Tag: baby clothes

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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Last minute Halloween costume for six-month-old baby? Reader Q&A

Help! I need last-minute ideas for a six-month-old baby’s Halloween costume and I don’t have the time to do anything crazy. The truth is, most little babies aren’t ready to wear full costumes, masks and complicated accessories, or even makeup which gets smudged easily. More or less, what you’re looking for is something that will stay on while the kid lies there in his Snugride or bassinet stroller. It’s easy to search the web for adorable ready-made pumpkin and peapod outfits for babes, but here are a few easy ways to get your kiddo costume-ready without much effort at...

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Drooling over DwellStudio for Target

Looks like it’s the time of year for another cool line at Target to make me –a Canadian– feel a little jealous. This time, it’s the DwellStudio for Target Fall 2010 collection – a whole bunch of gorgeous baby layette items that I’m already drooling over. In keeping with the bold and colorful DwellStudio prints and patterns we’ve all come to love, these new designs are fun and, of course, beautiful. And they’re affordable enough that you’ll be able to outfit your newborn in the snazziest of clothes with change to spare for a sweet blanket or two. I...

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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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Beautiful French bibs with a beautiful eco story too.

I’ve had a rash of friends and family having babies lately (welcome to the world little Drew Micah!) so I’ve had baby gifts on the brain quite a bit. I tend to get something off the registry for the shower, plus a little something-something extra, like a fun bib that brings some style. I think the baby bibs by Cocoboheme are the kind of thing I could stock up on for all future showers. These French made bibs have absolutely adorable designs–a pig, frog or lobster–printed on an eco-friendly plastic that’s made from potato starch. So if you don’t...

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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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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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Style, comfort, and karma.

What do you dress your baby in when you want something that’s good for the planet, totally comfortable, and also totally cute? We’ve found quite a few of them over the years and I’m so happy to add Urban Munchkin to the list. [don’t miss the giveaway after the jump!] All of their buttery-soft tops and pants for your little one are made of Fair Trade, organic cotton. They’re flat-seamed and totally comfy for baby–and how cute are these simple mandala tops with words like “love” and “grow?” The dyes are low-impact, and even the packaging is recycled. I...

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Trading Cradles – It’s like Twitter and Craigslist had a really well-behaved baby

Honestly, the number of hoops you have to jump through to sell on eBay these days is crazy (who has the patience?), and I’m sure I’m not the only person who feels like Craigslist is overrun with scammers, cheapskates and crazy people. So what’s a mama with limited time and some quality pre-owned baby gear to do? If you live in or near a major metropolitan area, check out Trading Cradles, which is specifically for busy parents who want to sell or find gear for their tots. Perhaps the very best part: There’s a 250-character limit on descriptions, so...

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Baby gifts with your own personal touch

Picking out a baby gift for my brand new niece, Isabella, was incredibly easy when I discovered makaboo–or difficult depending how you look at it. [don’t miss a great offer, and giveaway after the jump!] Easy, because the shop has a great selection of gifts, at every price point, all of which can be personalized. But hard, because eek! There’s so much to choose from. Look around and you’ll find everything on a new mama’s registry from blankets and burp cloths, to baby clothes and even a lovely moses basket by 3 Marthas with personalized liners. I really love...

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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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A little retro red, white, and blue

I’m all about dressing my kids in festive attire when a holiday rolls around, but I prefer when I can put them in it well beyond that one special day. In other words, no “Happy Independence Day 2010” tees for us today. [don’t miss the one day discount after the jump] What I do love though is this sweet summer tank dress from Misha Lulu, a CMP fave that’s known for their cool fabric combinations and unique designs. I’m big on the adorable retro graphics paired with the fun, bright skirt, making this summer beach dress a lovely change...

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Rainbow Bright vs. the zombies

“My baby will never wear pink,” I once said. But I had to eat those words when I discovered that all those gender neutral onesies in melon, lemon, and lime made my darling, olive-skinned daughter look like a zombie. And I have pics to prove it. If only I had known about the rainbow of colors and prints at Vyssanlull. [see giveaway after the jump!] The statement “it’s all good” definitely applies to this sparky Scandinavian design shop we already love, but their new line up of summer clothes for babies and kids is full of all-stars. Of course...

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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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Clothes for your little baby Buddha

Come on, you know your little man fits the bill. Chubby cheeks, laughing eyes, and a perfectly round Buddha belly. Wouldn’t he look utterly delicious in a kimono? A masculine (but snuggly) kimono? [see our giveaway after the jump!] We’ve always loved Noko baby clothing for girls but we’re thrilled that they’re now offering clothes for boys in 100% pima cotton prints and solids inspired by tenugui, a traditional Japanese fabric that draws on the diverse patterns and colors in nature. But more importantly, these boy clothes are cute, soft, and definitely built to last.   You know how...

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Like having your own Rachel Zoe for your kids, but cheaper

If you’ve ever run from one side of the mall to the other trying to match a dress from the department store and shoes from a boutique with just the right cardigan, then you are going to totally love this discovery. I think it’s the online equivalent of sitting down with a frappe while Rachel Zoe does the dirty work for you. Tada! Shop is a brilliant concept. Founders and moms Hadley and Holly bring together hundreds of popular name brands and hip, on-the-rise boutique finds for an easy-to-navigate browsing experience. You can¬†search by category, brand, sale, or newest...

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