After spending the first three months of his life in rompers and dungarees, I tried to put my sixteen week old son in his first pair of trousers (not from Frugi) three weeks ago. What a performance! We spent the day with tears at every nappy change as I tried to squeeze his cloth nappied bottom into the elasticated waist trousers. By the evening I picked him up and his trousers fell to his ankles, the elastic had gone. Over the next week this was repeated with three other pairs of ‘high street’ trousers, all lasting no longer than one day and I was beginning to loose hope that we would ever find a pair of trousers that would go easily over the cloth nappy and fit snugly around my son’s slim waist. Why on earth do so many retailers sew a pretend drawstring onto the front of elasticated trousers for babies?
I’ve certainly learnt to look much closer at trousers before buying! And then, thank goodness, his Easy Rider Roll-Ups arrived and he’s lived in them ever since. I got 6-12 months having resorted to the fact that the only way he’d be getting trousers over his nappy was by ordering a bigger size and rolling up the legs! He would actually have been fine with 3-6 months, but the trousers adjust so well that they even fit his slim waist snugly. (My friend tried the same pair on her 13 month old son who is long and not so slim, and they fitted him fine.) The button and zip opening make it easy to get the trousers on and off quickly without any tears and the elasticated adjusters ensure a snug fit for even the slimmest of waists. After being continuously worn and washed they still look like new and fit as perfectly as they did the first time he wore them. Horray!
For now the trousers are being worn rolled up, and at the moment they are just the right length for him as trousers, but come the spring/summer he’ll be wearing them rolled up as shorts and down as trousers. The fact that the waist is so adjustable and they roll up means they can last for much longer! I can tell he’ll get a good nine months wear out of them which makes them excellent value. They are going to be so versatile if we ever get a summer and great for coping with our ever changing, unpredictable weather!
The lower legs of the trousers are lined with super soft pale blue cotton and I can tell the navy cotton canvas is going to be tough enough to cope when he’s on the move and the slightly padded knees are going to be very useful when he starts crawling around! My husband thinks the five pockets (two of which have popper fastenings) are what every little boy needs for keeping his treasures safe but I’ve got a feeling it may be a while yet before he is using them!
This has been my first experience of Frugi trousers and I am SO impressed. I just wish I’d bought Frugi trousers from the start. The money I spent on cheaper ‘high street trousers’ that lasted a day would have already bought the rascal roll-ups and too blue towelling shorties. Oh well, I’ve learnt from my mistakes and my son is definitely going to be a Frugi trousers boy from now on!
Reviewed by Helen D – Frugi Customer & Crusader