Dressing Baby for Fall

Usher in the fall season with a shopping trip to update your baby’s wardrobe with warmer clothing. There are SO many adorable options to dress baby for fall to keep them warm. Here are a few of our favorite fall trends and where to find them:

Sherpa Jackets

Give me all the Sherpa. Seriously, the Sherpa trend is the greatest trend to hit the fashion world in a long time, it’s like walking around in the coziest bed ever! From blankets to lined jackets, I’ll take it all. Keep baby especially warm and comfortable in a Sherpa jacket, like this unbearably cute Sherpa jacket from Carter’s. Watch out though, the soft material might just put your baby to sleep (maybe that’s not such a bad thing?)

Carter’s Sherpa Jacket

Rain boots

Okay, are these baby rain boots from Petit Bateau not the actual cutest things you’ve ever seen? These are the smallest little rain boots – I don’t even have a baby small enough to wear these anymore and I want them.  If your baby is born on a rainy fall day, put them on to wear home from the hospital!

Petit Bateau Rain Boots

Hats

Framing that chubby little baby face in a hat is not only practical to keep baby’s head warm in the fall, but you’re basically doing a public service for onlookers to give them a glimpse of sheer adorable-ness that is sure to brighten up anybody’s day. I love hats with chin straps to really accentuate those chunky cheeks and chins like this pom-pom hat from Gap, but if baby doesn’t like the straps you’ll get the same reaction and keep baby’s head ultra-warm in this fleece beanie from The North Face.

                               

 Gap Pom-Pom Hat      

North Face Fleece Beanie

Peacoats

I like that peacoats can be dressed up or down, designed extra-thick for really cold temperatures or thin for warmer fall days. Whatever weather situation in which you find yourself, there is a pea coat for your baby. I love this wool-blend peacoat from H&M. It would be cute on a boy or a girl, and the wool blend would offer the perfect amount of warmth with breathability.

H&M Wool-Blend Peacoat

Bodysuits

Fall means it’s time to bust-out the long-sleeved onesies and bodysuits, and Kohl’s has some super cute fall-florals to keep baby warm and stylish. And check out this buffalo plaid bodysuit at Kohl’s for your lil’ lumberjack? TO. DIE. FOR.

                                 

Kohl’s Fall-Floral Bodysuit 

 

 

 Kohl’s Buffalo Plaid Bodysuit

Plaid

Plaid continues to be a go-to pattern for the fall, and this plaid flannel shirt dress from Old Navy has me wanting to call and request it in my size, right? It’s warm, super cute, and paired with some pants or lined-leggings or even with a vest thrown over the top, your baby will be styling and warm in her on-trend plaid this fall.

 

Old Navy Plaid Flannel Shirt Dress

Suspenders

I can’t even with the baby suspenders, like this 3-piece suspenders set from Carter’s. Is there anything more ironically adorable than a baby in suspenders? They may laugh when they grow up to an age when suspenders are actually a practical fashion choice and see pictures of them wearing suspenders as a baby, but fashion doesn’t have to be practical, especially for babies (hello, animal ears on every hood/hat?)

Carter’s 3-Piece Suspenders

 

What are your go-to fall fashion choices for your baby?

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How to Dress Your Baby in Style on a Budget

Let’s be honest, dressing a baby can be really fun. You pretty much have the ultimate power to choose all the outfits and accessories without any opposition from your child, which you will miss when your three-year-old insists on only wearing clothing that has sparkles on it. Trust me.

That being said, sometimes it’s difficult to find stylish baby clothes that don’t break the bank. Here are some tips on how to dress your baby in style on a budget:

1. Visit consignment and thrift stores
I cannot tell you how many gems from brands like Janie and Jack, ZARA and Freshly Picked can be found if you’re willing to search through the quantities to find the steals. Stores like Kid to Kid are a great place to start looking, as are places like the Salvation Army or Deseret Industries.

2. Join Buy/Sell/Trade (BST) groups on Facebook
Searching Facebook for BST groups that focus on your favorite brands is another great way to save money. In a lot of instances, you’ll have the opportunity to buy things that are like-new for less than retail. Don’t be afraid to join local yard sale groups too… you never know when you’ll find something amazing.

3. Sign up for email lists 
Signing up for brand newsletters/email lists is a great way to stay in the know about sales, discounts and exclusive subscriber deals. Sometimes you’ll even get a discount for signing up. Whether it’s a smaller shop, or a larger retail brand, you’re sure to find some deals if you’re willing to subscribe.

4. Check your local grocery store(s)
I’ve found some of the cutest clothes for my kids at the cheapest prices at my local Smith’s Marketplace and Target stores. Both of these stores have coupons apps as well, so you can look for discounts that way, too. So when you’re out grocery shopping, swing on over to the kids clothing section to see if there are any deals happening.

5. Ask for gift cards
Stocking up on gift cards is another cost-effective way to dress your baby in style. If you have family or close friends ask you what you’d like for your baby, suggest gift cards to your favorite baby store. If you’re still expecting or awaiting placement, consider adding this request to your baby registry. That way, you’ll be able to use multiple gift cards together to create a stylish wardrobe for your baby, and you won’t have to worry about returning gifts that you get duplicates of.

6. Host a clothing exchange
If you have friends and/or family who also have children similar ages, consider hosting a clothing exchange. Because sometimes it’s just nice to wear clothes that are new (to you). You can make it more fun by including adult clothes too. That way, mama and baby can both look stylish on a budget.

