How To Fold Baby Onesies: The Complete Guide

How To Fold Baby Onesies: The Complete Guide - Tabeeze
How To Fold Baby Onesies: The Complete Guide - Tabeeze

We love the way our little ones look in their most adorable onesies. 

But do you know how to fold up baby clothes in a way that prevents a messy, disorganized drawer? Tabeeze is here to give you some pointers. 

You’ve got enough worries with a baby in your home; folding their teeny-tiny clothes shouldn’t be one of them. So wash those onesies, and let’s get started on folding.

We’re going to review the Basic and Rolling Folding Methods and how different types of onesies might call for different folding techniques. Plus, we’ll reveal why Tabezee’s organic cotton onesies are the best choice for babies and their caregivers. 


1. Find a Flat Surface 

This can be anything; don’t overthink it. As long as the surface is clean and flat, it’ll do. A kitchen or dining room table, a work desk, a dresser, or the floor are all good options. 

You need a literal clean start: Lay down a towel or give the area a quick wipe down before getting started. You’ll want to make sure you’ve got plenty of open room to lay out your fresh baby onesies and put them in a separate area once they’re all folded. 


2. Start Front-Side Down

Once you’ve picked your flat surface, take the first onesie you’re going to fold and place it front-side down. This means you should be looking down at the back of the onesie.

From here, smooth out any creases or wrinkles before you start to fold. Depending on the type of onesie you’re working with, the folding process will look slightly different. (We’ll highlight all of that later on.)


3. Fold the Sleeves

If you’ve got a short sleeve, legless onesie, start with the front-side down, as already suggested.

From here, fold the sleeves in so that they lay on the back of the onesie. With short sleeves, you’ll want your sleeves to fold straight across the back to create a straight line in the fold.

After this step, fold the bottom of the onesie and line it up with the neckline; this will fold it in half. You can then flip the onesie over so the front is facing you, and voila, you’ve started your stack of perfectly folded onesies!

Repeat over and over — the laundry never does seem to end. 


What Are the Different Kinds of Onesies?

While this method is pretty foolproof for the basic, short sleeve onesie, you probably already know that there’s a wide array of baby clothes on the market.

Each onesie might need its own method to get it folded the way you want it. We’ll include some tips and tricks below for some alternative types of onesies you might find in your laundry journey.


How To Fold Long Sleeve Onesies 

Although not too different from their short sleeve friends, long sleeve onesies might prove a tad more tricky. Those sleeves can easily get in the way of a nice, even fold.

If you fold longer sleeves at just a slight downward angle instead of straight across, you’ll give those sleeves the extra room they need to fold smoothly and prevent extra wrinkles. 

Complete the fold by bringing the bottom up and flipping the onesie to its front as you usually would. Bam, you’ve got a perfectly folded long sleeve onesie. That wasn’t too hard! 


How To Fold Footie Onesies

Adding more layers is really the only difference for onesies with footies and legs. These onesies might take up a bit more space simply because of the additional fabric, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t achieve a nice, smooth fold.

After you’ve folded the arms in, you’ll fold the legs straight up as well, creating a clean line at the bottom of the onesie. After you’ve folded in the arms and the legs, then you’ll complete the final step of folding the bottom to the top, which folds the onesie in half.


Need More Room?

Are you finding that despite perfecting your folding method, you’re still cramming your little one’s onesies into their drawer? Simply need to make a bit more space? We’ve got one more method to help with that.

We call this the Rolling Method, and it really only adds one extra step to your folding process.


Rolling Method

For the Rolling Method, you’ll follow all the same steps as you normally would for a onesie. Fold in the arms, then the legs, and bring up the bottom. Now, before you flip the onesie over, you’ll roll it into a cylinder shape from one end of the sleeve fold to the other.

This cylinder-shaped roll will maintain your inner folds and still prevent wrinkles while giving you a more compact shape that allows you to put all your baby clothes into their drawers neatly. This method will save you a ton of space and still look fresh and polished when unfolded.


Choosing Baby-Friendly Fabrics 

Even though all onesies are adorable, not all onesies are built the same. You need a onesie as soft as your baby’s skin but as strong as your love.

When it comes to materials, we only rely on one for our Bottom-Up Baby Bodysuits — organic ring-spun jersey cotton. This fabric is super soft and free from nickel, phosphates, and harmful solvents. It’s 100% GOTS Certified Organic (Certified by OTC OT-037221) and with printed-on labels, your baby’s skin will remain free of irritations. 


Why Printed-On Tags Are a Game-Changer

Printed-on tags aren’t just sensitive-skin friendly; they can also help tired caregivers remember the washing instructions. Babies can be pretty messy eaters (the ultimate foodies). Plus, babies spit up frequently (usually until about 12 months old), which means you’re going to be doing a lot of laundry.

Take a quick look at the printed-on tag and toss the onesies in the wash. Tabezee are pre-shrunk and made with ring-spun organic jersey cotton so that you can wash the whole family’s laundry together.


Tabezee’s Patented Design

Our Bottom-Up Baby Bodysuits have patented Shoulder Flaps and easy snaps so that you can get that onesie on and off faster than a toddler changing their mind about what their favorite food is. 


Easy, Breezy, Tabezee

There are enough stressful components to having a baby already. Folding (or washing) their onesies doesn’t need to be one of them.

With just a bit of practice, you’ll be folding all those onesies like a pro, and you’ll have one less thing to worry about. Who knows? Maybe next, you’ll tackle that dreaded fitted sheet. 




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