Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The coolest thing ever!!



I rarely get super dooper excited when it comes to belts but my poor little man has not been able to properly wear a pair of pants or shorts since the day he was born. He is on the short side but his body build is just like his fathers. Wide across the chest and shoulders, super skinny waist, and sadly shorter legs like I have. Needless to say its impossible to find pants or shorts to fit him as baby sizes do not come in, skinny. Nor do infant clothes come with an adjustable waist or are belts really practical under the age of four.

My mom has tried several times to take up Connor's pants and that never works out that well and I hate to ruin ins good clothes encase we need them for later or want to hand them down. So I've just opted to put him in smaller sizes, elastic wastes, or just rompers up till now. As he creeps closer to the two year mark its just getting harder and harder to get away with no pants and rompers are hard to find in the 24m size range. So when I found Dapper Snappers I almost had a heart attack its so brilliant and so simple I cant even believe I never thought of something like it for Connor's clothes.

Dapper Snappers are a belt alternative as belts are just not practical for younger children and toddlers as it makes diaper changing more difficult and potty training nearly impossible. Dapper Snappers are basically a long piece of elastic with snaps attached which you adjust by snapping the Dapper Snapper on in diffrent locations. Basically to break it down, you thread the Dapper Snapper through the back half of the pants the same way you would a belt then fold over the ends after you get it through the belt loops and pull the pants as tight as you want them then just snap the dapper snapper back together and the pants are tightened but unlike a belt the Dapper Snapper is elastic so its not uncomfortable or restricting to those super active little ones.

Dapper Snappers are one size fits all so you only need to buy one set though I do recommend you purchase at least two as you will find that you don't always want to have to take them off of the pants you use most often. I have two and I'd really like to have at least one more as I prefer to leave the Dapper Snapper in place until its time to wash the pants. You do not need to remove it to take the pants on and off and its just easier to have several. They also come in girls and boy colors so you can get a Dapper Snapper that looks good with whatever color clothing you have though as most of the time shirts cover the top half of children's pants you really wont see the Dapper Snapper that often so if you have multiple kids I would go with a navy blue and beige but I do have to admit I would really love to have a green and orange one myself! Currently I just have the navy blue.

Dapper Snappers are available directly from their website as well they provided us with a coupon for buy two Dapper Snappers get the third one free!! Use code : 7dbpantsup Shipping is free!

Two lucky winners will get their own set of Dapper Snappers (in either boy or girl) to try out on their own!

To enter :

  • Leave a comment on this post. Check out Dapper Snappers and tell me what color and who you would most like to have these for!
  • Make sure there is a way for me to contact you - if your email address is not on your profile or you are not a blogger you may leave it in your comment or email it to me directly (angelaandconnor at gmail dot com) We have had to disqualify a lot of potential winners as of late as many people do not have emails available in their profiles or leave anonymous posts without any way to contact you.
  • Please US entries only.
  • To get extra credit :
    • For an extra entry :
    • Bloggers - Blog about this contest and leave me the link on your comment, or add me to your sidebar and let me know its there.
    • Non Bloggers (or bloggers) subscribe to my mailing list/RSS feed and earn another entry!
    • One extra credit per person. Please post your extra credit in a separate post.
    • This contest will end September 30th at midnight!

83 Comments:

Kelly said...

Ok, these look really cool. My son could use those, but only because he is such a chunky monkey and I have to buy bigger sizes and his pants fall down alot. LOL

Diane said...

WOW! These ARE the coolest things ever! I like the navy, but hey, I'd just get a three-pack. My son is a slender chap too, and I can't get any of his pants to stay up. Same problem as you. I'm bookmarking this site so I can go back and get me that three-pack. Thanks for another fabulous giveaway!
themommyspot(at)gmail(dot)com

groovyoldlady said...

I'm not sure if they're long enough to work for my older skinny minnie, but if not I know plenty of folks that I can pass them to.

All that is to say, enter me in the contest, please!

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We'd like the navy blue if we win.

Thanks!

Stephanie said...

My son has the same issue as yours. These look fantastic! Probably black to start.
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Rebecca said...

My daughter has a really skinny waist, but long legs so her pants never stay up! I would love to win one of these!

