If your child is anything like mine, as soon as you change that nappy they wriggle and run/crawl away as fast as they can, whether they are wearing trousers or not. Or maybe, like me, you use cloth nappies with wool covers. These can be quite chunky and don’t often fit well under trousers.
Both of these situations means that when we are home O usually has bare legs. Okay I admit it, I’m lucky if he actually has a nappy on at all and isn’t completely butt naked for most of the day!
We have a painted concrete floor and it can get quite chilly if you are sitting around down there, like little ones usually are when they are playing. We do have a rug, but have you ever tried keeping a 13 month old contained to one small area? Its a bit like trying to keep hold of a jumping frog!
One thing I have noticed after O has been crawling around the floor for a while is that his legs get quite chilly, even in the middle of summer. But there is one thing, actually two little things, that have been a real help:
Yes, they may look like the legwarmers you would have worn back in the 80’s and that’s because, well, that’s basically what they are!
Babylegs are a great solution to covering your baby’s legs without having to fight them into a pair of trousers! They can even be slipped on while they are sleeping with minimal risk of waking up baby!
We have had a few different pairs of babylegs since O was tiny but we have always gone for darker colours that won’t show the inevitable grubbiness. So when NappyKind boutique offered me a discount on a new pair of babylegs, in return for a review, I jumped at the chance to buy a fancier white pair! The colours of the stars also coordinate with lots of his clothes which I didn’t realise till until they arrived.
The NappyKind boutique website was easy to use and even when there was a bit of a mix up (on my part) with the discount code I had a reply to my confused email at gone 1am! How’s that for dedication to your work?
So after a good old test run here are my pros and cons of Babylegs:
- These ones have a soft cuff to avoid marks on the thigh (not all babylegs have these)
- Stops knees getting cold
- Easy to pull on than trousers, when toddlers are wriggling
- Lot’s of patterns to choose from, can coordinate with clothing
- Small enough to carry with you outdoors to put on if your child is wearing shorts and the weather gets nippy
- Can slip on easily when baby is sleeping
- Not only for babies! these can be used as arm warmers for older children too!
- Can be used to cover bandages like in this post
- Make nappy changes much easier
- Handy for protecting arms/legs from the sun when its hot and you don’t want extra layers on
- There is more options for girls than boys
- Can slip down the legs
- Not so much a con, but if you have a crawler stick to darker colours as they WILL get grubby no matter how clean your floor is!
So all in all, babylegs really are one of those products that are invaluable whether you have a teeny new born, who needs an extra layer over their babygro to keep them warm, or a toddler with a poorly hand.
Have you tried babylegs? I’d love to hear of any other uses you have found for them. If you haven’t I really can’t recommend them enough!