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To wonder if socks for babies are a stupid idea?

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Hotmad Wed 19-Feb-14 10:35:36

Whenever my LO wears a romper suit (as usually we only wear onsies with feet and without) and she wears socks I'm forever pulling them up!!!
Is it me or are baby socks unreasonable?
What other unreasonable baby items are there?

MegaClutterSlut Wed 19-Feb-14 10:39:19

google 'sock on' they're brilliant

HumphreyCobbler Wed 19-Feb-14 10:41:02

also just use tights
my five month ds is in tights all the time

MistletoeBUTNOwine Wed 19-Feb-14 10:41:20

Top and tail bowls. Totally unreasonable.

MistletoeBUTNOwine Wed 19-Feb-14 10:42:43

And baby shoes, WTAF shock

JoinYourPlayfellows Wed 19-Feb-14 10:43:08

Baby socks are totally pointless.

I don't like to use sock ons on little soft baby feet.

What are top and tail bowls and how do they differ from other types of bowl?

I need to know! grin

PlumpPartridge Wed 19-Feb-14 10:43:56

Tights. They are amazing.

And I say that as the mother of two fucking active boys.

JoinYourPlayfellows Wed 19-Feb-14 10:46:43

If tights were good enough for Rudolf Nureyev...

Kaluki Wed 19-Feb-14 10:47:46

Haha yes top and tail bowls.
Little bowls with 2 separate sections for washing babies - one for their bums and one for their faces etc.
I used one for DS1 and used to get quite confused!!!

manchestermummy Wed 19-Feb-14 10:50:12

Sock ons.

My SIL puts socks on underneath the babygro. Can't decide if this is brilliant or highly odd.

JoinYourPlayfellows Wed 19-Feb-14 10:50:40

Little bowls with 2 separate sections for washing babies - one for their bums and one for their faces etc.


2 bowls? That's ridiculous.

You're far less likely to wipe your baby's face with arse water if you have just one bowl and do the face first.

purplemurple1 Wed 19-Feb-14 10:51:52

Normal socks seem pretty pointless bit nice thick woolen socks are great.

Changing bags I don't really understand - some of them are so damm expensive as well.

Toys that require me to play with them for ds's amusement - wtaf is the point.

CecilyP Wed 19-Feb-14 10:52:47

Top and tail bowls would have been more useful if there was some difference in the section for the top and the one for the tail, but as they were both the same, they seemed altogether pointless. Agree on baby socks, or bootees for that matter, surely redundant with the introduction of babygros.

JoinYourPlayfellows Wed 19-Feb-14 10:54:54

Top and tail bowls would have been more useful if there was some difference in the section for the top and the one for the tail

Maybe one of them could have a cleft? grin

HavantGuard Wed 19-Feb-14 10:55:55

Socks that are too tight can be bad for their feet. Socks that are too lose end up off their feet. Socks are stupid.

Kaluki Wed 19-Feb-14 10:58:43

Mine used to just pull them off and throw them.
Same with hats and gloves!!

Melonbreath Wed 19-Feb-14 11:02:23

Yanbu. Never bothered with socks as they never stayed on until dd started walking. Just used to wrap her feet in a blanket.

and WHY do baby clothes have pockets????

falulahthecat Wed 19-Feb-14 11:05:04

wipe your baby's face with arse water

This has REALLY tickled me for some reason grin

HavantGuard Wed 19-Feb-14 11:05:11



starfishmummy Wed 19-Feb-14 11:12:12

Top and tail bowls are brilliant for a whole range of uses around the house. None of them connected with washing faces and bottoms!!

needtobediscreet Wed 19-Feb-14 11:15:19

My son never kept socks on until we discovered the aforementioned 'sock one's. He wore them from around months til almost a year - different sizes obviously. They're amazing but also v easy to loose as they're so small....;$

I never tried them but Gap baby socks were recommended to me as being the only baby socks that stay on without sock ons.

needtobediscreet Wed 19-Feb-14 11:26:32

I never understood why bulky puffy padded baby jackets and coats are made in sizes for babies less than about nine months old. They are really difficult to put on such a small baby and must make them uncomfortable (as they can't move their arms properly in them) as well as very hot. And don't get me started on thick padded snowsuits... I used cardigans, light jackets, blankets, a car seat footmuff and a bug-in-a-rug fleece wrap thing when DS was young, even though he was born in autumn. All allowed me to control his temperature more easily, were much easier to put on and off and didn't put him in danger in his car seat. (Dressing babies in thick coats and strapping them into their car seat risks them not being properly protected by the car seat harness in the event of an accident.)

Stinkyminkymoo Wed 19-Feb-14 11:44:10

Baby socks are work of the devil.

I have bought countless socks and yet only have 2 pairs. I don't know where the rest are languishing/hiding.

I now use tights. Oh the relief.

drawohamme Wed 19-Feb-14 11:51:23

I can only get H&M socks to work, all others end up as litter if I don't keep my eyes peeled hmm

PlumpPartridge Wed 19-Feb-14 11:54:21

Tights are also great if you intend to sling your baby and (like me) you don't always notice that their trousers are getting a bit short blush

DS2 spent a lot of time muffled up from head to mid-leg and ankle-downwards, with a large chunk of exposed skin in the middle, in late October, before I spotted this..... poor dab no wonder he cried

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