Favorite Indie Brands.

As you know, I am a Next addict, but there’s something else I adore, and that’s indie brands..

Many can be found on Instagram and in fact thats where I found three of them, Instagram is a fantastic place to find anything, from independent jewellery brands to baking shops.

Before I had R, I would sit on Instagram a lot.. the baby group I was on hadn’t moved over to Facebook yet so we had a hashtag, and in the added chaos of people having babies, people were buying from indie brands and I was hooked!

The first thing I ever got was a blanket, a beautiful, interesting blanket from Tobias and the Bear.. this one I know its a big expensive but in the long run, its a beautiful well made blanket.. perfect for when the weather gets just that little bit colder..

Next I discovered Fred and Noah, my goodness they have the most beautiful collection of leggings around, I love they not only have children’s leggings, but have adult leggings! I am going to get myself a pair before winter autumn is done and enjoy them in the best way I can buy sipping hot chocolate!

Mama Designs have the best cellular blankets, I found them on Instagram and I had to get some, I own an orange, yellow and grey large and a small grey and pink, I often sit down and use one as a blanket when it gets a little cold in my flat

and finally, Little Blue Nest, Take a while guess as to why I had to get one of their blankets, they have the most beautiful robin set, duvet covers, swaddle blankets and a cute little comfort blanket and I own them all!! How could I not get my own little Robin them! She has a cuddly toy robin called ‘Bob’ who I will probably write about in future, but if you ask her where ‘Bob’ is, she points at the robins on the blanket!

and there you have it, my favorite indie brands, I can always on the search for more, supporting smaller brands is a great thing to do, more so during Christmas, little indie brands are people at home working hard and being bad ass at their job while being a parent too!

What are your favorite indie brands? are you like me and spend far to long on Instagram looking at pretty things?

Until next time

Mummy Cat.




Next baby clothes haul part two

I am a self confessed Next addict, not to adult clothes… but baby clothes, I wasnt always this mad about clothes, I did my shopping in charity shops and Sainsburys, but wanting R to have the best and cutest clothes.. Next was the option I went for.. I often get vouchers at Christmas time and lately I decided to set up a credit account, which has helped with sudden growth spurts and of course my wonderful friend eBay has helped too..

Now lets get on with the clothes..


Sleepsuits – I am going to leave just the direct link to the sleepsuit section on the next website here so it saves a little time for me to search through all of them haha, I love Next sleepsuits, I love the sizes of them and the soft fabric they are made of, I also love the fact that they go up to 2 years! I think my favorite ones are the little animal character ones, which is a very in style at the moment.


Leggings – I am doing the same with the sleepsuit section and just sharing where you can find all of them (here and here) Leggings have been my go to outfit for R, they are easy to put on and pull off for nappy changes, they are great for movement, not at all restrictive and go with anything, who doesn’t love a good pair of leggings?

All of them are sets of three or two, apart from the sparkly pair, they are a lone pair and I just got two colors as their price was nice (that’s my excuse anyhoo)


Dress – Jersey Woven Mix Dress – I am not fond of many of the dresses in Next, but this one I love, and it is going to be R’s Christmas outfit (Yes the C word already!! sorry!!) its a beautiful dress and while shes small, I cant wait to see her in it.


Shirts – here is the link to where you can find all the shirts I have shown, I got a mixture of long and short sleeved because we are getting closer to the best time of year when its no longer hot and longer sleeves are needed, I will probably need to make another order come autumn for some hoodies and cardigans.. (any excuse eh?) I love the little cat one, I usually shy away from monochrome, because lets face it.. white on children is a NO for me.. but I love how cute the little cat faces are.

And there you have it, my rather large next order for a child who is still in her 9 – 12 clothes! She needs to hurry up and grow so I can get her in all these beautiful new clothes!

Any clothes that she grows out of I give to friends or donate to charity, as Next has always got fantastic quality even after wash after wash..

Until next time… excited to make her next purchase..

Mummy Cat