Let me start off by saying that I know this post will most likely cause some sort of geographical divide or uproar. I live in Southern California, and depending on where your locale, you may have a different opinion. For example, if you live in Florida, Hawaii, places in the South or Arizona where it is hotter than Hades, you may adamantly disagree with me. That's fine. I don't fucking care.
That being said, I am just going to lay it out there - a Onesie is NOT a complete outfit for a baby. If you go into public or take your kid to daycare or whatever, in just a onesie, your kid is half naked. Period.
You may be wondering why I am even writing about this. It's simple. My mother. My mother and I have disagreed on this point for ages and I figured I would put in writing my utter disdain for the quarrel. Babies are mini-adults...let's treat them as such.
Let's examine some photo evidence.
Now, when you look at both these pictures side by side, one looks far more complete than the other. A woman would not leave the house in just a bodysuit, unless she was wearing legwarmers and shiny tights in 1980 going to Jazzercize, so your kid should not leave the house in just a bodysuit either.The only exception is one of those one piece outfits that has built in shorts. There is no VDL (Visible Diaper Line) and I am all about those things...they fucking rock. Buddha has a thousand of them. However, this does NOT include those one-piece sleepers. They are sleepers. Babies sleep in them. Just because they are called "Sleep and Play" does not mean that babies should go to school in them...they are pajamas. Babies at daycare in pajamas look stupid. I am not an advocate for Mom-shaming , but in that case, you fucking deserve it. Put your kid in some clothes for goodness sake.
Hubs also has an opinion on baby dressing. He thinks that shorts over a onesie are "superfluous" and should not be worn because they just cause delay in getting to diapers. Hubs, I love you, but you are WRONG. I challenge you to go out in just an undershirt and tighty-whities one day and see how society judges you. I will be on call to bail you out of jail for indecent exposure.
You may be asking what I am trying to accomplish by this post. The answer - absolutely nothing but pure polorizing home politics. At the end of the day, my Mom is going to continue to take off Buddha's pants around her house and tell me that "Those shorts are hurting his belly" or "Don't you think he needs more room to stretch out", and honestly, for the free babysitting that I need occasionally, I will take it from her. But, I just wanted to state for the record...treat your baby like your toddler, please. Complete outfits will help them to grow into functioning members of society, fashion conscience and confident. If not, always blame your mother.
Foul mouthed, outspoken and pretty much an eternal realist.