My favorite places to buy practical baby clothes

baby girl toddler diy clothing rack

In my last trimester of pregnancy, I may or may not have ordered a drawer of adorable little outfits imagining all the photo ops with my newborn baby. But I was in for a rude awakening when she wasn’t even interested in getting a onesie over her head let alone having a fashion show with mommy. After adjusting to the realities of parenthood (so much poop… so much laundry…), I found a few go-to places for pieces that are cute but more importantly, practical.

Here I wanted to round up some favorites over our past year and a half, from small handmade shops to bigger, affordable retailers. And boy moms, fear not, most of these brands cater to both genders!

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Evolur dresser with drawer organizers (with slots & with no slots). Love using the ones with 8 and 24 slots (not pictured here) for little socks, washcloths, hats & headbands. Changing pad info & review on 2 options

1. MONICA + ANDY (also at NORDSTROM) – newborn to kids size 8+

Use code WELCOME20 on their site for 20% off! Free ship on orders over $75.

What I love: fun variations on basics for everyday wear that are a little pricier, but 100% worth it due to quality and the # of wears we get out of each piece. My favorite 3 practical styles that wear & wash well:

  • Lets dance dress in short or long sleeves. Nori wears this weekly so to me it’s worth every penny. A seemingly simple dress, but the swingy full circle skirt silhouette is super cute, the touch of stretch is comfortable for traveling in, and the high quality, smooth cotton is very gentle against her sensitive eczema-prone skin. This dress is lined in the bodice with the same cotton fabric so no irritation from inner seams like some other brands. I’ve been buying this dress continuously in bigger sizes as she outgrows her smaller ones!
  • Pants with fold-over feet. Soft basic with an unexpected feature that we loved, because sometimes baby feet need to breathe and sometimes they need to be bundled up.
  • Skirted bodysuit (also in short sleeves) with snap bottoms. LOVE this. They need to make this in a dozen patterns. When Nori was a crawler, regular dresses and tops would just ride up, and now that she walks, she likes to lift them over her head ; ) I looked all over the web for dresses / skirted onesies with built in snap bottoms and these were perfect!

mommy and me fall outfits baby girl

On Nori: M+A skirt onesie // On me: cotton sweater xxs, jeans 00 short, belt 70, similar hat, booties

monica andy ruffle bodysuit girls
monica and andy lets dance dress girls


What I love: very affordable, practical basics that Nori wore in constant rotation in her first year.

  • Cloud Island brand zipper footies – 3 pack for $12.99 (new mom MUST HAVE). My friend gifted us a few sets of these in each size from newborn through 12 months, and Nori literally lived in these. The 100% cotton is on the lighter side so good for summertime or layering, and size up because these shrink after machine washing & drying. Features I love: reverse zipper for quicker diaper changes while parents are in zombie mode, foldover mitts for scratchy hands, and elastic behind the ankles to keep the footies in place.
  • Side snap onesies for easy on and easy off, especially during fussy times or diaper blowouts.
  • Surprize by Stride Rite shoes recommended by my mom friends for after your little one starts walking. These often have cushioned insoles, light flexible soles, protective front toes, and are easy on / easy off.
  • Cat & Jack soft fleece jogger pants for toddler girls and boys.

baby girl clothes target cloud island onesie

Comfy in her Cloud Island zipper footie, H&M cardigan, Poshknots hat


What I love: the preppiest little outfits in organic cotton from a feel-good company.

One of my favorite brands for girls and boys! I usually point friends here when shopping for family photo outfits. It was started by the former CEO of Gymboree and touts more sustainable and ethical practices. Their girls and boys sizing goes from 3 months to 16 years, which overlaps with their baby section sized for newborn – 12 months (so check both departments if you have an infant!).

I will admit, ponchos and dresses were far from practical during Nori’s infant stage, but became more so after she could stand up and walk. A few items I’ve ordered include their Bow sweater dress, Puff shoulder cardigans (see houndstooth below), boys Elbow patch boys cardigan (for a gift).

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hope and henry baby girl clothes

On Nori: Hope & Henry sweater // On me: H&M sweater xs (old color) & tan skirt 0

4. Zara and H&M BABY + KIDS

What I get: layering knits – cardigans and ribbed leggings! Zara baby runs TTS while H&M baby runs a little big. At 14 months, Nori still wears 9-12m in their cardigans and knit leggings (I layer the ribbed leggings over her Old Navy ones when we go out in the cold). We also used this cozy, practical bear suit with an easy full-length zipper and foldover feet and hands all last winter.

