We’ve pulled together this collection of adorable premature baby clothes for the very littlest babas so you don’t have to spend this often worrying about shopping.
We know it can be incredibly difficult to source clothes for a premature baby, but the good news is, more and more quality baby brands are catering for prem sizes. We’ve come up with this latest list of the best.
Choosing premature baby clothes
- Opt for 100% cotton, or organic cotton, which are kindest to delicate skin.
- Go for premature baby clothes that allow access to all parts of the baby’s body, with minimal disturbance.
- Don’t spend too much money. While your baby is in the neonatal unit, the may only need to wear a nappy and a hat.
- It may seem obvious, but always make sure baby clothes are machine washable!
Shop premature baby clothes
Baby Mori have a gorgeous premature baby pack specially designed, for babies born from 34 weeks up to 2.3kg. There’s also a Long Sleeve Kimono Bodysuit available in the same size.
Baby Mori choose the softest organic fabrics using sustainably sourced fabrics that are manufactured in trusted factories. As well as being kind to the planet, their fabrics are extremely gentle on a little one’s delicate skin.
Baby Prem produces cute and practical baby clothes specifically designed for babies staying in Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU), Special Care Baby Units (SCBU) or High Dependency Units (HDU).
Baby Prem design garments that will ensure minimal disturbance to the baby and any necessary medical equipment.
Boots collection of 100% cotton prem baby clothes are specially designed to meet the needs of babies in special care. The great thing about the collections at Boots is that they all come in multi-packs, so you can shop a job lot in one go, at affordable prices.
Dandelion Babywear specialise in premature baby sizes and stock a comprehensive range of baby sleeping suits, pramsuits and all other essentials needed for your new baby.
George at Asda have developed a range of premature baby clothing collection stocked full of the essential items you’ll need for your precious bundle. From premature sleepsuits and bodysuits to jackets and cardigans, the range has been specially designed for to ensure even the littlest of babies stay comfy and supported.
Collections include sizes up to 3lbs, up to 4lbs and up to 5lbs.
Pink Premature Baby Jacket, George
John Lewis holds a range of premature baby clothing in 3lbs or 4lbs, all made from GOTS organic cotton.
10% of all full-price sales from John Lewis’ premature collection is donated to the charity Borne, who are on a mission to end premature birth by funding research to advance knowledge of pregnancy and childbirth to improve the lives of mothers and babies.
JoJo Maman Bebe
JoJo Maman Bebe offer three sizes prior to newborn, including premature (2.2lbs), extra tiny (2.7lbs) and tiny (3.2lbs).
JoJo also offers a premature baby heart set that comes in small (3-5 lbs) and extra small (1-3 lbs).
Founded by a NICU nurse, Little Mouse is a 5-star rated family-run business specialising in quality, well-fitting and stylish premature baby clothes, accessories and new baby gifts, with more choice than anywhere else!
Incubator Vest & Hat Set, Little Mouse
Marks & Spencer
M&S offer a small range of premature clothing for babies weighing 3 and 4 lbs. Choose from both classic and contemporary elegance with their range of stylish designs.
Polarn O. Pyret
Polarn O. Pyret has a preterm size that fits a height of 44cm, and each piece is available in their cute signature stripes.
PO.P’s baby collections are specially designed with comfort in mind, and they use the softest organic cotton fabric so your little one is comfortable at all times.
Suitable for babies from 2lbs to 4lbs Sainsbury’s smallest clothing range in 100% cotton is designed to help parents to feel confident dressing their little one.
Sainsbury’s premature baby collection supports Bliss, the UK’s leading charity for babies born premature or sick.