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#1 chookpea

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!

Thanks

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.


#2 MrsDamonSalvatore

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...

#3 Marchioness Flea

Posted 10 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

Tried Big W? But I agree, most things have hoods which are a hassle.

#4 Lulus mum

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.

#5 Fossy

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!

#6 loulou073

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

#7 noonehere

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.

#8 Emily of New Moon

Posted 10 April 2012 - 12:16 PM

Here are some links ... hope you find them useful original.gif

Sprouts:  http://sprouts.com.au/shop/baby-boy/handkn...cable-cardigan/

Bonds:  http://www.bonds.com.au/baby/clothing/hood...=74&142=807

Gymboree:
http://www.gymboree.com/shop/dept_item.jsp...0&fit_type=

Target:
http://shop.target.com.au/boys-vintage-rail-knit-jacket
http://shop.target.com.au/boys-fleece-sherpa-jacket
http://shop.target.com.au/motor-garage-knit-cardigan





#9 HRH Countrymel

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.

#10 chookpea

Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

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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!

#11 Lokum

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.

#12 CharliMarley

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. bbabyflip.gif

#13 CharliMarley

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. hhugs.gif

#14 Belinda18

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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