March is upon us and the days are finally getting longer. Yes, the promise of spring is what keeps us moving forward into the six months of sun and warmth. Here are some of our monthly picks, rounded up from our staff and from readers, that are worth sharing – enjoy!
~ Kristen Toshner, Style Editor
Baby Milestone Stickers ~ $13
First St. Patty’s Day? Yes! Our Editor, Melissa, LOVED these milestone stickers in her daughter’s first year. There are 32 high quality unisex stickers for age milestones as well as holidays. They’ll be no more asking yourself, “when was this taken??”.
Thanks to my recent move, I’m on a major organizing kick. This lazy susan from Container Store is awesome for so many pantry items! Spices, oils etc. Just spin it around til you find what you need rather than rifling through rows of bottles.
This new play pen enclosure from Skip Hop is modern and understated (though not cheap!). It’s perfect for my little guy, who needs a little more space than a Pack N Play. You can make a number of different configurations with this, no matter where or how you’re using it.
*See below for more affordable (though not as cute!) play pen options.
Hunter Kids’ Rain Boot ~ $ varies
For most of the country, spring and summer mean rain and storms. Hunter boots are the best of the best and will not wear down on the bottom and start leaking water after 2 weeks like (cough) many other cheap brands.
- See also the Full Hunter Kid’s Collection at Zappos
Forget the kids, mom needs good rain boots too. These are on sale at 6pm.com! They’re still an investment, but I have had my pair for 12 years now. That means a lot coming from a Seattlite!
Salad in a Jar ~ $ 11
Meg: “I stumbled across this book on a recent stop into Anthrologie and I love!!! With warmer weather upon us, we’re switching from hot foods to cold. And since Lucie has Celiac’s Disease, preparing lunches for school is always a struggle; but with just a little effort and planning, you can bring a delicious — and hearty! — salad along to work instead of eating another burrito. Nicoise, chef’s salad, fattoush, curried chicken: yes please! Whole foods, FTW!
This jar is my favorite for salad making. I even send it to school with the kids and they love shaking it up and feasting on their salads.
This beautiful 3-pack of burp cloths has become my go-to baby gift. IMO, there is just no better cloth for absorbency — and they’ll literally the cutest prints on the market.
Dyson makes a similar version to this styler, but it’s big bucks. I decided to give this less expensive version a try, and I am super happy with it! Quick drying power and able to add volume and curl at the same time consolidating my hair drying and styling process.
I can remember picking out a spring/Easter dress every year growing up. It still feels nostalgic for me! This lil’ dress is so cute and can be worn well into other times of year with the seasonless stripe print.
We’ve had an unseasonably cold winter in Seattle which has meant more snow days then ever for us and -GULP- dreaded canceled school days. This is a fun game my 2- and 5-year-old can both grasp and play together. It’s very simple to understand – a diluted version of the original game Orchard. The pieces aren’t teeny tiny – even the dice, so little hands can hold them easier than miniature game pieces.
We are preparing for a Hawaiian vacay at the end of the month. I always have to get creative for my boys because they don’t like flip flops just yet and Native Shoes tend to give them blisters (and at $40+ I am not a fan). I found these at Zappos and loved them. No crazy patterns or prints. Durable velcro straps for adjusting in many ways and a decent tread. $30 price point. Done and done.
Whenever I can find a good performing, nice looking athletic shoe, I get excited. This is an awesome price point for a perfect sneaker for running – or – for getting coffee in your yoga pants.
Swimsuits have arrived, people! This might be the cutest thing ever and just might make me try for a baby girl (JK my 5- and 2-year-old sons are currently on a mission to kill me). Scoop these Target suits up before they sell out!
It’s no secret that our editorial staff loves Tula. The new Coast Carrier is amazing with a wider mesh panel for ventilation. This carrier is perfect for active lifestyles and warmer climates and is available in a number of fun prints! See also: Favorite Baby Carriers and Best Hiking Carriers
This is such a cute hoodie for colder spring morning – and the price is right! I am just such a fan of little boys in light pinks and purples.
Boy, do I wish I could’ve had this for those earliest bathing days where you truly need to be right beside the tub. This would make also make a great item for grandparents to get super comfy while bathing a small child.
Baby deedee is one of my top picks when it comes to sleep sacks. Their Sleep Nest Teddy is always my top pick for a winter sleep sack with a 2.5 TOG. They recently sent me a sample of their new blanket and I love it so much, I typically end up snatching it from my sons – ha! Winter ain’t over yet, might as well snuggle up!