Saturday, 27 February 2016

Magnet Mouse Clothing - Review and Giveaway




During my visit to the Baby Show, I came across a new range of baby clothing that I straight away just loved. Not only were the designs very cute. They had something very special and clever about them. Instead of having poppers to fasten the clothing, it had magnets.

The Magnet Mouse slogan is "Cuddles not Struggles" as the idea behind the clothing is to save those extra few minutes a day that you would spend fastening up those poppers and give you more bonding time with the baby.

We all know that babies need endless nappy changes through out the day and so when you add the minutes up you spend fastening the bodysuits and sleepsuits they really do add up. Then theres the night time changes, I bet you really can fasten these with your eyes closed.

Not to mention the fact that some babies (like Lily) like to try and make it as impossible as they can to fasten them by wriggling and rolling and eventually crawling or walking away.

The clothing goes up to age 9-12 months for the moment, but they are planning a toddler range.

Here is a video supplied by Magnet Mouse that shows how the clothing works.



Magnet Mouse kindly gave me a bodysuit to try out and review.

After telling people about the clothing, a few concerns were expressed.


Arn't the magnets going to be heavy and look bad?  


The magnets aren't heavy at all, in fact you wouldn't even know they were there. They are enclosed nicely into the bodysuit.





Are the magnets safe?

Yes there are no known safety concerns linked to magnets. You can read more about what magnet mouse have to say about safety here.

Are they machine washable? 

Yes at no more than 30OC and the magnets need to be closed when washed.

Review


Lily was given a 9-12 months bodysuit and though Lily is 15 months she is a little small for her age and still wearing some 9-12 months clothing. She looked so lovely in it, the collar is so pretty and the bodysuit is a lovely colour. 


Lily and I spent the day trying out the bodysuit that magnet mouse gave us. Here are a few scenarios where we tried them out.

1. When it comes to nappy changes, Lily hates them. She will wriggle and complain until its over. It was great to be able to speed the process up by simply placing the fastening area together. One thing I always struggle with is that Lily likes to try and stand up while Im dressing her, and Ive always found it really hard to fasten poppers between her legs. Especially because she doesn't keep still. It took a little bit of a pull to pull it round to the front and then SNAP the magnets join together and its done. 

2. I often dress Lily on my knee and again the poppers are really sticky to do when she is sat down. So we tested this out with the bodysuit and again a bit of a pull to pull it round as the material is quite stretchy and SNAP, its on. Much less hassle and quicker and I can let Lily off my knee which she is so dying to do. 

3. The third scenario was one that wasn't planned. I had Lily sat and all fastened in her highchair ready for her dinner. Spaghetti Hoops! One of her favourites. But wait a minute. I don't want her eating them hoops wearing her new bodysuit. To messy. I need to take it off and put on another top. Oh the hassle! Am I going to have to unfasten her, take her out and undress her to do it? 
Wait. No. Lets try something. Can I take it off without doing any of that? I reach for the fastening between the legs of the bodysuit and easily unfasten it in one hand motion, and up it comes, over the head and brilliant! Ive done it! Job done with no hassle!

4. I also wanted to see if the magnets stayed closed when Lily played. So I let Lily roam free in her bedroom and play for half a hour. She stretched, she crawled, and she squatted. Not once did the magnets pop open. 




5. Lily wore the suit all day and we even paired it with a nice pair of jeans and headed out. Lily did loads of walking and the magnets stayed closed all day. 


We give big thumbs up to the Magnet Mouse bodysuit and will be buying some for baby number two for sure. We also can't wait for the toddler range as I would love to see sleepsuits for her age and also short sleeved vests would be great to. 

What we Loved

- How easy they are to fasten
- How soft the material was
- How cute the collar was
- How the suit didn't come open all day
- How it saved us time
- How discreet the magnets are

What we didn't like

 - I found that when fastened up the front looked unflattering. Which doesn't matter if you plan to wear with trousers. 


Visit the Magnet Mouse website to see more designs -  magnetmouse.co.uk

Magnet mouse have kindly let me run a contest for you to win your vest own set of Magnet Mouse clothing. The prize is a choice of colour and size of sleepsuit, bodysuit and bib worth over £50.
Please note the largest size Magnet Mouse does is 9-12 months.

Please enter using the Gleam app below. 


Win a Baby Clothing Set from Magnet Mouse worth over £50
Terms and Conditions
Uk only
1 Prize of Bodysuit, Sleepsuit and bib, Value over £50 
Prize to be supplied by Magnet Mouse
All incomplete entries will be disqualified. 

