Merino Baby Snugs from The Baby Academy

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I love knitted items for babies and children. My mum is a huge knitter and knitted everything for us when we were small. We always had a new knitted jumper on, in fact she knitted all our school jumpers. This was back in the 80’s when school blazers were not a thing at small country schools. Mum made the raffle prizes for school. They were knitted dolls and animals stuffed with rags and were amazing. She’s a very talented knitter. Although she doesn’t do quite as much nowadays.

Vickie from The Baby Academy down here in Cornwall got in touch with us asking me if we would like one of the Merino Baby Snugs for baby dottie to try. These gorgeous snugs are all hand knitted and designed by local people.

Merino Baby Snugs from The Baby Academy

The baby snugs are the first in a series of 100% Merino knitwear for babies which are currently available online at The Baby Academy in six vibrant colours and in three sizes newborn, 0-3 months and 3-6 months. They are machine washable at 30 and super cosy next to the baby’s skin.

Merino Baby Snugs from The Baby Academy

I love the octopus design on coral on the snug we received. It’s very detailed and precise. Other designs available are the sunflower and starfish.

Merino Baby Snugs from The Baby Academy

The snugs are fastened by one seashell button. They are easy to get on and off the baby without any other fiddly buttons or poppers like most other baby clothes.

Merino Baby Snugs from The Baby Academy

Baby dottie is a big baby for her size (just like her dad!) so at 8 weeks in the photo she is wearing the 3-6 months size. I’m extremely happy with how warm they are to keep baby dottie toasty on chilly days. We have a fair few in Cornwall!

Merino Baby Snugs from The Baby Academy

With being made in Cornwall they are inspired by the beauty of life by the sea. The Baby Academy are very excited about developing their brand and are currently in the process of designing a Merino pram blanket.

These merino baby snugs make ideal gifts for baby showers, birthdays and Christmases.

You can find them online here at The Baby Academy Store priced £34.99

Merino Baby Snugs from The Baby Academy


The Baby Academy have kindly offered to give one of my readers their own merino baby snug for their little one. You can pick the colour and size.

They would appreciate if the winner would be happy to send them back a pic of the baby wearing it. Please only enter if you are happy with this.


Win a Merino Baby Snug

*Terms and Conditions – There is one merino baby snug in any size or colour to giveaway. The prize is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered. The winner will be selected at random via Gleam from all valid entries and be notified by Twitter and/or email. The winner will have 28 days to respond with a name and address for shipping before a new winner is selected. Open to all UK entrants aged 18 or over only. Facebook and Twitter are in no way associated with this giveaway. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties. The winners details will be passed to The Baby Academy for delivery of the prize. They would appreciate if the winner would be happy to send them back a pic of the baby wearing it. Please only enter if you are happy with this.


You can find other competitions over on the competition page.

Thanks for stopping by today.



  1. Natalie Crossan
    June 30, 2018 / 11:34 pm

    Cornish octopus please

  2. Natalee Gosiewski
    June 30, 2018 / 9:41 pm

    coral and cream

  3. Samantha Lee Ann Buntain
    June 30, 2018 / 1:43 pm

    I would love to win the pink coloured one it’s lovely x

  4. carol boffey
    June 30, 2018 / 12:46 pm

    the cornish sunflower

  5. Jo m welsh
    June 30, 2018 / 7:47 am

    I was drawn to the yellow flower design first but when I saw the baby wearing the blue starfish I knew it would be that one it’s gorgeous.

  6. janine atkin
    June 29, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    id love the blue star design

  7. Charlotte Cook
    June 29, 2018 / 4:23 pm

    Cornish Camper – Garnet / Cream. I’m Cornish, would love my daughter in something from home!

  8. Kim M
    June 29, 2018 / 3:20 pm

    Love the Octopus in Pink x

  9. Clare Hubbard
    June 29, 2018 / 10:08 am

    Love the Cornish camper in garnet

  10. donna l jones
    June 28, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    The Cornish Sailboat design is lovely

  11. donna l jones
    June 28, 2018 / 10:46 pm

    The Cornish Sailboat design is lovely

  12. Amanda tanner
    June 27, 2018 / 11:15 pm

    THe pink octopus’s.

