Burt’s Bees Baby has gone from making cute little bathtime gift sets you can find at CVS to a serious contender in your baby gift shopping arsenal. Yesterday I got a sneak preview of some of the adorableness coming your way, but there are some gorgeous baby clothes and gifts sets that just launched this week. And I love how affordable they are–especially considering they’re organic. Check out the new arrivals at Burt’s Bees Baby and you’ll see a ton of sweet options for baby gifts that are cute on the website, but even more so in person. I...Read More
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This post is part of a monthly series with our Baby Shower Gift Guide sponsor, babyGap celebrating motherhood firsts. We hope you enjoy our tips! Great close-up of baby June Blair with her older sister, via Gabrielle Blair of Design Mom. We all remember that first big gathering with a humongo group of relatives to meet the baby for the first time. For some people it’s in the hospital but for others of us, it’s a big party or even a trip, where you can count on dozens of hands begging for turns with the newest members of the...Read More
Having lived in big cities through my entire pre-kids existence, I admit to a pretty intense fondness for designs with an urban edge. So it’s no surprise I fell hard for this creative, city-inspired collection of cool tees for babies (and by proxy, for nostalgic moms). Miki Miette, a small Los Angeles boutique, offers a cute but limited online selection of clothing for newborns to 24 months. Created by a Japanese designer with a fab eye, the clothes offer a mix of both traditional and urban styles. They offer the usual adorable baby wear–like this sweet lavender ruffled outfit...Read More
This post is part of a monthly series with our Baby Shower Gift Guide sponsor, babyGap celebrating motherhood firsts. And there are lots! The first time you travel with baby doesn’t have to be horrible at all. (Or…as horrible as you think it will be.) We’ve all been longtime advocates of traveling with your kids early and often. It’s something you’ll never regret, whether you’re flying across country or making daytrips to the cousins’ house. Here are some of our top baby travel tips, from years of experience of traveling with children under 12 months. Ask us if you...Read More
Can we keep her, Mommy? I’ll feed her and walk her and clean up the oil spills–promise! If there’s a special baby Star Wars geek in your life, this sweet onesie is a great way to induct her–hold the cinnamon-bun Leia knitted hat. The My Star Wars At-At Pet Onesie from EngramClothing on Etsy is everything we love: unique, geeky, and high quality. The onesie is availble in sizes 6m to 18m in super soft 100% cotton with soft printing designed and done by hand in Calgary. And the design is such a marvelous take on “Star Wars is...Read More
There is some unknown force that prevents socks from staying on babies’ feet. Probably the same one that makes socks magically disappear from dryers. Luckily, a new line from guava kids, guavaboots, is an answer to this ongoing conundrum and will be the solution for all those one-socked babies in the world. The new baby footwear from guava kids (we love their guavamitts!), are adorable bamboo-derived, organic cotton sock-booties that miraculously stay on through all those little baby kicks and wiggles. Thanks to Velcro enclosures which are completely adjustable, the guavabooties will stay on babies’ feet, regardless of how...Read More
This post is part of a monthly series with our Baby Shower Gift Guide sponsor, babyGap, on our tips for celebrating motherhood firsts. And there are lots! The official start of summer is just around the corner and that means time for playgrounds, parks, and that very first picnic, one of our very favorite rites of passage for new babies. (We’ve been through quite a few of those, so we know.) But before you pack up your entire kitchen in the trunk of the car and cram your basket full of goodies you might not need–or eat– here are...Read More
The best age-appropriate bikini swimsuits for little girls. As in, no, they don’t need to dress like teenagers.
If I fall on my sword for one thing every year, it’s that retailers need to provide us with more appropriately modest two-piece swimsuits for our daughters. Last year was a tough year, with triangle bikini tops making the rounds. This year looks more promising! I hit some of our favorite go-to sites for a few recos for those of you mamas with similar girls’ bikini guidelines to mine: non-hoochie, no string bikinis, no provocative statements, no plunging necklines, limited sparkles and sequins, no teeny triangle tops meant to maximize cleavage. I mean, do little girls really need ruching at...Read More
There is something intensely satisfying about putting a small baby in a superhero cape. Maybe it’s because babies aren’t particularly heroic; who has time to save the universe while attached to a breast? Instead of an actual cape, try a hero onesie designed by an artist famous for gracing the pages of McSweeney’s. You’ll find it at Wordsation, a cool site that commissions artists to design baby onesies and t-shirts for hip urban kids everywhere. Wordsation seeks out artists with a unique and still child-friendly look to create apparel with edge. They have a rotating roster of artists that...Read More
This post is part of a monthly series with our Baby Shower Gift Guide sponsor, babyGap celebrating motherhood firsts. And there are lots! These days, it’s not like you need a professional portrait photographer to make sure you’ve got those newborn baby photos covered. With 8 million relatives (more or less) visiting in hospital, we’ll guess that one or two of them just might have brought a camera along. But when you’re ready for something a little less blurry, a little more stylized and maybe your own hair is a little more brushed, here are some tips that professional...Read More
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