Top 50 Etsy Baby Shops
We've updated the list: To view 2013's Top 50 Etsy Baby Shops, click here!Once again, we took on the overwhelming task of narrowing down our 50 favorite Etsy shops for the 18-months-and-under crowd — hunting for the most inventive toys, original outfits, and even our favorite vintage finds. By tapping into the artistic, entrepreneurial spirit booming in this creative community, we found that some of the most dedicated, industrious shop owners direct their numerous talents into the baby world — typically because they themselves are parents and want the best for their own kids. (Luckily, we can reap the benefits of their ingenuity.) Considering that there are so many talented artisans on Etsy, we deliberately didn’t repeat any Etsy shops from last year — so check back to our Best Etsy Shops of 2011 (as well as our Top 50 Etsy Moms of 2012) for more of our favorites. Of course, it’s impossible to recognize every single shop, so nominate your favorites, vote for the best, and continue to support the handmade community. — Michelle Horton
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Lala’s Pequenos | Alessandra Gutierrez
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About this shop: The Lala’s Pequenos Noonie is the coziest, cuddliest, most stylish way to swaddle a newborn baby. Choose either 100% cotton lined with soft minky ($52), or 100% organic fair trade fabric lined with organic Sherpa ($62) – all in a range of styles. We also love Lala’s Pequenos’ newest product: The Knottie baby sleeper for infants up to 6 months, made from super soft hemp fabric or super super soft organic bamboo fabric.
About this seller: Alessandra (or Lala, as she’s known) is a mother of two in Virginia who fell in love with the uniqueness of handmade clothes during the two years that she managed her family’s 1500-acre rain forest in Costa Rica. Instead of shopping for handmade clothes, she decided to try sewing for her two little boys – which naturally developed into a full-blown business. You can read more about Alessandra in our Top 50 Etsy Moms 2010 feature.
Plus, for you do-gooders out there, a portion of all proceeds from Lala’s shop goes to preserve the Rainmaker Conservation Project and highlight ecological awareness.
Signature Item: Green Swirls Organic Newborn Noonie, $62
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