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!