Chubby Baby Thighs

July 16th, 2010

It turns out that I am (apparently) a bit of a prude when it comes to baby apparel. Despite the trends of popular culture, I am just not that comfortable dressing my two-year old in flesh-baring outfits. There are few things more horrifyingly inappropriate to me than a toddler in a triangle string bikini. I mean seriously, people. There’s plenty of time for outfits like that when your daughter is 18 years old. Do we have to start at 18 months old?

Although less vigorous, I’ve also maintained a slight aversion to tank tops, shorts, and dresses without pants. I think babies just look so vulnerable in tank tops with their tiny shoulders exposed to the world. Likewise, I am unimpressed by the little bloomers that come with baby dresses, and last summer, tended to outfit Miss Mouse with a nice sensible pair of capris or leggings under her outfits.

Like this.

Then, on a whim, I bought her a pair of athletic shorts this summer at Walmart. I almost didn’t get them because they seemed so short. But then I tried them on and it was love at first sight.

That’s right — I have fallen madly in love with the sight of chubby toddler thighs. I can’t get enough of them. I just want to grab her and gnaw on those chunky legs every time I see her. Is that wrong?


Miss Mouse now has multiple pairs of shorts and is also permitted to run free in dresses-sans-leggings. I’m still not impressed by the bloomers, but her cloth diapers are so cute that I don’t mind if she flashes a peek of those to the world at large.

And I’ve come around somewhat on the bare shoulders, too. Last weekend it was just too hot to insist on a t-shirt underneath the 4th of July dress. And the result was quite charming…

2 responses to “Chubby Baby Thighs”

  1. Isa says:

    I think the cloth diapers benefit from being both useful (obviously) and also CLOTHING. I can't even explain the unexpected shudder of revulsion I get from the sight of a baby wearing nothing but a disposable diaper. The cloth ones are like little bloomers, and way cuter than the matchy ones that come with dresses. That said, I think Mousey's 4th dress and leggings is one of the cuter things I've seen all week!

  2. Prettyisa says:

    I think the cloth diapers benefit from being both useful (obviously) and also CLOTHING. I can't even explain the unexpected shudder of revulsion I get from the sight of a baby wearing nothing but a disposable diaper. The cloth ones are like little bloomers, and way cuter than the matchy ones that come with dresses. That said, I think Mousey's 4th dress and leggings is one of the cuter things I've seen all week!

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