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Rebecca said...

I am a subscriber!

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jenny said...

wow now thay are realy grate to have and well i love to try and win a set for my little one thanks

gkstratos said...

Beige (boys)
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gkstratos said...

Subscriber
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Maja said...

black ones, for my son

pretty cool
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Maja said...

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subscriber

Andrea said...

I'd get the beige for my son!

Andrea said...

I have your button in my links!!

Amanda said...

What a great idea! I like the Girls pack of Navy Blue,Beige,hot pink. They would be for my little one her pant never stay up.

kygirl said...

We like the foliage green, they would be for my grandson.

mverno said...

blue for my grandson

Seeryus Mama said...

I'd love to have the Hot Pink for my little lady. How I wish these were around for my son! He's 8, and wears an 8 around the waist, but needs a 12 for the length! I'm afraid Pea will be the same way. Already, pants are way to big!! I guess that is what happens when your daddy is 6'8"!

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reb said...

Like the hot pink.

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vmkids said...

thanks for the contest

Sandy said...

think the navy would be great so it doesn't stand out but great... my own kiddos would use

Anna said...

I'd like to get this in black. I'd want to win it for my little boy. He is 2 years old and very long legged so I frequently have the problem of pants fitting him around well around the waist but being too short, so I have to get larger sizes where they are alright length wise but then too big around the waist. These might solve my problem! Thanks.

Anna said...

You are on my sidebar --

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Alyce said...

These are so awesome! I just went and ordered some. :) We have a four year old boy who is so skinny and none of his pants fit him. We try to buy really long 3T's and those are still too baggy for him. This is a relief, because I was wondering what his teachers were going to say at preschool about his droopy pants.

lace said...

The girls pack (hot pink, beige, navy) would be great for my nieces.

Mom of 3 Peas said...

I would definitely choose pink - and use it for my girlie girl when she starts potty training.

Jenn S. said...

This is great. My son needs these badly. I like the Beige (for Boys).

Sarah S said...

what a great concept!! My little guy is plenty round in the belly, yet some of his pants seem to still fall down. I just don't get it! But this product looks great - I would love the beige color for him.

Alexia said...

How cool are these?!?! I need these for both of my boys! I like the black Dapper Snappers.

Hil'Lesha said...

I'd choose the black for my son.

Hil'Lesha said...

I posted about the giveaway here. ;)

Kari said...

Yes, yes. We have the same issue. These look great.

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Wehaf said...

Either basic black, or red. My friend's son is skinny and would love these.

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Miranda said...

My skinny little daughter could definitely put these to use! We've had such a hard time comfortably getting her pants to stay up. We've tried regular belts but they pinch her tummy. These are great and we would love the hot pink. Great find!

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stampedwithgrace said...

my little man is so skinny and this would be perfect for him!!

stampedwithgrace said...

your button is on my blog :)

Betsy said...

My daughter needs these! I would probably use black the most (goes with everything, right!).

elaina said...

What a brilliant idea! Why oh why didn't I think of it?!

I think I'd like the beige. Thanks!

sunnymum said...

These look like a really good idea! I'd like to try one for my daughter in hot pink or navy blue. Her pants are always falling down, and she is just starting to potty train.
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Julie D said...

I'd like a blue one! (and maybe a pink one for my bigger skinny kid!)

Julie D said...

I have your button on my sidebar.

pink182 said...

i like the pink one but blue would be better caused i would use for my cousins kids pants

Tammy said...

I like the tan one -- or the boys colors in general, I would need these for my daughter, but most of her pants are navy/tan and black anyway!

tammy said...

i would pick the navy so it would blend in with my daughters jeans. she has such a skinny waist and we usually get her jeans handed down or yard sales; they rarely have the adjustable bands in them, so this would be perfect!
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Becca said...

This really is one of those things that makes you wonder why you didn't think of it. My daughter could REALLY use these. At her 15 month well check she was in the 80th percentile for height and less than 5th for weight. We've been find during the summer because she can wear 6 and 9 month shorts that fit her in the waist, and it doesn't matter much how short they are. But long pants in the winter will be a different story. I'm really keeping my fingers crossed. If I had to pick just one color I'd go with navy, to wear with jeans.
beccachristensen at hotmail dot com

Jen Mc said...

