I’ve not done a kids’ style post for ages – mostly because the boys hadn’t really had any new clothes for a while. They are both moving up into the next sizes at the moment which has given me a great excuse to do some shopping! Read more
This week’s What Toby & Gabe wore features two awesome tees from The Bunting Tree. The boys have had these since Christmas but I’ve only just got round to taking some pictures of them both in them. In fact they did appear in a Siblings post back in January but only in one picture (and how much have the boys grown in the last six months?!)
The Bunting Tree is owned and run by Emma, a mum of two who started making organic clothing to help her son’s eczema. When she first started Emma made the clothes herself, Toby actually had some of her leggings a few years ago (which Gabe is now wearing). She has now moved on to designing fabric and out sourcing the manufacturing but the clothes are still made from organic fabric and ethically produced in India.
We had a quiet day at home yesterday but after Gabe woke up from his nap I decided we could probably do with burning off some energy. So we put some music on my phone Read more
Maxomorra is a Swedish brand and I’ve featured it before in my What Toby & Gabe wore posts. They release new prints several times a year and to be honest I’m not that big a fan of a lot of them, which my bank balance is pleased about at least!
But at least a few times a year there’s a print that I absolutely love. Luckily Maxomorra produce so many different styles of clothes in each design that it’s easy to match the boys too. One of the recent prints that I loved was these robots – Toby and Gabe love them too but they weren’t so keen on posing for a photo!
I didn’t come here to write about robots though, I came to write about pineapples… Read more
I’m back with another What Toby Wore post today. When Toby was about 10 months old I came across a whole world of fabulous kids clothes beyond the high street and the supermarket, where most of his clothes came from up to that point. I can’t really remember how I discovered them but suddenly I fell down the rabbit hole of independent retailers and boys clothes that weren’t all blue and grey!
One of the first things I bought from an independent retailer was these Indikidual banana leggings from the lovely Jenny at KyNa Boutique. And the fab thing about buying from independent retailers is that you get a really personal service. The clothes always arrive beautifully packaged, super quickly, and postage and packing is usually free!
So anyway, it was a sad day when Toby grew out of these leggings Read more
I’ve not done a ‘What the kids wore’ post for ages, and I actually took these pictures a while ago. I kept forgetting about them but noticed them the other day so I am finally getting round to writing this post.
I absolutely love Albababy clothes but the boys don’t have many as they are a bit on the expensive side. I’ve posted before about Gabe’s Albababy dungarees and he’s actually still wearing these now. Toby has got a long sleeve top that matches these dungarees too.
In today’s post though Toby is wearing the Hamody button pants and Habian hooded blouse – I bought them both when they were on offer, and they are currently reduced at Dapper Baby where I got them, although there aren’t many sizes left. Read more
Back in April we were sent some lovely clothes for Toby and Gabe from the Rockin’ Baby Spring/ Summer collection so when they launched the Autumn/ Winter collection and asked if would like to feature something I jumped at the chance.
This time Toby was sent this brilliant Bug Print rain mac. I love the colours of this coat – mustard is one of my absolute favourites at the moment. The bug print is fabulous – it met with Toby’s approval too which is more important now he’s three and has plenty of his own opinions about his clothes!
We decided to head out into the garden for a photoshoot and to see if we could have our own mini-beast adventure.
Toby is wearing age 4-5 and I would say it’s pretty true to size – it fits him well and he is a big three year old. The rain mac is really well made – it’s fully fleece lined, even the sleeves, which I really like.
The seams are all bound to make them really comfy, and the hood is a sensible size and stays up easily. I can’t comment on the waterproof-ness of the rain mac as we haven’t had any rain since we got it but it certainly kept Toby toasty out in the garden. We haven’t used our garden much since we moved but Toby really enjoyed exploring – even if we didn’t actually find any mini-beasts! He did have a go at practising his ‘feelers out, what’s about?’ pose from the CBeebies Mini-Beast Adventure programme.
The really great thing about all Rockin’ Baby clothing is that for every item that is bought another is given to a child in China or West Africa.
Toby loves his new bug print rain mac and so do I – I’m actually very tempted to get him the matching wellies too!
We also have one Rockin’ Baby Blue Stripe rain mac in age 3-4 to give away.
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**Disclosure: We were sent the featured clothing for the purposes of this post but all opinions are my own.
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In this week’s post I’m featuring some fabulous outfits sent to us by the wonderful people at Rockin’ Baby. Perhaps best known for their slings and pouches, Rockin’ Baby have branched out to include children’s wear and the items we were sent come from the new Spring/Summer collection.
Rockin’ Baby is based in the USA and in 2011 they started their Mother-to-Mother programme – for every sling or pouch they sell, they donate another to a mother in need in Haiti or Kenya. When they launched their clothing collection they wanted to spread this help even further, so for every item of clothing they sell they will donate one to a child in need in China or West Africa.
So by buying Rockin’ Baby clothes you are not only making sure your own child is comfortable and looks fabulous, you are also helping a child in need somewhere else in the world.
We had a lovely sunny day this week so Toby and Gabe were really able to put their outfits to the test out in the garden. Toby was sent these lovely anchor print joggers and amazing walrus tee-shirt.
Toby is just moving into age 3-4 clothes and these have plenty of growing room. I did think that the joggers have a slightly odd cut – they are really baggy round the bum but then have very tight ankle cuffs. They look great though, and most importantly they didn’t fall down despite Toby’s skinny-ness! The tee-shirt is a combination of print and embroidery – I think the walrus looks awesome, and I like the little details like the embroidered green star on the sleeve.
