H&M – The Newborn Edit
If there’s one high street store I can’t recommend enough when it comes to stocking up on newborn essentials, it’s H&M. I never seem to find anything oh-so-great in person, but from the comfort of your own sofa, you can snap up £3.99 leggings and triple packs of rompers for £7.99 via their website and the best thing too, is that they’re not covered in teddy bears, baby elephants of other twee HERE IS A NEWBORN BABY designs.
Everything’s gender neutral (no yucky Little Prince or Daddy’s Little Princess here, thankfully) and lots of blacks and greys which I really love in a newborn wardrobe. One, because poo stains don’t ruin them after one wear and two, it goes with everything. While I adore funky designs & a colourful wardrobe for Milo, when you’re drained of sleep and holding a screaming mound of flesh, sometimes you just want them clad in something gentle on the eye rather than a fluorescent parrot print.
Shopping small is obviously hugely important to me & something I try to do whenever snapping up clothes for my children, however I don’t think it hurts to stock up on cheap basics for a newborn. `if you need stuff to fall back on, on the days when you’re exhausted/not leaving the house, a simple match of leggings and baby grow is all it takes. With these guys that means spending less than a tenner. I also really appreciate the fact they tend to all start from 0 months; so much ‘newborn’ stuff is 0-3 months and they just drown in it. Milo was a chunky 8 pounds but we had to go out for emergency outfits when he made his appearance because all the ‘tiny’ clothes we’d put aside for him hung off his limbs like seaweed from a swamp monster.
I’ve recently bought a heap of stuff for our own new arrival and thought I’d pop up some of my favourites; we’re due in July so lots of thin leggings, babygrows, jumpsuits and not much else. Because believe me, with all the best of intentions, dressing a newborn isn’t as much fun as you presume it’s going to be.