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Cutest Winter Hats for Baby

7 Sep

As most of you know I live in Louisiana which stays pretty warm until December or January.  My kids usually don’t “need” a winter hat until Christmas time but snuggly hats have always been one of my favorite baby/kid accessories.  There are so many cute styles to choose from that make any outfit even cuter.

Here are a few that I have found that I think are super cute and would be a great addition to any fall or winter wardrobe no matter how long it will be until my kids will be able to wear their hats.

Children’s Place

  • Happy Doll Hat – Great colors that could work well with any outfit.  Love the braided pigtails on this hat too…super sweet while still being fun. (This is the one that I bought for Luna Jane) $8.50 It comes in pink and purple
  • Dude Hat – This is a ultra cool skull cap with “Dude!” knit into the base of the hat.  Very Punk to go along with flannel shirts that are super hot for kids right now.  $6.50

Gymboree

  • Owl Sweater Hat – This hat is TO DIE FOR.  owls are a hot trend right now and you can find them in all things from women’s jewelry to home decor items.  This knit hat is a great pink color that would look adorable with any outfit.  How can you resist. Right now its on sale for $10
  • Pumpkin Sweater Hat – This hat is great for fall. It would work well for boy or girl.  Such a cute idea making the entire hat a pumpkin.  This would be a great gift for a new mom that is about to deliver or for a baby that is too small for a real Halloween Costume.  Right now its on sale for $10

Baby Gap

  • Animal Inspired Sweater Hats – Baby Gap does this really cute line of hats for babies that are animal inspired.  Super cute and functional.  They would also work well for babies that are too small for Halloween Costumes or for parents that don’t want to go all out for Halloween.  Some of the really cute ones are the Giraffe, Zebra, Pig, Cow and Penguin.  They are all $16.50

If none of the above site’s have what you are looking for check out http://www.beaniedesigns.com/ This site has so many different styles of hats for newborns and toddlers.  Some of my favorites include

  • Organic Cotton Cupcake Hat – $32.00 A little pricey but it would make such a great photo and the neutral tones would make it so easy to work into any wardrobe/outfit.
  • Organic Cotton Multi Colored Stocking Cap – $32.00 Super cute for newborn photos and fall outings.  I would be careful with this hat if its being used as a day to day hat…may be a strangulation hazard…not sure though.
  • Fruit and Veggie Hats – They do an entire line of fruit and veggie inspired hats.  These hats start at $24.00 and they have lots of different options for boys an girls.  The green apple and strawberry are my favorite.

If you haven’t heard of Etsy.com its a great place for all different sorts of handmade items.  There are some great baby/kid winter hats if you look. Also another great thing about Esty is that you are supporting and artist and you will receive a handmade item that is truly unique.  These types of hats make great newborn photos I am not sure how these will hold up for everyday or frequent use. Here are a few designers that I love for this:

http://www.etsy.com/shop/MadAboutColour?ref=top_trail
http://www.etsy.com/shop/citefuzz?ref=top_trail
http://www.etsy.com/shop/EllieBellieDesign

-Drama mama out

Halloween Costume Ideas

1 Sep

Halloween has to be one of my favorite holidays!   I always pride myself on finding really cute and different costumes for myself and my kids.  I have 2 kids Bailor who is 4 and Luna Jane who is 7 months.  With Bailor I have already had my chance to dress him up as I wanted.  I am now overidden by his own choices of super heros and other cliche halloween costumes.  With Luna Jane I am able to explore the possibilties of ridiculously cute girly baby costumes.

If you haven’t purchased halloween costumes online before BEWARE because they can be really expensive but some are worth while others are not.  While most main stream kids stores offer halloween costumes at reasonable prices these costumes can be overdone and you may see many duplicates while trick or treating or attending your Halloween parties.  The Children’s Place, Baby Gap and Pottery Barn are usually great places to get started looking for ideas when it comes to cute kids Halloween costumes.

If you want something a little more specific or high end try costume sites like http://www.buycostumes.com/ or http://www.halloweenexpress.com/tom-arma-costumes-c-353.html which carries 100s of costumes from movies, cartoons, stories and more.  This site also carries all sizes from infant to plus sized.  My favorites from these sites are the Lobster, Lil’ Monster and the Baby Blossom.

These types of costumes normally run about $50 but make for great photos and get lots of compliments.

Another option is making your costumes.  This is really great if you have ideas in mind.  I was thinking about doing a cupcake costume for Luna and found some great sites that give you ideas on how to make specific types of costumes.  Coolest Homeade Halloween Costumes is a great resource.  Keep in mind that homemade costumes always run the risk of looking homemade but can come out really great and be a real conversation starter.

I hope I have inpired you to get creative and think outside of the box when purchasing or making you and your kids Halloween costumes this year.  You only get a few years to dress your kids ridiculously…take advantage of it!

-Drama mama out