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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?


WallyBantersJunkBox Sat 23-Nov-13 03:35:43

DS used to love his Boden toweling hoodie on the beach, so I can see how the pants would catch on.

I had always thought the Onesie was a US thing first actually, as was the Slankie - I remember seeing the ads consistently on TV in Vegas years ago, along with the super annoying Chia 'Erb Garden ones.

TheZeeTeam Sat 23-Nov-13 04:09:10

Re slankies. Google Snuggies. Have been in every Walmart for years. And then Amazon, etc. Pillow Pets, Stompeez.
It's all exported and advertised from the same company. And made in China.

In the same mall stands at the mo, we now have Froyo (frozen yogurt), Rainbow Looms and a brand new weird LED interconnecting light thing.

SconeRhymesWithGone Sat 23-Nov-13 04:12:03

I am in the US, and I don't know anyone who owns one, have never seen anyone in one, and haven't seen them for sale. But I am in Florida so I think it would be too hot most of the time to wear one.

Lavenderhoney Sat 23-Nov-13 04:15:28

Surely people don't have sex much? It would put me right off, especially with a flap thing. Like the lion in wizard of oz.

Phew, what a relief, they aren't British after all, we can blame the Americans! grin Still a bit mystified by how they've apparently taken off though confused

ben5 Sat 23-Nov-13 07:15:56

Popular in my part of Australia !! ( 45 km south of Perth )

SconeRhymesWithGone Sat 23-Nov-13 13:45:28

we can blame the Americans

Not according to wikipedia grin

Ok, we'll blame the Norweigens grin Its less satisfying though grin

I don't see any evidence they've spead to mainland Europe as the Wiki article suggests though. Aside from the 1 sighting in a shop in the Netherlands. Definitely still think its a very odd phenomenon... confused

SirChenjin Sat 23-Nov-13 17:27:08

No, I think we can in fact blame the Americans grin

According to Wiki, this most attractive of garments has its origins as a "one-piece underwear invented during the mid-19th century and worn by cowboys and American Civil War soldiers". I suspect they were the real reason for the war starting - bad tempered cowboys and soldiers with thread worms in sweaty undergarments.

MacaYoniandCheese Sat 23-Nov-13 20:44:43

Oh, Zee, I'm so glad that someone else on MN knows about the fucking Rainbow Loom. Every surface in my house is covered in millions of microscopic, neon rubber bands angry.

WallyBantersJunkBox Sat 23-Nov-13 21:15:12

Lavender when did the Lion on the Wizard of Oz have sex???shockgrinshockgrin

WallyBantersJunkBox Sat 23-Nov-13 21:16:10

Hope you've all got a Chia Herb Garden across the pond too!!wink

vikinglights Sun 24-Nov-13 08:00:46

Definitely exsist in norway..... I do not own one but the kids do. I do however own an all in one snow suit which is blissfully warm but makes me look worse than a teletubbie...........

SirChenjin Sun 24-Nov-13 10:34:02

What's a chia herb garden? confused

specialsubject Sun 24-Nov-13 10:56:18

I've never worn one and never noticed anyone wearing one. But then I rarely shop for clothes and take no interest in what others wear unless it is something really noticeable. Which usually means something ridiculous.

glastocat Wed 27-Nov-13 05:14:51

Yes they are popular in WA, think I must live near ben5. grin I did see someone wearing one while changing planes in KL and thought it was a great idea for long haul flights.

EmilyAlice Wed 27-Nov-13 05:26:53

We live in France. My OH has white hair and beard and small children in shops get very excited when they see him in December. (Even Père Noel in the shopping centre saw him and said, "it's Pere Noel). Our GDs in England wanted to buy him a Father Christmas onesie to complete the look.

AuldAlliance Thu 28-Nov-13 13:12:07

We saw some on a stall at the market last week. DS said, "Look, baby clothes for adults!" and laughed a lot.
I have never seen anyone wearing one, indoors or out, though.
I don't think they'll catch on here (South of France). Not quite chic enough.
Must be a serious fire hazard if you have a Gauloise in your hand...

If you wear them in bed, do you wear knickers underneath??

bigbrick Sat 30-Nov-13 22:02:35

Happy to find this thread - I looked at ordering nightwear from some uk shops and I couldn't believe that kids wear these all in one outfits. I'd never get these for my kids or anyone else - going to the loo would be cold and a hassle and not so easy for little ones

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TALLULAHBELLE Fri 13-Dec-13 08:30:37

They are popular here (in Oz) but still it caused quite a stir when one of the mums turned up at kindy pick-up in a bright yellow Pokemon one complete with hood & tail. I kid you not shockgrin

livingzuid Tue 17-Dec-13 10:30:29

We are in the Netherlands and DH works in sales. A onesie his n hers was up for grabs as an incentive prize. He picked something else. Colleague at work is about to get the same for DH for Xmas. Awful!

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