Rompers vs Onesies vs Bodysuits: What's a Baby Romper?
Ever spotted the cutest one-piece baby outfit on social media or had a certain look in mind, but when you go to look it up, you have no idea what to call it? We're here to help! Rompers, onesies, bodysuits, baby growsuits (for our British friends), sleepers - they're all one-piece outfits for babies, so what the heck is the difference? Let's break things down.
What is a Onesie or Bodysuit?
Onesies, bodysuits, creepers, and growsuits are terms used pretty much interchangeably. Think of these items as the "base layer." A onesie or bodysuit typically refers to a one-piece baby garment with leg holes (similar in style to a one-piece bathing suit), diaper snaps at the crotch for easy changes, and short sleeves, though some have long sleeves or are sleeveless. These pieces tend to be more basic and practical, made with comfy fabrics and few embellishments (though you can find them in almost any style).
What is a Baby Romper?
A romper usually refers to a one-piece baby garment that has long sleeves, long legs, or both to provide more coverage for your babe. However, depending on the store, romper can sometimes be used interchangeably with the term onesie or bodysuit. Rompers tend to be a step up in style and "fanciness," often featuring more trendy fabrics, details, or embellishment than a basic onesie.
What is a Baby Sleeper?
As the name would suggest, a baby sleeper is a one-piece baby garment meant for sleeping. These are typically long-sleeved and have full leg coverage - sometimes even foot coverage for extra warmth! Sleepers come in a variety of styles (zipper, snap, footies) and fabrics (cotton, fleece) to suit your needs and the season.