The Below guideline is from raising children Australia website:
How to dress a newborn
Lots of newborns find the dressing and undressing experience upsetting. The quicker and calmer you are, the less stress for both you and your baby!
- Make sure the room is warm enough, then place your baby on a soft surface.
- Put a nappy on your baby to avoid him weeing on you.
- Stretch the neck of a singlet and, supporting your baby’s head, put the singlet on from the back. Be careful it doesn’t touch her face as you pull the front over her head – little babies can get very upset by clothes scraping their faces.
- Do the reverse when undressing, once again trying not to let the clothes touch your baby’s face.
- Gently place baby’s arms through the arm holes.
- If you’re dressing your baby in a jumpsuit, unbutton or unzip it and lay him on top. Place his arms and legs into the holes and do up the zip or snap fasteners.
- Make sure your baby’s legs and arms are clothed if she’s going out in the sun (but it’s better to keep her out of direct sun altogether).