As soon as I’d passed the first trimester mark in my first pregnancy I did what a lot of expectant moms do: I visited the baby stores to check out the adorable clothes and fantasize about my baby wearing them.
The itty-bitty baby jeans.
The pink and frilly, the blue and boyish.
It didn’t take long for me to notice that offerings for boys were, well, a tad disappointing. The baby girls’ clothes were just a whole lot cuter than the clothes for baby boys.
As it turned out, with two boys and a girl I eventually learned this secret: while clothing for girls are effortlessly cute and there’s plenty of variety, boys’ clothes can be just as cute as long as you have a little imagination.
In other words, it’s all about the accessories.
One of my current favorites to see toddler boys in are suspenders. Come to think of it, toddler girls can rock a pair as well. They transform toddler clothing basics- jeans, while t shirts, and khakis- into pulled together outfits for all kinds of occasions. Dressy events. Holidays. Family photos and first days of preschool. They’re a little unexpected and a lot cute.
Here’s a roundup of some suspender options for boys and girls. Enjoy!
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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