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Old 05-27-2010, 06:41 PM   #1
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A couple NB sizing questions....

I didn't start CDing until my dd was about 5 months, so I missed out on the nb stage. So, what's the best type of "coming home" outfit? (even though I'll already be at home ) I'm thinking I'll need something warm (warmer than just a soaker), but then I've also heard that longies can be kind of difficult to get on at that age. So, do I need a sleep sack, xs interlock or knitted longies, footed longies, soaker....???? Or is there something else I'm not thinking of?

Also, I've knit a couple snapdragon soakers (1 nb and 1 small) and they seem SO tiny!!! Are they really going to fit???

(DD was 7.6 at birth, so I'm assuming this baby boy will be around that or a little bigger...)

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Re: A couple NB sizing questions....

look in the swap chat thread there is a pic of Amanda`s NB in her coming home outfit that i knit for her its a 14R 14W 7I and fits almost perfect (the legs where just a little long 6inches would have been just perfect). I believe she was 42weeks when she had her lo and in the 8-9pound range

for a nb myself I like knit sleep sacks or longies or interlock soakers-longies

for a fall winter baby i would have a smss knit up with a hudson hat and some longies lol maybe even some adorable little socks
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Re: A couple NB sizing questions....

I've got a July baby on the way as well and have decided on knit longies with a matching hat. I can't wait to see them (they are still in the works)!
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Re: A couple NB sizing questions....

Thanks, Steph. That outfit is ADORABLE!! And the longies look perfect on her (although she looks like she's swimming in the sweater, lol). I thought about doing an smss (even though I'm due in July....maybe I'd make it with short sleeves...), but was afraid the small would be way too big. Is there a NB size for that?
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Re: A couple NB sizing questions....

Oh, and I do have a couple xs wcw longies, but I was afraid they would still be too big...
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Re: A couple NB sizing questions....

thanks and ya that sweater was made alittle larger so she could hopefully get some more use out of it this summer on cooler evenings

I love nb knits there so fun and itty bitty
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Re: A couple NB sizing questions....

Hey,

I know we talked before about the snapdragon soaker size. The last one I made I added 8 stitches around and 2 short rows in back and I like the way it looks. I knit under the ribbed waist for about 1 inch longer as well.

Stats were: Waist: 13" unstretched
Rise: 14" (inch higher in back and lower in front)
Hip: 14"

It also gave a bit more room between the legs. I did the flaps the same length so they were wider. I thought the crotch was too narrow in the original NB soaker.



This was by "by the pattern NB"


Comparing you can see the hips are wider in the 4th one and the front dips a bit.
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Re: A couple NB sizing questions....

I dont have a nb yet, but I have a 3 mth old in my daycare. I tried some longies on him to see what the fit would be and how long they would fit my little guy. This baby is prob about 13-14 lbs, and in 3-6 mth clothes. Over a sposie I tried on my SMALLEST longies which have a 5 in inseam. They were about 1/4 to 1/2 in to short, with shoes you wouldnt even be able to tell, and remember thats without a fluffy butt. I tried on some with an 8 in or so inseam, and they were about 3-4 inches to long. I would have had to cuff them 2-3 times
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Oh, and I do have a couple xs wcw longies, but I was afraid they would still be too big...
Those were my absolute FAVORITE for my newbie.
Cuffed them, she is 2 weeks old at about 8 lbs
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Hey,

I know we talked before about the snapdragon soaker size. The last one I made I added 8 stitches around and 2 short rows in back and I like the way it looks. I knit under the ribbed waist for about 1 inch longer as well.

Stats were: Waist: 13" unstretched
Rise: 14" (inch higher in back and lower in front)
Hip: 14"

It also gave a bit more room between the legs. I did the flaps the same length so they were wider. I thought the crotch was too narrow in the original NB soaker.



This was by "by the pattern NB"


Comparing you can see the hips are wider in the 4th one and the front dips a bit.
Yeah, I do remember that convo, but I forgot about adding stitches around. I added sr's, but they still seem pretty tiny in the hip. Next time I'll make them a bit wider. Thanks!

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I dont have a nb yet, but I have a 3 mth old in my daycare. I tried some longies on him to see what the fit would be and how long they would fit my little guy. This baby is prob about 13-14 lbs, and in 3-6 mth clothes. Over a sposie I tried on my SMALLEST longies which have a 5 in inseam. They were about 1/4 to 1/2 in to short, with shoes you wouldnt even be able to tell, and remember thats without a fluffy butt. I tried on some with an 8 in or so inseam, and they were about 3-4 inches to long. I would have had to cuff them 2-3 times
Thanks for the info. This is really helpful!

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Those were my absolute FAVORITE for my newbie.
Cuffed them, she is 2 weeks old at about 8 lbs
Awe, she's adorable in these!! It is REALLY great to see the x-smalls in action! I'm so glad he won't be swimming in them, but that there's also room to grow. So, I'm assuming you also have nb knit longies? Do those fit just as well?

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