Quest to Keep the Pants Up – Mission Completed
I am talking my skinny little boy’s pants problem here and what did you think about? No seedy content or racy confessions here My boy is just too skinny for the regular fit bottoms. So, how do we keep his pants/jeans/shorts /sweatpants up, when the belt is out of question?
I first realized I had a problem on my hands when 4 pairs of soft various bottoms, mostly the roll-up “soft pants” (using my son’s lingo), bought on the monstrous sale slid down my son’s lanky frame without even a momentary hesitation. 3T label, all right… The length is perfect, when I hold them up, otherwise they just puddle around his ankles. Sweet!
The problem with the reasonably priced (dirt cheap) bottoms – is the lack of the adjustable waistband. All these little useful luxuries drive the price up. Later I discovered that even with the adjustable waist tightened to the last button on both sides, pants were still too big (Asos colored skinny jeans for instance).The alteration lady at the local dry cleaners rolled out the verdict: $15 per pair and bring the boy with you. What? Spend $7 on a pair of pants and $15 on the alteration? And the alteration of the 3 years old pants? Not my idea of a savvy shopping. This is exactly what I told her, this alteration lady… She just shrugged and home I went fuming.
So, I had to find a solution and pronto. After some relentless internet surfing, the light at the end of the tunnel, which was temporarily turned off due to some technical reasons, started twinkling.
Dapper Snapper, the genius, saving solution to a common childhood wardrobe malfunction is unbelievable simple.
It consists of a short piece of suspender elastic with snaps that fits in the back 3 belt loops of the child's pants and snaps over the outer 2 loops to cinch the pants thereby keeping them from falling down. In essence, it's a kind of toddler belt. Rephrasing famous George Harrison’s song “All you need is loops, loops, loops… loops is all you need”
Dapper Snappers come in a wide range of colors and designs for girls and boys. They are:
*Recommended for ages 9 months -6 years old and One Size Fits All
*Perfect for kids who are in between sizes or wearing hand-me-downs!
*Adjustable to 4 sizes
*Convenient - no need to remove for diaper changes & doesn’t impede potty training
You can buy single Dapper Snapper $9.95 or get a Multi-Pack of three for $26.85. I got a single dark navy Dapper Snapper and have been using it for almost 2 years. My only fear is to lose it. I seriously panicked when I couldn’t find the DS, which felt down from the shelf into the laundry basket. So, maybe purchasing multi pack would be a good idea just for your peace of mind in addition to the droopy drawers’ solution.
They are also running FREEDOM to Choose promotion this month, when you can buy *any 3 Single Dapper Snappers for the 3 pack price or *any 6 Single Dapper Snappers for the 6 pack price. You can build your own multipacks!
Use code FREEDOM3pk to get 3 Singles for $26.85
Use code FREEDOM6pk to get 6 Singles for $49.75
By the way, GAP pants fit the best. I never had to use my Dapper Snapper on GAP’s jeans and shorts. 77kids’ bottoms run really long, so the smaller size might be a solution.