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Baby clothes for 3lb babies - What to buy?

Finding baby clothes for a newborn as tiny as 3lb isn’t easy; it’s why we founded our business! We wanted to help parents, family and friends find micro-prem clothes that are practical and also look great.

Our premature baby clothing range is specifically designed for babies born very small, from 1.5lb to 3lbs and 3lb to 5lb. A baby weighing just 3lb will require care on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), in an incubator, so it needs clothes to suit this situation.

Suddenly finding yourself the parent of a 3lb baby in the NICU is a stressful  time. Priority is baby’s health and wellbeing, but like any parent they also dreamed of baby’s first cute outfit, and more importantly now they want to know that baby has appropriate clothes to keep it warm and comfortable.

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What type of clothing should you look to buy a 3lb baby?

Premature baby clothing for babies weighing just 3lb needs to fit comfortably to help keep baby warm, but it also needs to be easy to dress around the tubes and lines it's likely to be connected to. So look for baby clothes that feature:

  • Wrap-around design to allow for dressing around tubes and lines
  • Small velcro fixings - easy to take on and off
  • Soft seams for sensitive skin
  • 100% cotton - soft and breathable

An easy-access incubator vest is ideal for babies weighing between 1lb and 3lb, but other easy-access baby clothing you can buy for 3lb babies includes:

  • Wrapover shirts
  • Wrapover t-shirts
  • Wrapover vests
  • Trousers
  • Wrapover Dresses
  • Cardigans
  • Hats
  • Socks
  • Scratch Mittens

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