When my granddaughter turned six weeks old we decided to take her to Sears to have her first pictures taken. Since she has very little hair, we decided to find a headband that she could wear. While shopping at a kids clothing store in Bossier Louisiana, called Beyond Pink & Blue, we found just what we were looking for, and so much more!
This store carried a line of baby booties and socks made by an Atlanta Hosiery Company that has been around since 1935. They distribute their products to retailers under the “Two Feet Ahead” label. This tiny pair of baby christening socks were sitting on a shelf, and I had to buy them for our babies baptism. I have never seen socks like this before, and everyone at church was just raving about them, asking me where I purchased them.
Two Feet Ahead Christening Socks come in a clear plastic box, and there are small plastic inserts in the socks so you can see what they will look like on your child. These are thick, soft socks, with nice long cuffs which are ribbed so they hug a babies feet and stay on!
Two Feet Ahead Christening Socks are white, with clear rhinestone crosses on the tops of each sock. The rhinestones are actually an applique that is placed on the sock, but you cannot tell, as there is no visible stitching. It looks to me like the rhinestones have been added by hand, one at a time.
My daughter received a lot of baby socks at her two showers, and I am very disappointed in some of the brands because they don’t stay on our infants feet. That is where these Two Feet Ahead Christening Socks really shine! The heel is fitted, and the newborn size fit our 10 pound baby perfectly. The tops of the socks are long enough that they almost came up to our babies knees, which would work well if you are in a cold climate, and the elastic didn’t dig into her skin. Since our baby was baptized on a warm day, we rolled the tops of the socks down, and cuffed them. The cuffs are thick and super stretchy. Two Feet Ahead Christening Socks really fit well and they stayed on her feet for the next three hours!
Two Feet Ahead Christening Socks are made of 84% cotton, 14% nylon, and 2% rubber. They are machine washable, and the insert that came with the socks says to turn them inside out first, wash in cold water, and dry on the delicate cycle of your dryer. My daughters dryer does have a delicate cycle, but if it didn’t I would personally recommend you dry on the lowest heat setting, or air dry the socks.
The rhinestone crosses measure roughly 1 1/4″ long and 7/8″ wide, and consist of a series of about 57 small rhinestones measuring approximately 1.5 mm. Did I pay more for this pair of Two Feet Ahead Christening Socks? Yes, I did. In fact I was surprised that they retailed for $9.99, but they have been worth every penny! These are not those inexpensive tube socks that children often wear, they are fitted socks, with a nice heel flap and toe.
Our baby was baptized on Saturday, and on Sunday we placed the Two Feet Ahead Christening Socks over her white tights, which were a little too big for her and made her feet look like a saggy baggy elephant. When the Two Feet Ahead Christening Socks were placed over the tights, they actually looked more like baby booties than they did socks! In fact, friends were asking me where I found the beautiful baby booties with the rhinestone crosses on them. These are a beautiful baby item, and would make a wonderful gift for a baby who is being either christened or baptized.