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When I was expecting my son the obvious place to go on a shopping spree was Mother Care. Well after walking round the shop like a rabbit n headlights all I walked out with was a pack of 3 x Sleep suits in white. Size newborn.
There are a lot of different colours and designs to choose from, the reason I chose white was due to the fact I didn't know if I was having a boy or girls and thought it was safe.
They come in many sizes - Early baby, Tiny baby, Newborn, 0-3 months, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, 9-12 months, 12-18 months & 18-24 months.
As previously said I purchased the newborn pack of 3 for £9.00. When my little boy finally arrived he was 6lb 3oz and these suits were a little big, I could have done with tiny baby but we made do and he rapidly filled them. He was able to wear the new born baby grown up until he was 7 weeks and weighed 11lbs and 55cm. At 7 weeks the leg room was an issue!!
The baby grows are soft and made of 100% cotton. There are 5 poppers down the centre and 2 between the legs. The poppers are easy to open and pop back together.
When it comes to changing the nappy you only have to open the poppers between the legs which are great when it's a little chilly.
After washing these sleep suits several times they do go a little grey and don't keep there bright white appearance but don't shrink or go bobbly. These are a quality piece of clothing and you pay for what you get, I have found all Mother care clothing to be the same.
I really don't think £3.00 a sleep suit is expensive and would recommend Mother Care sleep suits to anyone as they are a quality piece of clothing.
We bulk bought for baby prior to birth in Mothercare, for a pack of three sleep suits at full price it costs around £14, but there were sales and still are where you can get three packs for as little as £4 depending on size.
Where can you buy them:
Well as they are made by Mothercare, it would be there!
What kind of variety do they have:
There is an excellent range of sleepsuits on display, we bought a number of really cute ones including a three pack with duck prints and wording like 'Little Duck', we also bought animal prints, which we love dressing our little one in, one has lions, elephants and crocodiles and another has lions and bears. The range is excellent as well as plain white, pink or blue ones depending on the sex of your baby (White is for people who don't know the sex before birth but need a few outfits).
What have we bought:
We have terry sleepsuits, these aren't sleepsuits with John Terry's face on them thankfully but sleepsuits made from a slightly more resilient Terry towelling fabric, they are warm, keep baby dry and are lovely and soft. We have the aforementioned ducky, animal and plain white and blue sleepsuits, as well as a two pack with 'I love mummy' and 'I love Daddy' on them.
Are they good quality:
We have found them to be excellent quality, they are comfortable, easy to wash, look interesting, colourful and cute and they are well made. In the first 4 months we have done a lot of washing and drying and the outfits have all been fine, the quality is excellent and beats a few other shop brands we have also used.
The outfits are pricier than Tesco or Sainsbury sleepsuits but they are also of a slightly higher quality so you don't mind paying it, at the moment there are some excellent offers and sales on so we will stock up again on larger sizes.
Would you recommend them:
I would definitely recommend them, I have found with some sleepsuits they are cheap quality or they button up at the side which makes it awkward to undress baby for changing in a hurry, these generally have a uniform button down the middle and down the legs which can be a little confusing when you get one button out of place, but they are easy to snap on and very resilient.
They look good, wash well and generally the little one seems more than happy in them.
It is difficult when we have so many to pick a favourite of the Mothercare sleepsuits we have, but I do love the unisex duck sleepsuits which are three for £14, they are different, they always make me smile and they last sickness, tummy troubles and vigorous washes and dryer sessions with ease.
Overall these have been an excellent buy and this would be the first place we would visit to buy more sleepsuits, as baby grows, so far we have used 0-3 months and 3-6 month outfits and they seem realistic to babies growth without being too tight or too loose.
When I was pregnant with my son, I was reluctant to spend a lot of money on newborn items such as sleepsuits and vests, as I simply didn't know which size to buy. In the end I opted for some 3-packs of plain white sleepsuits from Tesco in size newborn and 0-3mths. This turned out to be a good decision as Rory was 11lbs when he was born and therefore he only lasted in the newborn size for a week or so. Thankfully my friend kindly gave Rory a 3-pack of Mothercare sleepsuits in size 0-3mths as a gift and so we were able to make use of these straight away.
Instantly, I could see the difference in the quality of the Mothercare sleepsuits, not only did they look much better, they felt much softer too. After washing I also noticed a difference as I experienced significantly less bobbling with the Mothercare sleepsuits. I have since bought these sleepsuits in bigger sizes (up to 6-9 so far) and they continue to wash and wear well and better than any other sleepsuits I have.
These sleepsuits fasten with poppers from the neck down to the knee and allow easy access to change your baby's nappy quickly. They are also made of 100% cotton and so you can be confident that your baby's precious skin can breath while they are asleep.
