Belts almost seem to be a thing of the past for young children. Unless your dressing up for a fancy event. It’s been difficult for me to find cute, trendy and causal belts. Maybe it’s just me!? For many years I have struggled with my kids and their pants. Owen was such a chubby and boxy little boy, he seemed to always be in between sizes. Either the waist fit to small or to big. Our girl Ella is a different story, she’s so tiny and barely fits into anything in the waist. Plus girls got a booty! Stretchy pants have been an almost everyday wear for her. Lately, I have been itching to get her into some of her cute jeans that have been sitting in her drawer. Ones that seem to fit funny. Babies come in all sorts of sizes and companies almost seem to make jeans to fit one size….It’s such a funny thing!
I was very excited when a few weeks ago Danielle Nott from Monkey & Peanut had asked me to try her newly launched stylish, trendy children’s belts. I of course said ‘YES’. I love cute accessories to dress my kids in and the fact that they would help Ella’s jeans fit properly was also a win! Monkey & Peanut began when Danielle went through the same kind of struggle, gapping waists and improper fitting jeans for her baby girl. Which motivated Danielle to start creating some sweet belts! After an outpour of compliments from friends, family and strangers she knew she was onto something and she then started a new adventure of Money & Peanut!
Monkey & Peanut are locally handmade in Vancouver, B.C. They offer a variety of gender neutral colours and patterns. I loved how they fit on Ella, no bunching, no heaviness or the feel of being to bulky. They fit secure and slide through belt hoops with ease. Makes it a breeze putting jeans on for her. She’s now squeezing her big tushy into some skinny jeans! and forgive me, but the denim may get a little overused!
There are so many things in Ella’s closet where I think “I wish this came in my size.” These belts are one of them of course! Girls got style! Monkey & Peanut also make the perfect little stocking stuffers, just in time for the holidays. You can find them at Monkey & Peanut Instagram, Monkey & Peanut Facebook & Monkey & Peanut Website.