It’s always easy when someone contacts you to review a product that you have previously bought and loved, and that’s exactly what it was like when Hairy Baby asked if we’d like to try out their Christmas range.
We’ve been fans of the Cork based company for years now, pre-kids I already had my own “Fancy Paper Collector” t-shirt and the kids are the proud owners of “Local Legend”, “Any Craic?”, “Future GAA All-star”. The quality is excellent, the colours are vibrant and they wash great, but the hook that keeps bringing us back is the classic Irish phrases that appear. Like “Mine’s a ’99” and “”Who said Mass?”, and some classic GAA and Father Ted themed shirts too. Check out their t-shirts and other bits and pieces for sale on Hairybaby.com.
We had lots fun choosing which t-shirts the kids wanted, I let the boys pick their own. Ciarán, reading over my shoulder immediately plumped for “Approved by Santa”. He knew what was important and was getting right in there.
Cathal was conflicted between what he wanted and what he thought the effect might be. The issue: He liked the sentiment of “Fill ‘er up Santa” but feared that Santy might think it was rude. No four-year-old wants to be seen as rude. In the end, following my reassurance, “Fill ‘er up” was ordered.
I got to choose Laoise’s. To my surprise there was no 18-24 months size which would be the ones I’d have chosen for Laoise so I went with “Dear Santa, define good” in age 2-3. I decided to choose the “girls’ fit” for her to see what the difference was, and it’s a lot more fitted that the boys’ version. You can see from the photos that it’s snug enough, although she has it on over a pinafore in that photo, and it’s a good long length.
I got Cathal who’s a small to average sized 4 year old age 4 and it’s perfect on him. Ciarán who’s a very tall six-year-old is wearing the age 8 size, if your child is on the tall side of average I’d definitely go up a size
The quality of Hairy Baby products has always meant that the €14 price tag for a single t-shirt for a child is justified, and they wash really well so ours are happily handed down from one child to the next.
One thing that I just loved was the packaging. I’m a sucker for packaging and personality and Hairy Baby has it just right, with its own very distinctive, very Irish tone in its communications. For example, check out the best compliments slip I have ever seen.
The parcels themselves come wrapped in a lovely fold out cardboard package which has a colouring competition on it, a big hit here, although the fact that the three tshirts came in one box caused a little issue initially.
Hairy Baby They often run flash sales and discounts so if you’re a fan it’s worth following them on Facebook to keep up to date.
Hairy Baby have given me one kids’ Christmas t-shirt (of your choice) as a competition prize. To enter click on the rafflecopter link below, and good luck! Check out the choice of kids’ Christmas t-shirts here and for babies up to 18 months here.
Disclosure: I was given three children’s sized t-shirts by Hairy Baby for the purpose of this review, and one additional kids’ t-shirt as a competition prize will be sent directly to the winner by Hairy Baby. I was not paid for this post and all opinions are my own.
**Competition now over**
Rafflecopter chose Sadhbh D. as the winner, congratulations Sadhbh!