So, a few weeks back, after splurging at The Baby Show, I put myself on a baby buying ban. We had the nursery to decorate, a list of to-do’s for around the house and some saving to do in time for my maternity leave to start and my income to decrease from May. While we still needed to stock up on a few things, we had the basics, the things that all those baby websites list as new baby essentials. Plus we have my baby shower coming up in a couple of week, and even though I don’t in any way expect people to buy us gifts, I know that so many of our friends & family want to spoil our little girl in time for her arrival and so we thought it probably best to hold off on any more baby shopping before then.
However that does not mean to say that everyone else (namely our Mums!) had to stick to that rule.
I work in a shopping centre and every day I go to Boots to grab some fruit for breakfast before I start. Each day from the first day I found out I was pregnant, a little white baby grow with pretty flowers and bunnies would catch my eye. I’d envision our little one, all squishy and new ready to come home from the hospital in it and while I never actually picked it up, it has been on my wishlist for baby from day one.
I love all the little details; the appliqued roses and bunnies, the pretty rose popper, the floral feet and cuffs plus it comes complete with a little cuddly rabbit. I have already packed it in baby girl’s hospital bag and this will definitely be her coming home outfit.
From Granny to Nanny, this little girl has been a spoiled rotten by perhaps two of the most excited Grandparents-to-be ever to exist. The other weekend, I headed into town with my Mum & Sister and we popped into mothercare so I could show them the pram we have chosen. While in there, we unsurprisingly got distracted by the rails of adorable outfits and carrying on the bunny theme, (bunnies seem to feature a lot in baby girl’s clothing at the moment) she picked up this two pack of cotton romper dresses. They have little popper vests attached inside for easy changing and will be perfect for warmer summer days in the garden.
From the same collection, my sister treated her to this more than cute corduroy bunny body suit and dress set.
Again, the detail that has gone into making something so teeny just makes me love this little set even more. I love that we will be able to pair this with tights and leggings and use the two pieces separately if we wish.
My sister also picked up this cuter than cute tracksuit set from H&M in size 2-4m. You will see in our upcoming nursery tour that I have gone a bit cloud crazy when it comes to baby and I just love this. It’s a two piece set complete with joggers & hooded jacket and once again full of gorgeous detail – I particularly love the little stitches ‘I Love You’ on the jacket.
I’ve not exactly stuck to the buying ban completely, I too have picked up a few little bargains that have caught my eye over the last couple of weeks, this little 2 piece romper set from the Next sale being one of them. Sean has been a bit of a fuss pot when it comes to choosing clothes for baby – frilly and pink isn’t really his thing and he prefers more bold unisex patterns so this raccoon print is perfect! It’s in size 3-6m so will be worn September through November and out of all of the clothing I have for her, Next definitely trump the rest in terms of quality.
I got this dress in a similar pattern, again in the Next sale for only £4! It’ll look lovely teamed with the top in the above set and some little tights. This one is made from a more fleecey fabric and is grey rather than cream. Also, while Mum & I were in Brighton last week we just so happened to wander in to their super size Primark store… safe to say there was no looking back once we hit the baby department.
Here we mainly picked up basics – vests, sleepsuits & bibs in various sizes – but I also couldn’t resist this teeny little swimming costume (£4!) which will be perfect for our annual trip to Hayling Island and baby’s first swim.
I picked up this two pack of long sleeved tops in size 3-6m. One has a printed bunny on the front with pretty flower embellishments in her ‘hair’ and the other is just a colourful floral print. Both have poppers on the right shoulder for easy changing and cute little frilly details at the bottom (sorry Sean!). They will look great with leggings, shorts & tights or a little denim skirt. My she is going to look cute!Last but not least from my Primark trip, I bought the pink version of the little cotton top / dress that I featured in my last haul. For £3.50 I just couldn’t say no and again, it can be paired with tights, jogging suit or frilly pants. It fastens at the back with three buttons.
I mentioned my love for Boots Mini Club earlier on and just couldn’t resist their in store 2 for £8 offer when it came to these two footless short sleeved rompers. They’re in size 0-3m so will be ideal for hotter days throughout the summer.
I couldn’t do a haul post without featuring the array of dribble bibs I bought at The Baby Show from Zippy Bibs – just look at all of those colours & patterns!! – as well as the bargain pair of Livie & Luca baby shoes I nabbed in the sale for £10!
So there you have it, my second baby girl clothing haul. Goodness me little one, I know I’ve said it before, but you really do have a better wardrobe than your Mama! Now though, the buying MUST stop until you arrive or at least until after our Baby Shower – something tells me you’re going to be spoiled rotten!