to want to buy baby trousers with sewn-in feet?

(62 Posts)
badguider Mon 14-Oct-13 19:37:29

Ds is still tiny but i'm thinking about getting him some clothes now that are not sleepsuits.
Went today to try to find some dungarees etc with feet sewn-in as can't be arsed with the faff of baby socks and was only able to find one outfit that fits the bill!

Am I the only person whose heart sinks at the thought of washing and pairing up baby socks? AIBU to want sewn-in feet in clothes for babies too small to be walking yet?

MrsLettuce Mon 14-Oct-13 19:38:16

Tights

Sparklingbrook Mon 14-Oct-13 19:39:29

Ds1 is 14 but I remember he had pyjamas consisting of a top and separate trousers with feet in.

cogitosum Mon 14-Oct-13 19:40:02

I got some trousers with feet from h&m

DawnOfTheDee Mon 14-Oct-13 19:40:07

How old is your DS?

I kept DD in sleepsuits for ages as they were the easiest, comfiest thing for her to wear. I did find some trousers with feet in at M&S recently. There fairly 'rare' though I think.

KirjavaTheCorpse Mon 14-Oct-13 19:40:15
Isildur Mon 14-Oct-13 19:40:33

My sons wore tights, or a babygro under their trousers.

PedlarsSpanner Mon 14-Oct-13 19:41:03

yep tights

Sparklingbrook Mon 14-Oct-13 19:44:11

Bit like these I guess PJs weren't quite what you had in mind though.

ToddleWaddle Mon 14-Oct-13 19:45:53

Gap and m&s.

nextphase Mon 14-Oct-13 19:47:04

PJ's

Sunnysummer Mon 14-Oct-13 19:47:13

YANBU! We were given one pair of little trousers with feet for DS and wore them to death - I wish there were more out there!

VulvaVoom Mon 14-Oct-13 19:48:31

Ah the holy grail of trousers. M&S do them I think.

Socks are a pain especially when they can pull them off and drop them everywhere.

I always used to put DD in a nice sleepsuit with a cardie over it, looks lovely.

badguider Mon 14-Oct-13 19:48:48

great h&m links!

thanks!

M&s have them, called crawlers. I found that the waist/length ratio was never right for mine. They wiggled/rolled/crawled them off!

frogspoon Mon 14-Oct-13 19:50:50
stargirl1701 Mon 14-Oct-13 19:51:56

Frugi.

5madthings Mon 14-Oct-13 19:51:58

Mine all wore those trousers with feet as babies! H&m and also mother are and I had a pair from m&s as well.

Clargo55 Mon 14-Oct-13 19:53:26

Jojo maman bebe, Gap and mothercare do some. I have 5 in each size. The thought of finding/pairing socks and keeping them on baby fills me with dread.

SmokedMackerel Mon 14-Oct-13 19:53:39

JoJo maman bebe do them, and H&M.

DeathMetalMum Mon 14-Oct-13 19:54:47

Boots may also do some though tescos and asda also have them but under pj's. We also got some from mothercare both in and out of sets but this was three years ago. Dd2 is currently wearing the ones I searched high and low for dd1 to wear.

SaucyJack Mon 14-Oct-13 19:55:35

Mothercare do loads of them.

PumpkinGuts Mon 14-Oct-13 20:29:13

whats wrong with sleep suits? They look so cuuuuuuute. Babies in clothes always look a bit uncomfortable.. I hate that the manufactures design clothes for adults then just miniaturise them for babies... They aren't built the same!

it's why adult look fucking ridiculous in those giant onsies

I've had a pack of newborn, 0-3 months and 3-6 months baby leggings with feet for DS from mothercare and love them. I don't think they do them in 6Month+ though sad
I hate putting socks on him, they're either too big that they just fall off, or too small that they pinch his chunky ankles.

mumofweeboys Mon 14-Oct-13 20:45:22

It's getting cold so I put a nice plain white baby grow under his outfits. Keeps him toasty and no lost socks.

VinegarDrinker Mon 14-Oct-13 20:51:24

I'm glad you posted this. I find them sooo much easier than any other options.

Much quicker & easier than babygros for changes - just pull down & pull up, no poppers etc. I've never understood why babygros are seen as super-convenient tbh.

