Socks That Stay on Feet

Updated on January 10, 2007
H.G. asks from Columbus, OH
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Does anyone know of a good brand of infant socks. I've had a few hand-me-downs that have worked great up to now. My 10 month crawler and puller upper is wriggling out of her socks. The more she moves the looser they become-she's not necessarily trying to pull them off. The hand-me-downs that stay put (she's down to one pair that still fit) have little nubbins (not sure how to describe them?) around the top of them-you roll them down and the nubs are around her ankle. I can't find them anywhere and no way to indentify what brand they are.
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So What Happened?

I found the socks I was looking for originally-the ones with "nubbins" around the ankle. They are Carter brand socks and I found them at JC Penney. They stay put through all the crawling and pulling up. We also use the Robeez soft shoes when going out or when she needs an extra layer on her feet-I highly recommend them. But the Carter socks stay on great with our without them! Thanks for all the great suggestions.

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A.H.

answers from Cincinnati on

One of my son's favorite games is taking off his socks. My Mom gave me some socks that have extra elastic around the ankle that he hasn't been able to get off. They are called Elegant Baby socks. They are very cute but pricey. My Mom found them marked down.

My son also got a pair of shoes that velcro across the ankle for Christmas. They have also helped with this issue!

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T.

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I had good luck with Old navy, Target, Gap and children's place.

The ones that were full elastic / terry -- soft fuzzy things when they were infants and kicked all the time with tiny feet, the fold over ones once they started moving because they were longer up top and held in place pretty good.

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M.W.

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I used the walmart I think it's the faded glory brand that you can fold them down they were the only ones that seemed to stay on. The old navy ones that I found are kind of hit and miss one pair will work when the other doesn't. Good luck

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C.N.

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I have found a few speciality socks like that from Carter's as well. Also I have found that if you use the Robeez slippers (or something similar) they work great. They help to keep them warm and they are still able to use their feet fully.

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C.C.

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Carter's socks work the best but even those come off after awhile...

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A.H.

answers from Cincinnati on

One of my son's favorite games is taking off his socks. My Mom gave me some socks that have extra elastic around the ankle that he hasn't been able to get off. They are called Elegant Baby socks. They are very cute but pricey. My Mom found them marked down.

My son also got a pair of shoes that velcro across the ankle for Christmas. They have also helped with this issue!

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C.S.

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One word Robeez there is nothing like them the Robeez are a little pricey but there are a ton of simaliar ones that are alot less I suggest e-bay to buy them. Shoe-shoos, Bobux, Tendertoes are a couple of othere brands that are just as great! They stay on and the bottoms offer better grip on the floor for early walkers.

K.K.

answers from Cleveland on

My 1 year old son had a similiar problem. I've found that Old Navy/Baby Gap socks and The Childrens Place stay in place the best. TCP and Old Navy ususally have sales for like 8/$10 and sometimes 10/$10. I like TCP for dress socks and Old Navy for athletic socks. I hope this helps. Oh yeah - I think hanes socks for infants/toddlers are awful. They shrink, pill and cut into chubby little ankles! Hope this helps.

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K.M.

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CARTER'S socks!!! There's nothing like them! :-)

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M.P.

answers from Cleveland on

I have had the SAME problem. Aside from the fact that socks don't stay on...my daughter loves to kick them off. I have found the Carter's socks stay on great...you can but them at Kohl's , Macys or the Carter's store. They have elastic through and through and weather the washing machine well. They have really cute patterns as well. If you don't have luck with those, Circo- the Target brand- makes well fitted and plain 100% cotton socks. Hope this helps!

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K.H.

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H.,

Hon. I hate to say this.... but you might as well let her go sockless. I work at a child care and when they are at that age, there is no keeping socks on them unless they have shoes on. I know it is cold out, but if she's inside it won't hurt. I can't really recommend any particular brand as the parents at our child care buy all different kinds... I mean all the way from Baby Gap and Old Navy all the way to cheap Wal mart socks.

Good luck!

Kim

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A.W.

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The socks that I found to stay on my son's feet the best (after he grew out of the ones with the "nubbins") are at Target. I think that they're the "circo" brand and they're just little ankle high socks. They fit snug, but not tight -- they're in the baby dept.

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S.L.

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Hi H.,
Try socks from Old navy they have the no skids bottoms on them, but then go buy these soft soled leather shoes called ROBEEZ and put them over the socks. THey are the best shoes for infants and toddlers. They cannot be pulled off and they won't come off unless you take them off. I use them on my 6 month old and his older brother wore them as well and you don't have to hassle with bulky hard shoes and laces either. www.robeez.com is where you can get them, but you can also try E-bay, sometimes Stride Rite will sell them too.
Hope this helped,
S. :)

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