I was recently asked to help compile this year’s Top 50 Etsy Baby Shops for Babble.com — which I was thrilled (and slightly overwhelmed) to do. But I felt prepared, having written the last two Babble Best Etsy Moms features (2011 and 2010), as well regularly hunting through Etsy for my Family Style gig.
The only catch is that I didn’t want to repeat any Etsy baby shops featured in last year’s round-up — and having to skip over shops like The Measure, Little Sapling Toys and Sewn Natural was painful. Yet I found so many other amazing Etsy shops geared towards babies and new parents — from toys to bedding to vintage finds.
But let’s start with baby clothes. Here are some of my favorites to buy for your little one:
Happy Family 1 of 7This is one of the most successful clothing shops on Etsy — and for good reason. If you're looking for unique, cooler baby onesies, then you need to check out this creative family-run company.
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Culpeper General 2 of 7If you're thinking about month-by-month baby photos (thanks to Pinterest, I'm sure), this Etsy shop makes monthly onesies with modern graphics.
Read more about Culpeper General.
Thief & Bandit Kids 3 of 7The coolest baby leggings ever.
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Wild Things Dresses 4 of 7These whimsical character dresses are achingly adorable. For anyone having a little girl: Good luck resisting.
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B. Children’s Wear 5 of 7Edgier, trendier, cuter onesies than those in the stores.
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Wren Willow 6 of 7If you're looking for options, Wren Willow has over 150 hand-drawn, hand-printed baby shirts.
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Zuzii 7 of 7This mother-daughter Etsy team makes my absolute favorite baby accessories — from shoes to hats. And they don't have them listed right now, but they make the cutest baby boots for the colder months.
Read more about Zuzii.
See all of the Top 10 Etsy Baby Clothes & Accessories of 2012.
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