This is a collaborative post with Bibaloo
For the past 2 years, we have taken Emma’s buggy with us everywhere we go. Only on the odd occasion, when I drop her at nursery (a 5 minute walk) will we leave it at home. Until the other day, when we forgot it was in the boot of the car and my other half had left for work. We had planned a little trip to the beach, so decided to head off anyway, sans buggy, and see how we get on.
As it was a sunny day, Emma wore an outfit we had been sent by Bibaloo to review. For those of you that follow our Instagram, you’ll know that I’m a huge fan of cute clothes for Emma and was delighted to be contacted by Bibaloo to choose a couple of outfits for our little toddler. These days, I’ve been noticing that Emma has a very decisive mind about clothing and knows what she wants to wear. It feels like this could be the start of a little fashionista!
Bibaloo’s website offers a variety of designer children’s clothing all in one place. It features some of our favourite brands from Petit Bateau to Mini Rodini and Catimini too. I have to say that selecting a couple of outfits for Emma was a hard decision. The site is easy to navigate and using the filters, I could easily shop by brand, colour or price. They also have an outlet store, which offers up to 60% off prices – music to my ears.
Setting off on our trip, Emma was so excited to be going without the buggy. She kept repeating that we were waiting for the bus driver and soon enough, our adventure began. We watched the cars go by on the bus and she was in her element. I have to confess that I’m so used to hopping in the car to go to the seafront that I could see this was such a novelty for her. When we arrived, she was so excited to see the pier already and we walked off to find the stones.
Spending time by the beach will always be the easiest way to entertain Emma. We took our shoes and socks off and she stood ankle deep in water, waiting for the waves to come back. I was glad we had her Petit Bateau dress on as the frilly skirt is splashproof and raised a little – absolutely perfect for splashing in the water. I always feel a bit nervous to let her do this (in case the waves suddenly get too strong) but it only takes one look to see how exciting she finds it. I think we were there for about 45 minutes throwing stones into the sea – absolute bliss.
Afterwards, we went back to sit on the stones and as Emma was a little cold, we changed outfits into our own Lamb & Bear trousers, and Imps and Elfs mustard cardigan and Mayoral trainers to warm up. For as long as I remember, our little girl loves a cardigan and this one is perfect material for spring/summer weather.
It wasn’t long before the afternoon was coming to an end and we decided to catch the bus home for bedtime. One thing that struck me is how easy it was to travel around the city with Emma and how much fun we had. I’ll definitely be doing it more often now she’s that bit older to walk on her own and not get too tired. Who knows, maybe it’s time to be brave and say goodbye to the buggy for good.
What Emma wore:
Mayoral Sneakers £29.45
Disclaimer: Bibaloo gifted us the featured outfits for the purpose of this review but all thoughts and opinions are my own.