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Pre-loved and handmade

Feb
20th
2019

baby clothes with a back story

20 Feb, 2019

Loads of Nancy’s clothes are from the big stores in the sales – Tesco, Marks and Spencers, Next, etc. I couldn’t wake past a baby sale rail without buying something. I had to stop going shopping! But some of my favourites are the ones with a story. They’re either the ones that used to be someone else’s or ones that have been handmade for her. She’s just about to move up to the 3-6 month stuff, of which she has some lovely things but here are a few pre-loved and handmade favourites…before she grows out of them too!

Reuben’s old clothes

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This was Reuben’s first onesie (from TK Max) and with Nancy looking so like him, I thought I’d been transported back 6 years every time she wore it!

She’s also been using his old muslin squares, blankets and towels, and of course Reuben’s monster suit (from Asda).

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Rufus’s old clothes

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Rufus is Reuben and Nancy’s newest cousin (born in April 2018) and he’s been kindly passing on some lovely things – including these amazing fire engine dungarees (handmade), some vests and these lovely foxy leggings (Joules).

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Handmade

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Nancy 4 days old and 3 months old

My mum bought this cardigan for Nancy from her church, I think, made by one of the ladies. I love it and she’s been in it since she was only 4 days old! She’s nearly out of it now though.

{The onesie is from M&S and the leggings and jumper are from Boots Mini}

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My mum has since made her this cross-over cardigan, which will be fitting her for a long time I think. Happily, because I love it!

{Onesie from Next}

Do you have any favourite pre-loved and handmade clothes for your kids?

I’d love to hear about them! Comment below or over on the Mums’ Days Facebook or Instagram pages.

Onesies

Feb
13th
2019

Favourite PJs from birth to 3 months

13 Feb, 2019

It’s been a PJ kind of day here. I don’t know if I had super immunity while pregnant but I’ve not been ill for over a year and I’ve felt pretty smug about it! Well not anymore. I’ve been coming down with a cold for the past few days and today it hit.  I’ve felt so rubbish that my crowing achievement of the day is making a bolognese and watching a season of Friends from College on Netflix (really enjoying it!).

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Onesie of the day – 13 weeks old tomorrow and 3 months on Friday!

In light of our low key day I thought I’d share my favourite onesies that Nancy has had so far. With them having feet she grows out of these so fast but she’s had some lovely ones.

1 day old – so tiny!

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Onesie – TK Max

This was Reuben’s first onesie too! I just popped it in to show how much she’s grown.

8 weeks old

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Padded onesie – F&F

It’s winter, it’s snowed and the heating has broken multiple times…a padded onesie has come in handy! This one was a gift from Mike’s aunty but we’ve got a few from Mothercare that I really like and this super cute one from Patpat.

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10 weeks old

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Rainbow Onesie – Next – pack of 3 (see spotty cat onesie at the top of the post also)

Blanket – B and M

muslin – Tesco, pack of 3

Nancy was bought these by a friend when she was born and I just love them! Cute prints and gorgeous quality . You can see from the picture at the top of this post that in just 3 weeks she’s nearly grown out of them 😭

We’ve also had onesies from Tesco, M&S and Boots Mini but I’d say my favourites have been these Next ones.

where are your favourite onesies from?

Comment below or head to the Mumsdays Facebook or Instagram.

BOOTD

Feb
06th
2019

Baby Outfit of the Day

06 Feb, 2019

Do you watch Stories on Instagram? I love them! (favourites include Brummy Mummy of 2, Make Do and Push, Toby and Roo, and What Katy Said) As a way of getting back into blogging and being online, I’ve been doing stories everyday since New Years; just sharing little bits and pieces from our day. One thing I love from Hannah at Make Do and Push is her #BOOTD (Baby Outfit of the Day) – cute little boutique finds and cute baby. What’s not to love?

So I stole it and have been doing it with Nancy. While her outfits are more sale from Tesco rather than unique little finds, I’ve been really enjoying it and seeing how much she’s changing from week to week.

Here are a few favourites from the past month…

BOOTD – 3rd January

8 weeks old

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Cardi – Marks and Spencer

This cardigan has been a firm favourite from Gabriella’s mum. I love the little ears and it’s thick, which is ideal for this time of year and in our old house with a temperamental boiler!

Leggings – F&F at Tesco

Reindeer are for life, not just for Christmas. I love these leggings!! A pressie from my mum, she’ll be wearing them until they fit no longer.

BOOTD – 9th January

9 weeks old

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Muslin – Aden and Anais (from Boots)

Up until this point I had been making do with a few scrapy blue muslins I’d had left from when Reuben was little. My friend and I made it a mission on the same day that my phone screen was being fixed (big day!) to find some new ones and a few wee outfits for the growing Nancy. I got this extra large one, which I’ve also used for swaddling and a pack of 3 smaller muslins, all with these beautiful animal prints.

Dress – F&F (sale)

Some of the first things I bought after having her and finding out Nancy was indeed a girl, were some little dresses from Tesco. Easy to put on and cute.

