How to Abide Beliefs and Not Letting Infant Daughter Wear Pants in Winter

Updated on August 30, 2011
S.S. asks from Mount Olive, NC
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I don't wear pants and my infant daughter won't wear any either. My reasons for this are my religious beliefs. But anyway, its really hard to find skirts for my daughter. Right now she is 5 months old. Well, winter is coming up and I want to abide by my religious beliefs in not having my daughter wear pants. I guess what my question is are there any mothers out there that are like me and only wear skirts and dresses and have daughters that they have to keep warm in the winter? Its hard to find skirts in infant sizes. Summer was easy, I put her in a onsie and let her go but what do I do when it gets cold? When she's older I know she can wear leggings under her skirts and be okay, but what about a infant. I can't find leggings in infant sizes either. Is there any one out there that has been in this situation? Please help, she's my first daughter and I'm completely clueless.

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Thanks for the many responses. I will definetly use leggings and the websites and stores where a good idea. Obviously my walmart and target are lacking. But I will look online. Since posting this i have actually found skirts for my daughter. I again was looking in the wrong places. The dugger website was awesome, that was really helpful. And again I thank all the KIND women who gave me good responses.

On another note, my question was what to do to keep my daughter warm for winter while wearing skirts. I didn't ask whether you agreed with my beliefs. I understand that you have a opinion but I wasn't asking for it. And again, I never said that my religion forced me to where skirts and dresses. Its a choice that I made for myself. At my church there are people who wear jeans and shorts and of course there are those who don't. I chose to give them up. And I really didn't appreciate the bashing. I asked a honest question as a mother of a daughter who is new to the change. I didn't ask whether anyone agreed with me.

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C.W.

answers from Santa Barbara on

Forgive me, I really don't understand. Leggings are ok but not pants? Is there an age when leggings become against the rules? Thank you.

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R.M.

answers from Topeka on

BABY LEGS!!!! Both of my grandsons wear them...so nice to keep their legs warm, their knees protected...they would be nice even under dresses after she is a bit older and able to wear dresses on a regular basis....I wish I had known about them when my girls were babies!!

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D.B.

answers from Charlotte on

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E.A.

answers from El Paso on

I'm sorry but when I red your post I got kinda bothered mad or annoyed. I'm not trying to insult your religion. I used to have to do that when I was younger my mom made me wear skirts and I hated it I was always cold even when I was 10 up to 18 yrs old because my mom made me wear em. How could you think tights or leggings are ok but not pants?she is just a baby. I wouldn't care like someone else wrote why risk her getting sick? seriously.

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A.C.

answers from Lexington on

OMG are u serious u need to keep her warm the best way u know how. God wouldn't want you to let her be cold!

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S.B.

answers from San Francisco on

Hello S.,

I just wanted to congratulate you on your response "what happened"! It was delivered with such confidence and directness and was not fueled by anger or judgement!Love it! If we all could not take things personally and speak honestly, the world would be a better place!

S.

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L.L.

answers from Rochester on

There are leggings (and warm tights) in infant sizes. Almost any discount store carries them...WalMart, Target, etc. They're usually hanging up near the onesies.

For skirts, I suggest you sew them yourself...skirts are super easy, you can pick the design/pattern you want, make them the length you want, etc. Super simple. I have made so many skirts for my daughters (just for fun...they wear pants. We live in MN, and they play outside in the snow.) Personally, for us, pants are more modest...I don't like my daughter on a swing or a slide or a ladder with a skirt on. When she does wear them (to church every week, that's pretty much it...I have her wear shorts under them. You could try that.) That's just me...I know plenty of people wear skirts, and that's okay too! :)

I'd wear skirts all the time if I had some that fit, but because of extra baby weight from two babies over the years, I just can't afford to buy new dresses, can't fit into the old ones (appropriately, anyhow...) and jeans go on clearance for a dollar. Oh well...

Also, just some freedom like encouragement...if your beliefs are "based" on the Bible and it saying that women and men should not dress like each other (can't think of the verse and how it's worded, but you know which one I'm saying and this is probably why...)...what it means is that you shouldn't be a cross dresser. You shouldn't try to appear as though you were the opposite sex. Women wearing pants does not make them look like men. I just wanted to be encouraging on that point...that if you WERE to put your baby in pants you certainly wouldn't be going against God's law. After all, men in those time wore nothing but dresses. Does your husband wear a dress? No. Of course, if this is some other religion, I'm lost.

