I like to dress up my son. It’s one of my guilty pleasures. I mean, I can stay in my old pyjamas all day, but for some reason, I feel the need to get my son into a cute attire during the day even if I know it would be loads easier (whilst allowing me to do less laundry) to just keep him in his footed pjs all day. But I can’t, so I dress him up.
When he was younger (hehe, kinda funny to say that when he is only 5 months old), we received a whole lot of gently used clothing from a friend. And they were all pretty easy to put on him. But then, he started growing and putting on weight and he outgrew the clothes. All that I was left with were some pairs of jeans. Do you have any idea how hard it is to put on a pair of jeans on a squiggly cloth-diapered little boy who found his feet? It’s next to impossible. I was always dreading diaper changes because I knew I would have to fight to get the pants off and then fight to get them back on.
*Sigh* There just had to be a better way.
And then I remembered hearing (well, reading, actually) about something called Baby Legs. Quite a few parents had commented on how awesome they were. Each time, I was curious, but didn’t actually go and check out what they were like. I figured “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is”.
Oh, how wrong I was!
BabyLegs are, essentially, legwarmers that cover the leg from the hip down.
Why do I love them?
- They’ve got TONS of really cute patterns EVEN for boys (remember my rant on baby clothing where I complained that there wasn’t a lot of cute clothing for boys?)
- They are super easy to put on.
- They don’t require to be taken off before changing a diaper.
- They stay on.
- They pretty much have one size (8cm x 33cm long) but they have one category that is smaller (newborn – 7cm x 21cm long) and one category that is larger (sports teams – 9cm x 40cm long).
- Because of their sizing (one size fits most) they last quite a bit longer than a pair of pants.
- They’ve got a category that offers a 50+ spf protection, and a category that protects against bugs (though the patterns from the latter are available in Canada, the actual bug protection isn’t).
- They are versatile (I’ve used them over his arms on day when he was strapped into his car seat and I noticed I’d forgotten to pull his jacket first).
- Oh, and did I mention they were cute? 😛 (Plus you can mix and match)
- Babylegs in the doula bag? (Inexplicable ways)