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Recently, my little genius learned how to crawl. This is a milestone that makes everyone, except for parents, rejoice. Why, you ask? Well, because parents, especially stay-at-home-parents, know what this means: you will never sit still for more than five seconds again for the REST of your life. I can literally set Nick down, turn my attention to an interesting blog post, and then look up to find that he has disappeared into thin air. Of course, I can usually find him behind the couch trying to claw the ears off one of the pets, or in the kitchen trying to stock up on dog food. The point is, the boy is fast. And as a result of this insane need for speed he has, he has added to his repertoire of baby injuries an ugly case of rug burn.

It was recently that Tim noticed that his son’s knees were an unnatural ripe-tomato color. He asked me what that was. Not wanting to say that I spend 24 hours a day with the kid and still hadn’t noticed, I said it was just a case of mild sunburn. He accepted this explanation until it became clear that the “sunburn” wasn’t fading, and also that Nick hadn’t even been out in the sun for a few days. That’s when we realized that our kid was actually singeing the skin on his knees in his eagerness to see the world. Of course, being the shopaholic that I am, I immediately recognized the opportunity for a bit of a shopping spree in the baby department. And that, my friends is when I stumbled upon these lovely creations called Baby Legs:

Available here, these are really, really cute, awesomely hip baby leg warmers. You slide them on like socks, only they go all the way up to their chubby baby thighs (you know, really 80s without being scary!). They’re so much better than pants because they make diaper changes a breeze, they’re better than socks because they can’t be kicked off, and they’re perfect for the summer when it’s cool inside, but hot outside. If you’re anything like me, your child probably spends a lot of time in a t-shirt or onesie and no pants, and this is the perfect solution to keep them at an ambient temperature. AND, no more rug burn! These also provide the perfect amount of cushioning so that there are no rashes or bruises from the little monkey’s frequent tumbles. The best part? They can be used on kids from newborn to school-age, because of the magic stretchy material they’re made with.

They are available is soooo many colors and designs – the categories are extremely fun to browse through (there’s “Classic”, “Funky”, “Earthy” and “Organic” just to name a few). My absolute favorite is “Modish”, because I just can’t get enough of the argyle pattern. The picture above is their “Jack Set” for little boys; they also have a matching one for little girls. Each pair is $12, but you can get them on sale on the specials page for as low as $8. Be sure to sign up for their newsletter so you can know in advance when there’s a sale coming!

As for me, I am happy to say that I have restrained myself to purchasing just two of these… for now.

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