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T.J.

answers from Seattle on

There should be comfy skirts and leggings in her sizes at target all the time for pretty cheap! And the legwarmers for babies are cute too, easier than tights for changing time too, google "babylegs".

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J.C.

answers from San Francisco on

I've seen some cute infant size leggings at Old Navy. And I'm sure you'll be seeing many more once the cooler weather arrives. I've also seen cute comfy cotton tights that you should be able to find in her size. They look so cute with skirts and dresses.

Added...Wow, S. is asking for clothing advice for her baby, and many people are finding it necessary to criticize her religion...pretty sad, in my opinion.

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L.A.

answers from Austin on

I was going to suggest Jumper Dresses and tights.

My MIL is an excellent seamstress and our daughter loved dresses and all winter she had to have dresses, so MIl used this one pattern And we chose a ton of fabrics and she wore turtle necks and blouses under them.

This is a bit expensive, but it gives you an idea.. It would be cute with tights and a long sleeve shirt.

http://www.lordandtaylor.com/infant-girls-12-24-months-ju...

Here is a free pattern you could pick warm fabrics..
http://www.made-by-rae.com/2008/04/free-itty-bitty-baby-d...

Here are some cute leggings..
http://oldnavy.gap.com/browse/product.do?pid=857704&l...

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P.G.

answers from Dallas on

Safety first. I understand dedication to religious beliefs and rules, but I'm pretty sure that when it comes to infants, that some exceptions are made.

I thought the no-pants rule was to avoid the sexual suggestiveness of showing legs. If that's the case, then as an infant it's not an issue and doesn't apply. I would check with your church about it as I'm sure they've had the question before.

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A.G.

answers from Houston on

The gap or old navy (same company) have tights for infants and toddlers, and they are super cute.

Also you would find sheer pants, a thinish material (think workout style with adults) could also be good under a shirt.

*****and dont let anyone make you feel bad for your beliefs, if you put leggings on her and wrap her in a blanket she will survive, i promise, lol

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M.B.

answers from Austin on

You should be able to find tights... that will help keep her legs warm.

What about sewing her dresses? Sewing is really very easy, and something like a skirt doesn't have to have any zippers or buttons.... You could make them a bit longer to help protect her legs.

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C.F.

answers from Portland on

I am not understanding this, and I don't want to be insulting, but if this is for some kind of modesty/purity thing in your religion,
isn't a skirt MUCH easier to hike up and do impure things than pants are to unzip, unbutton and take off?

Just seems skirts mean easier access?

Also I am glad to know about that being a religious thing, cause honestly if I had seen a baby out in nothing but tights and a skirt (and a jacket) in the winter I would have called social services or the police.

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J.K.

answers from Kansas City on

I've seen little baby leggings at Walmart.

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S.B.

answers from Houston on

I've seen leggings all over, even for infants. What struck me in your post was that it was okay for her to "run around" in just a onesie, but pants are not okay? I totally don't get that. I know it's your religion, so you do what works for you.

I also watch the Duggars show and the littlest girls look like they have pants or leggings of some sort on under their dresses. You could totally do that. If you can't find dresses or skirts you like, maybe you can make your own.

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S.S.

answers from Chicago on

get tights. they sell them at all the stores, kmart, walmart, jc penneys etc. you can get them make like cable knit socks. so warmer than the regular nylon kind

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L.G.

answers from Detroit on

Many people have speculated on why you would choose this for yourself and your daughter, but would you mind sharing why? I have not heard this and am very curious why this would be a choice for religioius reasons. I am a Christian, but am having a hard time figuring out the reasoning behind this. I am in no way judging, just genuinely curious. Thanks

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E.J.

answers from Lincoln on

forgive me if my answer is wrong as I know nothing about wearing dresses for religious beliefs. I am sure that is challenging. Could your daughter wear pants under her dresses in place of leggings? Or would that sort of defeat the purpose? I think you can also find some very cute heavy woolen stockings that might keep her warm. I have a boy, so I may be clueless, but I am surprised that you are having a hard time finding dresses for your little one.

Good luck, I'm sure some other mommies will have even better suggestions!!! And I give you much respect for following your religious beliefs :-)

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A.J.

answers from Williamsport on

They do have baby leggings. I actually have several pairs my 2 year old has outgrown and if you PM me, I'd be happy to send for free, and I think I have some heavy tights that size too. Otherwise, keep looking on ebay and in stores, they're out there. I've seen them in Walmart and Target along with little ballet legwarmers that are cute. There are also cotton thermal jammies in Target sometimes that I have used under skirts. My daughters always wear leggings or tights under skirts unless it's super hot.

