Jackets/cardigans for baby
without a hood
, Apr 10 2012 11:09 AM
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Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:09 AM
Does anyone know where I can buy some? I'm trying to find layering pieces for DS but most seem to have hoods which I don't need. Ideally fleece or something thicker than cotton would be good.
Our house is freezing in the winter and all I have a sleepsuits and a couple of longsleeve tshirts. Can't seem to find warm outerwear anywhere!
ETA: Preferably online as going anywhere right now is in the too hard basket for me.
Edited by chookpea, 10 April 2012 - 11:14 AM.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:13 AM
do you have a charlie and me near by? i found some hoodless jackets there, they have an online store too...
Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:16 AM
Tried Big W? But I agree, most things have hoods which are a hassle.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:23 AM
Seed have some lovely knitted cardigans without hoods (i hate hoods too). I also found some really lovely jackets at David Jones I have brought quite a few for our little one due in a couple of weeks.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:33 AM
I bought DS a lovely white cardigan, and a thick woolen jacket (without hood) from purebaby. I love that shop!! Beautiful clothes and really great quality. They are online too!
Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:40 AM
I found it so difficult to find warm clothes for babies without a hood, I was always scared it would get in DD's way because the hoods seem to be so big as well. I ended up getting one really warm jacket from Kmart and one from Myer (sprout brand). My Mum and I searched for about 2-3 weeks to find them
Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:13 PM
Target and pumpkin patch had loads last year.
We managed to get a lined double buttoned and a detailed coat for $30 during a sale.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:16 PM
Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:27 PM
Do you have a CWA branch in your town/suburb?
I would contact them and see if they have any knitters who want to do you a little job?
The CWA used to have a shop front in the city I went to Uni. in - it was fantastic as a place to buy home made goodies for nibbling purposes and beautiful hand knits and crochet.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:43 PM
Thanks for the links, off to check out now.
I don't know why they make jackets with hoods for babies. They're on the backs most of the time so it can't be that comfortable having a big lump of fabric on their backs!
Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:13 PM
Yes to the CWA, or fetes, or country markets for knitted woolies.
I also live Pure Baby, but have had excellent wearing zip=ups from Sprout with no hood - they go through the washing machine (and dryer) a million times and still look good.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:23 PM
I think what the others said about CWA ladies or fetes or knitting shops, you could get some little old lady to knit for you (if you don't know a knitter) and I agree, baby wondersuits need a cardigan over them for extra warmth. Also socks underneath the feet in the wondersuits.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 02:30 PM
And you need knits made of wool or something with wool in it, as cotton and windcheater material is useless. Are you in Victoria OP, because I would knit something for your baby. My granddaughter was the best dressed baby girl in the hospital.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 06:11 PM
If you are in Melbourne there is a stall selling hand knitted goods in the foyer of the women's hospital. I saw it there last week and was looking at the cardigans, they were all lovely and I think they were reasonably priced. It was raising money for the special care nursery I think. The lady said she was there every Wednesday. Other big hospitals might have the same deal if you aren't in Melbourne too.
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