In a new but not wholly unexpected development, Claire has now mastered the art of taking her shirt and pants off. I discovered this in the usual way, which is to say that I went upstairs to fetch them in the morning and found a bare-ass-naked baby sleeping soundly on top of a very wet bed.
At that point, our pajama stash consisted of four zip-up footed sleepers and six two-piece combos (one of which snapped together). I've shifted Claire into the zip-up sleepers and am putting Katherine in the two-pieces, since the latter hasn't shown much inclination to strip them off yet. However, they're about to outgrow a couple of those pairs anyway, so I went in search of more PJs.
On previous shopping trips, I'd already noted that 18M is the Worst. Size. Ever. There is a great void between the infant stuff, which stops at 12M, and the toddler stuff which begins at 2T. Of course, this is even worse if you're looking for footed sleepers, especially those which don't involve licensed characters of one sort or another.
I have now scoured BRU, TRU, three department stores, and TJ Maxx, and turned up exactly four sleepers. I was tremendously pleased with myself when I brought them home on Friday, until Claire proceeded to go through three of them in a ten-minute timespan. (She has a cold, and is spitting up a bit from snot accumulation.)
Why oh why is 18M so hard a size to find? There's a plethora of options in 12M, and a large assortment in 2T. Do the manufacturers think little girls somehow magically shift straight from one to the other?