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Toddler Tee Review Guide - Spring 2007
In a market saturated by super cute tees, it’s easy for parents of toddlers to crave tee shirts with designs besides the unimaginative basics currently offered season after season. By turning to small independent children’s designers for their unique toddler t shirt designs; finding whimsical toddler tees children will want to wear year round becomes an enjoyable walk in the park.
There's nothing more fitting for the
spring season than a nature inspired handmade tee from the lil wear
lil threads collection of Wonder
Threads highlighting some of the things our little
ones will spy as they walk, stroll and run through the park and their
Wearing hand stitched lady
bugs on blades of grass will delight your little grass
grazers as much as being able to hold them gently in the palm of
their hands. Parents of avid nature explorers will love that the
design carries on to the back of the short sleeved tee. And it'll
be hard to find a toddler or parent not interested in giving a hoot
about the cute little brown poly fleece owl
with appliqué beak and feet that could roost on
their shirt once they have taken the lady bug for a wash.
[Other picks: big wheel | fat frog |
While even the hippest toddler is still
a few years away from rockin' out to Dan Zanes or The Dirty Sock
Funtime Band from the ear buds of their very own iPod; it doesn't
mean the tiny tune lovers wouldn't appreciate an iPod
in their pocket designed tee courtesy of Modern
Dose. It's guaranteed to garner a second glance
from even the most avant-garde passerby.
Living in Manhattan, it's customary
to see a child a little older than two holding his parent's left
hand while using his free hand to hail a cab. It's an only in New
York moment that b.
delicious captures in its hand cut ultra suede yellow
cab toddler tee that isn't exclusive to the tots of
big city moms. Have a little girl interested in carrying a purse
just like mommy? There's no waiting list for a b. delicious
creation of a spring tote for your favorite tot fashionista. And this
fresh design will arrive packed in a bakery style box.
The original designs of b. delicious
are all created by a mom armed with a Master's Degree from the Art
Institute of Chicago. And because she wants high-quality style to be
easy to take care of; unlike your favorite pair of suede loafers,
these t-shirts are all machine washable.
[Other picks: hammer | gumball machine
| wheel barrel]
Il Cocco di Mamma
To the benefit of our little ones, some
of us are lucky enough to be able to speak another language
in our home. Whether it's because we grew up with our Nonna
greeting us everyday after school or we remember all that was taught
in high school language lab; knowing we won't have to carry Berlitz
with us when we order tapas in Spain makes us realize it's never
too early to share even the smallest amount of a Germanic or romance
language with our kids.
From the moment they wake in the
morning, our children take in a little bit more of the world around
us. Knowing that has resulted in a new t shirt line aptly called Il
Cocco di Mamma which strives to give our little ones a
bit more culture by way of their every day apparel. Why? Because
passing linguistic knowledge on could result in your child's ticket
to international fame or maybe just a few expressive
moments at their next play date.
Before you know it, they will have the
ability to say much more than Bonjour
Pasa, but a good way to start them off at being a
cultured cutie is to encourage the embrace of foreign language even
if it begins with what's in their closet.
[Other picks: dolce come il miele |
C'est la vie! | cielo]
Forget the eight track, it's the
cassette tape that's old school cool for our kids. Mix tapes made
from radio station hits decorate the front of this soon to be classic
Dink tee while parents reminisce on the days when
they'd watch Molly Ringwald get the guy of her dreams.
Girls can be pretty in pink as they
wear this Inky
Dink tee that turns back time in a salute to songs
categories fit for 80s teen movie soundtracks and boys can rock out
while sporting their love for some hardcore hits and heavy metal
Do you know of a toddler tee that
should be included in the next toddler t-shirt review guide? Let me
know, by sending me an email
if it's your favorite or by submitting
one for review.