It’s not even a little bit of a secret that quality children’s clothing is kind of my kryptonite and Christmas all wrapped up in one. Nothing makes me happier than dressing my kiddos in soft, beautiful apparel. I mean, I may look like a hot mess most of the time, but my little loves typically make up for it.
Bamboo is by far my favorite fabric of choice, followed very closely by organic cotton and linen. Bamboo is so soft, and perfect for any season. But really, have you felt fabrics made from bamboo? You need to find some asap if you haven’t. Or maybe not. Because I promise you’ll be addicted for life.
It’s really important to me that my kids wear clothing that they can play in. They are, after all, children. They run and climb and get dirty and love life to a level most of us have forgotten by adulthood. And we value childhood so much in this house. I don’t want to constantly feel like I have to tell them to be careful with their clothes or feel like I’m helicoptering them around. And I obviously want them to have the ability of full-range motion. I have a gaggle of little climbers and they’ve got important business to work on at the playground.
One of my absolute favorite brand of clothing for Bean and Sweet M is Milkbarn. The prints and styles are so lovely, fun, and chic; and their clothing is offered in bamboo or organic cotton fabrics, so you’re winning no matter which you choose! Plus, they’re incredibly versatile; sweet enough to be worn to church and soft and comfortable enough to be worn to the playground. And trust me, we’ve done both!
And they’re cozy enough to sleep in (and not just their sleepers, but those are fabulous too!) that if we happen to know we’ll be out past bedtime but don’t want them obviously in their pj’s wherever it is we are going, we purposefully dress them in their Milkbarn outfits because then we don’t have to worry about trying to change sleeping toddlers when we get home. (And my toddlers are pretty specific about their needs for their nighttime sleep!)
Because bamboo and organic cotton is so soft and stretchy, Milkbarn clothing can also be worn for a great range in sizes, allowing you to buy less and enjoy better quality. Although Bean is solidly in a size 12-18 months at this point in most brands, she can still rock her 6-12 month Milkbarn products with ease, or wear her 12-18 month apparel with comfort, and no risk of outgrowing tomorrow like some other items in her closet. If we are being honest, even Sweet M, who is solidly in a size 3, still wears his 12-18 months Milkbarn rompers because he loves them and they’re stretchy enough not to look like we’ve squeezed him into them, haha.
Milkbarn offers a wide array of products – dresses, rompers, onesies, sleepers, sleep bags, headbands, baby towels, swaddle blankets, and more! They can pretty much offer all of your baby apparel needs, and are one of my favorite items to gift at baby showers or for new babies. Because really, every new baby needs to me wrapped in soft and cozy Milkbarn apparel.
And if fantastic apparel wasn’t enough, Milkbarn also works for an amazing cause – Exile International, which helps child soldiers and those orphaned in Uganda and DR Congo. So not only is it clothing your baby will feel great wearing, but it’s clothing you’ll feel great putting your money toward!
***This post was written in exchange for Milkbarn products. As always, all opinions are genuine, and I only support companies that I truly adore.