Saturday, February 23, 2008

Making Stupid Parenting Decisions Already

A pregnant friend was asking advice on selecting baby clothes, and I told her that it mostly depends on your style. One pal always had her infant daughter in beautiful dresses with matching booties, cuddled in hand-knitted blankets of pink and white. In contrast, I think I took Q pretty much everywhere in his footie sleepers until he started walking.

The main piece of advice was that under no circumstances should you buy something with buttons or snaps on the back of the outfit, since most babies are unhappy to be rolled around to get to the fasteners. We had a few items like that and ever used them. They were too much of a pain when there were easier-to-dress clothes at hand.

Well, tonight, I blew it. This is the back of Swimmy's new romper.

Three snaps. Why? Check out the design on the front. A Pirate Captain Octopus and his first mate, Pirate Crab!

There's a sailor starfish embroidered on the back too.

Even if Swimmy never wears it and I end up just sewing the fabric into a pillow, I don't care. Too cute to pass up for $7.

6 comments:

ewe are here said...

I had a couple of things with a couple of snaps at the back for the same reason... too cute to pass up... but only a couple... because they really are a pain in the backside.

All about tshirts and easy to pull on and off pants in this house.

Pendullum said...

I love it...

YF said...

i say, just never snap em! :-) too cute not to wear!

Mamacita Tina said...

Very cute outfit. We always avoided outfits with collars, they always bothered the babies.

kittenpie said...

Cute, indeed. My rule for sleepers was snaps up BOTH legs. Who wants to be stuffing baby chub down a tube? But what I lvoed most were a handful of gowns with the open elastic botom AND snaps up the whole front. So easy.

Christina said...

Adorable! I want one...