrows for 'about the house' kind of days?

She is coming on in leaps and bounds - she's taking five ounce bottles now, and only waking once in the night. Admittedly last night she was awake for two hours with wind ... but we're getting there.

I'm shattered though - B is away again. I'm hoping Ma will come up for a few days over the weekend, it's going to be tough if she doesn't.

For today, that is all. Leo is rubbing banana in to his hair and I suppose I should stop him.

24 comments:

  1. Can't help you there, not being either a mother or doting auntie. But it's all sounding wonderful - I'm so pleased for you.

    GoodTwin

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  2. Can't help you there, not being either a mother or doting auntie. But it's all sounding wonderful - I'm so pleased for you.

    GoodTwin

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  3. 1 Over
    2 Over
    3 Over. Oh.
    3 Up to you. There are no rules (this applies also to questions 1 and 2).

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  4. 1 Over
    2 Over
    3 Over. Oh.
    3 Up to you. There are no rules (this applies also to questions 1 and 2).

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  5. WHat 'Z' said.
    The dresses thing - when I was just staying in the house with my babies, I always just left them in their babygrows. Man, as if you don't have enough fussy laundry already, without adding to it 'in case someone drops by'.

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  6. WHat 'Z' said.
    The dresses thing - when I was just staying in the house with my babies, I always just left them in their babygrows. Man, as if you don't have enough fussy laundry already, without adding to it 'in case someone drops by'.

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  7. With my first, I was so meticulous about changing them in the morning from a sleep suit into day clothes, and back to sleep suit for bedtime.

    At some point during the sleep depreived madness of my second, those thoughts just went away. He stayed in his sleep suit all day unless there really was a reason to change him!! Make life easy for yourself. Dress her if you want to, but don't feel that you need to.

    As for the ordering thing, I always went for nappy, vest, tights, knickers.

    I'm glad things are easing up for you - you've had a tough time of it.

    Suze

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  8. With my first, I was so meticulous about changing them in the morning from a sleep suit into day clothes, and back to sleep suit for bedtime.

    At some point during the sleep depreived madness of my second, those thoughts just went away. He stayed in his sleep suit all day unless there really was a reason to change him!! Make life easy for yourself. Dress her if you want to, but don't feel that you need to.

    As for the ordering thing, I always went for nappy, vest, tights, knickers.

    I'm glad things are easing up for you - you've had a tough time of it.

    Suze

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  9. I am still a big fan of sleepsuits and velvet things. :)

    However.

    I think tights under knickers, and under bodysuits too, for that matter.

    I also ooze jealousy at your sleep pattern.

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  10. I am still a big fan of sleepsuits and velvet things. :)

    However.

    I think tights under knickers, and under bodysuits too, for that matter.

    I also ooze jealousy at your sleep pattern.

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  11. Hello! *relieved* and *phew* at least Something I can help with!
    1.over wow, you don't lose them?
    2.over
    3.whatever takes your fancy and/or have the time or be arsed to do.
    Lovely, to hear you perked up, and that everything going okay,
    Karen xxxx

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  12. Hello! *relieved* and *phew* at least Something I can help with!
    1.over wow, you don't lose them?
    2.over
    3.whatever takes your fancy and/or have the time or be arsed to do.
    Lovely, to hear you perked up, and that everything going okay,
    Karen xxxx

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  13. I didn't have to dress any little girls, but I think the order is vest, tights, knickers - I remember my mum putting such garments on me, and I'm sure that was the way it went.

    Don't worry about snazzy clothes for around the house, a babygrow is fine. You probably have enough washing, so don't make more. BTW, my gran always called babygrows, growbags, in a way it's quite apt.

    I was once saw a recipe for home made banana hair conditioner, maybe Leo is trying that out.

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  14. I didn't have to dress any little girls, but I think the order is vest, tights, knickers - I remember my mum putting such garments on me, and I'm sure that was the way it went.

