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  1. Grover

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    socks for newborns have non-skid soles?
     
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    It helps keep the sock on their foot, if there is no covering on top of it
     
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    The non-skid rubber thingies are on the outside. They're more likely to help pull the sock off from kicking against something.
     
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    Because people think they are cute so the company sells more?
     
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    ??? How would preventing the socks from moving help them pull off when they are kicked against something?
    And do you really want your infants socks pulled off everytime she kicks against something - you'd be lucky to keep them on fifteen minutes

    PS Since you seem to be off the impression that I was thinking the non-stick soles were in the inside, can you please point me to a pair of socks where that is actually the case. I've never heard of something so "strange" as that and am wondering as to what the purpose of such a sock would be
     
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    It would kind of depend on the direction of the rubbing/kicking as to whether or not the rubber thingies help keep the socks on or pull the socks off.
     
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    I've never really stopped to think about it.

    Could it be to provide a little traction so the shoes stay on? Babies feet are so plump and rubbery, and the shoes are seldom form fitting-- maybe the grips help keep them from slipping off???
     
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    I am with swan.......no reason......just cute and sells well.
     
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    lol..... Who knows! I have never thought about that either...
     
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    Oy. The stuff is, in fact on the outside, yes, we agree about that. Yes, I would prefer that her socks stay on. However, it's NON SKID, not non stick. Perhaps this accounts for the confusion.
     
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    Assuming that the change of direction of kicking is random, rather than a strict pattern of alternation, and that the socks can only go on so far, the friction will always ultimately result in the socks coming off. Also, given the shape of most infant's feet and 'ankles' (do they really have ankles?), getting the socks further on is always harder than getting them further off. I think the net result would be very rapid sock-loss.
     
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    I think you and Swan have it right. Although I have no idea what makes little rubber dots or squiggles on the bottom of a sock 'cute'.
     
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    ...and should not be worn with shoes. The ones with non-skid bottoms are to be used as slippers, not socks. If they are to be worn as socks, buy some without the non-skid stuff.

    Why do they come on tiny baby ones--because the cuter something is , the better it sells.

    Do you know that the baby food dinners do not have enough protein to be nutrionaly sound? (parents should buy veggies and add meat.) Why do they make this--because parents will buy it.
     
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    Socks do not stay on baby feet. And I have no idea why shoes are sold at all, except for photo sessions. In fact, photo studios should just have prop shoes for the occasion !
     
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    I agree - why can't they make socks that actually stay on baby feet? Even the ones they advertise as they won't fall off - do - regularly.
     
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    It's a "girl" thing! :hugs:
     
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    I think they should just make pants with the feet in them until baby can crawl.
     
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    Don't know about the socks - both of my kids had big feet. "Wow, look at his feet," was the actual first thing that was said when my son was born. We skipped straight to 6 -12 mo. socks.

    Socks don't stay on, and they get eaten by the washer and dryer. After a couple of weeks, we had a bunch of mismatched socks. I agree with JaimeMarie - feety outfits are the way to go!!! I also liked Robies - they were really hard to take off!
     
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    Absolutely. For some reason, though, all the stuff with feet are considered 'sleepwear'. The people who design and market this stuff are as crazy as the people who write textbooks.
     
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    Bingo! I'd keep my kiddo in footie pajamas or something as long as possible. They are just easier to deal with. Perhaps the baby booties should go up further than the ankles.
     
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    It's so you don't slip and drop the baby while holding it.
     
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    Grover... I remember wondering the same thing as well like one day our 2 month old is going to jump out of that bouncer seat & take off walking around the house!!! LOL!!!
     
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    I sent an email to a sock manufacturer and this was their reply. Either they didn't read my question or they have no clue either and didn't want to admit it:

    We have non-skid soles socks for 0-18 months babies. So it start from NB.

    Thank you,
    Saraswathi Kondur
    Customer Care
     

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