There are a number of things that we’ve purchased over the past few months that aren’t necessities, but are fun for one reason or another. Not every purchase for the girls should be out of necessity; there are a lot of things we’ve found work great and are practical and useful. You have to have a little fun when you are spending so much money on babies…X3!
June and January: www.juneandjanuary.com First off, this website has really cute clothes (for boys and girls!). They focus on simple styles, stripes, solids, and basic patterns with a great color selection. It is a small company and is continually adding new styles and colors, and they even do free shipping to Alaska (that’s huge in my book!). This is one of my go-to sites for purchasing clothes in pink, teal, and purple color coordinating!
One of my favorite things for purchase when the girls were infants were the 0-6 month baby booties. They are fantastic and come in a ton of colors! The booties have Velcro, which keeps them on the girls feet even when very fidgety, and keep those little extremities warm. Unfortunately they discontinued the 6-12 month booties, but with the girls running on the small side, we were able to use the smaller size up through a year.
The site runs clearance sales pretty often and have definitely made a pretty penny off of us so far. One of the newer styles, the swing dress, is one of the cutest outfits sets I own and I want one in every color!! Not only are they so soft, but how cute is that picture??
Zutano Booties: For larger booties that June and January’s, and some that are slanted toward kids that are walking as opposed to infants, go to Zutano!
They can be purchased from Amazon or directly from Zutano’s website, and these booties last a while. They are on the pricier side (keep an eye out for first purchase coupons!), but well made, provide anti-slip traction, and have two different size of snaps to hold them on those tiny feet. We were gifted a couple pairs and used them a bunch while it was still cold outside. The girls still like these better than shoes- I think they feel more like heavy socks than soled shoes.
Etsy Shop: AubreyGianna: I might have a problem on the amount of things I have ordered from this site. When the girls were a few months old, they didn’t like wearing any headbands. Another mom suggested I try headbands made out of the mesh fabric from panty hose, and it’s a huge difference. It doesn’t bother them at all and doesn’t leave a line on their heads. AubreyGianna has a TON of variety, in colors, patterns, and styles. She also has sale items quite often, and I’ve bought more than my share of headbands for the girls because…it’s okay if they are on sale…right?!
Burp cloths! My two favorite types are the Gerber baby ones: they are stretchy and soft and cute fabrics; and ones made by a lady in Anchorage using cloth diaper fabrics. They soak up spilled milk very well and we use them daily for meal propping…plus, they are super cute fabrics! You can find them in Etsy, the brand is Greenrock Creations.
Family Christmas ornaments, Alaska style and made by a local!
More to come!