My little rainbow is 3 1/2 months, I can't believe it. I also can't believe how easy I thought it would be to update my blog, cook dinner, and clean the house all while having a baby who sleeps happily in her crib for naps. This hasn't happened. Instead, my little girl wants to cuddle non stop, and while this would cause a lot of stress for some, for me? I'm in heaven.
However, I do have some gripes. Not about the typical lack of sleep - no, that I welcome, because it means I brought my baby home. My gripes are about baby gear. Who designs this stuff anyway?
First, let's talk onesies/one-pieces/bodysuits. These are designed to be worn solo, or with a cute pair of pants so that my little girl looks like she's wearing adult clothes. Putting pants on is not a foreign concept, and obviously pants will come up to the waist. So why do some of the designs go so low? For example, my daughter's adorable lime green onesie with a turquoise whale and pink hearts ends up looking like a crocodile when she wears pants, with only an eye sticking up from above the waist line. Or am I mistaken? Perhaps she is meant to wear her pants as hip huggers at such an early age? Take a look at this monkey. That tail is a goner.
Second, let's talk socks. I know that her socks will inevitably end up getting lost or eaten by the washing machine, so I bought a lot. But they won't stay on. Ever. First I thought it was just the booties. But then I noticed that with any degree of squirming (and she squirms a lot!) the socks slip down and then with one well-timed squirm, off they go. This wasn't a problem in summer, but now that we're approaching fall? She's going to get cold. Can we make baby socks a little higher please?
Third, let's talk burp cloths. Again, babies drool, spit, throw up, and emit many types of liquids. And when they're teething, they drool. A lot. So who came up with these small and dainty burp cloths that are good for one swipe of the mouth? I end up having to use four a day. Don't get me started on bibs...
It's not like babies haven't been around for a long time. And it's not like I'm picking on some brand new baby item that everyone has to have. These are items that babies have been using for a long time. So let's see some changes!