25 Nov 2013

Out of a Babygro, into a Onesie

My J is no longer the little baby he once was. He is a proper little boy now. Nothing could have driven home the fact more than that he no longer fits in any of his babygros. We were using the last available size and now the feet are too snug. There is a lot of tugging and pulling to fasten the popper buttons. They don't even stay fastened for very long.

We moved out of vests with popper buttons into proper 'big boy' vests some time back. But I was clinging on to the babygros as the last remaining reminder of J's baby days.



It is just over 2 years, but it feels like the end of an era. J has worn a babygro for every day of his 2-odd years (other than when it was too warm). He wore his first ever babygro the day he was born. It was too big for him. The sleeves overshot his little curled-up fists, the shoulders slid off his frame.

Then I watched as he grew into those babygros. And then out of them. I had to go buy the next size up, again, and again, and again. Till we reached this last available size. And now he has outgrown that.

J always wears a babygro to bed. It might sound a bit silly, but I am feeling rather emotional letting go of the babygro. It is a significant milestone as far as I am concerned. A definite move from babyhood into the land of grown-ups. Into the land of pyjamas and bed-socks.

But all is not lost. I intend to cling on to the babygro for as long as I possibly can. Helped along by the rise of the onesie. From where I stand, it does look incredibly like an oversized babygro.



Today, I popped into our local George at Asda and picked up a lovely onesie for J. It is all cotton and looks really snug and warm. I presume it will wash and wear well. It is a beautiful bright blue all over. A vibrant indigo blue. With a band of white geometric print running across the front. And a white zipper to match. It also has a little hood. There are two pockets on the front for little hands to tuck into to keep warm. And no feet.

So we will still need a pair of socks to keep his feet warm. And since it is a hooded onesie, and J shouldn't be going to bed in a hooded anything apparently, we will need some jammies for bedtime after all.

Maybe I'll just buy him one without a hood next time. And with little feet on the end. Just to remind me of the times when he still wore a babygro to bed. 




8 comments:

  1. Ooh, I love onesies - they are so cozy! Stopping over from #MagicMoments.

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    1. They do look cute. I might buy him a couple more, going by how much he is loving this one.

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  2. Babies look so cute in baby gros. I had mine in one as long as possible! :) that onesie is really lovely in that blue and love the design on it!

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    1. Thanks Tas. He kept it on all day yesterday. Just refused to come out of it!

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  3. awww i so remember this stage i was a little sad when Joshua out grew his.

    thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments x

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    1. J is looking so cute in his PJs, I think I can let go of the babygros :-)

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  4. Oh thank goodness for the advent of the onesie! No need to get out of a onesie at any point I say - I love mine!

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    1. Am seriously considering getting one for myself :-D

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