Tiny Bigs: An end to droopy drawers

01/03/2007 at 06:36 AM ET

Shopacc_mom_51_3Having a little girl who has consistently been in the 97th percentile for height, I am no stranger to the term "droopy drawers."  Like many parents, we have to buy her pants one size up so that they are long enough to reach her ankles, in which case they are always too big at the waist.  So when a product toting the tagline "Droopy Drawers No More" came across my desk, I was intrigued to say the least.

Tinybigs, magnetic clasps that hold pants up and t-shirts down, are a safe alternative to belts and suspenders ($20). Practical you say? Yes, but super-cute too. Designed to look like tattoos, the available designs include: a "Mommy" heart Tat’, Flirt, Rockstar, a Sailor Daddy Tat’, Gypsy Butterfly and Hot Rod Truck.  If you are a bigger fan of onesies than t-shirts, a second product (basically the same thing with the clasps already attached to the onesie) is available for you too ($24). 

How they work:
1. You pull the pants up to where you want them to be and clip the bottom clasp (like a suspender clasp) to the waistband.
2. You extend it under the shirt and let the shirt fall naturally.
3. You attach the applique (i.e. the cool looking part) to the magnet underneath.

Wah-lah! Babies pants actually stay up. Even more amazing? My inquisitive toddler can’t figure out a way to pull it off and eat it for dinner.

Shopcre_roc_51Tinybigs can be purchased online at tinybigs.com and at select retail and online boutiques (check the store locator on the site).  Celebrities who have been gifted with Tinybigs include Angelina Jolie, Katie Holmes, Adam Sandler, Angela Basset, Brooke Shields, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Garner, Nicole Ari Parker, Holly Robinson Peete, Vivica A. Fox, Joley Fisher, Ming-Na, Tisha Campbell, Shar Jackson, Krista Allen, Melissa Joan Hart, Fred Savage and wife, Jennifer Stone and Cheryl Burke (host of Dancing with the Stars).

As an aside, I wore my Mommy heart Tat’ on my shirt for several hours and it held my strapless bra up like a miracle device. Change that Tat’ to "Hubby Forever" and they can branch out to the mommy market too!

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