Kickin’ It With KicKee

When Mr.B was born my only lament to having a boy was that the clothes weren’t as fun. It seemed everything for boys was either sports related or plastered with puppies; neither of which are really my style. So when I happened to be perusing in our local kids’ boutique and a little pale blue coverall with red giraffes caught my eye, I didn’t hesitate it to buy it. The first “boy” thing I’d been drawn to and fell in love with.

That was my first introduction to KicKee Pants. I loved the style and the prints and the little flap over the bottom. I was hooked.

You guys, we love KicKee Pants over here. It’s not a secret. I rave about it to anyone who will listen!

It’s so soft and comfortably made out of bamboo: I want some for me! I always feel so great about dressing Sweet M in KicKee Pants because I know he will be snug and comfortable whether he’s playing or sleeping. And he loves soft things so much that our investment in the swaddle blankets have truly paid off.

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One of my children is very particular about clothing and textures and labels and…everything. But she (whoops, gave her away!) is always happy to wear KicKee both for sleeping and for day wear. And I’m happy to outfit her in something adorably age-appropriate that we both agree upon. And since there are always new prints and styles, my little fashionista never gets bored with her options!

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Can we have an “Aw Moment” that Lio is wearing lions. Lio the Lion!

I love that all of my children can have matching jammies or coordinating outfits. There is nothing cuter than a bunch of kids who match. And my kids so adore coordinating with one another – I know that won’t last forever so I’ve got to take advantage of it while I can!

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You can’t see them – but Mr. B is rocking some KicKee Pants boxer briefs, too! Now that’s luxury!

If you’re in the market to buy the kiddo in your life some new duds or sleepwear, KicKee Pants is what you want. Trust me. You won’t regret it!

Sweet M’s Favorite Blanket – Austin Tie Dye Co.

Sweet M has a rhythm and routine down when it comes to falling asleep. It doesn’t mean he sleeps well or for long stretches, ha, but he is a boy who knows exactly what he wants.

And what Sweet M wants is a blanket on his cheek and a dummy in his mouth. Every. Single. Time.

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Third baby and still full of surprises. Wouldn’t change a blessed thing about this kid.

My absolute favorite blankets are muslin, due to them being so lightweight and breathable, and also extremely versatile.

Baby likes to be swaddled? Check! Need a breathable nursing cover or sunshade for babe? Check! Need to throw a blanket down to change babe or let them kick and play for a bit? Check! Big kids need a quick cape? Check! Someone just needs a snuggly by their face to sleep? Check!

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So it’s no surprise that we have a handful of muslin blankets.

I also super love bamboo material. It’s so incredibly soft. If you’ve never touched some before, do. Do it now. You will not regret it; it’s so lovely!

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Bamboo is also very eco-friendly. It grows nearly anywhere, and quickly to boot (up to 6 feet a day!). It’s also takes only 1/3 the water it takes to grow cotton, and is pretty much all organic. That being said, turning bamboo into fabric isn’t quite as eco-friendly. But you can’t win ’em all sometimes.

I recently discovered the Austin Tie Dye Co. and their amazing muslin bamboo swaddle blankets. You guys. Two of my greatest loves got together and produced these bad boys. There are no words.

And they’re hand dyed to boot. These blankets are singing love songs to my soul!

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And to Sweet M’s. Because guess what has quickly become his favorite blanket to snuggle and sleep with? I can’t even make this up. If I grab another blanket and he can see his Austin Tie Dye Co. blanket he will fuss and flail until I swap blankets. This boy knows luxury when he feels it; and he’s not going back now that he’s known it!

Even Miss H knows how much he prefers this blanket to all others and will grab it or remind me to when we are headed out for a long and busy day. It’s just not worth chancing it without anymore.

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These blankets are definitely going on my baby must-haves list, and will certainly be gifts for future friends’ babies and my someday nieces and nephews. They are so luxurious and affordable, and there is nothing better than buying from small businesses. Plus, Rebecca, the owner of the Austin Tie Dye Co. is so sweet and easy to work with! Seriously, if you’re looking for a baby gift for someone else or for your own babe, Sweet M highly recommends Austin Tie Dye Co. muslin bamboo, hand dyed blankets.

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