Product Type: Mothercare baby clothes
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Nice but ultimately ineffective
Mothercare Scratch Mitts
Member Name: paulie1975
Mothercare Scratch Mitts
Advantages: Look nice
Disadvantages: Easy for baby to slip off
We bought a couple of packs of these when our little one was first born, as they are unisex they are very neutral in colour, which is perfect as it goes with blue or pink as well as the majority of baby body suits which are white.
These are available in newborn and 0-3 months and are really designed to protect the little ones hands when they are first born, as they quite often come with fingernails and whilst flailing their arms about learning to discover what their hands do they can quite often scratch themselves.
We didn't really use these at first, but after baby scratched their face unwittingly we felt these were an absolute must in addition to the hand covers on most baby suits, I have to say these are not as flexible or easy for baby to use as simply covering their hands in their baby suit, we found that baby grew out of the newborn mitts within a week and the 0-3 months within a month, we also found that our little one could quite easily get the mitts off which defeated the point of them for us.
They look nice enough in plain white with a white stretchy wrist band, one pair are plain white, the other are white with yellow stripes. Both look nice enough, putting them on isn't too difficult, although sadly for us getting them off proved very easy for baby too and it became easier not to use them at all.
A 2 pack from mothercare costs £2.50, they can be useful but we found that our baby outgrew the mitts very quickly and got little use out of them because they slipped off quite easily, if we have another baby I wouldn't buy more as there are better options for covering newborn nails and these are more convenient and less annoying for baby.
Overall they look nice and don't cost too much but the £2.50 could go towards a baby suit, nappies or something altogether more useful as these didn't really appeal to baby especially during the recent hot spell when it felt like they were wearing mittens while everyone else was in their vest and shorts!!!
If these mittens were a team they would be.......Arsenal
If these mittens were a chocolate bar they would be........A Flake
If these mittens were an actress they would be.....Cameron Diaz
They look nice, but don't really fulfil their potential
Summary: Nice but ultimately ineffective