Our small lady absolutely hates getting dressed, so I try and move as deftly as I can. My speed and agility is, however, sometimes thwarted by irritating baby clothes. So I thought I’d put together a post that might be useful for new Mums, Mums-to-be or those who want to buy clothes for friends with babies or kids – here are some simple things to bear in mind to make life easier for Mammy’s the world over.
I’ll start with the basics – for my first born’s ‘welcome to the world’ outfit I decided on a really cute babygro from Next that (hilariously!?) said Save water, drink milk. Cute, yes, but mother of god what a pain in the ass to get on.
You see the poppers are only around the bum, so you have drag the babygro on over their heads and all the way down their bodies. Urgh, also if you have an incidence of shit-gate like we had trying to pull that back over a baby’s head is frankly a nightmare.The picture above is what every Mammy wants to see – poppers all the way from the neck to the feet – easy access, that’s what I’m all about! And because I produce long children the foot part on our babygros normally gets the chop (usually as I hum a song from the musical Oliver – if you’ve ever seen it you’ll know what I mean!).Poppers are every Mammy’s dream – honestly they are my favourite feature on baby and childrens clothes, easy to close whether you have a wriggly baby or an even more wriggly three year old. Buttons are fine but if the material that the button has fit into is really thick then it gets tricky.And speaking of buttons, let me point out the worst, most frustrating type there is – hidden buttons. I mean really, these are literally impossible to do up. Perhaps only included on fancy sparkly dresses as shown here but if, like us, your toddler shuns loungewear in favour of beautiful dresses well then you have a problem.
Buttons, or poppers, ALL the way down the back – this gets a serious thumbs up from me!
Bottoms – I find soft jeans or chinos and leggings the best. When it comes to jeans here are my thoughts in a pictorial take.
So there you go, some tips that might be useful to keep in mind next time you hit the shops and are, like me, immediately distracted by the cuteness of the slogan or the prettiness of the print! Any more tips, hints or suggestions leave a comment or throw me a tweet tweet!