Slugs & Snails: Boys in Tights

slugs and snails review

Disclosure: I received this product free for review. All opinions remain my own!

I like to think that I’m ahead of the game as far as innovative baby products are concerned… just too lazy to put my ideas into practice. I’m always seeing new products on the market and, rather than thinking, “Why didn’t I think of that?”, I’m usually thinking, “Cool! Someone else thought of that!”

But when I saw Slugs & Snails tights, specifically made and marketed for little boys, my initial reaction wasn’t either of those… it was “Why would I need those?” And now that I have my hands on them, the thought is: “How did we get through last winter without these?!”

I know, I know, it’s summer and this is not really the most appropriate time to be telling you about tights, but I recommend you make a mental note of these for when the temperature starts dropping.



Why Should Boys Wear Tights?

Last fall and winter, and the one before that in fact, I was always struggling with keeping the little bits warm: belly, wrists, neck and ankles. Ankles were the trickiest: slippers, socks, leg warmers, long underwear… I remember having one pair of little tiny baby pants with feet, and thinking they were genius. I searched for more pairs, I remember asking for them at baby clothes swaps… but it never dawned on me that really, what I was looking for was what all little girls wear: TIGHTS!

Last fall the issue was with rain boots: pants tucked into the boots? pants over the boots? Next fall: TIGHTS! Tights as pants, or tights as an extra layer of warmth under pants… it’s simple and genius.

tights in action

Why Should Boys (and Girls) Wear Slugs & Snails Tights?

I will admit that I am no expert on the selection of tights available for girls (since realistically, tights are only marketed for girls, unless we’re talking male dancers), but Slugs & Snails have boy-friendly designs… since Papas and older boys might be a bit reluctant about the whole boys-in-tights situation (til they see how awesome they are). Of course, girls can wear Slugs & Snails, and they should, because….

  • They are super thick and super soft;
  • They’re made of organic cotton;
  • They have non-slip grip on the feet;
  • They come in gender-neutral prints so brothers and sisters can share;
  • They come in plenty of sizes for a perfect fit, and stretch over fluffy cloth-diaper butts;
  • They’re coming out with a line of adult tights so we can all match!

 





7 responses to “Slugs & Snails: Boys in Tights”

  1. I admit, I would totally wear those skull & cross bone tights that your cub is wearing. 😉 Other alternative? Tube socks.

  2. Monica Miller

    I love that you break down barriers between genders – you dress cub in pink and put tights on him. And I’m sure if you had a little girl, you’d break down those barriers too. It’s too often we see things targeted to one gender or the other, or people who post “Things to do with your son” and it includes all the things I loved doing as a little girl. Ugh! Much appreciated 🙂

  3. Cheryl F

    We are catholic and at our parish,all girls-little,preteen and teen-wear the traditional white poofy,sleeveless,top of the knees dresses and bonnet with white tights and white mary jane shoes for baptisms.A cloth diaper and plastic pants is worn under the white tights with a sleeveless undershirt as their top.Afew of the teen girls who were baptized this past Easter vigil had pink ruffles across the back of their tights and looked very cute!The cloth diaper,plastic pants,tights and under shirt is also worn under the communion dresses.For confirmation at 16 and in 10th grade,the girls have to wear white formal,poofy,floor length dresses with a veil,white gloves,a camisole with the cloth diaper and plastic pants and tights and white low cut shoes.

    1. Clarice A.

      To Cheryl F -Our daughter was 14 when we baptized her at Easter vigil.We did her in a cute,white,sleeveless,above the knees,puffy,flowergirl dress and her aunt made her a bonnet to match the dress.We did a white cloth diaper with white tights over it,then put ruffled rubberpants on over the tights and diaper.It looked really cute! she had the white mary jane shoes also.For her party,i took the ruffled rubberpants of of her and the tights,and then put the rubberpants back on her over the diaper and then did lace anklets with her mary janes..Many of her friends and female cousins lifted up the back of her dress and checked out the diaper and ruffled rubberpants and thought they looked very cute under her dress.

      1. Cora

        Our daughter is 16 and finially recieving her Sacrement of baptism this comming October 14,in the fall baptism class.Her and all the other preteen and teen girls will wear the traditional white,short sleeve,poofy,flowergirl style dress with the matching bonnet,white tights and the white ‘mary jane’shoes.The parish provides both the size 7 and 8 Pampers Cruisers diapers and white adult size rubberpants in sizes small and medium for the girls to wear under their tights.The rubberpants have to be washed and returned to the parish within two weeks.A white undershirt or camisole is normally worn as their top.The boys normally wear a dark colored suit and tie as their outfit.Last october,several of the teen girls wore a pacifier on a ribbon around their necks and used them during the ceremony.

        1. Louann P.

          Our daughter is being baptized this comming Easter sunday at Easter mass along with all of the other little kids,tweens and teens.She has her cute,poofy,white,short sleeve,knee length baptism dress and bonnet and her white tee shirt,cloth diaper,rubberpants and will have the white tights over the diaper and rubberpants.Due to the fact that the tights can have a tendancy to slide down over the diaper and rubberpants,most moms use small safety pins to pin the waist band of the tights to the waist band of the rubberpants,so i will do this with my daughter as well.

          1. Becka L.

            Our 14 year old daughter and her two twin 15 year old nieces were just baptized during sunday mass back on December 3rd.Me and the twins mom dressed the three of them in the bridal dressing room two hours before mass.We pinned a cloth diaper on each of them,then put the white,adult size rubberpants on over it followed by a white tee shirt.Then we put their poofy,white top of the knees,short sleeve baptism dresses on them,then the bonnet and last their lace anklets and white maryjane shoes.All three of them looked adorable and very pure and innocent in their outfits! The three of them are going to wear their baptism diaper and rubberpants under white tights with their holiday dresses on christmas eve and day.

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