Go to Target.com and check out this cute set: 2 for 5.99 Just One You Made by Carters cotton leggings called Precious Firsts "pant sets" but they're leggings.

There are also cute Cupcake baby thermal jammies on Amazon.com.

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U.M.

answers from Fayetteville on

There are plenty of very cute baby dresses and baby tights (with socks and without) available. If you truly can't find them in stores, then check on-line: http://www.hannaandersson.com/ They have the cutest dresses and leggings for babies, toddlers and girls.

If your religion is so restrictive about what clothes to wear, I would suggest checking with the clergy about recommendations for "appropriate: infant clothing that is protective and warm enough, in the climate you live in.

Many of those restrictions are so that girls and women are not considered to be sexually suggestive. Never mind that men need to be able to look at a female without their hormones running wild, but they should certainly be able to look at a female baby without automatically thinking about sex... And if not, then there are much more serious problems to worry about!

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M.W.

answers from San Francisco on

Leggings and tights are so popular now..and I have seen leg warmers out there too.

My daughter wore thick tights when she was littler with her dresses and skirts. We purchased them at Target and Wal Mart. They had prints or plain ones. To this day my daughter still loves to wear dresses and skirts...but in our home/religion it is not a requirement...she does it cuz she likes them.

Good luck on your hunt for tights!

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P.M.

answers from Tampa on

How can a religion put safety last? Maybe when your child gets sick or harmed from all the exposure to the cold, you'll pray to your God to help her heal? Why go thru all that when a simple pair of pants or leggings would keep her very warm and safe?

Only the extreme religions have limits on what women are allowed to wear and I feel very sorry for the women who practice those anti-women religions - as well as feel sorry for their children being raised in it.

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S.S.

answers from Denver on

Thick tights AND baby legs together for when it is really chilly. You can also put socks on under or over her tights
for extra warmth. Zutano makes great booties that snap around the ankle and really stay on. You can find fleece ones to put over her tights.... Lots of online stores carry them. Zutano also makes some
cute fleece and velour jumpers that are very warm.

Good luck!

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A.K.

answers from Houston on

Skirts may be hard to find - but there are oodles of pretty dresses. A onesie and thick tights underneath, and a pretty jacket, and she will be fine. In the UK where I am from, it is cold A LOT, and years ago a woman wouldn't be seen dead putting her child in trousers, and kids lived through the cold. And cold doesn't make you sick anyway, viruses and bacteria do, so don't worry about that.
If you have a sewing machine, you could make knit tube skirts in a snap, I mean SO easily.

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C.W.

answers from Allentown on

Another vote for Babylegs!
They'll be so much easier for diaper changes. I put them on my ds with a shirt and diaper (I hate onesies) in the house.I wish I had known about them with my dds. They make so many cute girly prints!

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K.M.

answers from Memphis on

I am not sure about good places to get skirts for an infant but if you sew there are some easy skirt patterns on the internet. Also, to keep her legs warm get some baby leg warmers. Here is one brand but there are others. If you knit there are about a million patterns online for them. I am only a novice knitter and I made a pair. http://www.babylegs.com/.

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M.D.

answers from Minneapolis on

I think you can get leggings at Kohls. With cold weather you could put on a pair of heavy duty tights my twins loved them!! In the winter time they wear them under their pants (Minnesota winters can get brutal). If you are talented enough you could make her dresses/skirts, if you aren't if there is a Joann fabrics near you they always have craft classes that you can take (well at least they do here).

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A.S.

answers from Eugene on

I buy my leggings at Gymboree. That might be more $$$, but the quality is worth it. Buy big and they will last for years. You could buy 6 to 12 months, you can push them up, and they will last 2 winters. My dd is 3 and wears 12-18m as capris length, during the spring. Save them, even if they get short, no diaper makes the baby size fit little girls.

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J.W.

answers from St. Louis on

My daughter's school uniforms required skirts. You can find leggings made of wool and other materials that are just as warm as pants but they are not. :)

As far as infant sizes, try Lands End. I am sure there are other places as well. Perhaps go online and try merchants that specialize in other countries that have the same restrictions.

