Considering I’m only a “mother” to a cat and dog, I’ve purchased a lot of baby clothes in my life. My friends and family have been kind enough to repopulate the world, so I don’t have to do it. My only duty has been to supply cute gifts for the adorable offspring. It was shaky at first – I’ll never live down the first outfit I purchased for my than newborn niece. It was a super cute, all white, linen, dry clean only sailor dress! Hey, I didn’t know any better (sorry Beth).
Since then, I’ve learned to make sure all my gifts are at the very least machine washable. I’ve also noticed that the choices for baby clothes has expanded well beyond the pink and flowers for girls/blue and teddy bears for boys variety. If you’re a rock fan, a goth girl or a surfing family, you can now find onesies, bibs, and diaper bags that fit your sense of style. If you’re looking for some baby gear with flair, I’ve found some great picks.
First up, take a look at My Baby Rocks, a shop devoted to the rocking-ist baby clothes and accessories ever. Grab a gift set (like the Little Rocker onesie set above) for your next baby shower. If the little ones Mom or Dad is a fan of rock, they have you covered. I found tees and onesies for tons of bands from Aerosmith to The Who.
Looking for more of a beach baby feel? Try Surf Side Baby for unique, beach inspired clothing. My favorites include this itty-bitty Hawaiian shirt, a sweet surfboard-printed sundress and this basic baby beanie that simply says Dude (or is that Duuuuuude?).
Another complaint I’ve heard from parents is the never-ending search for a practical yet stylish diaper bag. Diaperbags.com is a great source for oodles of fashion forward bags at affordable prices (get two!) My favorite is this Kalencom, chocolate and blue bag that has two exterior bottle pockets (one is insulated), a zippered top and hooks to most strollers. This site even has a section for Daddy Diaper Bags so your man can have his own, discreet bag for daddy duty.
Finally, after a day of baby wrangling, everybody can use some sleep. Toss aside those sickly-sweet lullabies and get your hands on Jason Falkner’s Bedtime With The Beatles 2, which contains nine classic Beatles tunes redone for sleepy time. Guaranteed to soothe both baby and parents – sweet dreams.