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CaipirinhasAllRound Thu 13-Feb-14 16:59:47

given that they're on every list of things you need for a newborn, where do you get these from?? Am I meant to have knitted them?! We don't know the sex so I want neutral colours but I'm really struggling to find anything

Writerwannabe83 Thu 13-Feb-14 17:05:43

You can have some of mine - my nan has knitted me 10 so far grin

She has also given me some knitted shorts..... hmm

cathpip Thu 13-Feb-14 17:05:50

You can pick up some lovely new hand knitted cardigans in Oxfam, I have just replaced the last one, and my new one cost £3.99 smile, all my children have lived in them till they were too small. They are mainly white cardigans in Oxfam.

CaipirinhasAllRound Thu 13-Feb-14 17:08:22

writer when you say she has given you knitted shorts, please tell me they are for the baby and for actually for you....!

Writerwannabe83 Thu 13-Feb-14 17:12:29

Absolutely definitely for the baby, grin

They come with a knitted matching jumper and knitted matching socks smile

KatAndKit Thu 13-Feb-14 17:18:56

I got plain white ones out of mothercare and tesco. Next also have plain white ones, if you like brighter colours h&m might be worth a look.

x0gawjus0x Thu 13-Feb-14 17:27:49

Tet also sell them at the hospital near me for charity, my nan knitted us some haha x

PuppyMummy Thu 13-Feb-14 17:56:45

I have a couple of cardigans from Next

lanbro Thu 13-Feb-14 18:03:19

My mum knitted all mine, I have about 30! Always get compliments about them, and Ted even has his own hand knitted jumper!

buttercupski Thu 13-Feb-14 18:13:41

Got the same problem! It's the last thing left on my list of clothes to get... There seem to be lots with hoods but someone on here said that they aren't ever so comfortable as babies spend so much time lying on their backs and so hoods ruck up under their heads.
Saw this one in John Lewis:
www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-baby-pointelle-cardigan-white/p399502
And I'll look in Next and Mothercare next, thanks KatAndKit and PuppyMummy.

Legalbaby79 Thu 13-Feb-14 18:35:15

Love babies in little knitted bits, my mum saved my ones that she knitted and my man knitted when I was born - they are still perfect x

CaipirinhasAllRound Thu 13-Feb-14 18:51:46

Mothercare don't have any white ones left in newborn or 0-3 mths.
I'm the same about hoods, and the ones I have seen are really expensive given how long there'll get worn for.

dats Thu 13-Feb-14 19:48:07

I'm knitting them! But don't know what I'm having, or a clue how big an actual baby is. Or how warm it might be by April! But I'm having a nice time doing it! (the poor bugger) smile

EssexGirlLottie Thu 13-Feb-14 19:51:32

Oh bu**er forgot to think about hoods! Maybe I need to try and pick up knitting again

Haahoooo Thu 13-Feb-14 19:57:40

Don't buy too many is my advice. We never used them much with DD. She wore sleep suits or long-sleeved tops with (comfy) trousers, cardigans were just a bit of a hassle. Everyone's different though. Definitely agree don't get any with hoods.

Elastigrrrl Fri 14-Feb-14 10:48:57

I've always been told that what Haahooo says is the actual case; i.e. babies and cardigans with all their fiddly buttons don't really mix, so they end up being one of those articles of clothing that are sweet but you don't really use. Especially in warmer months which we're heading towards? But I haven't got any (babies or cardies) yet. Have others used them much?

whereisshe Fri 14-Feb-14 10:52:54

Don't bother is my advice. Baby vest plus babygro is warm enough for inside, with a blanket if they aren't lying on you, and outside a cardie won't be warm enough so you'll need a snowsuit. We inherited quite a few and never used them.

whereisshe Fri 14-Feb-14 10:54:43

If you really want some, there are lots of new hand knitted ones on eBay for very little £ (enterprising grannies I assume).

TheresLotsOfFarmyardAnimals Fri 14-Feb-14 10:57:05

Boots is usually good for this.

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