Product: Little Grippers Baby Socks
Age Range: 0+
Manufacturer’s Description: Our Baby Socks are designed to Stay On! Gone are the days of losing your babies or toddlers socks while you are out for the day. Our socks are high in cotton content, with a tiny amount of stretch for comfort and fit. Our unique natural, hypoallergenic Stay On Technology is applied inside the top of the socks to help them stay in place. Each sock has its own beautiful Gecko knitted into the sole which is our brand logo.
Rating: (4/5 stars)
Review: We were sent a pair of “baby pink” colour Little Grippers baby socks in newborn size for Lydia to try out, and have been fairly impressed by them.
Lydia wore her Nutmeg romper dress to The Baby Show at the weekend, so she needed socks or booties on too keep her toes warm. We took the opportunity to try out the Little Grippers socks, though I must admit that I packed her booties just in case the socks started falling off! Thankfully, my backup plan wasn’t required, as the socks stayed put all day.
Our little baby girl usually manages to kick off one, or both, of her socks at some point in the day – as all babies do! I was impressed that the socks managed to stay on throughout such a busy day, as Lydia was taken in & out the car seat, in & out the sling, in & out the pushchair, in & out several Cushi Tush seats, in & out her bouncer, breastfed several times, and was quite a wriggly little thing in between! Not once did we have to readjust the socks, and they didn’t budge at all.
The socks themselves feel very soft to the touch and seemed comfortable. There is some sort of sticky tackiness on the inside at the top of the sock, which is how they stay on – the “stay on technology”. I was worried that Lydia’s skin would react to this as it can be a bit sensitive, but she was absolutely fine.
Our only criticism of them is the fit, which didn’t seem quite right for newborn socks. The foot part seemed a little wide at the toe and a touch long, on Lydia’s feet. She is nearly three months now, so I would expect newborn sized socks to be a better fit than these – indeed, most of her other socks fit more snugly to her feet. As a result these looked a little bit baggy, as you can see in the photos.
Babies all have different size and shape feet though, so I appreciate that it is difficult to design a sock that fits all babies! The most important thing is that they stayed on, as promised.
At £3 per pair I think these socks are a fairly reasonable price, although I wouldn’t buy more that a few pairs of each size. Four stars!