Dinosaur Junior: The Sequel

24 March 2016

Boys Dinosaur Sweatshirt Little Spree

1. Mango Sweatshirt, £9.99
2. Mango Sweatshirt, £9.99
3. Mango Sweatshirt, £9.99

It can be hard to find ‘character’ pieces that our children like (and we like!) which is why we (and you) loved the Boden dinosaur sweatshirt so much. We know how disappointing it was when it sold out (although having just checked ages 9-10 and 11-12 are now available). So, we’ve been keeping our eye open for something we like just as much; what a relief then to find these dinosaur sweatshirts. It’s the scribbled images that make them cooler than your average printed top. Plus they have helpful poppers which allows you to ease (rather than yank) them over your little one’s head. They’re available in 3 months-3 years, but don’t worry mums of older boys, Boden have recreated the ‘jurassic dinosaur’ print from their sweatshirt and made this fisherman’s hat (Bailey loves his) and these board shorts. Both are currently available in most sizes and are in the sale, but please be quick, otherwise we’ll have to start looking for replacement dinosaur hats and shorts too!

Nicky & Sarah x

ps: on our pre-historic travels we also found these sleepsuits and Summer pjs….

pps: Bailey and Marlow also have (and love) these dinopants!

Sales Edit Day 4: Baby Bargains

14 January 2016

Baby Sale New

1. Oeuf NYC Panda Jumper, £56.23 (was £80.33)
2. Miller Baby Coat, £57.00 (was £95.00)
3. Il Gufo Pom Pom Hat, £36.86 (was £52.65)
4. Gap Organic Alphabet Onesie, £11.99 (was £19,95)
5. Mademoiselle à Soho Mittens, £12.31 (were £15.39)
6. Mango Ruffled Dress & Knickers, £14.99 (was £22.99)

Is there anything cuter than mittens on a string? We often buy matching hat, scarf or glove sets, but we also like to mix them up  – these chunky knit ones are the perfect shade as they go with almost all other colours. Ditto this hat! Of all of the sales posts this one has been the hardest to edit as there’s so much sweet babywear out there. So indulge us a little longer and take a look at these other pieces that we have found: this Oeuf NYC cardigan; this Ketiketa jumper; these Oeuf NYC pants; this Mademoiselle à Soho dress; this Gap marl grey onesie; this Babe & Tess (early Valentine cuteness?) sweatshirt; and this

Nicky & Sarah xx

ps: the Gap alphabet sleepsuit/onesie is one of our best buys of last season. All three of our kids have one! So not just for babies – it goes right up to age five!

Spooky Style

15 October 2015

Halloween Girl

1. Little Eleven Paris Tutu Dress, £33.07
2. Woodstock Cat Clips, £16.00
3. Gap Cat Ballet Slippers, £10.99 (were £14.95)

Halloween Boy

1. Gap Glow-In-The-Dark Halloween Onesie, £10.99 (was £14.95)
2. The Contemporary Home Halloween Mask, £6.00
3. Gap Hi-Top Sneakers, £19.95

Between them, Marlow, Bailey and Tabitha already own pretty much everything in today’s post. Marlow has the onesie, and LOVES it (and it’s such a great price now). He wears it for bed, and is so cosy and warm in it. He also loves that the feet have grips, so he can charge around like a maniac in that window between bath and bed time and not slip on the wooden floor (while I’m reaching for the wine…). He also has the hi-tops (I always buy him one pair of expensive boots/shoes and one more affordable pair each season – this Winter’s espensive ones are these – look away Grandma!), pricey but well worth the investment) which he loves because the fit is really comfortable as he has quite wide feet (and is as fussy about how things feel as how they look!). And he will definitely be wearing the onesie with his hi-tops come 31st October. Bailey has the mask from last year (such a great price if you don’t want to invest too much on one night); and Tabs has the tutu (she would wear a tutu around the clock if I let her, but a black one is surprisingly stylish and easy to wear in an non dressing up way) and the kitty flats (who needs Chalrotte Olympia when we have Gap right?).
Here are some more spooky things we found for the girls – this Mouche crown with veil; this Candy Bows tutu and wings set; this M&S sparkle tutu; and these Gap pink glow-in-the-dark pyjamas (if you can’t persuade her into the cooler back and white pair).
And for the boys – how cool is this Gap embroidered skeleton sweatshirt? Definitely not just for Halloween. This Paul Smith Junior glow-in-the-dark sweatshirt; this M&S vampire costume; this John Lewis two pack of glow-in-the-dark pyjamas; and this super-stylish Numero 74 super hero costume.
And we haven’t forgotten the babies (why should they miss out on all the fun?). Check out this Little Eleven Paris bat set; these Stella McCartney Kids glow-in-the-dark pyjamas; this M&S skeleton print onesie; this Gap bat beanie; and this John Lewis skeleton sleep suit.

Sarah & Nicky xx

snug as a bug

13 October 2015

The Little White Company Lottie Sleepsuit, £15.40 (was £22.00)

The Little White Company Flannel Check Baby Sleepsuit, £26.00

One of my favourite times when the twins were babies was that gorgeous post-bath, cosy time just before bed. They always smelled delicious; were cuddly and snuggly, and happy to let me dress them in something cute and cosy for the night. Once you’re out of the ‘white sleepsuits around the clock’ phase (a particularly confusing time for Tom, as he often struggled to tell the twins apart, even though he denies it now!), you can start indulging in purchases like these. I mean, could they be any cuter?

