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Baby Kilt Wearing 101: Part One

Getting the most wear out of your kilt

There are umpteen occasions never before imagined that a kilt can get whipped out and jumped into. Top of the list are weddings, christenings, Christmas, special birthdays and the odd weekend battle reenactment. It might seem unlikely that an average two year old is going into battle but it’s not 100 miles away from what parents can feel on an average Monday morning getting ready for nursery. Not that anyone is suggesting getting the full regalia out for nursery or the childminder but I have spotted one at a Tuesday morning playgroup, cleverly enhanced with leg warmers, a tank top and a sou’wester style anorak on top – this is Scotland after all. The wearer was half Brazilian and half Australian so creative licence and dramatic flare collided in a most successful fashion.

Kilt design in years gone by

The ancient kilt is easiest to put on while lying on the floor – remind you of anything? It’s a long piece of fabric which is folded into pleats while on the floor before the victim lies on top and strings it around themselves using a belt. Like many things it looks incredibly easy on youtube but can you imagine how that would work with a baby/toddler.

Our kilts

Lucky for you Little Legs Baby Kilts require no pleating, lying down or rolling about the floor…unless you really want to. All our kilts are v.e.l.c.r/o fastening! (As a side not we’re not allowed to use the “V” word because we get threatened with copyright infringement by the company itself. Even though that’s what we use, so we have to say “hook and loop” fastening. Ridiculous!)  This means you don’t even have to have your baby/toddler in your grasp to successfully attach it to their amazingly fast and sometimes furious little bodies. (We’ve all seen the advert for the nappies that pull on while the offspring crawls, rolls or squirms away – Little Legs kilts are just the same.) So, yes, you can run after, circle and snap Little Legs kilts into place before they’ve realised. The other good thing thing about velcro is it stays in place, can be reposition so the kilt can grow as they do and the wee monkeys can’t get it back off too easily! I know what your thinking – next Tuesday morning playgroup the kilt is coming out!