Friday, May 2, 2008

Favorite Product #9 + A Giveaway!

This week's favorite product post is devoted to the Zutano Itsy Bitsy line. If you've ever seen Zutano clothes or even just their ads, you know that they offer a variety of items in bold, bright colors with modern designs every kid (and adult) will love. Many people don't know that they also have a line of clothes for preemies - called the Itsy Bitsy line. Although the tag says "newborn," they are made for babies up to 8 lbs. and up to 18 inches long.


The clothes offer some features that are ideal for preemies - the onesies and shirts have snaps on the side so that tubes and wires can feed through and nurses can easily open and close them for quick access. The necklines overlap so it is easy to get them on and off. I appreciate the fact that these clothes are designed to be long and lean - making them look less baggy on a little one so you can feel like the clothes fit properly. The clothes are made of 100% cotton and are really soft which I think is a definite plus when it comes to preemie clothes. My daughter has very sensitive skin so I am always on the lookout for fun clothes that are soft and wearable.


Zutano offers the Itsy Bitsy line in "families" and each print also has a coordinating solid or stripe so you can easily mix and match items. Each family has a kimono top, a long-sleeve onesie, a short-sleeve onesie, a gown, leggings, caps, and a short-sleeve dresses (for the girl lines). Soon they will offer a gown with mitten cuffs and a footie in each family. I love when clothes have mix and match options because it makes it much easier to change a onesie or pants when you're out and about and your preemie won't look like you dressed him/her in the dark.

Ready for some even better news? (beyond cute new preemie clothes to buy) Zutano sent me some of their Itsy Bitsy clothes and I am going to give them away to one lucky reader. They sent me the Helicopter collection - two onesies, one kimono shirt, two pairs of pants, two hats and one gown. There is some serious cuteness going on with this collection. Although helicopters and planes are normally for boys - the green and blue are so bright and cheerful that I wouldn't have minded putting my daughter in these cute clothes. This collection would also make a great gift for a baby shower or another family whose baby is in the NICU.

How do you enter? Easy. Just leave a comment below (on this post) by Thursday, May 8th at midnight PST and I'll select a winner by random draw. You can leave any comment you want from "I hope I win" to suggestions for future posts. I'll post the winner in the morning on Friday, May 9th. