Tag: kids’ t-shirts

Zutano baby clothes just got way easier to find

I remember with fondness my very first Zutano purchase. It was a cozy fleece newborn hat with perky animal ears for my son, who’s now almost three. I immediately became hooked on the affordable, well-made and adorable options from Zutano, but their website was definitely not a shopper’s paradise, more geared towards wholesale than me. Well finally, with an awesome redesign, Zutano.com is so fun and easy to peruse that I added a dozen things for my boys to my cart on my first visit. My fave purchases include the kimono wrap Lions Short Sleeve Newborn Onesie, pictured, ($18),...

Read More

Handsome in Pink

Did you know that pink was originally a color for boys? It’s true. Up until the 1940’s, boys were dressed in pink and girls in blue. And then it got all confusing. But we live in a time when barriers are being broken all over the place. In the wake of our review of Cinderella Ate My Daughter, if you have a boy who likes pink or a girl who likes tools or a child of any type who just wants to be hip, you’re going to want to check out the boutique Handsome in Pink. Or HIP, as...

Read More

Combine Harvester fans – Your dream has come true

A couple of years ago, my son was perfectly happy with the regular old planes, trains, and automobile shirts. But these days, he’s a veritable truck expert, so scarily knowledgeable of all vehicles that those simple shirts he used to wear just aren’t detailed enough for his informed taste. So you can imagine his glee when I showed him the newest, coolest, never-seen-before shirt from the dad-owned Shirts That Go. You know you’re a mom (or a farmer) when you’re excited about a Combine Harvester shirt, the newest addition to the collection of vehicle shirts at Shirts That Go....

Read More

It’s time to raise the curtain…

Last month, cool-tee-site Threadless held a Muppet design contest to jump on the excitement many of us feel about the new Muppets movie coming out this fall. (New Muppets! Whee!) Threadless invited anyone to submit a Muppets tee-shirt design and promised to make the winning design into a tee all of us could buy for ourselves. Out of a whole bunch of submissions, the winner was chosen, and we love it. The colorful Together Again was picked as the winning tee—how quickly can you name the characters? If you love more than the tee, a special Muppets bundle also includes an exclusive poster and...

Read More

Ready for Cars 2? Now you will be.

With Cars 2 coming soon to theaters at the end of the month, we’re going to be drowning in licensed merchandise any day now. I love Lightning McQueen as much as the next mama, I just hate for my kids to strut around looking like walking advertisements for the flick of the moment. What do you do with a little boy obsessed with Cars and a momma hoping for something slightly cooler than ye olde licensed polyester tee? Cue Peek Kids, one of my favorite West Coast shops to outfit my boys. Peek clothes tell moms of boys: you...

Read More

Looking for the Old Navy Gay Pride t-shirts? We found them!

We know that many of you, like us, have been trying to track down the very cool Old Navy gay pride t-shirts. At this point, they won’t be available online, but rather in 26 select stores across the country. (Our fingers are crossed that more will follow.) Curious to see if your local store is on the list? We’ve got all the retailers right here. Here’s a tip: Go to your local Old Navy store, ask them to call a store that is carrying it and pay shipping to have it shipped to you like you would with an...

Read More

Owls are the new black

If you’ve been anywhere near a children’s shop in the last year or so, you’ll know that an owl is the requisite children’s motif for 2011. And we’re not complaining a bit. Especially when it’s as cute as the ones we’ve just found. This adorable baby owl tee was designed by Holly Cruise, who with her sister Ariel, created Mimosa, a site devoted to great design. The design is silk screened onto 100% organic cotton fabric and sizing ranges from newborn onesies to 6T tees. In addition to an entire menagerie of animal tees (I’m pretty crazy about the...

Read More

Old Navy offers a Gay Pride tee and we love them for it

We’ve always been proud to support all types of families at Cool Mom Picks–the ones with one mommy, the ones with two mommies, the ones with no mommies at all. So we’re thrilled to see that Old Navy is doing the same, by making a stand in favor of love and tolerance with their new line of Gay Pride T-shirts launching next week. This is a pretty big corporate statement and we admire the guts. But we really like that 10% of Old Navy sales on the items will go to the It Gets Better Project, a truly amazing...

Read More

Thinking of you, Japan.

“Thinking of you” is most definitely what our hearts and minds are saying about our friends in Japan, so why not our shirts? Or our kids’ shirts, for that matter.  The Japan Appeal T-shirt by Caramel Baby + Child of London is just brilliant. What I love most about this design is how it reminds people that even though the devastation in Japan might not be front-page news anymore, it is still a massive crisis that needs our attention; and it says all of that in the sweetest and most gentle way. I also appreciate that it gives to...

Read More

New reasons to love Soft Clothing for spring

I rarely buy clothes for my oldest daughter online because she is so very picky about what she lets touch her skin. Tight cuffs, buttons, care labels, embroidered designs, zippers…the list on “no’s” goes on and on and on. But last year, I ordered some things from Soft Clothing based on the recommendation I read here and was so very pleased that nothing had to be returned. And with their new spring styles, I have even more choices to get us ready for warmer weather.  {keep reading for a great giveaway!} Primarily created for kids with Sensory Processing Disorder,...

