to put my son in tights?

(116 Posts)
PavlovtheWitchesCat Mon 01-Nov-10 11:33:18

he is 11 months old, dislikes socks, other than to eat, and so it getting cold toes.

I mentioned the fact that DH and I are putting him in tights (today in fact when I pop out to shops to buy them) to several friends whose opinions ranged from scoffing at the idea to actively telling me it is 'wrong'!

wrong? wtf? surely it is wrong to let him have cold feet?!

It is not like I am going to put him in pink stripey tights, and even then, wtf not?! he is 11 months old.

And now you mention it, why on earth are there no nice masculine coloured tights in the shops? Surely this is not a new idea to me?


ethelina Mon 01-Nov-10 11:34:46

YANBU im doing it already with my 7 week old son. its much better than socks.

belgo Mon 01-Nov-10 11:35:01

I'm sure you can get dark grey or navy tights in Asda. That's what my ds wears.

Chil1234 Mon 01-Nov-10 11:35:36

Good luck trying to get tights on an 11 month old child that hates socks....

PavlovtheWitchesCat Mon 01-Nov-10 11:41:10

chil he is fine getting them on, he just does not like keeping them on. Within 5 minutes, he has lost one, at least, or has slimed it with baby spit!

grin I shall let you know!

I just found a site that does boy tights!!!! Tykes Tights it is called! But ver ver ver expensive.

DinosaurRumpus Mon 01-Nov-10 11:42:34

I've got three boys and they all wore tights in the winter when they were small. To be honest, underneath their trousers, you can't tell whether they are wearing socks or tights.
In fact even when they started primary school, if there was an occasion when they were likely to get really cold (outdoor concert in December / sledging etc) they would not object to wearing tights under their trousers / socks!

Ignore your friends - a cold child is an unhappy child!

RedSuedeShoes Mon 01-Nov-10 11:43:44

In the winter I used to send my three year old to nursery with tights under his trousers. 10 years on and he can't get enough of girls hmm so it certainly didn't affect his preferences if that is what these silly mums are getting at!

HeadlessPrinceBilly Mon 01-Nov-10 11:44:07

Since when were tights just for girls? All my boys have worn tights (the youngest is wearing them now), my brother wore them when young, my DH and his brothers had tights as babies, and half the baby boys I know wear tights.

I'm seriously confused by the notion that they are somehow inappropriate. confused

AuntAda Mon 01-Nov-10 11:44:30

In Germany you can get boy's baby tights.

See here

WowOoo Mon 01-Nov-10 11:45:04

Mine wears navy tights. From John Lewis. Can't get em off at all!

diddl Mon 01-Nov-10 11:46:11

Can´t see a problem with it.

Only annoying thing is it´s an extra layer when it comes to changes.

HeadlessPrinceBilly Mon 01-Nov-10 11:46:31

And I buy grey and black ones from Tesco, and have red and navy ones from Primark. And we have some purple stripy ones and some rainbow ones too.

yanbu. There are people who are shocked by it, but they have vast ishooooos

ThighsWideShitItsAGhost Mon 01-Nov-10 11:47:52

Adopting this style.

Never thought about putting tights on DS, and normally wouldn't as he'd freak, but will from now on when we go to some freezing outdoor event.

Great idea.

DS is wearing tights and he will be 3 in a few months.

(mind you, we live in a cold country and it's normal for boys to wear tights in winter - having said that, ds also wore tights last winter when we were living in London).

No idea where to get them though - I bought all ds' tights abroad last year as I could only find girly tights when I went shopping (with 2 small dc's so to be fair my concentration skills were pretty thin on the ground).

MumInBeds Mon 01-Nov-10 11:49:06

My brother wore tights 30 years ago and my ds wore them 10 years ago, why should they get cold just because they're boys?

pickledbabe Mon 01-Nov-10 11:50:32

I think it's actually a really sensible thing - there seems to be a culture of boys must do this, girls must do this etc.

I don't understnad it. if you're bloody cold, and you can do something about it, then do!

in the 15th century, men's trousers were mostly tight leggings with feet, so they wore tigths as their trousers and they didn't have any problems with their masculinity!

I don't see how it's any different from dressing an 11month old girl in tights.

strawberrycake Mon 01-Nov-10 11:51:36

Good idea! I'm off to get ds some, thanks for the suggestion.

Lots of different tights here - some more expensive than others. They send to the UK for something like £6.

duchesse Mon 01-Nov-10 11:56:43

Loads of people do, I don't see any problem with it whatsoever. Can't see the difference with socks myself. People are weird.

Little boys look cute in tights

PavlovtheWitchesCat Mon 01-Nov-10 12:02:08

really, i was shock that my male friends thought it would be a problem. One in particular though was concerned that we put DDs spare pink sunhat on him when we forgot his at a bbq once (we often did it, just he only saw it this once). I was like hmm at him and told him not to be so ridiculous.

Now, next question...can you get tights, like totes tights, with grippers on the bottom? i prefer him not to wear shoes as much as I can, and we have wooden floors at home.

mousymouse Mon 01-Nov-10 12:04:10

I really like the german colourfull ones that auntada posted. have a few of those as well.
Asda sells plain cream and blue ones.
soo much easier to keep the little ones warm especially in the sling or pushchair where the trousers ride up the leg exposing the goose bumps.

Pav, the gap tights I have have grippers along the bottom (and a bear on the arse come to think of it)

PavlovtheWitchesCat Mon 01-Nov-10 12:11:21

boo oh how cute!!! i am going to go look for them is no Gap in this place...sad. Oh well Asda it is then!

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