Teds Threads : Issue #1

I know nothing about adult fashion. I hold my hands up. Both of them! I am happy to admit that every item of clothing I wear is chosen and bought by my wife! She buys it in such a way that I can pull anything out the wardrobe on a dark morning and it will ‘match.’ Whatever that means!

Having said that, I like Ted to look good.

I didn’t think I would have the slightest care in the world about Ted’s clothing, but I do.

I am strangely fussy about the materials used; His soft skin is so scrumptious that I wouldn’t want to put anything ‘rough’ on it! I want him to be comfortable and I want him to be able to move freely. And above all… I want to be able to put the clothes on him without a struggle. The less tiny buttons and fiddly bits the better! If he can look cool on top of all this, fantastic!

Ted has a lot of clothes courtesy of our resident baby clothes bargain shopper, his mum. He had a lot before he was born and he has even more now. His wardrobe is a dad’s minefield!

But recently, I have noticed that other people are also interested in the clothes Ted is wearing. His photos feature daily on our Instagram account and the 2200+ followers on there often ask where the clothes are from. This got me thinking about the world of children’s fashion. It seems that there are many parents looking for clothes that don’t just look good but that also tick the boxes for comfort, durability and that are ethically produced.

With this in mind Ted’s Threads was born.

Each week we will show you what Ted has been wearing and where you can buy it. There is even a shop section on the blog that has links to some of the companies from where his clothes were sourced. No more trawling through the Internet searching for clothes for your little one. We’ve done all the hard work for you.

Shmunki FINAL

This gorgeous baby romper is from Shmuncki from their new ‘Harbour’ collection. It’s made from Jersey cotton and has nickel free poppers. They also shy away from zippers and buttons – always a bonus that it’s easy to put on!

Rock It Tots FINAL

This quirky baby grow reminds me of me… if you throw in a ‘work’ line, that’s pretty much my life! It’s from Rock It Tots and you can choose between a bottle fed baby or breast fed baby for the little icons!


You can always rely on GAP for some good baby clothes.

Flossy & Jim FINAL


Think this one sums Ted up perfectly! Thanks to Flossy & Jim’s cool cartoon graphics!

Benedita FINAL

This handsome chap is holding a gorgeous baby with a gorgeous beanie! It’s from Benedita and is so soft you could nuzzle down and not come up for winter! #hibernationbeanie

Flossy & Jim FINAL 2


Ted wore this one as message to all our readers… thanks Flossy & Jim again!




Some of our favourite clothes are from Panda & The Sparrow! A company producing organic bamboo cotton baby grows. There are so many benefits of Bamboo cotton. We love this one because of the fold over hands & feet. That means I don’t lose socks!

That’s our round up of Ted’s Threads Issue #1. I’m gonna be a pro in the world of children’s fashion by the time he’s 10!  Which is your favourite? Do you have any favourite outfits for your little one?

*Some of these clothes are sent to us free of charge to review, others were gifts from our generous friends and family and others are just clothes bought by mummy & daddy. (Normally mummy ;))



  1. Jim (OneDadOneBlog) 9 March, 2015 / 9:51 am

    I love this series!

    Like yourself, I openly admit to slinging on some jeans and a jumper or tshirt and “that’ll do”. H or D on the other hand…. they have to look good and I don’t mind them having better clothes than daddy.

    Ted always looks cool so I’m sure this will be a “cutefest” in the coming weeks. :-)

    My Favs this week are the Shmuncki romper or the beanie by Benedita


    • Al Ferguson 9 March, 2015 / 7:50 pm

      Totally! I’d far rather Teddy had the good stuff!
      Thanks buddy. That’s kind of you to say. :)

  2. Sian 9 March, 2015 / 11:42 am

    He looks adorable in all of them! I particularly like the ‘Rock it Tots’ line.