I would get the beige for my son. He wears mostly cloth diapers right now, but when he is in disposable, his pants tend to fall down. I'll really need these once he is potty trained!

Jen Mc said...

I am a subscriber

Becca said...

I've got you in my Reader.
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Smooshy said...

i'd like black for my nephew

Kristie said...

I really like the beige for either of my little ones. They must be a little on the thin side, because their pants always seem to slide down. (They sure didn't get that from their parents!)

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layla said...

What a great idea. The navy would be perfect for my son and the pink would be perfect for my daughter.
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TheAngelForever said...

I really like the black one for my 15 month old son. Since he started walking his pants are constantly falling off his rear.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

TheAngelForever said...

I also subscribe to your feed :)

Alyce said...

I blogged about it here:
http://flutemom.blogspot.com/2008/09/weekly-contest-roundup.html

Teresa said...

I would choose beige for my three year old daughter! Thanks!

miss bliss said...

I would choose beige. That way either my son or my daughter could use them!

Lauren S said...

I would choose black for my skinny son

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3 for Me!! said...

I like the purple, hot pink, navy blue and tan....hmmm and I think I have to just invest in some of these if I don't win them.... because we need them BAD for my older daughter....yikes... and I'm thinking her brother will be the same.

kelly.simple (at) gmail (dot) com

3 for Me!! said...

I blogged about it here:

http://seethefam.blogspot.com/2008/09/dapper-snappers.html

Thanks!!
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Jenny said...

I like the purple... for my skinny, skinny daughter :-)

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rhubbert@socal.rr.com said...

I need these - in the navy please. I'm always buying the jeans with the internal adjustable waist, and then my son moans because the buttons dig in his little belly.

I can't make him wear a belt because he has enough trouble getting to the potty on time and a belt would be a set back.

thanks

cathyhall said...

I would choose beige please for a boy or girl, I have a boy and he is always running around holding the back of his pants. - i'm a terrible mon, I'm laughing as I write this.

fancyfeet48 said...

basic black, or red

Michelle said...

OMG what an amazing product. My little guy has the lenght to go with his age size, but not the waist. I have had to pay quite a bit more for his clothes in order to get brands with adjustable waist and even that is still sometimes too big. I would love to have this in brown.
davidsmommi@yahoo.com

wigget said...

i like black and i would use these for my youngest son

Linda said...

Great invention!!
Orange is the best color :D
Alexxa could use one of those that is for sure - poor kid has no hips, but plenty of belly :D
Good luck everyone!
Thank you for hosting the giveaway!
Linda

bison61 said...

navy blue for my grandson

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carol drury said...

cdrury@gmail.com
new grand baby is quite ready for them but it wont be long - navy please!!!

Think about it said...

Orange , for my bratty little nephew

Erica said...

I would like the pink for my niece. I think it would help her with her potty training.

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Anonymous said...

navy blue for my grandson

vboackle said...

beige for my grandson.

NateAndJakesMom said...

My short little legged little boy needs these so bad!!

I would choose beige since I think it would match almost anything.

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NateAndJakesMom said...

I have your button on my BLOG!

Karen said...

Beige !

klp1965 said...

i would get black for my nephew :)

paula h said...

I would like Navy Blue for my son. I can't keep his pants up.

Kelli said...

What a great idea - these would be perfect for my super-skinny son (all from his dad!). Black is my favorite of the colors. Thanks for a great giveaway!

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Tracye said...

I'd like the beige or navy.

I have two of the tallest/skinniest kids ever, so this is a really great idea for us!

My boy has always been in the 95th percentile for height, but in about the 5th percentile for weight. I usually put baby shorts on his toddler butt! Just to keep them up!

LadyBug-Kellie said...

I would choose the hot pink for my daughter!! Really good idea!

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LadyBug-Kellie said...

And I subscribe!

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Gianna said...

I'd love to win the Three pack for Boys (Foliage - Beige - Navy)
:)

Suzie G. said...

I could use one of these for my daughter! A lot of her jeans are a little too loose and it's hard finding belts that will fit toddlers. I'd like the black because it's a good color that would go with a lot of different color jeans.

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