For little boys clothes, I think Zara is the cutest just like mini chic outfits that Dad would wear!
how to dress baby warm in the winter snow

5. Cheerily

What I love: cheeky onesies & tees for the mini foodie that also make adorable gifts.
Inspired by Nori’s mixed heritage and our love for food, Nick collaborated with Cheerily (a small woman-run business) to design these very lightweight, stretchy cotton onesies that layer well. They’re comfy for Nori to sleep in during summertime and light enough for us to layer under long sleeve zipper onesies when it’s cold.

thedadview asian food baby onesies


What I love: random, affordable finds that arrive in a pinch! Some favorites in order of age ~

  • Kids Tales zipper onesies. As soon as Nori sized out of the Target Cloud Island footies, I went on a hunt for bigger options and discovered these. They are fabulous with a double zipper (for easier diaper changes), fun prints, and fold-over feet and hand covers. As a result, these were great for traveling and flying in. I will say that some of the bigger sizes and prints felt like a different material, and the fabric around the zipper sometimes got a little warped drying on high heat. We have 4 of these and my favorite is the pineapple print!
  • Lil Sleepies bamboo zipper onesies – these are actually NOT on Amazon but on the topic of footed sleepers, these are awesome. 2-way zipper, foldover hands and feet, plus super soft, stretchy, and lightweight so are especially nice in the summer. Only sizes up to 12-18 months have the foldover covers sadly. Due to the fabric, these are the only foldover mitts that she cannot break free from as a toddler!
  • Owlivia Organics zipper onesies. If you do not need foldover hands and feet, these are made of thicker 100% organic cotton and great for cooler weather. My one complaint is the zipper is not a reverse one (unlike the Kids Tales and Target Cloud Island) so your little one’s chest gets exposed more during diaper changes.
  • Non slip grippy socks for when your little one starts crawling or standing. These stay on nicely and have good grip, but gripping strength does lessen a bit with frequent wash & drying. I pop these on over her slippery footies or tights like “booties” when at home.
  • Hair clip and elastics set. So cute, now if only she’ll stop discarding anything that we put in her hair ; )
  • Fleece lined cable sweater. For toddlers, this is a thick sweater with extra insulation via the cozy lining, so I use this as Nori’s outermost layer when we go out on brisk days. Size 12-18m fits oversized on her at 14 months. 

pottery barn petite short crib

Pottery Barn low crib for petite parents, bow crib sheet, Kids Tales onesie w/ foldover sleeves & feet,

baby in a goyard st louis diaper bag

Owlivia Organics cheetah print zipper onesie, Topknots hat


What I love: custom and handmade pieces from small women-run businesses.

  • Little Bee Mocs for handmade leather moccasins in tons of colors, for less than half the price of Freshly Picked (I compared the two and quality is very, very similar). At first I though the elastic opening was a pain to get on and off, but these stay on better than socks or velcro tab shoes once baby figures out how to rip them off! I got optional rubber soles added on to ours after Nori started standing. They gave me code JEAN15OFF to share!
  • Turbans for Tots for adorable handmade beanies, hats, headbands and bows. Their baby bows are made with a super stretchy and lightweight nylon band. Alas, Nori won’t keep anything on her head anymore but these accessories were cute while they lasted!
  • Not a practical piece, but Bag Lady Greats custom made the mandarin dress that Nori wore for my Grandparent’s 60th anniversary and was amazing to work with. She communicated with me to choose fabric, clasps, piping, made adjustments to measure, and the finished product was perfect.

best places to buy cute baby girl clothes


What I get: winter gear, layering basics and festive holiday pieces! Our most worn items from here include:

  • The popular bear cardigan in 5 colors
  • Holiday fleece zipper onesies
  • Quilted zipper onesies for wearing over regular onesies when going outside. I sized up on these and layered them over the Target ones.
  • Ruffle butt leggings – slim and stretchy, these fit better than some other brands.
  • After trying on a couple options I just bought this water-resistant winter coat (use code SMILE for 40% off) which has a practical zipper with easy snap button closure, and the faux fur trim on the hood is removable. Over a dozen mamas messaged me saying they actually buy this coat for their little ones in a bigger size every year because they love it so much!

baby buffalo plaid holiday christmas onesie
baby gap toddler girls winter puffer jacket

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  1. Frank wrote:

    Thank you for your review on baby gear. We are definitely getting the Nuna Rava. I had my mind set on it but your post definitely helped with my decision.

