RockaBye Originals Tuxedo Bling Sleepsuit Review

As there is only two months calendar wise between Monkey and Kipper we have been lucky enough to reuse most of Monkey’s clothes. However this has meant that when I have looked for new clothes for Kipper I want something completely different and unique. Fitting this remit entirely is RockaBye Originals and when Emma got in contact offering us the chance to review on of their Bling range I of course said yes!

Rockabye originals tuxedo sleepsuit bling review

I really like their ethos:

FOR KIDS ABOUT TO ROCK, WE SALUTE YOU.
EVERY GORGEOUS, MAD ONE OF YOU IS A TOTAL ORIGINAL.
YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO WEAR FUNKY FASHION AND GREAT STYLE.
DEMAND COOL. EMBRACE DIFFERENT. STAY ORIGINAL.

RockaBye Originals website.

Rockabye originals tuxedo sleepsuit bling review

Using only 100% cotton they are a perfect ‘unique’ solution for parents that want to dress their little ones in something different. Especially as each piece of their Bling Range is limited edition with only 1000 pieces made of each. With the festive season almost upon us and Kipper’s first every New Year I opted to try out the Tuxedo Sleepsuit Bling. Although it is perfect for a special occasion such as a Wedding or as an alternative outfit for a Christening. I would actually use this for everyday wear as well. Purely because they stay little for such a short period of time something this gorgeous should not just be saved for special occasions!

Rockabye originals tuxedo sleepsuit bling review

The suit and an equally stunning Gold Drip Bib came in a smart cardboard box with the company’s gold embossed logo. Not only does this make gift wrapping a breeze but it also makes it feel very decedent. The bibs are one size and on Kipper who has recently turned six months, is a little bit like a rugby ball. So it does reach all the way down his body. This does mean I can use it smarten up other outfits effortlessly. Its double thickness cotton and since Kipper in in the throws of full on teething it has been put to the test and I am happy to say it really copes well keeping the dampness of his clothes. Personally I think its far too nice to use at meal times and couldn’t bring myself to do it!

Rockabye originals tuxedo sleepsuit bling review

Rockabye originals tuxedo sleepsuit bling review

Now as mentioned Kipper is a little short and a little round (bless him) so I was a little apprehensive about how it would fit. When we have tried ‘designer’ baby grows inevitably they are far to skinny for him. But I am happy to say there is loads of room in this, sized 6-12 months I can see it fitting him all the way through. If anything its a little on the large side, plenty of room for growing legs and arms just the way I like it. The gold edging is not too tight round the shoulders or cuffs. Kipper is broad on the shoulder, both boys are, yet the slits go all the way to top of the arm meaning manoeuvring him into it is straightforward. Especially now he can roll…. I like the little touches such as the real bow and the signature red embroidered lighting flash.

Rockabye originals tuxedo sleepsuit bling review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The gold pattern is thick – if that makes sense? It doesn’t disappear or separate when you stretch it like cheaper clothes can do. The washing instructions do recommend turning inside out and not ironing on the pattern to keep it in tip top condition. You would be mistaken for thinking by looking at it that it would be hand wash only, yet its machine washable at thirty. Having a couple of Emma’s other designs I can vouch for the fact that they wash and last well.

Rockabye originals tuxedo sleepsuit bling review

May absolute favourite part are the little stars on the bottom of the feet!

Rockabye originals tuxedo sleepsuit bling review

Although on my higher end of the price range at £30 for the Tuxedo Sleepsuit and £14.50 for the Gold Drip Bib – you do get garments that designed in the UK and manufactured in the EU without a sweatshop in sight. Emma a mother of two runs the business from a green shed at the bottom of her garden, and I for one want to support home grown local businesses. Juggling the demands of parenthood with building something for the future is no easy task and I am prepared to pay more for quality. I have always felt that its really difficult when you have two of the same gender, as the second child always struggles to find their own identity as they live in hand me downs. Its great to have something for Kipper which is his. I am really impressed with the softness of both the suit and the bib. I love the uniqueness of them both and how smart and gorgeous he looks in them.

Rockabye originals tuxedo sleepsuit bling review

I would definitely but them as presents, and if the Tuxedo is not for you there are some other lovely designs including a Guitar Sleepsuit, Love Onesie and Lightening Sleepsuit. Available in white and back and go all the way up to 6 years. Emma has very kindly agreed to offer one of my readers a chance to win a bib and Sleepsuit/Onesie of their choice from the Gold Range perfect for the festive period. For your chance to win please enter via the Gleam application below and note the T&Cs.

Enter Competition

  • Competition is open to residents of UK aged 18 or over
  • There is no cash alternative offered
  • The winner will be drawn at random and receive a bib and sleepsuit or onesie of their choice from the RockaBye Original Gold Range
  • The competition will close on 15th December 2016 at 11.59pm, the winner will be notified through Twitter
  • The Winner will be asked to provide an email address and full postal address

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We were given the Tuxedo SleepSuit Bling and the Gold Drip Bib for the purpose of this review, all words and opinions are my own

59 Comments

  1. iain maciver
    November 25, 2016 / 12:36 pm

    not certain think my wife would choose

  2. Karen Hill
    November 25, 2016 / 4:38 pm

    Love the sleepsuit of guitar bling, gorgeous range x

  3. andrea tinkler
    November 25, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    love the one shown on the baby

  4. Becky Yeomans
    November 25, 2016 / 7:03 pm

    I would choose the Lightning Sleepsuit and the Lightning Bib!

  5. Tracy Nixon
    November 25, 2016 / 7:19 pm

    I’d choose the Guitar Sleepsuit

  6. Winifred Davidson
    November 25, 2016 / 9:09 pm

    lightning one in white would be awesome

  7. maria blythin
    November 25, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    i love the lightning set x

  8. pete c
    November 25, 2016 / 9:43 pm

    the Guitar sleepsuit would be my choice

  9. joanna butler-savage
    November 25, 2016 / 10:46 pm

    lightning sleepsuit and bib

  10. Katie
    November 25, 2016 / 11:09 pm

    I think the bow dress is really cute

  11. caroline walliss
    November 26, 2016 / 6:03 am

    Loveheart Sleepsuit Bling / Gold Drip Bib Bling

  12. Ruth Harwood
    November 26, 2016 / 8:57 am

    love the lightning bib and suit xx

  13. Pauline jaconelli
    November 26, 2016 / 1:33 pm

    I’d get the white loveheart sleepsuit bling or the white Elvis sleepsuit lol such funky little designs!

  14. Laura Pritchard
    November 26, 2016 / 3:53 pm

    I love the loveheart sleepsuit 🙂

  15. Graham Ross
    November 26, 2016 / 5:20 pm

    the lightning bib and suit

  16. Carrie-Anne Brown
    November 26, 2016 / 9:53 pm

    would love the Guitar Sleepsuit Bling in black for my little man!

  17. claire woods
    November 27, 2016 / 9:19 am

    I think the Tuxedo one is the best.

  18. sallie
    November 27, 2016 / 1:25 pm

    the white love heart sleep suit

  19. Charlotte
    November 27, 2016 / 3:15 pm

    I think the tuxedo one. The guitar is a VERY close second though. Love them both so much! And the anarchy bib is pure cute.

  20. Kerry Locke
    November 27, 2016 / 8:17 pm

    I love the Guitar Sleepsuit

  21. Corinne Peat
    November 28, 2016 / 1:30 pm

    I love the tuxedo one!

  22. Stacey Gahan
    November 28, 2016 / 10:58 pm

    I’d love the love onesie

  23. Jo Carroll
    November 29, 2016 / 11:58 am

    I love the Guitar Sleepsuit best. x

  24. Jo Hutchinson
    November 30, 2016 / 10:35 am

    The Lightning Sleepsuit and the Lightning Bib are great

  25. Kirsty Hosty
    November 30, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    I love the love heart sleep suit

  26. ADEINNE TONNER
    December 1, 2016 / 8:42 pm

    I personally would have to pick the love onsie it is so cute!!

  27. Cheryl Kemp
    December 2, 2016 / 7:53 pm

    The love heart sleepsuit.. Great prize! 🙂

  28. MANDY DOHERTY
    December 3, 2016 / 2:48 pm

    The Loveheart design

  29. Jodie A Harvey
    December 4, 2016 / 10:45 am

    Love the Tuxedo design

  30. Solange
    December 5, 2016 / 6:58 pm

    I love the loveheart sleepsuit and the lightening bib.

  31. Stevie
    December 5, 2016 / 11:38 pm

    I like the Guitar Sleepsuit Bling, it would really suit my nephew.

  32. maria dhillon
    December 10, 2016 / 1:38 am

    loveheart sleepsuit bling

  33. Sally Collingwood
    December 12, 2016 / 8:00 am

    The Loveheart design is fab!

  34. Cheryl Price
    December 13, 2016 / 11:00 am

    I would choose the white loveheart sleepsuit bling gorgouse!

  35. Charlie Brunton
    December 14, 2016 / 2:15 am

    I love the lightening sleepsuit!

  36. jen s morgan
    December 14, 2016 / 10:43 am

    I really love the love heart design so cute x

  37. Andrea Miles
    December 14, 2016 / 12:20 pm

    guitar sleepsuit and born to be wild bib

  38. Richard Tyler
    December 14, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    Loveheart Bib Design 🙂

  39. Denise C
    December 14, 2016 / 7:47 pm

    The Loveheart design for both

  40. Lisa Wilkinson
    December 14, 2016 / 9:24 pm

    Guitar Suit and Lightning Bib Bling

  41. Lisa c
    December 14, 2016 / 10:35 pm

    The guitar sleep suit

  42. katrina walsh
    December 14, 2016 / 10:37 pm

    The bow dress

  43. Danielle Graves
    December 15, 2016 / 1:12 am

    i love the loveheart sleepsuit

  44. Natalie Gillham
    December 15, 2016 / 2:44 am

    I’d choose the Tuxedo Sleepsuit, it looks adorable on your little man x

  45. paula cheadle
    December 15, 2016 / 6:59 am

    I love the love heart sleep suit it is so cute

  46. Kayleigh Robinson
    December 15, 2016 / 10:04 am

    The Elvis one is so cute!

  47. Olg carpenter
    December 15, 2016 / 12:41 pm

    Love the love heart sleep suit

  48. carol boffey
    December 15, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    love the loveheart design

  49. Terrie-Ann Wright
    December 15, 2016 / 4:53 pm

    I would love to win the elvis sleepsuit

  50. Caroline Signey
    December 15, 2016 / 8:54 pm

    The lightening one

  51. janine atkin
    December 15, 2016 / 10:21 pm

    the lightning bib and suit 🙂

  52. Natalie Crossan
    December 15, 2016 / 10:34 pm

    the Guitar Sleepsuit is so cute. x

  53. Jacqueline Chapman
    December 15, 2016 / 10:48 pm

    The Elvis sleepsuit is awesome. I don’t think it has a matching bib so I’d choose the tuxedo bib as it is super cute.

  54. Leanne Bell
    December 16, 2016 / 12:00 am

    I would love the tux please for my friend who is expecting a little boy in a few weeks x

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