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The forcast for this week tells me that Spring has definitely started and we are beginning to feel pretty summery some days too. There are days when the sun is so bright that jumpers are discarded and we return from our adventures rosy cheeked.
I have been having so much fun planning Finn's summer wardrobe and filling it full of bright clothes practical for my crawling baby, visible on a busy beach and light enough for warmer days. We discovered Rockin' Baby last year and loved their vibrant autumn/winter range and their summer collection is beautiful.
Not only are you supporting a great cause buying from Rockin' Baby as for every item purchased they donate one to a family in need, but you are buying great quality kidswear too. Every item we have had has washed really well and kept its bright colour even after everything this little monkey can throw at it.
We chose two outfits from the new collection, the first was perfect for a beach day as the t-shirt has a sandcastle on. Yellow is my favourite colour and this shade is great, even on my pale skinned baby. The blue trim matches perfectly with the cuffs on his trousers which remind me so much of Elmer the elephant. These leggings are designed to stand out with their bold pattern but they are wonderfully childish and they look super comfy. This outfit is size 12-18 months, a size that Finn is just going into. The trousers come up a little small - they are the perfect size for him now but I would suggest sizing up if you are torn between two.
The second outfit had more of a jungle theme and the trousers with their beautiful print were a much looser fit with cuffs that can be turned up or down meaning they last much longer. Even with a cloth nappy these trousers are really generous and they look super comfy. Finn loved exploring the park in them and they had plenty of stretch for his climbing. The t-shirt has an envelope neck (unlike the poppers on the sandcastles) and it came up quite big. Again we went for the 12-18 but I found these items much more roomy. I love the matching cuffs and collar again and the orange looks wonderful in the sunshine too.
I love how childish both outfits are with baby's comfort clearly at the forefront of the design. Everything is soft, stretchy, colourful and comfortable and cloth nappy friendly, even with the bulkiest of bums.
The new collection is about to be released and there are so many wonderful clothes, not all of them as bright as the ones we chose, so if you prefer a more muted look then still check them out. Rockin' baby kindly sent a gift for our little bump too and I can't wait to dress her in it! It is so girly without being too pink and I love the little details like the star on the foot.