The pure softness of the fabric, combined with the brilliance of the reversible design, is just the beginning of my attempt to describe these adorable NIC-Suits made by Perfectly Preemie.
We have just added seven of their newest prints, and are so in love with these little bodysuits, we just had to write about them. I thought it would be great to help break down some of the reasons I think these little bodysuits are the be all and end all, plus why every parent needs one for their little preemie in the NICU.
They make these bodysuits from 100% cotton flannel that has been pre-washed. We are familiar with the softness of flannel, since for years our mothers or grandmothers used flannel for diapers. Well, that was way back before the wonderful disposable diapers came along. Even still, I know I had many a flannel receiving blanket that I grabbed for multiple tasks when my babies were young. The flannel on these NIC-Suits is some of the softest I have felt and the prints are so fun. From camping, jungle animals, koala bears, sloths, and unicorns there are many exciting themes to choose from. The fact that they are reversible is very practical, you can get two looks in one little outfit. This is really nice in the NICU because space can be at a minimum. As one nurse stated in her review:
"The fact that it is reversible is lovely as well since that gives this dress double the wear. There isn't a whole lot of room available for many outfits in the isolette drawers!" - Lisa W
The velcro is a little longer than needed with the idea that as a baby grows so can the bodysuit. The quick open/close action of the velcro provides medical staff easy access to whatever the preemie's needs are, from dressing, diaper changes to medical requirements. The top of the NIC-Suit can be open for any access to the chest area, while the rest of the body is undisturbed.