Friday, August 29, 2008

No more wardrobe malfunctions.

When Lucy was about 17 months old she became fond of sleeping au naturel. This led to many horrible cleaning and subsequent Clorox wipe needing disasters. I tried multiple onesies, multiple layers, but she still found ways to shimmy out of them. When I searched for answers I mostly came up with "duct tape the diaper shut" (impossible since she wears cloth) or "cut the feet off of zipper pajamas and put them on backwards." (I couldn't imagine cutting her cute jammies, and it is stinking hard enough to get her wriggly self into them the right way.) At the end of my rope and dreading every nap and bed time I came along the most brilliant suggestion of all. Hook and eyes. Of to the fabric store I went. Life has never been the same since. It has been nearly a year since I have had to clean poop from the crib railings thanks to these little metal miracles.
All that I had to do was hand stitch the hook and eyes under the zipper part of the pajamas. Her tricky little hands haven't been able to outsmart them. Mind you, she tries, just look at the above picture with her sneaky face and fiddling fingers. My only challenge now is finding zipper pajamas in size 2T that aren't fleece. Thus the blue, very boy looking dinosaur outfit she is currently rocking. Thank you so very much smart mom on some random message board for sharing your brilliance. You saved my sanity!

7 comments:

  1. Oh, what a pic! That face says;"You see this my mom put here? Oh boy, I am goign to find the way for this too! Just give me a few weeks more!", lol...

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  2. Omgosh! She is so adorable!!!! And what a great idea!!!! That would of come in handy with Chloe (my oldest!) Thank goodness my youngest hasnt done it once and she will be 2 in December! =]

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  3. That is a great idea! Luckily, we don't have that problem at our house (yet) but I will pass that along to some of my friends who do. You might check Children's Place for size 2T footed non fleece jammies. I've had a friend rave about theirs and I think they go up to 2T. I checked online and they don't show them but I know I've seen them in the store. Good luck!

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  4. Great idea!! I will pass this on to a few mommies I know that are having the same issue. I know The Children's Place has 2T non fleece footed PJs. Definitely try there.

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  5. My mom just bought my daughter (2 years old) some zip up PJs from Carters...they are cotton and are all one piece but are not footed, so you have some flexibility there. My daughter loves them and it does help make bedtime a little easier. Maybe you'll have some luck there!
    Carrie

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  6. Yes, try The Childrens Place. I think they are 3 for 25.oo and they go up to a size 4T.
    Great idea!

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  7. I used to have the same poopy problem with my son (who is now 18). They do grow out of it, by the way! I learned to use a baby diaper pin in the same spot you have sewn the hook and eye. I didn't ever think of using a hook and eye, though. I woke up too many times to that toxic waste smell wafting from his bedroom! Ughh! Boy did that bring back memories!

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