Unisex newborn clothes

Not every one wants to find out the sex of their baby before he or she is born but you will need a few items of clothing to see you through those first few days. That’s why we love these unisex newborn items from the new autumn/winter 2012 next range. Whats more, the range is affordable too with a 3 pack of bodysuits costing just £12. We especially love the yellow day dreamer design. 

UK handmade spotlight – Littlenestbox

We have completely fallen in love with these modern nursery garlands, cloud pillows, mobiles and prints from UK based handmade company Littlenestbox. The mobiles and garlands are made from wool felt in every colour you can imagine. For the mobiles, either pick from the wide range available including rainbow, 1, 2 or 3 colour or choose your own colour/combination from a choice of 23 colours. All the items are sure to add a pop of colour to a modern nursery and would make the perfect gift for a newborn baby. For the full range head to their etsy shop.

Belle and Boo

Do you remember the wall stickers we featured last week? in particular there were a couple from Belle and Boo. Well Belle and Boo not only design wall stickers but much, much more. Belle and Boo are a British company selling gift items, books, framed artworks, stationery, home wares and a beautiful collection of girls’ clothing, all based on nostalgic, whimiscal story book children’s illustrations. The artist behind Belle and Boo is Mandy Sutcliffe who after studing illustartion a t Leeds Metroploitan university, fell in love with illustrating children whilst in Paris. Belle and Boo appeals to parents with a love of old fashion storey telling and children will love the sense of adeventure in all the illustrations. Belle and Boo products are available to buy through etsy, their website and over 500 stockists worldwide.

UK handmade spotlight – Seamingly possible

Seamingly possible sell handmade baby booties, burp clothes, changing mats, women’s slippers and other gifts. We love the modern fabrics that they use and the simple designs of the booties and shoes. We have included a selection of our favorite designs that are currently available on etsy or folksy but be sure to visit their shop again as they are constantly adding new fabrics.

How cute are those ballet shoes? There are a wide range of baby shoes/booties that come in three sizes, 0-6 months, 6-12 months and 18-24 months available to order. The toddler size 18-24 months are intended as slippers and have a non-slip sole perfect for when your little one is learning to walk. You can find the exact measurements of each size in the listing on etsy or folksy.There are other items available as well as baby shoes that would make great gifts for new mums and babies. Gift packs of burp cloths are sold in set of two, in complementary fabrics. They are lined with soft white towelling so they are perfect for moping up baby messes as well as protecting clothes. There are also coin purses, nappy pouches, changing mats and slippers for mums in matching fabrics.

UK handmade spotlight – A crafty hen

Today we are sharing with you beautiful items for babies that are designed to withstand daily use and are hand crafted here in the UK. A crafty hen is a mum of three, trying to shrink her fabric stash by producing for sale beautiful baby bibs, dribble bibs, burp cloths and cushions. We love how simple the designs are and the beautiful fabrics that Jenny uses (some are vintage and some are new). The burp cloths are made to go over your shoulder whilst winding a baby but also make great travel changing mats and are perfect for cleaning messy hands or faces. The bibs are backed in absorbent & quick drying bamboo cotton which also has antibacterial properties. The dribble bibs which look more like scarfs than bibs are perfect for teething toddlers to wear to protect their clothing. All items are available to order through etsy.

UK handmade spotlight – The crafty button

The crafty button sells handmade felt booties, plushies, cushions, play food and more for the little ones in your life. The designer is Marci Hunter based in Northern Ireland. She designs and hand makes all her items and is frequently adding new designs. Baby booties are mostly priced at £10 and are available in 6 sizes (from premature to 18-24 months). A small selection of some of our favorites are shown below but please visit her etsy shop and or facebook page to see many more beautiful and colourful goodies.

UK handmade spotlight – Byebyebirdie

If you are looking for beautiful, handmade, luxury (but affordable) baby gifts then look no further than byebyebirdie. You’ll find organic cotton baby vests, t-shirts and kimonos, hand printed with simple stylish images (the iconic red London buses, Yellow New York taxis, vintage scooters, cupcakes and more). For keeping tiny toes cosy they sell little snuggers. These are hand knitted, merino wool booties with wool felt removable inserts, scented with dried English lavender. They also sell super absorbent bamboo cotton, machine washable dribble bibs, travel changing mats and baby gift sets. All items are lovingly handmade to order in Great Britain. They are available in a small selection of baby boutiques (details here) and online on the byebyebirdie website or etsy.