But with spring coming (and I don’t know about where you live, but we’re getting a very early sneak preview where I live!) it’s time to check your baby boy’s wardrobe and make sure you’ve got his clothes organized for a day at the park, the zoo, or the playground.
I was thinking of shortalls today because I just ordered some from the incomparable Ms. Loraine on eBay. And while I suppose you could dress a little guy in these adorable Pooh shortalls in the winter – they really deserve to be saved for the first trip to the park once the warmer weather comes.
The Perfection of the “Click”
As a Daddy to an adult baby, snaps might seem like something that’s simply practical.
With your little guy dressed in his shortalls, diaper checks and changes can be a real hassle if there are no snaps along the legs. Snaps let you check your little guy without a lot of fuss. And if he needs a change, you can lie him down on the crinkly change mat and put him into a clean diaper without needing to undress him or worry about the shoulder straps.
But for the adult baby or little boy, snaps provide a different kind of assurance. The slight ‘click’ they make as Daddy does up the snaps on his onesie or along the legs of his sleeper are subtle reminders that he’s a baby boy who needs his diapers.
Snaps remind him that Daddy needs to check him and change him. Snaps are a reminder that even though he’s just been put into a nice clean crinkly diaper, it won’t be long when Daddy will need to slip a finger along the leg of his diaper to see if he’s wet.
And, I can’t help thinking, there’s something reassuring and ‘safe’ about snaps. Or at least it makes me feel that a little guy is secure – which is maybe why I like shortalls so much – with the shoulder snaps, it’s like a double layer of protection!
What Are Your Favorite Outfits with Snaps?
What about you? Are snaps something that you know Daddy likes because they’re practical? Or is there something about them that make you feel safe and snug?
And do you have a favorite outfit or item of clothing with snaps? Send along a photo if you like, and I’ll add it to the gallery below!
And in the meantime – get a snap on it – spring is coming!