March 01, 2022 2 min read

What size is preemie clothing? What weight will preemie clothes fit? How do I determine the size of preemie clothes my baby needs?

What size is preemie clothing?
What weight will preemie clothes fit? How do I determine the size of preemie clothes my baby needs?

As a new parent we know you have a lot of questions, and we are here to help! Preemie clothes are a special size for premature babies. Preemies are born before 37 weeks gestation and usually weigh between three and five pounds at birth. Preemies usually wear preemie clothes for one to four months depending on their size & gestational age when they are born. The size label will show the letter P to symbolize size preemie versus N for size newborn.

Preemie clothes are sized based on your baby's weight and height. The most important thing to remember is that preemies come in all shapes and sizes, so don't get discouraged if one size doesn't fit.

Preemie clothes are smaller than newborn clothes. The difference between preemie clothes and newborn clothes is the length & width. Preemie clothes have a shorter sleeve length and inseam. The body of preemie clothing also tends to be narrower than newborn clothing. Preemie clothes are designed to fit snugly on a preemie but can still be roomy depending on the size of the baby.

Preemie clothes are not just for premature babies. Many full-term babies can wear preemie clothes during their first few weeks. Preemie clothes are a great option for full-term babies who are smaller or estimated to weigh around 5 lbs when born.

If you have a high risk pregnancy, plan on delivering early, or are having twins, it is a good idea to have some preemie clothes on hand just in case.

We created our preemie collection specifically for preemies. As my daughter was a micro preemie born 1 pound 1 ounce and also a twin, preemie clothes were hard to find and the selections that were available were not my style. All of our preemie clothes are designed to fit babies weighing up to six pounds. We offer a wide variety of preemie clothes including footed zipper sleepers, snuggle sets, and the softest swaddle blanketsimaginable. And our collection of preemie styles are growing!

Our preemie clothes are made from soft, high-quality knit jersey fabrics that are gentle on your baby’s delicate skin. With a variety of modern prints and beautiful colors to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect outfit for your preemie baby. At LMD you don't have to comprise style for functionality, our preemie clothes are both fashionable and comfortable for your baby.

There are a few things to keep in mind when shopping for preemie clothes:

- Check the weight and height range for each brands size chart, they may differ.

- Make sure the clothes are snug but not too tight.

- Avoid clothes with buttons or snaps that could irritate your baby's delicate skin.

- Choose soft, breathable fabrics. Preemies have sensitive skin and need clothing that is gentle on their skin.

- Look for clothes that are easy to put on and take off . Preemies often have medical procedures that require clothes to be put on and taken off quickly.


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