    Such a detailed review on baby clothes and great list of the best stores on where to buy these adorable outfits.

    Posted 12.9.20 Reply
  2. Clarissa wrote:

    Hi! What changing pad do you have in the first pic?

    Posted 8.15.20 Reply
  3. Tas. wrote:

    Thank you for your review on baby gear. We are definitely getting the Nuna Rava. I had my mind set on it but your post definitely helped with my decision.

    Posted 8.6.20 Reply
  4. Ann wrote:

    I am
    a shortie myself. Only 154cm tall. I can’t help but notice Nori has quite short legs compared to her body. Was wondering did she take after you or your hubby. She has the most beautiful face though! Love looking at her.

    Posted 7.21.20 Reply
  5. Lily wrote:

    Hi Jean,

    I love Nori’s open clothing rack. Where is that from?


    Posted 5.19.20 Reply
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Thanks for the tips and reviews ! I will check these items out. It’s super helpful !

    Posted 5.4.20 Reply
  7. lauren wrote:

    She is absolutely adorable! Also, I LOVE that little clothing rack – where is it from?

    Posted 1.23.20 Reply
  8. K wrote:

    Dear Jean,

    Please pay no attention to the haters! Can’t really please everyone, esp on the Internet. Our baby also has Chinese and Filipino heritage, and I love reading your posts because they are very relatable. I am also a first-time mom (my baby is younger than Nori), and the labor/postpartum and baby posts have been super helpful to me that I send them out as links to my mom-to-be friends.

    Thank you for making shopping and styling fun and easier for us and our babies! I (and my baby) have several items that I bought after seeing them on your blog. And I get thrilled when something I love is also featured here.

    Please keep the baby posts coming; Nori is super adorable, and I love reading about her growing up. I know she isn’t being exploited (lol) and she probably has her own bank account from the hong pao stash she has had since she was born 😉

    Love your writing, styling, and photos! Thanks for sharing your baby’s stories with us! <3

    Posted 1.20.20 Reply
  9. G wrote:

    I am the mom of three little boys, and I STILL regularly come to your blog for babywear tips! You find the cutest stuff and my middle child has Nick’s Halo Halo design on a Cheerily sweatshirt. I initially found your blog because I am a petite half-Filipina! Let those haters roll right off your back. They are clearly envious of your absolutely gorgeous life and success as an influencer.

    Posted 11.27.19 Reply
  10. Shayna wrote:

    Hi Jean, very sorry you have to read such uncalled for mum shaming comments. I do believe that Nori will look back and enjoy these pictures, they are lovely and share a snapshot of your love for her a mother. Thank you for sharing your reviews, as a first time mum myself, your reviews have always been thoughtful, authentic and very helpful. I empathise with your challenges with baby eczema because I face the same battles, so its really encouraging to hear your thoughts on whats worked for you.

    I have a small request, could you do a sharing on appropriate baby footwear for the cold now that Nori is already walking? This petite mama lives in the tropics and need some tips for dressing my petite 15mo in the cold in our first upcoming trip.

    Thank you! <3

    Posted 11.23.19 Reply
  11. Yuna Kim wrote:

    You know you’ve made it when the number of “jealous hater comments” grow with each post… I’ve been following Jeans blog since…when she started, and I enjoy every unique post. I borrow a lot of creative ideas from her blog, and honestly… she shares personal difficult struggles in her life and I think she is an amazing role model for women of ALL ages. Granted I do not have any kids yet, I still enjoy Jean’s posts about her daughter because not only does it give me great baby shower gift ideas for my friends but come on… Nori is adorable. And the struggle that Jean and her husband went through to conceive… and the fact that she shared that tough journey with her readers… THAT is admirable. If my daughter was so adorable and I was as stylish as jean is…. I would be throwing in baby fashion posts here and there. I really don’t understand why people have to post negative comments … if you simply don’t enjoy her posts, then no ones forcing you to follow her blogs! And I really don’t understand why people just assume a loving mother has bad intentions for her baby girl… if YOU personally are against posting pictures of your child, then don’t. People need to stop pointing fingers and judging and assuming the worst in people. Every parent has the right to brag about their babies… and Jean certainly is entitled to what she wants to post. And honestly I am grateful she shares some of her personal struggles and struggles with parenthood and baby tips. So Jean, if you’re reading this comment… please continue to do you and keep your blog posts coming! Please have a meet and greet sometime in NYC 😁

