Sunday, December 26, 2010

Dapper Snappers review and giveaway!

A few months ago, I was finishing up a nice early dinner with my mom and Foodie Baby at a Cheesecake Factory in Brea, CA (I had the luau salad, he had the butter-and-Parmesan-covered pasta, I forget what my mom had).
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.

Foodie Baby's Dapper Snapper toddler belt fastens on through the back three loops of his pants.
It is totally adjustable depending on the size needed. Right now, Foodie Baby wears two snaps in on one side, one on the right. It is stretchy so there is give for active growing children.
Dapper Snappers come in many colors and several patterns, so you could match your boy's belt or girl's belt to their outfit- Foodie Baby's navy one goes well with his jeans.
He's a tee-shirt and jeans type of toddler.
(Also one that climbs tables, chairs and couches. But I digress.)

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.

Authorized Giveaway

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

Bonus entry!
Follow Dapper Snappers on Twitter

Contest will run a week. Winner will be chosen at random on Monday, January 3rd at noon.
Good way to start a new year, right?
December 29, 2010- Contest extended due to lack of entries. Winner will be announced Monday, January 10, 2010.

Good luck!

Disclaimer: I was given a Dapper Snapper belt to review for this blog. I received no monetary compensation for my review.

29 comments:

  1. I just started following you on facebook. Love your blog Find alot of useful info here. I have a 20 month old eating out is very intersting endevor at times..

    Calicuteness28@yahoo.com

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  2. That is an awesome idea!!

    jennrocks76@hotmail.com

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  3. lemonpie987@yahoo.comDecember 29, 2010 at 5:55 PM

    I love mine! Hope to win a new one! Just liked you on Facebook. Looking forward to reading your blog!

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  4. Like Dapper Snappers and commented.. I hope I win one so I can try this out, I've heard great things.


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  5. sounds like something i need! i already follow you on facebook of course ;)

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  6. liked you on facebook

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  7. posted on fb wall too :)

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  9. I follow you with Google Friend Connect

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  11. I follow Dapper Snappers on FB and posted on their wall (as Heather Brown).

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  12. Follow you on FB

    la_vida_loca33@hotmail.com

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  13. Posted on Dapper Snappers wall on FB

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  14. Just "liked" you on Facebook & left a post. :O) Hope I win the prize! My son needs these!
    jennyharding88@hotmail.com

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  15. I have three kids, ages 6, 3 and 1 and I could desperate use this. My daughter today couldn't wear a pair of jeans b/c they kept falling down. I hope I win!

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  16. liked you on facebook!!

    dinic23 at sbcglobal dot net

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  17. also left a post on dappersnappers. I heart them <3

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  18. I'm following you through Google Friend Connect.

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  19. Following Dapper Snapper on Facebook (under Paula Hafner) and Commented-

    http://www.facebook.com/DapperSnapperFans#!/paula.hafner/posts/482926194101

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  20. Already following Dapper Snappers on Twitter- ksh123

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  22. I follow Dapper Snappers on Facebook.
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  23. I am a fan of Dapper Snappers on Facebook and posted on their wall.

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  24. new follower on facebook ;)

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  25. Follow foodie baby with GFC
    angiewith3 at live dot com

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  26. like dapper snappers on fb and left a comment on their wall.
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  27. Follow Dapper Snappers on twitter as @angiewith3
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  28. I "like" you on Facebook as Addison Kat
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  29. I "like" Dapper Snappers on Facebook and left a comment on their wall as Addison Kat
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