I have been a lover of Jools Olivers' Little Bird collection at Mothercare for a long time, but I have never got around to doing a proper review of the range, so I thought it was about time, especially as I love the brand so much. I have featured three clothing items here, one that I have had for a while (and that Bobby doesn't quite fit into yet) and two from the current range.
We have already had a few Little Bird items, including a yellow rain coat (which was my favourite and I am gutted that it no longer fits him) and a pair of pants with a rainbow waistband that is currently in use. The new items that we have are all size 2-3, so they don't quite fit yet, but at the rate he is going I am sure he will be in some of them by New Year. The fishy t-shirt below was bought in the summer and I love the pattern. We originally wanted to get one with a duck on it (Mike was in love with it), but could never get it in his size, so we bought this one instead. The pattern is still very cute and I am sure it will look great on Bobby.
More recently, we got the rainbow pattern hoodie pictured above and below and also the PJ's pictured at the bottom. One of my favourite things about Little Bird is the use of colour. There aren't very many typical boy blue and girl pink items, with most items being in a bright rainbow of colours. I'm a little jealous that they aren't available in adult sizes! I adore the colour scheme of this hoodie and the little rainbow motif - I think this will be another item that sees me being very disappointed when Bobby grows out of it.
I also love the themes of the clothing - they are always so positive and sweet, reminiscent of a traditional view of childhood. The items are covered in rainbows and cute motifs. There is a sweater in the current range with 'Happy' across the front and many of the shirts (and the PJ's pictured below) are emblazoned with tasty veg - Jamie Oliver's influence, maybe? These messages are so much more positive than those that are very often featured on children's clothing items.
In terms of the quality of the items, I have always found them to be very good and have never had any problems. They fit very well and have always washed well - the colours don't seem to fade much at all! They are a little pricier, with a t-shirt costing about £8, but you really are paying for quality clothing.
I could go on about this brand all day, but I hope you have enjoyed this review. The Little Bird by Jools Oliver range is exclusive to Mothercare and you can find it in store and online. I will be posting again on Wednesday with my favourites for November.