Last, and the obvious favorite, are the Boutique pieces. These goodies mix practical with precious and round out your little ones wardrobe. They're comfortable, one-of-a-kind, and easy care. You'll be the envy of the playground and can expect lots of "oohs" and "aahs" at your neighborhood block party. Boutique items make great gifts and are a hit at friends' baby showers. Boutique pieces cost a little more than Bargain, but nowhere close to Black Tie. These onesies, tees, and loungewear pieces are well worth the extra cost as they liven up the rest of baby's otherwise drab ensembles. Shop for pieces that have personality. They need to scream "Johnny" or "Sara"-whomever you're shopping for. When you reach into the dryer and are immediately reminded of his mischievousness or her never-ending smile, you will inevitably smile yourself. Savor these early years, revel in your child's uniqueness, and buy as many of these pieces as you can afford.
Armed with this fabulous but functional assortment of clothes your precious little one will be ready to "WOW" the world. You can help make this wardrobe investment last by taking time to read care labels and buying clothes a little roomy. Also look for features like lap shoulders for easy on and off and snap bottoms that can accommodate extenders that will help extend the life of the clothes and make diaper changes a breeze. Have fun shopping for the three B's and let yourself splurge a little. After all, having complete strangers exclaim, "she's the cutest thing I've ever seen!" is one the greatest joys of being a mom.
About The Author
Heather Nolte is the owner and designer of www.glamajama.com, a mom owned and baby inspired company that features glam clothing for all ages. Glamajama has been featured on the Today Show, Extreme Makeover:Home Edition, ePregnancy, Parents Baby, and Star magazine. Celebrities who have received clothes from Glamajama include Oprah, Britney Spears, Demi Moore, and Kate Hudson. She lives in Austin, TX with her 3 year old son and 1 year old daughter.