Oh, My Little Soldier Boy

The kids are obsessed with my husband’s ACUs. They always want to try on pieces of his uniform and play “army”. About the only thing they do not like about the uniform is that when my husband puts it on that means he’ll be gone for at least a few days.

My toddler son is thrilled to have his own uniform from Aeromax for when he tackles the obstacle course in our backyard.

The Aeromax Jr. Camouflage Suit ($39.95 to $44.95) is a one-piece jumpsuit with matching patrol cap and a webbed belt. Although the jumpsuit is different from what my husband wears, it looks great and is more comfortable for an active child–there is no waistband to dig into his tummy and his pants won’t fall down as he plays soldier.

I love that they changed their camouflage design to match the military’s current use of the digitized Universal Camouflage Pattern. The details are great, down to the removable name tags and rank.

My husband admiringly noted that the fabric is “summer weight” so I can slip it over our son’s clothing and he still stays cool and comfortable. And the feel of the cloth is very soft. This is more than just your average Halloween costume or dress up clothing–this is a high quality garment that will hold up to hours of play with multiple kids. Any Aeromax dress-up item can be handed down from child to child.

To be honest–this brings up mixed emotions for me.  I am proud of my husband’s sense of honor and duty and his desire to serve his country.  At the same time, the thought of my little baby–who will always be my little baby–going off to war makes me tear up a little.  Of course, this is all at least sixteen years in the future and I will support my little man no matter what career path he chooses.

For now, he’s just a two year old, dressing up like his daddy.  He is proud to wear this uniform–now if I can just convince my daughter that she isn’t a drill sergeant!

WANT IT: The Aeromax Jr. Camouflage Suit starts at 18 months and fits kids in 5 sizes: 2/3, 4/6, 6/8, 8/10 and 12/14 and is machine washable.

Disclosure: Aeromax sent me the Jr. Camouflage Suit for review. All of my opinions are my own.

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