Saturday, 8 April 2017

Smarty Pants Baby Leggings Review

We've bought very few clothes for Baby so far - he generally wears a combination of hand-me-downs from his sister or a friend's son and gifts from relatives - so we haven't really had chance to inject any individuality into his wardrobe yet. So when I was offered the opportunity to review a pair of leggings from Smarty Pants, I jumped at the chance!

It was a real challenge choosing just one pair of leggings because I loved them all. The concept of Smarty Pants is great - bringing a bit of culture to our little ones' wardrobes with super funky photographic or artistic prints. There's something for everyone: literary figures, high art, feminist icons, even science-themed leggings. In the end I settled for 'Buzz Aldrin On The Moon'. I chose them with Girl Child in mind a little bit - she wants to be an astronaut so I thought she'd like to see her little bro with an astronaut on his leg - but I figured there's no harm in encouraging Baby to reach for the stars too.

*fights back daydream of the pair of them becoming the first brother-sister team in space*

Anyway, back to the leggings. I was very impressed at how quickly they arrived - it took just five days for them to get here all the way from Canada. They felt lovely and silky and looked even better in real life than they do in the photos online. But were they any good on? I decided to road test them on a trip to playgroup - if anywhere will test the flexibility of a pair of leggings, playgroup is the place!

One thing that really struck me was the length - I'd opted for the 1yr size and was a little anxious as Baby is 13 months now and not exactly small for his age, but there is still some length in the leg so I think he'll get a few more months wear out of them.

As you can see, he certainly bent and wriggled a fair amount in the leggings and they moved with him really well! They are made of a polyester/spandex mix which I've not come across before in baby clothes. I was a little concerned they would bunch up but they stayed nice and smooth despite rigorous testing.

I was also very happy with the size around the bottom - I tested them to the limit with Baby's biggest cloth nappy but they held their own! They are not specifically 'cut to cloth' but the stretch in the fabric means they would probably be able to fit around pretty much anything.

Overall I'm really happy with the quality and flexibility of the leggings and absolutely in love with the print too! These are seriously cool leggings. You can buy them directly from the Smarty Pants website or from the Etsy store.

DISCLAIMER: I received these leggings free for the purposes of this review, however all words, opinions and images are my own.

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