I’ve never bought footie pajamas for my little guy before. That being said, I’ve never had anything against them, either. As a kid, I wore them all the time. So when I found a pair of these nostalgic jammies in an 18 month size in his closet (presumably from a baby shower) – I thought we’d try them out. I threw them in the wash and actually forgot about them until tonight – when all of his 12 month jammies were in the wash.
Like a normal Monday night, the little guy played and had a bath before bedtime. Then we put on the soon-to-be-famous footie pajamas. He looked so cute with the little firetrucks and police cars all over, more like a toddler boy than a baby boy. But I digress.
Lucy wanted to take a bath. Yes, you read that correctly. My dog LOVES to take baths. To the point where she actually tried to get into the tub with my baby tonight. And when she does that, I know she really wants to be primped and pampered. So RJ and I happily obliged her.
Standing on the rug in our bathroom, my little man seemed much less stable standing than he normally is. I attributed it to him getting used to the feet on his jammies and paid no attention. Boy, do I feel like a bad mom now. WIthin five minutes, he had fallen flat on his face on the DRY tile floor. His mouth was bloody. And I started yelling to Ricky, who was out in the backyard.
Ricky came running in the house to find my shoulder and the little man’s mouth dripping with blood. When we finally established that he bit his tongue and there really only seemed to be so much blood because of the amount of drool in la babe’s mouth, I felt a little better. I also knew that the footie part of the jammies HAD to go. But, being the frugal mommy that I can be, I didn’t want to waste< a perfectly good pair of baby pajamas.
We went into the kitchen, took RJ out of his jammies and cut off the piece that covers his feet. No more slip and slide for this little man. And no feeling guilty about throwing away new clothes for mommy. It’s a total win-win. Well, except for the whole falling in the bathroom thing.
And now, he’s sleeping peacefully, totally fine. Mommy and Daddy can breathe a little sigh of relief.
Lesson Learned: Just because socks/shoes/foot coverings LOOK like they’re non-skid, they may not actually BE non-skid. And in the future, we’re going open
Tell me in the comments: How do YOU feel about footie pajamas?