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Onesies, Rompers, Bodysuits, Growsuits and More

Posted on June 01 2018

Ok, where do we start with this one? If you are new to all things baby, this has got to be one of the most confusing parts about dressing newborns - what is the difference between a onesie, a romper, a growsuit, a bodysuit, a zipsuit or one of the other hundred different names these little pieces of clothing are referred to?

For our Little Styles mums and dads, we wanted to tackle this issue or at least make it a little easier to understand. At the end of the day, they are all very similar and are often used interchangeably by brands to basically describe a one piece garment that incorporates two pieces of clothing - put simply a top and bottom clothing piece combined. That said, you can break it down a little further and get a bit more specific about the elements of what makes up a onesie. The essence of all these suits are they are designed to keep baby comfortable, but also to enable easy access to change a nappy.

Onesie, Bodysuit, Bubbysuit

These are the terms most often used to describe short or long sleeved suits that don’t cover a baby’s legs, but beware as they can sometimes refer to suits with long legs (but not with enclosed feet). Onesies can be used as a complete outfit on their own, or teamed with pants, skirts or shorts. The major benefit of a onesie is the convenience of keeping a baby’s tummy covered and not riding up if the baby is wriggling, crawling or being held. Onesies are often used as an undergarment or as a base layer for clothing.

Rompers, Growsuits, Zipsuits, Sleepsuits

These are terms most often used to describe the long sleeve and long leg all-in-one suits (although they can refer to summer style of short sleeve and short leg suits too!). These are often complete outfits on their own and are perfect for your bag when a nappy blowout or a super messy meal requires a complete outfit change. They are also often used as sleepwear, as the footed suits mean one item of clothing (teamed with a singlet underneath) can keep baby completely warm without the need to add socks that might fall off, etc.

Adding to the above, words like zipsuits and cross over rompers also refer to the way the outfit closes. By having a zip or a wrap style suit, you can easily change a dirty suit without needing to pull the clothing over the baby’s head.

Clear as mud, right?!

At the end of the day, the best piece of advice we can give you is to read the product description! Here at Little Styles we try our best to give you as much information about our clothing, as well as just the images you can see. So we will tell you if it’s a long sleeve, footed, zipper, stud, wrap or any other detail you need to help you make the best buying decision. And if in doubt, email, call or message us on the socials and we will be happy to help out with any questions you have.

Love Prudence, Poppy, Clementine and the Little Styles team xx

 

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