144 comments:

  1. Some cute girly dungarees to go with the bodysuit :)

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  2. Some coats in rainbow colours would be fab

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  3. Boys cardigans, beautoful designs! 💙

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  4. I second dungarees - so cute on toddlers!

    AShleigh

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  5. dungarees or shorties dungarees

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  6. bloomers or stretchy trousers for babywearing mums

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  7. Unisex or boy & girl overalls would be brill x

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  9. Pretty floral dresses

    Kirsty Fox

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  10. Leggings for boys. So much comfier for them

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  11. fab idea, would be great for any tops that button up at the back. would love to see a cute gilet in toddler sizes

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  12. I think some unisex dungarees would be a cool idea.

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  13. Boys cardigans or zip up hoodies with a bit of colour would be lovely

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  14. more for boys as in old fashioned style sort of prince george victorian type clothing :)

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  15. dungarees or brightly coloured jeans

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  16. I would like to see a range that is simple for them to get on and off so that my daughter could start to learn to get dresses herself - also items that are easy for potty training!!!

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  17. Id love to see some Cardigans for boys

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  18. I've got a lovely colourful boys zip through hoodie from somewhere. I'd love more like it. They're either nothing colours or covered in blooming dinosaurs (there is such a thing as dino overload!)

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  19. I've got a lovely colourful boys zip through hoodie from somewhere. I'd love more like it. They're either nothing colours or covered in blooming dinosaurs (there is such a thing as dino overload!)

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  20. I think a dress but with the fastening kept under the skirt so you cnt see it but its still secure :)

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  21. YOU CAN'T BEAT DUNGAREES X - Leanne W

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  22. Bright coats. Theyre all black or blue normally

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  23. Anything easy to get on and off, onesies are great but a pain when messy to extract a child from!

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  24. Omg love the idea of dungarees! they are such pain when they have buttons and poppers

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  25. A lovely little girls summer romper

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  26. More boys clothes - too many girls!

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  27. a summer dress would be lovely

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  28. I love little pinafores and adore smocking (Kim Styles)

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  29. Beautrix potter Peter Rabbit Dress

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  30. Dungarees sound like a great addition

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  31. What a great idea! I'd love to see some dungarees and sleepsuits x

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  32. I would love to see some cute dresses but with a vest built it to make it simply and quick to get a wriggly baby dressed! x

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  33. Some brightly coloured and beautifully designed boy clothes

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  34. Summer Dresses

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  35. cute dresses with built-in frilly knickers

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  36. Romper suits or dungarees - too cute!!

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  37. Cardigans in light colours for summer

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  38. I would like to see bright funky clothes, and practical items like leggings

    anna

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  39. I would love to see some cute pjs

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  40. I would love to see some soft but brightly coloured trousers for toddlers would be fantastic!

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  41. I would like to see Leggings - I love how comfy they are for babies!

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  42. Some nice bright colours

    Kay Panayi

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  43. More for boys, with something in Camo so he fits in when we take him fishing!!

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  44. NICE COLOURFUL SHORTS FOR TODDLER BOYS

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  45. Some lovely shorts for toddler boys

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  46. She's such a cutie! I'd love to see some boys cardigans, something I struggle to find for my little boy x

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  47. Dungarees would be lovely and they would be perfect for my friend who has just had a little girl :)

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  48. 12-18 month sizes - would suit "bigger" young ones and older "smallies"

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  49. A summer body suit with a skirt that turns it into a dress would be fab

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  50. I still prefer my little babies to look like babies so some cute little sleep suits

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  51. Dungarees and baby jeans look so cute x

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  52. dungarees with matching tops

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  53. pretty shorts for the summer,really girly ones

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  54. Summer is coming so some beautiful colourful summer dresses will be nice x

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  55. Very practical clothing for little ones

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  56. I love collared bodysuits. So plenty of those in pretty colours.

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  57. pretty summer dresses in soft fabrics

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  58. dungarees long and short ones

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  59. Colourful dungarees and playsuits

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  60. Bigger age range. We have a disabled little girl these would make life so much easier x

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  61. Bigger age range. We have a disabled little girl these would make life so much easier x

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  62. Think these must be really comfy

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  63. This is a good idea, I'm always struggling with the snaps.

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  64. wow this review caught my eye. I think it is an amazing idea and so much easier than poppers!

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