As a self-confessed walking fashion disaster, clothes have never been the centre of my universe aside from the need to be wearing them when out in public. The notion of parenthood (amongst the other crazy amount of fears) presented the issue of how the heck to dress our little ones so that they looked just the right level of cute without making passers-by want to puke. I also didn’t want them look like miniature teenagers, I want to embrace their baby and toddlerhood! Now, as the proud owner of a baby and toddler shop, I sell some absolutely gorgeous clothing for the mini humans in mine and your life, so I simply have to share them with you.

Now if you’re reading this as a shameless plug for my business then you would be absolutely right – why own my own shop if I’m not going to promote it? – but I sell these products because I adore them. Apples & Pips is full of my favourite brands and I can say with honesty that I have used at least one product from every brand, which is how I know that they’re great.

Lamb & Bear

Alex is a good friend of mine thanks to blogging and this super talented lady is a fashion designer who hand designs the prints for her gorgeous leggings and bibs. Toby and Martha are currently on their third pair of Lamb & Bear leggings because I buy more as they outgrow them. They’re so brilliantly made, wash well and I love the unisex designs.

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My little pips are being adorable together this morning and don't they look gorgeous in their @lambandbear leggings?

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I don’t sell the bibs individually, however they are in both my New Baby Hampers and Mum and Baby Gift Boxes.

The Bunting Tree Organic Tops

I can’t tell you how much I love these gorgeous t-shirts and long-sleeved tops from The Bunting Tree, which are available from newborn through to age 4-5 years. They’re sold in two bright, beautiful, unisex prints and are perfect for twinning siblings in!

Martha has ‘Brollies & Blizzards’, but it was a tough choice between that and ‘British Summer’. Both are selling well and they also appear in my New Baby Hampers. Made from 100% organic cotton and designed using painted tissue paper, there’s nothing not to love and Vogue magazine agreed.

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Credit to In The Den Photography for the following photos:

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Oscarlola Clothing

The latest clothing addition to Apples & Pips comes courtesy of Oscarlola Clothing. These absolutely adorable elephant print leggings are available individually and as part of the New Baby Hamper, and they’re exquisite. I’m excited to be adding new fabrics in leggings, rompers and dresses over the weekend too, including the stunning print below that Martha practically lives in when she’s not in either her Brollies and Blizzards top or Stevie Stegosaurus leggings!

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Lil Cubs Sleepsuits

Super soft, eco-friendly and made with a handy zip instead of fiddly poppers, these bright and vibrant Lil Cubs sleepsuits are brilliant. Matching swaddle muslins are also available for optimum cuteness.

Spotted on celebrity babies including Ronnie Woods’ twins, Susie Lau’s baby Nico, and Buddy Fletcher – son of Tom and Giovanna Fletcher, you can’t go wrong with these beauties!

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Aren’t these all just so gorgeous?! I’m beyond proud to sell such beautiful, amazing quality clothes for babies and toddlers and I love seeing happy customers’ little ones rocking their new threads.

Fancy buying some of these beauties for your baby or toddler? Or maybe you want to treat a mama-to-be to a gorgeous hamper? Well I’m offering you a 10% off of your first order at Apples & Pips when you enter BuddingSmiles10 at the checkout!

The code is valid until 30/04/17 and can be used once per customer. No minimum spend.

Which are your favourites? Let me know in the comments below and don’t forget to follow Apples & Pips on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.