Like most mums-to-be, I went a little crazy with the shopping for my impending arrival.
Bub’s sex was unknown to us, so I bought beautiful little items in white and grey to make sure this baby had a little outfit for any occasion, in any temperature.
Knotted hats, nighties, Bonds Wondersuits and newbie coveralls, Marquise singlets and a scrumptiously soft organic cotton Purebaby blanket were all used, washed and then used again and again. If I had my time again, I’d buy all the same pieces.
The only thing I struggled to find were booties or socks THAT STAYED ON BUB’S FEET. I had all types and all brands. They slipped off. They were kicked off. They fell off. They were useless.
Millie was a preemie, so I may have had a bigger problem than most trying to find something to stay on her mini doll feet.
All was not lost. Browsing at the devine Muku Organical Baby shop in Ripponlea, I spotted snuggly organic lambswool booties.
I bought brown to go with anything but they had dusty pink, cream, dark chocolate brown, mustard yellow and black.
Cosy, soft and irresistibly cute, they have been worn regularly by Millie. Her tootsies stay warm and importantly, she hasn’t been able to kick them off. Elastic around the opening is tight enough to keep them on but encased in a folded over part of the wool and won’t irritate your baby’s foot or leave elastic marks.
The booties are made in New Zealand by the Auckland-based family company Nature Baby.