    Posted 11.8.19 Reply
  12. Jasmyne wrote:

    Hi Jean! Long time follower and fan! Been following your fashion way before nori and went through my own pregnancy the same time as yours. Don’t listen to the haters, I have no idea why they are even commenting. You have always been authentic in sharing your life please continue to do so. I can tell you as a mom if a baby girl I love reading your blog your tips and all the cute clothes you put nori in and sharing where we can find such cuteness. Please don’t stop! don’t heed those with vitriolic comments, you have many fans of you, nick, and nori!

    Posted 11.7.19 Reply
  13. Tiffany wrote:

    Thank you for sharing! I love the photos, clothes, and appreciate your work.

    Posted 11.5.19 Reply
  14. Fran wrote:

    Hi Jean, I just went through my IVF process and I want to thank u for sharing and giving us tips. IVF, motherhood process can be scary and lonely. Keep on posting. Thank you for sharing!

    Posted 11.3.19 Reply
  15. Mary wrote:

    Hi Jean, many people here have said beautifully what I thought, too. Please keep up your amazing content. I still sometimes refer to your old posts for clothing inspiration because they are quality writing and stand the test of time not to mention your styling- always polished and classy). And Nori’s smile is like the sunshine- we can see she is well loved and that her joy shines through all the photos.

    Posted 11.1.19 Reply
  16. Valeri Pighini wrote:

    Dear Jean. I love these posts. The clothes you’ve picked for Nori are absolutely darling and I really enjoy seeing photos of her. Gosh, I’m so deeply sorry you’re met with so much jealousy and bitter feelings. Just so you know… I don’t feel that way at all. I enjoy these so much. Serious love. Love, Val

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  17. Emma needs to move right along.

    Jean, I never thought someone’s baby could be cute enough to make me miss this age but Nori’s done it! She’s so full of sunshine here, and I know that’s not always the case obviously, but I hope she always glows with her discovery of the world and shares that delight with you and Nick. What a gift she is.

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  18. susan r rawls wrote:

    Cute, cute, cute outfits. Thank you so much for the ideas. Love Target. Pretty matching pieces at affordable prices. Nori is a cute little model 🙂 I enjoy seeing her grow up and helping out mom! LOL 🙂

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  19. Mae wrote:

    If you can, also check out this Australian brand (Bonds) Wondersuits for their zip-up onesies. They are so comfortable and stretch really well so we were able to use them for a long time. The ones for younger babies have fold over gloves and socks and I loved that feature. We ended up reaching for them every time they were clean. I don’t believe they are available in the US retail stores yet but we got them from a friend who travelled to Australia.

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  20. Kayla wrote:

    Thank you so much for sharing where you buy your baby items! I’m always looking for new things for my little girl who is just a bit younger than your Nori.

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  21. A wrote:

    Thanks so much for posting this, Jean! There are so many baby clothing companies to browse through and it can be overwhelming – a consolidated list like this is helpful for this momma-to-be (and the clothes are adorable too).

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  22. Katie wrote:

    Thank you! I just had a baby girl and have only ever shopped for boy clothes (my son is 3). I’m so excited to shop for her and this is so helpful!

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  23. Christina wrote:

    Jean, don’t pay Emma and people like her any mind. You have a community of readers rallying behind you and supporting you at every step.

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  24. Emilyn wrote:

    Emma, you dont actually have to follow Jean. Seeing as you have made the decision to do so and actively read her content, no need to mom shame or give advice on how she should make income. Either read and take the tips, or move it along.

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  25. LM wrote:

    Jean, you are the hardest working blogger I follow. I loved that you posted petite stuff and then when you became a mom it was double bonanza. My oldest is a year older than Nori but I still refer to your posts for tips because lord knows it takes a village, town, country and then some.
    I know the criticism from trolls is hard but please know that you help a ton of us with your work. Thank you <3

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  26. Janine wrote:

    Those photos are sooo cute I can’t even :)) Hahah, yes, I can only imagine how difficult it is to dress a baby or a toddler and how much they do not want to play along your plans to dress them up haha!
    xx Janine

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  27. Anna wrote:

    I look forward to your Nori posts! As a mom, I’m always hoping that you’ll post more baby stuff!

    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  28. Briana wrote:

    Awh what a sweetie pie!