We do tights underneath trousers too but again that's more of a PITA at nappy change time (trousers off, tights off, change, tights on, trousers on).

mysterymeg Mon 14-Oct-13 20:51:31

M&co had some sets of tops and trousers with feet when I was in there the other day.

MyNameIsSuz Mon 14-Oct-13 20:54:52

Mothercare often do them, I bought some really lovely ones for mine last year. This kind of thing www.mothercare.com/Mothercare-Hooded-Dungaree-Set/LZ6658,default,pd.html

Otherwise, I found that getting big socks and putting them over the end of his trousers kept them on smile

VinegarDrinker Mon 14-Oct-13 20:56:31

Surely a babygro and "normal" clothes over the top is the worst of both worlds in terms of changing them?!

BeCool Mon 14-Oct-13 21:03:13

I was the opposite - babies feet are awesome. I only wanted footless sleep suits etc for mine smile so I had lots of access to the beautiful tiny feet.

VinegarDrinker Mon 14-Oct-13 21:08:56

Did you have summer babies BeCool?

Katienana Mon 14-Oct-13 21:10:18

Of all the tasks thst cone with caring for a baby I can't say I have ever given sock washing a second thought. Ds has his own laundry bin and I think this might be why his socks have never gone missing.

LamaDrama Mon 14-Oct-13 21:13:38

I use these for DD, socks stay on forever!

www.sockons.co.uk/products/sockons/

Eilidhbelle Mon 14-Oct-13 21:14:56

YANBU and I'm so glad you posted this because I've been wondering about this too. Thanks for the links everyone, no more baby socks for us!

VinegarDrinker Mon 14-Oct-13 21:19:48

Surely "sock ons" etc are just another thing to end up faffing with/losing etc confused It all seems so unnecessarily complicated. Just make more trousers with feet, clothes companies!

(Yes, I am a lazy parent)

LadyMetroland Mon 14-Oct-13 21:20:11

I've tried to finds these as well! Everyone is suggesting M&S and Mothercare but they definitely aren't selling them at the mo.

OP if you find any then please update! I do have dd's old tights but would rather get trousers with feet. Ds (6mth) wears sleepsuits all day still but I always think the legs are a bit gappy where the poppers are. Lets the air in!

LadyMetroland Mon 14-Oct-13 21:23:26

Oops - just seen link to Jojo maman - Im definitely ordering those tomorrow!

monopoly123 Mon 14-Oct-13 21:25:44

Have you tried Matalan? It's been a while since my youngest was a baby but that's where I got footed trousers for her.

peppinagiro Mon 14-Oct-13 21:27:21

Arghhh I'm having the opposite problem. My baby is 95th centile for length and has MASSIVE feet. Have to chop the feet off everything. I stick to tights/socks and leggings day and night now, as finding footless PJs is really tricky. And what I reeeeally need is a footless snowsuit - impossible to find sad

LamaDrama Mon 14-Oct-13 21:37:16

peppinagiro - Any good? Its very dear though.

www.jillysonline.com/product-details.php?id=2720

trilbydoll Mon 14-Oct-13 21:43:38

Babies don't get smelly feet so you only need one pair of socks with some sockons. And they can stay on for nappy changes.

Having said that, we have 4 pairs of trousers with feet from mothercare and i will always pick them over normal trousers!

peppinagiro Mon 14-Oct-13 21:50:49

Thanks Lama! It's nice, but a bit pricey...more than I'd pay for a coat for myself!

Oh please no! The less outfits with feet in the better for me. Both DS 's had huge feet which didn't fit in sleep suits, I had to scour shops for romper suits.

I love baby toes too.

TheNaughtySausage Mon 14-Oct-13 23:08:12

peppa I have just bought a snow suit for my dd from Sainsbury 's with detachable foot things and mittens.

badguider Tue 15-Oct-13 03:56:10

Love the mother care hooded dungarees linked above!
Thanks!!

Laquila Tue 15-Oct-13 04:16:49

I bought some from Mothercare two weeks ago instore, and some from M&S online last week (reduced to £5, one pair grey and one with little tigers, unisex). Vertbaudet also has them on sale at the mo.