It is recommended that the product should be washed up to a temperature of 40 degrees, however, I have had to wash at 60 degrees on the odd occasion to remove tougher stains and this doesn't seem to have caused any problems. The product can also be tumble dried and ironed on a medium heat, although I don't have a tumble drier and and I don't think they tend to need ironing.
Sizes available are: early baby, tiny baby, new baby, 0-3mths, 3-6mths, 6-9mths, 9-12mths, 12-18mths, 18-24mths. The sizes up to 3-6mths contain integral scratch mits which we found very useful, especially in the winter months. The sizes from 9-12mths and up contain a special Toe safe design to prevent loose threads wrapping around baby's toes, very important once your baby starts crawling and walking.
The sleepsuits come in a wide range of nice designs for boys, girls and also unisex. The retail price varies depending on size, design etc but the average is around £9/£10 for a 3-pack of plain white up to around £15/£16 for a 3-pack with coloured designs. However, Mothercare often have deals like 10% off or buy one get one half price so it's worth stocking up if you can get a good deal.
Having recently had a baby, I have a huge supply of sleepsuits. If a shop sells sleepsuits, I probably have one (at least) from there. This means that I have been able to gauge well the quality of the sleepsuit from each shop and, when it comes to buying the next size up, know where to buy from and where to avoid. Mothercare is very firmly in the 'to buy from' list.
I like Mothercare as a shop anyway - it's a brand that I have come to trust, so I would have been disappointed if their sleepsuits were anything less than excellent. It never ceases to amaze me the difference in sizing that occurs between shops - this is true when I buy clothes, but even more exaggerated when buying baby clothes. 0-3 months in one store seems the same size as 3-6 months in another, but I have found Mothercare to have the sizing pretty much spot on.
The sleepsuits that I have from Mothercare all have adorable patterns on and are made of soft material that I do not hesitate to let come close to my baby's delicate skin. The design feature that I like most with Mothercare sleepsuits is that the bottom of the sleeves have flaps of material that can be folded over baby's hand to act as a scratch mit to prevent the baby scratching themself. This is a very useful feature as my baby has really sharp nails and I have had difficulty keeping scratch mits on him.
Not only is the fit good, but they are well designed so that it is easy to dress baby in them. Most of mine have snappers that run the length of the suit and down one leg. This means that nothing has to be pulled over baby's head and it can be slipped on relatively easily (and is very convenient for nappy changes).
I have also found that these sleepsuits wash up really well, and maintain their colour well. The material also keeps new looking and doesn't bobble easily even when washed at higher temperatures.
The price of the sleepsuits from Mothercare is a little higher than that in other shops such as Matalan or Primark, but you really are paying for quality. They are likely to last well and more likely to be handed down to future siblings etc as they maintain their original quality much better than a lot of other brands of sleepsuits that I have tried. They also make a great present if you have friends or family with a new baby as everyone knows the brand and they have some really unique designs. Recommended.
When I was expecting my daughter I bought clothes from several different retailers. What attracted me to the Mothercare sleepsuits was the range of colours and designs. Compared to other makes out there however Mothercare are more expensive. It costs on average £14 for a packet of 3 sleepsuits. I was fortunate enough to pick mine up at a time when it was buy one get one half price.
There are a wide selection of sleepsuits for both girls and boys as well as several unisex designs. The come in several different sizes. I bought 0-3 months for my daughter, this size goes up to 14lb, my daughter was born 8lb and they fitted her and there was still room to spare. They are all made from 100% pure cotton and have built in scratch mitts for babies up to 6 months and slip resistant soles for babies 9 months and over.
Some of the sleepsuits had poppers straight up the middle and some of them had poppers slightly to one side. There was a mixture of bright prints and designs in the pack, some of the suits had embroidered logos on them which made them look more expensive than they were. Whichever way the poppers were set out it was easy to open just a few to change my daughters nappy. The cotton was also really soft against her skin.
The difference I found between these sleepsuits and other cheaper ones from Asda I had bought was that the Mothercare ones washed better. The cheaper ones had a tendency to shrink so by 6 weeks they didn't fit my daughter. She was able to wear these suits up until about 8 weeks old. My daughter was a long baby so she needed the next size up sooner.
I have since gone on to buy more sleepsuits in bigger sizes, you do pay more but the quality is a lot better they keep their shape well when washed and don't shrink. I would definately recommend paying a little extra for these suits as the quality is far superior to other brands I have bought.
Bring on the baby related reviews... I was sent a gift of a three pack of mothercare Layette sleepsuits.
product code: Q1277
On looking online I see they are £14.00 for the pack. Have added a link above so you can view the exact ones I'm referring to.
