Legwear for babies? Dress up this sweet sloth romper from Finn + Emma for cute photo ops, or down for playdates at the park. The brand is known contempory looks that come in sustainable fabrics and are produced in fair trade settings. Baby shoes are notorious for somehow always coming off. That’s why parents love Zutano booties, the brand that finally came up with soft baby shoes that actually stay on. Two snaps around the ankle make them easy to put on but difficult to fall off and they come in cozy fleece or lightweight cotton.
The Tula Explore is a completely new design by Baby Tula, with superior versatility and comfort. We first got our hands on the Explore for testing last year and we were super impressed with it; in fact, after a long-term reliability test it might start to creep up this list! Out of the box, it is stylish, has super soft and durable fabric, and feels very well-constructed yet lightweight and flexible enough to stuff into a big diaper bag. We tried it out in all of its 5 positions: rear-facing front-carry for infant, baby, and toddler, forward-facing front-carry for toddler, and back-carry for baby and toddler. Adjusting between the three rear-facing front-carry options was easy, simply reconfiguring the upper and lower parts of the “Explore panel”. The lower panel is in the seating area and adjusts using snaps – infants begin with the narrowest panel setting, and you make it wider as your baby gets bigger. The upper panel adjusts between short and tall positions depending on your baby’s height and head/neck control. The Explore instruction manual is here, and of course also included with the carrier and we strongly encourage you to read when you receive it. All of this adjustment is necessary to make it possible to support babies as small as 7 pounds and up to 45 pounds (the same range as the LilleBaby and Ergobaby 360).
All Natural: We’re also seeing a lot of 2019 fashion getting inspiration from nature. More designers are also using organic cotton and making other environmentally friendly changes that show awareness of our dying planet. We’re seeing more and more of a need for sustainability and that is trickling into fashion. This means more and more designers are using organic and natural fabrics such as organic wool and cotton, and even fabric made from bamboo. The styles too are reflective of nature and we’re seeing a lot of patterns in earthy colors, animal and floral print.
New parents will quickly discover that buying clothes for kids is a fraught affair: On one hand, you want them to look nice, but on the other, kids often outgrow their clothes within a single season, which means you’ll have to spend more money to buy new clothes, while the old ones pile up.
Many parents say it’s their favorite baby product, no matter the type or brand. It gives your arms a break and can easily sub in for a stroller, especially if your child gets upset when they can’t see you, or you need to navigate crowded spaces like airports and stadiums. It’s also great to use if you like hiking and want to bring your child along. Some parents only use a baby carrier when their child is small—newborn through six months or so. Other parents continue to use a carrier well into the toddler stage. You’ll get the most out of it before your little one learns to walk and wants to roam free. Read more information at Baby and Toddler Toys.
This is likely the most obvious acceptable item, because babies grow fairly quickly out of their clothes and keeping up with their growing bodies can be a challenge on a budget. Meghan Slocum, a California-based blogger writes that upcycling is also a great way to reduce clothing waste: “Buying used clothes is good for the environment because you’re making use of clothes that have already been produced. Those clothes don’t have to go to the landfill or be recycled, AND you save on the use of the resources that would be needed to produce new clothes.”