Sarah & Nicky xx

things that make you go aaaaaahhh….

8 December 2014

baby gifts

1. Numero 74 Changing Mat, £28.35
2. Little Cloud Adelajda Liberty Print Cloud Mobile, £26.00
3. M&S Pure Cashmere Cardigan, £35.00
4. Oeuf Grey Rabbit Hat, £40.00
5. Mozartkugel Music Box, £49.99
6. Ugg Sheepskin Booties, £45.00

Things don’t get much cuter than this at Christmas… We’ve rounded up our absolute favourite presents for babies. After all, babies + Christmas = an excuse to buy the most adorable presents ever (like we need an excuse??)! We also love: this Gap striped all-in-one; this Little White Company sheepskin cushion; this Stella McCartney Kids bunny ears hat; this Little White Company cloud mobile; this Time Capsules kit; this Little White Company penguin; this Sebra pull-along elephant; these Samantha Holmes alpaca fur booties; this Little White Company toadstool light; and this Mini Boden knitted jacket (in oatmeal or thistle).

Sarah & Nicky x

spooky baby

15 October 2014

Haloween baby boy

1. Gap Devil Knitted Hat, £4.99
2. Boden Baby Cardigan, £16.20-£18.00
3. John Lewis Halloween Skeleton Sleepsuit, £14.00
4. M&S Halloween Pull & Go Bat, £6.00

Who says babies can’t get in on the Halloween action? Just make sure they’re bundled up and cosy, and off you go! We also like this cute bib; and as baby Halloween costumes go, this bat print onesie is a pretty cute one.

black tie

12 December 2013

Cocoon Cotton Romper (0-2 years)
£9.00  SHOP NOW
Looking for something cute and a little tongue-in-cheek for your baby boy to wear over the festive period that doesn’t involve reindeer ears? This is sweet, playful, but still cool and stylish. And not too silly. I love it. And for all the baby girls out there, the Angel baby grow is fast becoming a cute classic. For a more traditional take on the Christmas romper, this striped one from Gap is another favourite.

easy as abc etc…

22 February 2013

Olly B Alphabet Sleepsuit (0-6 months)
I spotted this yesterday in the (recently opened) Oliver Bonas store in Richmond. So sweet! Such a simple idea, but perfectly executed in a simple, tasteful way (no gimmicks here!). Love the white and grey of course. Would make a lovely (unisex) gift for a newborn (and a great idea for twins or triplets). And in case it’s not obvious (well, I know many of you are very sleep-deprived…), it’s available in any letter of the alphabet (oh, actually, except Q, X and Y – I lied!).
£22.50  oliverbonas.com 

ps: I also found the most adorable baby sheepskin ‘pop-on’ mittens on a string while I was in there. I’m dying to share/post them, but they don’t seem to be available to buy on the website. So frustrating. They had them in charcoal and navy, and they were possibly the best (and cutest) baby mittens I have even seen! So if you have a store near you, definitely check them out (apologies if you don’t). I will keep checking the website anyway.

matching set

20 October 2012

La Redoute Baby Organic Cotton Cardigan & Trousers Set (0-2 years)
How chic is this little two piece? Makes a nice change from an all-in-one sleepsuit (particularly if your baby is still quite little and you have hoards of guests trooping though each day – this just feels a bit more ‘dressed’). I love the wrap detail of the top – just feels more expensive, and well, French. And great that a boy or a girl can wear it. And last, but not least, it’s covered in tiny stars, always one of my favourite prints for babies. Love.
£21.00  laredoute.co.uk 


12 October 2012

Bobo Choses Sleepsuit (3-24 months)
Couldn’t resist this. So, so sweet. Again, quite a pricey post (well for a sleepsuit anyway), but this is not something you are going to find in your usual high street haunts. Would make the cutest (and most original) gift for a new baby. Love
£40.00  bobochoses.com 

could this be the chic-est sleepsuit ever?

12 July 2012

Cyrillus Sleepsuit With Peter Pan Collar (1-24 months)
When I see things like this, it really does make me want to have another baby (mine are too big for this now sadly – if I could squeeze them into it, trust me I would!). There is just always something so lovely about cuddling a baby in a sleepsuit that I can never quite explain in words. And could this one be the most gorgeous one ever? Grey, Peter Pan collar, tiny embroidered stars, slip-resistant soles (ok, not necessarily chic, but definitely practical once they start staggering around!). And just so, French. Plus I think this is such a fab price. It would make the most adorable gift for a newbown. Love.
£18.00  cyrillus.com

ps: thank you for all your lovely comments regarding the bikini giveaway. The winners of the three bikinis are: Sarah (grey spotty bikini, age 3), Gerry (navy spotty bikini, age 4), and Gillian (grey striped bikini, age 5). Congratulations! Please email me at the Little Spree address at the top of the site with your full names and addresses, and I will send them out to you once I get back from my holiday in Cornwall. And for those who weren’t lucky this time, worry not, there will be more giveaways coming soon…

super-chic sleepsuits

12 April 2012

Vertbaudet Baby Boy Sleepsuits (newborn-18 months)
The French definitely know what they are doing when it comes to kids’ clothes – even their sleepsuits are stylish! I’m not normally a fan of pictures on kids clothes, but these are so tasteful and cute, I would definitely buy them for a friend’s baby (my own are now officially called ‘toddlers’ sadly). I love the colours. And it’s always lovely to have something from time to time that can’t be found on the high street. These are an amazing price too (you get all three for £15.00).
£15.00  vertbaudet.co.uk