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#1 of 25 Old 10-18-2009, 06:54 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have a 3 mos old baby girl that is a major kicker. She can't keep socks on longer than about 10 min. I've tried lots of brands (Gap, wal-mart, carters, Circo, etc) and I have literally 2 prs that stay on-of course-they were hand me downs and I have no idea the brand.

She has pretty long skinny feet-about 4.5inches, So newborn socks are too small but many 6-12mos ones are too big. Most of the ones we try are not snug enough and slip off right away or stretch out in a matter of 15 min of kicking.

Any ideas?

I also need some warm wool socks for the winter since our house is pretty cold in the winter. Any ideas on affordable (less than $10 per pr) wool or wool blend socks/booties that will stay on?

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I don't know about wool, but I really like to use those thick knit tights with my girls. It keeps them from pulling them off or losing part of the pair. Target usually carries them for a pretty low price. Maybe you could put a pair of socks underneath them for extra warmth?

I love the slippers from here http://www.padraigcottage.com/ but my daughter was able to get them off herself so that may not work. But they are knit wool with woolskin bottoms.
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I have the same problem and I recently found put about these. I thought it was a pretty neat idea.

I havent purchased them yet, but plan on to

http://www.staywithmebaby.com/
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I normally just skip the socks because they are ALWAYS falling off. But my mother-in-law bought DS a two pack of SmartWool brand toddler socks and they stay on him super well. The actual sole is a little big, but I love the stripes and they haven't fallen off of him yet (unlike his infant socks).

They have them at REI.com, they're the SmartWool "Amigo" toddler socks.
http://www.rei.com/product/789532

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I have good luck with the little sport socks from Old Navy. Not the ankle socks, but the striped ones. They don't come up too far, but the hang nice and tight. Brick has never kicked one off and he's essentially crawling now. They have girl (pink) ones, too.

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footed pants or tights are the only way to keep the baby's feet covered.
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The circo socks at target in 6-12 stay on great. My son is 3 months and the others kept falling off. These are a bit big, but they stay on really well.

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I had this problem with my DD, so I finally just got her some robeez and put those on over her socks. They stayed put and her feet were warm.
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I have the same problem and I recently found put about these. I thought it was a pretty neat idea.

I havent purchased them yet, but plan on to

http://www.staywithmebaby.com/
Oooh...those are super cute! I wonder if they really work?
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the only socks that ever worked for DS were the "trumpette" ones. He took off (and managed to toss away) every other sock. Unfortunately he has giant feet and they were too small by 4m. Then we got robeez to hold on socks. He could get them off but it took a while.

Now I have a 5mo girl. Its been warm most of her life but that is changing. The trumpette are almost too small. Seriously these socks don't fall off. We've passed them through 2 other babies already and they came back. In matched pairs.

I decided to try some other things w/ baby number 2. Hanna Andersson "my best first socks" (?) have been winners. They are quite cozy too, cotton loopy fleece on the inside. Expensive, but 2 pairs are plenty rather than having a drawer full of single, mismatched, cheaper socks we have 4 of those (I get 2 pr in the same color, just in case). The swedish moccasins aren't staying on very well which is disappointing since they weren't cheap and DS wears those at school now for his "indoor socks" and loves them.

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I have good luck with the little sport socks from Old Navy. Not the ankle socks, but the striped ones. They don't come up too far, but the hang nice and tight. Brick has never kicked one off and he's essentially crawling now. They have girl (pink) ones, too.
This, exactly. My SIL bought a pack for us last week and I loved them so much that I went back for 3 more.
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Old Navy triple roll socks are the only way to go in my opinion. They have grippies on the bottom for slip resistance, and they can roll all the way up to the knee, or stay nicely folded over. If you catch them at the right time they are 10 for $10.

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no luck with socks - but Isabooties are the only shoes I've found that keep socks on. They're totally washable and soft-soled - luv them!
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I've found that the socks that you fold almost never stay on. I've had good luck with crew cut type of socks. In the winter I use soft soled shoes to keep the feet warm and help with the sock issue.

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Old Navy triple roll socks are the only way to go in my opinion. They have grippies on the bottom for slip resistance, and they can roll all the way up to the knee, or stay nicely folded over. If you catch them at the right time they are 10 for $10.

ita-those are the only ones that stay up on my chunky no-ankle babies
gap has some that are similar also.

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both Gap and old navy have them on sale right now.

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Oooh...those are super cute! I wonder if they really work?
I found out about it on a mom blog and they gave them good reviews.
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Trumpettes! http://www.trumpette.com/index.cfm?c...ategory_id=129 Such cute patterns too, they come in boxes of 6 or 12 I think too so can make great li'l baby gifts although obviously you can just get them for your kiddo too.. we have mostly used/2nd hand socks so i don't know the brand and none of them really stay up so well but the ones I know of, the amy's functional organics stay on alright, as do the trumpettes, and my mom found us these espirit ones at a discount store with stripes, like red/blue stripey ones with the grippy rubbery stuff on the sole and those stay on just fine too. socks are tough..

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I always put dd in tights. She would get sooo mad, but her feet were warm!
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I've tried many types of socks.... the only thing that works to keep them on my LO's feet are ROOBEZ soft shoes.

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The best baby socks I have are from H&M (I love the baby clothes at that store, most of DS's wardrobe is from there ). And I second the Robeez suggestions, those things don't come off!

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we had such an issue when dd was teeny and we found this new brand at babies r us. i don't know the name, they just had big bins of them in the front of the store. they are thinner and have a very thin band of extra elastic at the top of the sock and they would actually stay on.

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Robeez are what I always use to keep socks on and they have the added bonus of keeping little feet warm in winter.

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I have the same problem and I recently found put about these. I thought it was a pretty neat idea.

I havent purchased them yet, but plan on to

http://www.staywithmebaby.com/
I saw these at Target last week.. They're $5 a pair!!!! They had better stay on for that price.

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Thanks for all the ideas mamas. I'll be trying some of these options!

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