I recently blogged about Save the Children and one of their current projects 'Build it for Babies' and mentioned that Mothercare had now launched a children's clothing range to raise money for the charity.
The range is called 'Born to...' and £1 from every item goes direct to Save the Children with items raging in size from newborn to eight-years. The money raised will go to help children in need both at home and abroad.
Moo's 'Born to Love' top is a beautiful powder-blue long-sleeved top, the words 'born to' printed on in silver whilst the 'love' is much larger and made up of pink sequins (and vaguely reminiscent of the very famous Robert Indiana pop-art sculpture). This is aged 2-3 years which fits really well considering how tall she is and that she's almost three.
Bear has a gorgeous baby-blue sleep suit which I must confess is my favourite of the collection because both the illustration on the front and the over-all design is just lovely. It reads 'Born to Dream' which also touches me on such an emotional level as we are so fortunate to be who we are and live where we live. My children can dream away to their hearts content and hopefully, one day, achieve those dreams. So many millions cannot. The suit has brilliant, striped, contrasting sleeves and the cuffs fold-over to create built-in scratch kits which is essential for any newborn. Bear also has a two-pack of bibs, one adorned with stars and the other reading 'Born to Smile' which are both thick and very absorbent.
Of the entire range, I do much prefer the baby items to those for older children, but this is purely down to personal taste as they're a bit more whimsical in design which appeals to me more. Here are my pros and cons...
- All items retain their softness and shape when washed, even without fabric conditioner.
- Beautifully designed baby items.
- Great value clothing starting at £3 with £1 from each item going to charity.
- Trusted brand.
- Bibs super absorbent of liquids.
- Generous sizing.
- I'm not a huge fan of sequins, especially on children. I find them rough to the touch and unpleasant to hug but this is a personal preference.
- Moo's top sadly stained on it's first wear and no stain-remover or method will eradicate it completely (washed out of other items no problem).
- Sleepsuit poppers up at the bottom rather than down the front, once again it's a personal preference but I feel like I'm pulling the skin down a sausage. A wiggly, often crying, sausage.
You can shop the complete range and read more about it here.
Please note these items were sent to us for the purpose of review. All thoughts, opinions and findings are my own.
Labels: Baby, Charity, clothing, Mothercare, product review, save the children, toddler