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FusionChefGeoff Sat 16-May-15 20:17:07

Need help for a friends baby gift please - I know I want to get the basics ie vests, bodysuits etc but want them sufficiently high end to feel like a gift....

Tried Jo Jo Maman Bebe but they only have patterns and I was after plain white. John Lewis??

What are the best quality baby basics you've found??

Sansarya Sat 16-May-15 20:18:39

John Lewis is probably your best bet there then.

Just out of curiosity, your friend doesn't happen to love the smell of bleach and steam clean her floors twice a day?

neolara Sat 16-May-15 20:20:34

White company. So lovely. So expensive no one would ever buy it for themselves.

Nanasueathome Sat 16-May-15 20:21:07

John Lewis are good
Could also try Absorba ( can get them in Harrods)

ChrisQuean Sat 16-May-15 20:22:21

Petit Bateau has all the basics with a French label and nice wrapping at eye watering prices. It's good quality and washes brilliantly, which is the upside of paying £££ for white vests

HazleNutt Sat 16-May-15 20:23:21

yes also wanted to recommend Petit Bateau.

MrsAukerman Sat 16-May-15 20:24:53

John Lewis vests are lovely quality. H&M long-sleeved vests are nice enough to wear as a top rather than just under things.

Artandco Sat 16-May-15 20:27:36

Petite bateau or the White company.

John Lewis white ones are just basic white babygrows imo ( 5 for £12 kinda of price)

scarlettsmummy2 Sat 16-May-15 20:28:33

White company! I did buy them for myself in the sale! Mamas and Papas also excellent!

TeWiSavesTheDay Sat 16-May-15 20:29:18

I have green baby (now called little green radicals) vests that have lasted 3 babies and look new still. Polaryn o pyret also very good quality but not sure if they do plain white.

TeWiSavesTheDay Sat 16-May-15 20:31:19

Green baby ones are all organic cotton btw.

FusionChefGeoff Sat 16-May-15 21:05:28

Awesome - great ideas thank you everyone will get on it now.

Don't think she's that fussed by bleach or steam cleaning...?!

Might treat DD2 to some new stuff while I'm there!!

Sansarya Sat 16-May-15 21:44:53

Sorry OP, I was reminded of this thread!

superbfairywren Tue 19-May-15 07:07:33

I Didn't think the John Lewis bodysuit vests were up to much, the ones I have haven't washed well and are on the small side. The marks and Spencer's packs I have had are lovely and seem to wash the best. H and m wrap ones were my favourite with newborn though as they were so easy to do up, rather than pulling up or over head. The jojomamanbebe ones we have haven't washed well either, they are almost scratchy after 2 washes.

mewkins Tue 19-May-15 07:09:42

I think john lewis vests are terrible quality. They go short and wide after a few washes. M and S are better and often do pima cotton ones.

HeyDuggee Tue 19-May-15 07:23:17

Polarn O Pyret. The link is to their classic unisex striped collection. Their stuff washes amazingly and lasts forever. If you want really silly money type of stuff, look at selfridges online. For lovely edgy design stuff, Elias and Grace have lovely stuff. Lots of times you can find sale and "last ones" on there at 70% off.

What I did however is put those designer labels into ebay, specified "new" and found lots of bargains!! There is a huge amount of baby stuff for sale with still tags on, as lots of people save the expensive gift clothes for special occasion and the baby has an unexpected growth spurt. I got lots of new items for .99 too as sellers overestimate interest and no one else bids on it to push the opening price up.

HazleNutt Tue 19-May-15 11:58:35

Petit Bateau washes really well, but also note that the sizing comes up small and they are very slim cut. So if your friend's baby is likely to be a big chunky one, don't get the first sizes.

squizita Tue 19-May-15 12:13:49

Uniqlo have lovely stuff too. Very cleverly easy to get on/off ... perfect for weighing clinic, swimming, spare clothes in case of poonami etc.

PennilynLott Tue 19-May-15 12:27:19

Mamas and papas plain white vests are not plain they have an ugly logo label on or I would have got some last week.

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