Gender-neutral baby clothes are becoming increasingly popular for several reasons: obviously, they are great to stock up on if you decide not to find out what you are having, but they’re also perfect if you want to invest in good-quality clothes that you can pass down via siblings. Unisex clothes don’t just mean ‘white’ anymore; brands are coming up with increasingly exciting designs and prints that work for both girls and boys.
Here are a few of our favourites...
After giving birth to her son, Caoimhe Kitt struggled to find practical baby clothes that were also gender-neutral and a bit different. A year later, Little Kitt was born. This label is characterised by quirky prints (think 2CV cars, toucans and a jumper-wearing cat), organic cottons and easy shapes that make dressing fussing babies stylishly a cinch.
1) Little Kitt
Our Favourite Piece: Liam Leggings, £16, littlekitt.com
Our Favourite Piece: Waterproof Baby Raincoat, £40, polarnopyret.co.uk
This adorable label uses story-led prints in its gender-neutral designs. Think umbrellas, spots, bears and penguins. There’s not much blue and pink here; instead the colour palette tends to be a mix of black and grey marl with yellows, reds and oranges. All clothing is super soft and made from organic cotton, making it perfect for newborn baby skin.
3) Lucy & Sam
Our Favourite Piece: Bear Mask Sleepgown, £8.50, lucyandsam.com
This Dutch kidswear brand combines hand-drawn designs with hip, hilarious slogans, like “Holy Guacamoly” and “Nacho Macho” to create a truly unique collection. Colours are deliberately muted and faded-out and only eco-fabrics are used so these unisex clothes feel as good as they look.
4) Sproet & Sprout
Our Favourite Piece: Sproet & Sprout Nacho Macho Body, £20.00, alexandalexa.com
Piccalilly prides itself on producing clothes with a mum’s eye for the practical and a child’s eye for the fun. Baby clothes are made from organic cotton, cut to fit over both cloth and disposable nappies, and much of the range has colourways and patterns that work for both girls and boys. Because pretty much everyone loves a dragon print, right?
Our Favourite Piece: Hello Tiger Top, £20, piccalilly.co.uk
Our Favourite Piece: Milk All-In-One, from £12.50, mothercare.com
Kate Pietrasik set up Tootsa MacGinty in 2011 with an aim to create a stylish alternative to the traditional boy-girl divide on the high street. The result is a collection with a vintage feel, containing patterns and palettes with a strong ‘70s influence.
Our Favourite Piece: Essential Tots Baby Trousers, £26, tootsa.com
MORI, or “forest” in Japanese, believes in the purity of nature so only uses organic cotton and bamboo in its baby clothes. Nature is also the inspiration behind many of its unisex prints, including ‘the night sky’ and ‘geo’ ranges. The colour scheme tends to be a mix of neutrals, navy blues, yellows and blacks, making it a fun, modern choice whether you have a boy or a girl.
Our Favourite Piece: Geo Sweatshirt, £24.50, babymori.com
While award-winning brand Frugi does do typically gender-based clothes, there is plenty of crossover when it comes to its bright, quirky prints. The brand obviously takes a nod from its Cornish roots and patterns include farm animals, sea creatures, ladybirds and vegetable patches.
Our Favourite Piece: Kneepatch Dungarees, £23, welovefrugi.com
When Prince George met Barack Obama, he was famously wearing a personalised My 1st Years dressing gown – but they aren’t just for princes (or boys for that matter). This label, which is the No1 personalised baby brand in the UK, has loads of gender-neutral options.
10) My 1st Years
As well as their iconic dressing gowns, it sells PJs, hooded towels and sleeping bags, all of which come with the option to add a name.
Our Favourite Piece: Ivory Hooded Fleece, £24, my1styears.com
These gender-neutral baby clothes can’t but raise a smile with sunshine, rainbows and ice creams motifs in a range of bright, happy colours. Almost the entire collection is unisex and consists of rompers, T-shirts and cardigans in long-lasting, organic cotton.
11) The Bonnie Mob
Our Favourite Piece: The Bonnie Mob Organic Cotton Shortie, £31.00, childrensalon.com
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