When your last baby grows out of the onesie that was handed down from the older siblings when they were once babies, it can be a bittersweet moment. That onesie has not only had a lot of wear, but it’s also lived through a lot of memories (and possibly poonamis, but let’s dwell on the positive memories).
I have recently been going through my youngest child’s clothes and holding onto onesies that have special moments attached like the outfit they came home from hospital in or the onesie that they wore all the time because it was so cute. I’ve put them away in a container to be preserved for grandbabies and as a way to record my children’s history so they can see how very tiny they were when they were babies.
There is another way to preserve your baby’s memory by using a favourite onesie or blanket and turning it into a Memory Bear.
Many crafters on Etsy have been helping parents and grandparents bring onesies back to life by creating bears out of the said loved outfit to preserve memories from their child’s babyhood.
Etsy has a wonderful selection of crafters who can be sent a garment which can be custom made into a teddy so more love can be given to an outfit that held special memories.
The fleece style onesies make a great ‘furry’ teddy bear, but if a bear isn’t your child’s preference, the onesie can be made into a whale or a bunny rabbit.
The beautiful idea can mean the stuffed animal is passed down to future generations.
If you’re particularly crafty and a good sewer, you might try making your own teddy bear out of your child’s onesie.
You just never know the value of the said stuffed animal if you use a Bonds printed onesie as often these designs are one offs.
Memory bears are a clever way to keep hold of memories from a cherished time with babies.
What do you think? How have you preserved the baby years from your children? Have you kept some of their outfits from when they were little?