    • Al Ferguson 9 March, 2015 / 1:11 pm

      Thanks Sian, I’d like an adult version :)

  3. El and Baby A 9 March, 2015 / 7:41 pm

    Oh I do love Ted’s clothes on Instagram so I will definitely be keeping an eye on Ted’s Threads :)

    • Al Ferguson 9 March, 2015 / 7:50 pm

      Thank you, that’s great to hear :)

  4. Doctomum 13 March, 2015 / 9:20 pm

    I’m going to have to go all Essex on you but…OMG, he is adorable! Argh, now I’ll have to go shopping…

    • Al Ferguson 14 March, 2015 / 2:29 pm

      Ah thank you :)

  5. Dawn of the Dad 14 March, 2015 / 12:32 am

    Forget the clothing, just looking at bambino is getting me broody!?! I know…WTF!?!

    I always want to see my little un in cool clothes, yet like you, I’ll just chuck on the nearest T and hoodie. Comfort first, and screw what the world thinks.

    I’m lucky I have a mother-in-law that loves to knit, and JB looks awsome in his jumpers. She is currently knitting a Benjamin Rabbit hat and I can’t wait to show it off!

    • Al Ferguson 14 March, 2015 / 2:32 pm

      HA! Me too buddy! I’ve been asking Jen for another since the day he was born!
      Def comfort first. Lucky JB- nothing like a good home-knit. Look forward to seeing the hat :)

  6. Sarah Howe 14 March, 2015 / 7:18 am

    Aww ted is better dressed than ME! What a great idea for a feature. Think a shopping trip for me and my girl in order now! ️Xx #bigfatlinky

    • Al Ferguson 14 March, 2015 / 2:33 pm

      He’s better dressed than me too! Thank you, thought I might lead the way for the Dad;s out there as all the fashion stuff seems to be by the mums :)

  7. Something Crunchy Mummy 14 March, 2015 / 8:17 am

    Gorgeous gorgeous clothes and what a cutie wearing them! I love the cutie pie vest – and the beanie! So cute! I too am very fussy with my boys clothes and their wardrobes are full to the brim with clothes I’m sure they will only wear once but I’m obsessed with buying cute clothes :-) I love this linky because of my love of children’s clothes x

    • Al Ferguson 14 March, 2015 / 2:34 pm

      Thank you. The cutie pie vest is a goo dun and I’d love that hat myself! Thankyou, I thought I’d see how a Dad coped in the world of children’s fashion blogs! Wish me luck! :)

  8. Ali @ Mum in a nutshell 14 March, 2015 / 8:37 am

    I’m the same, I prefer my boy in comfy easy to crawl clothes, his dad however, always opts for anything super hero! My fave was the eat, sleep… romper #bigfatlinky

    • Al Ferguson 14 March, 2015 / 2:34 pm

      Nothing wrong with a bit of super hero! :)

  9. Kaye 14 March, 2015 / 9:41 am

    He is scrumptious! I love everything he wears and I’m the same with Archie, spend more time on what he wears than what I wear.

    • Al Ferguson 14 March, 2015 / 2:35 pm

      Thank you Kaye :)

  10. Ashley Beolens 14 March, 2015 / 9:54 am

    I liked my boys to look good, as you do, but I would only buy a few things to make them look cool.

    My life changed when I had my daughter, I now constantly buy pretty dresses when I see them! I think I need some help!

    • Al Ferguson 14 March, 2015 / 2:35 pm

      Ha! Maybe i should set up a support group ;)

  11. Sarah 14 March, 2015 / 10:08 am

    Oohhh that little boy would look cute in a potato sack!!

    • Al Ferguson 14 March, 2015 / 8:30 pm

      Ah thank you :) (ps i did actually put him in a sack over xmas!!)

  12. Rachel 14 March, 2015 / 1:58 pm

    So adorable! I love the Gap pjs!

  13. Jenny 14 March, 2015 / 2:55 pm

    Aww, so cute, love the ‘you rock’ vest and cutie pie t-shirt! :)

  14. Catriona Stephen 14 March, 2015 / 3:23 pm

    I’m the same! I know nothing about the clothes I’m wearing but like my son to look good :) Ted has such an adorable smile! I love the way he’s dressed :)

  15. Single Mother Ahoy 14 March, 2015 / 4:30 pm

    What gorgeous clothes! I love that you can get such a wide range of baby clothes these days so kids can have their own individual style. Great choices!

  16. J. Cohen 14 March, 2015 / 5:17 pm

    I love the shot of you and Ted. Both very handsome.

