Shopping for your newborn is a pricey and time-consuming task, both in terms of buying all the essentials – from choosing a new baby bed to the perfect baby carrier – but also their clothing, which they’ll undoubtedly grow out of at lightning speed.
Every few months, or in some cases, weeks, babies will be too big for their garments. As such, it pays to be savvy with your shopping and make sure you’re not paying over the odds for new babygrows or summer outfits.
Thanks to our thrifty ways, we’re here to help you save some extra pennies. With a constant eye out for a good deal (including, Aldi’s Specialbuys), we’ve recently spotted Matalan’s baby event where everything, yes everything, costs £5 or less.
With more than 140 items available, it’s the perfect time to stock up on all the baby and toddler essentials you might need, from multipacks of bibs and sun hats to dresses and leggings.
There is a huge range of sizes on offer too, with the brand offering pieces to fit little ones aged from newborn up to 12-months-old.
If you’re looking to stock up on some new baby clothing, you’ve come to the right place. To save you the time scouring the website, we’ve found the loveliest items worth snapping up now. You’ll want to be quick though, as we predict these will sell out fast.
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Matalan girls floral jersey dress: £4, Matalan.co.uk
This pretty floral printed jersey dress is a great springtime staple for your little one, and it’s available from newborn up to 12 months. Made from 100 per cent cotton, it’s likely to be kind to their skin and can be layered over leggings or tights on chilly days.
Matalan boys naby soft sole trainers: £4, Matalan.co.uk
With cushioning for comfort and a rip-tape strap for easy fastening, these little trainers will make the ideal first pair of treads if your little one is taking their first steps. As they’re likely to grow out of shoes fast, at just £4 these are a total steal.
Matalan three-pack elephant muslin cloths: £3.50, Matalan.co.uk
Any parent will know that you can never have enough muslin cloths, making this multipack an essential purchase. It includes a mix of grey and white elephant-themed prints and they are made from 100 per cent cotton, which we think will be nice and soft when wiping away any mess.
Matalan girls floral sun hat: £5, Matalan.co.uk
With sunny days thankfully here, make sure your little one’s head and eyes are protected with this floral print sun hat. The under-chin straps, meanwhile, should keep it firmly in place. There’s also a coordinating floral print dress (£4.50, Matalan.co.uk) should you wish to make a full look of it.
Matalan unisex jungle print set: £5, Matalan.co.uk
Inspire your little one’s inner explorer with this set, which includes a short-sleeved top with button fastening on the shoulder, making it easy to get on and off, and matching leggings. It’s a great value combo at just £5.
Matalan unisex two-pack jogger leggings: £4, Matalan.co.uk
Leggings are a wardrobe essential for any baby or toddler, as they go with everything and are an easy throw-on-and-go outfit. Made from a stretchy cotton-rich material, these should be a comfortable staple for your little one. The best thing of all is that with two in the multi-pack, it works out £2 per pair – a bargain.
Matalan three-back sailor bibs: £4, Matalan.co.uk
If your baby is at the age where you’re starting weaning them, you’re going to want to make sure you have plenty of bibs on hand to help prevent things from getting messy. That’s where this three-pack comes in. With a fun nautical print, these are ideal for wiping their mouths and keeping their clothes clean.
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