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Okay, so maybe it's silly, but DD's socks are driving me crazy.

She's 11 months, and happily removing her socks at every opportunity. Even when she doesn't mess with them, they fall off. I must spend half my day putting them back on. Anybody have any creative tips for ways to keep her darn socks on her feet?

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I'm interested to see if anyone has figured this out, too! We've ended up just putting things with feet on DD when it's too cool for her not to be barefoot - she lived in sleepers in the winter and now that it's getting warmer, she's been wearing onesies or t-shirts with footed pants. Of course she kicks A LOT, so I always assumed that was why socks would never stay on.

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We gave up on socks with the warm weather.

is she capable of removing both shoes and socks? if not, then shoes maybe the answer. Or try tights! can't do this with little boys (such a shame!) but girls totally can

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I think whoever comes up with a good solution to this could possibly make a lot of money!

Our 8 month DD seems to like to always pull her left sock off. We went to get her out of her carseat when we got to church the other week, and no left sock... anywhere... she had to go sockless Of course, she probably didn't mind, she likes to suck on her toes

Our favorite socks that stay on the best are from sears, there were also some from burlington coat factory, but we could only find them in the 0-3 month size.
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Old Navy roll down socks. They make DD mad, they're the only ones she can't pull off,which is her favourite game when she's in her car-seat.
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Old Navy makes an ankle sock that stays on really well. Of course you can pull them off, but they rarely if ever fall off on their own. Putting Robeez (or something similar) over socks is anouther way to keep them on.

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Lol. I'll have to try Old Navy ankle socks, socks are always falling off of dd's foot. Just one foot, though, it's pretty funny
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One word: Robeez

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One word: Robeez
Two words: Duct tape

.....but you have to tear the tape into thinner strips because whole pieces are too big for a baby.









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Baby shoes are pretty much the only solution I know of, too.
You can get some super cute Robeez-style shoes on etsy for about 1/3 of the Robeez price. There are sellers who just make them out of cotton fabric, too, which would be good for the warmer months for a baby who's not walking yet.

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yep to robeez.
also carters makes these "bubble" socks. they have these knit "bubbles" of color around the edges. those are the only ones i've gotten to work but i haven;t tried old navy

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yep to robeez.
also carters makes these "bubble" socks. they have these knit "bubbles" of color around the edges. those are the only ones i've gotten to work but i haven;t tried old navy
I agree... I only buy the Carter's bubble socks for infants. They stay on great! As for pulling socks off, I either do the Ministar shoes from Target (like Robeez) or I just don't worry about it.

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Robeez and then bare feet once the weather warms up. DS is pretty much in bare feet already, and we live in CO.

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I like Old navy triple roll socks - they stay on for now. The newborn socks would just pop off like rubber bands. But DS hasn't figured out he has feet yet, so we haven't reached the point of pulling the socks off.

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No, we use tights almost exclusively because they can't be pulled off and I can't lose half the pair.
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Simple answer - I don't.

I figured out early on that if his feet are cold he'll leave the socks on. If he's not cold, he'll have them off in 30 seconds flat.

But I have been known to put on a pair of socks and then put a pair of babylegs over them, with the legs pulled down over his heel. I don't do that now that he's trying to crawl though.

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Old Navy makes an ankle sock that stays on really well. Of course you can pull them off, but they rarely if ever fall off on their own. Putting Robeez (or something similar) over socks is anouther way to keep them on.
I agree. Old Navy ankle socks are the BEST and never fall off (so far...). I also got some Little Missmatched socks as a gift and they are really good for not falling off too.

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babylegs makes socks that have awesome elastic too, they stay on really well.

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Two words: Duct tape

.....but you have to tear the tape into thinner strips because whole pieces are too big for a baby.



totally kidding


That's funny. My mom bought DS some baby sock from Walmart of all places that stay on great.

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the answer is - you don't.

zutano bootees are AWESOME. they dont come off.

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the answer is - you don't.

zutano bootees are AWESOME. they dont come off.
I was about to write EXACTLY this. These are my staple shower gift.

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For three days now I've carried a pair of socks in my pocket with the intention of putting it on my LO. I still haven't put them on his feet. What's the point? He'll just take whatever shoes/socks I put on him off. It's so easy not to bother now that it's warm.
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Old Navy roll down socks. They make DD mad, they're the only ones she can't pull off,which is her favourite game when she's in her car-seat.
I'm surprised at this (though I have heard others love these too) because 1yo DS very easily pulls these off. These don't fall off too often, but they are fairly loose fitting.

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One word: Robeez
LOVE robeez, have like 6 pairs from a friend (hand me down) but he's in between the two sizes right now so I miss not having him wear them. I can't believe how much of a difference is between 0-6 and 6-12. 6-12 are too big but 0-6 are too snug.

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yep to robeez.
also carters makes these "bubble" socks. they have these knit "bubbles" of color around the edges. those are the only ones i've gotten to work but i haven;t tried old navy
YES. These are the ones that DS doesn't pull off. He was trying today, in his car seat, but with no success

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the answer is - you don't.

zutano bootees are AWESOME. they dont come off.


My sister used these for both her children and convinced me to get a pair for my son. They are fantastic!
It is all about snaps!

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I just went for DS 1 year checkup ( a few months late) Anyways, they did the Nippising Developmental Screen and one of the questions was "Does your child try to remove his socks and shoes?"

I was like... uh yeah... lots. So apparently it is considered a developmental milestone for them to do this.

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A friend of mine recommended baby gap socks, and they have been amazing. DD needs some new socks and I have been waiting for a 40% off gap coupon, but after reading this thread, I am going to check out old navy first.
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If you can get your hands on them, Gagou Tagou socks. You can get them at Toys R Us in Canada, not sure where else. They don't come off on thier own and are at least more challenging for DS to pull off so they stay on longer than others. I've totally given up on any other brand of socks before age 2. After that, yes, believe is or not, the cheapest socks you can get at Walmart are THE best socks.

(And I totally agree about Robeez, we buy the no-name brand ones from the local supermarket, but they help to keep socks on too.)

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No, we use tights almost exclusively because they can't be pulled off and I can't lose half the pair.
This, at least for fall-spring. Plus it keeps the cold leg gap at bay. Bare feet in summer.

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I put big kid socks on the baby. Whatever the smallest size in kid socks is. They come up to his knees, but they stay on.
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.....but you have to tear the tape into thinner strips because whole pieces are too big for a baby.




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LOL duct tape was what came to mind when I saw the title!
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