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10-24-2004, 12:41 PM
Okay, this is embarrassing to ask, but what do they mean when they say the mittens are made to be strung down each sleeve? Is there a string attached to each mitten that you just push down the sleeve? I feel so silly not knowing what they mean.
Also, how does the sizing work for Hanna mittens and hats? I couldn't find it. My DS is 4 1/2 months old, 21 lb (I know, I know...) and 26 " long. It says that only the XS size are thumbless. I doubt he's an XS. Will the ones with thumbs stay on? Thanks so much!
10-24-2004, 01:05 PM
Yes, a string connects both mittens. The string hangs across the back and through each sleeve. The mittens can't be lost (individually at least) and will hang from the sleeve when taken off.
I have a pair of mittens like that for ME and I enjoy them!
10-24-2004, 01:12 PM
I'm still not getting it. When you say they hang from the sleeve and can't be lost, does that mean they have a clip that attaches to the sleeve? I'm so confused. I'm sorry. Boy I am such a new mommy!
Believe it or not, I remember having mittens like this myself in grade school. If I'm correct, the mitten are attached to each other by a long string. Before you put the coat on your child, you feed one mitten down one arm (so that it's hanging out the hand hole) and the other down the other arm. The connecting string would then be inside of your DC's coat somewhere along his/her back. Does that make sense?? I can still picture the coat closet of my 3rd grade classroom with everyone's winter jackets hung up on pegs with mittens hanging out of the sleeves :) HTH!
I'm actually considering the same pair for my DD.
10-24-2004, 01:24 PM
Oh, it's not because you are a new mommy. It's because you must have grown up some place fairly warm. I grew up in Vermont; my mittens hung off strings too. When you see it, you'll get it.
After I completed my reply, I thought the same thing.. this lucky mommy must have grown up in Florida or somewhere where mittens were useless :)
10-24-2004, 01:41 PM
Here is a picture that shows a child wearing mittens which are connected by a string. See how even though the child has taken off the mittens they are still hanging, by the string, through the sleeves of the jacket. To take them out of the jacket you will have to pull the mittens out of the sleeves.
10-24-2004, 01:43 PM
Yup - growing up in NJ, that was the first thing we did with mittens! Though we used some pantyhose elastic as the "string". I had lots of fun twirling my mittens around in circles.
Never lost a single one.
I grew up in NJ too :) South Jersey, but it still got pretty cold in the winter.
10-24-2004, 02:08 PM
I remember wearing them in my childhood, too (North Carolina)! I think they are adorable!
I think the problem with the thumb ones would be getting his thumb separated from the rest of his hand when in the mittens. I'd personally stick with thumbless until he's about 12mos old at which point he should be able to follow directions a bit and be able to get his thumb in the correct place. :)
10-24-2004, 05:42 PM
I have these mittens for my DS and I can confirm that they are connected by a long string. As for size, even though your son is larger, I would go with the XXS. I have the XXS and they seem really WAY too big for my son, and he is 3 months and probably 15 lbs. Hanna's site says for mittens that XXS is up to 8 months. It also says "Size XXS has no thumb; XS/S have thumbs." HTH!
I haven't come across anyone else here with VT connections. Where did you live? We lived all over the state off and on, and my parents still live there. Can't wait to go "home" again at Thanksgiving! :)
Melissa, mom to Sarah (5/03)
p.s. We have and love the Hanna mouse mittens too!
10-25-2004, 02:38 PM
I tried ordering the XS (with thumbs) over the phone with a Hanna rep and she guided me to the XXS (no thumbs) She said they were plenty big enough and some two year olds could still wear them.
My daughter is just two and it is still a challenge to get her thumb into her mittens, I can't even begin to imagine trying to get our 5 month olds fists pried apart to feed a thumb into his mitten. I am so thankful the Hanna rep pointed me in the right direction and order the thumbless.
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