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Slip Sliding Away

Slip Sliding Away

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My son is relatively new to this whole walking thing, and sometimes he slides on our wannabe Pergo floors if he’s wearing socks. Usually, socks made for babies/toddlers come with treads on the bottom to help kids avoid this problem, but Mini’s feet (to which Mr. Right-Click affectionately refers as “boats,” e.g. “the S.S. Mini,” and its sister ship, the “S.S. Moo”) are too large to fit into baby socks at this point. This tip to use puffy paint on the bottom of the socks to create treads (stolen from parent hacks a while back) has saved us from a host of falls. The best part? Personalizing the bottoms with sayings and/or sweet nothings for your little one.

Comments (3)

  1. Kristy
    Jul 25, 2008

    That is toooo cute!!! I’m sure I am going to have to steal this idea from you guys when I have my little ones!

  2. Coasty
    Jul 25, 2008

    Kristy: Is stealing really a good idea, you going to be a new mom and all? Really, “stealing” does not set a very good example for your “little ones”. In any event, I believe putting stuff on the bottom of socks to promote toddler stability is an idea as old as recorded history, begun, I believe, by the Greeks. Plato’s son had the words “Who Am I” on the bottom of his right sock and the words “Really” on his left. To wit, your using this idea is not really stealing so feel free and have fun with your new babies.

  3. Rye Rye
    Jul 25, 2008

    Coasty: I don’t usually post on these things. I just like to read ’em. But seeing your incessant pseudo philosophy over and over makes me want to bite you in the head. Lighten up!

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