101 Uses: BabyLegs Has Kids Covered

[ 73 ] April 1, 2008 |

BabyLegs on Kid o InfoBy Maura Keating

BabyLegs are a magic elixir of fashion and function for sleepers, crawlers, walkers, and beyond. There are so many ways to wear and use Babylegs that it is hard not to sound like an infomercial. I am tempted to include a bullet point list, but since this isn’t PowerPoint, I’ll refrain.

First, there are the obvious uses and the reasons why BabyLegs have become a daily phenomenon in our house. Just like the leg warmers you adored in the Eighties, BabyLegs keep your little one’s legs (or arms) toasty, while the range of colors and patterns keep you happy. My husband worried that our son would look strange in leg warmers (think Jennifer Beals in Flashdance) but BabyLegs won’t give you Flashdance flashbacks.

A pair of BabyLegs enables Baby to show off those cute onesies without catching cold. A crawling spring or summer Baby will be glad to have some protection against scuffed knees. Potty training in the fall or winter? BabyLegs keep legs warm without needing to be pulled up or down. Does your daughter wear dresses, without exception? My friend’s daughter believes that pants are for tomboys and tights are itchy, but she’ll wear BabyLegs. You can stay longer at the playground on chilly spring days with an extra layer. If you stop at a café on the way home, you can slip off the Babylegs before Baby overheats. However, my absolute favorite use for BabyLegs is to create a warm layer between socks and pants when Baby is in the carrier or the stroller. However we transport my son when it’s cold, his pants ride up, exposing his little legs to all sorts of weather. BabyLegs cover the gap.

One size fits most, with a recommended age range of birth to ten years. Finally, I found something for my son that won’t need to get packed away after three months of use. Regular BabyLegs are mostly cotton, with a touch of polyester and spandex for fit and stretch. Other varieties include SuperSoft BabyLegs (made of 100% polyester) and a new organic line made of 100% cotton. The package recommends hand washing and for the most part, that’s what we’ve done. On harried days, I have used a lingerie bag to wash my BabyLegs in the gentle cycle and they still look good. I really wish that I could throw BabyLegs in with the regular wash, but I love them too much to lose them, so I play it safe. My son enjoys wearing his BabyLegs, especially since he associates them with outside play. His legs are dimpled with baby fat and the BabyLegs sometimes leave a faint red mark on his thighs. I’m not worried, though, because if they were too tight or uncomfortable, he would refuse to wear them. Although my toddler’s vocabulary is limited, he has no problem expressing his opinion.

BabyLegs sample on Kid o Info

There is so much in a baby’s life that is fleeting. There are so many things that we buy for one use and then throw it away, pack it away, give it away… I’ll be glad to have BabyLegs around for a while. And when my son is done with them, my arms get cold too.

The Details: BabyLegs, $12 and up; check the store locator to find BabyLegs at a store near you.

CONTEST: We are giving away TWO pairs of BabyLegs. Enter to win one pair by answering the question, “How do you plan to use your BabyLegs?” (Check the BabyLegs website for some great ideas.)  CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED.

Is there something that you’ve been eyeing? Let us try before you buy! Send ideas, questions, and comments to me at maura ( a t ) kidoinfo ( d o t ) com.

Category: baby, contests, product reviews


Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of Kidoinfo.com. She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Liz says:

    These would be great for saving my little girl’s knees who has just started crawling.

  2. stacey moore says:

    ella would wear these under her skirts!! we love these!! thanks

  3. shannon w. says:

    I would use them to make it easier on my daughter’s knees as she learns to crawl.

  4. Jennifer Barr says:

    I would give them to my friend who has a baby girl 🙂

  5. Scarlett says:

    I would use them on my niece under skirts when it’s chilly because diaper changing with tights is such a hassle!

  6. kelli says:

    I plan to use them for my baby girl. When she’s in her carrier, her pants ride up & she needs a bit more coverage!

  7. Rose L says:

    My son is a tall toddler and he ALWAYS has a gap between his pants and his socks… these would be terrific to help with that. Right now I just keep pulling down his pants a bit and hiking up the socks, but it never lasts long.

  8. I will use them as warmers for my 15 month old, then on my 13 week old (when she learns to crawl), the I will pass them on to my best friends son (when he learns to crawl, he’s not born yet.)

    Then if they are still “OK” then I will fill them with padding, and fill them with scented dried herbs, some essential oil scents, and sew the ends together, giving the girls their own long pillows. (for playtime!)

  9. Becca says:

    Our house is mostly hard floors, so it probably isn’t very comfortable for my little crawler to get around. I’d love to make her explorations a little more cozy.

  10. REiza says:

    I want to use them under my kids’ jeans that have tears in the knee for a bit of a “Punk” look (and to get some extra wear from the jeans)

  11. ashley says:

    “We cook with BabyLegs on our arms to protect against burns and splatter”, this would be very useful in our household.

  12. Rachel C. says:

    I plan on giving them away to one of my pregnant friends! Thanks so much!

  13. jen g. says:

    I plan to use them for the obvious reason–keep my little guy warm in cold wintry chicago…BUT the real reason I’d use them is to prove to my dear hubby that leg warmers ARE NOT just for girls!! 🙂

  14. Maggie Smith says:

    I have a 6 week old son and I love the footless sleepers for him to sleep in. The problem is that he doesn’t like to be swaddled and his legs get cold. This would eliminate the problem! THANKS so much!!

  15. Jeanne says:

    My 10 month old crawls like crazy and these will help cushion her knees especially when she decides to crawl outside.

  16. erica s says:

    i have wanted these for so long. i tried to make my own but they dont work so well. i would use them under dresses for my hippie girl

  17. LauraJ says:

    We love BLs here in our house. DD is close to potty training age so I think they will be perfect for nakey-bottom time while it’s still a little nippy here.

  18. MaryLee says:

    I would use them on my grandson’s legs. Thank you.

  19. We use them all the time for my youngest son (3mo) makes diaper changes so much easier!!

  20. Stacy says:

    I would use them for my little scooter, soon to be crawler. But I saw that someone said when you are wearing your baby so his legs dont get cold. That is a great idea too!

  21. Alexia says:

    I love Babylegs! My 10m son wears them with onesies while he’s booking around`d the house and yard and my 2yo wears them with T’s to keep his arms warm – we’d love to win!

  22. Brooke says:

    I plan on using these legs in the playground. I live in the city and there’s not a lot of outside soft grassy places to play. My baby needs some extra knee coverage.

  23. we often need leg warmers during the cold winter months in our place. we prefer cotton or wool’:,

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