    Don't worry about snazzy clothes for around the house, a babygrow is fine. You probably have enough washing, so don't make more. BTW, my gran always called babygrows, growbags, in a way it's quite apt.

    I was once saw a recipe for home made banana hair conditioner, maybe Leo is trying that out.

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  15. Well, I just came over here to say that hooray at last you have asked a question I can help with, only to find that everybody else got there first!

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  16. Very good for the hair, banana.

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  17. I have boys (2.5yrs and 3mos) and my suggestion re dressing up is DO IT, just don't buy anything that needs ironing:) With my first I found I was packing away absolutely beautiful clothes that he'd worn once because I was saving them for 'good'. Maybe its just boys clothes but the things we have aren't more difficult to wash and they often goes through two or three sets of gear a day. Also having my boys dressed in cute clothes makes me happy and we're actually getting to use all the lovely gifts etc.

    Oh and yay Eleanor for sleeping so well!

    Cath

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  18. I have boys (2.5yrs and 3mos) and my suggestion re dressing up is DO IT, just don't buy anything that needs ironing:) With my first I found I was packing away absolutely beautiful clothes that he'd worn once because I was saving them for 'good'. Maybe its just boys clothes but the things we have aren't more difficult to wash and they often goes through two or three sets of gear a day. Also having my boys dressed in cute clothes makes me happy and we're actually getting to use all the lovely gifts etc.

    Oh and yay Eleanor for sleeping so well!

    Cath

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  19. I have boys (2.5yrs and 3mos) and my suggestion re dressing up is DO IT, just don't buy anything that needs ironing:) With my first I found I was packing away absolutely beautiful clothes that he'd worn once because I was saving them for 'good'. Maybe its just boys clothes but the things we have aren't more difficult to wash and they often goes through two or three sets of gear a day. Also having my boys dressed in cute clothes makes me happy and we're actually getting to use all the lovely gifts etc.

    Oh and yay Eleanor for sleeping so well!

    Cath

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  20. I have boys (2.5yrs and 3mos) and my suggestion re dressing up is DO IT, just don't buy anything that needs ironing:) With my first I found I was packing away absolutely beautiful clothes that he'd worn once because I was saving them for 'good'. Maybe its just boys clothes but the things we have aren't more difficult to wash and they often goes through two or three sets of gear a day. Also having my boys dressed in cute clothes makes me happy and we're actually getting to use all the lovely gifts etc.

    Oh and yay Eleanor for sleeping so well!

    Cath

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  21. I have boys (2.5yrs and 3mos) and my suggestion re dressing up is DO IT, just don't buy anything that needs ironing:) With my first I found I was packing away absolutely beautiful clothes that he'd worn once because I was saving them for 'good'. Maybe its just boys clothes but the things we have aren't more difficult to wash and they often goes through two or three sets of gear a day. Also having my boys dressed in cute clothes makes me happy and we're actually getting to use all the lovely gifts etc.

    Oh and yay Eleanor for sleeping so well!

    Cath

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  22. I have boys (2.5yrs and 3mos) and my suggestion re dressing up is DO IT, just don't buy anything that needs ironing:) With my first I found I was packing away absolutely beautiful clothes that he'd worn once because I was saving them for 'good'. Maybe its just boys clothes but the things we have aren't more difficult to wash and they often goes through two or three sets of gear a day. Also having my boys dressed in cute clothes makes me happy and we're actually getting to use all the lovely gifts etc.

    Oh and yay Eleanor for sleeping so well!

    Cath

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  23. If it's comfortable for Eleanor and easy for you to get on and off, then it can be as cute, frilly, adorable and tres chic as you want. Catherine is right about using the outfits and not saving them. Babies have such a way of growing.

    Everything is sounding so lovely.

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  24. If it's comfortable for Eleanor and easy for you to get on and off, then it can be as cute, frilly, adorable and tres chic as you want. Catherine is right about using the outfits and not saving them. Babies have such a way of growing.

    Everything is sounding so lovely.

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