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Zip Up PJ Tips

Baby PJ with Zips Vs Snaps – Its the way to go – Don’t go for anything else – You won’t regret it!

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smhaferbier
smhaferbier
21 days ago

Especially the ones that zip from the bottom to top!

Jellyronuts
Jellyronuts
21 days ago

I still pick on my husband about this:)

muffinman4456
muffinman4456
21 days ago

Ok this is contentious but I’m on team snaps. They are way easier to close around my babies chunky thighs.

catsnbears
catsnbears
21 days ago

Till you’re tired and the screams of the 7 hells echo through the house because you’ve just zipped your baby into his zipper – I can confirm

For those mums that don’t know , there’s always a coloured popper where the legs meet the torso to show you where the leg bits end :p

itsirtou
itsirtou
21 days ago

Team snaps. Every zipper PJ I’ve bought for my infant bunches up near their neck and it seems mad uncomfortable. Snaps 4 lyfe.

i_like_various_stuff
i_like_various_stuff
21 days ago

When I was pregnant I was OBSESSED with finding zip up baby jammies (they’re really unusual in the UK). Got massively stressed that most of my baby’s clothes are snaps. You know what? It’s not a big deal. It’s nothing like as bad or as annoying as I’d imagined.

Baby nightgowns with open bottoms though? Those bad boys are game changers. Love them.

Im_on_an_upboat
Im_on_an_upboat
21 days ago

Team magnet pajamas!

hazelburke
hazelburke
21 days ago

Sleepers with magnetic closures! We had 2 with fold over cuffs. They were the best even if they were expensive.

jazza2400
jazza2400
21 days ago

Yeah nah. You ever zippered an umbilical stump? That shit stays with you. Snaps all the way.

Hope_Vived
Hope_Vived
21 days ago

No zip ones suck, they get into weird shapes because of the stiffness of the zip and look wo uncomfortable for baby. Snaps all the way!

Kaydee1983
Kaydee1983
21 days ago

Pro tip have one or two sets of snap PJ’s incase your baby ends up in the hospital. The tubing can be fed through the holes between the snaps. But yes have the rest be zippers.

babydluv21
babydluv21
21 days ago

Bend the knee!
I hate zippers because that right leg won’t bend enough to go back in at 4am. With snaps I only have to undo 3-4 on each side not the whole dang thing. And who wants a open top on their baby in the winter, brrr.

mtnmcb
mtnmcb
21 days ago

MAGNETIC MEEEEEEE it’s so much better than zippers!

ktagly2
ktagly2
21 days ago

Even better? Pajamas with magnet closures.

smolturtle1992
smolturtle1992
21 days ago

Zippy Jams are where it’s at. It’s like combining the Snaps with Zippers. SO good. I love them so much.

manapan
manapan
21 days ago

I thought I had learned this lesson well from my first child, so when I found out I was having multiples the second time around I bought zippered pajamas for all of them well in advance to take advantage of thrift store sales. And then one of them was born with clubfoot and can’t wear them. Snaps exist for a reason!

PawAirMah
PawAirMah
21 days ago

And onesies with 2 zips, not one. Or bum changing is not fun.

elimeny
elimeny
21 days ago

and dont get the ones from old navy because the zippers break gaaaah

littlemamabel
littlemamabel
21 days ago

i read this while pregnant and am sooooo glad i didn’t only get zip ups bc fuck those. i hate feeling like i’m gonna break her leg getting it back into the side w out the zipper. snaps for the win!!

Heytheremermaid
Heytheremermaid
21 days ago

Double zipper. Always the double zipper.

birdsdaword
birdsdaword
21 days ago

Better yet. Magnetic Me. No zips, snaps, etc. just some magnets!! Life savor for me

PinkC00l
PinkC00l
21 days ago

Zippers all the way, I have the most active 9 month old. CHANGING HER IS HELL WITH BUTTONS, she crawls away constantly and she never stays still while changing. EVEN DOING 3 BUTTONS ON HER ONSIE IS A CHALLENGE. So yeah, fuck buttons.

Ilikecosysocks
Ilikecosysocks
21 days ago

I can’t say I have ever seen zipper pyjamas, are they not a thing here in the UK?

