New parents often have a difficult time dressing newborns. Some babies cry when clothing is pulled over their head. Other parents worry about clothing irritating the cord stump.
Westcoast Baby, a mom-owned company, specializes in Infant Layette designed specifically to fit newborn and preemie babies. With only two ties and an open bottom, their infant kimonos (pictured here) make dressing baby simple and fast and diaper changes a breeze. The kimono also has built-in scratch mitts to protect baby’s delicate skin. Their designs were inspired by a kimono from Japan one of the mom’s received as a gift for her newborn son.
Westcoast Baby uses soft and stretchy jersey for each kimono, and I found that the material laundered well and did not need ironing. Kimonos are available in sizes 5-9lbs and 8-12lbs. You can also purchase matching hats and swaddling blankets.
Available online at www.westcoastbaby.com. Infant kimonos cost $25.95, or you can splurge on the Nesting Kit, which contains a kimono, hat and blanket, for $59.95. The Nesting Kit makes a great shower or new baby gift, and it is packaged elegantly in a white tin keepsakebox.