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Layering for AW18 with The Essential One knitted hooded cardigan // review

*Post in association with The Essential One 

Keeping babies warm with the changing seasons can be a mission. Too few clothes and they’ll end up cold and grizzly, whilst wearing too many clothes it’s likely they’ll overheat and be unable to move. That’s why I love layering my little boy up at this time of year and this beautiful hooded cardigan from The Essential One has become a staple in his AW wardrobe. 

The Essential One Navy Knitted Hooded Cardigan

With the weather being so changeable, I find the only way I can keep Freddie at the right temperature is by dressing him in layers. It’s a practical way to keep him warm during our days out, in the car, on the school run and afternoons playing in the garden in the October sunshine.

Supersoft Hooded Cardigan

The knitted hooded cardigan which is made from 100% cotton is beautifully soft, ideal for little ones as it won’t irritate their delicate skin and is a timeless piece every little one should have in their wardrobes. The hood is designed to keep little heads and ears warm whilst the button openings are large enough for closure when dressing (or wrestling) the wriggly babies.

The Essential One Navy Knitted Hooded Cardigan

The Essential One Navy Knitted Hooded Cardigan

Freddie is wearing his hooded cardigan in size 9-12m which is a brilliant fit for him. The arms are slightly too long at the moment but I’m sure his arms will catch up in the next few months but it fits really well over his clothing without looking too big or bulky.

The Essential One Navy Knitted Hooded Cardigan

Now Freddie is on the move (I need eyes in the back of my head) he needs to be able to wear clothing that doesn’t restrict his movement. The hooded cardigan is brilliant for this, it adds a layer of warmth but isn’t uncomfortable for him to wear.

Perfect for on the move

When we’re out and about in the car, I don’t dress Freddie in a big coat as I’m afraid he could overheat and the harness doesn’t fit him properly. This is where a hooded cardigan is ideal as it keeps him cosy and snug and is thin enough to enable the harness to fit correctly in the car seat.

The Essential One Navy Knitted Hooded Cardigan

The Essential One Navy Knitted Hooded Cardigan

Both hooded cardigan and stripe blanket are from The Essential One

Another reason why I love this hooded cardigan is that it goes with everything. It is a timeless piece of clothing that can be worn with the dressiest of outfits and similarly looks brilliant over a baby grow or a pair of dungarees.

The Essential One has recently launched a beautiful range of knitted cardigans which are perfect for little ones this Autumn Winter. The only problem is I want to buy them all in every size so Freddie has something to keep him warm in the next year or so.

The Essential One Navy Knitted Hooded Cardigan

The hooded cardigan is priced at £22.99 which is a brilliant price for an item of clothing that is so well made and goes with everything. I’m pretty sure Freddie will be wearing it a lot this season. You can snap yours up here.

Disclosure: We are The Essential One Ambassadors and are working with them this year to showcase their beautiful range of clothing, blankets and nursery interiors. 

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4 Comments

  • Reply Kim Carberry

    Oh my goodness. Your little one has grown so much. The cardigan is gorgeous. Perfect for this time of year x

    16/10/2018 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply Louise Fairweather

    This is a beautiful cardigan! #triedtested

    16/10/2018 at 10:17 pm
  • Reply Kate Eccles

    This looks so beautiful and soft, love the hood too #triedtested

    17/10/2018 at 10:54 pm
  • Reply We're going on an adventure

    I always loved a good hooded cardie when my three were babies – so practical.

    28/10/2018 at 8:21 pm
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