Dressing a baby
Jasmine Nunez Tristan Pacheco
How to carefully put clothing on a baby
When undressing, take off the sleeves one at a time while you support your baby’s back and head.
Then stretch the neckline, lifting it free of your baby’s chin and face as you gently slip it off.
Dress your newborn in a base layer of a cotton onesie, which is a T-shirt with snaps that fasten between the legs to hold it in place. Choose light colors to keep your baby cooler if he goes outdoors. The onesie allows you to add layers or take them off as necessary with the onesie still providing coverage.
Add a pair of shorts, a skirt or a pair of lightweight pants over the onesie. Choosing a short item to go on bottom allows your newborn's legs to stay cooler, especially when she goes outdoors. For a girl, a newborn sundress can replace the onesie and bottom combination.