Read More

The baby in black (for just a little Cash)

Love may be a burning thing… but it doesn’t have to make a fiery ring. In your wallet, anyway.  What am I going on about? Oh, maybe just the cutest pint-sized nod to one of the world’s most notable singers. This Johnny Cash Pomade Kids’ Tee by Sourpuss evokes so much rockabilly attitude, I almost can’t look right at it. I love its vintage-y image in gold on black and totally dig the huge mike, front and center. Love, too, that it’s available for super-junior Johnnies or for bigger kids up to 4T. Plus: it’s only $20 at Mimi & Red–a...

Read More

It’s Dr Seuss’s birthday! Put a candle in those green eggs and ham

Though my sleep-addled brain may never forgive him for Fox in Socks, that tongue-twister of a story my son requested night after night, there is no question that Dr. Seuss’ collection of fanciful stories include some of our very favorite characters and verse. In honor of Dr. Seuss’ 107th birthday, we’ve pulled together some of our very favorite items for those of us who can’t get enough of those magical, Seussical creations. –Christina It’s all about the books, isn’t it, which is why I especially love The Retro Baby’s Cat in the Hat tee (above) which has that classic...

Read More

I had to say I love you with an Etch-a-Sketch

I like giving my kids something cute for Valentine’s Day, but how many teddy bears with hearts can a child own? This Etch A Sketch t-shirt however, had me at  I love you. The tee is perfect for Valentine’s Day and all year round–I’m such a sucker for cool, unique kids t-shirts and this fits the bill. Each Etch A Sketch t-shirt is hand screen printed with eco-friendly ink on a variety of colored t-shirts and in baby to big kid sizes. It’s a great gift for birthdays, too. Add a real Etch A Sketch and you’ve got yourself...

Read More

Valentine’s Day shirts even a boy (and his mama) could love

Even with two older sisters who keep him well in touch with his feminine side, it didn’t take long before my son had decided pink was a “girl” color and that his sweet puppy tees should be traded for race cars and dinosaurs. But he still loves Valentine’s Day for all the candy and cards he gets, so I have been thinking about getting him a shirt to go along with the occasion.  Check out the cool boy tees we found—they’d look sweet on any boy this Valentine’s Day, but not too sweet. Who’s your favorite girl? I’m pretty...

Read More

Shakespeare tees for babies. i.e. Why quote Elmo when you can quote Beatrice

Long ago, in a galaxy far away, I was an actor. Funny enough, I still do plenty of acting today as a Mom. (Help me clean up, kids. It’s so much fun!) Since the theater is still very much still part of my life, I was charmed by these onesies and t-shirts all featuring quotes from Shakespeare. Designed by a former actor, Peaseblossoms brings child-appropriate quotes to life (nothing from Macbeth, promise) with whimsical, original drawings hand silkscreened on 100% jersey knit cotton baby onesies or toddler tees. My favorite: Then there was a star danced and under that...

Read More

DIY shirts that’ll tickle kids’ octopi fancies

My 3-year-old is currently in the full throes of wanting to be an artiste. Paints, crayons, felt, tissue paper, googly eyes, she wants to do it all — especially if she can wear a beret at the same time.  And now there’s a new shop offering DIY shirt designs for your own little masterpiece maker that kids will go nuts for. Tickly Octopus (the name alone will get a giggle out of even the most surly of kiddos) offers up organic cotton tees that come with a baggie of handmade felt animal and letter appliques and adornments like grassy...

Read More

Big sister tees that don’t make anyone feel little

Even though my youngest is still a baby, I can’t tell you how many times I hear the other girls argue No I’m the big sister! And technically, they both are – however, my six-year-old is insistent that she’s the biggest sister. I don’t even try to explain that to my two-year-old. (And my son, he could probably care less. Ha.) I’ve always loved the idea of big brother and sister tees to welcome a new baby, but what do you do when you have more than one? Now with the Big, Bigger, Biggest t-shirts from one of our...

Read More

Changeable shirts for kids with changeable minds

My daughter refused to wear anything but Hello Kitty garb for 63 days straight. True story. Then, just as we were all very (very!) Hello Kitty-ed out, she decided that she would never wear the same shirt twice. She hasn’t stuck to that plan (thank goodness), but definite opinions about her clothing are her M.O. Like most kids, the girl loves versatility. Future fashion editor? The world’s next scientist specializing in chaos theory? A normal kid? Whatever the case, I am beyond thrilled to find the brand new SwitchittZ shirts by Thread Adventures. These tees are made to change as often...

Read More

Red21Boys.com – The motherlode of cool boys clothes

A neighbor and I were just discussing the challenge of purchasing boy’s clothes these days and we both agreed that you really do get what you pay for. And since I’m not too keen on purchasing two sets of clothes every season–sometimes more–I’m on a constant mission to find stylish clothes for my son that will actually survive what he dishes out.[don’t miss an exclusive offer after the jump] Enter the Wes & Willy line from Red 21Boys.com, a cool clothes company that’s renewed my belief that cool boys clothes not only exist, but are easy to find. At...

Read More

An Elmo shirt even I can love

Given my general loathe for licensed character clothing, it’s only fitting that my two-year-old has decided she will only wear clothes with Elmo on them. Makes perfect sense considering she has never actually watched Sesame Street. Ah, toddlers. But since finding this cool version, I’m feeling a little better about her insistence on sporting the furry red monster’s face every single day. The adorable organic cotton Elmo shirt at What Every Baby Needs (and Cookie Monster too!) made by Kiwi Industries feature his bright face along with his name in English, Greek, and Japanese for a cool multiculturalal ode....

Read More

Pin It on Pinterest