One of the amazing things about caring for an adult baby or ‘little boy’ is the number of ways you can help him express his personality by dressing him in clothing that suits his spirit and inner age.
Now, a daddy will have his own preferences and feelings about what suits a little boy.
You might have a little boy on your hands who has a tendency to make mud pies in the park or come home with grass stains on his pants and a handful of worms. Study overalls and running shoes with velcro, bright shirts with cartoon characters or superheroes might be in order for that little guy.
Or maybe you have a ‘son’ who’s more snuggly. He can spend hours happily in his playpen with his stuffed animals, or who wobbles a little as he walks around and finds it easier to crawl on the living room floor as he plays with his toys. For a baby boy like that, nursery clothes are in order – footed play suits, pastel-colored shirts, or diaper shorts.
In fact, one of the most amazing bonding experiences between a dad and son can be doing some virtual window shopping together.
Looking through on-line catalogs or listings of AB clothing and watching as he points to things he likes can tell you a lot about his interests, feelings, and sense of self.
If he gravitates to footed sleepers and play suits, then he might be telling you that his more ‘babyish’ side needs a chance to express itself, and you probably shouldn’t hesitate to make a nightly bottle feeding an important part of your evening ritual.
If his mouth opens wide at the sight of overalls or shirts with cartoon characters, then you might have a rambunctious little boy on your hands who needs lots of creative time with finger paints and Lego.
Rompers or Onesies?
Now, regardless of the ‘age’ of your little guy, there are two must-haves in his wardrobe: onesies and rompers. Both can be worn on their own or under clothes. Both are versatile. And both look cute on a little boy no matter what his age!
Now, I’ve been lucky enough to find people who will make clothing based on photos you provide. And the photos in this post include a few of the items on my ‘wish list’.
But I can’t help wondering whether the little boys out there have a preference.
I mean, everyone needs a onesie, but if you had a choice – onesie or romper, which would you choose?
And if you had an ideal outfit for a weekend afternoon at home with daddy, what would it be? (Oh, I know, most little guys will say “just a diaper!”, so let’s say your SECOND ideal choice!)
Let daddy know – he might have a big gap in the baby closet that you can help him to fill!