Toby definitely seemed very comfortable in his new Rockin’ Baby outfit and had no complaints when he was chasing bubbles around the garden!
Gabe’s outfit is just perfect for summer – I love the stripes and applique ice lolly tee-shirt. Like most of Gabe’s clothes his new Rockin’ Baby outfit is 9-12 months and I would say it is pretty true to size. The tee-shirt has handy poppers on the neck making it easy to get on and off and the trousers had plenty of room for his cloth bum.
Gabe seemed very comfortable too – although he wasn’t such a willing model, especially to begin with. This picture may look like Toby and Gabe are looking at something interesting in the bush but I mostly chose it because you couldn’t see Gabe’s very grumpy face!
He did cheer up a bit later though and I was able to get a few better pictures!
Both boys were loving the bubble in the garden and Toby had such fun with the bubble machine – it can be a bit fierce sometimes though!
I think he enjoyed it more when he was carrying it around – although I had to keep reminding him not to blow bubbles right in Gabe’s face!
**Disclaimer: We were sent the featured products in return for this review. All opinions are my own.
I thought I’d do something a bit different in this week’s ‘What Toby Wore’ post – in previous posts I’ve focused on one item of clothing or outfit and these have definitely been some of Toby’s (and Gabe’s) better, and more expensive, clothes. So this week I just took a quick snap of Toby on my phone every day and I’m just going to show you some of his other clothes.
Three of these were on nursery days so I tend to put Toby in things that I don’t mind getting messy, although to be fair he doesn’t get anywhere near as mucky at nursery these days as he used to so I don’t just stick to supermarket clothes like I did when he was smaller!
On Monday he wore these green Maxomorra joggers – I probably wouldn’t have chosen this colour myself but I got them in a lucky dip box from Little Footprint Boutique a while ago and I actually really like them. The top is from Morrison’s and I got it ages ago – it’s actually getting a bit small but Toby hasn’t really got anything else that goes with these trousers at the moment! I think I’ve mentioned Toby’s boots before – they’re from Bobux and he loves them, especially because he can put them on by himself.
Tuesday was this dinosaur t-shirt from Next which Toby loves. It was a Christmas present but he’s only just started wearing it because I’ve just swapped nearly all his 2-3 clothes for the 3-4 stuff I had been accumulating. Everything is still a bit big but the smaller size was getting too small and also he’s been wearing most of it since he was 18 months and I was getting bored of him wearing the same things all the time! The navy joggers are from Joules – a gift from his Nana. Trousers are a bit of a nightmare on Toby at the moment as he’s so skinny they all fall down – we have to try and get ones with drawstring waists but then he doesn’t like having them tied. These joggers aren’t too bad though and stay up pretty well.
Wednesday isn’t a nursery day for Toby so he was wearing leggings from The Princess & the Frock who I’ve featured before, a t-shirt from Little Bird at Mothercare which I bought over a year ago but it only just fits him, and his hoodie is from Lilly & Sid. Oh, and his socks were in a multipack from Asda – can you believe he’s wearing size 9-12 socks at two and three quarters? I think he’s going to have big feet like his dad!
Thursday was another nursery day and as you can see Toby wasn’t that keen on having his picture taken! His top is another from Maxomorra. As much as I love all their prints, the Maxomorra basics are fab too. Toby has a couple of other t-shirts from the basics range and you can really tell the difference in the quality between these and the cheap supermarket clothes that I always used to buy. They aren’t that expensive either and my thinking is that the better quality will mean they will last better for Gabe to wear them too. The jeans are from H & M and he’s had them ages. They are 2-3 and starting to get a bit short and I’ve actually got him another pair in 3-4 but they’re huge!
And that’s it for this week. Does your little one have different weekday clothes or is it just me?
Another Scandinavian brand this week – this one is Albababy from Denmark. I’ve only recently discovered Albababy and I love their clothes but they are not cheap so at the moment these crawlers (or dungarees to you and me) are the only item we own. I’m keeping my eye out for sales and hoping I can maybe pick up a few more bits too.
I bought these Gedashy crawlers back in February from Oh Dorothy and they are size 80cm which is roughly 9-12 months. They are still pretty big on Gabe but he can just about get away with wearing them with the leg cuffs turned up and at £29 I wanted to make sure they would last a while!
He is wearing them with a red long sleeve bodysuit by Maxomorra (which is also too big really) and some red socks which were Toby’s and I’ve no idea where they came from!
I think Gabe was mid arm flap in this photo – he’s a very flappy baby!
I’ve shared some Maxomorra with you before – we’ve got quite a lot between the two boys. This time it’s Toby’s turn though and he is actually head to toe in Maxomorra today, which might just be a bit much, even for me!
I love this outfit though – Toby always looks so comfortable in leggings. I got these fox ones a couple of months ago but I couldn’t find anything to put them with. Then when my mum was visiting at the end of February we went to an actual shop that sells Scandi clothing (Funky Rascal in Cupar – run by a Swedish lady nonetheless) and they had this t-shirt in the colours to match the leggings. And when I saw they had matching socks too I couldn’t resist!
I thought it would be sweet to take some photos with Gabe’s fox in them too but Toby insisted we have the elephant as well!
This is Toby showing me that elephants go ‘stomp stomp’, hence the blurry foot…
And I’m not quite sure what he was doing with his face here – I think he was maybe trying to trumpet like an elephant. I love the cheeky look he’s got in his eyes though.
There’s plenty more Maxomorra in the boys’ wardrobe so I’m sure it won’t be long before I’m showing you some more!