I know, it’s not exactly the deepest thing I’ve ever written about but WHO CAN RESIST CUTE BABY CLOTHES?! Not me, that’s for sure.
Baby Girl is now (nearly) 14 months old and is very much a toddling little thing, but I refuse to call her anything other than a baby. She’s my baby until she’s at least ten, fact.
As she has an older sister she often wears clothes that Frog used to wear at a similar age. Baby Girl is bigger than Frog was though, so she’s already in some of the things that her big sister wore at 18 months and beyond. It’s not all hand-me-downs though. Recently we were sent a couple of cute baby items to review (some of which I vlogged about in my November Happy List video) and I wanted to tell you about some of the outfits in a bit more detail, in case you’re looking for a Christmas present or new baby gift, or just want to splash out.
The first is this super soft Merino wool romper suit from Scarlet Ribbon Merino. Baby Girl’s worn it both during the day and at night, so it’s proven to be a really versatile piece of clothing. I love the fact it’s footless, so she doesn’t slip in it when she’s doing her new drunken style walking thing about the house, plus she can wear shoes if we’re going out. I also like the zip at the front which means it takes seconds to put on, unlike some of her press-stud covered numbers.
It’s not cheap at £50, but she’s already worn it so much that I expect the price per wear works out as pretty reasonable. Plus it has lots of room for growing into, so I think she’ll be wearing it for some time to come too.
Next up is this outfit from Rockin’ Baby. It’s from the Forest Friends collection and features a pair of soft leggings, long-sleeved vest and long-sleeved top. Baby Girl’s wearing the vest and leggings in these pictures.
In terms of the design, I like how the leggings have a longer cuff at the bottom, which means they keep little ankles warm and help to stop socks sliding down. Baby Girl doesn’t have that many pink clothes (despite both these outfits in this post being pink!) but I like the bright pink of the top.
The real reason behind my showing you this brand, though, is that I really like the ethos behind the company. Rockin’ Baby run a Mother to Mother programme, helping mums in need in Haiti and Kenya, and a Child to Child programme helping kids in China and West Africa. Basically, for every item they sell they manufacture an identical quantity of clothes to donate around the world.
Rockin’ Baby don’t just sell bold and bright baby and kids’ clothes. They do pouches and slings too, which aren’t just practical (I couldn’t have survived the baby days second time around without babywearing!) but are bright and pretty stylish too. Worth checking out if you’re in the market for a new sling.
Have you found any new off the beaten track baby brands recently? Tell me about them – I’m always on the lookout for interesting new brands and still haven’t done all the Christmas shopping yet!
Thanks to Scarlet Ribbon Merino and Rockin’ Baby for sending us the products featured in this post.