11 Signs You’re a Hipster ParentJillian Capewell
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1: You wear nerd glasses
Although now theyre so ubiquitous you nearly knocked over a street stand full of them while dropping the kids off at Yogalates, these were one of the first symbols of hipster chic. No prescription? No problem! Fake it until someone at Mommy and Me calls you out — then let Junior accidentally step on them in the bathroom and tell everyone you didnt think they were cool, anyway.
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2: You love nostalgic toys
Oh, youre playing Angry Birds on your iPhone? Thats cool, were just keeping it real with our Fisher-Price Chatter Telephone. Whats that, you ask? No big deal, just some really obscure toy youve never heard of.
13 old-school Fisher-Price toys
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3: You ride a cruiser bike
Since becoming a parent, you mightve had to trade in your two-wheeled wonder for something more practical, like a hybrid or Volvo wagon. But when you do have the time for a hipster family bike ride, we like these affordable options (all under $550, so you can save for Vassar tuition).
5 summertime bicycles we love
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4: You miss Polaroids
Polaroids were perfect: a hint of nostalgia for all the instantly developed snapshots of our youth, the instant gratification-ness of the 00s without all that messy Internet, and enough contrast to make you look effortlessly awesome — even with bags under your eyes and peas in your hair. Then they stopped making them. Thankfully, Fujifilm has a decent version that produces cute credit card-sized snaps. (If the cameras still a little out of your budget, the free iPhone app Instagram will fill that vintage-tinged void in your life.)
Get the Fujufilm Instax Mini camera
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5: You rock a baby carrier
The verdict is in: baby-wearing dads are hot. But if the bevy of baby slings has you feeling a little unoriginal, these BabyHawk customizable baby carriers are the solution. They even come in koi-printed fabric — you know, to match your tattoo sleeve.
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7: You buy cheeky Band-Aids
When even your first-aid kit has style, you know youre a hipster parent. These bandages from Urban Outfitters have every Etsy sellers favorite saying: Keep Calm and Carry On. Good advice for fixing big boo-boos, but otherwise the drugstore aisle is fine, too.
Get these bandages
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8: Your baby wears moccasins
Not sure what to dress your tot in for that free Bon Iver concert in the park? Dude — no sweat. With these baby moccasins that are as comfy as they are cool, your kid will be able to hang with all the other babies, complaining that the milk in their bottles isnt soy and insisting that Justin Vernons self-titled was, like, so much better.
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9: You own a DSLR
Hold still, Mommy has to photograph you in the one pristine room in our house before you ruin your handmade onesie. Dont get us wrong, we love the end result, but if you find that you remember to pack your Nikon more often than snacks and extra diapers, you might be a hipster parent. Heck, these days even your iPhone camera can be turned into a DSLR.
Get a Nikon DSLR
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10: You have an urban address
For all the times you cursed the unhappy meeting of a stroller and a 4th-floor walk-up or lamented the lack of decent schools or the space to play Wiffle ball, remember that you live a stones throw away from museums, theaters, cafes, zoos, and more that you just cant get out in suburbia.
Show your baby how much you love your city with a blanket inspired by her place of birth
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11: You talk on a rotary phone (kinda)
Even smart phones are fair game for the vintage vibe hipster parents ache for. With this rotary iPhone dock, you can once again cradle a receiver while calling your artist friends in London or ordering gluten-free, vegan, Asian-fusion take-out — again.
Get the rotary iPhone dock
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