Revolutionary growsuits (yes, really)

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It’s 2am. You’re fumbling with your newborn’s growsuit after a middle-of-the-night nappy change. Those snaps are darn tricky at that time of night – I always ended up one button out, leaving a gaping hole near one of baby’s knees and a bunchy bit near the other.

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Midnight growsuit fumbles are a thing of the past with clever new designs from Red Snapper and Magnificent Baby. Redsnapper onesies were designed by parents who, like me, had one too many ‘mis-snap’ moments. All the Redsnapper onesies have a red snap in the middle of the fastenings so you’ll be right on target every time. The designs are seriously cute – I like all the chocolate brown and pink for girls and the irresistible blue and yellow retro robot for boys. Prices start at US$16.99 and Redsnapper ship to Australia.

Magnificent Baby have replaced the hard-to-line-up snaps with a revolutionary magnetic fastening system – easy-to-align magnets are sewn into the seams of the growsuits so getting baby dressed takes only seconds (in fact the magnetic fasteners practically close themselves). Put safety concerns to rest with the knowledge that the magnets used are too large for an infant to swallow and that  the closure system has passed the US industry standard small parts swallowing test. In addition, the metal contains no lead or phthalates.  All the clothing can be machine-washed and tumble dried and there is a great range of styles including gowns, kimono tops, growsuits and coordinated accessories. Magnetic suits start at US$28 and are available directly from Magnificent Baby who ship to Australia.

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

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