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Making Your Own Baby Leg Warmers

The finished product.[/caption] Hello Thirsties Friends! I’m very excited, as this is my first blog article for Thirsties! I’m Jessica, and I am mom to a 4 year old son named Jacob, and a 4 month old daughter named Elise. I work on Customer Service in the afternoons for Thirsties. As many of you know, being a working mom with a new baby does not leave much time for being crafty! I did recently find a few minutes of quiet time when Elise was playing by herself on her play mat and Jacob was still in bed. I had heard that it was very simple to make a pair of leg warmers for babies, so I decided to give it a try! We live in Colorado, and while it’s still unusually warm here our living space is already a bit chilly. So this would mean no more onesie outfits for Elise, and I have to admit that I am not a huge fan of baby pants! I decided to take my well deserved and rare free time to make a pair of baby leg warmers out of a pair of adult size knee-high socks. It was really very simple. I only had two pairs of socks to turn into leg warmers, but it took me less than 5 minutes per pair, so I almost ransacked my sock drawer for more pairs of knee socks to make more! The best part about leg warmers on babies is that it makes diaper changes a breeze!  It can also help control compression leaking, as the leg warmers do not put any pressure on the diaper. I don’t have a tutorial for you today, but there are many sites that offer instruction. I’m sure you can find one suitable for your skill level in no time. I simply typed in “baby leg warmer tutorial” on Google and came up with a few sites, which I have listed below: What about you, have any of you made leg warmers? If so, please post a photo on our Facebook page, I’d love to see them! ~Jessica
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  • im loving this idea :)

    sandra on
  • I love this idea! Will definately have to give it a try!

    Sheena Hallmark on
  • I just found a tutorial on doing this and pinned it to pinterest. I’d love to try it but I need to get out and get some knee-highs to do it. I actually saw some at JoAnn today but since I was running late to my appointment this morning, of course, I didn’t remember to bring spending money so I couldn’t buy them. If I can get my hubby to take me out tonight I’m going to go pick some up. So many possibilities! :)

    Julie on
  • You clever girl! That’s a brilliant idea!

    Laurie MacLeod on
  • Looks like an easy thing to try. Not so sure it would work with my daughter. It seems like her legs are too skinny and the leg warmers would just slide off. I guess I just don’t understand how they would stay tight. Maybe when she is older??

    Traci on

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