organic cotton baby kimonos & gift sets // YES // review & giving to you
Oh how I love nice baby clothes! And organic cotton? Whew. Over the top. Giving away two items this week || scroll to the bottom to skip me talking and talking.
I’ve been in purge-declutter-natural-fabrics-only mode on the kids’ wardrobes. My girlfriend Jenna has it all about the capsule wardrobe and my girlfriend Carolyn has a great post on minimal maternity wardrobing it so they inspired me. The kids’ clothes. Dread and terror fill my heart when it’s time to switch sizes.
I do have them sorted by size in huge bins in the attic. But I have to a) crawl under beams to get to them and b) haul them all out and stuff the old too-small clothing in. See how unpleasant this sounds?
Enter my sister Molly and her organic skin care products & my sudden pang of awareness about natural fibers she’s brought into my life. Now I’m not gonna go crazy on you and say you can never ever shouldn’t bad parenting ever have a little polyester here and there. My minky blankets in my etsy shop are backed with them.
But in general, I would really prefer my kids’ skin to be able to breathe. Both older kids are prone to eczema and the winter is only going to make things worse around here. So I purged out of our hand-me-downs and consignment sale clothings almost all the fake stuff. If it was cotton or wool or predominately one or the other, it stayed. Otherwise, out the door!
When I was going through SweetPea’s future hand-me-downs from her kind cousins, I found a kimono dress by Kate Quinn Organics. I thought–helllllllo! Organic cotton, beautiful, simple, stylish, and clearly the world needs more of this going around.
I contacted Kate & her company and was so kindly treated by Natasha who works closely with Kate! They sent a box of goodies for BabyLoves and a few things for you, too! Their products are really nicely weighted cotton, organic cotton, and patterns I really like. I’m all about the bold simple modern.
First, I give you, the body suit! Fun fact? They offer a body suit of the month club which gives you almost $60 off and free shipping right off the bat. It’s a sweet gift for yourself or a loved one where they get, each month for a year, a new size up in their body suits! So you choose and customize it, examples here, but they mail it out like clockwork. The gift that keeps on giving, right? If the size doesn’t fit, no problem; they exchange it and are all about making sure it’s what you need. It’s one of their customers’ favorite gifts to buy.
The kimono fit is easy to put on and moves with the baby. This baby likes to move. A lot. And snap snap snap and he’s trapped in an outfit. I like that it stays on and with him.
Who me? Running away from you??
The attention to detail is helpful for a mom who does a ton of laundry–the way these are cuffed means the knit doesn’t stretch out and not stretch back. It keeps its form.
But next, let’s talk about the classic footies with matching hats, shall we? I’m a sucker for a matching hat. Largely because I can never find a hat for him and now that it’s autumn and we’re outside all the time, to have one to grab? That looks cute? and might even match his outfit? #forthewin #whateverthatmeans
Does this make his thighs look big? Oh good. Because they are. This 9-12 month sized footie has stretch and give. This is after a washer & dryer run. My almost 5 month old is a chunker and long in the torso and leg. He fills this out nicely and it stretches to accommodate his manly thighs. Not too tight yet, though!
Why so grave? Don’t you know you’re wearing the ocean? The hat has nice give, too. As you can see better here, the snaps veer off just right down one leg so that diaper changes aren’t a wrestling with the fabric match, but these snaps don’t errantly pop open (flashing is so awkward for children at this age). Clearly Kate designed this with her own children in mind and knowing what a mom wants when changing clothing.
I like the way the neckline folds along the snaps–see how it’s not bristling upward toward his neck? So often outfits don’t have this nice sloping “v” shape downward to accommodate those with tubby necks. Instead, the spit up gets lodge in the neck creases. shudddddering right now. I appreciate that this neckline fits him and me and my neck hygiene needs.
In case you were wondering what the rest of the rug looks like. And my messy Library!
Now for your prizes! One winner gets this sea horse long sleeved kimono body suit (12-18 months, see pic below of white with blue sea horses), and one wins a gift set of their choosing. Thank you, kate quinn organics, for your generosity!
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Oh, those sleepers are just the best! I have to admit, despite not having girls, I’m eyeing up those lounge dresses, too 🙂 Thanks, Nell!
Oh, and I definitely love your organic knitted blankets best! The stripes are so cute!
Your guy is unbelievably cute in that hat/romper combo – swoon!
Oh those are so adorable!
The lounge dress in forest is SO cute! And I’m a fan of your knitted blankets as well!
From your etsy shop…I LOVE your minky blankets…especially the orange one lol. And for Kat’s website, I’m loving the little kimono body suits. So cute! Thanks for another great giveaway!
