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Old 01-23-2013, 04:30 PM   #1
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How long does NB wool fit?

I'm planning my NB stash, and I am curious how much I should have done in true NB size and how much to size up.

I know DD *barely* fit the NB size in "normal" clothes at all, and she was 7lb 11oz. She blew through 3m pretty quick, too.

Does wool give you a longer wearable life at the newborn stage? I want at least a few outfits that will actually fit at the newborn stage - like no cuffing or baggy look.

It seems like some woolies we got at 9m fit her for up to a year, some still fit her now at almost 3.

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Old 01-23-2013, 04:32 PM   #2
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Re: How long does NB wool fit?

This is exactly what I was thinking about today. I've never cloth diapered a newborn but would love to know about NB wool.
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It depends on the baby lol ds didn't fit too long because he went straight to 3 month clothing. If you have a small baby they'll fit longer naturally. They do stretch but I don't like over stretching my wool.
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Re: How long does NB wool fit?

It also depends on the actual measurements of your "nb" wool. I've found there can be a bit of a variance.

In general, I found that nb wool fits until my babies are moving into 3-6 month clothes, and is a little bit big in the beginning (my last 2 were 6lbs when they came home). So I have some "true nb" on hand as well so that they are not swimming in everything the first few weeks. For a bigger baby you wouldn't need that size.
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Re: How long does NB wool fit?

this is exactly what I am trying to figure out now - it would make me sad to have beautiful woolies that we could only use for a month - that's a lot of $ and work! but I also really want woolies for this little bean.
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Re: How long does NB wool fit?

If you have had bigger babies, I would do more of a nb/small size....you could probably get a few months out of it that way. It kinda depends on season too. My youngest was a mid summer baby, so by the time she was outgrowing her nb wool, it was getting colder anyway and we were ready for longies instead of shorties and rompers :-)
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I found a few weeks or so. I have done mostly nb/smalls this time, with a few true newbie ones
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Re: How long does NB wool fit?

It depends on the baby. I have small babies, so I tend to do more true newborn, and some nb/smalls that are cuffable. If you have bigger babies I would do a few true and mostly nb/sm.
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