Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Mummy Must Have | Petite Bebe Couture

They say its an evolutionary trait for babies to look like their father when they are born so that the father doesn't reject them. Well that definitely happened with our daughter. I was expecting a brown eyed, brown haired little baby (like I was) because back in school they told us brown genes are more dominent. Well either they lied or the evolutionary theory is right (or I have a couple of recessive genes I didnt know about). Bubba is the spitting image of daddy. Blonde hair, blue eyes and a whoppa of a baby. Unfortunately she is a little too like daddy though because people constantly mistake her for a boy.

In order to overcome this I am going against my original anti-pink stance and dressing her as in your face girly as I can. And yet people still sometimes think shes a boy. One day she was in a pink floral onesie and a lady said "oh its a boy". Um what the.... So now I'm taking it to a new level, adding headbands! If you think shes a boy when shes dressed girly and wearing a big ass bow on her head you have issues, just saying. Problem I had with this is that she grew out of the cute newborn headbands I bought her really quickly because apart from being a whoppa baby (8lb 9oz) she also had a huge head (37cm) so for a while there I couldn't find any that would fit her head.

I couldn't find any the right size in the big department stores, they all seemed to have newborn size and then 3yr old sized ones with nothing in between. I swear I looked through every shop that even remotely stocked baby items each time we were out with no luck. Finally I found some that were big enough that they didn't cut off the circulation to her head. You guessed it, once again it required searching online. I've found Facebook is so great for finding businesses that stock awesome products that I can't find in 'bricks and mortar' shops.

The headbands I found are from Petite Bebe Couture and they come in a range of different colours and styles. All very girly! And a good price (which is always an added bonus). Hopefully nobody thinks she looks like a boy in the photos below (I realise they are a bit out of focus, but it was extremely hard to get her to stay still).

Girly enough?
What about this one?


Yea I realise the black one is super out of focus, but she literally would not stop moving her head. So I thought I better add some of the actual product images as well so you can see what they really look like when they're not zooming around on a babies head. I think the floral ones are great for special occasions and for adding a bit of umph to your subliminal I'm definitely a girl statement.


These ones are $8


These ones are $5

We also have one of the bow headbands shown above, but it was impossible to get her to stay still long enough for my phone camera to capture a non smudgy photo. I love these ones because they add that little bit of wow factor to an outfit, yet they are simple enough to be used everyday. If it was up to me I would just buy every colour so I would always have one to go with every outfit (to keep those pesky gender blind people at bay). Apparently that may be a bit excessive though - according to T. 

I'm sure he'll come around eventually.

Petite Bebe Couture stock chidrenswear from newborn right up to tweens, including accessories and shoes. They stock a range of Australian and international brands providing a selection of trend setting pieces while also supporting home grown talent. They offer great customer service and their aim is to form long lasting relationships with customers, not treat you as a one off transaction or another number as some of the big businesses do [ahem, I'm talking to you department stores]. I love supporting local small businesses where possible.


If you are in need of some more cute baby headbands then Petite Bebe Couture have you covered. They're something you really can never have enough of if you've got a daughter (or maybe I just have a shopping addiction). As you can see above, there are ample colours to choose from so you are sure to be able to match a headband to an outfit when needed. Great for christenings, photo sessions, parties etc.

Their outfits are also super cute! They also run giveaways and sales throughout the year so be sure to like their Facebook page so you don't miss out on a bargain.


Toni xx


* I was gifted 3 headbands for the purpose of a review
* All opinions are my own


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14 comments:

  1. Wow she is absolutely gorgeous! And those headbands are divine! xx Lucy from Bake Play Smile #TeamIBOT

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    1. Thankyou. Yea they are super cute.

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  2. I had the same problem with my first daughter. People would sometimes presume she was a boy despite the pink dresses. I decided they were a bit below-par! Maybe it was because she was a 8lb 12oz baby? Then the boys were mistaken for girls despite blue car outfits? It's a strange world!
    Your bubba is growing well!

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    1. I think lots of people assume big babies are boys for some reason. Shes getting huge now, shes almost 8kgs at 5.5 months! I hope it evens out a bit once shes mobile.

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  3. SHe is cute. My daughter was always called a boy too when she was a bubba. In the end I gave up correcting people.

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    1. I am thinking of doing the same, it avoids the awkwardness.

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  4. People are so weird hey - pink? must be a boy?? Im pretty sure many people the world over don't think before they speak :) My son was pretty bald for ages, so I imagine if we ever had a daughter, she would have the same problem and be mistaken for a boy until she got some hair in - about the age of two for my son! Love the bows, so cute :)

    Hello from #teamIBOT

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    1. She was born with masses of hair and they still think shes a boy :(
      I can only imagine how much worse it would be if she was bald.

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  5. Lovely headbands and what a cute little model ;) I had the same problem with both of my girls. It's weird how people don't notice they're in pink and almost always assume they are a he.

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    1. It's funny because I don't like wearing headbands myself, but I love them on her and put her in them all the time lol. I hope she likes them (guess she doesn't have a choice at this age). Maybe people are just colourblind??

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  6. Aww she looks gorgeous! When Mr 4 was a couple of weeks old I was out shopping, he had a blue jumpsuit, blue beanie, blue blanket and another blue blanket hanging off the top of the pram...a lady still asked me what HER name was.

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    1. Maybe we are all doomed no matter what sex baby we have o.O

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  7. Everyone used to think that my girl was a boy, because she had no hair! I eventually got over it but was annoying! I have a friend who has a business like this - wish I had made my daughter more girly when she was young, especially now I have boys!! x

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    1. Yea its funny I'm not a girly girl myself, but I love dressing her up all girly. I'm so glad I got a girl!

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