Thursday, December 1st, 2005
Best Christmas outfit: Santa suits
What better Christmas outfit for a toddler than a miniature Santa suit? Target brick ‘n’ mortar stores are selling $10 fleece Santa suits for infants through 18 months. I couldn’t resist.
As you likely know, the recommended ages on toddler clothing are unreliable. In a feat of common sense, this in-house Target brand packaging lists recommended weights, thus letting me know 18-month-old Little Miss fits the 12 month suit (and perfectly, too).
Target’s web site lists a number of variations, including Santa pajamas and Santa dresses. In the search pull-down menu, select "Kids" and then search for the word "Santa." I am not confident that Target’s generic sizing page covers these suits though.
FYI, the Scarecrow Claus photo was created with the assistance of reusable diaper padding, a rubber jack-o-lantern ball, two wood dowels, a toddler clothes hanger and my wife’s firm grip on those dowels. I’d love to stick it in our front window, but I doubt the neighbors would understand it anymore than they did my leg lamp.