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Baby boy clothes.

(33 Posts)
SammyFirstBaby Thu 03-Jan-13 18:26:00

After finding out I'm having a boy yay, iv been looking around in asda, primark, tescos ect and not really finding anything nice.
Primarks very boring, and has very basic stuff.
Are all shops like this?
Iv got some basic blue vests, and some brown and white ones..
But I'm on a budget and I would like some proper boy-ish stuff..
Also, could anyone possibly ( for a new time mother with no family ) write a list of clothes, ages and how many I need?
I really have no idea sad
Thank you smile xx

If it helps.. Me and my partner are very into skinny jeans, patterned jumpers, vans ect.. That sort of skater style, not gothic though smile

Florin Fri 04-Jan-13 10:21:33

Also don't buy much ahead my ds was only 7lb 13oz when born but grew at an astonishing rate. He was in 3-6 months stuff at 2 weeks and now he is 6 months he is in 12-18 months clothes. A couple of bits i bought in the sales while I was pregnant I couldn't use as they were the wrong season when he would have fitted into them. For example I bought some fleecy lined jeans from gap in 3-6 months thinking they would be perfect for Autumn/Winter but these only fitted him in July!
Also my husband and I both hate poppers and find babygros drive us bonkers as we always popper them up wrong. Therefore after he grew out of his 0-3 baby gros we have put him in comfy clothes in the day-trousers And long sleve tshirts normally and he wears pajamas at night. You don't know what you wil like/not like so you don't want to waste money on things you may not use. You also may find some colours really suit or don't suit your ds.

mycatlikestwiglets Fri 04-Jan-13 11:38:09

I have a DS just turned 2yo and I am always moaning about the lack of choice of decent clothes for young boys out there. I used to like GAP and Next but they seem to have gone down the line of covering everything with skulls, logos or suchlike which I absolutely hate for babies.

My favourite places to buy DS' baby clothes were Boden (with discount codes!), Monsoon (not much choice, but lovely), John Lewis, H&M, Debenhams and Zara. The supermarkets are have some good stuff but I don't have any with clothes depts near me so tend to buy from the other places online.

honeytea Fri 04-Jan-13 11:55:01

I would say you should buy some newborn clothes, we didn't buy any as we knew we were having a big baby but a friend gave us a bag of newborn clothes and my mum bought us a pack of asda white babygrows and they fit ds perfectly despite him being 10 pounds at birth. He is 2 weeks old now and 10 pounds 5oz and still in the newborn size. He is very long and thin so maybe that is why they fit him well.

I love him in the white babygrows he just looks so adorable. I find a vest with soft trousers and thick socks the easiest option for day times.

DS pukes and has poo explosion nappies many times a day so we have to change him 3-5 times in 24 hours. We have used all the clothes we have many times and the washing machine is gong constantly.

Scandinavian brands tend to have funky boy stuff, H+M is the easiest to get in the uk but polarn och pyret is lovely but a little pricy. They probably have a sale on at the moment. Molo is my favorite baby clothes brand, I bought most of my molo and pop clothes second hand it is easy to get them as I live in Sweden but you could try e-bay for some bargains smile

www.babyshop.com/molo_outlet/s/427#filter={44:[22457]}

polarnopyret.co.uk/newborn-bodysuits

Emsyboo Fri 04-Jan-13 12:53:16

M&S have skinny jeans ATM my DS is so chunky the poor love can't get them over his thighs lol
At first you won't need that much clothes clothes just baby grows etc but nice to have show off clothes for visitors or outings.
I agree with above on eBay got all my DS clothes (apart from presents) for his first 6 months and there are some really good bundles around if you can find a seller with your taste then you can get some great deals they are usually very good condition as babies grow out of them before they can get too worn and as they aren't that active don't get the ripped knees and scuffs like older boys clothes smile
Good luck and congratulations on your boy - boys are so loving and fun my boy has Me in stitches every day x

TwitchyTail Fri 04-Jan-13 14:45:07

I've found the nicest boy stuff in M&S and Next. Haven't used it yet so can't comment on how it fits or holds up to washing etc, but have heard good things.

FoofFighter Fri 04-Jan-13 14:54:24
bogwoppitinatree Fri 04-Jan-13 14:58:56

Get on Freecycle! I have two huge bags of gorgeous clothes from there for nothing. Just search Freecycle in your area - there are often baby items on there. I also have various bags of clothes/items from friends who have recently had babies.I don't see the point in buying clothes which are only going to fit for a matter of weeks. Maybe the odd special thing but there is so much out there that goes to waste...

babynelly2010 Fri 04-Jan-13 18:11:26

pumkinpatch
vertbaudet.co.uk
http://www.laredoute.co.uk/
DPAM this one is french store but ships to UK

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