Buying Micro-Preemie Baby Clothing
A micro-preemie is a baby that is born before 27 weeks gestation and weighs less than 2 pounds 3 ounces at birth; while others say birth weight of less than 1 pound 12 ounces (800 grams). While in the NICU, the micro-preemie may be found, like some others, wrapped in what looks like saran wrap to help them maintain their body temperature, but this does not last forever.
Like the other NICU moms, the moms of the smallest preemies, want to do as other moms do too! They want to hold, cuddle, feed, and yes, clothe their little one. When looking for baby clothing, you might want to start with the micro preemie clothing that is suitable for the NICU. Other moms may try doll clothing which is really not appropriate in the NICU simply because they don't work well when there are tubes, etc still connected to the baby.
When you purchase, or others purchase NICU clothing for these tiny babies, the same suggestions used for bigger NICU babies should be followed so that the clothing will be used and not put on a shelf under the isolette, or for you to be asked to take them home for now.
The NICU often has baby clothing that they may use. It would be a good idea to label the clothing that you leave for your baby. Don't leave a lot of clothing at the NICU because there are times when your clothing will get mixed up with the hospital clothing and get lost.
Check out a wide selection of preemie clothing at Walmart.
As baby grows, the tube and I.V.'s disappear, check out more preemie clothing at Target.
Everybody loves the onsies these days. But not all, if any onsies are appropriate NICU baby clothing. The reason being is that the only opening is the snaps at the crotch, so when it has to be removed, the task of doing so is going to be difficult when baby is hooked up to IV's, feeding tubes, possibly the ventilator.
The BabyPrem Baby NICU Intensive Care Bodysuit Vest Preemie Clothes 0-10lb is great for those who love the onsies. It has snaps, at the shoulders, torso area, as well as the crotch area making possible to open it completely without having to pull it over that baby's head or disturbing anything that baby is connected to.
If you want to buy sleepers, sleepers without feet are usually the best choice while baby is in the NICU. Sometimes there is an IV or pulse oximeter connected to foot, or near the foot.