You have tons of baby gear, but much of it is lacking the sass & style that used to set you apart from the pack (another teddy bear embellished bib? snoooore). Fortunately, Seattle is home to so many talented designers with an eye for color & style, that with a little effort and a few dineros, you can soon be Alpha Mom once again. We’ve highlighted a few of our fave indie designers below – hurry & get the goods before they ‘sell out.’
With Celebrity Baby Blog dishing about Gwen Stefani’s latest baby wrap with unabashed awe, you know babywearing has moved beyond fringe to mainstream. Today, your carrier makes as much of a statement about your personal style as Little One’s faux hawk. Lucky for us, Katie Pedersen has her finger on the pulse of this here-to-stay trend with Metrosupial Designs, a Seattle company that specializes in handmade and custom-made baby slings. We love the star pattern on the pouch sling — perfect for your own little rock star. Pouch slings and ring slings, $75.00. Browse online and call to order your custom sling.
Metrosupial Designs (Business Closed)
Anna Sander knows baby style. As the newborn program specialist at PEPS, she sees hundreds of Little Ones passing through her door every day. So it was no surprise when she and childhood pal Anna Olive began designing a line of children’s products. Their adorable products include oversized bibs ($18), burp cloths, (three for $29), changing pad ($22), toddler-sized pants ($45), and versatile hooded blankets ($65). Everything comes in fun fabrics that delight in whimsy. Choose from sock monkeys, seventies-esque florals, dots, space-boys, frogs, stripes, and more, all in vivid colors. The pants are reversible; two fun prints, one cute look. Shop online or at Seattle stores including Retroactive Kids, Bootyland, and Bouncing Wall.
So Anna (Business Closed)
ida j designs
When it comes to accessories for motherhood, ida j designers Michelle Seligman and Jill Davishahl’s motto is ‘don’t settle for frumpy; get funky.’ Think bold patterns, eccentric colors, and cozy cotton and flannel. We love the tush cush, ($36), an on-the-go changing pad in eye-popping patchwork. The tag-along blanket ($32) will keep Baby cozy and is the perfect companion to the matching burp cloths (three for $28). Organic cotton onesies and tees are coming soon. Shop online or at local stores including Clover, Rising Stars, Bootyland, and Bump Urban Maternity.
ida j designs (Business Closed)