Leggings – Boots Mini Club, pack of 3

I love these ruffled little leggings, a present from Mike’s Best Man and his fiancé. Not only do they look cute but they are are also great for keeping socks on underneath. I’ve sized up with them (3-6 months) as I find some leggings dig into her tummy.

BOOTD – 15th January

2 months old

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Cardigan and ruffled leggings (pack of 3 see above) – Boots Mini Club

I never bought clothes for Reuben from Boots (I can’t remember where I did actually!) but I was so impressed with the lovely clothes there and I got loads of things half price in the sale, including this lovely cardigan. The leggings are from the same set as the ones above. Such a gorgeous print.

Short Sleeve Vest – F&F

From a pack of 5 that she grew out of very quickly!

So, these are just a few of the outfits I’ve liked so far. Nothing boutique or unique but I’m just enjoying this new experience of dressing a baby girl. I’m just playing dress up really, aren’t I?! I’ll keep sharing them each week.

Where do you buy your baby clothes from? Where else should I be shopping?

She’s growing so fast, I can hardly keep up, so I’d love to hear where you get your things from. I’m also going to start charity shopping as I’m sure there must so much stuff that’s barely been used because they grow so fast! Please do comment below or over on the Mums’ Days Facebook Page or Instagram, where you can follow my daily #BOOTDs on Stories 🙂

30 Mar, 2015

A little while ago I got into a conversation with the Mums over on the Mums’ Days Facebook wall about Boys’ Fashion and one of the key things that stuck out for me was the over-riding feeling that girls clothes are lovely and fun but boys’ fashion in general is a bit boring! Mums’ (of boys and girls alike!) want colour!

But aside from colour, I’ve been having a think about what else we can do as mamas with little fellas, to add a bit of fun to their wardrobes!

Boys’ Fashion Can Be Fun Too

So it seems a common complaint made by new mothers is that it’s far easier to find cute clothes for girls… and, while there is an element of truth in that, it doesn’t mean baby boy clothes can’t be fun too. Here are 7 ideas to make your little man’s wardrobe stand out from the crowd.

1. Embrace pattern

Just because you have a baby boy, it doesn’t mean you have to stick to neutrals and solids. A bright colour, pattern or print can make all the difference. Don’t be afraid to mix either: a range of patterns ensures visual interest.

Boys' Fashion - Embrace Pattern plus 6 more ways to make Boys fashion fun! http://www.mumsdays.com/boys-fashion-can-be-fun/

2. Have fun with t-shirts or jumpers

Like pattern, an interesting t-shirt or jumper can be an excellent way of adding a little variety to your baby boy’s wardrobe. Try something with a fun design: after all, it might be an excellent way to teach your child the names of the animals!

Boys' Fashion - have fun with t-shirts plus 6 more ways to make Boys fashion fun! http://www.mumsdays.com/boys-fashion-can-be-fun/

Kermit is an animal too you know?!

3. Dress up

Little boys like dressing up too! And I’m not just talking super heroes (although sending your kids out in fancy dress is definitely fun!!)… Make your little man the smartest in the room with a collared shirt or baby bow tie. There’s nothing more adorable than a dapper, little gentleman.

4. Don’t be afraid to accessorize

Not so much jewellery and hair bows here… but there’s a whole range of ways to make your baby’s outfit stand out. Hats, shoes, and mini-baseball caps can make a basic ensemble look super cute. I have quite a few shoes from those early days and I can’t bare to throw them out, they are soooo sweet!

Boys' Fashion - accessorize plus 6 more ways to make Boys fashion fun! http://www.mumsdays.com/boys-fashion-can-be-fun/

5. Put a sock in it

I am obsessed with socks and I don’t care who knows it. Reuben has more socks than he could wear in a month but a pair of funky socks can make an amazing difference to an outfit. They might add a dash of colour or simply bring a smile to your face. Current favourites of mine include a selection of nautical socks but for a while Reuben would only wear his super mouse socks! When he was little I was also in love with these cow boy inspired socks, which I’d put him in even when it didn’t match…fun all the same!

Keep it simple

After everything said above, it might seem like a contradiction to say keep things simple. But there’s no getting away from the fact that the simplest outfits are sometimes also the sweetest. I tend to go for colour somewhere but if it’s a colourful top, I’ll go for simple cords for bottoms. And when he was really little, just a sweet little onesie would do the trick!

Boys' Fashion - keep it simple plus 6 more ways to make Boys fashion fun! http://www.mumsdays.com/boys-fashion-can-be-fun/

Reuben when he was 1 week old

And a final piece of advice…

Though this post is aimed at new mothers, some of the ideas above would make excellent baby shower gift ideas! So, if you know someone who’s about to have a baby boy, you could show off your new knowledge of fun boys’ fashion! You’re welcome 😉

How do you make your Boys’ Fashion fun?

I’d love to hear your tips and tricks in the comments below!

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post