If you are a new parent, you know that onesies are an essential baby item. There is a good chance your little one donned the Onesie uniform given to every newborn in the hospital. In fact, today new parents may be showered with onesies from family and friends sending gifts.

Where did this versatile, basic garment, and magical invention come from? Who invented it? Was it always for babies? If you have questions like these, we have answers! (You also may be one of those people obsessed with useless trivia. Either way, read on and we will fill you in on this fascinating product.)

The concept of the onesie originated in the early 1800s and it was referred to as “pyjamas”. The outfit was created for adults to sleep in and soon became a favorite undergarment as well. In 1868, the garment was patented as “The Union Suit” and its biggest selling point was that it could replace corsets and bustier for women, thus providing a much more comfortable style of clothing.

It wasn’t until the 1950’s that Walter Artzt, a Vienna native, changed children’s fashion forever. What we take for granted today, was a revolutionary idea then. Walter was living in the United States at the time when he invented a one-piece sleep romper with a snap front designed to make it easier to change diapers.

In 1982 the name “Onesies” was officially trademarked by Gerber and to this day, the word has stuck as a term to describe one-piece, baby rompers, with snaps. Onesies have recently come back as a popular adult style for pajamas or cosplay outfits. This trend has been responsible for creating the adult romper that has been popular in the past few years.

Now you know everything you have wanted to know about the most incredible baby item in the world. What are you waiting for? Create your own custom onesie at www.mommydoodle.com

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