What are life’s major milestones without the perfect outfits to go with them? Here’s how to dress your little ones for all those important firsts
If there’s ever a moment when you can live out that royal family fantasy, it’s their first birthday party. Be inspired by Princess Charlotte and Prince George and go all-out with a tulle dress or little linen suit (). “Put their glad rags on and enjoy the moment before they make a beeline for the cake!” says baby stylist Fran Bartoli (yes, this job really exists). And be sure to take lots of photos because, when they’re older, they’ll never live the moment down.
“DRESS them in
something unique for
their big day”
Weaning changes everything when it comes to babywear. Fran Bartoli’s advice? “Adults may like to take cover.” Suddenly even more of your time will be spent washing your baby’s or your own clothes, and when you’re not doing that, you’ll be coaxing them to feed with varying degrees of success. Make things a little easier on yourself by stocking up on bodysuits and cardigans that can be easily swapped out or can cover up all manner of stains. And don’t panic, this stage doesn’t last long! Well, only another 30 years or so.
“COMFORT is crucial
when they’re trying
solids for the first time”
There comes a point in every baby’s life when they realise that they’re not the only people on the planet – and it’s often on a playdate. They’re probably more bothered about the toys than what they’re wearing, but new mums don’t get that many chances to show off their little additions so make the most of it and put them in something you love – before they are old enough to object.
“A cotton SMOCK
dress is perfect for
a day playing”
Whether it’s their first night at home or the first time they sleep through, no matter how exhausted they are, parents never forget bedtime milestones. Unfortunately, our baby suits don’t come with a sleep guarantee but they are 100 per cent cotton to prevent overheating and have easy-to-fasten coloured poppers to aid late-night, bleary-eyed nappy changes – because you’ll be doing a lot of those.
sleepsuit will help
your baby nod off”
Photographer: Jonathan Malpass / Stylist: Fran Bartoli / Hair stylist: Charlie Duffy / Kidswear editor: Charlotte Duck