    Posted 10.31.19 Reply
  29. Helena wrote:

    Jean! Your comment is sooo true, I had the same “get real” feeling when my baby girl was born! I didn’t want to buy a lot of clothes, but got a few cute ones and it never occurred to me that I should check if it was easy to dress her or not. I live in another country, but used a lot of your recommendations in amazon to buy stuff for my kid (she will start eating food in a few months) and I really appreciated every tip you have!
    Will save this one for later when I can get back to US! Thanks for the post!

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  30. Clara wrote:

    Love all the recommendations you give us. First time mom here to almost a 14 month old daughter and it’s been so helpful reading your blogs and seeing all the recommendations. It’s saved me so much time and energy on research. Thank you so much. 😊

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  31. Laura wrote:

    I love your blog and clothes recommendations, but lately, I’ve been trying to reduce the amount of new kids clothing I’m purchasing to reduce the amount of waste I’m contributing. I’ve been perusing local consignment shops (some have great finds of barely worn clothes at bargain prices). I’d love to know if you’ve done any research in this area and if you’d maybe add a blogpost to inspire others to look for more sustainable options!

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  32. LeAnh wrote:

    Honestly, how disappointing was that comment Emma. Jean’s blog is nothing but wholesomeness. We don’t need this negativity here.

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  33. H. wrote:

    Thank you for this post! I was not at all expecting to be pregnant when I started following you last year and now I have a 6 month old and all I get from your blog are baby recommendations and I love them – esp the ones on Amazon! Ignore the negativity – besides you are putting so much effort into this. You deserve the money! I always especially go through your links even if I can search online myself just so I can give credit to you for recommending in the first place. Side note: Nick needs to do more posts. We love some dad humor.

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  34. Ichha wrote:

    I love your works and suggestions for baby’s items. It helps me get organized and pick the good items for my little one.Please keep up your work.

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  35. Catherine wrote:

    Love these cute pieces!!!! Thank you for sharing these precious pictures!

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  36. Adeline wrote:

    So helpful! We get a lot of our stuff from gap/ old navy, target and amazon but I loved reading about the more “high end” and ethical brands. Will definitely have to check Hope and Henry out as well as your Etsy picks. My baby girl is a month older than Nori and making sure she looks stylish is becoming more and more manageable (less poop explosions) :). Also I definitely scrolled through a second time to just appreciate how cute Nori is. <3

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  37. Xtine wrote:

    I’m sorry people are being so negative. I think your parenting posts are wonderful and informative and are some of my favorites. How awful of them.

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  38. Jasmine wrote:

    Hi Jean!

    Thank you for so thoughtfully putting this together! as a first time mom to a 7 month old who hates shopping and is clueless about dressing herself much less her baby boy, this is so helpful!

    bookmarking this for (not so distance) future reference!

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  39. Lisa wrote:

    Why does it matter to you? It’s their choice. Leave them alone. If you don’t like it, all you have to do is ignore it and move

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  40. L wrote:

    don’t listen to Emma. I see your baby posts as one mom helping another. I’ve loved all the products I bought that were recommended by you. Each one has made my life so much easier. And the stuff I’ve bought from your non-baby posts have made me feel like ME again, not only ‘mom’.

    A bunch of the things you recommend are on amazon but not on your amazon list. Add them. Gotta keep supporting nori 🙂

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  41. Ann wrote:

    Im not a mother but love all your content. I enjoying following your journey in managing the practical everyday life, cooking recipes & fashion. I’d say a bloggers journey is their own choice of how much content they want to disclose and since your passion is fashion, you naturally dress Nori super cute and its hard to exclude her from your post. It all flows with your original reason you started this blog and it flows with your journey. Yes you make money from people buying from your links but so what. Negative people will always find something to pick on & miss the intention.

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  42. L wrote:

    don’t listen to Emma. I see your baby posts as one mom helping another. I’ve loved all the products I bought that were recommended by you. Each one has made my life so much easier. And the stuff I’ve bought from your non-baby posts have made me feel like ME again, not only ‘mom’.

    A bunch of the things you recommend are on amazon but not on your amazon list. Add them. Gotta keep supporting nori 🙂

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  43. Joan Tu wrote:

    I really try to follow the motto, “Not my kid, not my problem..” You and Nick are Nori’s parents, you decide what is best for her and your family. No one else’s (not even your parents or family and friends) opinion matters.

