No matter how hard you try sometimes baby just seems to end up sockless. Nearly every parent has faced the frustration of losing socks leaving your little bundle of joy less than joyful and turning blue around the tootsies. The answer? Well, there are a few … I know this a departure from my usual areas but I felt inspired, hope you do too.
Updated – (1) added Rock-a-Thigh-Baby. (2) note on owner comment.
Stay on baby socks
Sock Ons are just one of a range of innovations for preventing baby from losing their socks
It’s one of those inventive fields that gets quite a bit of innovation as new parents attempt to solve the problem of lost socks and icy toes. Winter is fast approaching here in the Northern Hemisphere and so this is coming to the front again. The best options, in no particular order:
- Toasty Toes : (not affiliated with Toasti Toes RTM) A new addition to the European market, these are baby booties with an in-built sock strap that fastens securely and adjustably around the foot and ankle
- Baby Sock Locks : (appear to be US only) you choose any sock and match them with a Baby Sock Lock to ensure baby can’t “helpfully” remove their own socks
- Stay With Me Socks : (appear to be US only) baby booties that fasten at the back with velcro ensuring a wiggle and pull resistant fit
- Stay-put Socks : a type of cuff that fits around a regular sock over the narrowest part of the ankle holding the sock in place
- Sock Ons : are an oversock that hold firmly around the ankle and heel to keep socks on your babies feet
- Trumpette socks : socks with a high neck that can be rolled down or folded back to give extra staying power, these particular ones come in quite a few natty fashionable styles
- GAP baby socks (GAP in Europe) : apparently The GAP do some nice socks that with high ankle sections that roll or fold well to stay put on baby’s feet
- Low cut trainer socks : some parents swear that low cut trainer style socks of any brand (like pop-socks) are the best option
- Tights : yup, tights; lots of Mums on Mumsnet say that tights are the option to prevent sock loss. I’m sure they’re right but I wonder if I wouldn’t prefer to lose some socks than battle with getting tights on and off
- Rock-a-Thigh-Baby : thigh high socks that apparently stay up, though I’m highly sceptical [please see comment from RaTB owner] of that claim their Facebook followers seem happy enough.
Please let us know in the comments if you know of more options or if you know of stockists in Europe for US baby-socks and booties and vice versa.
Baby, you can keep your socks on!
So, if you’ve not yet found socks that stay on baby’s feet yet, or you’d like to pre-empt a glut of single lonely socks this coming winter then check out the options here. Most links have sales and stockist information or direct online purchase links on the following page: An idea, Ctrl+LeftMouseClick (or ScrollWheelClick) each link to open in a new tab, check out all the options and then buy the one that looks best for the little darling in your life.
Get a laundry bag, aka “lingerie bag” (lingerie is French for laundry), to wash your baby’s clothes in. Especially good for socks which might get eaten by the washing machine.
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