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B.C.

answers from Joplin on

Leggings or cable knit tights under dresses.
I still put leggings under dresses and skirts for my 10 year old daughter because she doesn't like tights.
I know they make tights for infants, I have seen them. Leggings may have to be purchased with outfits instead of separately, I would look online and in catalogs if you cannot find them in stores.

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B.M.

answers from Dallas on

target has infant leggings. can she use the sleepsacks?

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T.F.

answers from Dallas on

If she can wear leggings when she is older, why can't she wear them now?

I dont get the logics on that issue.

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H.P.

answers from Dallas on

What about tights or those cute little leg warmers they make for baby girls??

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L.M.

answers from Dover on

Children's Place has skirts and leggings for all seasons and ages.

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N.J.

answers from Los Angeles on

babysteals.com has tons of leggings on their daily steals. I'm sure there are infant sizes in that bunch too. You can check their archives too! Good luck

http://babysteals.stealnetwork.com/archive_products.php?i...

http://babysteals.stealnetwork.com/archive_products.php?i...

here's just some in the archive. Doesn't look like there are sizes for the leggings, but it does give measurements. Good luck

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T.S.

answers from San Francisco on

What does your religion suggest? How can you not find tights or leggings in infant sizes, they are everywhere, especially online. I find it sad that you are coming here for help, I hope they provide you with some options that keep your daughter safe and warm :(

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R.J.

answers from Seattle on

Don't forget WOOL SOCKS!!!

SmartWool adult socks the heel can be dealt with several ways (cut off and sewn, foot cut off for leg warmers, stretchy ribbon, etc.), and when they're little, they fit perfectly over the calf. I even know one family who put snaps ($2 at the sewing store for a package of 25 or 50) who put snaps on the onsies and the matches on the socks).

The biggest problem with skirts and dresses on crawlers is their knees get caught on them, so they end up ripping them off (skirts) and crawling right out of them, or getting bruises on their shoulders (dresses) and tangled up in them. So crawlers in dresses tend to NOT crawl / skip crawling because crawling hurts them or adults are constantly stopping them to put their skirt back on. So they learn not to crawl. Some keep it up, but most don't. So if she "skips" crawling, don't be fretted.

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S.B.

answers from Redding on

They make darling baby thermals. My kids both had them. I have a girl and a boy. They come in plain white and solid colors. Some are even flowered for girls. My kids wore thermal tops under their jumpers and things just to keep them warm.
Please don't take this the wrong way, but does she have to wear skirts? Are dresses okay?
I don't know if you sew at all, but you can make really cute little jumpers that only require some fabric, thread and buttons. That way, you don't have to worry about waist bands. A little turtle neck under and some thermal underwear leggings....she could stay nice and toasty warm.
If you can't find them locally, look online for catalogs.

They do make cute leggings and thermals for babies, you just have to search.

Best wishes.

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C.D.

answers from Columbia on

Have you looked at any heavy knit tights? Some almost look like a sweater knit or cable knit. My daughter wore them a lot when she was little and they are pretty warm. They look cute under dresses and aren't too hard to deal with for diaper changes.
Good luck.

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N.J.

answers from Peoria on

Try the Children's Place too. They always have basic comfy ruffle skirts in all sizes and have tights and leggings too. Their skirts are a staple for my little girl's wardrobe!

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J.L.

answers from Raleigh on

They sell leggings for infants at Gymboree, I know, as my daughter wore them all the time! They even sell them at Target, I believe, which might be a bit less expensive. The ones at Gymboree, I will say, CAN be bought on sale and REALLY hold up well (elastic and color-wise.) Good luck!

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J.L.

answers from Chicago on

Look online. You can get leggings and tons of thick tights to put on her. Also thick socks too. I would go with socks that are a size bigger as well that way they provide more coverage.

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L.K.

answers from Atlanta on

Babylegs! I don't have any daughters (yet), but I do wear skirts for religious reasons. I'm just waiting for a daughter I can put in Babylegs! If you knit, you could make your own (super easy - just a tube). Best of luck!

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T.H.

answers from Kansas City on

Even though I'm late I just had to chime in...I love the leggings at Gymboree too! They are high quality, warm and last a long time...in fact all Gymboree stuff lasts! I also found good luck with dresses at Gap, Old Navy, and Carter's. Carter's is one of my favorite places for the 0-2 sizes. THey are cute! I bought a few pairs of tights at Target in infant sizes so I'm surprised that your doesn't have any! You should ask! And, I just have to add that I don't see what the big deal is...I mean you're going to put her in tights, so who cares if she wears skirts and dresses in the cold months!

