Do they still sell butt flaps?

by doodaddy on November 21, 2008

Boo gets herself out of bed every night, like a good girl. Sits on her potty. Does her business. Wipes, even.

And then she screams for me to come put her pants on. This, from a girl who has dressed herself (usually in something kind of ridiculous — no shirt, an apron and two different plaid skirts, say) from the age of, I forget, like six months I think?

But noooooo, if it’s three a.m. then self-dressing might as well be eating Bolivian fried yucca: she’s just not gonna try.

So we went looking for one of those jumpsuits with an ass flap, like you see in old cartoons, but Target let us down. Truth be told, she probably wouldn’t wear it anyway unless it had clashing plaid and pink stripey fabric.

So… Anyone know where I can get me one of those?

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{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Devon November 21, 2008 at 10:45 am

I buy them for my cousins for Christmas every year!!!

Simplicity and McCall’s also have a patterns for them…so they could have two different plaid legs a hot pink arm and planes on the other, with stripes on the chest!!!!

Anyways, here’s the link I usually buy from:

http://www.tuttibella.com/small-paul-carnival-buttflap-pajamas.html

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doodaddy November 21, 2008 at 11:27 am

@Devon – Cool. The best part is that they’re actually called ‘buttflap pajamas’.

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Violet November 21, 2008 at 11:58 am

I think Boo and I might have similar fashion sense. Can I borrow her next time I go clothing shopping?

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PJ November 21, 2008 at 12:12 pm

Also, The Pajama Company has some: http://www.thepajamacompany.com/

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Xbox4NappyRash November 21, 2008 at 3:03 pm

Dude… 1 word solution.

“Mike”

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mom, again November 21, 2008 at 3:20 pm

better one word solution: night gown
(if she’s old enough to handle all the night time potty stuff, she could also handle being commando at night, under the nightie.

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doodaddy November 21, 2008 at 4:13 pm

@Violet – How long would you keep her? We might be able to work something out… đŸ˜‰

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doodaddy November 21, 2008 at 4:14 pm

@PJ – Nice… now just to get her to wear them!

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doodaddy November 21, 2008 at 4:15 pm

@Xbox4NappyRash – Mike, as in buddy Mike? You think he’d come over in the middle of the night?

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doodaddy November 21, 2008 at 4:16 pm

@mom, again – Isn’t that kind of two words? Depends how you spell it, I suppose.

We’ve tried to get her to wear nightgowns to no avail, but I don’t think that they’d help — I’m sensing that they’d be dangled into the pee a lot, plus she’d still want help getting her undies or pullups back on.

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Xbox4NappyRash November 21, 2008 at 4:17 pm

@doodaddy – As in, yes. He could do the sewing and darning whenever suited him in fairness, not necessarily at night.

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doodaddy November 21, 2008 at 4:18 pm

@Xbox4NappyRash – Oh, making use of his *sewing* skills, not his pants-pulling-up-prowess. Gotcha…

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orlund November 21, 2008 at 6:05 pm

Well at least she does the dirty work.

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doodaddy November 21, 2008 at 7:07 pm

@orlund – Good point, I guess. Gross never bothered me, though — “awake” bothers me…

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cryitout November 23, 2008 at 11:17 am

Buttflap pajamas does sound like a fun project — I’m on it!

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doodaddy November 23, 2008 at 11:37 am

@cryitout – But you’re not coming over at 3 a.m.? Crap.

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Erica November 23, 2008 at 9:26 pm

Where can you get one you ask…scissors and a couple of nicely clashing buttons. đŸ˜›

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doodaddy November 23, 2008 at 11:40 pm

@Erica – I know — I’m feeling myself get more crafty by the hour. I love the idea of sewing, but apart from a quick repair or two I really have no experience…

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