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  44. MJ wrote:

    Where is that super cute baby clothes rack from?? Love your blog ❤️

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  45. Marta wrote:

    Love these – thanks for posting! Where is that cute mini clothing rack from?

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Anonymous wrote:

      I am not a mother and every single post of Nori or you always encourages me to organise/ dress better. Please keep up the good work and zone out the negative people 🙂

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
      • kushani wrote:

        Thanks for sharing all the baby related tips. You continue to use this platform to help and educate all of us in style and now general practical baby ideas and if you are making a business out of it then you are just being smart. The time you spend to write such details and thoughtful posts is a service you provide to us and as such you should be compensated for that. The cute Nori pictures are really just another gift to us readers. Thank you Jean.

        Posted 10.30.19 Reply
        • Rey wrote:

          As a petite asain first time mom, I appreciate all your recommendations for my also petite Asian American baby! Thanks for all that you share!

          Posted 11.3.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hi Marta and MJ (below), my dad made it for Nori using plumbers pipe from Home Depot! My husband actually made me one a long time ago adult-sized. They both looked for tutorials on Pinterest to use as guidance!

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
      • A wrote:

        Hi Jean! I’ve been a silent follower for quite some time now. First time commenting. I’m a mother to a wonderful 5 year old daughter and a 1 year old little boy. From your posts and content, I can see that both of you are amazing parents devoted to the well-being of your child. In my line of work, I often see the opposite unfortunately. I wanted to take a moment to let you know that I find your courage and strength inspiring. We live in a (crazy) uncertain world. Despite this, you choose to focus on the positives and share your beautiful little girl with the world. Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey. All my love to you and yours. ❤️

        Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  46. Stephanie wrote:

    Nori has such cute style!!
    I ended up buying the teddy bear suit from H&M after I saw it on Nori. I’ve been a sucker and been buying clothes for my little guy from Nest Designs after my sister in law gifted me some items. You should check it out, their prints are cute and 100% organic cotton!

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Thank you for the tip!

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
      • Sheila wrote:

        I appreciate your recommendations so much! I was lucky enough to have my baby boy a few mo this after you had Nori so I felt much more prepared after looking into your recommendations and seeing your baby updates. Thank you for these helpful tips! It truly does help my motherhood journey a little bit easier.

        Also, Nori is too adorable!

        Posted 10.30.19 Reply
        • Jenn wrote:

          Hi Jean! I’m not a mom but read and appreciate this post as it helps me as an auntie to give good gifts 😊 Thank you for always making these detail oriented posts for us about size, fit, feel, quality, material, care instructions, measurements, etc. When you put this much effort into things like clothes/shoes/handbags, I can’t imagine all the research, time, care, and thoughtfulness you and Nick put in when you‘re making decisions about Nori’s food, toys, digital device time, social media presence, etc. I’m sorry it’s so easy for folks to misunderstand and make comments that can feel negative and judgmental but you can’t please everyone and at the end of the day that’s OK! Keep doing what you’re doing because it’s your creative outlet and career and benefits more people then it “offends” (my closet is proof if it, haha!). Take care and keep up the great work!

          Posted 10.31.19 Reply
      • Kelly wrote:

        On the question of bloggers including their children in blog posts – I’ll admit that sometimes I’m torn. Your posts are always classy and have never made me cringe and wonder if Nori would be embarrassed someday. I have found your advice/product recommendations super helpful as my baby is a few months behind Nori. However, I sometimes wonder if as children get older some bloggers totally forget that the internet is forever…posting embarrassing or personal things about a child’s particular situation potty training or whatever – it makes me sad for the future 15 year old who may be upset that so much of their life was shared so publicly. I’m not sure there is one right way to do things or a right answer, just wanted to share my thoughts!

        Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • EK wrote:

      I enjoy your baby posts. As a parent there are so many products and brands to choose from… It helps to navigate the shopping experience knowing that you would use on your own baby. Thanks for sharing! Please keep sharing! 👍

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Alyssa wrote:

      Always love your content but posts like this makes me excited for when I one day have kids. Nori has the cutest stuff!!

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
  47. Emma wrote:

    Are you making money from this post ? If so, aren’t you exploiting your child for views and money?

    Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Kayla wrote:

      This feels like a chicken-egg scenario to me. So many non-bloggers post things about their babies all the time. I have many friends who share where they buy baby clothes and favorite products, but the don’t profit from it. Do you have this same reaction anytime someone posts their child? If they’re not getting paid, aren’t they still trying to accumulate likes and exploiting their child that way? Let people make their own decisions. Jean and Nick are the only ones who can make the decision as to what is best for their family. If it bothers you, don’t participate.

