Best baby style buys
Feature writer, Gemma, shares her favourite places in the UK to buy baby clothing.
For those of you who have read my blog, you may know that my partner and I used to run our very own baby boutique. When we set up, I was expecting our third baby, and I chose our stockists based purely on how adorable my newborn would look in their clothes. If I loved the clothes (I am very fussy), I was positive others would as well. Who wouldn’t fall in love with these…
Gorgeous aren’t they?
We tried to stock mainly British brands, and how lucky we were to have such an amazing choice.
The striped outfits are from Bonnie Baby, a luxury babywear fashion label who sell beautiful British designed clothes for babies and children. These outfits are absolutely wonderful and of outstanding quality. They have a range for boys and girls, and then a neutral range in grey. Frankie wore his cashmere mix outfit constantly for months until, sadly, he finally grew out of it. It is now put away for baby number four (hopefully, one day!) in almost the same condition as we bought it.
The leather shoes are by Inch Blue. This is a family run business based in South Wales (whoop!) with all their shoes designed and hand-crafted (yes, hand-crafted!) in Wales. They have an enormous collection of over a hundred styles, all at affordable prices. Before you check them out though, make sure you have an hour to spare as it will take you that long to decide on a design – they are all irresistible!
The bandana style dribble bibs are from Skibz. My eldest dribbled until she was a toddler, not helped by the fact she loved her dummy, and normal bibs looked silly on her the older she got. I wish I had found these back then, as not only are they completely practical and comfortable – they also look so cute! They come in loads of different colours and patterns – you will be spoilt for choice.
Squeakaboo’s are really cute toys suitable from birth onwards. They squeak, jingle and crinkle and, trust me, babies love them. And for under five pounds, you can’t go wrong.
Finally we have Sophie the Giraffe. I know this is not British but it’s such a classic baby toy – it hasn’t altered in design for over fifty years! All three of my children had their very own Sophie and it got us through our fair share of teething periods. Every child should have one.
So there is my round up of some of the best baby and children’s brands/items around. I have bought and used everything mentioned and can recommend them one hundred percent. If you are lucky enough to have a baby to shop for I hope this will be of some help or inspiration to you.