today we're going to help guide you in the best way to dress your newborn baby in layers of clothing lay your baby gently down on its back on a clean dry surface a changing mat is ideal and make sure you're supporting baby's head all the time whilst carrying and laying them down to put on a vest widen the neck and gather the fabric lift baby's head up slowly and slip the back of the vest around the neck bring the front down gently over their face and then take each sleeve open as wide as you can reaching through the sleeve opening for
their little hand and pull the vest down gently over their arm easing their hands through you can then lift baby's bottom up and slide the vest down finally fastening the poppers at the bottom undo all the poppers on a sleep suit and lay it out on the table or at the side of the baby whilst on the mat lay your baby down on top of the opened sleep suit gently supporting their head whilst you lift them and put them back down gently ease the legs and feet into the sleep suit first making sure baby's foot is safely into the bottom of the suit with no little toes getting caught
make sure you gently eased sleeves down over baby's arms fasten the poppers starting at the top and then working from the outsides in on the leg area so that you can finally match up the poppers in the central nappy area and you're done you can then also pop on scratch mittens over babies hands and secure them atop of the sleep suit cuffs these can help keep baby's hands warm and prevent them from scratching their faces and make them feel secure when changing baby's nappy all you need to do is unpop the bottom half of the suit up
to the tummy area removing baby's legs and then unpop of the vest lifting baby's bottom by its legs and tucking the suit and the vest to the side or up behind baby's back a number of sleep suits also have integrated scratch mitten cuffs these are at the ends of the arms and are easily folded over and popped over baby's delicate hands meaning that you don't have to have any separate scratch mitts that can can then come off during cooler months and for coming home from hospital and going outside baby will need a pram suit choose one that
has a full front opening that makes it easy to lay the pram suit flat once you have fully unzipped Oram Papa did you then lay baby on top of the pram suit you put baby's legs in first watching their delicate little feets and ensuring they're in safely and finally then their arms reaching through again to find their little hands and watching always that little fingers are closed you can then gently zip up all Papa your Pam suit ideal suits have mittens pop it onto the ends of the seams so that you can easily remove them if baby is coming inside or
is warm and they ensure that you don't lose them to put on a hat keep your baby flat and stretch the Hat open with both your hands pulling it down gently onto baby's head reaching towards the back first and then to the front to adjust the Hat for comfort and there you have it all done for you trust us to give you essentials that you really need honestly you