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Stephanie wrote:

      Jean is entirely out for herself and uses the excuse that she likes to share helpful tips and get feedback from others. All while she laughs to the bank and exploits her daughter without her consent. Disgusting.

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
      • Susan Rawl wrote:

        For everyone here so “disgusted” let’s follow your own logic and ask yourself .. do you watch TV? Do you watch movies? Do you shop at retailers that sell children’s clothing or have you purchased any products that use pictures of babies in their marketing? If you feel strongly about this subject why not take it up with the parents of babies and children actors (which are in EVERY. SINGLE. SHOW or MOVIE) and models. What about the millions of non blogger parents who audition or submit their baby’s photos on Facebook for model searches hoping to end up on a Gerber’s page for some income? Are they all disgusting?

        Posted 11.2.19 Reply
        • Leslie wrote:

          At least in states like CA (others are coming around on this too), child actors in professional shoots get paid at an hourly rate, and it is THEIR money (not their parents’ money) to keep when they come of age. Tell me if I’m wrong Jean, but Nori is not personally making a dime off of your posts when you use her as a model. You get all the money, and what does Nori get? She gets to grow up with embarrassing pictures all over the Internet of her crying on Instagram and stories about her eczema that people can use against her in school. Lucky her. Go ahead, censor my comment so we can see how “authentic” you really are, and how much you really care about what your followers think.

          Posted 11.6.19 Reply
      • Anonymous wrote:

        Agree…Including the kid/kids in their blogs is simply another way to attract more audience, get more likes hence more $$$.

        Posted 11.2.19 Reply
      • Genie wrote:

        Pay no heed to the haters, Jean! They need to move on and get a life.

        I stumbled across your blog a few months ago and have read every one since; they’re always well researched, thoughtful, and incredibly helpful. You’ve saved busy petite moms like me time and money with your reviews and recommendations, Also, my not so little one is a tweenie, but I wish your blog was around when he was younger. I surely would have appreciated your recent post providing tips on travelling with a baby. Keep up the great work and keep sharing!

        Posted 11.2.19 Reply
      • Paljo wrote:

        I love your posts. I am an extra petite and a new mom
        I look forward to.your reviews, I find them honest and quite detailed (paid reviews look fake. Yours even when it is paid, is helpful as you always give honest opinions)

        Keep these coming. Love to beautiful family.
        Can’t believe how shaming you have to read

        Posted 11.3.19 Reply
    • Sunny wrote:

      Please stop the mom shaming and get off your high horse. This is a lifestyle blog, and Jean’s daughter is obviously a big part of her life. She’s choosing to share tips, advice, and her experiences that help other women and young parents. Instead of being thoughtful or even constructive with your words, you’re just being a narrow minded internet bully.

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Christina wrote:

      She isn’t exploiting her child- she is helping other people with kids by recommending items that have helped her and her child. I don’t have kids but have used some of these recs for gifts and have been told the items are amazing quality or are really helpful for my friends babies. Also, Whether she makes money or not should be no concern to you anyways. If you have a problem with it, by coming to this page or responding to these posts, you are part of that “exploitation” you are so worried about…so Instead of being rude and trolling, be nice or don’t say anything at all. Women should support other women, not tear them down.

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
      • Loan wrote:

        I would be lost as a first-time mom to a 6 MO without the advice, recommendations and posts of other first-time moms like Jean. Jean notes when her posts are sponsored or not. If she makes money while doing what she loves, helping other parents along the way and while dealing with you shameful haters, so be it. If you don’t find her posts useful, then keep moving along instead of putting your negativity out in the universe.

        Posted 10.31.19 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      What does it matter to you? She made the decision to share this information so that other readers can gain from her trials and errors. I really enjoy reading her blog and am grateful that she is sharing her life with the world. Comments like yours will only discourage her from sharing. She’s not losing out on not sharing. We are!

      Jean, I love your posts. Please continue to share and I adore Nori!!! I hope she grows to share your taste in fashion!

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Effie wrote:

      Who cares? Did you, as a child, not gain anything from your parents? Did your parents not spend tons and tons of money on clothing or did you run around naked as a kid? Did you attend college and did your parents help you through it financially? Did your parents help purchase a car for you? (Don’t actually answer these questions, as 1. I do not care about your childhood and 2. These were meant to put things in perspective.)

