For more than 30 years, Swedish kids have been lucky enough to frolic around their IKEA furniture in the iconic stripey clothes from Polarn O. Pyret. And now we’ve just learned that they’re primed for a massive US takeover in 2010, but lucky us, we can start ordering their fantastic play clothes and wardrobe staples for kids online at this very instant. (Seriously, this is the news you will remember when their shops are everywhere and say hey! I read that at Cool Mom Picks first!) Our first thought was that the clothes reminded us of Hanna Andersson —...Read More
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I’ve always loved the durable, comfy, mix-and-match style of Zutano, ever since I was first pregnant and my BFF tipped me off about this mom-and-pop run boutique brand for kids. And now they’ve launched a new Itzy Bitzy boutique online with an extended line of clothes for preemies and newborns that is going to take away at least 10% of the stress of pregnancy. It’s got all the features you want in a newborn layette — rollover cuffs, covered snaps, thick cotton interlock, prints that make women squeal at their baby showers in an octave way too high for...Read More
I realize that you probably have no problem finding a cute baby layette for under $25, and for that, I salute you. But to find one made with vegetable dyes out of soft pima cotton? Well that creates a bit more of a challenge. Well, say hello to the lovely mint classic gift set from the cool fair trade company, Baby Alpima Kids. Perfect for girls or boys, this soft-as-anything infant layette set includes footed pants and a long-sleeved onesie with hand mitts, all beautifully packaged in its own reusable little tote bag. Plus, I love the beautiful stitching...Read More
We hit a stretch of gorgeous weather here in Atlanta and aside from making me run out for a pedicure and shave my legs (ha!), these balmy spring days have me packing up all the long sleeved onesies and swapping in the warmer weather baby clothes. My top pick thus far is the beautiful 100% cotton bloomer set found at Ginger and Scallion (love that name!). Made in the USA by designer Aiko Decelles of Dan Dan, this delicate, beautifully tailored set is adorable together, but can also be used as separates; pair the cute floral top with a...Read More
The girls’ collection from Lola et Moi is vibrant, it’s candy colored, and it’s definitely not for wallflowers, people afraid of color, or those who live by the adage that less is more. Which is why it’s so exciting for spring. (Also, you might want to turn down the volume on your computer. Their music is vibrant too.) I’m especially loving designer Rania Tohme’s line of baby clothes which include a collection of baby onesies that you hope your best friend gets you for your shower, and I like a bunch of the girls’ dresses which totally brighten a...Read More
It may be a while before the babies I know can slurp down a triple scoop, but that wouldn’t stop me from parading them around town in this adorable Ice Cream Cheerleading Stunt onesie. Designed by Ava-Marie Guerrero and available at the always wonderful Threadless, I appreciate that this soft 100% cotton top comes in the mess-concealing color of asphalt. The facial expressions on the stacked scoops is bound to get a smile out of everyone. Well, everyone except for those select few who remember being in the same position as the poor, sweating bottom scoop. –Christina Find the...Read More
It’s hard to resist a designer whose bio proclaims that she draws inspiration from “the intersection between geeks and guitars.” Hey – that’s us, too! Except for the designer part. So yeah, we fell instantly in love with San Francisco artist/designer Willo O’Brien and her fun, quirky shop, WilloToons. There are all sorts of goodies on board (check out the bacon card) but I’ve got to give it up for my favorite of all: The rock squirrel kids and baby tee. It’s everything you want in a kids’ t-shirt: Cute, funky, and made in the USA. There’s some joke...Read More
There are so many tees out there attributing characteristics to a kid– rock star, diva, chick magnet– that probably better reflect the parents’ aspirations than any actual aptitude on the part of the pint-sized t-shirt wearer. I have no doubt that we’re raising a whole generation of tech geeks who are going to have those “rock star” onesie photographs in their baby books. As an alternative, check out what dad-run Sandbox Threads is doing with their Build-a-Kid onesies and tees. Pick up to five words that describe your child from a list of nearly fifty, and they’ll put it...Read More
I am done with having babies. For real. But I have to admit, when I come across something as utterly delicious as this velour angel wing snapsuit from luxury kids label Marie-Chantal, it does give me pause. But no. NO. I’m standing firm here. All I need is a good friend who I can justify buying this insanely adorable one-piece for. Not only is it beyond lovely in white, blue or pale pink, and soft as a baby lamb wrapped in cashmere swaddled in cotton balls, the angel wings baby coverall comes spectacularly presented in a beautiful little keepsake...Read More
Some people think having a sense of environmental awareness and a sense of humor are mutually exclusive. This awesome kids’ Mensch t-shirt featuring Sammy Davis Jr. proves them wrong. In fact the folks at Curly Monkey take irreverent and eco-friendly to a whole new level: All of their baby and kids’ clothing is made with 100% certified organic cotton, and each t-shirt is hand silk-screened with non-toxic water-based ink, which makes them crazy soft. Now of course, being a Jewish New Yorker, I assume everyone knows what mensch means. Just in case, it translates to good person, and Sammy...Read More
