Trying to get your toddler to quit squirming long enough for you to wriggle on a pair of mittens is basically a parenting rite of passage. One much easier said than done. Which is why I’m so impressed with the lightweight kids’ fleece pullover with mittens attached I tried out from the new-ish parent-run business EtS Apparel. Because these waterproof mittens zip on at the wrists, getting them on is as easy as putting on a shirt. Okay, so it’s still somewhat of a challenge. But I’ll take an innovation that makes it even a little easier for me. Related: 6 fantastic pairs of kids’ winter boots on sale right now. Hurry! I’ve actually...Read More
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Snowsuits have come a long way since Randy’s slug imitation in A Christmas Story. Today’s kid demands warmth and comfort — and the ability to move. And, in some cases, superhuman powers to help them take on the task of protecting their snow fortresses. Or, getting up after a fall. This season, the officially licensed Marvel and DC offerings from Funwear.com include jackets and pants to transform your super kid into their favorite superhero. The collection includes the best of the best — you know, Superman, Incredible Hulk, Thor. And while some of the jackets are great for waiting at...Read More
I don’t know about the rest of the country, but down here in Nashville we went from about 80-degree days to 30-degree mornings overnight. And before I knew it, I was fumbling through our coat closets to pull out last year’s jackets for the kids to bundle up in on their way to school. And now, I’m scanning all of my favorite shops online to find some great deals on new winter coats for this year — since the 3/4 length arms on last year’s coats won’t quite cut it when the really cold weather hits. Since winter weather can be so dreary...Read More
We’re fond of baby rain ponchos as easy, pull-on-and-off alternatives to the traditional raincoats with all those snaps and buttons. You too? Well then your rainy day blues are about to get a little brighter since we discovered these bright and totally charming baby rain ponchos from Seattle-based small biz, Satsuma Designs. We’ve been fans of this company for a long time now, since featuring their gorgeous bamboo blankets wayyyy back in the dark ages 2007. But we think their USA-made rain ponchos for babies take cuteness to a whole other level. With six different designs and an easy-to-wear style, you’ll be out strolling in the...Read More
Everything’s coming up roses… and daisies and poppies and all the other flowers of springtime. And, lucky for our girls, we’re seeing these fashionable florals all over the most stylish rain coats of the season. Enjoy a burst of color on even the dreariest of days. Related: Modern floral Easter dresses for girls: 8 picks our girls love as much as we do From soft, lightweight jackets our girls can put on whenever a drizzle looks imminent, to hardcore performance coats that will keep them dry in a downpour, we found eight stylish options in all sizes to cover our toddlers and our tweens. Rain, rain go away? Maybe not, with...Read More
My criteria for selecting rain boots for my kids is pretty simple: The boots need to keep their feet dry. But, now that I’ve found Western Chief Kids’ lighted boots, and I know my kids are going to be begging for their boots to do more than just keep them warm, I am certain I’ll be adding one more box to that checklist: Light up. With a bright neon light in the heel that is activated with every step, Western Chief’s lighted boots will make jumping in puddles a bit more dazzling. I also like that their blinking steps will make our kids a bit more visible while...Read More
The weather outside may finally have us shaking in our boots, but I’m feeling kind of warm inside just looking at the cutest handmade winter fleece hats for babies and toddlers from Mrs PTB on Etsy. They’ll almost make you want to leave the warmth of your house just to hear the ooohs and ahhhs of the passersby when they see your child all bundled up. Made of soft fleece by Philadelphia crafter Angelique Buckley, there’s nothing scratchy to bother sensitive kids who normally rip a hat off in five seconds flat. And the under-the-chin snap closure–which can be replaced by velcro on request–helps...Read More
As cute as those little baby fingers and toes are, winter is coming, and it’s time for all those digits to go under wraps. If you’re looking to keep your little ones snug and warm in something really special, you’ve got to check out the eco-friendly and adorable handmade wool slippers and mittens for babies from Cate and Levi. Related: Cool gifts for baby’s first Christmas: Holiday gift guide 2015 We’ve been gaga over Toronto-based Cate and Levi ever since we saw how the company took reclaimed wool, mainly from discarded sweaters that were destined for the landfill, and turned it into unique stuffed animals, incredible wall art,...Read More
Hey, Cool Mom Picks: Any good recommendations for a waterproof winter jacket for my preschooler? I’m starting to realize it’s probably going to get cold on the East Coast fast! Thanks! – Leah, via the Cool Mom Picks Facebook page Hi Leah! I totally feel your pain. I have been searching for the most-awesome winter jacket for my son and engaged in the online equivalent of window shopping for several hours. Some days, my job is really hard. To help me narrow down my options, I considered three things: Style, warmth, and quality. I love coats that look awesome, but they also have to keep kids warm enough to...Read More
We’ve spoken here — a lot — about never shopping online without first searching for a discount code, and one of the first places we always turn for that is RetailMeNot.com. You too? Perfect! Because they’re our newest sponsor and we love that. Hey, any site that saves us money pretty much all the time, is a cool pick as far as we’re concerned. You can shop by store, by the best deals, by exclusives, or even search by category on the site (a feature that was new to us) to see hot items you might be looking for — like Converse...Read More
