A baby sleepsuit is a one-piece item of baby clothing with long sleeves and legs, and they can be footed or footless. A sleepsuit for older children and adults is typically called a onesie.
A baby sleepsuit is typically made from cotton and closed with snaps (otherwise known as poppers, which nowadays are nickel-free), although they may also be made from fleece or closed with zips. The feet are often enclosed, but they may be footless. Sometimes built in scratch mitts are also part of the sleepsuit. If it doesn't have integrated scratch mitts then you'll want to buy some baby scratch mitts too.
What's the difference between a baby sleepsuit and a babygrow?
A baby sleepsuit is often called a babygrow. Babygro is a brand of sleepsuit (sleepsuit being the generic name). Babygro originated in the USA in the 1950's and became so popular that the term babygrow stemmed from this.
What's the difference between a baby sleepsuit and a bodysuit?
Often confused with bodysuits, sleepsuits are distinguished from bodysuits by the fact that they have legs and long sleeves. Bodysuits are what are also known as vests, in non-hot weather, it's common to have a body suit under a sleepsuit or under any outfits you may dress your little one in.
Baby sleepsuit v romper?
Rompers are footless sleepsuits, it's just another terminology. A romper will have cuffed ankles and the baby’s feet are exposed, so if buying a romper you'll want to buy little socks too or stay on booties.
Why are infant sleepsuits so popular?
Usually, infant sleepsuits are designed with ease of nappy change, and this helps explain the popularity! With snaps on the legs or a zip for quick change without having to undress your baby boy or girl. Just unbutton or unzip the closure and change the nappy. They mostly have long sleeves as well as long legs to keep the baby comfortably covered, so they are very convenient when your baby is home or when you take baby out for a walk in their pram.
As the name suggests, a sleepsuit is perfect for sleeping too. Often made of cotton, they are soft, breathable and help baby to have a comfortable night's sleep.
What size baby sleepsuits do we have?
As a premature baby and newborn baby specialist our sizes include: