Category: Baby Clothes

Petit Tresor for Target: cuteness and philanthropy go hand in hand

I just went through my little girl’s infant clothes to give to my sister-in-law and wham… seeing those tiny bodysuits brought me back to those early days. I could still smell that baby smell and see her chubby little arms and legs in the teeny clothes. Of course, I had to keep a few things. Every mom deserves to dress her newborn in clothes that make her smile. And because of a fabulous new retailer-charity relationship, now everyone can dress their babies in good quality layette. Jessica Seinfeld’s Baby Buggy has teamed up with Target to create several limited...

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Shop for a cause at Happy Chickadee

As if I needed another reason to scour the virtual shelves of Happy Chickadee, one of our fave mom-owned boutiques, I just got another really awesome one. And it’s not even because of my new baby (that has yet to arrive, argh). It’s because every penny spent there this weekend will help someone who really needs it. Now through Sunday October 17th, Happy Chickadee is donating 100% of purchases (yes, 100%) of in-stock clothing and decor items to One Day’s Wages, an amazing org that’s alleviating extreme world poverty. In this instance, the proceeds will benefit two organizations assisting...

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T is for tushie

If you ask me, babies’ butts might be the cutest things in the whole wide world: Squeezable, kissable and downright delish. (Am I revealing too much here?) So when I saw this new collection of custom baby bloomers and boxers with initials sewn onto the tush area, I couldn’t resist. Cutey Booty was created by two moms of three (each!) from Charleston, South Carolina, who know a little something about needing grab-and-go baby clothing. The bloomers for girls or slouchy boxers for boys come in white or colorful fabrics all the way up to size 8, and you personalize...

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The joy of socks

I’ve found you spend the first few years of your baby’s life building up a wardrobe you can love. You start to know which brands fit, which hold up in the wash, and just when you do…bam. Your kid is too big and you have to start over. [don’t miss a great giveaway and offer after the jump] Which really, if you think about it, is totally nuts. Five should not be past its prime for anything, save for high chairs and random milk-flinging tantrums. So Hank & Jojo, makers of the cute retro baby tube socks I last...

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Ooh, Lala

Everybody goes gaga for a squishy new baby. Not only do they look like Winston Churchill and smell like heaven, but you can dress them up the cutest little thumb-sized shoes without the scuffing and “Oops, we left it at the playground” issues you get once they start walking. If you’re looking for a knock-them-over-with-unique-cuteness baby gift, you simply must shuffle softly over to Lala Shoes on Etsy. These high quality wool and linen shoes are made by hand in Croatia, and you can pretty much guarantee nobody else is going to bring them to a shower. The beautiful...

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Twin sets for babies of type geeks

I have quite a few friends who are mothers of twins, so I’ve always got my eye out for cute twin tees that aren’t the same old same old. And yes, they do exist. [don’t miss a nice offer after the jump!] Case in point: The wonderful Twin Baby onesies from the mom and pop team behind the new shop, Snug Attack by twelvezeroseven. The hand screened designs are a clever typographical play, with the A or B highlighted in the phrase TWIN BABY to reveal whether it’s Twin A whose just eaten a mouthful of sandbox sand, or...

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The joy of skinny jeans. On kids.

This post also appears on the Gap 1969 Stream, along with tons of photos, articles, inspiration, and tips about denim. When skinny jeans first hit the world of kids’ fashion, a lot of parents were thinking, huh? Me included. Back in the olden days, I remember thinking of them as “painted-on denim” and they required a friend (and a super flat tummy) if you wanted to have any hope of actually zipping them and buttoning them closed. But I’ve come to learn that skinny jeans are simply fabulous on little kids for all sorts of reasons. Not the least...

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BabyLegs can’t get cuter, but they can get smaller

If you’re not yet familiar with BabyLegs *gasp* then just picture adorable legwarmers in about a zillion fun patterns for the baby and toddler set. They’re such a perfect alternative to tights and leggings in the colder months, and so great for protecting crawling knees year round, that they’re now pretty much a baby essential right up there with baby wipes and butt cream. But wait! There’s something new! We’re so excited to see that the brand has launched brand new newborn sized BabyLegs so you can get those sweet, chubby little newborn thighs wrapped up in them right...

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Mary Jane socks that are cuter than your average Mary Jane socks.

We are obsessed with mary janes for little girls around here. Seriously, search our site for mary janes and uh, yeah. Lots of them. So of course I’m flipping out in love with the fabulous new socks from Trumpette. Why? Well, they look like the mary jane socks that the company pioneered (and everyone else copied), but these just so happen to be plaid. Plaid! The six pairs of mary jane socks feature colors that are perfect for fall, but still vibrant and cheery for babies. And on a personal note, Trumpette made about the only socks that ever...

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Cool aunts deserve some lovin’ too

The adorable personalized baby onesies from Mitetees are some of our favorite baby shower gifts around here, and they’ve impressed us again, this time with their brand new line of onesies just for the cool aunts of the world. [don’t miss the giveaway and special offer after the jump!] Considering how great my sister-in-law is with my kids, I know she’d be tickled to see my new baby in one of these three options, all of which include your favorite Aunt’s name displayed on a soft, baby onesie. Like the one shown here, “My Auntie ___ Rocks.” And of course...

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Geeks of the world unite! Then, breed.

Back in my day, kids wore My dad can beat up your dad shirt (well, certain kids) and they were considered oh so hilariously irreverent. We’ve certainly come full circle since then, haven’t we, because the new hilariously irreverent kids are declaring My dad can beat up your dad intellectually and probably has more career options. So to speak.[don’t miss a great offer after the jump] The My Dad’s a Geek onesie is such a perfect reflection of the current zeitgeist, you have to laugh, and then run out and buy it for your next 2010 baby shower gift....

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Target scores two new celebrity baby clothes collections.

It used to be that celebrities went and made their own line of exercise tapes (yes, tapes), or salad dressings or bad handbags. I’m so glad to see that now some of them are getting into the children’s apparel business, with some decent results. In fact, two new lines just launched at Target today at such great prices, parents are going to be thrilled. [don’t miss the giveaway after the jump!] First off, Baby Buggy, Jessica Seinfeld’s excellent NY based charity supporting families in need, has teamed up with Target to create a small Baby Buggy for Target line...

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Summer brights for summer babies

I’ve had a heart for the adorably luxe baby clothes from LA’s PAIGELAUREN baby since I found them earlier this year. The sweet pastels and softer than soft cottons are exactly the kind of shower gift that steals the stage. But now I’m excited to see the label branching out a bit with a new summer collection. The trademark dreamy pastels are giving way to brighter neutrals in their summer collection of baby clothes, with names like kelp, midstream and sol – that’s green, bright blue, and lemon yellow for us English speakers. Everything from the bodysuits and rompers...

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This onesie is a snap

I cannot tell you how many times I’ve mis-snapped my kids’ onesies. Thousands of days of practice and I still do it wrong. Now really, in theory, it’s not that big of a deal to just fix it except that it drives me up a wall every time. So I am completely sold on the ingenious idea that Redsnapper Baby has: Add a patented middle red snap so you hit your target every time. Super simple. Super smart. But of course you’re not buying your baby’s clothes for the snaps alone, so good thing there are a few cute...

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Sweet slippers for your special sprite

Up until now, I thought of kids’ slippers as a blah winter afterthought or last minute stocking stuffer. But once I saw my own little fairy stomping around the house in these Pixie Slippers from Organic Echo, I realized that they’re not just foot warmers. They can be part of the magical dress-up extravaganza that goes on all day, every day in my house: They’re pixie slippers. No, they’re Jasmine’s slippers from Aladdin. No, they’re a tiny rabbit’s car. No, they’re rhinoceros boots, whatever that means. Each pair is hand-made and hand-stitched from old sweaters, and you can even...

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Oh the cuteness of denim baby bums

If you needed any more evidence that denim is hot again, take a look at the new denim diaper cover I just spotted at babyGap. I love the dark wash with the slight fade on the bum, and that little pocket in back is too cute for words. It would look super swell on a little girl with nothing more than a little strappy tank this summer–but I think what I really like is that it could work on baby boys too. Eh, there’s always time for cargo shorts. For now, let those chubby little thighs be seen by...

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Daddy and me shirts for Father’s Day – admit it. It’s adorable.

Oh stop it you cynics. Most dads — especially the new ones — would be thrilled to spend Father’s Day flouting their dadness on their chest, and that of their doting progeny. So we’ve tracked down a few of the more clever daddy and me sets, just perfect for that special guy on June 20. And trust me, there were a lot of bad ones to weed through. -Christina The daddy and child tees (shown, above)from Little & Large hit my funny bone in the right way. I love the Chip Off the Old Block/Block and Like Father/Like Son...

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Baby bloomers for a cause

I have already espoused my love for baby bloomers here on Cool Mom Picks. Their versatility really make them the perfect warm weather baby accessory. But with the adorable baby bloomers from CMP fave Raven & Lily, I just added another reason to my list – supporting an amazing group of women. Unlike anything I’ve ever seen, these beautiful baby bloomers are handmade by female artisans in Africa from repurposed local fabrics. The money they make benefits a co-op which offers assistance and support for these women and their communities. I love them under a dress or tunic, or...

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Wardrobe by Jim Henson

I’m not sure how I didn’t know about the Jim Henson store, but I didn’t. And I love Jim Henson, because really, who doesn’t? The guy was in an Apple Think Different ad, for pete’s sake, along with Picasso and Lucille Ball. While parents of a certain age will be more enamored of Fraggle Rock merch than others, what I think are cool are the Jim Hensons designs, featuring multi-colored monsters on iPod cases and tees, including the adorable Feed Me baby onesie. I only wish the site navigation was a little better, which is a shame; if Jim...

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Baby sunhats go bohemian

Finding a baby hat I loved was like…well, something that was really hard. For some reason they were always too floppy, too stiff, or too cutesie (seriously, enough with the huge bows at the chin). But Rikshaw Design just nails it with their adorable new baby sunhat. We first discovered this company’s lovely bohemian crib bedding and I’m so glad designer Catherine Fitzsimmons has taken the plunge into clothing and accessories. I love the simple, Indian-inspired unisex patterns like the booti, shown here. The cotton voile is machine washable (yay) and even the thin chin strap on the hat...

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Funky + simple + handmade = SOLD.

My very favorite word is cupcake, but I’m also a huge fan of funky, simple, and handmade. Luckily, those are the specialties of Mountain Aven Baby. Well, maybe not the cupcake part. But the other three. We see loads of bibs and blankets, but what makes WAHM-run Mountain Aven Baby special are the eye-catching fabrics and meticulous artistry. We’re not talking clearance cotton from Hancock Fabrics here. Her bibs — many of which are on sale now — are backed with lush chenille and splashed with gorgeous, unusual designs from hedgehogs to vegetables to sock monkeys. The reversible dresses...

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Girls clothes from a simpler time. A time without sequins.

I’ve always adored the one-of-a-kind handmade designs from Baby Bean Vintage Daywear, which really let a little girl be a little girl. Albeit a spectacularly dressed one. Talented designer Christine Visneau (also the editor of the wonderful Small Magazine) has created a new spring/summer line that’s just exquisite — click over and get ready to wipe the drool off your screen. The children’s playsuit is like the sweet rompers I used to wear as a kid, and if I still had a baby girl, I’d be putting her in that tank and bloomer set every day this summer.  Older...

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Patently cool.

In 2009 in the US, there were over 200,000 patent applications and over four million births. Clearly, we are a very creative country, if you get my meaning. So if you know a one-of-a-kind baby, we’ve got a great gift idea: Celebrate enterprise, ingenuity, and good ol’ snuggly cuteness with a custom Patent Personalized Onesie from CMP fave mitetees. Just give them the birthday of the future Einstein in question, and they’ll send you an adorable onesie or tee up to size 6T proclaiming his or her numerical uniqueness.  And of course you can order them for your own...

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The forecast for spring is: Gorgeous

March may be in like a lion but I’m counting on that whole lamb thing working out. Especially since I just got a look at the brand new spring/summer line from Ses Petites Mains, one of my absolute favorite mom-designed indie clothing labels on this planet, which absolutely outdid themselves this season. Both Kristen and I were excited to see designer Beth Miles take a dive into seersucker, with gorgeous capri pants for girls and a linen blend skort; a nice alternative to dresses on dressy Sundays. Especially if you pair it with something like the flawlessly smocked penny...

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A baby cap with a little more to it

Over the past few years at Cool Mom Picks I’ve seen the reinvention of the high chair, the baby carrier, the baby bottle and the bouncy chair. The last newborn essential I thought needed any improvement was the baby hat. Well color me surprised, but Honeydumplings, which created the buckwheat toddler pillow I went mad for last year, has gone and done just that. Their new baby cap on first glance just looks like a simple, go-with-anything, creamy, gender-neutral cap. Soft as butter with that bamboo cotton jersey or organic sherpa, but you know – still a cap. When...

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Born with a silver shoe

Just because the holidays are behind us doesn’t mean it’s time to put away the sparkle. Especially when it’s as subtle as the lovely silver mary jane baby shoes from Chickpea Kids. I fell in love with these butter-soft lambskin shoes when I first caught them at a trade show a few years back, but because they’re all handmade, they’re not in wide distribution. Thankfully, one of the great local Brooklyn kids’ shops, Acorn Toy Shop, has them on their site, along with a gold version. And if you want to up the ante (and double the price), you...

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Sleep, my little valentine. Sleep.

There’s no shortage of Valentine’s Day attire for little girls (like the Kideko heart pajamas we found this week) , but when it comes to boys, it’s pretty slim pickings. And I get it. Dressing a boy in a rose-colored heart shirt is a tough sell, even if there is a Spiderman on it too. But the adorable Love Pirate sleep sack from CMP fave Baby Burrito is the perfect festive nod to Valentine’s Day for both baby boys and girls without smothering your little one in pink. Made from organic cotton and bamboo, and featuring a simple heart and cross bones, this...

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Wearing 77 hearts on your sleeve

Valentine’s Day or not, I am so taken with the new heart pajamas from Kideko, it’s almost a shame that they’re designed to be worn in the dark. The color is wildly vibrant in person, reminiscent of European brands like Kit+Lili and Plastisock. And the cotton jersey is so soft and stretchy and bedtime-ready, it’s not surprising they come from the same Australian company whose funky kids’ bedding we adore (and also happens to be on sale for up to 70% off right now). If you’ve got a boy, check out the other sleepwear styles including the fun blue...

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If you didn’t want to eat up your kids before, these clothes may very well inspire you to.

The new spring 2010 line from Masala Baby is fusion at its finest. A little bit of the New York urban vibe mixed with a lot of Indian spiciness and tradition. Blended together, they create one of the coolest kids clothing collections I’ve ever feasted my eyes upon. True to its name, Masala Baby combines bright, bold colors, sophisticated styles (great for boys like mine who may not always want a giant truck emblazoned on the front of everything) and practical pieces that will keep both moms and kids happy–babies too–with their stylish, yet fun, aesthetics. And does your...

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Bootie-ful

I remember feeling pretty annoyed with everyone telling me how difficult it was to have a winter baby – more blankets, big coats, being stuck in the house all day. The list goes on. But what they all failed to mention was the adorableness of winter baby wear, like these ridiculously cute baby booties from Funky Shapes. Handsewn in the UK using gold and chocolate felt and Japanese fabric, these limited edition baby shoes will keep those tiny tootsies warm and cozy, and the careful seam-free construction ensures that they’re actually comfortable, not just cute to look at. Take...

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