In the I-never-knew-I-needed-that category, Sock Ons stand ready to foil any infant bent on removing her socks. Many a parent has a drawerful of strays, each left behind after its mate somehow managed to wiggle off baby’s foot and dropped silently to the ground. As baby grows older, she becomes intent on pulling her socks off on her own — sock removal consumes a significant chunk of her day; finding those socks consumes a significant chunk of yours.
Sock Ons do what they say, acting as an $8 elastic harness that secures tiny socks to tiny feet. This unassuming British invention is apparently the culmination of years of research, according to the Sock Ons website, which notes that its fabric innovations are an “ingenious and trendy solution to a very annoying problem and are quickly becoming a necessary item that no baby (or sane parent) can do without!”