Two Hip Mum’s were thrilled when we chose them to roadtest one of our new favourite brands to The Hip Infant Buttermilk Baby! Available exclusively through The Hip Infant, check out their reviews below!
With three kids of her own we throught Anna would be an expert random reviewer with all that clothes changing experience!
As the designer/maker of my own children’s clothing label I am a work at home mum of 3 little ones – Tom 4 years, Matilda 2 and a half years and baby Nate 3 months. We don’t use childcare so life is certainly very hectic at home for me this year! The biggest of my 3 babies, Nate is fast outgrowing clothes and is already as big at 3 months as Tom was at 5 months!
The products by Buttermilk Baby that I was lucky enough to test out were the sleep nightie and the stretchy wrap. Although little Nate is already sleeping through the night (yes, I have been lucky to be blessed with 3 great sleepers!), these nightie’s would be great for those mums getting up for night time feeds when you are too tied to fiddle with snaps and buttons for a quick nappy change. Even for days when we spend all day at home I have been putting Nate in this nightie as it is lovely and soft and warm and makes nappy changes quick and easy. I love that the sleeves don’t fall down over his hands and the elastic casing around the bottom keeps the nightie from riding up and exposing his legs, keeping him warm and happy when he is kicking his legs about when he is awake and playing on the floor.
I found the sizing to be fairly spot on too, almost on the generous side of sizing. We tried out the 00 size and Nate is just about growing out of 00 size now in most of his clothes, and the nightie was still very generous in size, even when layered over the top of a singletsuit and cloth nappy.
Now for the wrap – just one word to sum this one up – FABULOUS! Finally a wrap that is not only gorgeous and soft, but a great size. So often you buy wraps they just don’t do the job when you are trying to wrap up a wriggly baby to settle them down for a sleep, but this wrap is super stretchy and large enough to wrap around baby firmly and securely. These wraps would definitely make great baby shower gifts and I love the mint colour and birdie print which would be suitable for both boys and girls.
Need more convincing? Look at what Katherine had to say about more products from the Buttermilk Baby range
I was very excited to receive a package containing the Buttermilk Baby long sleeve T, leggings and singlet in size 0 for my 6 month old boy Toby to test drive. Toby lives in leggings and long sleeve T’s at the moment with the winter weather here in Queensland so these items are perfect for our current climate. The mint colour and little bird design is super cute, and being 100% cotton it’s lovely and soft and breathable.
Toby is Mr Average in size, and so most size 0 clothing is still a little roomy for Toby, but the cuffs on the sleeves and leggings of Buttermilk Baby clothing are great as they keep the arms and legs well in place. The sizing of the Buttermilk Baby clothes seems to be generous but not too big, and the clothes will definitely still fit for the next few months.
The care instructions say to cold wash separately first, but I threw the Buttermilk Baby clothing in with the whites on a hot wash and they came out perfectly – no running or shrinking. They also line dried and tumble dried really well and didn’t need any ironing afterwards (by far my least favourite household chore so I was one happy mum!). The clothes stayed nice and soft after washing – no crunchiness whatsoever!!
The long sleeve set would be great as either a pyjama set or day time wear in spring/autumn. The singlet and nappy pants would be great for those warm summer days and nights. The tops and bottoms also mix and match well with other clothing in Toby’s wardrobe.
Buttermilk Baby clothing would be a guaranteed hit as a gift for a new baby and it’s really reasonably priced. I’ll definitely be buying some for my girlfriend who’s baby is due later this year! Thanks to The Hip Infant!
Whilst both our random reviewers had boy babes, don’t forget there is a lovely soft pink available for the girls!