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Really lovely clothes for a baby boy

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thelonelymoatedgrange · 16/07/2020 11:03

Hi, just looking for suggestions. I’m due in December and since I am 40 had the harmony test, to my delight baby appears healthy and he’s a little boy!

I’ve been looking in supermarkets during my weekly shop and while I see lots of girls clothes to my taste I can’t see many boys clothes I like. I know a lot of white babygros will feature at first but it would be nice to have a couple of lovely things especially since he’ll be here before Christmas.


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Nic2908 · 16/07/2020 11:07

Following too as I am having a baby boy in December.... congratulations!!

DigOutThoseLemonHandWipes · 16/07/2020 11:12

What is your taste? Traditional, modern, plain, fussy, bold colours, baby blue? For tiny ones baby grows really are the way to go but there are lots of options, plain, patterned, soft colours, bright colours, very "gendered" (either by slogans e.g. Mummy's little soldier or by trains/dinosaur/robots. What type of thing are you looking for? If we know that we can help you to find it.

Newchapter2020 · 16/07/2020 11:14

I like Next for boys clothes, some of the smaller independent shops are nicer, quite smart looking.

60sPony · 16/07/2020 11:17

In my experience Next do the best boys clothes as do M&S.
Bonds is an Australian brand but they do amazing Baby grows called wondersuits with two directional zips. They are on the pricier side but have a good resale value. I especially like the ribbed ones as seem really cosy.

larrythelizard · 16/07/2020 11:17

I get most of DS's basics from H&M (or Asda for nursery clothes).

For nicer bits I like:
Tobias and the Bear
Fred & Noah (although turns out DS has chunky legs which means their leggings are a bit too snug on him!)

LBB2020 · 16/07/2020 11:20

I get most of DS clothes from Next, John Lewis, H&M, Joules (I’m not overly keen on slogans/tractors/robots etc)

Quiffy · 16/07/2020 11:20

So far I've really liked and bought from Ted Baker, Zara, Hatley (esp for sleepsuits) and some fun badger items from Nutmeg. I really didnt want a lot of clothes with tractors/dinosaurs/slogans and these places suited me. Next also has some really nice bits.

Now that TK Maxx is open I plan to get some things from there too - 6-9 onwards though as I have FAR too much clothes already oops.

peachypetite · 16/07/2020 11:21

Jojo maman bebe has lovely outfits

Serendipper · 16/07/2020 11:28

I always did well in H&M for my son, had some dungarees that fit for months and months (and my son grew out of everything quickly)
Kite is also nice for unusual and colourful things.
Next and M&S for quality. A lot of supermarket bits didn’t survive very well, bobbled and shrunk easily!

thelonelymoatedgrange · 16/07/2020 11:32

For girls my taste is very much for pastels and florals.

For boys I don’t know ... I don’t like a lot of the car stuff and the animal prints. I like stripes and cute animals though. Blue is fine but I just don’t want everything in blue! If it was a girl I’d probably go for lilac and mint green with the odd pink but boys seems to be blue, brown and grey, which is a bit miserable for a baby!

I think maybe Prince George style baby clothes? (Not that I’m Kate Middleton!)

Congratulations nic Smile

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60sPony · 16/07/2020 11:34

If you like Prince George style check our Trotters and John Lewis heritage range

FrugiFan · 16/07/2020 11:34

It depends on your style and also your budget

Lower budget - TU at Sainsburys also have some lovely neutral stuff with Peter Rabbit or Winnie the Pooh. A lot of their boys baby range isnt too blue or garish which I like for little ones.

Mid range- M&S have lovely sleepsuits, soft trouser sets, dungarees etc.

Higher price range - Jojo Maman Bebe for transitional boys outfits.

dontcallmelen · 16/07/2020 11:34

Yy the above suggestions, also Boden have a reasonable selection of baby boy clothing good quality & wash well, John Lewis also usually good selection & jojo maman have lovely sleepsuits.

thelonelymoatedgrange · 16/07/2020 12:11

Thank you, I didn’t think of Boden, how remiss of me!

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boymum9 · 16/07/2020 12:19

After two boys and a constant hunt for nice baby clothes I've found that rarely was I able to find nice ones in supermarkets (lots of lovely girls clothes though) and that my go to's were/are:

-Zara (look online, more stock and often have a certain % off but have found either way some stuff tends to be cheaper here than a lot of places)

-H&M online only have loads of a gorgeous stuff

-next do a lot of nice stuff but again mainly online


-primark do some lovely stuff and obviously very well priced!

-Mori do gorgeous baby clothes and the quality is amazing but not cheap! I bought one baby grow for each of my boys from there that I used coming home from hospital, just because were a bit more "special" in quality, so soft and lovely

There's a lot of a great independent businesses if you look on Instagram too!

Shelby30 · 16/07/2020 12:24

I always find baby shops have lovely stuff for boys but that means often designer and often pricey! I love baby blue and quite like some traditional styles. When I was pregnant last time before I knew I was having a girl, I had been eying up quite a few bits in tkmaxx that were boys stuff. Other than that Next have lovely stuff.

CD28 · 16/07/2020 12:56

Hey! I'm also having a little boy in December! What's your due date? I've been struggling too but believe it or not I found some cute boy stuff on Amazon! I must admit I hate cartoon character clothes and those bright blue/red/green colours. We got a cute little camo tracksuit on amazon and my best chum bought him baby Adidas gazelles! Don't know what it is about miniature adult clothes that make me cry with cuteness 😂 x

thelonelymoatedgrange · 16/07/2020 12:57

Baby clothes are definitely the best part of being pregnant! Due 13th, how about you? Smile I think he’ll arrive before that, though.

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ChampooPapi · 16/07/2020 13:23

@thelonelymoatedgrange Petit Bateau! And they are having a sale currently too 👣👣

ChampooPapi · 16/07/2020 13:28

@thelonelymoatedgrange also Baby Mori, JoJo Maman bebe, Cambridge babies

Marpan · 16/07/2020 13:31

Prince George stuff i find usually on panache kids or Childrensalon clothing. It’s a bit more expensive Than supermarket stuff though.

indecisivewoman81 · 16/07/2020 13:37

It might be worth a look in Boots for little boys outfits; o always liked their sleep suits

Sandytoes86 · 16/07/2020 13:41

John Lewis, Boden , Joules, Jo Jo Maman Bebe, H&M, Zara Kids. All have nice traditional boys style clothing . For basics like sleepsuits it’s with just getting cheap ones as they are only used for literally weeks . John Lewis have nice sleepsuit packs , so do marks and next .

Morred · 16/07/2020 13:47

Babipur stocks a lot of the scandi/organic cotton brands (Frugi, Maxomorra, Picalilly) which often have beautiful bright prints, without too many tractors, etc. Lots of plain colourful things too. Quite pricey but you can often get good stuff in the sale and 10% off signing up to the newletter spam, etc.

Randomnessembraced · 16/07/2020 13:49

First six months I really like simple sleep suits. Jojomaman bebe and the white company (sale on at the moment). 3 packs at m&s can be good for night sleep suits. Babies “leak” a lot in the first couple of months

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