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. calendar Katy says:

    I love these! I’ve never seen them.

    Ibex makes things like this for adults–for the arms–maybe I could wear babylegs on my arms?

  2. Anisa Raoof Anisa says:

    You can wear them on your arms – check the website for photos on how to wear BabyLegs. Wish my boys had them when they were in strollers!

  3. Wendi says:

    Throw them in the wash! What busy mom has time to hand wash anything? Mine go in the washer and dryer no problemo.

  4. Wendi says:

    PS they make a great bottle cozy.

  5. Bunny B says:

    I plan to gift them to my nephew! 🙂

  6. jennifer bowen says:

    i plan to let my littel one use them so she can where her onesies more thanks

  7. naomi says:

    umm. as legwarmers?

  8. Debbie M says:

    I’d use them on my baby when he’s in the Bjorn. His pants always ride up and his legs get cold.

  9. Ann says:

    Well, my little girl is starting to crawl and she needs them to cover her legs. I would also use them when we’re out in the stroller. Thanks for the great give away!

  10. Belinda says:

    I would use them as knee protectors and leg warmers.I think they would keep my babys knees from getting all roughed up. Thanks
    for the giveaway!

  11. sherry g. says:

    Hi there,
    I would use Baby Legs instead of pants on days where the weather is “on” and “off”. Here in the Pacific Northwest, we get a lot of unpredictible weather.

  12. Danielle says:

    We use ours for everything, as legwarmers in the dead of winter under pants (also help keep socks on), as knee covers for crawling & with skirts to look like tights. We LOVE them!!!

    mcginnisfamily5(at)gmail(dot)com

  13. Kate Etue says:

    They’ll turn my baby’s legs into a toy for her big brother–on and off, on and off!

  14. Milk Mama says:

    I plan to use them under my daughter’s dresses in winter! 🙂

  15. Katie says:

    My baby is so sensitive, she’s in cloth diapers and has to be changed as soon as she’s wet. It’s easiest to tell if she doesn’t have a cover on so I can see as soon as the diaper gets wet. This means of course she can’t wear pants or they’d get wet! So she’d be wearing this pair every day to keep her little legs warm! 🙂

  16. Jessie R. says:

    I will use my baby legs on my daughter to help block her poor legs from the horrible Nebraska wind and look cute while doing it! Thanks!

  17. Noreen says:

    on my little one’s legs so it is easier to change her

  18. Laura Ch. says:

    How would we NOT wear them? The fun part is, everyone in the family can wear them… on arms, on legs, mix and match. We LOVE babylegs!! Fingers crossed!

  19. Lin says:

    I will be using them on my little guys legs. His legs break out something terrible from the carpet.

  20. Carolsue says:

    I didn’t realize these would fit an older child! My 7 year old would love them!

  21. Abby says:

    Definitely for the crawling – my 11 month old is EVERYWHERE on her knees, and by the end of the day they get red! The babylegs would also be perfect for wearing dresses in the fall/winter!

  22. Carrie says:

    On my new daughter’s legs! 🙂

  23. Andrea says:

    I plan to use them to keep my baby’s chubby little legs warm after it arrives.

  24. Patti says:

    Sounds horrible, but I steal my daughters babylegs when I run 5k’s. They keep my arms warm with out being to big or too bulky, if I get warm, I can push them down so they just cover my fingers! Love them!

  25. marybeth says:

    I would use them for under jeans in the winter time. and as leg warmers around the house, since my son doesnt like to wear pants. 🙂

  26. Heather says:

    Hello! I would love to try these with my daughter under skirts and dresses and I think they’d be great for spring to slip on her arms if it gets cold when we’re outside in t-shirts (a lot smaller to tote than a jacket).

  27. Mama Zen says:

    To keep my daughter’s legs warm during soccer games!

  28. Michelle says:

    My little one is just getting ideas about crawling, so I would use Baby Legs to keep her knees from getting hurt.

  29. Shannon says:

    For my son Tristan, on the cool Tennessee morning when we take our stroll.
    Thanks

    palmersf(at)comcast(dot)net

  30. Allison says:

    To keep my son’s legs warm in air-conditioned places in the summer when all he really needs is a onesie.

  31. Bree says:

    I would use them under dresses when it gets chilly!

  32. Molly B. says:

    I would use them to keep my son’s lower legs warm when his pants ride up constantly. And of course the side effect would be that he looks totally cool!

  33. Claire says:

    Well, considering that Spring STILL hasn’t arrived here in windy Idaho, I’m sure that those baby legs would come in handy for both of my children. I would definitely use them under their skirts, pants, and even shorts!

  34. Anne says:

    We already use them. My boy is skinny and either his pants are too big in the waist or too short. So we wear the too short ones, pair them with BabyLegs, and he’s good to go. His pants don’t fall down AND he’s stylish! We love them.

  35. Heather says:

    I wear my five month old baby (Ergo usually) and her little pants ride up and her legs get cold so I would put these on her under her clothes to keep her little legs warm!

  36. Marcia says:

    We use BabyLegs under shorts and skirts when the air is just a bit chilly. We also use them as makeshift, and ADORABLE, sleeves. They’re so versitile and the patterns are so beautiful!

  37. Ilissa H. says:

    I like the idea of using them of leggings with a onsie. Great idea.

  38. rosie says:

    i love babylegs! my daughter wears them with skirts when it’s too cold to go without them, and then she doesn’t slip on the floor when we get home and take her shoes off. i use them for my son under his pants for an extra layer of warmth and to protect those inches of skin that are exposed when he’s on the swings!

  39. Martha W says:

    Really neat product.

  40. Linnea says:

    I love these things. My 2 year old still wears them. I love seeing them on her chubby little legs!

  41. Kristie says:

    My little guy will probably be crawling this summer, so it will be nice to put Baby Legs on him, so he doesn’t get rug burns.

  42. Leanna says:

    I will have a crawler this winter, so keeping legs warm under dresses would be a great use.

  43. Lindsie says:

    These are so cute on toddler’s arms!!

  44. jenni j says:

    these would be great for my son. We have linoleum in the kitchen (his favorite room for playing) and it gets really cold. These would be great for the warmer weather when we have the a/c on and the floor is cold. Or in the winter, when we have the heat on, and yet, the floor is still cold.

  45. Erin says:

    I LOVE my babylegs! Up North in MN it feels like perpetual winter–still! These are a great under layer to prevent the chilly ankles when my son’s pants come up when I carry him. I could use a pair for every day of the week! So, I guess I use them sort of as long underwear! 😉

  46. Kristen says:

    Love these for those unpredictable CA days!

  47. Dolly says:

    babylegs on calvin’s legs for anti-rug burns for crawl time. also, keep his legs warm while wearing a t-shirt once he starts getting a little more mobile…we’re doing the elimination communication thing. after he grows out of ’em, i’ll wear ’em on my arms or ankles in the winter time!

  48. Leni says:

    Potty Training! Getting to the potty will be so much faster!

  49. Rachel says:

    I would use them on my son who likes to run nakie but gets cold doing so.

  50. JenO says:

    I’ll use them on my baby legs (imagine that!) so it’s easier to change the diapers!

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