“ Brand: Mothercare / Type: Superman style babygrow / Romper „
It was Christmas Eve 2010, I was sitting comforting my very miserable day-old son at 2.30am and at a loss for anything better to do I decided to have a mooch round eBay. Obviously I ended up in the baby section and bought him a few bits and pieces, this gorgeously funky Superman babygrow being one of them.
It's actually a Mothercare product, although is labelled as an item of DC Comics merchandise. I had a bargain as it cost just £7.99 (brand new with tags) whereas if I'd bought it from Mothercare the price would have been closer to the £20 mark.
Made of 100% cotton, the babygrow is beautifully soft and cosy against David's skin. It looks just like Superman's costume (only without the cheesy tights and underpants combination!), the blue is spot in and the large 'S' Superman logo is transferred so well onto the fabric that it hasn't peeled or creased at all during the months I've owned the suit.
I bought it in Newborn size but at fourteen weeks old this is one of the very few newborn items that (fat) David still just about fits into. It's roomy on the body with slightly longer legs than most babygrows to fit very young babies, the label states that it's suitable for babies up to 10.5lbs but that's absolute rubbish as David is over sixteen pounds now and it's only the leg length which is going to stop him wearing it soon. The roominess around the tummy and nappy areas are fine, while the wide envelope style neck is comfortable and is loose enough to prevent any chaffing even when David's clothes get particularly damp due to his general dribbliness and fairly severe reflux.
You know when you have a baby there is always one item of clothing that you love the best and put on your little one more than anything else. This is mine, I love it! David first wore it on New Years Eve and it's been worn (with all the grottiness that entails) at least three or four times a week since then, the quality of the suit is fabulous and it still looks in top notch condition despite the numerous wears and washes. There's a very small amount of bobbling on the back of the babygrow which is to be expected as David is still so young that he spends a lot of time either lying down or in his chair. It still looks a million times better than some of his cheaper babygrows though, sone of which look ten years old already! I don't wash this specially, all David's clothes go in a 40 degree wash with Persil Non-Bio and Comfort Pure and that has obviously been the perfect wash cycle for this babygrow.
The babygrow opens and closes with a row of press studs which run between the legs underneath David's nappy. I'm not a fan of this type of closure for very young babies as I prefer the ease of having the fastenings running up the middle of the babygrow. This one is an exception however as the babygrow opens wide enough at both the neck and crotch for me to be able to dress David (pulling the suit over his head) without covering his face for more than a couple of seconds. Likewise, pulling his arms through and getting his feet into place is a doddle thanks to the room in the body of the babygrow.
The suit also features built in scratch mittens; David has never really been a self-harmer (as many young babies are with their lethal little finger nails) so I haven't used them much, but they fold down easily and stay in place without restricting the movement of his hands too much on the odd occasion that I've used them due to the cold weather.
Overall this is a fantastic babygrow, definitely the best one I've had to date for David. It matches a trendy Superman top that my fourteen year old wears and I love it that my tiny baby is so bang on trend (in Emo style that is!). The same design is also available in a girly pink, having three girls I can tell you the pink version is absolutely beautiful but it doesn't have the same effect as this one in the original Superman colours.