  13. Amanda Noble
    June 27, 2018 / 4:06 pm

    I love the pink octopus….perfect for my baby granddaughter! X

    June 25, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    The sail boat – ink/ cream

  15. Lynn Neal
    June 24, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    The cornish sail boat in ink and cream!

  16. Angie Mcdonald
    June 24, 2018 / 12:56 am

    I’d love the Cornish Sail Boat – Ink/Cream

  17. Pam Francis Gregory
    June 22, 2018 / 8:07 pm

    Cornish Octopus – Coral/Cream

  18. Samantha Atherton
    June 22, 2018 / 4:54 pm

    i simply love the Cornish Sail Boat design in Ink/Cream.

  19. Christine Lockley
    June 21, 2018 / 9:08 pm

    I’d love the “Cornish Sail Boat – Ink/Cream” but they are all gorgeous

  20. A.E. ADKINS
    June 20, 2018 / 8:00 am

    Loving the Cornish Camper – Garnet / Cream but there isn’t one that I wouldn’t use

  21. June 20, 2018 / 3:54 am

    So adorable! I absolutely adore the Cornish Camper – Garnet / Cream

  22. Sammi
    June 19, 2018 / 3:39 pm

    The Cornish Sailboat design is just darling!

  23. Susan B
    June 18, 2018 / 7:52 pm

    Oh, my, how cute they are. I particularly like the Cornish Starfish – Ocean/Cream.

  24. Karen Barrett
    June 18, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    Cornish Sunflower -Saffron/Cream

  25. Neha Chauhan
    June 18, 2018 / 1:17 am

    Octopus in Pink

  26. Tee Simpson
    June 17, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    I love the Cornish Sunflower -Saffron/Cream

  27. Lorna Ledger
    June 17, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    Cornish Crab – Charcoal/Cream

  28. Matt Overton
    June 17, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    cornish Camper in garnet!

  29. Isabel O
    June 17, 2018 / 1:44 pm

    I think I would choose the saffron/cream sunflower design, it’s so sweet!

  30. Ruth Harwood
    June 17, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    Ocean coloured starfish xx

  31. Laura Pritchard
    June 17, 2018 / 12:10 pm

    The saffron Beautiful Bespoke Baby Snug

  32. Michelle Ferguson
    June 17, 2018 / 11:31 am

    I like the octopus in pink

  33. claire woods
    June 17, 2018 / 10:13 am

    Cornish Sail Boat – Ink/Cream

  34. Sally Collingwood
    June 17, 2018 / 9:45 am

    Cornish Octopus – Coral/Cream for my new baby granddaughter

  35. Kim Styles
    June 17, 2018 / 9:33 am

    I would choose the Cornish Sunflower -Saffron/Cream

  36. Sue McCarthy
    June 17, 2018 / 7:26 am

    I like the Cornish Sail Boat.

  37. Colin Gault
    June 17, 2018 / 1:10 am

    Cornish Camper – Garnet / Cream

  38. Adrian Bold
    June 16, 2018 / 11:24 pm

    The Cornish Octopus / Coral, Cream

  39. Laura Bryant
    June 16, 2018 / 10:31 pm

    Cornish octopus please

  40. Solange
    June 16, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    I like the Cornish Octopus – Coral/Cream.

  41. Margaret Gallagher
    June 16, 2018 / 9:29 pm

    Cornish sailor for me

  42. Peter Watson
    June 16, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    Cornish Crab please for my soon-to-be grandson.

  43. Angela Treadway
    June 16, 2018 / 3:44 pm

    Cornish Octopus – Coral/Cream x

  44. Mary Lucking
    June 16, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    Starfish – Ocean/Cream

  45. Rachel Craig
    June 16, 2018 / 1:39 pm

    Cornish Sunflower.

  46. Margaret Clarkson
    June 16, 2018 / 1:00 pm

    Cornish Octopus – Coral/Cream

  47. john prendergast
    June 16, 2018 / 12:31 pm

    I like the Cornish Crab

  48. maria blythin
    June 16, 2018 / 12:29 pm

    love the pink octopus baby snug x

  49. June 16, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    Such a little cutie in her new clothes 😍

  50. iain maciver
    June 16, 2018 / 10:39 am

    love the octopus

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