The Pickle has been sent a very cool little T-shirt from Rockabye-Baby for me to review.
Rockabye-Baby clothing was established in 2006 by Emma Parkes-McQueen as an alternative to ‘mainstream cute’.It is an ethical company which enables flexible working for mothers, including proper wages and cake breaks (sounds like my kind of company!)
The T-shirt arrived in possibly the best packaging I have ever seen – a 10” record sleeve, making it an ideal gift.
The first thing I noticed about the T-shirt was the quality and thickness of the fabric, which looks like it could withstand a fair amount of toddler wear and tear!It is made from 100% luxury cotton and the inks used are PVC free, so there are no ‘nasties’ next to baby’s skin.
The washing instructions are on a sticker rather than on a label, so there is nothing to rub and irritate little one’s skin.The only problem is having to remember to always wash it on a 30 degree wash, but I usually wash at this temperature anyway, unless something has been left in the washing basket for a few days with food firmly stuck to it!The T-shirt has now been through the wash a couple of times and is still just as soft as when it arrived.
I found the sizing quite generous.The Pickle is almost 11 months old now and weighs 22lbs but there is plenty of room in the 9-12 months tee.
I like the Rockabye-Baby range as it is cute but a little bit different.The designs are bright and bold and not something you would normally find when shopping for baby clothing. As well as the T-shirt featured here I also love the ‘A is for Anarchy’ design and there are also some gorgeous girly items and frilly over-nappy pants.
Although the items from Rockabye-Baby are a little pricey, you really do get what you pay for.There is a huge difference in quality between this and an item from a cheaper brand.Although I wouldn’t be able to afford to buy all The Pickle’s clothing from here, I will definitely buy one or two special outfits and will also keep it in mind for buying gifts.
The ‘Mum Dad Tattoo’ tee is £16.99 from www.rockabye-baby.com along with a whole range of other ‘cute but cool’ designs and no pastel colours or teddy motifs in sight!