This is genuinely one of my favourite things about having a baby. They need a whole new wardrobe like every 3-4 months. And it’s a genuine NEED so I don’t need to feel guilty about spending money, right?!
Even though Lawson has only been wearing his current wardrobe since Christmas really, things are starting to get a teeny tiny bit tight, and I’m not entirely sure his 3-6 month wardrobe is going to last him much longer! So ever the organised mother, I am straight on the online shopping band-wagon and am starting to scout out items that I love for his next wardrobe.
He’ll probably be in these things until May/June time so I’m not going full on summer wear just yet (c’mon, we all know what English weather is like), but I’m trying to embrace more spring-like colour themes and try and pull myself away from my monochrome obsession a little (albeit mostly unsuccessful – but the thought was there).
Let’s start with jumpers. I have a little obsession with Lawson in jumpers – partially because it eradicates the worry that I don’t dress him warm enough (slightly), but mostly because he looks SO. DAM. CUTE. in them! So 3 out of these 4 jumpers are actually from H&M. And OK, maybe I didn’t do that great steering away from my usual monochrome style, but I couldn’t resist these beauties! I particularly like the one on the top left because it has a positive message, and if people don’t listen to babies then, well… I just don’t know. The top right monster jumper is also H&M and you can tell I made an effort with this one because it has yellow in it (proud face emoji). Equally, bottom left is also H&M and I am a little bit in love with that bear face! The hoodie on the bottom right is from Zara. I LOVE Zara baby clothes. Never get old. Lawson has never actually had a hoodie before (other than a zip-up one), so I was kind of enticed by this one. I think 6-9 months is definitely an OK age to start upping his swag game.
It’s no secret than I have a slightly unhealthy obsession with baby leggings. Lawson finds them SO comfy, and I almost see them as a collectors item – I like collecting different ones! So the two prints that you can see here (Flamingos and Monstera Leaf) are from one of my all time favourite Instagram stores called The Cotton Barn. We have so many pairs of leggings from that company, and they are such good quality and fit really nicely, and let’s be honest, those prints are the best thing you’ve ever seen, are they not? Definitely not going to hold back from putting Lawson in that flamingo print. ALL the heart eyes for that. Top right pair is from another Instagram store called Turtledove London – I have a pair of dungarees from here and again, super impressed with the quality. These leggings are from their new spring collection and I’ve got my eye firmly set on them. Last but most certainly not least, the bottom left pair of leggings are from Tobias and the Bear – one of my firm favourites for leggings. They have collaborated with Mr Men to make these AMAZING leggings which I am obsessed with – even if I do find Mr Tickle a little bit creepy. Childhood mems.
This collection I am very excited about. Let’s start with the top left motif tee from Zara. Instant cool. Lawson looks SO great in grey, I may even buy this top in the next size up because I feel like baggy tees look cool on babies too. Top right is my FAVE!! This is from GAP – currently in the sale at £6.99. WHAT. I just love this and am actually going to try and sweet talk Dan and convince him we absolutely need this in our lives ASAP before it sells out! Get on this one people. Love it. Bottom left is quite possibly the most surprising entry because it’s from TESCO. And it’s £4. AMAZING. I saw this in my local Tesco the other day and was a bit indecisive as to whether I liked it – but I think I really do. It’s kind of fun and quirky and all of the badges and letters are individually sewn on – making it look a lot more expensive than it actually is I think! Bottom right is a slightly boring entry for me, because we actually already have these bodysuits in a smaller size. They’re from H&M and I’m mainly just posting it as a reminder to myself that H&M do GREAT bodysuits that are versatile, good quality and great value for money.
So from about 3 months onwards, bibs have to become a necessary part of a baby’s wardrobe. Annoying as it may be because it covers up half their outfit, when you have prints like this, it’s kinda not so bad. I’m pretty fussy when it comes to bibs because Lawson dribbles SO MUCH and I’m not a fan of changing bibs like 4 times in one day – I want one that’s going to withstand the dribble monster. So I buy all of my bibs from a company called Jenny Wren Craft. I haven’t found any other bibs that use this kind of fabric that absorbs the drool rather than soaking it through. I mean, it’s also a bonus that their fabrics are a bit gorgeous too! So I bought a few for his 3-6 month wardrobe, and these bad boys are on my wish-list for Lawson’s spring wardrobe.
Pyjamas. Oh how I love them. I have a bit of a confession. Although I attempt to dress Lawson in cool clothes during the day, at night I REALLY like him to look like a newborn baby. I love having pyjama snuggles and cuddles in his sleeping bag and I just think he looks SO CUTE! I’ve raved about Next sleepsuits before, and will continue to do so, because I just don’t think you can beat them in terms of quality. They wash so well and are great at withstanding nappy leaks/vomit explosions/dribble overflows that may happen during the night. So the top right and bottom left are the multi-packs I have my eye on for Lawson’s next wardrobe. I just love them. The top left and bottom right are kind of new additions to my brand repertoire, coming in from Boden. I hadn’t looked at Boden before but I sometimes get catalogues through the post, and when I spotted these two, I kind of fell in love. I love Lawson in white for bedtime because I just think he looks so cute and newborn-y (I’m trying to cling on for dear life to my little newborn!), and the whale print is SO beautiful and I think the little lamb sleepsuit is perfect for spring too. I just love them.
What are your favourite brands for baby clothes? If you have any that I haven’t mentioned or might not know about, leave me a comment – any excuse to online shop amiright?!