I’ve been road testing onesies, sleepsuits, bodysuits and rompers over the past few weeks, or more accurately – Boo has. Luckily, with his bodily fluids of poo, sick, snot and sometimes a glorious mixture of all three of them, I’ve had time to go through a number of clothes to put to the test.
So this is how they faired…
Best for longevity – Marks and Spencer
M&S are extremely generous in their sizing, which means that a 0-3 month onesie will last your baby a lot longer than the other ones. They also retain their softness and don’t get bobbly either. They have an extensive collection online and in store.
Most Fun Collection – H&M
H&M have it locked down when it comes to fun outfits – from comedy babygrows to music t-shirts like the Rolling Stones. No baby’s wardrobe is complete without a few staples from our favourite high street retailer, and best of all – they are extremely affordable. While they don’t wash as well as some of the other brands, for the little time your tot is in them, it doesn’t really matter.
Most Stylish – Gap
I can’t even walk past Gap these days without casually dropping in and buying everything I see! I absolutely love these new Emoji babygrows, they have nailed it with ‘Gassy’ for sure. We know Gap stuff lasts, and you also know you won’t see 500 people wearing them because they are a bit on the pricey side.
Softest cotton – Marks and Spencer and John Lewis
Congratulations to both M&S and John Lewis, who have the softest babygrows available on the market. I’ve used and washed them countless times, and even without using softener, still retain their cotton like softness. Likewise, both brands have poppers that are easy to use on sleepsuits – a Godsend at 4am!
Best for luxury – Petite Bateau
For the ultimate in indulgence – we imagine Petite Bateau is where the Royals shop. Their collection is very British, very chic and very expensive! Direct all your friends to buy you presents from here.
Best for a treat – Little White Company
If you’re looking for a treat or a gift for a friend, then you will never go wrong with the Little White Company. Their range is built on simple designs with good quality cotton. My Boo loves this anchor bodysuit.
Best value for money – F&F, Tesco.
Tesco are playing to the masses here, so their clothes are fun, durable and affordable. The downside of this of course is that you’ll see a lot of kids running around in their gear, and that can be a bit off-putting. But, for the essentials and basics, you really can’t go wrong.
Best for cuteness – Mamas and Papas
When it comes to clothes Mamas and Papas have some of the cutest items you will ever buy. We have rompers, cardigans, shoes and socks from here – they are utterly adorable, long lasting and easy to put on and off. However, it is a little on the pricey side, and they are often low on stock online.
Best for classy – JoJo Maman Bebe
If you’re going for a premium high street baby shop, then JoJo Mama Bebe has a really awesome range of outfits. For everyday wear, it’s not affordable to dress your baby exclusively from this shop, but for the odd item, including this adorable little onesie with hat – you’re guaranteed classy. My only criticism, is that they need to be a bit more adventurous with colours for girls – it’s a bit on the pink side…
Worst all around – George,Asda
They look cheap because they are cheap. Unfortunately the George range doesn’t wash well, and some of the booties I had were very loose and didn’t fit well at all. Some of the designs are cute, but unfortunately a lot of them are cheesy, and I particularly dislike their Disney range. Sorry George….
Milk Drunk Diary is an editorial blogzine based in the UK. We buy, borrow and receive products to test and review. Our opinions are always honest and our own.