Brilliant Bodies

Reviewed by Debs P, Frugi Customer & Crusader

When I first found the Frugi Website I saw that they said their bodies were “legendary” and have to admit I snorted in my tea and thought to myself “how can a baby basic be legendary?” – well I have to take it all back!  My daughter is now the proud owner of 6 Frugi bodies – 3 short sleeved and 3 long.  They are all brilliant and are being worn on a rota basis as a day can’t go by without her wearing at least 1 of them!  Molly has the short sleeved SONG BIRD 3 pack from the summer (still available in the sale section of the Frugi website for a ridiculously cheap price) and the lovely long sleeved STARS ABOVE 3 pack from the current Winter Catalogue.  The reasons I love them so much are numerous – the cotton is wonderfully soft, washes well, doesn’t seem to need ironing, and the colours are great.   They are also generously cut and fit over her cloth nappies no problem.  The STARS ABOVE bodies are so attractive (with lovely motifs) that I use them as proper tops as they are far too good to hide.  Other bodies in Molly’s wardrobe have become redundant as they are not half as good as her Frugi ones – it truly is a case of “buy better, buy stronger” as Lucy says.  I will definitely be able to recycle Molly’s wonder bodies onto other babies as they are more than up to the task!

Frugi Rompers – let me count the ways I love you

Product Review by Deborah P – Frugi Customer & Crusader

Leapfrogger Baby Romper

Can I raise a virtual glass and toast the clever Frugi people for their lovely rompers?  My little girl has 2 different styles and looks beautiful in each one.  Baby girls clothes can often be a pink overload and Frugi manages to strike the balance right – enough pink so that well meaning strangers don’t ask how old your little “boy” is in the park and yet not so much that you feel like you’ve given birth to a mini barbie! 

Molly’s most recent romper is the Leapfrogger in Dusty Rose with a Natural Stripe.  The Rose is a fabulous colour and the front pocket (a 5 month old can never have enough pockets don’t you know?) is a slightly different muted shade of pink which looks great.  The Leapfrogger Romper design is also a classic – stripes will never go out of fashion and I love the small sprig of flowers detail on the back that Molly will be able to show off once she gets mobile and crawls.  

The simplicity of the Romper design is also a marvel for those days when sleep deprivation prevents more complicated outfits that require colour co-ordination  (or for when Molly’s Dad is dressing her) – We can simply put her in a Romper and know she will look great.  If the day turns out hot she’ll stay nice and cool in her Romper and if the weather is colder then the Romper looks great with tights and a cardie too. 

The sizing is also a winner as it’s on the generous size so Molly will get quite a few months wear before I pass it onto my extremely lucky niece.  Last, but by no means least, the cotton the Rompers are made off is unbelieveably soft – comfy for Molly but also lovely for me as I can enjoy cuddling her even more when she’s wrapped up in yummy organic cotton.  Mmmmmmmm let me see –  I make that at least 6 different reasons to love a Frugi Romper – better make that a virtual bottle for my toast rather than just one glass!

Swashbuckler Shorties

Product Review by Deborah P – Frugi Customer & Crusader

Boys Swashbuckler Shorts

Today was the nursery outing to Fulham Palace for Barnardo’s “Big Toddle” and George looked fabulous for the occasion in his swashbuckler shorts.  I’d put George in his shorts as they are a fantastic orange colour (the official name is “Burnt Sienna”) and a good weight for a changeable English summer’s day – cool enough if it got warmer and the sun decided to shine and yet warm enough to stop his little leggies getting goosebumps when the wind blew (which of course it did!).  

Well we had a wonderful morning with much money being raised for a good cause. George managed to give his shorties a very thorough testing – he checked on their knee protecting ability by flying off his scooter at high speed – I can report that their length meant a nasty scrape was avoided and the strength and quality of the cotton meant that the shorties were unscathed too!   Not content with risking life and limb on his scooter George then decided that some of the trees needed climbing and the shorties also stood up to a vigorous game of “bundle” with all his other little nursery mates (at this point we could discuss gender issues as the girls calmly picked daisies whilst the boys piled on top of each other but I don’t think that we have enough time…..).  

As George’s mum I also appreciated the fact that I could easily spot him in a big park as the Burnt Sienna colour really stood out from a distance – so I could let him roam free ( I hate being a “helicopter mum”) and yet still keep an eye on him at all times (a win win situation in my book!).

On a practical note George’s shorties are also a great fit (he’s a very tall boy for his age) and wash well  – what more could a mother of a 3 year old ruff ‘n’ tumble merchant want?