Friday, February 15, 2008

Baby Blue Jean Blues

Grumble! Once again, I have a child who is changing sizes mid-winter. And of course, the stores have all switched to spring clothing. In February. She needs long sleeves and pants! And the size that I need is 12 months, and apparently that is more scarce than say, 3T or 3 months. Like at Target, they have infant clothing that goes from 0-9 mths, and then they have toddler clothing that goes from 24 mths - 5T. There's not much in that mystery land of 12-18 months. Why not?! So I am having great difficulty finding anything for her to wear. At Target last week, I literally saw a father put two pairs of 12 m pants in his cart. The last two in the store! Wal-mart has two tables of boys winter clothes marked down to $1, but nothing for girls in 12 months. If only I had had the foresight last month to get her some stuff when I caught the fabulous Jan. clearance sale at Old Navy. But she's a slow grower, and I didn't think ahead . . .

So last night, after a hospital visit, J and I rushed in to Old Navy in Charlottesville before they closed. They did have a few winter things left, and even a few spring things in long sleeve. The prices weren't quite what I would have liked, but beggars can't be choosers. And now back to the title of this post - they mostly had just shirts. I found one pair of sweats that don't match that well with the shirts, and there were racks and racks of adorable baby blue jeans. WARNING to new parents: blue jeans might look fetching on the rack, but they are usually a poor choice for babies. Fat, chubby babies need soft, elastic waist, easy-on, leggings or stretchy pants. Jeans end up looking funny, are hard to get on, and are stiff and uncomfortable. But I bought a pair anyway, out of desperation. Tried them on this morning, and I could barely get them over her fat roly-poly thighs. Then I could hardly get them snapped. The length was just right, so going a size up wouldn't work. Back to the store they go.

Maybe we'll have an early spring.

4 comments:

denning dialog said...

i know brooke is in those sizes too (wow- your grew really fast!) and it is hard to find stuff- but her bday was in nov and i told everytone to get her clothes and she has been set. i have some jeans with the snaps-that just dont stay snapped- very frustrating! like i tried one year to get a coat in jan- i couldnt even find one and u still have 3 months of need for it.

Athena's antics said...

Finding clothes for kids is so hard. We tried to find snowpants for James so he could go skiing and it was impossible to find them in January (unless we paid $60 for them - not hardly). We ended up borrowing from a sister of a friend. Spring clothes are no good when you're still in winter.
Athena

Ashley said...

maybe its different for boys, Corban's jeans are my fav pair of pants

Heather said...

Or maybe it's the cheap jeans I buy!