These are three different patterns on them, one is cream coloured with pink clouds shapes on, Another is pink with tan brown large stripes and the last is pink with tanned brown stripes on arms and Baby girl written across the front.
The material of these is 100% cotton and is lovely and soft and even after being washed several times already is still soft and not frayed or bobbled.
The size I have is newborn which is up to approx 10lb in weight.
Now my favourite thing about these sleepsuits which wasn't around when I had my son nearly 5 years ago is that they have integrated scratch mittens on the sleeves. At first look you don't notice they are any different but then there is an extra material flap which simply folds over to form a mitten that can't fall off or get lost. Why were these not designs years ago. If the baby doesn't need the mitten part or you need to get to their hands then simply leave the flap folded at the end of the sleeve out of the way.
The fastening on these is poppers which go up the side rather then in the middle. They also are designed to be toe safe so no loose threads are able to get caught in babies toes.
These are available in all sizes from early baby to 12-18months.
I still dress my daughter ( still getting used to saying that lol) in sleepsuits as even though there are some gorgeous clothes for newborns I feel that once I start dressing her up in trousers or skirts etc then then you can't go back to dressing them in sleepsuits. As long as she is in sleepsuits she'll stay my little baby. Hope that makes sense, with my son I felt different and he had many outfits so maybe with my second I've already learnt how fast they grow up.
Anyhow I totally recommend these particular ones and hope you can use the link to view them properly. I will buy these in bigger sizes for as long as I need to protect her face from her tiny nails.
Mothercare sleepsuits were a must have for our household when my daughter was a baby. For me, I wanted our daughter to be a baby, and she lived in snug little baby vests and sleepsuits. Unlike other parents who dressed their children in little outfits (almost to show them off), I wanted my daugter to be cosy, and mothercare sleepsuits fitted the bill.
The sleepsuits come with press stud buttons down them, and on the legs. This makes nappy changing easy and practical. They allow your baby to be all warm and snug, which is great if you have a winter baby.
The sleepsuits are excellent value, and start at around £9 for 3, although I have picked them up cheaper than this. Mothercare sleepsuits are of excellent quality, and do not lose their shape or size after washing. They are also suitable for tumble drying, although I must admit that I never did this. They also come in a wide range of colours. We stocked up on whites, lemons and creams, and after my daughter was born, we then purchased lots of pinks.
Sleepsuits were a must have in our house until our daughter was gone 18 months, as they are warmer than pyjamas. I can't recommend these enough, as they are so practical for a newborn baby. They are reasonably priced, and make nappy changing either. As I would expect from Mothercare, they are also of excellent quality.
Hello a friend of mine has just had a baby boy 8 weeks early so my immediate purchase was a present for the new bouncy baby boy, i knew that mothercare was excelent quality and would take great care of the tender skin of her newborn baby. I went along to mothercare to find there was a large selection of colours to suit both boys, girls and unisex. I decided to opt for blue ones that were soft to touch with poppers down the front to enable easy adjustments and changing the baby at nappy or bath time. She has washed them and found that they kept there shape fitted perfectly in the right places offering comfort and warmth to her little boy. She mentioned that there has been no bobling and staining has not been visble to the eye, as i expressed that it can be difficult to prevent stains. These were a bargain buy at a bargain price.
After a product suggestion I was directed here to review the Mothercare Terry Sleepsuits that were suggested. As any parent knows these types of all in one baby sleepsuits are a wardrobe staple for both new babies and older babies alike. The Mothercare ones we have had have all been long lasting and offered a good all round fit, so are worth talking about.
Our Mothercare sleepsuits have taken a battering with repeated washing and wearing, yet have faired pretty well over all. We have found that over time the foot area on the terry ones can get a little worn down, but other than that we have found the materials used in the majority of sleepsuits we have had, has been very hard wearing and durable.
I have found that its best to have a look at the size of the sleepsuits prior to purchasing them. Even though the Mothercare sizes are fairly good, I always like to have a quick measure up by checking out the actual length and width of these types of sleepsuits in the flesh so to speak. There is nothing worse than having bought something and then unpacked it, later only to find that your super cuddly baby or toddler will not fit into it.
If there was a tip I could give here it would always be check the size and then go for a suit thats just a little bit bigger than you need, so that it will last a little longer. Obviously I don't mean that you should buy the biggest suit you can find, as the fit will be very poor and uncomfortable for your child, but a little extra breathing or growing room is always a good idea with these suits.
The suits we have had have mostly been of the plain round necked variety, with plenty of well fitting poppers down the front and then to each side so that the leg parts of the suits can be taken on and off for changes easily. This way of fitting is very easy to get used to as the poppers just literally pop on when you press them and pop off when lightly pulled apart.
