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Baby Bedtime: Can Your Baby Sleep in a Onesies® Brand Bodysuit?

baby swaddled in crib

When you’re a new parent living on little sleep, you’ll do anything to make your newborn more comfortable and relaxed at bedtime. According to Healthline, your little one may sleep more soundly when you keep a regular feeding schedule and help them learn to self-soothe. Newborns will also rest easier when their room is a mild temperature and their clothing is cozy.

There are many different types of newborn pajamas and nap-friendly clothing out there, but new moms and dads love the Onesies® Brand bodysuit because it makes dressing and diaper changes easier. If you’re one of the many parents who also love bodysuits, you may be wondering, can baby sleep in one? The answer is yes—and you’ll be glad to know that there are many more benefits to dressing your baby in a Onesies® Brand bodysuit at bedtime. The following guide will explain the reasons why bodysuits are ideal for rest, as well as how to choose the best ones for your child.

Why Are Onesies® Brand Bodysuits Best for Bedtime?

During the first days and weeks of your baby’s life, your pediatrician will teach you how to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome, also known as SIDS. According to the Mayo Clinic, risk factors for SIDS include overheating, as well as sleeping on too soft of a surface, such as a pillow or a waterbed. Having extra blankets or toys in the crib or bassinet can also contribute to SIDS—or even lead to suffocation.

To prevent injuries during sleep, you should keep the crib as bare as possible. You should also ensure that your infant is in the appropriate clothing for the temperature. A baby bodysuit or onesie is an excellent choice for helping to prevent SIDS because they’re both versatile and lightweight. Short-sleeve cotton styles are ideal for sleep in the summer months, while long-sleeve cotton bodysuits can be paired with pants or a sleep sack when it’s cooler. During winter, you can match thicker thermal varieties with an additional layer or two. If your little one gets too cold or hot, the bodysuits are always easy to dress up or down.

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When a baby seems fussy or their skin seems too warm, simply pull off their wearable blanket or pants. Add a layer when they wake up and the room seems chilly. Other reasons to use bodysuits include effortless diaper changes in the dark and quick swaps for a new one if there’s some type of mess or blowout. Plus, if you’re in a hurry in the morning, you can use the garment as a base for an entirely new outfit.

What Makes Onesies® Brand Bodysuits Unique?

Now that you know the benefits of Onesies® Brand bodysuits, you’ll want to know which features set them apart. In addition to the ultra-soft, 100 percent cotton construction, new moms love the expandable lap shoulder neckline, which helps pull the garment over the baby’s head without stretching the material or causing discomfort. The signature snaps at the crotch are easy to use and stay secure throughout the night. They also come in sizes from newborn up to 4T, so you can encourage restful sleep and easy mornings as your child grows.

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Shop Gerber Childrenswear Onesies® Brand Bodysuits for Your Baby

Now that you know the reasons to choose our Onesies® Brand bodysuits for bedtime, it’s time to shop. We have tons of different styles for baby boys and baby girls, including colorful pairs, patterned sets and seasonal multipacks. You’ll also find plenty of neutral colors and designs. Whether you’re searching for a cozy pair of long-sleeve turtlenecks for the winter season or a set of versatile white bodysuits for any occasion, you’ll find the right bedtime clothing for any time of year.

If you’re a proud aunt, uncle or grandparent, our bodysuits also make excellent birthday and baby registry gifts. You can help mom and baby sleep better at night with the most comfortable, cute and convenient bodysuits around. A pack of short sleeves in bold colors and fun stripes make excellent nighttime outfits for baby boys, while a feminine long-sleeve set with polka dots, hearts and stars will keep baby warm and adorable all fall and winter long. With our collection of Gerber Childrenswear Onesies® Brand bodysuits, you can’t go wrong. Every bodysuit will help to keep the baby comfortable at night and make a parent’s life easier.