If you’re sick of cute baby grows in shades of blue and pink, there are some really cool alternatives. Baby wear doesn’t have to be boring or too cutesy. In fact, there are some amazing retro styles and cool designs that parents will be jealous of. Here are some fantastic alternative baby vests and rompers.
Madison Parker Clothing
Started by über cool parents, Madison Parker began with a desire to dress their twins in something other than “the latest Winnie the Pooh t-shirts.” The results are simple, but genius. Many of the designs will take the parents back to the 80s. These are the types of onesies that I wouldn’t be surprised to see celebrity babies sporting. I love the pink vest with the print of the oversized headphones.
Rompers are an essential item in any newborn’s wardrobe. They’re basically vests with sleeves/legs. Nappy Head’s rompers are soft and organic, and hilarious. They are printed with slogans that range from the silly to the witty. For Christmas, for example, one says, “Santa does not exist, but I can’t read yet so it’s ok.” Others have slogans like “little punk” and “I must not sleep”. You can also personalize their clothes and buy twin sets. They also have a great range of maternity and paternity shirts. These are affordable, comfortable, and more entertaining that your standard baby fashion.
The Retro Baby
Just looking at this website makes me want to go on a major shopping spree for my kids. They have some seriously fantastic vests/onesies, including classic rock and music prints. Have you ever seen a newborn wearing a Bob Marley or Rolling Stones design? Neither have I, yet, but thanks to Retro Baby we could. Other great designs include a range of Dr. Seuss vests, superhero vests, and other adorably catchy onesies. I just want to buy them all, and you will too.
Katy and Zucchini
Seattle mother and science teacher Katy designs and screens all of the onesies sold by Katy and Zucchini. She is a definitely a designer to keep your eye on. Her baby designs are adorably sciency and nerdy. I particularly like the “I’m a boy” or “I’m a girl” onesies, showing either “XY” or “XX” chromosomes. There are also great robots, a science inspired alphabet, and famous scientist set. The vintage design “Alice in Wonderland” vests are particularly whimsical.