Organic Baby Soy Bundler Zebra (Orange) I splurged on this item after seeing it on a friend's newborn. The gown is so soft with a nice thickness. My friend warned me that it did shrink a bit after the first wash, so if you plan to use for a newborn go for the next size up for greater ease putting on and taking off. (I purchased a 3-6 months for my newborn and it is now slightly bigger than the Carter's brand 0-3 month gowns...but so much softer!). The 3-6 months also has the fold-over hand mitts to prevent them from scratching their tiny faces.
I wanted to love the Baby Soy gowns but they don't fit well. My newborn is totally average sized. She was 7lbs 2oz at birth and 21". These gowns fit her for a week (she was 7lbs at her 5 day pediatrician visit). The gowns are very short and way too tight at the bottom. Also, the hand openings are tiny, which made getting baby into these a real pain. I was disappointed because the fabric is so soft and the designs are adorable.
I bought this to bring home my baby from the hospital in the 0-3 month size. It was a bit big on her and she was a big baby (9.8lbs) but she has grown into it. She's 8 weeks old now. It is SUPER soft, even after washing and it looks adorable. I bought the one with the tree and falling leaves. The only thing about gowns in general (not just this one) is that 1. the elastic is annoying to go over their heads since it is tight elastic to keep it from riding up once its on. You have to put it on their heads and stretch it tight to get their arms in, then pull it down the rest of the way. Since the elastic is so tight its a struggle with a wiggle worm baby. and 2. you have to pull up the gown in order to put the baby in a carseat or swing or anything else that has a harness-like safety belt. Then their legs are exposed and sometimes get cold and then there's no point to the gown. I have started putting legwarmers on my baby when she wears a gown. 3. Gowns always ride up, no matter what. When I lay my baby down to sleep, I have to pull the material down away from her face and to cover up her legs, but she still moves in her sleep and the material rides up again. If I pull it down once she's asleep it disturbs here and she wakes up sometimes. But since this is a problem with all gowns, not just this one, I only took one star. Its perfect in every other way. I should have just bought the romper that looks like this.
The item was cute, which is why I purchased it but I was sooo close to just returning it. I followed people's reviews and went up a size (to the 3-6 months) even though I have a 2 month old. I'm glad I did, this DOES fit him, but the sleeves were super wide in comparison to the rest of the item and yet somehow it was difficult to put on my baby. Maybe I'm just used to Carters and other brands of baby clothes that seem to slip easily over baby's head and allow easy insertion of arms etc... but this was a struggle. By the time I got it on my baby he was so fussy... and like I said, I wasn't that thrilled with the fit, the arms are huge in comparison to the rest of the outfit. My boyfriend came out and saw him in it and asked why we had dressed our son like a "monk"...
Good quality product but not practical. The elastic band at the bottom is so thick and hard to extend that you are literally stranding the baby while dressing. My son was crying while I tried to put it on. I had to cut it and rip it in order to take it off. Perhaps a zipper or bottoms on the sides should be added for this product to be useful. For this price totally not worth it!
Thankfully, I did read the reviews before ordering and knew these ran small. I will add that they run REALLY small. I can already tell these will be used very briefly due to outgrowing them quickly, but this is my second child and I really got this (the 3-6 month size) for those first few weeks that I know there is no need for pants and to make diaper changes easier. I gave it 4 stars because their sizing should really be more accurate, but other than that, they are great. I bought 3!!!
I loved the Babysoy kimono-style night sets, and this one is so cute, I wanted to love it just as much. But without the snaps it was kind of difficult to get my baby into this pajama. It is quite long, but on the narrow side, so there was a good amount of wriggling and tugging, and we didn't wear this one very many times. :(