One of the most fun things about planning for a new baby, besides decorating a nursery, is shopping for those adorable baby outfits! There are so many options out there from the variety of colors, styles, prints and materials. Having a new baby to dress feels like dressing up a doll in fun outfits and accessories.
But what happens when babies are born too early, too small or too sick to dress up? In the NICU, they typically are left in their diapers until they are stable and then families can finally start to dress them, but newborn outfits are way too big!
Thankfully there are some amazing companies that realized the choices for preemie clothes is limited out in traditional stores, and . created amazing premature clothing lines, including outfits for babies that still requires tubes and wires to be attached.
We have found some of our favorite NICU shops, and are sharing them here with you!
1. Jacquis Preemie Pride
Jacqui's Preemie Pride was named for their preemie daughter, Jacqui (pronounced Jackie). They manufacture baby clothing for the smallest of babies, hoping to make them comfortable while providing a little joy (and hopefully a smile) to their parents. They are a small business, trying to make a difference in the lives of premature and hospitalized infants and their families. All of their clothing is designed for healthy newborn babies, adjustable for NICU premature infants.
Their hope is to spread some love and kindness in this world.
Shop at: https://www.jacquispreemiepride.com/
2. Preemie Store
The Preemie Store has been, and will continue to be, a family business working with your families’ preemie needs in mind.
The founder's personal history of clothing preemies goes back to 1993 when a friend from church couldn’t find preemie clothes for her baby. Since Cressie had been sewing practically all of her children’s clothing, she quickly made some outfits for that tiny girl. That led to her ongoing passion for designing and manufacturing preemie clothes that address the unique requirements of premature babies.
Now with the combination of the Perfectly Preemie brand and the many other excellent brands Preemie Store carries, they hope you find exactly what you are looking for. They add products to their offerings regularly, so preemie parents will continue to have a one-stop shop with the World's largest selection of preemie wear and gear!
Shop at: https://www.preemiestore.com/preemie-to-5-lbs
3. My Miracle Baby
At My Miracle Baby, they understand how important it is to dress your little one in comfortable clothing that wears well. Unlike other clothing that may stain easily or wear out quickly, they choose quality products.
They also feature difficult to find products like clothing for preemies, twins, and triplets. It doesn’t matter whether your miracle baby is a boy or girl either; you will be able to find the products you need at a price you can afford. They also have a large selection of items that are perfect for special occasions.
One of the best parts about buying products from My Miracle Baby is the top notch customer service available. If you have questions about a product, or if you need assistance choosing the perfect gift, contact their customer service department. You can email us or call them!
Shop at: https://www.mymiraclebaby.com/collections/preemie-baby-clothes
4. Itty Bitty Baby Boutique
Itty Bitty Baby Boutique provides NICU adapted clothes that are designed to safely dress preemie babies in the neonatal intensive care unit!
They create clothes that make dressing easy with hook + loop closures, no difficult buttons or snaps and each unique style is adapted to allow access for IV's and respirators. They have a wide variety of clothing options including going home outfit sets, holiday outfits, wraps, sleepers, gowns, overalls and even bereavement outfit sets.
Shopt at: https://www.ittybittybabyboutique.com/pages/nicu
5. Bright Beginnings Boutique
Bright Beginnings Boutique offers a wide array of items from newborn clothes, toddler outfits, toys to cheer uniforms. But they have a line of preemie clothes.
They know it can be difficult to find cute outfits for the smallest of babies, so they offer preemie outfits that mostly come with velcro closures and open feet so they can accommodate wires.
Shop at: https://brightbeginningsboutique.com/collections/preemie-clothes
6. Hiccups Children's Boutique
Hiccups Children's Boutique also offers a wide array of clothing options for babies and children of all ages.
Shop their baby boutique for premature baby clothes and preemie take home outfits for both baby boys or girls. Browse their selection of preemie girls dresses and gowns, and their cute bubble outfits and rompers for preemie baby boys.
They find that their designer preemie outfits are great ideas for baby registries too!
Shop at: https://www.hiccupschildrensboutique.com/preemie-baby-clothes/
Do you have other suggestions?