Dear Footy Pajama Companies:
I appreciate everything you’ve done to keep my babies toasty warm over the years. However, I have an question for your Footy Pajama Scientists, whom I suspect know NOTHING about children.
As you know, infant pajamas have a nifty flap over the zipper to keep it hidden from curious fingers.
However, as soon as baby reaches toddler stage (with all the curiosity and fine motor skills that entails), the magic flap is gone.
What the HECK were you thinking?
Can you guess what caused this rant? Yep–Little Peanut unzipped her jammies and was naked as a jaybird in her crib this morning. Cute, perhaps. But the potential for a poo-finger-painting disaster cannot be ignored. I had to find a safe way to keep her pajamas on.
Some people suggested pinning a safety pin across the top of the zipper to block the mechanism. It would be hard for her to get a safety pin undone, but why chance it? I needed something that couldn’t hurt her, wouldn’t piss us off irritate us during a middle-of-the-night diaper change, and that wouldn’t involve me buying her a bunch of new jammies.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I present to you the finest in toddler-proof technology. Soft, comfy, and already in her PJ drawer:
Yep, that’s exactly what it looks like. Slip a t-shirt over those footy pajamas and the zipper is hidden once again! You can easily unzip for diaper changes, and there isn’t a safety pin in sight.
Additional bonus: the cute tee covers up the fact that she’s wearing Jackjack’s hand-me-down tractor jammies. It might be a little harder to disguise the dinosaur ones, though.
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