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Onsies - is it purely a UK phenomonen?

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I see constant references to onsies on my fb newsfeed and sometimes on MN chat...

Is everyone in the UK wearing babygrows outside working hours?

Do people over the age of 2 wear "onsies" where you live?

I wanted to ask on "living overseas" because it sounds as if onsies have become "normal" in the UK, but I've never seen them in the shops here in Germany, and children who stay at ours for sleepovers don't bring babygrows onsies, so I don't think they exist.

Am I the only one living overseas who thinks the UK population have possibly gone a tiny bit loopy, with their apparently wholesale rush back into nursery sleepwear, or is it in fact perfectly normal?


How on earth do they effect the life cycle of threadworms 3bunnies? Are threadworms a big problem in the UK atm? ;) Is that what the onEsie epidemic is all about? Is that why people can't wait to get home yo put a onesie on? Itchy bottoms? grin blush

Bradsplit Fri 22-Nov-13 21:38:11

only common people wear them IME

BIWI Fri 22-Nov-13 21:39:33

I'm in London. In SW19 which is vair posh.

But I would only ever wear mine at home!!!

Bradsplit Fri 22-Nov-13 21:40:13

they are terribly naff

all that acrylic

RibenaFiend Fri 22-Nov-13 21:46:22

I'm wearing mine right now.

It's from Primark... It's a men's one. (I'm 5ft8)

I look like a dinosaur and I am never taking it off!!! until tomorrow when I get dressed

SirChenjin Fri 22-Nov-13 21:48:41

How do they stop the life cycle of thread worms? <intrigued>

I always get the feeling that adults who wear onEsies are the same adults who bore everyone with their claims of being "mad, me" <sweeping generalisation alert>

Bradsplit Fri 22-Nov-13 21:50:33

yes agree
they have a naff wooden sign saying " watch out chocaholic" and feel sexy drinking pink Grenache

very naff and flammable

Oh my goodness I've just had a flash back and realised that not long sfter DH and I got married my mother appeared to us in a onEsie... shock it was at least 10 years ago and she looked like a terrifying aged baby from a horror film, carrying my father's cornflakes and 2 cups of coffee on a tray and grinnkng down at us as we lay, struggling to wake up and process the vision, on a very uncomfortable fold out sofa bed in her conservatory... could this memory in fact be a premonition, or were there onEsies in existence 10+ years ago (outside Norway)

Brad might the wooden sign say "The Lady of The House is in the Garden" ... that's what my mothet's aka Hyacynth Bucket says...

3bunnies please come back and tell us about how they stop threadworms! Do they suffocate them? grin

Have we established onEsies don't translate but are found across the English speaking world (allowing for the anomoly of starting in Scandinavia, where it is ridiculously cold a lot of the year so they are sort of excused, as ling as you ignore the price they try to charge to export them)?

LamaDrama Fri 22-Nov-13 22:07:02

I saw one in Joules today £30 & not 100% cotton.

might get one

tabulahrasa Fri 22-Nov-13 22:07:40

They'd stop threadworms because you wouldn't be able to scratch while wearing it.

I haven't seen any adults in them when I've turned up unexpectedly at night or anything either, whereas DD and her friends all wander off to each others houses dressed as monkeys, tigers and all sorts of things...I don't see many baby grow types, more fuzzy fancy dress, lol.

qazxc Fri 22-Nov-13 22:10:20

i've just seen one in home and away so they must international. Also seen one in Scrubs, so they've made it to US.

They stop threadworms because you can't scratch your bottom in them? Really? [Shock]

LaFataTurchina Fri 22-Nov-13 22:12:41

None in Italy either.
I went shopping with my Italian cousin (visiting us in England) the other week. She thought onsies were daft because you'd get really cold when you needed a wee. She was impressed by the wide variety of pjs, dressing gowns, and boot shaped slippers though.

Hmmm they appear to be popping up all over tbe English speaking world quaz - but why? No sightings in non English speaking countries aside from the expensive Norweigen website?

meditrina Fri 22-Nov-13 22:18:03

What happens if you need to go to the toilet?

You buy one with a trap door. Easy access to nether regions for any purpose.

You would, wouldn't you LaFata? They should have poppers on the inside legs lile well designed baby sleep suits, to allow nappy changes without excessively disturbing a half asleep baby who poos after a night feed

Jenny70 Fri 22-Nov-13 22:18:31

Australia has the, juding from fb comments, but probably not so big in summer!

med did people used to wear onEsie like long underwear, with said trap door, night and day, long, long ago, in the days of being sewn into your clothes for winter?

SirChenjin Fri 22-Nov-13 22:21:11

Now I have a ghastly mental image of adults in sweaty nylon onEsies desperately (but unsuccessfully) scratching at their anal regions.

It's too grim.

3bunnies Fri 22-Nov-13 22:21:23

Yes tabula ds occasionally brings home visitors from nursery - they come out at night lay eggs, make it itchy, they then scratch and then transfer eggs everywhere. Although he has caught them since onesies he hasn't reinfected himself. Now to bring out a new fashion craze which stops headlice!

ThePigOfHappiness Fri 22-Nov-13 22:21:34

Lots in Ireland too. Though not outside on adults (yet. It's only a matter of time)

It <is> all rather worrying, isn't it Sir? grin

Balaclavas 3bunnies?

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