Get the camera ready: Original and chic baby gear, nursery décor and maternity clothing to welcome Baby in style.
The reality is, there can be a lot of not-so-cute moments during pregnancy and the early baby days. So add as much adorable style to your life as you can to balance things back into your favor.
Here are some picks for maternity clothing you’ll love, as well as original and chic baby gear and nursery décor, and the best baby clothes for pictures, pictures, pictures!
Designed in Seattle, the NOM Maternity Jack Dress ($98 at nommaternity.com, starting Sept. 1) is the ultimate in versatility — it has day-to-night classic looks, and is reversible to feature a V-neck or a crew neck.
Dress for a special occasion without breaking the bank in the PinkBlush Plus Size Navy Floral Maternity/Nursing Maxi Dress ($40 at zulily.com), in sizes 1X–3X. Made to last into the “fourth trimester,” the maxi has a nursing-friendly surplice neckline and a bit of stretch to adjust to your changing body.
Target is upping its maternity game with the new Isabel Maternity by Ingrid & Isabel line, debuting July 30. The collection includes standout denim, such as the Crossover Panel Jeggings ($35 at Target), with trendy distressing and a full belly panel to help keep them in place.
Look chic and professional in the Isabella Oliver Dora Maternity Shirt ($145 at isabellaoliver.com), which has an adjustable tie and a bit of stretch for a custom fit.
Need a big boost of glamour for a night out? The Hatch Neema Caftan ($258 at hatchcollection.com) will wow ’em with a deep V and adjustable waistline. Like all Hatch pieces, it’s designed to be worn after pregnancy, as well.
Add inspiration to the nursery with the Anthony Burrill Make Your Mark on the World Print ($99 at schoolhouse.com), woodblock-printed by hand on a bold yellow field that’s perfect for a gender-neutral room.
Bring in the spirit of the Northwest with Three Bad Seeds’ The Evergreen Wool Tree Pillows ($30–$65 at shop.threebadseeds.com). The local line is made from Pendleton fabrics, and each piece is cut and sewn by hand.
The Lucky Boy Sunday Uffie Doll ($130 at Flora and Henri, Pioneer Square) is so cool you could build the whole nursery’s décor around it. Designed in Denmark and made from Bolivian alpaca, it will also age up with them, becoming a friend for life.
Keep bedding simple, safe and adorable with the Coyuchi Hedgehog Crib Sheets ($48 each at coyuchi.com), made from soft organic cotton and printed with nontoxic pigments.
For a shower gift, it’s hard to beat the Kate Quinn Organics Snuggle Set ($74 at katequinnorganics.com), made from organic cotton and printed with an array of modern, seasonal prints. The local company’s set includes a gown, receiving blanket and cap.
The Vancouver-designed Parade Organics 2-Way Zipper Romper ($32 at paradebaby.com) is not only made of organic cotton with an adorable bicycle print, but it also features a two-way zipper so you don’t have to undress Baby every time he needs a diaper change.
Adding a second? Be ready for pictures with the RubyRoo Baby Sibling Sets ($24.50 per piece at rubyroobaby.com), which are designed locally and pair a big sibling tee with a matching little sibling onesie.
Protect Baby’s feet with the locally designed See Kai Run Cruz Crib Shoe ($40 at seekairun.com), lined in faux shearling, with a leather footbed and easy adjustable strap.
Loose blankets are dangerous, but you can still keep Baby warm and comfy at night with the locally designed Satsuma Muslin Sleep Sack ($50 at satsumadesigns.com), made from two layers of luxury cotton muslin that gets softer and softer the more it’s washed.
From Target’s new line of baby gear and décor, the Cloud Island Plush Floral Changing Pad Cover ($13 at Target) adds a little style to the most unglamorous of tasks.
Wrap Baby up post-bath in the Pendleton Wild Horses Hooded Baby Towel ($39.50 at pendleton-usa.com) and inspire dreams of the freedom of the West.
And always keep Baby safe and sound on the road in the Diono Rainier Convertible Car Seat ($315 at us.diono.com). The local company’s premium car seat grows with your child, from an infant seat to a booster for kids up to 12 years old.