The Great Bodysuit Review - Part Deux

Devil's in the Details
So as a follow-up to yesterday's post, here's the special little details that make the brands stand out. I know today's not Wednesday but please bear with me :)  When possible, I tried to buy 2 of each bodysuit, one white and one colored and here's how it worked out

BabyGap
Weight range: 17-22lbs
Age rangeL: 6-12 months
Height range: 27-29 inches
Price range: $6-8 on the clearance aisle
Availability: There's plenty of Gap stores to go around
First impressions: Soft to touch. 
After first wash: The white looked a little shabby but it kept it's shape

Old Navy
Weight range: Not marked
Age rangeL: 6-12 months
Height range: Not marked
Price range: $4-8 on the clearance aisle(I don't see how Old Navy is the cheaper brother to Gap but almost as expensive at a lower quality)
Availability: Old Navy outlets are easier to locate in strip malls.
First impressions: Material felt thin on the packaged bodysuits.
After first wash: Good 

The Children's Place
Weight range: 18-22lbs
Age rangeL: 9-12 months
Height range: Not marked
Price range: Less than $4 on the clearance aisle
Availability: Found in every mall I've been to in Houston 
First impressions: Felt thin and cheap
After first wash: On the fence

Garanimals by Walmart
Weight range: Not marked
Age rangeL: 9-12 months
Height range: Not marked
Price range: Less than $4-6 always
Availability: Like air.
First impressions: Cute details and nice sparky colors. Not the heaviest cotton but not the thinnest either.
After first wash: Good. Kept shape

Circo by Target
Availability: I could not for the life of me find Circo bodysuits in 12M size and after visiting 9 Targets in 4 different cities and 2 states, I concluded that perhaps they do not exist

Carters
Weight range: 20.5-24.5 lbs
Age rangeL: 9-12 months
Height range: 28.5 - 30.5 inches
Price range: Less than $4 but price is very location specific
Availability: Department stores, discount stores like TJ Maxx and their own outlet. Lowest prices for me have always been from their outlets.
First impressions: Great colors, good material.
After first wash: The colored bodysuits get that faint white fading thing 

Osh Kosh BGosh
Weight range: 20.5 - 24.5 lbs
Age rangeL: 9-12 months
Height range: 28.5-30.5 inches
Price range: $4-6 on the clearance aisle(Supposed to be the more expensive and higher quality sister to Carter's but can be got for almost the same price)
Availability: Outlets are few and far between, but also sold in JC Penney.
First impressions: Nice heavy cotton.
After first wash: Good. Kept color and shape

Gymboree
Weight range: 17-22 lbs
Age rangeL: 6-12 months
Height range: 25-29 inches
Price range: $4-6 on the clearance aisle
Availability: Fairly easy to find in most of the big shopping malls.
First impressions: Lovely colors and designs. Very stylish.
After first wash: Good. Kept color and shape

Crazy 8
Weight range: Not marked
Age rangeL: 6-12 months
Height range: Not marked
Price range: $4-6 on the clearance aisle (supposed to be the cheaper sister to Gymboree) 
Availability: Hard to find in shopping malls.
First impressions: Okay.
After first wash: Good. 

Janie and Jack
Weight range: 17-22 lbs
Age rangeL: 6-12 months
Height range: 25-29 inches
Price range: 1c less than $10 on sale (Can we say expensive???)
Availability: Only where the rich and not-so-famous shop.
First impressions: I must say this felt incredibly soft and yummy to touch. Quite stylish too.
After first wash: Good. Kept color and shape


And there you have it. I'll come back to this in a month or two when the bodysuits have had their fair share of food and poop and report on who's left standing.

2 comments :

  1. You are such a thorough reviewer (and quite the deal finder, too)!

    I have a $10 coupon for Crazy 8...let's see what I find!

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  2. What a great review...so helpful for others!!

    I love OshKosh and Carters!

    Happy Monday!

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