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Babygrows - cheap yet decent quality

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rainand Fri 15-Feb-13 15:54:06


I'm looking for new born and 0-3 month white plain babygrows or in unisex, priced cheaply yet decent in quality. Which shop make would you recommend?

Truffkin Fri 15-Feb-13 15:55:07

I'd say Tesco as the F+F ones are nice and soft but not much £££

FoofFighter Fri 15-Feb-13 15:55:56

Out of the numerous baby stuff I have been given from others, the Next and Tesco ones appear to have withstood the test of time better than others, assuming all have had a roughly similar amount of wear and washing that is.

HPsauceonbaconbuttiesmmm Fri 15-Feb-13 15:56:04

Supermarkets generally good, tesco (skinny babies), sainsburys and George at asda.

Wallison Fri 15-Feb-13 15:56:23

I was just about to suggest Tesco as well.

bubbles1231 Fri 15-Feb-13 15:56:30


RugBugs Fri 15-Feb-13 15:57:41


The ones we have from asda have not washed nearly as well.

usualsuspect Fri 15-Feb-13 15:58:04

Tesco or Asda.

rrreow Fri 15-Feb-13 16:14:53

ASDA. They wash well. They're out of newborn so quickly so you don't really get an opportunity to assess the quality, but DS wore his 12-18mo vests for over 6 months and they lasted very well. Going to use them again for DS2.

Dogsmom Fri 15-Feb-13 16:30:16

I like sainsburys, they often have 25% off too.

H & M are fantastic. I also got good use out of Primark ones x

curiousgeorgie Fri 15-Feb-13 17:01:13

Next, Tesco & Sainsburys ones all washed the best and lasted the best. Not too expensive and lots of choice too!

ScentedNappyHag Fri 15-Feb-13 17:04:29

Tesco and H&M have been my go-to places since DD was born. She's 2.3 now and I still love their stuff.

MiaowTheCat Fri 15-Feb-13 17:04:50

People swear by Next - I wasn't impressed - ours went grotty and stiff and slightly grey (I've got real isshoos with greying clothes on kids) dead fast... ones that washed nicely (I've just dug them all out again for baby number2) were generally the Tesco, Boots and M+S ones (but M+S I find very big for fitting).

Primark we got a decent whack of use out of (until I gave up and switched to PJs quite early) - especially since they seem to be quite long in the arms and legs and shorter in the body which mirrors the shape of our little girl.

SecretNutellaFix Fri 15-Feb-13 17:12:42

Mothercare do packs of 3 plain white for £7, and they have fold over scratch mitts as well.

PragmaticWench Fri 15-Feb-13 17:14:08

M&S multi-pack white babygrows and vests - they wash well, feel soft and feel better quality than ASDA or Sainsburys. Not expensive either.

rainand Fri 15-Feb-13 18:22:13

Thanks everyone! smile

Anyone know how much the Tesco plain white baby grows cost?

Bertieblue Fri 15-Feb-13 18:26:30

I always used supermarket vests and babygros or primark.
I guess average price probably £5 for 3 I think.
I remember tesco did some fantastic vests that had poppers at the front which meant you didn't have to put them over their heads.

FoofFighter Fri 15-Feb-13 18:53:57

£5 for 3 rainand smile

bertieblue - you can use those vests the other way you know, pull them down instead of up, that's why they open up so big wink

Bertieblue Fri 15-Feb-13 18:59:14

Thanks,but my days of popper vests and babygros are over!
Mine are 3 now and wear 'proper' vests that I'm always tucking in,popper vests would actually be more useful sometimes!

rainand Fri 15-Feb-13 19:00:18

Bertieblue and FoofFighter - Thank you! smile

Thinking of now going half babygrows and half PJs as they seem easier to put on?

Bertieblue Fri 15-Feb-13 19:13:51

How old is your baby?
My twins were in babygros until I couldn't get their sizes,prob about 18-24 months I think.I always liked them as they were always snug and warm especially when they slept in their grobagsforever it meant their clothes weren't riding up while they slept.
Plus I often left them in babygros in the day as getting 2 babies dressed was often just hassle,I had a huge stash of unisex vests and babygros that anyone could grab any time of day for either baby-I have a boy and a girl-rather than new outfits each time we had a poo explosion etc!

FlouncingMintyy Fri 15-Feb-13 19:19:22

If I was having a baby now I would buy babygrows second hand from a charity shop, I really would. It would make a small contribution to charity and reduce landfill. After that it would be NCT second hand sale.

Lotta1234 Fri 15-Feb-13 20:28:37

You need to buy the thick cotton ones from next. They are usually patterned and come in packs of three. They last brilliantly.

DaveMccave Sun 17-Feb-13 12:23:34

I agree with flouncing. This time I'm avoiding the cheap supermarket stuff and just buying better quality stuff for even cheaper than supermarkets on eBay and in charity shops. Seems wrong to buy new when they are hardly worn and available en masse second hand!

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