When I was a child, and I had been especially pleasant or sweet, my mother would refer to me as 'Mon Petit Chou Fleur'. I used to think that it must mean something abolsutely adorable. It turns out it actually means 'my little cauliflower'. 

Now I have two little cauliflowers of my own, who I'll refer to as Clementine and Bean. This blog hopes to capture a slice of their childhood, whilst also providing something useful for other parents.

Panda and the Sparrow Baby Clothing

Panda and the Sparrow Baby Clothing

A lot of reviews out there simply re-word exactly what the company says about their product- which I find a little false and unnecessary. I figure if you wanted that information, you'd just go to their website. So, I won't tell you what Panda and the Sparrow think about their clothing! I won't tell you about the many benefits of clothing made of bamboo, or any science behind it- I'll tell you what I think! 

I first found Panda and the Sparrow by doing crazy pregnancy google searches with content like 'gender neutral baby clothes', 'independent baby clothes' and 'colourful baby clothes'. Since finding out that I was going to have a boy, I'd been a little sad about the lack of range of cute clothes for baby boys (there's another blog post in there somewhere...), and I can't tell you how delighted I was to stumble across Panda and the Sparrow and fill Bean's little wardrobe with their clothes. 

One of my very first purchases for Bean was a coral and natural bamboo baby grow by 'Panda and the Sparrow'. I also bought the matching hat. I particularly liked it because I'd always rather admired baby Toby's outfit in the movie 'Labyrinth', and it does look awfully similar. When David Bowie died a little after Bean was born, I considered him wearing the outfit to be something of a dedication to him. Since then I've also bought the same striped baby grow in blue (with matching hat) and a turquoise shade (..also with matching hat.) They also do these great 'body t shirts', which essentially have the waist overhang of a t-shirt, but with the crotch poppers of a normal baby vest. 

I actually wish I owned everything that Panda and the Sparrow made. It feels beautifully soft; it comes out of the wash like it's brand new; it's so stretchy that an outfit lasts for absolutely ages, and because it's made of bamboo, it dries really quickly and keeps babies cool in the hot weather. Everyone always comments on how lovely Bean looks when he's wearing them, and I love how gender neutral all of their clothes are.    

As soon as I have another (measly maternity) pay check, I'll definitely be buying some more in the next size up!

You can buy from Panda and the Sparrow by visiting their website: http://pandaandthesparrow.co.uk/shop/

 

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