      Point is, Jean is probably making bank on these posts and links. But she’s also taking care of her kiddo: Nori is healthy, happy, and clothed (adorably, for that matter). She’s also making an effort to try all the options to give her audience a great and honest review. As a fellow shopper and mom, I certainly appreciate her posts and the amount of time that Jean puts into her blog and Instagram.

      So yes, you can say that Jean “exploits” her child. But hey, Nori’s got the better end of the deal anyway.

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
      • Heather wrote:

        I have a son about the same age as Nori and find all of your posts really helpful! My husband and I both have super demanding jobs so knowing I can count on you for gear/clothing recommendations, meal ideas and just general “you got this Momma” inspiration is invaluable. Don’t let rude and uninformed comments drag you down and please keep doing what you do because it’s so helpful to mommas like me 😊

        Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Sarah wrote:

      Not sure if anyone told you yet, Emma… but mom shaming really isn’t cool anymore. Mind your own business and if you have a problem with people who share information about their children on their blogs, then by all means— keep moving!! There are only like, thousands of other choices.

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Shinee wrote:

      Seriously? How are you seeing this as exploiting? As a mom, I find these review posts so helpful. It’s one thing if Jean dressed Nori in new brand clothes all the time and shared bunch of photos to promote brand clothing that she got paid to promote. (And even in that case, who cares, it’s her choice.) She is sharing her review of the products she used and found valuable, so we, mom readers, could make informed purchases for our kids too! It takes time to write out these reviews/feedbacks. And she deserves to be paid for her time!

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Daniela wrote:

      You should worry about you and your own kids, if you have! And if you feel the need of judge someone else’s parenting style maybe you should re-evaluate yours! This post is super helpful for new moms (like me) and I was literally waiting for this. Don’t be so jealous and instead support other women!!

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Liz wrote:

      ^^Geeze–don’t you have anything better to do?

      Jean, don’t listen to the trolls! I’ve followed your blog for several years now and have always appreciated your thoughtful content. My gratitude has only intensified following the birth of my first child this past spring; my husband and I purchased the BabyZen stroller based on your recommendation (love it!) and I know I’ll continue to seek out your candid, thorough advice when considering future baby-related purchases (and mom fashion inspo, of course). Thanks for being a reliable source of information for all your followers.

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Na wrote:

      Jean-The biggest reason why I follow you is because of your posts and recommendations for baby stuff. I knew of your blog a long time ago (before IG was a thing) but I didn’t find it relatable (probably because my career for the longest time required uniform so I didn’t have to dress up) until you have a baby girl and so did I. I find your IG and blog super useful now. My IG was somehow blocked from viewing yours a couple months ago and I was super sad that I reached out to Nick to solve the issue. The point is please don’t stop posting abt Nori bc I love love love it. Love you and Nori!!

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Sabrina wrote:

      Respectfully, what this couple does for their family is not your concern! Hatefulness and rudeness is unacceptable.

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Kristen wrote:

      I started following Jean because I love her style and she puts so much effort into providing useful information on size and fit to her readers. I’m so grateful for all the time and energy she puts into developing her content. It saves me so much time. Instead of doing research, on my own or buying things and returning them because they don’t fit, I read Jean’s blog and Instagram posts and buy the pieces she recommends that fit my style. I’ve purchased many things through her affiliate links for myself and my daughter. She became a parent just a few months before me and her posts on baby gear and travel are so useful for me. I think it’s amazing that she’s able to make a career by providing high quality content to readers.

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Clare wrote:

      You sound judgy and ignorant!! This is her blog and it’s her source of income so of course she’s making money from it. Do you get shamed for earning money at work?? By your “logic”, every time she posts about her grandparents, parents, husband, kid, she’s “exploiting” them for likes and money?? Do you also “exploit” your child when you dress them in cute outfits and proudly show them off on social media for likes and views? Nori is living her best life with extremely loving parents, if you got nothing nice to say, keep it to yourself.

      Posted 10.30.19 Reply
    • Jamie wrote:

      Go away Emma. How rude. Every blogger makes money on their recommendations. At least I don’t have to see 5 million pop-ups while navigating through this site. It’s perfect and I hope her and her daughter are rolling around in their 1000 thread count sheets on 100 dollar bills. You need to learn what exploitation means.

      Posted 12.10.19 Reply

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