Friday, September 2, 2011

Carter's Little Layette for Babies {Review}

Carter's logoWhen it comes to all things baby and child, I enjoy discovering new brands and businesses simply because of the unknown... after all, this could be the toy/gear/accessory that I've been looking for to make life easier!

But in reality? When I need to make a purchase for my family or as a gift, it's all about the names that I know and trust for quality, durability and style. I want to know that the company understands what parents want and what children need and knows how to put it together into something that will last throughout childhood.

And in the world of baby, toddler and child clothing and accessories, no one fits that description better than Carter's.

baby clothesFollowing their belief that childhood is a celebration, the colorful prints and cute characters Carter's designs for their collection of clothing, accessories and more are inspired by the joy and love children bring into our lives. Known for supporting babies, children, and families with thoughtful designs, quality materials and construction, and convenient shopping options, I would find it hard to believe that there is a child that has grown up without Carter's.

As some of my favorite pieces from my girls' time as babies were from Carter's, I am always confident in picking out their products for baby showers or new mom gifts. And with their Little Layette collection, there really is no way to go wrong! From bodysuits to blankets to bibs, there's something just right for every sweet newborn.

When the Short Sleeve 3-Pack Bodysuits arrived, I felt as though I was fully prepared to go straight to a baby shower and have a gift that would easily be a hit.

baby shower giftPackaged in their own mesh bag and tied with a ribbon, these gender neutral bodysuits are the quintessential item in a baby's wardrobe for quite a while. Considering how many we went through in a day and how often they needed to be changed due to spit up, diaper explosions, and more, they're a much-needed choice that any mom can appreciate.

bodysuitsOne thing that I have always liked about Carter's is just how classic their items are and the way that the simplicity makes them just right. The expandable shoulders allows the neckline to be loose enough to pull on and off without worry of it getting caught on baby's head and the soft, finished seams and openings ensure that nothing will rub on any sensitive skin on cute baby arms or legs.

onesiesWe went through some other brands of bodysuits where the snaps ripped off or pulled a hole in the fabric after being opened and closed multiple times, but with Carter's, that never once occurred. The three nickel-free snaps on the reinforced bottom panel are there to stay and they hold together well enough that you won't have to worry about one popping open.

With the mix-and-match style of these three bodysuits, they onesie snapswould work easily for a boy or a girl (the Mommy Loves Me one makes me swoon a little bit) and the 100% cotton and machine washable quality will last well past when the intended little one can fit into them anymore... in which case they can be passed on to a new lucky baby!

With an MSRP of $20, the Short Sleeve 3-Pack Bodysuits is priced right now from Carter's for only $10, a great deal for a complete gift. Plus, while you're over there shopping, now is the time to start thinking about Halloween costumes and apparel to celebrate October's big holiday. Whether you just want a comfortable outfit or pajamas...

Halloween...or you're shopping for a completely adorable costume...

...Carter's Trick-or-Sweet Boo-tique has something for everyone. I love their line of "adora-boo little critters" because they are not only extremely cute, but very easy to wear and comfortable for children to be in while they enjoy the big day.

Who wouldn't want to find a trick-or-treater at their door looking this adorable?

infant Halloween costumeFrom Carter's little layette line for the essential products parents need for those precious first years to their Halloween shop that is sure to provide plenty of spooky fun this October to everything in between, the high quality, durability and cute styles are a staple of childhood.

And even though their prices are always affordable, this weekend Carter's is having a HUGE Labor Day Sale with 50% off of everything! Don't miss it! To make sure that you're always up-to-date with the latest deals and events, be sure to connect with Carter's on Facebook as well.

(Other than the Short Sleeve 3-Pack Bodysuits that I was sent from Carter's, I was not provided with anything or enticed to do this review in any way. This review is solely my opinion of this company and their wonderful products.)