I don’t think I’ve told you all that Darah is officially crawling. She started at the end of May, and true to what everyone says, once they are crawling, you have to step up your game even more. She gets faster every day, and she has a keen eye for small things on the floor. It is amazing how quickly she can locate them and get them into her mouth!
We have area rugs down in some of our rooms, but the vast majority of our floor space is just hard wood. While this is pretty to look at, it is not very much fun to crawl on, I’m afraid. Fortunately, we have several pair of BabyLegs and those are doing a nice job of keeping her knees from getting sore!
Most of you probably already know what BabyLegs are, but if you don’t, I’m excited to have the chance to tell you. They are awesome! Since you may want a little more info beyond, “they are awesome!,” though, I’ll elaborate further. By telling you how BabyLegs got started, you’ll quickly realize what they are. This is another amazing company that is the brainchild of a clever mom! From their site, “In April of 2005, Nicole Donnelly was a mom in a bind. Her daughter had a diaper rash that just wouldn’t quit and she needed some diaper-free time. Wanting to keep her daughter warm, Nicole snipped the feet off of a pair of socks and fitted her daughter from hip to ankle with the coolest set of leg warmers. These leg warmers not only kept her daughter warm, but also protected her from the elements, made diaper changing and potty training easier, and protected her soft knees while crawling. With some fun designs and some grassroots marketing support, the functional and fashionable leg warmers that began as a solution to keep little legs warm quickly became much more.”
In my experience, BabyLegs are the perfect alternative to pants when your baby is learning how to crawl. They offer the best options for range of motion while still providing some sort of coverage. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE how easy it is to change a diaper when Darah is in her BabyLegs. All I have to do is unsnap her onesie and then re-snap it when I’m done. Since she has discovered how to move herself around, she now tries to crawl away even during diaper changes, so the faster I can get her in and out of the diaper changing pit before she zooms back off, the better!
I love the patterns and colors that BabyLegs offers…there are so many wonderful ways to turn any outfit into something unique and fun. A few of the leg warmers on my wish list for Darah are the ones in yellow, popcicle and for the fall, maple!
Here’s a cool use for BabyLegs legwarmers that you may not be aware of. Did you know that you can use the baby legs as a way to add long sleeves to a shirt? I think this is a genius idea! Darah will likely have several short sleeve shirts that she’ll be able to use well into fall thanks to BabyLegs! You can also use BabyLegs legwarmers under a dress or skirt. Check out some of the ways that people have put BabyLegs to use well into the toddler years, too!
While I’ve known for a while that Baby Legs is the original provider of leggings for tots, what I didn’t’ realize until recently is that they also carry baby socks and girls’ tights! In addition to the precious Duchess BabyLegs I was sent, we also received the Sugar Cookie footless tights and the Tropical Paradise socks. I love that their tights are made with some extra room to accommodate diapers (even cloth diapers!). The socks are also just too cute, and now that Darah’s crawling and wanting to practice walking, we are once again trying to get her used to socks. She has so few pair right now because in the past she has refused to wear them. But now we’ve got a beautiful pair to try. Thanks, BabyLegs!
Buy it!: BabyLegs can be purchased online, or you can search for a retailer near you! Once you try them, you and your baby will be hooked! If you aren’t already tempted enough to make a purchase, BabyLegs is sweetening the deal for you, and offering you 20% off your purchase through June 30th! Just use code BlogSParentsNeed at checkout!
Edit: This giveaway is CLOSED!
Win it!: BabyLegs is offering up a grab bag of BabyLegs products to one VERY lucky Stuff Parents Need reader! EEEEE! The contest will run until June 27th at 7:59pm CST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will be emailed and will have 48 hours to respond before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States.
Mandatory entry: “Like” BabyLegs on Facebook, follow BabyLegs on Twitter OR join the BabyLegs forum (you are allowed to do all 3 but you must do at least one for your entry!). Let me know which one you did!
1. Subscribe to my blog via RSS, email or Google friend connect (only one extra entry, even if you subscribe more than one way)
2. Follow Stuff Parents Need on Twitter (leave your Twitter ID)
3. Tell me your favorite style of BabyLegs! (you can choose from the leg warmers, tights or socks!)
Disclosure: I received complimentary products for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own. This post may contain affiliate links.