There are a lot of wonderful things about parenting in this day and age: advances in medicine and a better understanding of child development. The rise in technology, giving us digital cameras to record each milestone and iPads to make family road trips a heck of a lot easier.
And who could forget washable markers? Not me!
One of the things I love most about parenting at this particular time is the availability of children’s products that reflect my values and style, and the best place to get them is, of course, Etsy.
I’ve listed my favorite Etsy shops that need to be on your go-to list for all things kiddo. There’s a variety of merchandise as well as price points represented here, but they all have one important thing in common: they celebrate the magic of childhood.
Do you have a favorite Etsy shop? Leave us a link in the comments!
Jupiter’s Child 1 of 12Jupiter's Child prides itself on offering "Earth-friendly, handmade creations that are out of this world!" With its line of natural toys and children's clothing, Jupiter's Child is one of my faves!
Nostalgic Graphic Tees 2 of 12This shop is owned by a graphic designer and mom who finds inspiration in all things childhood.
Nostalgic Graphic Tees
Sarah Jane Studios 3 of 12Sarah Jane Studios has long been one of my favorite places to shop for beautiful prints -- online or off. You won't regret paying her a visit.
Sarah Jane Studios
Colette Bream 4 of 12Colette Bream is an Etsy shop that I'm just finding out about, but loving nonetheless. The shop's header reflects what it's all about: "What shall we play today?" I love their whimsical take on childhood, like these adorable pin-on tails.
Snugars 5 of 12Are you looking for hair accessories for your toddler that are a little less common than the average bow? Look no further than Snugars. Their line of headwraps, clips, and headbands for children is adorable and totally unique.
Oiseaux 6 of 12I love Oiseaux because it takes vintage items and adds a modern twist with personalization.
Colorhaus 7 of 12In two words, Colorhaus is natural and bold. I love their take on modern toddler design.
We Choose Joy 8 of 12Possibly my favorite Etsy shop name ever, We Choose Joy features adorable baby and toddler accessories and apparel with a decidedly whimsical style.
We Choose Joy
Baby Jives Co. 9 of 12This unique and beautiful Etsy shop sells handmade mobiles and children's accessories with an emphasis on the natural world. You'll find birds, butterflies, and rainbow raindrops dripping from ceiling clouds.
Baby Jives Co.
Babalabels 10 of 12This is a genius idea: Babalabels creates personalized sippy cup and baby bottle labels to avoid day-care mix ups. Just pop one on your child's sippy and they're good to go!
Tambino 11 of 12Tambino offers the most unique children's items, such as the Letter A easel with lower case letter seats.
Leon and Coco 12 of 12The owners of Etsy shop Leon and Coco seek to "give children not just a product, but something to do, something to find, something to see and something to change." Their backpacks and pillows are my favorite.
Leon and Coco
Mary Lauren Weimer is a social worker turned mother turned writer. Her blog, My 3 Little Birds, encourages moms to put down the baby books for a moment and tell their own stories. Connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.
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