I’ve been waiting for Autumn for a long time. That’s something I’d never have said before having a baby. But gone are the days when I had the time to whip on a bikini and cook my body under the sun’s rays at any opportunity. Gone are the endless holidays (I had six in the first half of 2015 before I found out I was pregnant). And now I find that dressing a baby for summer is pretty difficult as you never know how many layers to put on. On those really hot days, it’s hard to leave the house without faffing about with suntan lotion, sun hats, and a clumsy parasol on the buggy which mean you constantly bash into random people walking down the street. Added to this, poor Rory had his 16-week injections on the hottest day of the year which meant an elevated temperature that we just couldn’t get down without buying an electric fan and sticking his cot right next to it.
The fan’s in the loft now and I’m happy to see Autumn. It’s the season of chunky knits and snuggly hooded jackets. Of thick socks, booties and corduroy trousers. There’s something quintessentially British about dressing a baby up for Autumn! Just looking at Rory wearing a jumper tht his Grandma knitted melts my heart and his smile shows he knows he looks good!
As Grandma can only knit so much (particularly if the said Grandma has a more active social life than me with table tennis, squash, Church and dinner parties), I’ve been looking for ways to ensure Rory stays cosy and stylish this Autumn. It’s been a lot of fun and not as expensive as I feared.
I’m really surprised by the fantastic quality on the high street these days! Check out these lovely knits:
The knitted cardigan on the left is from Mothercare. While I was browsing, I also saw the super warm and royal blue navy cable knit jumper and I loved the cosy cable knit navy borg lined cardigan with a cute and snug hood.
And that’s not to mention Zara
I love the rich brown of the hooded cardigan on the left. In the centre, the contrasting hooded cardigan starts at size 9-12 months but jumpers are allowed to be big, aren’t they? Same for the Zara toggle cardigan in blue and red.
And then let’s have a look at a shop you can always rely on for high quality clothing at affordable prices – Mamas and Papas, which currently has 20% off all new-season clothes:
The quilted jacket with cord detailing is adorable and the grey speckled bomber jacket makes my heart melt. As they’re only around £20 and £15 respectively, I’m getting both so that Rory can match his coat to his under clothes! (Or I can)
We’ll be looking at trousers next to go with them, as Rory’s wardrobe is admittedly very top heavy. Do you have any suggestions? If so, please tweet babyvipsblog or tag babyvipsblog on Instagram – we’d love to hear from you!