Monday, September 29, 2008

Homemaker Mondays: Baby Care

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YOURS: This week's "YOURS" was posted by The Apron Queen over at Confessions of an Apron Queen, a popular blog I have come to know and love. Have you ever wanted to eat a shark? The apron queen shows us how to make an amazing shark steak! Click HERE for the recipe!

MINE: Because of the passing of my father on Tuesday, I was not able to write a new post for Homemaker Monday. Instead, I choose to post a popular instruction set from my archives. If I know how to do anything, I know how to do this...

How to Dress a Baby (or Two)

I chose to chronicle the one-piece sleeper. I love sleepers because you only have to find one piece of clothing and never have to worry about socks falling off wiggly feet. Plus, they always stay warm in cool weather or air-conditioned rooms. Our models are four-month-old twins, Joseph (on left) and Hyrum.

Step 1: Believe it or not, it took me many years to learn that if you lay out the sleeper in preparation for laying the baby on top of it, he can't kick it off. See picture below.



Step 2: Lay the baby in the center of the sleeper.



Step 3: Put the baby's feet in the sleeper feet.



Step 4: Button up the legs so the chances of the sleeper feet being kicked off are even more remote.



Step 5: Put the baby's arms in the sleeper sleeves. This is the most tricky part of the whole process because little fingers can be bent. I like to spread open the sleeper wrist openings with the tips of my fingers, then grab their little hands from the outside and pull them through, that way I can control what goes on with their fingers. You can see from the picture that this step was successful, as they are still happily cooperating.



Step 6: Button the top button to make sure an arm won't wiggle out.



Step 7: Button the rest of the buttons. You may start from the bottom or the top. It's your choice!



Step 8: At this point, your baby is considered dressed, but if he is teething, you may want to add a bib to make sure the sleeper won't get soaked or you will have to repeat this entire process in three minutes. Happy dressing!



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21 comments:

The Apron Queen said...

Aww shucks. Thanks for featuring lil ol me. :)

Your twins are thw cutest!

P.S. He loves you... said...

very cute !!!
I always woundered how this worked ;)

P.S. He loves you... said...

opps * wondered*
I need to wake up before typing in here ?!

Laurice. said...

They are so cute! Getting 2 ready each day would be a challenge!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

So cute! I'm participating for the first time this week.

Manuela

Carla said...

Too cute! I always forget, and start at the top, by the time I get to the bottom the snaps don't match up, and the 'foot war' is on! Your babies are perfect 'posiers'!

Carla said...

Also-blessings to you and your family during the loss of your father. May you feel him smile on you from above:)

my home sanctuary said...

Oh I loved your post! They are so sweet. I cannot imagine how you do it! Aren't you thankful they were 8 and 9 instead of 1 &2?
I put my post up come by and see my tip of the week.
Have a great week.
Smiles,
Sherry

RhondaLue said...

Even though I don't have any "babies" to dress anymore I still love your post. Those boys are too cute for words!!!

Now, got any tips for catching a naked 2 yr old girl that is allergic to clothes?

SheMom said...

Love it! Thanks for the pointer... I have a feeling bed time is going to be less traumatic :)

Tara said...

So sorry to hear about your father. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.

Very cute post...I have twins and I don't know how you got them to stay put, but you made it look so easy :O)

Melinda said...

I have been thinking about you. Hope all is as good as can be at this time. Lots of love

I don't think Red would like it if I dressed him using this technique...haha but I can use on my niece and nephew..Thanks

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Just found your blog and AM LOVING IT! I spontaneously just added my CVS video tutorial to Mr. Linkey because even though many read posts on the CVS experience, it's sometimes easier to understand someone talking about it. :)
So sorry to hear about the death in your family.

Amanda B. said...

shark steak???!!! Don't know if I will ever get that brave! I remember the dressing babies post- a very good one! :) Very informative!

newlyweds said...

So cute, don't you miss the days when they laid still to put their clothes on?

High-Heels And A Sippy-Cup said...

Your post comes at a very good time because my sister just gave birth to darling twin boys yesterday afternoon. I shall be emailing her this link for immediate reference. Thanks lady!

I hope to be back to joining your carnival next Monday. The birth of my nephews threw me off schedule a little bit. :-)

Barbara said...

Shark steak would be awfully ambitious for me. But the onesie tip will hopefully come in handy sooner rather than later!

NotsoDG said...

Adorable! I remember how tricky getting twins dressed can be.

earthlingorgeous said...

It seemed the post I did last monday falls in here. Yay! A new blog carnival :) I'm hoping in despite it's late. Cute twins!

Dustybug said...

I just linked up for the first time! I found your blog and I think I've found a new addicting one! Have a great day!

Killlashandra said...

What a cute post! I love the step by step with the pictures. :)