Standing in Topshop with my mum and my baby in his buggy a few months ago, I turned to my mum, picked up a pair of ripped blue dungaree-shorts and asked if, now I was a mother and supposed grown-up, I was too old to wear them.
We decided not, and I happily pulled on those dungarees all summer long. And when I'm picking an outfit for my baby boy, I go for dungarees alllll the time. Fun stripy shorts ones for summer, cosy corduroy ones now we're heading into Autumn. They're robust, comfy and hard-wearing. And OH SO CUTE!
So when Dotty Dungarees, an online store exclusively selling dungas for kids ("in the softest fabrics in a range of bright colours"), came onto our horizon, we had to test them out on Run out of Womb.
To really check out their hardiness, a friend's crawling and walking one-year-old tried out the Otto dungarees: soft blue stripy fabric and dotted insides, with a cotton jersey lining.
This was his mum's verdict: "I love these - you can turn up the bottoms and adjust the straps, so although they're pricier than, say, Baby Gap's, they'll last for ages and are really great quality. Baby H happily scampers about in them all day, looking smart, and I've put them through the machine and dryer four times without any bobbling. Changing is easy with easy nappy-access between the legs. With a polo T underneath, they're my new favourite outfit for snazzy occasions when you still want your baba to be happy and comfy."