Toddler life Toddler & Preschool Fashion trends for Spring/Summer 2011 - baby and childrenswear Applique, gingham, denim, polka dots and wild west - some of the hot looks coming to the high street 1 of Ad break Applique detailsColourful decorative extras give baby and children's clothing the cute X-factor. From multi-hued dresses, to beautifully crafted skirts and necklines - the applique trend is a great spring/ summer must-have for little ones. From left: Pink short sleeve blouse, £20, Mamas & Papas. (Ages 0 to 23 months) Baby applique sun dress, £14, M&S. (Available late March) Beige cotton flower applique skirt, £22. Laura Ashley Girls. (Ages 2 to 8 years) Autograph cotton crochet tunic, £9, M&S. (Ages 3 to 24 months) GinghamThese punchy, bright gingham prints are a great alternative to checks. From laid back chunky gingham, to baby twin sets and quirky shirts - this trend comes in many different guises. From left: Gingham blouse and bloomer, £20, Little White Company. (Ages 0 to 24 months) Blue check shirt, £35, No Added Sugar. (Ages 3 to 12 years) 3-piece gingham set boys, £36, Mamas and Papas. (Ages 0 to 23 months) Boys orange and white gingham shirt set, £15, Baby K for Mothercare. (Ages 3 months to 5 years) Polka dotsPretty polka dots are back once again and this timeless trend looks great in big spots in punchy colours. From left: Spotty jersey dress, £10, Mothercare. (Ages 18 months to 8 years) Red spotty dress, £6, Florence and Fred at Tesco. (Available end of March) Blue beach scene dress, £18, Mothercare. (Ages 0 to 3 years) Spotted dress with frills, £17.99, Zara. (Age 6 to 9 months) Hello Sailor Ahoy! The sailor chic trend is back with a bang, with quirky boat prints and anchor decorated babygros. From left: Fifties boat dress, £24, Mini Boden. (Ages 0 to 4 years) Nautical three-piece set, £15, Blue Zoo at Debenhams. (Available in mid-March) White and blue long sleeved sailor body, £25.99, Moonkids, available at Nordic Kids. (Ages 9 to 12 months) Shiver me timbers t-shirts, £14, Frugi. (Ages 2 to 8 years) Continue slideshow > Tutti FruityRaspberries, pears and strawberries - oh my! Fruit dominates t-shirts and tops this coming season, so stock on these fruity tees now. From left: Applique raspberry top, £19, Frugi. (Ages 0 to 24 months) Pear long sleeved t-shirt, £5, George at Asda. (Available mid-March) Strawberry t-shirt, £19.99, Toby Tiger. (Ages 6 months - 6 years) Strawberry babygro, £22, Busy Peas. (Ages 0 to 18 months) Wild WestCowboys and Indians galore this spring/ summer, so treat your little one to these charming wild west themed clothing. From left: Boys cowboy braces, £12, Cath Kidston. (Ages 2 years plus) Indian V neck vest, £30, Cath Kidston. (Ages 1 to 6 years) Brown shirt, £7.44, Little Duckling. (Ages 2 to 7 years) HawaiiBring the sunshine here with these funky Hawaiian print shirts! From left: Hawaiian shirt, £10, Mothercare. (Ages 18 months to 8 years) Surf print t-shirt, £33.50, Molo Kids, available at Nordic Kids. (Ages 2 to 8 years) Hawaiian shirt, £38, Miniature. Denim delightsLight denim is the choice of denim to wear this coming season. From adorable twin sets to boxy dresses, deck your little one in this trend. Denim chambray tunic, £14, JoJoMaman Bebe. (Ages 6 months to 4 years) Gathered three quarter length coat, £19.99, Zara. (Ages 18 months to 3 years) Denim twin set, £9.99, H&M online. (Ages 4 to 9 months) By Kyrsty Hazell Comments Daily deals from top retailers Latest on MadeForMums 14 internet and text slang terms every parent should know Mum breastfeeding between contractions - captured on camera This mum's adorable selfie with her toddler isn't what it seems Is it time to end the 'nightmare' of parents' evenings?