I like the idea of the poppers being set around the leg area all the way to near enough the feet of the suits, as it means you don't need to undress your child in the middle of a cold winters night to do a change. You can just undo the leg poppers and quickly sort things out, pop it all back together and have yourself a toasty and warm, comfy clean baby in no time at all.
The size range for the Mothercare Sleepsuits is very good as they begin at tiny baby size and go right up to 18 to 24 months whopper size. I feel this gives a good choice of sizes which means that whatever age or stage a baby is at you are able to find a size to fit well. Prices for the sleepsuits are good too, with various sets ranging from around £9 to £10 where you can sometimes pick up 3 suits per set.
To give the suits a rating I feel they ought to get 4 stars. The terry sleepsuits from Mothercare are a very good basic sleepsuit that does wash and wear very nicely. The softness of the material is good and the fit looks comfy. You do do far worse than these suits, so I would recommend you take a look if you need to replace existing suits or need to buy for a new arrival.
I'm not one for dressing newborn babies in fancy little outfits, if truth be told. For me, there's nothing more beautiful than the sight of a tiny baby all snug in a cotton sleepsuit - looking like a baby, not a mini adult. Sleepsuits are generally long-sleeved all in one outfits for babies, complete with integrated trousers and socks, which open out for quick nappy changes, thanks to a series of press-studs down the middle. For this reason, sleepsuits are a practical as well as attractive option for young babies as I seem to be constantly changing nappies - day and night! Even as my babies get older, I still like to use sleepsuits for night-time use as they seem warmer and cosier than pyjamas for tiny tots.
Having had three children, I've had considerable experience with different brands and makes of sleepsuit over the years. Mothercare sleepsuits have proven to be of consistently high quality and have always served me well. I still have the original set of Mothercare sleepsuits which we bought when my oldest was born (eight years ago) and my newborn baby is happily making use of them now. These were the 'Tiny Baby' size so, admittedly, had limited wear but they still look brand new and are beautifully soft against my little one's delicate skin. These sleepsuits are ideal for dressing scrunched up tiny babies, as the clothing can be unpoppered and opened up completely, allowing you to lay the baby on top and dress them without too much hassle.
Although cotton sleepsuits are widely available from most major supermarkets and childrenswear stockists, I find Mothercare to be the best option. As Mothercare are the brand leader for baby and nursery items, they have an excellent choice of sleepsuits in all sorts of colours and patterns. Their range includes plain white sleepsuits, bold primary colours, stripes, spots, you name it, as well as cute Disney versions including family favourites such as Winnie the Pooh. They also have a wide selection featuring amusing and cute slogans and images.
The other advantage of purchasing Mothercare sleepsuits over other brands is the range of sizes available. My oldest and youngest son were both under 7lb at birth and regular Newborn sized sleepsuits seemed to bury them! Mothercare's Tiny Baby range of sleepsuits and bodysuits (poppered vests) were ideal, even though they were only needed for a short period. There is also a limited range available for even smaller Premature babies.
On the other end of the spectrum, Mothercare are one of very few stockists that cater for toddlers who still wear sleepsuits at night. Their selection goes all the way up to 2-3 years. I only moved my middle son out of sleepsuits when we started toilet training, as they aren't a practical option at that stage. Prior to that, the sleepsuits kept him warm and comfortable at night, even when he wriggled out of his bedding as his feet remained covered and cosy and he looked cute as a button!
The smaller sizes in the Mothercare range (up to the 3-6 month size) also feature integral scratch mitts. This is a fantastic idea as I've never found any scratch mitts that actually stay on baby's hands and my boys have often woken up with tiny scratches on their faces from their own nails. With these sleepsuits, the sleeves feature a little flap which can be folded over baby's hands at night. They fold over easily so that baby's hands can be freed too, as they also need to learn to control their hands through sucking and exploring them generally.
My collection of Mothercare sleepsuits have been put through various tests by my children. They've survived possetting, sickness, early weaning and messy toddler breakfasts, not to mention leaking nappies! They wash incredibly well in a standard 40 degree wash and have been good enough to keep as hand-me-downs for my youngest children. The press-studs have never failed and I've never noticed any damage to the seams or elsewhere on the clothing, despite regular wear and washing.
The final advantage is that the sleepsuits are surprisingly good value for money. The sleepsuits generally come in packs of three and cost from around £9.50 up to £15 per pack, depending on style and size. That seems good value to me, considering the overall quality and durability of these sleepsuits.
Whilst it might be tempting to spend a small fortune on lots of cute newborn baby outfits, these cotton sleepsuits are a practical, attractive and comfortable option for the early weeks and beyond. I'd certainly recommend them to any new parents.