7. Invest in a few fun basics that you can mix-and-match 
Investigate some higher-end baby basics brands (my favorite is June & January) and buy a few staple pieces that you can mix-and-match. You may be paying a bit more per piece, but you’ll yield more outfit options and combinations than with other pieces that don’t coordinate as well. Search for brands that offer a perks program and/or great sales to save even more.

What are some of your favorite ways to dress your baby in style on a budget?

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Swimsuit Guide: For Expecting Moms, New Moms & Babies

Moms, your bodies are miracles. Seriously, the ability to bring life into this world is amazing, and there is absolutely no shame in any part of the process of pregnancy, including the changes your body goes through. That being said, change in general is simply uncomfortable. Just like a new haircut that takes time to get used to, you might not feel like yourself for a while during pregnancy and after you give birth as notice the changes in your body, especially in a swimsuit where the changes are more visible. Begin embracing your strong, changed body by jumping right back into your usual hobbies and activities, including spending time at the pool or beach in the summer. Here are some very cute and functional swimsuits for pregnant moms, new moms, and those perfect little babies your incredible body just created.

Maternity Swimsuits

This suit from Nordstrom is timeless, with its classic black silhouette, supportive bust and stretchy ruching. This will be your go-to suit during pregnancy, and would also be flattering for your postpartum body!

 

This wrap tankini from Target features ruching and a removable strap for comfort and style! And that royal blue color is gorgeous!

 

If you already have a bikini or tankini top that you love, these foldover maternity bottoms from Nordstrom are perfect to adapt your current swimwear to your current body.

 

This high-neck one-piece from Target is everything. When you need that extra coverage to feel secure, the recent high-neck trend is your best friend.

 

Draped tops create the perfect silhouette for pregnant women, and give you more room to move without tight material. This crochet tankini from Target is a winner.

 

Postpartum Swimsuits

This high-waisted bikini with a draped, flowy top is perfect for that postpartum, recovery time. It’s flattering and stylish with plenty of coverage. Get it on Amazon here. 

The perfect postpartum tankini: maternity AND nursing friendly, adjustable straps, and two color options. What more could you want? Get it on Amazon here.

 

Swimdresses are a great option for postpartum swimwear to achieve comfort, security, and coverage. We love these swimdresses on Amazon, and can’t decide on our favorite color combo. What’s yours?

 

Have you ever seen anything as cute as this bow swimdress? We can’t get over the bow detail, the flared skirt, and the accentuated waist that makes this the perfect postpartum swimwear. Get it on Amazon here.

 

 

Baby Swimsuits

Boys

This print is adorable, and your little guy will be the most stylish guy at the pool in these from H&M.RuggedButts sells exclusively baby boy clothes, and their swimwear is unbearably cute. Check out these geometric plaid swim shorts, we can’t get enough of them!

 

The contrast print on these shorts are to die for, and at only $10 it’s Target for the win again!

 

Keep little mister safe from the sun with the coordination rash guard/swim short combo, also from Target.

 

 

Girls

Ruffles and polka dots are staples for baby girl fashion. This swimsuit from H&M has them both.

 

Stars, stripes, and bows. A rashguard/swim bottoms combo for your patriotic baby girl this summer. Get it from Target here. 

 

RuffleButts (the girl version of RuggedButts) has the most adorable seersucker peplum swimsuit for baby girls that you’ve ever seen. And you can choose to add your baby’s initials if you want.

 

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Smart Nursery Trends for 2017

Smart nurseries are a growing tech trend. From smart cribs to video monitors, we’ve rounded up five must-have smart nursery trends for your consideration.

Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera (from $190)

This camera works in harmony with an accompanying app, which you download after the camera is plugged in. One of the great things about the Nest is that it has a built-in speaker and microphone, so you can talk and listen through the app. The night vision capabilities are comprehensive, and you receive 24/7 live video in 1080p HD. You also get a free trial of Nest Aware, which allows you to record the video feed and store it in the cloud.

Hatch Baby Grow Smart Changing Pad and Scale ($129)

The Hatch Grow Smart Changing Pad features a plastic base, with a foam top and safety belt, that is comfortable and wipeable, so no changing pad cover is required. It is designed to track your baby’s weight, feeding

SNOO Smart Sleeper ($1,160)

This basinet is designed for babies from newborn to six months, or until your baby can get up on her hands and knees. You place your baby in a fixed swaddle position, which keeps her on her back, and if your baby begins to cry, the SNOO respond with white noise and gentle motions that mimic the womb, to ensure that your baby gets her best sleep.

Naya Smart Breast Pump ($999)

The Naya Smart Breast Pump boasts patent-pending HydroComfort Technology that uses water instead of air to gently massage and help express milk more efficiently and quickly. Its rechargeable battery lasts up to 180 minutes, which equates to about two days of pumping for most women. You can also pair it with the free Naya Health Tracker, which will automatically track your pumping sessions, milk supply and daily and weekly stats. It is composed of fewer parts than traditional pumps, is lightweight and comes with all of the accessories you’ll need for successful pumping.

Owlet Baby Monitor ($249.99)

It goes without saying that the Owlet Baby monitor is an innovative and useful addition to any smart nursery. Its comfortable sock uses pulse oximetry technology to track your infant’s heart rate and oxygen levels while they sleep. The Owlet is designed to sound an alert if your child’s heart rate goes too high or too low, as well as if their oxygen levels dip below a preset level. And, it syncs to your smartphone via WIFI, as well as to a base station in your child’s room.

What do you think about these smart nursery trends? Would you splurge on any of these items?

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