Tuesday, February 5th, 2008
Tools and Tricks to Keep Socks On Baby Feet
“Most manufacturers say that ‘their’ baby socks stay on and most are liars.” â€””Bridget” in a random parenting forum.
So, it’s cold and the baby socks keep coming off. What to do?
Here are two devious inventions that take gravity head on in a battle to the death. Or, well, you get the idea.
Snapdragon Baby Socks have a loop on the end that hooks around a pant leg snap. Your baby must wear an outfit that has legs that open with snaps. You can adjust tension on the sock by hooking the loop around the second or third snap instead of the one on the end of the pant leg.
Baby Socks Appeal aren’t socks. They’re fabric anklets placed over socks to hold the socks in place. The link goes to an early mom-inventor website that is currently short on details, but one online source references the anklets has being secured with Velcro.
Here are a few tricks I used on my daughter’s feet…
The Shoe Trick enjoyed moderate success. That’s where you stick on a pair of Robeez slippers over the socks. The point is for the shoes to grip the ankle just enough to secure the socks. It worked best while she was an infant being carried. There’s nothing I hate more than losing socks in a store.
The Double Size Trick helped when she began crawling. I bought socks a size or two larger than appropriate and pulled them up to her knees. They would still slide, but could be pulled back up before they came off.
Other times, there were socks with elastic so tight they gripped well, but left a mark on her leg, or socks with cuffs you roll down to better grip the leg. No one solution quite worked for us. How about you?
Here’s a Baby Socks Appeal video to demonstrate the sock slide problem… except, it takes 37 minutes for their demonstration baby to kick off a single sock. My daughter was much more efficient.