I can do it myself!

By | October 23, 2008 at 9:01 am | 53 comments | Clothing & Accessories, For the Kids

Now that fall has arrived, gone are the days of easy to put on and pull off elastic-waist shorts. Denim jeans and heavyweight corduroy are the daily picks on these cooler days. If anyone else out there has a child like ours, with a long and lean build (tall yet small waist), you know how difficult it is to find pants to fit correctly. When you find a pair that’s long enough, the waist is entirely too big. Adjustable waistbands aren’t always easy to locate, and G complains about how bumpy and itchy those can be, anyway.

The only remedy: A belt. I searched high and low for just a regular belt last winter. I ended up having to go to a specialty department store to find a brown leather belt to fit our son! Not that this wasn’t enough — it is virtually impossible for him to fasten on his own. Little fingers that are just learning to hold a crayon correctly and put puzzles together aren’t quite ready for leather-plaited belts, in my opinion. I began to wonder: Is there a solution?

Enter Myself Belts! I came across this company’s website and knew we had to try their belts. They are specially made for little fingers to fasten — all by themselves! Sturdy materials, strong-gripping velcro, and a trusty snap to hold them onto the first belt loop — all of these things make one fabulous belt for little ones.

G was excited about his “new brown belt.”
Myself Belt 1
I snapped the belt onto the first belt loop, then he helped thread it through the others. In no time at all, he had gotten the hang of the velcro fastener.
Myself Belt 2
He was so tickled that he could fasten and unfasten it all by himself! That’s a big deal to an independent-spirited four-year-old. :)
Myself Belt 3

Myself Belts are designed especially for children ages 2-8. The belts are available in so many cute styles, such as airplanes and alphabets, ballet and pink camouflage. They even have personalized belts available!

Celebrities such as Brooke Shields and Courteney Cox are loyal to Myself Belts for their own little ones. Myself Belts also has a line for special needs teens and adults! To make purchasing easier, Myself Belts has a nifty size chart handy on their site.

You can buy Myself Belts directly from their website, or from a number of specialty retailers nationwide. The prices range from $14.95 to $25.95.

Win it! Myself Belts has offered to give one of you a chance to win one of their super-fabulous belts for your own little guy or gal! All you need to do is go browse around Myself Belts’ site for a while, then come back and tell me in a comment which style you’d pick. Sorry; the personalized belts are not eligible. U.S. entries only. I’ll close the contest at 11pm EST next Friday, October 31st, 2008 and announce the winner the following day. Good luck!