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amother




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Post Fri, Sep 17 2021, 9:40 am
I've seen these fancy white outfits that are meant for baptism... how about just a white cotton sleeper?
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amother




Watermelon
 

Post Fri, Sep 17 2021, 9:43 am
I would have done that, but my aunt loaned me a fancy family outfit that her grandchildren all use. It was gold and white and not me at all. Had she not loaned it to me I would have gone simple
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amother




Gardenia
 

Post Fri, Sep 17 2021, 9:43 am
Mohel needs access so a two piece would work better. I used a two piece knit outfit. That’s what I usually see babies wearing. If you are in Brooklyn there’s a gemach that has a beautiful outfit with a pillow for the baby for free and you don’t even have to clean it.
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amother




Gardenia
 

Post Fri, Sep 17 2021, 9:48 am
These are some samples but there are all price ranges.

We also have a minhag for the baby to wear a hat (to have his head covered like a yarmulka)

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Yaz.....63219

Newborn Baby Knitted Clothes Set, Coming Home or Any Occasion Knit Outfit https://www.amazon.com/dp/B094.....psc=1
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SuperWify




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Sep 17 2021, 9:57 am
https://www.lillegsbaby.com/co.....s-set
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amother




Camellia
 

Post Fri, Sep 17 2021, 9:58 am
My mom has a white knit 2 piece outfit and it goes around to all siblings that need it for a bris.
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Zehava




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Sep 17 2021, 10:01 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
I've seen these fancy white outfits that are meant for baptism... how about just a white cotton sleeper?

Has to be a two piece. I did a knit two piece from zara.
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amother




Ballota
 

Post Fri, Sep 17 2021, 2:26 pm
My sons each wore a regular outfit that we got as a gift. We're not into doing what "everyone" does just because "everyone" does it, especially if I'd have to go out of my way and we have an alternative right in front of us. The mohel had no problem with the fact that my baby wore a little blue sailor suit or a stretchie instead of a baptism-looking thing.

My grandson wore a white sweater and white sweater overalls and was wrapped in a white blanket, all courtesy of a gmach. There was absolutely no way I'd have dressed my kid in that, esp since it was borrowed. Kids leak many different fluids, none of which is easy to remove from fabric.
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Zehava




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Sep 17 2021, 2:30 pm
amother [ Ballota ] wrote:
My sons each wore a regular outfit that we got as a gift. We're not into doing what "everyone" does just because "everyone" does it, especially if I'd have to go out of my way and we have an alternative right in front of us. The mohel had no problem with the fact that my baby wore a little blue sailor suit or a stretchie instead of a baptism-looking thing.

My grandson wore a white sweater and white sweater overalls and was wrapped in a white blanket, all courtesy of a gmach. There was absolutely no way I'd have dressed my kid in that, esp since it was borrowed. Kids leak many different fluids, none of which is easy to remove from fabric.

AFAIK there’s a strong minhag to wear white. Not that a mohel would say something but it’s not a fashion thing.
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octopus




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Sep 17 2021, 2:40 pm
Zehava wrote:
AFAIK there’s a strong minhag to wear white. Not that a mohel would say something but it’s not a fashion thing.


A real minhag has roots in halacha. Folding tallis motzei shabbos is a real minhag. (Besides the fact you can't fold on shabbos along creases) the reason being that as soon as shabbos is over it's a mitzvah to prepare for the next shabbos.
I've never heard that dressing baby up in white was a minhag. I will check in my bris sefer. Maybe it's a hanhaga-something that a lot of people do. Real minhag has an almost halachic status (but not quite) and that's why "minhag Yisrael k'din hu."
I don't mean to nit-pick ch'v but a lot of people on this site mix up minhag, halacha, hanhaga, chumra etc.
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amother




Ballota
 

Post Fri, Sep 17 2021, 3:45 pm
Don't you think that if there were a "strong MINHAG"--meaning something with a halachic basis, not "something that so many people in Brooklyn do they now think it's Toras Moshe Misinai even though there is zero halachic basis for it"--the mohel would say so during the pre-bris conversation in which he advises parents what they need to prepare for the bris?

Have you ever seen a kallah walk down the aisle without carrying some form of plant material in her hands? Is this a "minhag"? By your reasoning, it must be, because everyone does it. Is it a "minhag" to wear a wedding ring, after the wedding, on the third finger of the left hand in the US? Must be, because everyone does it, except for a few left-wing Modern Orthodox women who get their ring sized to their right forefinger and wear it there.
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gr82no




 
 
 
 

Post Fri, Sep 17 2021, 6:24 pm
amother [ Ballota ] wrote:
Don't you think that if there were a "strong MINHAG"--meaning something with a halachic basis, not "something that so many people in Brooklyn do they now think it's Toras Moshe Misinai even though there is zero halachic basis for it"--the mohel would say so during the pre-bris conversation in which he advises parents what they need to prepare for the bris?

Have you ever seen a kallah walk down the aisle without carrying some form of plant material in her hands? Is this a "minhag"? By your reasoning, it must be, because everyone does it. Is it a "minhag" to wear a wedding ring, after the wedding, on the third finger of the left hand in the US? Must be, because everyone does it, except for a few left-wing Modern Orthodox women who get their ring sized to their right forefinger and wear it there.


Huh? I wear both my rings on the finger next to the pinky on my left hand, they both fit perfectly because I measured my finger. I am not MO. Most people ik wear it on the finger I do -I think it’s called the ring finger. Oh and I live in usa
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