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Isabelle's 18-24 Month Wardrobe

By Sjay235 @naturalmommainm
Isabelle is 18 months! I can't quite believe that - it seems so OLD. I'm not quite sure when that happened - it really seems to have snuck up on me. It seems like forever ago that I shared the bits from her 12-18 month wardrobe. That said, many of the things I shared are still much too big on her, so we will be getting plenty of wear from them yet.
However, when I went to pick her up from my dad last week, I was appalled to see that her jogging bottoms were like pedal pushers, and her hoody like a crop top! It made me realize that some of her 12-18 month clothes are now a little snug.
If you are a parent, I'm sure you are as frustrated with the total lack of continuity between shops on their sizing. Not only that, I find the continuity WITHIN shops shocking as well. For example, Isabelle has a lot of leggings from Tesco - 2 pairs of 12-18 month leggings are still so big she's never worn them; another pair of 12-18 month leggings she grew out of months ago; and a pair of 18-24 month leggings fit perfectly and are therefore SMALLER than the 12-18 month leggings! What is that about!?
We seem to have settled into a buying pattern now for her clothes - 90% of her clothes come from Tesco and Next. Next have such gorgeous things, but can be so expensive, so Tesco provides our 'cheaper' option, for more every day run about clothes. That said, at the minute we are very Next heavy, with only 2 things from Tesco, so here's a quick look at some of what we got from Next.
Isabelle's 18-24 month wardrobe1/ Teal Bunny Crew Sweat £10 2/ Meow Jumper £14 3/ Grey Fairisle Dress £17 4/ Strawberry Embellished Jeans £16 5/ Grey Bunny Jumper £16 6/ Pack 2 Joggers £12 7/ Pink Embellished Crew Sweat £12 8/ 3 pack sleep suits £17
For her autumn/winter look, I wanted Isabelle to have lots of long sleeved tops and jumpers to keep her cosy in the cold and Next has some gorgeous jumpers at the minute. The gray Meow jumper below is one which I adore. I also love the Fairisle dress, which will probably be the only dress she has for the next few months. I also bought a pack of sleepsuits, as I hate my own jammies riding up at night, and want to make sure her feet stay cosy so I thought sleepsuits were the way to go. I always say I'm going to be sensible and only buy what she needs (and she really doesn't have loads of clothes compared to some I know) but I really mean it this time! She had some beautiful summer things which never got worn at all. The weather was great, but she is only fitting in to them now, despite them being 12-18 months, and so now it's far too late. I did tear up putting some of her beautiful, never worn, things away, thinking what a total waste it is to have bought them. So this time round, I am determined to be even more sensible than usual! The selection above, combined with the things she already has, will be plenty for her for the foreseeable future.....Famous last words....

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