My tee's label is irritating me! My jeans are tickling me! And my socks are uncomfortable!!!”
If I had $1 for every time I heard that, I would be rich. Instead, I just have to make do with snipping off labels, adjusting their jeans and fixing rumpled socks.
What is it with kids and seams/tags or anything that itches the body? My monkies - Ash & Ale in particular - are extremely sensitive to them. And more especially so for socks. If they are wearing socks for that one fateful day, rest assured that they will never make it through the day without complaining about how hot, icky and itchy their feet are.
That is, until we discovered SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Sensitivity Socks.
Now I don’t want to sound overly dramatic, but... these socks are AWESOME! I'm not kidding - Not only are they super soft and cozy, but these socks are entirely SEAMLESS. They are created in the same way a caterpillar creates its cocoon - they start at the bottom and go up so there really are no seams, thereby ensuring not a single bump, stitch or corner to freak out even the most fussy child.
And since the “heel” and the “toe” of a sock can take so much time for a child to get it just right, I was pleasantly surprised that the SmartKnitKIDS socks come with a “no-heel” design that makes the socks easy to fit any foot size. No more moments of socks slipping and sliding all over the place!
Regular socks often have elastic bands at the tops of the sock that can often pinch, bind or be a source of irritation for children. But the non-binding fit at the top of the SmartKnitKIDS socks cleverly avoids the elastic band and allows them to fit comfortably without slipping down the leg.
But the mother of all irritation when it comes to regular socks has got to be the countless seams and stray threads present WITHIN the socks. But with the SmartKnitKIDS socks, absolutely none. See how smooth the interior of the sock is?
Since the socks fit so snugly that they would not slip off the wiggliest little toes, it is perhaps great to know that the high-tech fibers of the socks wick moisture away too which help to ensure a drier sock and help prevent sticky feet!
Of course, the real test came when the monkies got the chance to put on their pairs of socks.
And all I heard was… nothing. Absolutely nothing! No complaints, no whining and no itchiness. Pure bliss to my ears!
Their first reaction? Very comfortable, not itchy and... can we wear them in the house???
Given their hassle-free nature and overall smooth seamlessness, the manufacturers also describe the SmartKnitKIDS socks as perfect for children experiencing sensory processing differences, hypersensitivity or who simply can’t stand annoying seams. All I know is that they are helping three monkies of mine – who consider the act of wearing socks the bane of their existence!
A pair of SmartKnitKIDS Seamless Sensitivity Socks is retailing for S$12.90 and can be purchased via Little Soles' website HERE. The socks come in 4 sizes (S, M, L & XL) and in the colours of Purple, White, Pink and Navy.