Owl and the Pussycat bodies

(Review by Alex C, Frugi Customer & Crusader)

Organic Baby Vests
I like these a lot.

 A pack of three long-sleeved bodies decorated with piccies inspired by  Edward Lear’s famous nonsense poem The Owl and the Pussycat – there’s The Owl (brown), the Small Guitar (scarlet) and the Pea Green boat (confusingly, blue).

The gorgeous thick, soft, organic cotton will keep little ones really snug and they are very versatile – wear them as vests, underneath pyjamas or simply as tops.  They are a cut a bit larger around the bum to comfortable accommodate a cloth nappy (though they are fine with a disposable too) but they are actually fairly slim fitting through the torso, which I like as it makes them look a little bit smarter.  No off-the-shoulder looks here.

They wash very well (remarkably the red one barely bleeds at all, even on first wash) and if you’re like me, it’s easy to convince yourself they need no ironing.  The more conscientious amongst us may like to give them a quick pressing, so it’s good that you don’t have to go to the faff of turning them inside out – it’s fine to iron the picture. 

Any downsides?  Well, I did feel like a bit of a ponce reciting ‘The Owl and the Pussycat’ to Oliver’s childminder (yes, I do know it off by heart).  And the literary allusions may be totally lost on people who’ve never heard of the poem.  Also, I would have made the Pea Green Boat body……erm, green.  But I’m nit-picking.  These are lovely clothes and a staple wardrobe item.  Buy them! 


Dino Theme Baby Vests

Product Review by Alex C – Frugi Customer & Crusader 
Dino Theme Baby Vests

One of the zillions of facts I didn’t know about babies when I was pregnant. Babies wear vests.  All the time.
And babies dribble, puke, snot and are generally grubby (I think I knew this bit). 

The two facts combined mean that you get through A LOT of vests.

So it’s nice if the vests can be as comfortable and funky as the Frugi dino ones. Like all Frugi clobber, they’re made from organic cotton, by people who skip merrily through fields of buttercups all day and have grapes peeled for them by nubile young assistants.  Or something like that.

More to the point, these are not just any old vests.  These are soft, thick and comfortable (or is that me?).  And they come in a pack of three – a stoney-coloured one, a greeny-coloured one and a sort of bricky-coloured one.  I should work for Dulux.

There’s plenty of wriggle room for cloth-covered rumps, but best of all, they don’t need ironing.  For some reason, they don’t seem to hold wrinkles, regardless of how they’re washed and dried.  I wonder if they could teach me that trick?

Should you be masochistic enough to want to iron them, you’ll find the cute dino picture on the front does not melt and stick to your iron.  Which is nice. 

Any gripes?

A few, but they’re pretty minor. They do shrink a bit (something to do with the organic untreated cotton).  This is allowed for in the sizing though, so don’t be alarmed.

They do fade a bit, too, but to a nice ‘garment wash’ finish, which doesn’t look bad.

If your child is old enough to be dino-obsessed he (or she) might feel a bit disappointed that the dinosaur on his (or her) chest is a gentle herbivore.  No T-Rex here, I’m afraid.  A tip  – don’t reveal your ignorance to your toddler by referring to a Brontosaurus.  It’s an Apatosaurus now, donchaknow. 

And finally, should you commit the cardinal sin of removing your offspring’s cloth nappy and replacing it with a disposable whilst he (or she) is wearing one of these, you’ll find the vest has stretched and the crutch poppers are now somewhere in the vicinity of your child’s knees.  Ahh, another photo opportunity! 

Altogether, though, a good buy.  Goodbye!