Having a baby means there is one thing you get to do a lot of; shop. When you’re pregnant you spend hours looking at adorable baby clothes, choosing a pram, finding the perfect crib bedding and searching for clothes that will fit over your ever expanding belly.

And then the little one is here and you realise you didn’t get the things you really needed; saline drops for a blocked nose; a parasol for on the pram when the British summer turns out to be unusually sunny and a dozen extra muslins because your little one ends up with reflux.

Just when you think you have everything your little bundle of joy could possibly need your tiny baby has a growth spurt and suddenly none of their clothes fit. Now for us this didn’t happen so quickly. Everyone told me not to bother buying newborn sized clothes as they would only fit for a week maximum. Well as it turned out Amelia was so small that for the first three weeks she needed premature nappies and tiny baby clothes. We literally had nothing that fitted her.

Fast forward three months and my titchy princess is now fifteen weeks old and wearing size three to six months. I dragged my boyfriend shopping, settled Amelia in her pram and proceeded to buy half of Primark.

Reflux babies sick A LOT. A bib and muslin aren’t enough. We go through at least 4 muslins a day. So we have to buy a lot of clothes. Because each muslin means a new outfit as she’s managed to sick through the muslin onto her clothes.

The outfit in the photo was one my favourites. A chequered shirt, baby jeggings and a little sweatshirt.

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