This month cupid will be flying high so we've selected a few of lil's favorite things for the littlest loves of our lives —newborns! Fresh back from maternity leave, I selected the five mommy and baby must haves that I could not live without! From outfits that take your infant from sleep to play to a fabulous activity mat that gets their little limbs moving, check out our picks!
A new year, a new baby, a new you! Kick start 2008 with a few of lil's favorite finds.
- Take a hint from fashion-forward matey, Pax Jolie-Pitt with this durably darling Kingsley Pirate Hoodie ($95). It will keep your swashbuckler snug on and off the playground.
- These cozy knit kickers ($30) by Heather's Treasure Box will have your lil wrangler looking the part whether he's at home on the range or an urban cowboy.
- Weather storms with this charcoal Mamacoat ($188) by Japanese Weekend. Known for its multipurpose fashions, the brand offers clothing that can be worn in pregnancy and the postpartum stages. And, this jacket gets even more bang for your buck by outfitting baby. It's four jackets, a hood, and a hat in one!
- Got cabin fever? Get the kids in an outside state of mind with Doctor Noize's musical adventure. The Ballad of Phineas McBoof ($15) will entertain your tots with an imaginative excursion where they will encounter bass-playing hippopotamuses and yodeling lizards.
- Send your gal puddle jumping in these rubber Maryjane rainboots ($27) by Trumpette. The cleverly designed galoshes available in white, purple, and fuchsia are bound to trick and splash an onlooker or two.
If only looking good while playing golf was this easy. Forget the cart and clubs, these Trumpette johnny golf socks are sure to score a style hole-in-one.
The cotton socks with skid-resistant soles come six colors — red, orange, green, dark blue, light blue, and gray to a darling decorative box for infants ($26.50) and tots ($29). What better way to celebrate the anniversary of miniature golf than with a gift for your mini me?
Tis' the season to be shopping. Sure you'll get some great gifts later this month, but these are must haves for right now.
- The Grinch turned 50-years-old on Saturday, National Grinch Day! Make sure to get your special 50th edition of Dr. Seuss's How The Grinch Stole Christmas ($25) and cozy up with the family for story time. While the pages might get tattered and torn, the story remains relevant and entertaining year after year.
- Flaunt your pregnancy curves in an Isabella Oliver outfit. She makes sleek and affordable designs for expectant mothers. So treat yourself to a fab new dress ($155 – $265) and feel divine at all of those holiday festivities.
- Lots of families makes it a tradition to buy new pajamas for Christmas Eve. We don't encourage family dressing, but we do love the elfin striped organic cotton pajama ($28) from Hanna Andersson complete with the slipper socks ($18). Your lil munchkins will look delectable in the candy cane stripes.
- We've seen the cute socks that Trumpette makes for lil ones, but now they have delved into making track shoes ($28) for baby, too. Your tot's sure to be the most fashion forward in her gang when she's rockin' the silver sneakers.
- Who doesn't enjoy a snugly, warm blanket during winter? Baby deserves one, too. Made in Northern California, Robbie Adrian blankets are entirely organic and plush to the touch. The elegant blankets ($44-$116) are available in organic cotton fleece or velour with organic silk trimming in a variety of delicate hues.
Super cool baby boys everywhere have some fierce competition from the coolest of them all: Kingston Rossdale.
He of the metallic gold stroller, camouflage socks, and mini-Adidas definitely provides great inspiration for the aspiring dapper lil dude. When gifting a pint-size sartorialist, think stripes, robots, airplanes, and Kingston, and you'll have a winner.
While it's true that most babies really don't need shoes, these adorable Trumpette make it pretty hard to resist buying them anyway.
They are so stinkin' cute and affordable. A pair of the patent loafers will set you back $28, which seems about par for the course for cute baby shoes.
My lil one sports her skittle green loafers all over town. I thought they might be tough to walk in, but she's done surprisingly well in them. I'm just trying to decide which color to get her next. I'd get the red ones for myself if they made them in my size!
Are fashionable ladies partial to wanting stylish baby girls? I'm sure there have been studies done on this — I'll wait for the experts to find out the truth. In the meantime, I'm going to assume yes is the answer. I know I would love a little mini Fab to dress up and wear the sweet, sometimes over the top, girlie things I found below. Mini Fab only gets to wear it for a short while, so why not go a little crazy?