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K.H.

answers from Huntington on

I've not had the problem you experienced with not finding leggings for infants (I have a 20m old). There seems to be an abundance in the "cheapy mix-match" section of many stores..I specifically remember seeing in Kohl's and I just saw some in Wal-mart, although they were not ankle length...more like knee-length.

Good luck!

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L.C.

answers from Jackson on

Sorry, I am way late in responding, but I had to put my two cents worth in. I had two girls and I never put a pair of pants on either of them. I got a lot of ridicule from people, including family, but I stuck to my beliefs and they never had more colds than the normal baby. I made their skirts and a lot of their dresses and always put tights and/or knee socks on them in the winter. Wrapped in a blanket they were nice and cozy and warm and protected. A second pair of tights was worn at the coldest times when they were outside. People always complimented them on how cute they looked. Never a problem! I will say that skirts fell down around their belly while they still had their baby fat, so I felt dresses looked better. Stand by your beliefs and let people say what they will. I've seen lots of adults that would look so much better in a dress or skirt! If they only knew what all those rolls and dimples showing through those tight clothes looked like they would be humiliated. Kudos to you!

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K.C.

answers from Orlando on

We LOVE babylegs!

But just one quick tip, if you buy the BabyLegs 1 at Target they are super super super thin material! The babylegs from the website are more expensive, but a much better quality material. :)

L.M.

answers from New York on

I am sorry you are offended but I must admit, it is an upsetting question because you can make your choices but an infant CANNOT. She has to be warm and safe and COMFORTABLE. Skirts and dresses are absolutely not safe for little babies!!!! Forget about being cold - crawling is dangerous in a skirt or dress. I live in a very multi cultural area and have the privilege of knowing Siekhs, Hindus, Orthodox Jews, Hasidic Jews, Born Again Christians, Scientologists, as well as Catholics and Atheists. I am a strong believer in religious tolerance. One friend has a 2 yr old son whose hair is very very long. They are Orthodox Jews and will not cut his hair till he is 3. Their belief. Fine. He looks like a girl because his hair is so long, they tie it in a ponytail. But he is a healthy happy child. Hasidic Jewish girls wear skirts and dresses but I have never seen this with their babies - they wear what they want. So anyways, I have to tell you I completely respect your choice - this is America after all. But I cannot, will not and do not agree with enforcing anything on a baby or small child that is either unsafe or uncomfortable. What sense does that make, no matter WHAT your religion?

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M.K.

answers from Seattle on

I am sorry if I sound ignorant about your religious beliefs, but you don't quite specify the rules... so I hope I don't offend you.
They do make infant leggins, tights and babylegs, if it ok that she can wear them under a skirt. As for trouble finding a skirt: why not make your own for a while. Skirts are SO easy to make, especially if you just need something for every day to keep her warm (nothing frilly). It's basically just a tube of fabric with some elastic in it...
There are also plenty of dresses (if dresses are ok) for the under 1 crowd (my daughter had a bunch) that are great for layering her clothes during the cold season. For example what we would do: Tights, leggins and a dress on top.
For tights and leggins you can look many places: online (Amazon), upscale: Hanna Anderson makes WONDERFUL tights and really cute matching leggins/dress sets, but it's pricey. I have bought a lot of leggins at Target , GAP, Old Navy and H&M.
They may not be "in season" yet... but in a few weeks should be easy to find.

M.L.

answers from Houston on

You can let her wear leggings if you can find them, have you looked online? I see them all the time. If not, have you tried leg warmers? You can even make them yourself:

http://www.etsy.com/search/handmade?search_submit=&q=...

She can also wear long sleep onesies and you can just put a skirt over it.

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R.B.

answers from Nashville on

When my daughter was little and crawling I would put a pair of her father's socks on her legs. I just cut the toes off and fit the heel part over her little knees. This was to protect her legs while she was crawling on the floor. The best part was that they did not cover the diaper area, so they did not have to come off for a changing like tights or leggings would need to. My Mom gave me the idea because she had to wear skirts growing up and they wore stockings and garters instead of pantyhose.
I did not do it, but I suppose the socks could be dyed pink or embroidered with flowers or something to make them look more feminine.

