I noticed that a lot of my Pie’s clothes have pockets. AWESOME! I thought. I won’t need a diaper bag anymore. My baby can schlep all her own stuff. So I went about collecting all the things that babies need when you’re out and about, or just hanging out at home, to stick them in pockets so I don’t have to carry a big bag anymore.
So here’s my list of things that I thought Baby should carry:
Seriously?? Why are there pockets on clothes, when those pockets are absolutely useless? As if it weren’t hard enough to get your baby to be responsible for keeping track of her own things. Babies suck at that.
So why do all these clothes have pockets? Is it for FASHION? What newborn cares what she looks like? They vomit on themselves and carry around their own waste in a special pouch made just for that purpose.
And you know what makes me really irate about this? I am PAYING for those pockets. Pockets=more fabric, more pattern components, more sewing. Pockets=more money. So I am paying a person to design these pocket pieces, then I am paying for the extra design component, the extra fabric, and another person to sew this useless flap onto my baby’s clothes. I have dozens of things with pockets – these were just the few things sitting in the basket of clothes waiting to be put away.
And you know who is really shitty at putting away their clothes?
So I am asking you, dear friends, to boycott baby pockets. If we stand together on this important issue, we can eliminate ineffective baby pockets on clothes.
*steps off soapbox*