We have more preemie clothing brands in the UK than any other store; scroll down to see our collections.
Shopping for preemie baby clothes in the UK is historically challenging. Most baby clothing brands will start at newborn (otherwise known as 'first size') or 0-3 months, with few brands sizing down to "Tiny Baby" size and even less offering true preemie clothing sizes. We're different.
What preemie baby clothes do we offer?
We offer 100s of items in sizes for babies under 7lb in weight with three collections:
What preemie clothing brands do we have?
We have sourced preemie clothes from all over the world, and eventually decided to manufacture our own under the Tiny & Small brand.
- Itty Bitty Baby Clothing
- Tiny & Small
- Little Lumps
- Tiny Chick
- Little and Fierce
- Little Lucas
- Prends Ton Pouce
What does preemie baby mean?
A preemie baby is another term for premature baby, and is a popular term in the USA. A preemie baby is one who is born too early, before 37 weeks of pregnancy.
According to Bliss - the charity for babies born early or sick - around 60,000 babies are born prematurely in the UK every year. This means that 1 in every 13 babies born in the UK will be born premature.
Not all preemie babie babies will need to be cared for in a neonatal unit (NICU). Many babies born prematurely will be born late preterm (at 34-36 weeks of pregnancy), and some of these may not need specialist care on a neonatal unit or specialist care unit.
These are the different categories of preemie babies:
- Late preterm: A baby born between 34 and 36 completed weeks of pregnancy. (See clothes).
- Moderately preterm: A baby born between 32 and 34 weeks of pregnancy. (See clothes).
- Very preterm: A baby born at less than 32 weeks of pregnancy. (See clothes).
Extremely preterm or micro-preemie: A baby born at or before 25 weeks of pregnancy. (See clothes).
What clothes does a preemie baby wear?
What preemie baby clothes a tiny baby can wear will depend on it's stage of development and it's current care i.e. is baby in the hospital NICU or SCBU or not. This will determine if a preemie baby just wears an incubator vest or premature baby sleepsuit, hat, mitts, tiny baby snowsuit, etc.
It's very important that a premature baby's temperature is regulated and it is comfortable. Dressing with preemie baby clothing should cause minimal disturbance, and layering clothing is recommended when baby is out of the incubator.
Once a preemie baby is able to come home you will probably need tiny baby clothes. Our tiny baby clothing is size 4lb-7lb or 5lb-8lb.