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#1 Red nut

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

I have automatically been putting a singlet on our 1 month old. Just because, I can't give a better reason. They do ride up a bit under some of the wider necked outfits he has.

Is there a reason to always start dressing with a singlet, that's lurking in my subconscious, or can I skip them. It is summer after all......

#2 Let_it_Rain

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:42 PM

The only time I used a singlet with DS was when it was really hot and that was all he was wearing.

It is personal preference, some people like them.

#3 Dylan's Mummy

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:47 PM

I usually put bub in a singlet but now that it's summer and it gets over 30 degrees I don't unless it's cooler than that. I'm not sure with a little bub though.  If you are concerned about the singlet riding up you can use a singlet suit (a one piece that is a singlet), Taget have good ones. I buy Target singlets too because they tend to be a bit longer than other brands. When it's really hot I dress bub in a singlet and nappy with nappy cover type pants or one of his nicer MCN ( modern cloth nappy).

#4 katniss

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:49 PM

QUOTE (WinterDancesHere @ 22/01/2013, 03:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The only time I used a singlet with DS was when it was really hot and that was all he was wearing.


Yep, this was me too.

#5 imamumto3

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

depends how cool it is.  whe dd was newborn she would wear a singlet if it was around 22 degrees or under.  over that and she didn't.  if it was a hot day she would just wear a singlet, a really not day and she was wrapped to sleep she would wear nothing.

#6 SeaPrincess

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE (WinterDancesHere @ 22/01/2013, 03:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The only time I used a singlet with DS was when it was really hot and that was all he was wearing.

Me too, much to my MIL's horror!!

If they needed an extra layer, I tended to use a t-shirt bodysuit, which stopped the riding up.

#7 Missy Shelby

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:52 PM

My kids are always wearing singlets, I am so old school!!

It has to be pretty hot for my kids not to have a singlet on! biggrin.gif

#8 Kaonashi

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:53 PM

No, skip them. I wouldn't want to wear double layers in this heat. In summer I'd dress my babies ( and I had 2 summer newborns ) in a singlet and nappy alone. I didn't even swaddle all the time. Or you can get those sleeveless legless onesies.
It would depend on your house's cooling and max temps of your area though. It gets hot here.

#9 ubermum

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

1st child yes, third child no original.gif

I have started wearing a singlet myself in winter. It makes a huge difference to how warm I am.

#10 Silver Girl

Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:57 PM

I nearly always did. I love singlet suits with press studs at the bottom  as mentioned by PP. My favourites were the soft Marquise brand.

#11 VJs Mummy

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:05 PM

Always in winter i put a singlet on my kids this baby will wear all in one singlets since will be a winter baby but in summer either undies or nappy and no shirt or undies and singlet in the warmer month depending on temperature
My mum hated that i ddnt always put one on them

#12 tick

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

We do singlets if it's below about 20 degrees. On anew born I'd probably increase that to about 24 degrees, mine both loved being really warm and toasty. Remember it was 37 degrees on the inside!

#13 kpingitquiet

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

Haven't put one on her since her bellybutton healed. She's 2yo now. She lived in onesies for her first six months.

#14 Milly Molly Mandy

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

Never used them for any of my kids. Cold? put a jumper on.

#15 mandala

Posted 22 January 2013 - 06:26 PM

I hated putting DS in singlets, and use singlet suits if anything. I found that overheating made DS's eczema much worse, so I only used them on cold days.

#16 lozzylots

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:09 PM

So far, never, it's too hot. Probably not in winter either, I'd rather have her in layers that can be removed easily. But I'm weird, I'm not a fan of onesies except for bed but most mums love them

#17 LookMumNoHands

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:18 PM

I always dressed my kids in a singlet suit ( snaps between the legs) under their clothes because I was told that if I was concerned about them being too hot or too cold, a good thing to follow is to dress them in 1 layer more than you would yourself. So that's what I did original.gif

Unless it was hot, then I wouldn't bother.

#18 imamumto3

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:27 PM

I think it depends on the child too.  my first two could handle cooler temperatures better than dd2, if she was cool she would be really whingy, put a singlet on her and she would be more settled.

#19 Justaduck

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:39 PM

QUOTE (WinterDancesHere @ 22/01/2013, 05:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
The only time I used a singlet with DS was when it was really hot and that was all he was wearing.

It is personal preference, some people like them.



This...or for when going to bed in the middle of Winter, or really cold Winter days. I live in Brisbane though so our Winters aren't ever too cold to begin with

QUOTE (lozzylots @ 22/01/2013, 07:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
So far, never, it's too hot. Probably not in winter either, I'd rather have her in layers that can be removed easily. But I'm weird, I'm not a fan of onesies except for bed but most mums love them


There is another one of you out there!! I only like onesies for around the house and bed too - I see them in the same category as a singlet - underclothes. Thought I was the only weirdo!

#20 DeeofAdelaide

Posted 22 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

I assumed onesies were pjs and my oldest is five lol. I don't think I've ever seen a baby over three months old out in one during the day?

Mine wear singlets in summer and that is it. Do people really put singlets under tshirts in 30/35/40 degree weather?

#21 Pearson

Posted 23 January 2013 - 07:00 AM

Singlets are wonderful to wick away the sweat, less is not necessarily better sometimes.

#22 Bluenomi

Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:13 AM

QUOTE (DeeofAdelaide @ 22/01/2013, 08:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I assumed onesies were pjs and my oldest is five lol. I don't think I've ever seen a baby over three months old out in one during the day?

Mine wear singlets in summer and that is it. Do people really put singlets under tshirts in 30/35/40 degree weather?


Lucky you never saw my child when she was younger. She wore onesies to daycare until about 1 year old. Best daycare clothes ever!

I never used singlets after the great poo explosion of May 2010. Button up bodysuits are much better. They were great in winter but I never bothered in summer.




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