SHarri13 Tue 15-Oct-13 07:58:34

Peppingiro, sainsburys so snow suits with detachable feet that should work for your baby.

I've bought footed leggings from mothercare and sainsburys in the past.

I only ever used to buy these as I got so sick of finding tiny socks all over the house. The Jojo ones are great quality and you can often find them on ebay too.

MiaowTheCat Tue 15-Oct-13 08:55:48

Mothercare do (or did last year and I doubt the range has changed that much) both dungarees with feet in, and the trousers with feet attached.

Not very practical if you have long bodied kids or long legged kids though - we used baby socks and sock ons mostly as both my kids are beanpoles. Babygros were crap for us for similar reasons.

MrsMook Tue 15-Oct-13 09:38:54

Generally I find it really hard finding "baby style" clothes. DS2 is a lot bigger than his brother and at 6m is well into 9-12mths, and out grown a lot of the cute baby ranges. His brother wore the same clothes when he was around 1 so they look too boyish for my pre-sitting baby.

Why do people rush to dress babies like teenagers?

elliejjtiny Tue 15-Oct-13 09:55:03

mothercare do trousers with feet up to size 3-6 months. I got loads for DS4 in plain white and dyed them different colours. Mrsmook Next's baby range goes up to 12-18 months. I had the opposite problem with DS3, I wanted clothes in dark colours for my tiny but active baby to cover up stains from crawling in mud and weaning but everything in his size was white or baby blue.

UriGHOULer Tue 15-Oct-13 10:00:47

Umm...Run of stitches connecting trouser end to sock top? One needle, a piece of thread, 2 minutes. £0 cost. Stick it to the man!

Coupon Tue 15-Oct-13 10:03:16

Jojo Maman Bebe do them.

here and here

eBay could be worth a look too.

DeWe Tue 15-Oct-13 11:09:41

I used to put dungarees over the top of a sleepsuit for "smart" wear. Looked good and was more comfy for them.

mrspremise Tue 15-Oct-13 11:21:29

I used to put my boys in tights under trousers when they were babies, extra layer of warmth and no pulling them off/losing them all the time. smile

badguider Tue 15-Oct-13 11:22:08

vertbaudet have a sale on so ive ordered two pairs from there - thanks!

also the idea of wearing a sleepsuit under dungarees is v good as I don't like the idea of him having denim next to his skin.

Rhienne Wed 16-Oct-13 22:13:40

Some of my favourite outfits are jersey dungarees with feet from Polarn och Pyret. I have found 2 pairs in 3 years, both in the sales.

SaggyIsHavingAPinkKitten Thu 17-Oct-13 00:34:16

Get an obliging elderly relative to knit you some!

RawShark Thu 17-Oct-13 13:10:02

Of course YANBU. I found socks really good for temperature control though, my DS hated being too warm and in winter the shops were boiling when you came in from the cold! So I would take his socks off, and used a laundry bag to keep them together

PatoBanton Thu 17-Oct-13 13:28:47

just found this thread.

I have had the same issue for months. I ordered a couple of pairs from vertbaudet last week - the '2 in 1 harem pants' in 'camel' (what colour is a camel anyway) and the taupe footed trousers.

The camel ones didn't arrive - I got sent some other sort of footed leggings with a rabbit on, in the wrong size hmm so they went back - none the wiser as to what 2 in 1 means.

The taupe ones are almost useless, they are nice looking but there's no elastic in the waist so after being worn for about 5 minutes they just slide off.

Ridiculous.
The quality at VBD is appalling at times, some things like the bodysuits I got are superb but other stuff is just dreadful.

Oh and I ordered a bookcase too and that was shocking - the fittings didn't fit in the predrilled holes, they were rattling about and refused to tighten. Such a shame...I have had loads of that MDF printed stuff from them over the years and it was always great. Not any more.

LamaDrama Thu 17-Oct-13 21:25:05

Sainsburys still had footless snow suits in today

peppinagiro Thu 17-Oct-13 22:16:18

I found footless fleecey ones on lindex! Even better than a snowsuit as she lives in a sling and so bulky snowsuits are tricky. They also have loads of nice footless pyjamas.

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