Footie pajamas are a trend in the baby clothing arena, and surely, as excited parents, we have to get our babies one of these fashionably baby statements. Of course, our babies grow, soon enough, they learn to walk and run by themselves. Usually, these fashionable baby clothes are unsafe, especially because most babies slip while walking or running on while wearing their footie pajamas. Good thing, though, there is a simple way to prevent it. In this article, you will learn how to make footie pajamas non slip so that your baby will be safe while strolling around by themselves. Read on.
Footie pajamas have a more famous name—it is the onesie. Some also know it as blanket sleepers or even call it Dr. Dentons. Whatever you call this baby outfit, it is one of the most stylish ones available. Onesies come in different designs; they may be cute animal designs or your favorite cartoons or anime characters. You only need to zip your baby up, once you fully clothe them with the limbs. Also, adults can wear it—for Halloween or other special occasions with pajama party themes.
All in all, footie pajamas are a staple of baby fashion. The downside to it? The moment for a diaper change and a very risky thing—your baby slipping during walks. This danger of slipping and sliding is why you need to learn how to make footie pajamas non slip!
Puffy Fabric Paint and Other Things
Of course, before you learn how to make footie pajamas non-slip, you need to prepare the different materials you will use! Here are the things and items you must get first:
- Puffy Fabric Paint—colors of your choice
- Testing socks—you need to know if it works first
- Baby shoes—this is for a stable surface to paint on for each pajama foot
- Two spatulas—same function as the baby shoes
How to Make Footie Pajamas Non-Slip
You may now even be wondering why you should bother making footie jammies non-slip when there are non-slip footie pajamas available in the market. Well, one reason, non-slip footie pajamas are rare and difficult to find! Another, they are expensive—so it is better to learn how to make footie pajamas non slip to save.
- Test Painting
Before painting on your baby’s onesie, you need to test your materials and even your art skills first! You can do your test painting on your test socks—these are just old socks that are already too bumpy or too thin for use. With your Puffy Fabric Paint, start with your design or patterns. Try to check on how the paint flows and if it soaks through the sock. That way, you can find some other brand that will work easily with the fabric.
Who says that keeping your baby safe from slipping should not be stylish?
- Check Your Baby’s Feet
Let your baby wear the onesie and let them stand. This way, you can take note of where the slippage happens by how they place their feet. The slippage area will be where you will paint. But if you are in a hurry, the general rule is to paint most of the surface of the onesie feet with your design.
- Painting the Feet
Now, it is time for the fun part—painting away! Before you remove the tube caps off your puffy paints, you can choose either to use your baby’s little shoes or two flat spatulas to make a sturdy and flat surface of the onesie feet to paint on properly. It all depends on you. However, I prefer you use the spatula because it will stretch the foot and make sure that the paint holds as much surface when it dries and will not easily pop off the onesie.
A safety note: You can rub the paint on the fabric very well to avoid peeling off. You can also paint tiny dots on it.
- Drying and Fitting
Once you finish designing and painting, you can allow the paint to dry for four hours. You can also let it dry overnight to be sure the paint will not smudge the floor. When the paint is surely dry, remove the baby shoes or spatulas from the onesies. Let your baby wear it. Check again if your design managed to cover the slippage areas. Once you see no problem, let your baby walk or run around freely, but always keep an eye out on your little one.
Now you know how to make footie pajamas non-slip and safe. You do not need to spend much on ready-made non-slip onesies. What you only need to do is apply the things you have learned from this article for a successful hazard-reduction of your child’s clothes. Remember that you only need a puffy fabric paint and your baby’s shoes or spatulas to get going. Make sure you learn by heart the safety tips and hacks given to you. Check on the paint and your child’s feet. The safety of your baby always comes first. Find out more about baby clothes.