12 baby outfits for every occasion you can get at Carter’s
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Whenever a new year rolls around, I immediately find myself evaluating my wardrobe. What kind of pieces do I want to keep as we move into a new year, and in this case, a whole new decade? Do I get rid of some of my many black sweaters (never), or buy a new pair of cute but ultimately weather-inappropriate shoes (extremely likely)?
It makes sense to take stock of your wardrobe as a new year dawns, and why shouldn’t that extend to your kids, or even those of your friends and family? We all know someone that’s having a baby in the new year. Whether you’re shopping for your own kids or buying up some baby shower gifts, get moving on keeping the babies in your life cute and seasonally appropriate in these 12 seasonal looks from Carter’s.
1. For the baby that stayed up to watch the ball drop (or at least wanted to)
Sometimes, in order to hang with the adults, you need to be the best dressed in the room, and what’s better than wearing a onesie? Give your favorite tiny night owl this starred black and white onesie, which will work perfectly for New Year’s and will (hopefully) make you smile when you’ve gotten up in the middle of the night—again.
Reviewers noted that this onesie runs a bit large, but suited their bossy night owls very well.
2. A cuddly sloth set your loved one will love
Valentine’s Day is cute in a way not too many other holidays are, so it’s fair to say that giving a gift that’s very cute wouldn’t be out of the question. Anyone you give this adorable sloth Valentine’s Day pajama set to will adore it—who doesn’t love sloths?
This interchangeable four-piece set features Valentine’s colors and some sweet, three-toed friends—what’s more, there are two versions available, so you can select the exact color design you want.
3. A seasonal dress with prehistoric pizzazz
It’s crazy how often dinosaurs crop up in kid’s clothes designs, but it’s not without reason; you’ll keep any baby occupied in this dino-covered dress, which is perfect for spring photos or concerts. The print is dynamic and includes fan favorites (read: personal favorites) like triceratops, brachiosauruses, and more.
Combine this dress with these unicorn boots for a perfect getup to wear during spring showers.
4. A bunny suit for the most enterprising of egg-seekers
Picture it: Easter morning, a very cute child in this floppy eared jumpsuit, and the aforementioned rain boots. It’s almost too cute to think about. This bunny suit is a perfect pajama option or great for running around the house, and the sherpa material ensures that it’ll keep your giftee very cozy and comfortable.
Reviewers bought this bunny suit in every season, and many noted how soft it was.
5. Koala overalls for the cutest aspiring tree climber you know
May is crazy between last-day-of-school events, fluctuating temperatures, and graduations galore. Most people are looking for a quick, cute option that babies can stay in all day. Never fear, this adorable koala onesie is here. With a neutral palette and short length, reviewers noted that this set is perfect for summer weather, and is easy to take on and off, so even the most active babies will love it.
6. A swim set with a perfect theme
I’m pretty biased on this one. As someone with a deep love of all things cetacean, this swim rashguard set had me in absolute tears. The adorable shirt and trunks duo is perfect for any beach vacation, or even just days by the pool, dreaming about white sand and distant whale spouts.
With a UPF of 50+ and long sleeves, this set will keep your favorite little guppy protected from the sun and free from skin irritation.
7. A mix-and-match set that’s perfect for tiny patriots
There’s nothing more American than red, white, and blue, but it’s also nice to have options. This three piece set lets you choose which of the three classic Fourth of July looks you want to highlight, and will also keep your kiddo cool and comfortable in the summer heat.
8. Overalls for end-of-summer picnics
Overalls are back, baby. As someone who had matching overalls with their mom when I was a baby, I couldn’t be more thrilled to see this look making it big again.
There’s nothing more summery than a pair of denim overalls, and this classic OshKosh pair boasts a short length and sweet striped straps. With a white tee underneath and a gingham blanket on the ground, this classic look is sure to make grandma and the Gen Z cousins smile.
9. A cardigan for the kid who loves “The Land Before Time”
As a Libra, I’m partial to September for a lot of reasons, but the main reason comes in cable knit, turtleneck, mock neck—you get it. Sweater weather is the best weather, and this sweet dinosaur cardigan is a perfect whimsical neutral for a month that moves from hot to cold in the space of minutes. Reviewers loved the texture of this sweater, noting that it was soft and lightweight enough to be a great layer.
10. A Halloween costume that should be worn year round
Why be a unicorn for Halloween when you can be a unicorn of the sea. Narwhals are perfect creatures, and your baby giftee can be too in this narwhal costume, complete with striped lavender shirt and leggings and the cutest little tail. I can’t begin to describe how much joy just this image brought me.
Other versions of this set are available with sloth, dragon, and panda themes. Why not collect them all?
11. A bodysuit to amuse every football fan at Thanksgiving
This, admittedly, made me chuckle. Dress up your favorite tiny sports fan in this amazing football bodysuit. Made of soft cotton rib and sporting long, cozy sleeves, pair this bodysuit with these turkey socks for a look that everyone will be giving thanks for.
Reviewers loved this look for football season and remarked on how soft it was. There are also versions of this look on Carter’s website that are team specific, so check it out if you’re trying to foster early team devotion!
12. The cutest, coziest set for opening presents
As an adult, my Christmas morning look has really gone downhill from my baby days. What’s the fun in a morning of opening presents if you can’t hang around in your pajamas all day? This wintry two-piece polar bear set will keep your baby warm and cozy, and is neutral enough to be worn every day, not just once a year. Be warned—these pants are so soft, your baby might doze off mid-unwrapping.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.
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