When my oldest son was born , he was a full term baby but he only weighed 3 lbs 7 1/2 ozs and anything marked newborn swallowed him . I had to sew many things for him when he was little because nothing fit him , they were always way too big on him. At the age of six months , he was finally wearing newborn sizes. I didn't have any relatives near me at that time so I just made clothes that I could find patterns for . I did have a sewing machine at that time , it had been a wedding present from my hubby..