Thursday, July 3, 2008

Dad tip #75: Socks are a waste of time

I remember bringing our son home from the hospital seven months ago. The winter chill of Boston hung in the air so we had to make sure that he was properly bundled. That included dressing him in a knit jumper as well as a winter hat and socks.

It wasn't long after that when I discovered that even a newborn baby's randomly kicking legs had the ability to remove socks. Fast-forward seven months -- now our son can either kick his socks off or simply just grab them and pull them off ... with his hands or his mouth.

So, I ask you, what's REALLY the point of socks? I'd say one out of every dozen pairs of baby socks we own have even a remote chance of staying on for more than ten minutes. That said, I'm a big fan of Robeez and Zutano fleece booties, both of which stay on our boy's feet without fail.

I highly recommend looking into either of those options to keep your kid's feet covered. After all, isn't trying to keep socks on a baby like trying to teach George W. Bush how to pronounce "nuclear" correctly? It's a complete exercise in futility.

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