Between Baby and Big Girl: Accessories My Preschooler Loves

My daughter is having an identity crisis.

Some days she’s a “baby,” insisting on sitting on my lap while I work or asking her father for a piggy back ride up the stairs. Other days she’s a “big girl”- you’ll find her trotting around the house in my high heels and scarves, wanting to do all the same things Mommy does.

Because she in the midst of this phase between baby and big girl, choosing clothes for her can sometimes be a challenge.

One of the reasons I love shopping for my kids’ clothes at Target is because there are so many options that are just right for my sometimes-precocious daughter. The trick, I’ve found, is in shopping for accessories that will easily make the transition from toddler to little girl.

Here are some options I love. They’re great to pair with her everyday clothes and help bridge that gap between baby and big girl.

  • Faux Fur = Real Fun 1 of 6
    Faux Fur = Real Fun
    This faux fur hood is a great option for outdoor fun!
    Target, $13.28
  • Sassy Plaid 2 of 6
    Sassy Plaid
    My little girl would feel like a big girl carrying this adorable plaid purse around the house.
    Target, $8
  • Flower Power 3 of 6
    Flower Power
    There's nothing like accessories to make an outfit- toddler or grown up! I love these simple flower clips.
    Target, $5
  • Cute Scarf 4 of 6
    Cute Scarf
    Since I wear a lot of scarves, my daughter would love to have one of her own. How cute would this be for a lunch date with Daddy?
    Target, $7.99
  • Horse Charm Necklace 5 of 6
    Horse Charm Necklace
    My daughter loves wearing jewelry, and this horse pendant is adorable and age-appropriate. I love it!
    Target, $14.99
  • A Little Sparkle 6 of 6
    A Little Sparkle
    Pink + sequins? What's not to love?
    Target, $9.08

 A big thanks to Target for sponsoring this campaign. Click here to see more of the discussion.

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