Cornish Blue Daisy Dungarees

Reviewed by Deanne G – Frugi Crusader

My almost 9 month old daughter looks great in these dungarees and I’m so pleased as I’d never have picked blue for her but she really suits them. I don’t think all girls’ clothes should be pink but her big sister was always mistaken for a boy so I’ve avoided blue clothes for them until now. Frugi clothes have surprised me and changed my thinking. I had preconceived ideas about organic and ethical clothing but all the Frugi clothing my children have are bright, funky, very soft – even after washing and not at all like the other organic clothes I’ve seen. I’ve also found Frugi items need less or no ironing compared to our other clothes.

The best thing about these dungarees is their design. The poppers make nappy changing a breeze, they fit great over her big cloth bum and they don’t restrict her at all. My daughter has reflux and she’s been really comfortable when sitting up in these as there is no tight waistband to dig in to her tummy.

These will be ideal throughout the seasons as they are thick enough if it’s still slightly cold and could be teamed with tights and a long sleeved vest on really cold days but cool and comfortable for summer days. They are already on my list of things to pack for our up and coming holiday. I can see Sophie getting a lot of wear out of these – days lazing about the garden, trips to the seaside, our holiday, in fact just about anywhere.

Mr Fox Dungarees & Truck Top

Reviewed by Libby H – Frugi Crusader

Very initial impressions:

Mr Fox DungareesMy Frugi package arrived yesterday evening & I was very excited by it! When I ripped it open, I was really interested to see the clothes inside. They seemed a very clever choice for me – things that I wouldn’t have ordered myself, but ones that I was very curious to test drive. I adore dungarees on babies, and had reluctantly left the Frugi ones this season as I’m not terribly fond of denim on small babies, and because I wasn’t sure I liked the design. But as they (and the matching stripy top) had literally landed in my lap, I was really pleased with the chance to try them out properly.

Slightly more detailed initial impressions:

After the kids had gone to bed, I had a chance to open the packages and have a closer look. I liked what I saw of the dungarees – fully lined so very soft all over, and nicely adjustable as E grows, with 3 different buttons at the top, and the stripy turn ups at the bottom.

First wear:

E’s top and dungarees went on fine, although having to undo/do up the side buttons to get him in was a bit of a pain – I’m used to poppers on baby dungarees. E is 6 1/2 months old, but pretty big with it – he’s in 9-12 month clothes already and I’ve bought most of his winter gear in 12-18 months as I want to get more than a couple of months wear out of it. So I was quite surprised when the top and dungarees in 6-12 months came up so big on him. The shoulder straps are done up on the tightest button, and I can just about get a turn up on the legs – so the length is about what I’d expect – but they seem so wide. I’m fully prepared to accept that Frugi bottoms will always look big on my kids as we don’t use clothies (gasp) but they really do seem big all over – the shoulders of the top come out quite wide (although strangely the sleeves aren’t too long) and the overall effect is pretty bulky.

Truck TopBecause the dungarees are lined in the stripy fabric all the way through, there are bits of it visible down the sides. I’ve got to say that with the stripy top as well, I found it a little bit much – I might try them with a different top next time. E does seem very comfortable in the outfit – doing lots of his lunging/sitting/diving/rolling/wriggling. And I’m impressed with the poppers on the legs – in some clothes they make the fabric really gape, but these are done so well that I wasn’t sure there were poppers there until I checked – and they don’t affect the turn up on the bottom at all.

A good all purpose outfit though – he could wear it for most non-formal occasions and in most weathers – I could put a short sleeved t-shirt under the dungarees if it’s hot, or a jumper if it’s cold. And I should think the top will get some use separately as well.

So the jury is definitely still out on the outfit at the moment. I really wanted to LOVE it, and I don’t yet, but I’m not ruling it out as I use them.

What’s new pussycat (woah woah woah…)

Reviewed by Jenny T, Frugi Customer & Crusader

These edible dungarees are going to make me break a resolution and I will have to buy them again in the next size because they are just so gorgeous!  For the first time in 3 babies, baby no3 (Martha) can actually sit down in dungarees without the poppers between the legs unpopping!  It’s also been great to have such a perfect fit all over without having to have the next size up with massive turnups on the legs.

In most of her cloth nappies they are a perfect fit and it’s only in the thickest, bulkiest of nappies that there’s the slightest of straining.  She has a mix of cotton, bamboo, hemp and microfibre nappies in the nappy stash and it’s great to not have to compromise on nappy choice to make sure the clothes fit.  At just under average weight (according to the horrible red book) and at almost 7 months, the 3-6 mth size is a spot on fit.

The purply elderberry colour goes with most of Martha’s pink tops (a rose pink is particularly lovely), but cream looks delicious as does a sagey green.  And now I can see me being lured in to get more of the co-ordinating goodies in the same design.  The uber cute cat applique on the front pocket (what do babies keep in their pockets anyway??) is the same fabric as the tumble twist smock top and it’s calling to me now I’ve had a taster of how beautiful the colours and design are!

The dungarees have washed brilliantly – and are quick to dry so they’ve been worn almost every other day since Martha got them!  The print on the applique has stayed true and there has been no fading at all – they look pristine after almost 10 washes so far!

Soft and comfy with lots of wriggle and rolling room – I love that these dungarees match all girly colours and unlike stiff denim or even cord, they don’t slice Martha in half when she sits, or is in a buggy or car seat regardless of what nappy she’s wearing.

Pussycat pussycat (dungarees) I love you yes I do

(with apologies to Tom Jones!!)