Let’s be honest. One of the funnest things about having a little baby is getting to dress them up in cute little outfits. Take these gorgeous hand dyed and hand painted bodysuits, for example. Monika, the mom behind The Lovebug Collection, takes plain white bodysuits and hand dyes them in various colours, then paints on adorable designs with non-toxic fabric paint. Each piece is then heat sealed to ensure a long-lasting design.I got the chance to review one of these bodysuits, and I have to tell you it was so hard picking just one from all the beautiful designs that Monika offers. She has seahorses, hedgehogs, butterflies, bunnies, and ladybugs. For the boys, she has robots, rocket ships, dinosaurs, dump trucks, and the cutest little necktie design. She also has a couple of special Christmas prints available right now: an adorable Christmas tree and a pretty blue snowflake. These bodysuits come in sizes from 0-3 months up to 18 months. Before it arrives at your door, each piece is washed in mild, fragrance-free detergent to remove any excess dye.
I ended up picking the dark pink bodysuit with a light pink owl design. Keira is 16 months old, 29.5 inches tall, and 23 pounds. The 18 month size fit perfectly. I washed it inside out and hung it to dry, though you can tumble dry on low too. I also picked out a matching pair of grey chevron legwarmers and the Classic Hair Clippie Set.
These legwarmers are great! They keep Keira warm and make diaper changes easy-peasy. The soft elastic cuffs don’t leave red marks on Keira’s legs, and the grey chevron goes with just about anything. I’ve also used them under a pair of pants when it’s cold for an extra layer without adding too much bulk. Once Keira outgrows them on her legs, she can even wear them on her arms.
The hair clips are well-made and fully lined, though they tend to slip out of my daughter’s short, fine hair. I wish I had thought to ask for no slip grips on my clips, a service Monika offers free of charge upon request. I’ll just save these for when she has a bit more hair to hold onto.
If you’re looking for a great baby gift, wrap up one of these adorable bodysuits with a pair of coordinating leg warmers and hair clips for a complete gift set any baby (and mom!) will love.
Disclosure: I received sample items for review. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.