If you ever want to get one totally cool, fun, on-trend outfit for your kid’s fall wardrobe, I always turn to Appaman to see what’s in for the season. And lucky us, we get to give you a first look at all the fun new fall fashion for kids that are available for sale starting today! The mom-and-pop run label has grown from making those cute tees with a bulldog illustration that my daughter owned as a toddler (before Angelina and Brad’s kids made it famous, thankyouverymuch) to becoming a major fashion presence in all the indie boutiques I love to poke my...Read More
I am never one to pass up a UNIQLO sale, especially since they’ve become my personal go-to for pants and sweaters. Seriously, I wear them pretty much every single day in some combination. But their kids clothes are fabulous too. If you’re not yet familiar with UNIQLO, it’s a Japanese-based company that makes what I’d describe as affordable modern and urban clothing for the entire family. Like H+M only more basics and solid colors, lots of gender neutral styles, and an excellent selection of clothes for kids. That includes non-hoochie clothes for girls. Hooray. So of course I spent way too long on the site, searching...Read More
Even superheroes can get chilled while out leaping tall snow drifts in a single bound. To keep your caped—or cloaked–crusader toasty, check out Neon Eaters’ warm and adorable superhero knit hat at Psychobaby. I love the simple styling with its contrast-color “mask” and bold star which allows your kids to be whatever superhero they feel like being that day. And I appreciate that the eyeholes are large enough for good peripheral vision since we all know that villains tend to lurk in corners. Just remind your superhero to look out for icy patches when they go speeding down the sidewalk faster...Read More
Like so many of you with kids who start to hit six, seven, eight…you realize that your favorite, go-to clothing brands either stop making clothes that fit your kids, or you see the styles start to get a bit more uh, adult than you might be ready for. (Hint to mall stores: Our second grade girls realllly don’t need ruching below a v-neck to draw attention to breasts they don’t have.) It’s why I’ve always been so grateful for brands like Tea and Hanna Andersson whose clothes grow with my kids. And now, I get to add nununu to that list...Read More
If your boys are anything like my own, falling temperatures aren’t going to keep them inside, so it’s officially time to make sure they have some cool new hoodies to keep them warm on brisk days. We’re pretty sure none of the other kids, boy or girl, will have one of these comfy, stylish hoodies, but if they do, commend them for their great taste. We raved about the boys’ tees from Warrior Poet last spring, and we’re loving their Lion’s Tooth hoodie (at top) for the fall. The houndstooth pattern is on trend, and that lion is fierce. This J Crew...Read More
It’s hard to believe it, but winter’s going to be here soon, and forecasters are saying this is going to be a cold one. I, for one, not going to let the idea of a long, snowy winter get me down, especially when this year’s winter jackets for kids are so fun, bright, and colorful. I know, I know– it’s no fun trying to get kids bundled up and out the door on a freezing cold morning, but a really cool coat helps. Especially if it’s one they don’t mind putting on themselves. Hopefully these colorful jackets for kids will get you through the...Read More
When I moved back to the northeast last year after nearly ten years in Atlanta, my children and I were sorely unprepared for winter. My first purchase: An Appaman long down coat that I’d seen on Liz’s girls several winters in a row. This year, I’m determined to be ready for the colder climes, which just got a whole lot easier with our scoop on the new Appaman outerwear line. How very, very convenient. It’s not just that I love their modern twist on classic looks that never go out of style. Appaman makes coats that truly last, not...Read More
After what seemed to be the winter that would never end, we’re all ready for warmer climes and adorable spring clothes for kids and babies. Which is one of the reasons we love partnering with Jacadi–they make it so easy to find that very thing. (Well, maybe not the weather. But definitely the clothes.) We could browse their website for hours, fantasizing about the classic, sophisticated styles, all designed with a lovely French flair. But right now, you might not have to dream, since they’re giving away a $200 gift card as part of their spring photo contest. Yeah, we’d...Read More
Are you sick of the cold yet? It’s snowing in the deep south. Pigs are flying. Brrr. So, in our house, instead of dolls or video games, the thing my daughter is begging for at the moment is earmuffs. Kinda sad, but not when mama finds kids’ earmuffs as fabulous as these from the Etsy shop Rainbow Mittens. I love the fluffy and huge pale pink muffs on these (they also come in white, brown or black). And the headband is covered in pretty lace, just for some fancy. Moms, they make them in your size too, in case...Read More
I’ve been smitten with Wunway since I discovered their lovely, non-hoochie clothes (it’s true) for girls earlier this year. It’s no surprise I’m loving their new collection of girls clothes, but since my 9-year old picks out her own outfits these days, I thought I’d let her browse the website and share her own 7 favorites and why she loves them. I promise, I didn’t edit her one bit. Bellanie tutu skirt (above): The length of this skirt is so unique and not like other skirts of its kind. Etoiles top: 100% cotton means it’s very soft (What? That’s...Read More
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