That man is the richest whose pleasures are the cheapest. - Henry David Thoreau
Question #77176 posted on 04/07/2014 8:30 p.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

When dressing a baby, I put on the onesie, and then the pants. I have some friends who snap the bottom of the onesie over the pants, so that the onesie is essentially over the pants. I'm completely puzzled about it. Am I crazy? Is that how you dress a baby? I'm too weirded out to ask one of the moms why they do it- so, why do they do it?

-My Name Here


Dear __________, 

I've never even considered doing it that way, and I can't recall seeing it either. After looking over a couple of baby forums, I conclude that people do it for any of the following reasons:

  1. it keeps the pants on
  2. it helps the pants not twist
  3. there are cute decorations on the bum of the onesie
  4. to go for that "Superman" look
  5. they just think it's cute
  6. they are ridiculously sleep-deprived and unable to competently dress a baby
Really, though, I'm not sure there is a "right" way to dress a baby. Either of these methods covers the baby and keeps werf warm. Do what you want. You are the grown-up after all, and have license to dress the baby as laughably as your heart desires.
- The Defenestrator
PS- You could probably ask your friends, though. Maybe they have such convincing reasons that you will never put pants over a onesie again.

Dear MNH,

HA! I've done that multiple times to each of my kids, mostly because I forget about the onesie until I pick the kid up and see it dangling there.. Since it's hard enough to get pants on a wiggly baby once, I've resorted to just snapping the onesie over the pants and not caring.

Plus, it makes them look like little baby super heroes.

- Beemer Boy


Dear My ~

I snap onesies over tights, but not over pants. I don't think you're crazy, but your friends might.

~ Dragon Lady