Preemie Outfit #13: Elephant Romper

The preemie version of the elephant romper.

Main graphic which has a baby blue background and black text which says "#13 Elephant Romper" and a picture of a cabbage patch preemie wearing a mint greet romper with elephant applique and a white hat.

1984 Preemie Clothing Series Summary


This outfit consists of a short-sleeved romper with no legs and a white cotton cap. The romper has a white cotton yoke with a white peter pan collar and two white buttons. The sleeves are also white cotton. The rest of the outfit is another solid colour and is either cotton or corduroy.

Picture of preemie outfit #13, elephant romper 13D CC which is vivid blue.

Footwear: Regular shoes and socks

This outfit was most likely sold only from 1984 – 1985. Some packaged versions may have sold later than that.

Version Information

My goal is to find every version of every outfit that was produced. Below is a record of each version of this outfit that I have, up to the date indicated. To understand clothing codes, factories, and variations, please refer to the suggested readings below.

Suggested readings: 1st Blog – Why do this project?, What are Clothing Tag Codes

If you have an outfit that is not recorded here or does not match my information, (e.g. you have a 13A P that is pink, not vivid blue) I would appreciate hearing from you. Information is best sent in the form of pictures. For details on the pictures required, jump to Taking Clothing Tag Pics.


> As the chart clearly shows, all the P factory outfits are made of corduroy. The rest are all cotton.

> There are some colour differences between the CC (Taiwan) elephant patches and the others. Refer to the picture. For more information on the patches, visit PTP: Plentiful Patches Pt. 1

Pictuer of the elephant patches on 3 different preemie elephant rompers, a light blue OK, yellow SS, and vivid blue CC.
Can you spot the differences?

> Mimic Outfit: This outfit somewhat mimics the look of the 1983 Regular Series outfit #7, the Elephant Romper.

Picture of outfit #7, the elephant romper, from the 1983 regular series. It is light blue with a white shirt.

Other Information

I have only seen one example of this outfit coming with the ‘wrong’ patch. Thank you to Sean Goins for the information. For more information on the patches, visit PTP: Plentiful Patches Pt. 1

4 thoughts on “Preemie Outfit #13: Elephant Romper”

  1. I have a light blue one in cotton made by the FW factory in China that has no patchon it. Have you seen any like this?

    1. It sounds like 13F but that the patch has fallen off. That has been known to happen. They were only glued on, not sewn, so they did call off under the right conditions. Patches sometimes come up for sale, you should replace it. Good luck!

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.