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#1 of 7 Old 08-22-2011, 02:35 PM - Thread Starter
 
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leg warmers made from old socks?  Split crotch pants?  Are there any other alternatives, for keeping the diaper exposed so I know when he's wet??

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We used split crotch pants with a trainer *on top* of it. That way it was really easy to tell when my DS 'went' (if it was non-waterproof) and really easy to potty quickly. Wool or fleece splits worked great because even if a little wetness got on it it would pretty much repel right off. I do like all split crotch pants though. 

 

I used leg warmers a ton too. We bought and made them. They are great, but sometimes in winter we needed the coverage of split crotch pants.


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Hi! There are several options here...we've tried the following:

1. prefold cotton diaper folded in half held in place with a diaper belt (you'll instantly know when LO is wet); on the legs: Rock-a-Thigh Baby makes incredible long baby socks that are warm, recycled yarn, stay-up; Hank & JoJo's make cute long socks too that are thinner but stay up really well and cover the legs and thighs, depending on the size you get.

2. split-crotch pants with a prefold cotton diaper held sumo-style (like above) over them; we also put a diaper cover with folded prefold inside it on top of the split-crotchers for camping trips. Worked great.

3. I used to (when DS was littler) use long socks (the two brands in #1 above) underneath babylegs leg warmers...the layering was great at staying in place, not losing pieces, and I could use whatever (if anything) on the bum.

4. naked bottomed with #3....and make a soaking pad layer to lay baby over...100% wool felt, towel, blanket, prefold...whatever you like!

5. yes, cut off the feet of long kids' socks and you've got leg warmers.

6. cut the crotch out of a pair of baby tights. put whatever you want over them.

 

Hope these ideas help you generate something useful! :)

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Have you visited www.ecwear.com ? They offer a some good items. I like their leg warmers more than moby leg warmers. the wool prefold belt also seems like a great idea and it's more affordable than ecpants.

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I agree...ECWear.com is a great online store, run by a WAHM in NY (who is a sweetheart).

 

Also, forgot to mention there is a pattern here to sew your own split crotch pants: http://doityourselfec.blogspot.com/2008/01/three-seam-split-crotch-pants.html

 

We've used it for 3 pairs...and using cotton flannel or wool helps b/c they dry so quickly! :)


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we loved !!! Babylegs. I now love Huggalugs. DD still wears them all the time. She also wears them at night which is great.

 

BTW recently I emailed Babylegs and they sent me a list of store ans those online stores have some great deal on legwarmers. I think Babyonce was one.

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we use baby leg warmers.

the best place I have found to buy them is baby snazz.

They have sales all the time and the customer service is fabulous!!!


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