Monkeying around with Monkey & Peanut {Review}


At two and half my toddler is more than half way to my height and let me tell you, it scares the crap out of me. I have no doubt that both of my kids will be towering over me, long before I start shrinking. With Evan being 6’3″ it doesn’t surprise or upset me that my kids will be taller than me, what it does is make shopping for pants ridiculously hard.

Both of my kids have very long legs and skinny little waists. Unfortunately companies only make children clothing according to weight and height based on the average kids growth curve. So if your child is preforming at 85% in height and only 15% in weight like we are, you are going to out grow the length of your clothes much faster than the waist. I am currently sizing up at least a full size if not two sizes in pants for Hazel just to get pants that are long enough! To me this is absolutely crazy and I really wish companies would make pants in different lengths for kids, just as they do for adults. Even when using the waistband adjuster on the insides of our pants, I still cannot get them tight enough to stay on our waist. We end up walking around like a teenage boy with our crotch at our knees and diaper hanging out. I was about to give up and cave into Hazel wearing skirts and dresses everyday just to avoid this issue when Monkey and Peanut came into my life.

Monkey and Peanut is a Vancouver based small business that creates the most stylish belts for children. Owner / designer Danielle Nott first started making these adorable belts when her youngest Ashlyn was just 3 months old. When Ashlyn first started wearing little itty bitty skinny jeans Danielle quickly came across the same problem we have, large gapping waists that lead to falling down jeans. A problem no little fashionista wants.

Danielle approached me a few weeks ago about trying out her newly launched product. The timing couldn’t have been better, with short weather officially over and our jeans from the spring officially too short I had just purchased a new pair of jeans for Hazel. In hopes of having these jeans last past Christmas I had sized up and of course they were hanging off our little booty. I chose the Starry Day pattern, as it is black and cream, I felt this neutral pattern and colour would  go with most anything we would wear with our jeans. A few days later this cute little belt was snug on the waist of our jeans and hasn’t left there yet! Not only are these belts ridiculously cute but they actually help in keeping our pants up. A huge win for mini fashionistas everywhere.

The belts come in a variety of gender neutral colours and patterns, you are sure to find one that will fit with your littles daily wardrobe. They also come in two sizes with a third (bigger) size coming shortly. We love our belts so much that we wanted to share the fun with you. You can head on over to our Stocking Stuffer Guide to enter to win one (and a whole bunch of other fun goodies). If you can’t wait another week to find out if you are the lucky winner Danielle has also graciously given us a discount code for 25% off your purchase! So head on over to and enter CHEERIO to save on your order!








Xo. Andria

{Disclosure: I received product in order to conduct this review. All opinions are 100% my own.}

4 thoughts on “Monkeying around with Monkey & Peanut {Review}

  • November 30, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    What a cute belt! And what a cute little one! I love supporting small businesses!

  • November 30, 2015 at 6:30 pm

    It is such a common problem to get the waist to match the length of the pant leg. The belt looks like the perfect answer. Your daughter is also an incredibly adorable model.

  • November 30, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    What an adorable model you have! We have the opposite problem here. I have to get pants bigger so they will fit at the waist, then they are super long on one of my twins. My oldest could certainly use a belt, though.

  • December 1, 2015 at 11:22 am

    Hazel is such a skinny mini!!! Love these belts and love how you can hand them down to your little guy too.


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