Now, as odd as it may seem for a daddy without a baby boy around the house, I have a pretty full closet from when I was looking after someone.
Plus – well, I just can’t help checking out what the options are for little guys, so I’ll occasionally order an item in the interests of researching a new supplier.
Recently, I purchased a romper and a shirt from someone, and I was incredibly impressed with the quality of the materials and service. The feature that I loved most was the clasp sewn into the shirt for a pacifier ribbon. Forget about putting pins into a boy’s onesie or shirt, it’s ‘built right in’!
An Adult Baby Wardrobe
But aside from being really well made, the clothing reminded me that an ideal world, every little guy will have as complete a wardrobe as possible. This can mean scouring the local stores for clothes with bright patterns and cute designs. It can mean having snaps sewn into the legs of shorts or overalls. Or it can mean ordering online from trusted suppliers, although not everyone will have the means for that.
The idea that an adult baby or little boy might have anything other than a fairly complete wardrobe makes me feel kind of sad. Every little guy deserves to be able to express his personality and it shouldn’t feel like it’s reserved for special occasions.
The same, of course, goes for diapers – it’s daddy’s job to make sure, if nothing else, that a boy knows that he should use his diapers freely and never worry about running out or having a dwindling stock.
But when a daddy goes to pick out an outfit for his little guy to wear – whether out to the park, or for time in his playpen, he should be able to choose from a cross-section of clothes that have been chosen to suit his boy’s personality, the activities in a typical week, and the age of his spirit.
The Role of Rompers
Now, I have a soft spot for shortalls and I’ve written about them before. And onesies are a necessity, including for ‘older’ boys – they help to keep a diaper snug and secure.
But I also get a warm, special feeling when I see a boy in a romper. A romper is playful, practical, and cute!
When a little guy is put in a romper it’s almost as special for him as being able to play or cuddle in just a diaper. He has the benefit of a onesie and cute little shorts all rolled into one!
For daddy, there’s something reassuring about a romper: it keeps the boy’s diaper nice and secure, is suitable for crawling on the carpet, and the snaps along the legs make for easy diaper checks and changes.
The clear bulge of the diaper and the fact that the crinkle sound isn’t muffled by jeans, gives daddy a special feeling of reassurance that his little guy is diapered like he should be, and that with frequent checks, he’ll be able to quickly change him out of a wet or messy diaper and have him on his way again to constructing buildings from blocks or hugging his teddy in his playpen.
So while not every boy will have a stuffed closet of clothes, if there were a few necessities I think a romper would be one of them.