The onesie trick

It was only when I had my third baby (Ava) and was struggling with one of those typical nappy explosions, that someone shared with me a little secret. Something so simple, I couldn’t believe I’d never been told this before or that I never thought of this myself.


As all new mothers of all new babies know: nappies don’t always do the job properly. I will spare you the details, but baby poo can seriously end up in their necks at times. (In our case this happens multiple times a day.) Which makes nappy changing a messy affair!
So here’s the trick: onesies can also be pulled down, over the shoulders. Instead of taking them off over the head, you can take them off over the bum. Which makes a huge, huge difference! I can’t believe I didn’t know about this trick for my first two children. Did you?

xxx Esther

PS Casper is demonstrating the trick with a super cool onesie from Hello Apparel!


20 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Bec | February 7, 2013 | Reply

so simple!! wish i knew this the first time around!!

2. Amelie | February 7, 2013 | Reply

Great trick ! Thanks for sharing. I can’t believe I’ve never thought of it. It seems so obvious. Now, I can think of a 3rd baby !

3. Esther in Amsterdam | February 15, 2013

Haha — finally ;) xx

4. Emma | February 7, 2013 | Reply

Damn! That would have been really helpful advise 6 years ago, my 3rd is now 1. Will be sure to pass that on though!

5. Courtney in London | February 7, 2013 | Reply

I can’t believe I’ve never done that before! So simple. And yes, it saves you from getting poo up into their hair. (Someone should have told me this 8 years ago!!!) xxx

6. Mo | February 7, 2013 | Reply

Geez, that really can be life changing! I will surely use this trick all too often with n°2 and 3 on the way!

7. Esther in Amsterdam | February 15, 2013

Twins? How fun!!

8. Estelle | February 7, 2013 | Reply

Oh yes, I used that trick but not before having several poo in the hair incidents! I still remember what a shock it was the first time it happened. I couldn’t quite believe how so much poo came out of something so small!

9. Joanna | February 7, 2013 | Reply

I also never knew that! Too late for me but I’ll be sure to share!

10. Se7en | February 7, 2013 | Reply

Yup!!! There should be a site for classic tips!!!

11. Rozalinde | February 7, 2013 | Reply

Haha.. Casper is trying to say ‘onesie’ ;-) Lieve foto!

12. Esther in Amsterdam | February 15, 2013

Thank you! xxx

13. Clare | February 7, 2013 | Reply

Thanks for the tip – employed it today for baby number 2 and so wish I’d known about it the first time round!

14. Katie | February 7, 2013 | Reply

A really great idea
Have a look at this web-site http://WWW.Dijjie.com
Dijjie outfits are like onesies but are designed around a all-in-one cotton romper which appears as separate jeans and T-shirt, the concept being practical with the cool original design.

15. Vera | February 8, 2013 | Reply

I never knew… Really strange, but reading all the comments above, it seems, like I wasn´t the only one not knowing. Just had this problem this morning, but next time I know better. Thanks for letting us know!

16. gilly | February 8, 2013 | Reply

Can I share a little secret to avoid the whole “poo up to the neck thing” entirely? Use washable nappies!! I didn’t discover them until my 3rd baby and so wished I had used them for my first two – they are totally brilliant! If they fit properly and you use a good quality wrap you should never have to worry about “exploding poo’s”! :)

17. Esther in Amsterdam | February 15, 2013

Maybe for number 5… (just kidding!!!)

18. Mrs Biddle | February 8, 2013 | Reply

We had a very lovely health visitor who gave us this tip with our first baby when he was merely days old. So grateful to her for that as it’s such a good tip! x

19. chelsea horsley | February 11, 2013 | Reply

Gosh, I did know… but didn’t apply it. Why do these simple things never come to us in the hour of need? :)

20. Ki | February 15, 2013 | Reply

Thanks so much for the tip!!! It really makes a difference.

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