“ Brand: George (ASDA) / Type: Orange babygrown „
I have no idea why but the picture above is nothing to do with this baby grow so I will try to describe it to you, it is an all in one sleep suit style pumpkin dress up out fit for young babies that Asda stocked each year for halloween in there stores and online. It has a pumpkin face that is on the tummy part of the baby grow and a hat to go with it to look like the lid of a pumpkin. I brought this for Jessie originally four years ago when she was a baby, I opted for this costume in particular as it looked very comfortable compared to others in there range for a baby as it was pretty much just a sleep suit so would be nice and comfy for her to sleep in all day on halloween. It is made of a nice thick material too so would keep her nice and warm and could be worn over the top of a standard baby grow which was great for this time of year. The outfit was perfect in length but was a little wider than it needed to be but this didnt put me off as it meant there could be normal clothing put on underneith it, the hat was rather large though compared to the size of the costume and absolutley buried Jessies head despite the out fit fitting perfectly. Although Jessie only wore this out fit once it only cost me £6 so I didnt expect it to wash very well at all especially being made of a fleecey type of material which usually bobbles and fades really badly but this hasnt as my daughters have had it for there dolls for the last four years so it has been washed about ten times and still looks as good as new. I am sad to say that I have not seen this in the Asda stores this year.
I'm a sucker for a special occasion related babygrow. At Easter my babies have always looked like bunnies (Hollie had a very cool Easter Egg printed babygrow), Christmas will see them resembling elves or mini Santas - and of course, Halloween. This year David is the baby being treated to a costume that Mummy loves, actually I ended up buying him two babygrows as I couldn't make my mind up! This pumpkin babygrow came from Asda, I can't remember exactly how much I paid but it would have been in line with their other novelty babygrows so probably around £8. While I was in Asda I was torn between three different items but the thickness of this one was the deciding factor, it's made of 100% cotton but feels much cosier than the other babygrows that were available at the time. The design is excellent and Asda have realised that we parents are going to want to dress our baby in this babygrow more than once, so have designed it to be very Halloween-ey but also completely unembarrassing to be putting your baby in in December. It's just a pumpkin suit. The hat didn't last long, I forced it on David for photos on Halloween night and that was about as much contact as it had with his head. It just didn't look comfortable on him and I gave up after he had hysterics for the whole of the twenty minute walk to Hollie's school because I'd tried to put it on him before we went out. Actually I don't even know where it is now. The fit of the babygrow is fantastic. I bought the 9 - 12 month size and I'd say it's pretty much spot on, David is big for his age but I still think it'll fit him beyond his first birthday - it's the kind of style that doesn't look ridiculous if your baby is still a bit small for it, obviously it'll look baggy but I think Asda have got the length and tummy area measurements so right that it won't make a huge difference visually. I have a criticism, but in fairness it's nothing Asda could have done anything about while keeping the style and design of the babygrow intact. The thing is that this is one of those babygrows that does up along the crotch, rather than up the front - meaning to put the babygrow on you have to pull it over baby's head, David doesn't have a problem with this but a lot of babies can't tolerate their clothes being pulled over their face so it could cause issues if you have one of these 'awkward ones'. The babygrow does have two press-studs on the neck but in my opinion it still doesn't open very widely so could cause distress to aforementioned 'awkward ones' - and before anyone gets on their high horse about my wording, Alice and Hollie were both 'awkward ones' who became pathetically upset at babygrows that had to be pulled over the head! The fabric is impressive, it's currently my favourite babygrow so is washed and worn at least three times a week as I want David to get the wear from it before he outgrows it. He had an exploding nappy last week (I knew I shouldn't have given him a whole chocolate muffin...) and I had to put the babygrow in a hot wash, I thought I'd blown it and that it would come out either faded or shrunken but all that happened is that the babygrow came out clean! I've also tumble dried it and because the pumpkin face is embroidered on rather than being a transfer, the front is still in absolutely 'new' condition. Impressive. The orange colour is as vibrant as the day I bought it and the babygrow has kept it's shape perfectly, a small thread has started pulling along the green leaves that make up the front neckline but I can tell it's a cosmetic thread and isn't likely to cause any problems when I eventually have enough of it and snap it off. I'm over the moon with this beautiful little babygrow, I've changed my profile piccie above to show you what David looks like in it - the same photo that earned him the nickname Pumpkin Boy from my bro-in-law, although I still prefer my moniker for him, Demon-Babe.
Before I start I would just like to say I am reviewing the baby grow on its own we did not receive a hat with ours like in above picture.Halloween is great for dressing up little ones but as babies grow so fast i was looking for something cheap yet cute and while shopping in Asda I came across this cute little pumpkin baby grow. It is all orange but on the front of the baby grow is a cute little smiley pumpkin face quite large and the bright colours really make it stand out. Perfect for getting little one in the mood for Halloween or more so mummy as my little man was just 6 months old when we purchased this so he did not have a clue what was going on. The baby grow to touch has a velvet like feel very soft and lovely against my little mans skin. No irritation was caused and it kept him very warm and cozy which is great for these cold winter nights.While out taking my older two to a Halloween party with this and his blanket I knew he would be cozy. It is a all in one baby suit which buttons up at the legs making it very easy for quick nappy changes without all the stress of taking an all in one of little one. The buttons pop open easily and also close very well not at all a big fiddle like some baby grows can be. It washes really well we put it through the wash and then passed it on to the charity shop as we will not be able to use it again next year and it looked like new just with no tags on it. It was still as soft and fluffy as when we first brought it and the colour was still bright and eye catching. It cost me £3 in the sale as I was very late and went and purchased it October 31 st and Asda had reduced all their costumes which I was pleased about. Usual retail is around £6 and it only goes up to 18 months although there are different variations for older and younger children.
Not for the first time ever, I recently purchased another Halloween Pumpkin babygrow and hat. Priced at a brilliant £6 it's perfect for little one's to get involved in the Halloween festivities. This can be bought in Asda and comes in sizes ranging from first size - 9-12 months. I bought this in size 0-3 months and it is very generously sized. The bright orange fleecy material ensures baby is kept snug and warm and the little hat completes the outfit excellently. To give you some insight into the sizing my son is 13 weeks old now and is quite a lump! Yet I can see this suit fitting him for a while yet still, it's quite roomy and the middle is slightly rounded in shape! It has popper fastenings to the back and also the legs, making it nice and easy to get on and off. The material is super soft and gentle and the jolly little pumpkin face on the front is adorable. These come into the store sometime in September ready for Halloween in October but quite often sell out before September ends, so I make sure I get mine as soon as I see them! We either have a Halloween party or go to a friends house and this year we went to my friends, all the kids were dressed up and my little one was wearing this, he was snug and warm on the walk up and home all thanks to this suit. Of course he had a coat on but this did keep him toasty. For £6 these suits are a brilliant bit of Halloween kit for any baby!