Okay, I know, I know! It’s early to be going mad buying everything, but when you work in the town centre it is SO hard to walk past cute baby clothes in windows without going in and having a look… and maybe picking a thing or to up just in case they’re not there again another day. That’s what I tell myself anyway. Since we found out that this little bundle is a girl it’s been impossible to resist the adorable pink rails and so, here I am, writing to show you our first Baby Girl Clothing Haul. It’s fair to say, this baby already has a better wardrobe than I do. Eeee! We have bought a few other bits that aren’t featured too, including a couple of multi packs of baby grows from George at Asda and Primark.
Once the all important 12 week marker had passed and we’d seen that this drama baby was doing okay, I allowed myself to buy one thing and one thing only. I stood in the queue at Mothercare with this little newborn hat & baby grow set filled with excitement that with any luck, the little blob wriggling around in my tummy would one day wear this! It was £7 in the sale and I used a voucher my brother & sister in law had given me for my birthday to buy it. It seems only right that her first ever outfit should be this, so we’ll be packing it in the hospital bag when the time comes.
How totally adorable is this little rubber duck baby grow (£16.00) and hat (£5.00) from JoJo Maman Bebe? I was invited to visit their Chelsea store to preview their Spring/Summer range in December (by the way, amazing things for both Mama & Baby coming to their collection later this month!) and it was just hanging there on the rail calling out to me! I didn’t get it straight away, as I’d already picked up a few maternity bits but I have been lucky enough to work with them on another project and so I was able to buy these cuties from their website.
Also from JoJo Maman Bebe is this little elephant 2 piece set. (£14.00, newborn) Complete with body suit and leggings it was just another of their range that I couldn’t help myself with. I’ve teamed them up with a popper cardigan I had left over from a George at Asda starter set I bought for a Nappy Cake.
Apparently I’m not the only one who is struggling to fight the urge to buy all the cuteness! Our friend arrived at our house on Thursday with a bundle of bits and bobs she’d picked up in the Tesco sale, including the bunny rabbit t-shirt featured top left. It has some beautiful lace detailing at the back and reads ‘Some Bunny Loves You’. *Heart Melt!* It’s in size up to one month, and it is going to look so sweet combined with these Jeggings (£1.50, newborn) and this little pink cardigan with bow detail (£4.50, 0-3m) both from Primark.
Straight from the 20 week scan on Tuesday, Sean and I headed to our local Asda Living and picked up some girly essentials. This three pack of floral body suits (£6.00, first size) caught my eye immediately. I was first drawn to the little peter pan collar on the polka dot one, right, which reads “Mummy’s Little Flower”, but then I saw the blue Cath Kidston-esque one and oh my…. in the basket they went! They have so many other girly clothes in this pattern too, so they’ll be added to our Baby Girl Wardrobe Wishlist on Pinterest for sure.
Sticking with the bodysuits, this pack of 7 from Primark (newborn) was only £7! Total bargain at only £1 a piece. As much as I am loving ALL the pink at the moment, I really like the inclusion of the navy hearts & breton stripes in this pack.
Also from Primark is this teeny tiny cotton floral dress (£3.50, 0-3m) which can be paired with tights or the jeggings pictured if it’s a bit chilly. Baby is due at the end of May, so she will be likely be in 0-3m clothes throughout the summer. On super hot days, this will be cool enough to wear alone or with some little frilly pants over her nappy.
Ah, these have to one of my favourite buys so far! Not much can beat denim dungarees and a little part of me is SO tempted to try and find a pair for myself too so we can match. Sad maybe, but just imagine that instagram photo! These are in a bit of a strange size of 1-2m from H&M, but were the last in the shop so I grabbed them while I could for £12.99.
These leggings will be perfect for teaming with a short sleeved body suit on a hot summers day when a baby grow might be that bit too warm! They come in a 2 pack from Primark for only £3.50.
We were sent a gift card for Next for Christmas by my uncle & auntie (to be!) and had the option to treat ourselves or the baby to whatever we wanted. I headed to our local store when I finished work on Friday and put together this gorgeous outfit which will go perfectly with some navy or mustard tights when the summer weather ends. Going up to size 3-6m ready for September onwards, The daisy duck T-Shirt (£9) and mustard colour knitted cardigan (£7.00) will be a great colourful combo for Autumn and paired with these little denim shorts (£8.00).
That same cardigan will also look fab with this pussy cat dress / body suit combo that I bought from H&M last year for a friend, but never got around to seeing her before her little one grew out of 4-6m clothes! It was £6.99.
As I said before, we’ve also bought some baby grows & more basic essentials as well as the outfits I’ve featured above and will continue to build up a collection over the next four and a bit months (Aaaaah! Is that really all we have left?!) to make sure we’re totally prepared for her arrival. Doing it this way helps us spread the cost a bit instead of having to buy everything in one go!
Where are your go to places for clothes for your little one?