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Finally, a natural fiber, snap front footie sleeper for older baby
on December 31, 2011
This is a pretty expensive sleeper, so I expected the sun, the moon AND 5 stars. As you see above, I gave only 3 stars.
The material feels nice, stretchy and silky, better than all but the most premium cotton, and isn't that hideous synthetic fleece that most sleepers are made of. However, it isn't especially warm, so I end up putting baby in one of those sleep sacks when using this sleeper (it's winter). The feet are fleece lined, but I wish there was an option to get fleece lining in the whole sleeper. The washing instructions really irritate me.....wash delicate and dry flat!! Hah, there is nothing delicate about what a baby can do to a sleeper overnight. If the label says it can't go in the washer and dryer,either it won't get used, or it will go in the washer and dryer with everything else and damn the consequences. The second time this sleeper was washed, it accidently went in the dryer under medium and came out okay. This company does "girl patterns" and "boy patterns" which I know is the way it goes for most kids clothes, but a few more patterns that are cute for "humans" would be nice. No one buys this sleeper without hoping it will work for the next kid, whether yours or the neighbors down the street.
The design: It is hard to find one piece sleepers in natural fabrics for toddlers, so I appreciate how old their one piece sleeper line goes. I also like the fold-overs for the hands. Baby thinks pinching us is great fun and these save us from the wee pincers. Also helpful on those days you forgot to trim their fingernails. The fabric is very thin though and won't provide much warmth, especially once they suck on their hands and get the fabric wet.
What a 6 month old baby needs in a footie sleeper is NOT what an 18 month old needs. A redesign would have been appreciated. The feet have embroidered traction pads that don't provide much grip at all for walkers. The knees could really use a little extra padding for crawlers and babies who sleep with their tush up-in-the-air. Once your child starts sleeping longer periods at night, most caregivers put their baby in what we call the "superdiaper" that provides extra absorbancy so the baby can go all night without a diaper change. These tend to be bulkier diapers, and I notice that the snaps in the groin area gap when a thicker diaper is on. A stretchy panel to provide some give in this area wouldn't go amiss. Speaking of the snaps, I wish they were one size larger, they are so small they are kind of hard to get a hold of. I like these snaps better than any zippers though.