I had a handmedown of a lounge dress for my daughter and was so sad when she outgrew it! I’m betting the new baby would be super comfy in those footies, too.
From your shop: I love the foxes in teal toddler blanket and the rose dot large blanket!
I’m a little obsessed with the lounge dresses for my oldest, but the kimono are also darling. I love the Tree print.
From your shop, the owl playmat is my favorite. So cute and comfy-looking!
I love the blackberry pj set.
I love your foxes in teal and red baby blanket.
I love the Henley Jumpsuits. So cute! But the Kimono Onesie is what has my eye at the moment at for my new little guy.
From your etsy shop, I have always loved everything, but those super soft looking swaddle blankets and your new knit scarves are wonderful.
The Kate Quinn knot hats are super cute, and so are the receiving blankets – I especially love the one in french wallpaper. Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Nell!
Love the Very Large Lemon Minky blanket in your shop – the lemon pattern is so bright & sweet, and the minky part looks so soft.
Did you see the giraffe jumpsuit? Love! With a 1 month old at home, it’s nice to have adorable clothes to look forward to when he grows. And the lounge dresses…my 2 year girly girl would live in one day and night! Thanks for introducing this new brand!
BEAUTIFUL LINE! I’LL HAVE TO CHECK HER STUFF OUT!
Woohoo! Thanks, Nell!! I am entering like every single one of your give aways!! These look awesome! 🙂
Love from Kate’s shop: I am loving that long sleeve whale kimono in red. We have a soft spot for the nickname whale in our family.
From your shop: I love that ‘Minky’ blanket’ Since I live here in Spain it is called ‘Manta Minky’ It is gorgeous and looks so snuggly! I may have to put on my baby boy’s Christmas list!
I love the color of that kimono! Such a beautiful shade of blue!
From your shop, I seriously covet your little girl skirts and drool bibs!
I love the Henley jumpsuit!
I love your Etsy burp cloths!
LOVING the orange giraffe henley jumpsuit – how cute! I’m a sucker for one piece outfits though. =)
Love oh love oh love this one: https://www.etsy.com/listing/203920384/very-large-plush-animal-print-minky?ref=related-3
Is it big enough to cover me? 😉
From your shop, I just love the foxes blanket. That print is too cute!
From kate quinn’s shop, I am really liking pretty much everything in that forest print: the henley, the pants, the knot hat – all so cute.
That purple butterfly dress!
I really love your bandit bibs and keep eyeing the red with white polka dots. It might end up in my cart soon….
I love the lounge dresses!
Love your blankets!
My favorite KQO pattern is “Trees”! I absolutely love it!
My favorite from your shop is the gorgeous eggplant cowl scarf!
We LOVE Kate Quinn Organics! I love those bodysuits! So cute! We totally need to get some hats for Fall! Brrrr. I love that they have gender neutral stuff too because I have baby boy/girl twins!
Love the PJ set in Slate!
And we can never have enough bandit bibs.
I like the gray tree print at Kate Quinn.
I like the cowl scarves from your shop!
Love the baby girl pink kimono with elephants!
And love the contoured burp cloth and the lemon blanket! (sorry about the separate comment!)
I have a baby boy. I bought him the forest romper a while back, but he hasn’t grown into it yet. It’s not on the website anymore, but I love the forest print!
I love the twilight stripe gift set for a boy
Cute, cute! Would love those sleepers for Baby #2!
The wave bow jumpsuit is outrageously cute! And I love your lemon mink blanket. And your living room.
These look AMAZING! keeping my fingers crossed!
I adore those new leggings in your shop! Especially the pink polka dots 🙂
the kate quinn sugar plum zipper pj’s are adorable! so cute and purple!
I really like the Large Plush Rose Confetti Minky Blanket. It looks so cozy!
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I like her bodysuits and I like your skirts BUT I only have a boy… So far 🙂
From Kate Quinn, I like the halter bubble jumpsuit!
From your shop I love the leggings, especially the butterfly and birch tree!
I love the cotton knit blankets!
My favorite is the henley jumpsuit | giraffe: http://www.katequinnorganics.com/orange-essentials/henley-jumpsuit-giraffe/
I love the foxes blanket!
From Kate Quinn, I love the giraffes. From your etsy shop, I love love love the birch baby leggings! Soooo cute!!!
I love the kimono bodysuits!
The Lemon Minky Blanket is my favorite from your shop!
I love the orchid new leaf kimono onesie. Adorable!
Baby leggings will always be my favorite! 🙂 Love the butterflies
Chunky gray knits & kimono wrap onesies