Dressing baby ready for hours of exploring, tummy time or tottering on tiny feet is no doubt one of the joys of being a parent to a little boy. Curious little hands and feet should be kept warm whatever the weather, and of course there’s the matter of price and - believe it or not - safety.
Poppers are a common feature when it comes to baby clothes. They provide that all-important security if the right size is selected, and can ensure the garment is removed swiftly for nappy changes, feeding or bath time.
New parents or friends and family buying clothes for a baby boy should be mindful the garment gives baby enough room to manoeuvre in.
Velcro is another common fixture, particularly in shoes - and with a hook-and-loop feature, the velcro cannot be tugged by mischievous boys looking to rid themselves of their shoes. When it comes to material, avoid anything that could cause discomfort to tots, and opt for soft fabrics that have no bits that can be picked off or swallowed.
Style needn’t be safe and plain with many colourful options and prints to choose from for a variety of children with different ages. Fun shirts and trousers can be worn to dressy occasions such as weddings, birthday parties or bar mitzvahs as well as the more casual ones so variety is key when it comes to selection. These can be complimented with an adorable bow tie or braces to make baby extra-smart.
New parents can watch over their sleeping boys in this soft, warm fleece-lined swaddle blanket that doubles up as a sleeping bag. This gorgeously soft item is made from high quality knitting wool and has quick-closing and opening buttons to allow for baby to feel protected and secure but with the freedom to move about also.
Suitable for boys from birth up to the age of 12 months, the blanket can be used as a stroller quilt or crib wrap.
This cool onesie turns little boys into superheroes thanks to its quirky Clark Kent design, officially licenced by DC Comics. The suit is made from 100 percent cotton and has long sleeves and covered toes to allow for extra protection from Kryptonite.
A popper design keeps little boys secure and it has an envelope neckline. The adorable suit can be used as pyjamas for bedtime as well as daywear. Ideal for newborns with an early eye for style and for new parents looking to dress their superbaby in something fun.
This five-piece pack includes a shirt, onesie, footed pant, reversible bib and cute hat with an adorable zebra design for newborn boys. Machine washable and made from 100 percent cotton, with all you get in this set it’s excellent value for money.
The set can be worn for all times of the day, with the hat being a lovely addition to a jacket and mittens for outside, while the bottoms can be used for pyjamas. The reversible bib aims to help make meal times mess-free before being flipped over, washed and dried off ready for the next day.
Little boys can be the star of any show with this bow tie and stared braces suit set teamed with a colourful chequered green and white shirt. The package consists of one long-sleeve shirt, a suspender pant with braces and a bow tie that can be worn to a long list of celebrations including weddings, church, cocktail parties and baptisms.
The shirt and trousers are machine washable and the set is made from 100 percent organic cotton. Cosy and soft to the touch, shirt options come in a variety of bright colours. The three-piece set is for children up to the age of four years.
Baby can dress like mummy and daddy with the help of the children's range by Converse. The footwear is designed for maximum comfort and can be used as formal or casual wear. The shoes' outer material is synthetic and the inside is a soft textile fabric. A rubber sole aims to make those first few steps as comfy as possible. A hook-and-loop velcro means baby's feet are secured, but the footwear can also be easily removed for crawling and tummy time. The shoes are lightweight at just 998g and come in a variety of colours for girls and boys.