If you’re the parent of a baby then you’ll know that there are dozens and dozens of products aimed at you, some of which are highly useful and some of which are highly questionable! I was recently asked to try a product which, happily, fits into the former category.
Sock Ons were designed by Kezi Levin, a mum of five, so this is perhaps why they are a nifty little product that actually works. The garments (accessories?) are little lycra oversocks which are designed to fit over a baby’s regular socks and – as the name suggests – keep the socks on!
My charming model was at first resistant to having the Sock Ons on, but I think that his socks were too thick that time as, on each of the other occasions that he wore them he was absolutely fine. We tried them out in a number of locations, mostly in places where baby was most active and liable to lose his socks including a particularly rough and tumble Toddlers session and a softplay party. The Sock Ons did exactly what they are supposed to – socks stayed on and I wasn’t chasing after him every five minutes to check his feet!
I would have to say that we used the Sock Ons primarily when we were out, as I didn’t really feel the need to use them while at home, but that was just my personal preference. The product doesn’t hurt the baby’s feet or squash them at all, so I don’t really see a reason why they couldn’t be worn all day.
The set we were sent were plain black, but they are available in a wide range of colours, for both boys and girls, and they also produce a range in sneaker patterns, Another part of the range is new baby cards with Sock Ons included, which is quite a clever idea.
Sock Ons are available from a range of stockists, including Mothercare and retail for around £6 for 2 pairs which is a really reasonable price when you consider how much you may potentially use the product. They are available in size 0-6 months or 6-12 months.
I’m really happy to recommend these but it’s unfortunate that my baby is coming up to 12 months (their maximum size) and that we didn’t hear about them sooner!
Note: This is a supported post in that I was provided with the product to review. All opinions are my own and I did not receive payment for this review.