Rompers are among the most popular clothing options for young children. One-piece children’s garments are especially common because they are easy for you to put on your child, but difficult for your child to take off by themselves. If you were to opt for a two-piece shirt and shorts combo, you might find that your child is constantly wriggling out of their clothes. Not only that, but it’s much easier to coordinate the look of one garment as opposed to two.
If you’re not familiar with rompers, you may have a few questions before you make a purchase. For example, are there different styles of rompers for babies? Where can you find quality rompers for baby boys? Or rompers for baby girls? Finally, why are rompers such a popular choice for infants and young children?
In this guide, we’re going to discuss everything you need to know about baby rompers and help you find the best rompers for both boys and girls. So, let’s get started!
What Is A Baby Romper?
A romper, for babies or adults, is essentially a combination of a shirt and a pair of shorts. Though rompers have become a fashionable item among adult women, they are typically associated with infants, toddlers, and young children. These one-piece garments provide children with a comfortable fit that does not restrict movement.
Additionally, there are a lot of variations in romper designs. While the standard short-sleeve and shorts combo is still the norm, rompers can also feature long sleeves, long legs, no sleeves, no legs, and even overall straps. This ensures that you can find the perfect romper to fit your child at just about any time of the year.
Rompers are also popular among parents because they are very easy to put on and take off. They most often feature easy snap buttons or zippers around the bottom for quick diaper changes. Moreover, rompers are usually made using soft, breathable fabrics like cotton. Finally, rompers can feature a wide range of designs, though classic-style rompers are often monochromatic, with minimal embellishments.
Rompers Vs Onesies
It’s easy to confuse rompers and onesies, especially since they’re typically made for younger children. However, there are some important differences to know. Generally, a onesie is like a full body suit for your child. It can quite literally cover them from the feet all the way to the neck. A footed onesie will have foot coverings that are built into the outfit itself. Onesies are often long-sleeved and long-legged, and can work as an undergarment or an everyday outfit. However, onesies for infants often don’t have any legs or sleeves at all.
Alternatively, a romper does not necessarily cover as much of the body as a onesie. As previously mentioned, rompers are often short-sleeved and short-legged, though not always. In some cases, rompers provide full coverage (including feet), though these are not as common. The wide variety of romper styles allows rompers to be more versatile and best for many different climates and weather conditions.
It’s also important to note that rompers are specifically designed to mimic the look of a shirt and pants, while still functioning as a single garment. Onesies are also one-piece by design, but they typically look and feel like a garment primarily designed to cover the torso. On the other hand, rompers usually look like top and bottom garments that have been combined into one. If you’re unsure whether you’re getting a romper or a onesie, look for gathered fabric somewhere in the midsection. Though this gathered material is not present in all rompers (or absent in all onesies), this feature tends to be far more common in rompers.
Baby Romper Styles
Finding the right romper style for your child is important, especially considering how many different designs are available. Some styles are better suited for infants and young toddlers, while others are often best for young children who want more freedom to walk and move around. In the sections below, we’ll go over some of the most popular romper styles and help you choose the best one for your child:
Longalls & Footies
Longalls are essentially long-legged rompers, often with long arms as well. Similarly, footies typically have long legs and arms, but as the name implies, footies include foot coverings. Both longalls and footies are popular as sleepwear or as everyday “around the house” garments in cooler weather.
Shortalls are more common for infants and young toddlers, as you do not need to find specific sizes for long sleeves or legs. Shortalls typically have very short legs and short sleeves. Other than this distinction, there’s almost no limit to the type of design or aesthetic you can find in shortalls. From dapper outfits for boys to gorgeous garments for girls, there are tons of quality shortalls to choose from!
Bubbles are similar in design to shortalls, but often have no distinction between the arm or leg openings and the body of the garment. This means that you don’t have to worry about fitting your baby’s arms or legs through sleeves or pants legs. This can make it a bit easier to get your baby dressed quickly. Additionally, bubbles are most known for their signature puffed body, which is where the name “bubbles” comes from. When wearing a high-quality bubble garment, your baby will look like an adorable bubble of puffy cuteness!
Creepers are very similar to bubbles, but rather than having the signature puffy body of bubbles, creepers are closer to the aesthetic of shortalls. Creepers are a form of legless rompers that still retain the clean look of shortalls, without the extra leg fabric. These types of rompers are often best for infants and toddlers. However, they are also versatile enough to work for younger children, as they make it easy to move freely without feeling encumbered or becoming overheated.
When you’re shopping for your baby boy at Feltman Brothers, there are a ton of great options to choose from. That said, it can feel a little overwhelming, especially if you’re unsure which style would work best with your child. Fortunately, we have gathered some of our favorite options to help you narrow down your list:
- Boys Collar Knit Longall With Hat
- Boys Vintage Smocked Romper
- Two-Piece Train Shortall
- Teddy Bear Creeper
Rompers offer you a way to make your baby girl look great and feel comfortable at the same time. Many baby girl and baby boy rompers have similar styles, but differ in color and some important details, particularly related to embroidery and fine detailing. In any case, we’ve gathered some of the best rompers in our store to help you find the perfect fit for your little girl:
As you can see, whether you have a baby boy or baby girl (or both), there are a lot of truly amazing rompers to choose from at Feltman Brothers. We create beautiful, comfortable, and lasting designs that will make your little one look perfect for a special occasion, a photo shoot, or even just a casual night in!
Do you want to find a high-quality baby romper? If so, be sure to check out the beautiful items available at Feltman Brothers today!