Originally Posted by MarineWife
I've never understood the point of babylegs. Why not just put a pair of pants on the baby? I'm not asking that sarcastically. I really would like to know.
Maybe it's because I have all boys but babylegs just seem strange to me.
Reasons I like them:
Lazy mom, I don't need to take them off to change the diaper.
Easier to check if diaper is wet.
Showing off the cute soakers sometimes. (Made some with socks, but I also knit some that matched some shorties.)
If they are ribbed all the way and stretchy I can have one pair in my backpack and use it as a spare leg covering for either of my girls, despite them being 2.5 years apart.
Absolutely awesome for quick access while EC'ing or potty training.
DD2 was a very rashy baby. Allowed me to let her have some naked air out time, yet still cover her legs for a little bit of warmth.
Older DD even likes to wear them on her arms sometimes instead of wearing a sweater.
As PP said, cover the gap in between the pants and the socks. Can put them either over or under the pants for that.
But agreed that if all you have is soaker yarn, then maybe not the best use.
How about some ribbed type of soaker http://the-1932-soaker-pattern.xanga.com/451989648/item/
Even if you don"t know his sizing for the spring, you can approximate it. That's the point of this type of pattern, to stretch nicely... Many etsy sellers make this one type as as one-size soaker... Maybe you can knit it now, and wait until the spring to assemble it according to his legs size then...