Being a tired mommy not used to her child's new tendency to hike wherever he wanted, when I got out of the booth I took him out of the high chair and put him down, then turned to grab the diaper bag.
It was a nice busy area of the restaurant, a birthday party across from our booth that had several ladies smiling when Foodie Baby clapped with the rest of the table, and multiple servers bringing their entrees.
Foodie Baby (as I think the more experienced mothers are now guessing) went toddling down the row of booths. Unfortunately, his pants, which had to be long enough to cover his slim legs in the cool weather, were too loose in the waist, and as I tried to dodge servers and catch my suddenly speeding wobbler, his pants started slipping down past his Pampers-clad booty and treating a traffic jam as he slowed.
I grabbed him in a swoop and carried him away, pulling up his pants as I did so. Thankfully, no one tripped over him, not even the nice waitress carrying multiple plates.
Foodie Baby has spent time rocking some seriously sagged jeans, and I hadn't found a solution yet besides letting him wear high-water jeans that fit his waist or folding the waistband over (not a good solution either).
(before picture, to the left)
I tried a Dapper Snapper belt, and the saggy pants haven't been a problem when wearing it. At all.
Seriously, I love this thing.
There's several other styles, including clips instead of snaps and an adult-sized Dapper Snapper belt (hello, expectant moms!)
Dapper Snappers are designed to be worn for children aged 9 months to six years- one size fits all.
(Below is a supplied photo from Dapper Snapper)
In restaurant situations, you can have a fidgety, squirmy, wiggly little one being lifted in and out of a high chair or booster. Having a belt for an outfit a little on the baggy side can be helpful.
Not only by less risk of the pants coming off when they are lifted out of the high chair (thank goodness, only at home has that happened) or to help keep errant food out of their diaper (excellent place for cracker crumbs... a fun surprise during diaper changes!)
Learned from experience: I recommend to put the Dapper Snapper belt on the pants before putting them on your toddler when you're getting dressed, otherwise you have a melodramatic kid not wanting to stand or sit patiently while you thread it through, or you will have to undress them to put the belt on, then chase them to pin them down and get them dressed again.
At least if they are like Foodie Baby.
One lucky winner will win a $25 gift certificate to the Dapper Snapper website!
You must do the following and post separate comments for each entry (including an email address)
Follow Foodie Baby on Google and/or on Facebook (if you already do, please say so)
Follow Dapper Snappers on Facebook and post on their wall
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December 29, 2010- Contest extended due to lack of entries. Winner will be announced Monday, January 10, 2010.
Disclaimer: I was given a Dapper Snapper belt to review for this blog. I received no monetary compensation for my review.