Babygrows for my very slim baby

(28 Posts)
IndigoTea Thu 21-Nov-13 08:19:35


My 6 month old is very slim, and it was wondering where you'd recommend I get babygrows from that will fit nicely?

Next are too wide, tesco fit well but the patterns are rubbish, mothercare is too too wide!

Thanks thanks

geologygirl Thu 21-Nov-13 08:22:18

Not sure it matters to be honest. Babygrows are meant to be lose fitting?

Ds was long and slim as a baby and I found the Ladybird brand ones from Littlewoods online fitted him well - similar shape to Tesco. Next sizes are huge - he's 20 months and still wears Next 9-12 hoody and jumper that he got last Christmas.

HandragsNGladbags Thu 21-Nov-13 08:31:54

Boots tend to be long and thin

MrsKoala Thu 21-Nov-13 08:36:07

Iirc John Lewis were quite slim fitting. Avoid Asda and M&S - they are huge.

IndigoTea Thu 21-Nov-13 08:59:59

Thanks ladies! Does anyone have a 3-6 boots babygrow? Could you kindly give me the width of it please across the waist? Thanks!!

Sainsburys are slim and actually have some lovely patterns - not so twee.
I also really like katvig stuff - you can sometimes get it in tk MAXX and is nice and slim but quite stretchy. Other scandi brands are good too.

Avoid JL, I find it enormous actually.

Boots are massive, my 9mo still just fits into the vests length wise and they are still massive width wise.

Tractorandtree Thu 21-Nov-13 09:15:56

The more expensive or french brands tend to be slimmer fitting so petit bateau is, some of the jojo maman bebe stuff etc. if you're near Oxfordshire there is a petit bateau outlet shop at Bicester village.

yummymumtobe Thu 21-Nov-13 09:16:20

Gap is the slimmest I think. I also had a long narrow baby! Also liked sainsburys.

PicnicPie Thu 21-Nov-13 09:29:09

Yep, I second Gap. I have a very lean 11 month DD and I find these the best, followed by Petit Bateau and Sainsburys.

GAp ones also wash very very well.

CusheyButterfield Thu 21-Nov-13 09:34:27

I'd second Sainsbury's. Slim fitting and they were good for my long skinny DD. Patterns are funky and they wash well.

HazleNutt Thu 21-Nov-13 09:53:24

Wanted to recommend Petit Bateau as well, I also have a slim baby.

Sainsburys and Gap, my other two dc were whoppers and very long so had to avoid buying from there but dc3 is long but skinny doesn't get that from me smile

StatelyAsAGalleon Thu 21-Nov-13 09:57:58

Another one for Gap here. My skinny wee DS was drowned in anything else.

plentyofsoap Thu 21-Nov-13 10:02:48

Zara are good especially for slim toddlers and m&s.

IndigoTea Thu 21-Nov-13 15:45:21

So it looks like boots are not slim fit? I think I need to make a trip to sainsburys after all

HandragsNGladbags Thu 21-Nov-13 16:16:00

Never tried the vests but found sleepsuits narrow from Boots.

Stokey Thu 21-Nov-13 16:19:19

Gap & Petit Bateau consistently the best fitting for my skinny girls - annoyingly expensive tastes!
OR H&M two sizes smaller?
Some of the sizing is crazy - my 4 yr old is still wearing a 18-24mth Monsoon dress

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Thu 21-Nov-13 16:22:17

Avoid jojo maman bebe. The babygros are very wide in the body & limbs.

StillNoFuckingEyeDeer Thu 21-Nov-13 16:24:34

Du Pareil au meme is slim fitting.

Lambzig Thu 21-Nov-13 16:48:31

Tk maxx sometimes stock a french brand called Petit lem which are very slim. I second Katvig too, they are gorgeous cotton. Gap are quite slim too.

Another vote for Gap. And they are fab quality too. Look in store for some bargains in the sale section.

kawaii Thu 21-Nov-13 18:19:51

Joules is slim fitting too. Does not fit my chunky baby.

SantiagoToots Thu 21-Nov-13 18:56:17

Mexx & Joules.

HazleNutt Thu 21-Nov-13 19:35:08

Petit Bateau is so slim that my 4-month old slim baby is wearing their 12-month size body at the moment. And it's not loose.

blacktreaclecat Thu 21-Nov-13 19:48:42

Hatley are very slim fitting. We've had some from TK Maxx. They come up small actually, DS is 98th centile 17mo and starting to grow out of Hatley 18-24.

SaltySeaBird Thu 21-Nov-13 19:54:16

My DD was long and slim - I found GAP were the best for her but also Petit Bateau (they had a discount store in Ashford but it's gone now, you might be able to try eBay though as new they are very, very pricey!).

Also Hatley as blacktreaclecat said.

I think those three were the main brands I used for DD.

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