We’re already completely smitten with the offerings from Westcoast Baby, so when we heard that this two-mom team added track suit sets in toddler sizes (woo!), we couldn’t wait to take a look. Created with their signature soft stretch cotton jersey and manufactured in Canada, these casual play clothes are perfect for every season. And no big crazy logos or gratuitous hardware. Wear the hoodie with jeans, or pair the comfy track pants with a bright summer tank– the bold gender neutral colors make them perfect for girls or boys. Just not grown-ups. Darn. -KristenFind beautiful baby clothes and layette options...Read More
With my newest daughter’s wardrobe full of gender neutral green and yellow hand me downs, I’m always on the look out for adorable pink baby clothes, preferably clothes that aren’t covered in cupcakes and rainbows. Nothing against either of those things, but the layers of sugary cuteness can get to be a bit much. So that’s why I’m digging the pink elephant onesie by Smafolk found at Pajama Squid. The Danish-based kids’ clothes designer combines unique retro prints and bright fabrics which results in a cool look that says “girl” without going overboard on the girlie. And for $15 (hurry, it’s on...Read More
If there’s one thing that I love in a bib, other than the fact that it actually works, is not having to fight with my baby to get it on. And thanks to Cheeky and Swank’s magnetic baby bibs, I don’t. Sure, the bibs’ magnet closure makes life incredibly easier, with only one hand needed to pop a bib on and off your little one. But the soft chenille back makes these bibs comfy and functional, and the bright stylish fabrics don’t make you feel so bad having to cover up your kid’s clothes with a bib. When someone...Read More
I’m not a horoscope junkie, which means you probably wouldn’t catch me wearing a Taurus necklace. But when I found the Starpower newborn baby astrology sets at WishWrap I fell in love a little. These simple onesie and hat sets highlight your kid’s sign in a really fresh way– instead of the typical zodiac graphics, one of your child’s positive astrological traits is listed under a complimentary graphic. You’ve got to agree that a picture of the earth under Making the world a better place is waaaaay cuter for a Libra baby than some scale. If you’re into this...Read More
I’ve proclaimed my disdain for bibs so many times that it would only make sense that my third baby would be the drooliest of them all. Seriously, it’s like a tiny river flowing down her chin. So I’m sorry to say that bibs have become a regular fixture around her little neck. But thanks to Dribs, I’ve found one that actually works for us. These super smart bibs, made from your choice of organic cotton or bamboo, feature a ruffled gather effect that keeps the dribble off your babe’s neck and chest. Just slide them right under their chin,...Read More
I have really come to appreciate the joys of baby leg warmers lately. In the winter they’re great over tights or to add another layer under the pjs. In the spring and fall they’re just fine on their own instead of tights – and way easier to deal with if you’ve got a potty training toddler. (Man, the stuff we have to think about when we become parents.) If you’re looking for a style that’s not too adult, not too cutesie, check out the baby leg warmers from Knotty Baby. The colorful argyles, stripes and dotty patterns remind me...Read More
We thought we’d close out 2008 with our carefully if somewhat painfully culled down list of favorites of our favorite items to shop for in the whole world–kids’ clothes, baby clothes, and kids’ shoes. If only they didn’t outgrow these gorgeous things so easily. Oh well, that’s why we have second and third kids I suppose. Kristen: My daughter got so many compliments in her Lou & Lee handmade onesie (at top) that I’ve decided to keep her in it forever (ha!) Liz: If the idea of Tibetan yak hair fair trade kids’ clothes from Shokay sounds odd, think cashmere....Read More
Since my sweet third child will most likely be relegated to a life of shared toys and hand-me-down clothes, it’s always nice when someone sends her a personalized gift that makes it 100% clear that it was meant for her and her alone. So if you’re looking for the perfect 2nd or 3rd baby gift, you’ll want to check out the hand embroidered onesie from Baby Gardner. The sweet vintage-inspired elephant design is personalized with your choice of name and is packed in a delightful coordinating personalized drawstring bag. It’s a keepsake that can at least make up a...Read More
It’s no trouble finding a range of organic onesies bedecked with humorous sayings and adorable designs these days. But I’m a fan of the solid, slogan-free organic play clothes as well, which can be a little harder to track down unless you’re a big fan of oatmeal and white. Apparently moms Katie Winburn and Kristen McNicholas felt the same way and so they created Rattled, featuring bright organic basics for babies and toddlers. I’m loving the saturated colors and soft fabric, but most of all I appreciate that they won’t thin and pill after a few washings. And from...Read More
I’ve not yet met a mom who loves stuffing he baby in some sort of hot, fuzzy baby bunting for a trip outside in the cold. Well, all that’s about to change thanks to Kate Quinn Organics’ baby bunting, found at Portland shop Little Urbanites. Made from soft sherpa and knit lined, this bunting features side kimono snaps for easy on and off, and reversible hand mitts to keep their hands warm without the old mitten struggle. Plus, there’s just something about the beautiful green with the furry trim that makes me want to put this on my baby...Read More
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