I absolutely love dressing Ted and spent a lot of my pregnancy buying clothes for him as I awaited his arrival. Needless to say I had way too many clothes and he grew out of them all really quickly! There are so many great high street shops to buy practical, good quality and adorable baby clothes. Here are my top picks:
Matalan is great for key staple items like bodsuits and babygrows. They are reasonably priced and great quality. Lots of Ted’s babygrows came from here and we will use them again for baby number 2. Matalan also often has offers via vouchercloud or myvouchercodes where you can save 20% off when you spend £30 – keep an eye out for these offers. I feel like Matalan often gets over-looked, but they have great sales and also fab maternity clothes.
Probably the most obvious choice, but for me it is a little on the pricey side – I love a bargain. I will happily root through the Mothercare sale and find lovely items. I have so far only bought one thing for bump, and this has been from Mothercare. I absolutely love the Little Bird range by Jools Oliver – filled with bright, rainbow-coloured clothes, baseball style t-shirts and vibrant prints. Garments from this range are instantly recognisable, and there is nothing comparable on the high street. We recently bought Ted a pair of wellies and a pair for jelly shoes from Mothercare (yes, the good ol’ British Summer!) using a gift voucher we had been given. Mothercare is also great because it has everything for baby under one roof, which is just what you need when shopping trips are no longer a leisure activity!
I LOVE the clothes in H&M kids! They do great offers on their basic range of bodysuits and joggers – a steal at 3 for the price of 2. Another great thing about H&M is they steer away from baby blue and powder pink, they use bright colours and their clothes are often unisex which is really refreshing. Highlights for me include their band t-shirts, tights that can be worn by a boy and newborn all in one sets with matching hat. I was also surprised to find that they do lovely bits for nurseries/ kids rooms in their home department – cot duvet sets, hooded towels and blankets and great storage solutions. Another place that do great sales too.
Although a small range, I really like Boots Mini Club. There is loads more available online than in-store, and I love their dungarees, brightly coloured romper suits and… SOCKS! Great socks and little slippers, perfect for keeping the smallest of feet nice and warm. There is often a 2 for £8 offer on their all-in-one outfits which come in gorgeous prints and wash up really well. They have really reasonably priced packs of sleepsuits and great essential items like bibs and muslins. I also like the fact you can collect your Boots Advantage points when spending on clothes.
My top pick, and what Ted is dressed in 90% of the time, is Tu Clothing at Sainsbury’s. Since he was born it has been our go-to place for his clothes. They are just so good! Amazing quality and a great price. They do great sets of sleepsuits with matching sets of bodysuits for layering, jeans and joggers, and cute prints on t-shirts. We have a great Batman sun safe suit for the beach, with matching hat and poncho-style towel. They have loads of character ranges, such as Spiderman, The Gruffalo, Minions, Frozen, Star Wars and even Peppa Pig (if you are in to that kind of thing!) They have outfits for all occasions, from casual every-day wear to smart matching sets. I feel like the range just gets better and better, and we are currently loving their London and seaside themed items. They currently have a great offer on babywear, 2 selected items for £4! We chose a pair of grey joggers with a London Bus print, and a t-shirt featuring Guardsmen. They have a great range in-store which is now available online – I highly recommend the click and collect option. Don’t forget you can collect your nectar points with your purchases and keep your eyes opened for their frequent 25% off clothing weekends!
I should also mention I adore the leggings from Blade and Rose who are launching new designs next week, and Ted has some beautiful handmade items from Handmade by Kiki Girl, which I will write more about soon!
We are hoping to find out baby number 2’s gender at our 20 week scan next month, and may well do a little bit of clothes shopping after that. We will happily use Ted’s baby clothes again but would like a few new items for our little one. Where do you buy your baby and toddler clothes, can you recommend anywhere for me? Please leave me a comment below to let me know! You can also check out my Pinterest Board of my current top high street picks for babies and toddlers. Xx