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Spring kids clothes, you've outdone yourselves this year.

“I hate shopping,” I used to loudly attest to any and all that would listen.

For the longest time I was certain that I was very unusual, a lone wanderer amongst my feminine cohort.

Shopping seems specifically designed to kill my self-esteem. Garishly lit fitting rooms, sizing that puts me either half an inch away from squeezing into the largest size designer jeans or swimming in elastic waisted pants that would be at home in my own mother’s wardrobe. (Sorry, mum).

Homewares leave me lost. I have two small people. A throw will be walked on and a scatter cushion drooled over. Grocery shopping is living hell. People should not be allowed near trolleys without prior training in aisle navigation and proof of 180 degree peripheral vision.

As for wine, that’s just a sea of confusion. Was 2014 a good year for chardonnay in the Margaret River? Who knows? Not me, that’s for sure.

I was all ready to hand in my woman-licence.

Until, I had babies.

Now that I have two human dollies children to dress, I finally understand the joy of handing over a credit card with gay abandon.

I can’t wait until it warms up and I can get my smalls out of their winter layers. Here are the spring time children’s wear I’m loving right now.

1. Flo Dancewear tutus.

Is there anything sweeter than a little girl in a tutu? I think not. This gorgeous dancewear line from former Australian Ballet dancer Felicia Palanca hits the style and comfort mark, bang on. The tutus should not be confined to dance class, either. Get them out for everyday wear and have fun.

"Get them out for everyday wear and have fun." Image: Supplied.
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2. Fred Bare dress.

Playful and with a pop of colour, this beautiful chevron dress from Fred Bare make my heart sing. Chevrons are crazy on trend right now and this dress, with those sweet frills, is perfect for everything from ice cream at the beach to a party on a warm summer’s evening.

"Perfect for everything from ice cream at the beach to a party on a warm summer’s evening." Image: Supplied.

3. Converse high tops.

Ubiquitous, yes. Iconic, you betcha. Functional, for sure. A good pair of connies goes a long way.

"A good pair of connies goes a long way." Image: Supplied.
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4. Aden and Anais muslin swaddles.

My daughter was a summer baby, but even so she needed to be wrapped up tight in a swaddle to get her zzzz’s. She practically lived in Aden and Anais swaddles for her first four months.

I love the prints, but more than that I love their washability. Normal wash cycle, straight into the dryer (or the washing line if you’re more environmentally virtuous than I) and straight back onto baby. These are also the perfect baby shower gift. I know. I got two four-packs at mine.

"I love the prints, but more than that I love their washability. " Image: Supplied.

5. Peter Rabbit dress.

When I was a child, we had the Beatrix Potter box set. I read every one. My mother also had a book of Beatrix Potter knitting patterns that I pored over while I was pregnant. I didn’t knit a thing, but Peter Rabbit has a special place in my heart. This simple party dress is as sweet as can be, guaranteed to have even the hardest of childphobes swooning over your adorable baby.

"When I was a child, we had the Beatrix Potter box set. I read every one." Image: Supplied.
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6. Clarks Tiny jet velcro leather shoe.

Once I sorted out how to stop nappies from leaking and how to get my child to eat solid food without choking, I was pretty sure that there was nothing a baby could need that would confuse me again. Until I had to buy my son a pair of shoes. These leather soled pre-walkers are perfect to support your baby’s feet as she takes those first few steps. Myer has an online booking tool to book in for a professional fitting, so you don’t have to second guess yourself and your child’s podiatric future.

Bonus, these shoes are super, super cute.

"Bonus, these shoes are super, super cute." Image: Supplied.

7. M-ONE-11 Tee.

This Australian brand specialises in on-trend boywear, and this t-shirt is perfect for your little surfer dude. Team it with shorts, Havaianas and a pair of aviators.

"Team it with shorts, Havaianas and a pair of aviators." Image: Supplied.
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8. Bonds tee and cargo pant.

Oh Bonds. Is there anything you can’t do? No? I didn’t think so. My babies have had Bonds in their wardrobes since the day they arrived. Zippy’s, singlets, undies, socks, tees, pants, trackies, you name it. I love these cargos. They are as practical as they are on-trend.

They’re perfect for childcare; they’re under $35 a pair and have the quality and durability you would expect from everything Bonds.

"They’re perfect for childcare; they’re under $35 a pair and have the quality and durability you would expect from everything Bonds." Image: Supplied.

What spring kids look will you be dressing your tots in?

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