    I have a hat that looks just like that minus the fuzzy on top.

    I really enjoy dressing our son (now 2) in sweaters and trousers. I guess after having three kids I’m happily accepting our transition from onesies to people clothes. : )

  17. The Knott Bump & Us 14 March, 2015 / 6:04 pm

    I absolutely love the fact that you openly admit that your wife buys all your clothes. It’s pretty much the same in our house. I try to let my husband go buy himself things but he panics and can’t!! It’s like somehow, unintentionally, we have taken away your ability to choose for yourself haha. I am in love with Ted’s 1st baby grow with the sailing bits on it and the beanie hat – IT’S GORGEOUS! Ted is racking up a pretty impressive wardrobe and we’d love to see more! Thanks so much fro linking up with us :) Hope you have a fab weekend xx #weekendbabystyle

  18. Christy 14 March, 2015 / 6:39 pm

    Love this!

    Mac grows out of his babygrows so fast so may have to check out ones with fold over feet, I didn’t know they existed.

  19. Lisa (mummascribbles) 14 March, 2015 / 8:54 pm

    He is just so cute! I love making Zach look super cool! One of my favourites at the moment is a red chequered flannel shirt jacket type thing! Like the superdry ones! His daddy has one too and they look fab when they’re together :) #bigfatlinky

  20. Jeff Page (from Hectic-Dad) 14 March, 2015 / 9:18 pm

    You are so right about (1) ease of installation of clothing on the squirming kiddo, (2) comfort, and (3) durability. Love the photos. I’m laughing at the silly faces Ted makes! This is a great idea to help parents (and grandparents) find clothing that “works”. Well done!

  21. Jenni - Odd Socks and Lollipops 14 March, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    Too cute!!
    I love the You Rock! Vest, it’s so cute and the orange is a really fantastic colour, don’t see much orange, I do love bright colours.
    I love the idea of this, I spend so much more time and effort (and money) on Boo’s clothes than I do my own.. hehe

  22. Joanna @mumbalance 14 March, 2015 / 9:33 pm

    It’s a great idea for a series! I’m not sure this will be one for me though. Thanks to generous friends with kids 90% of my son’s clothes are hand-me-downs or gifts, which means I’m not in the market of buying clothes. Thank god! There’s too many cute things out there that would hurt my bank balance…

  23. Sunshine Dad | Mike Smith 15 March, 2015 / 4:17 am

    You and Ted make quite the duo! The picture of the two of you together is a great one! Ted’s Threads has a really nice ring to it. Great name, keep up the good work. #BigFatLinky

  24. John Adams 15 March, 2015 / 6:25 am

    Ted does indeed lok very cool. We, Al, will have to have words. I am going to have to take you shopping because no man should rely on his wife to dress him.

  25. Caroline 15 March, 2015 / 9:17 pm

    He is so cute, and I love his style :)

  26. International Elf Service 16 March, 2015 / 1:32 pm

    Ha ha – LOVE the title ‘Ted’s Threads’. Very cool and a very cool dude he is too. Gorgeous eyes! How fab that he has his own fashion shoots to save us all from trawling through endless shops. Great idea!

  27. christina 16 March, 2015 / 1:42 pm

    Seriously adorable baby. What a great idea, and think of all the photographs you will have of him! Very often as we grow, the pictures become fewer, this is a win-win! My favorite is the one with you, I love how happy you both look :)

  28. Adrian 16 March, 2015 / 8:08 pm

    Idea for a regular feature – expect it to be emulated! I like the robot one from Gap. Ted seems to taken to modelling like a natural. Looking forward to the next installment.

    • Al Ferguson 16 March, 2015 / 10:00 pm

      Thanks Adrian. He loves to be in front of the camera. A bloggers baby eh! Thanks for reading :)

  29. Suburban Mum 18 March, 2015 / 12:01 pm

    What a great idea! And Ted is sooo scrummy! #bigfatlinky

    • Al Ferguson 18 March, 2015 / 12:16 pm

      Thank you and thank you :)

  30. Mummyandmonkeys 20 March, 2015 / 6:34 pm

    Aww he is too cute. Loving his clothes and great idea x

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