HeyBlinkin202
HeyBlinkin202
21 days ago

I’m a fan of gowns for newborns. A pain to get on but so easy to change the millionth diaper in the middle of the night.

mcnunu
mcnunu
21 days ago

My absolute favourite PJs are Zippy Jams because not only do they have a zip from neck to foot, they also have a crotch zip! I can just unzip their butt to change them.

catjuggler
catjuggler
21 days ago

Yes yes YES

Also, if you’re really fancy- MAGNETS

pattke1
pattke1
21 days ago

Fuck the snap pajamas. STM, I literally immediately donated any that people gave me.

Ain’t nobody got time for that!!!

O-my-Buddha
O-my-Buddha
21 days ago

Get the dress kind!! NO snaps necessary!!

bbhomemaker90
bbhomemaker90
21 days ago

Unpopular opinion here – I love the snap pjs!! The flexibility of being able to snap in any direction is great.

fendov2018
fendov2018
21 days ago

BRING NOTHING ELSE TO THE HOSPITAL. Pants don’t work with the cord clip. I sent my poor mother to khols for more two way zip PJs the second I got home with my daughter.

bdelapaz514
bdelapaz514
21 days ago

There are those magnet pajamas too…

asmartermartyr
asmartermartyr
21 days ago

The worst are the ones with snaps on the inside of the legs and then you have to try and match them to right snap part in the dark at 4am! There have been times I just left it hanging open like a kilt!

Notthemama12520
Notthemama12520
21 days ago

Ohhh yes and there are so many other flaws with baby clothes,,, idk who designs this stuff 🥴

Mitchietheaverage
Mitchietheaverage
21 days ago

I’ve seen where the snap jammies are handy for babies in the NICU since they often have wires and tubes running in and out. Maybe see if you can donate to your local hospital?

justmystrippername
justmystrippername
21 days ago

Why you’re wrong:

1. With snaps, you don’t have to completely expose your baby to change a diaper. You just have to undo a few snaps, fold the leg up (not sideways, so you don’t have to undo all the snaps down to the foot) and then a quick change and snap up the few snaps.

2. For babies that that need medical equipment that involves tubes and wires, snaps are a must!

3. Fat thighs? How about we squeeze and squish until we just barely get it zipped up and it’s stretched unevenly across/up into the diaper. LEAKS!

MrsMeredith
MrsMeredith
21 days ago

I prefer snaps unless the zipper is the double ended one that you don’t have to take the whole sleeper off to change a diaper in the middle of the night.

GoodbyeEarl
GoodbyeEarl
21 days ago

Zippers don’t go around tubes/wires. Just saying.

DoubleMute
DoubleMute
21 days ago

I like the new “double zipper” ones so you can zip up from the leg to check the diaper without unzipping near their arms! I can’t believe they didn’t have those for my other kid 3 years ago

nodisassemble
nodisassemble
21 days ago

Know what’s even better? The open bottom nightgowns. No snaps or zippers!

alyxmj
alyxmj
21 days ago

My mom bought us a bunch of baby night gowns and said she made us live in them til we could crawl.

I don’t like them for going out, but around the house they are great. No fasteners at all! Just pull them up to change diapers, long enough when you pull them back down to keep feet warm.

ellepatel
ellepatel
21 days ago

Magnets. I’m always raving about them.

mintyjabbies
mintyjabbies
21 days ago

Or newborn jeans! What the hell for!?!!?

Usrname52
Usrname52
21 days ago

It’s seems like I’m the only one that staunchly disagrees with this.

I find the snaps so much easier. I think it’s way easier to check if the diaper is wet/poopy without unzipping the whole thing. And I don’t have to fight the leg in/out.

squirrlycellist
squirrlycellist
21 days ago

I preferred the long open ended gowns. You can just scoot it up for changing.

[deleted]
[deleted]
21 days ago

My daughter is 17 months and we’re team ‘T-shirt & diaper’ at the moment. I can probably get her in a dress but got forbid I put something over her legs. Little miss fussy pants.

Cube_Ghost
Cube_Ghost
21 days ago

I’m team zipper all the way. I can deal with the 3 snaps on a onesie, but that’s my limit.

Armaturesign
Armaturesign
21 days ago

I kinda like snaps 😶

partly_sunny
partly_sunny
21 days ago

Actually – Two way zip pajamas! Target cloud island or Carter’s has them. The best.

LouisLittEsquire
LouisLittEsquire
21 days ago

The worst of both worlds are the pull over clothes. Who the hell wants to fight with a baby’s head, pulling the arms through the tight shirt. It’s awful.

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