J.B.

answers from Houston on

I know the Duggars, the family with 19 kiddos, don't have any of their girls in pants either. Maybe check out their website and see if there is info about how they do things. Here is a link : http://www.duggarfamily.com/. I have seen the show before and their little girls all have thick tights under dresses so they can romp and stomp and do all the stuff lil' ones need to. Maybe it will be helpful, I see you have gotten lots of great responses, so maybe you already have it sorted out, but I thought this might be of help as well. Take care!

M.M.

answers from Tucson on

You should be able to find stockings for your baby. What do other people with your beliefs do?
good luck

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G.B.

answers from Oklahoma City on

I have never really seen infant skirts. All my girls wore dresses and heavy tights. They sell the tights at walmart for just about $4.00. The tights keep their legs warm and the dresses make them look cute.

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W.C.

answers from Lexington on

We mostly wear skirts for convenience and allergy issues (if I wear pants I break out in hives as I'm alelrgic to every single detergent out there) so my girls like to wear skirts to be like mama and we keep the infant in skirts too....bc it's just too easy to do a diaper change that way. I buy organic dresses and skirts, mostly from zulily (I've come to love the nosilla organic brand and Kate Quinn) and for the winter I put the infant in a long sleeved onesies, dress, Baby Legs, diaper, socks and shoes. LOVE Baby Legs! You're probably in luck as jumpers and summer dresses are going on major sale soon. Have you considered corduroy and woolen jumpers?

I've seen alot of Walmart suggestions - if you wear skirts due to religious beliefs then keep in mind everything at walmart is made with child slave grown and harvested cotton from uzbekistan, slave manufacturing labor, etc. - except for the Levi's brand. Everything else from walmart in terms of clothes is made with slavery and that's how it's so cheap. As a religious person it seems supporting the oppression of slaves would be against your beliefs, so keep that in mind. You can check out ILRF, Not For Sale, SOMO business reports, or IJMHQ for further info.

S.T.

answers from Kansas City on

wow, some people (like some of those who responded to you) are just clueless!!!!

I am sorry that some women were so ignorant in their answers and did the whole bashing thing. I would just make her some leggings to go under her skirts. I like the idea of using the socks and dying them.

Kudo's for you for sticking to your beliefs.

K.A.

answers from San Diego on

One thing I do when I put my daughter in dresses when it's cold is I put her in a nice thick pair of tights and also have leg warmers to put over that if needed. Baby legs are my favorite http://www.babylegs.com/.
Just curious, what do you consider to be "pants"? Would stretchy t-shirt knit material leggings be considered pants to you? For example something like this http://www.hannaandersson.com/style.asp?from=SC%7c1%7c2%7...
I put those under dresses all the time too, especially when they're getting a little short. I'll add a pair of leg warmers under those for an extra layer of warmth. I stock up on easy solid colors at Target and my Costco has 2 packs of the Hanna Anderson ones (not the cute ruffles, just straight legs) and I loaded up on tons of colors. I can understand if you feel those are too pants like though.
The rule of thumb to keeping your baby warm is look at what you are wearing and add no more than one more layer. So if you wear tights underneath then those with a pair of leg warmers for her. A blanket to cover her up in the stroller etc when out.
I do want to add that even at it's coldest here it never gets below the high 20s at night. We are sometimes out in that cold when we go to Disneyland and then I always have her in a pair of jeans with a pair of leg warmers underneath and sometimes a pair of tights too.

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answers from Dallas on

I am just now joining the discussion, I apologize if I repeat. Have you heard of babylegs? They are a wonderful product, but can be pricey. I started making all my son's babylegs. I would buy the long socks at Target for $2-$4 each, and make them into babylegs. If you an sew a straight line, you can make them! There is a link here, for a tutorial. You can also look up videos on how to make babylegs on youtube.

http://everythingyourmamamade.com/2008/01/21/make-your-ow...

Sorry people were unkind to you.

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D.F.

answers from Raleigh on

I didn't read the responses.

I'll just share that Gymboree has tons of baby tights. I've actually seen some at Target too. Just stock up on pink and white, and that should match most of her clothes.

X.O.

answers from Chicago on

The church my family attended when I was a child was very conservative, and most of the women/girls wore skirts every day. In the winter, they usually banished their fashion sense and wore sweat pants underneath their skirts. This was in MN, so our winters are much more brutal than a NC winter would be. Leggings or cable-knit tights should be sufficient a Mid-Atlantic winter.

Gymboree
Baby Gap
The Children's Place
Old Navy

I've seen leggings and tights at all of these places. I even bought my son some tights last winter because he kept pulling off his socks in the car.

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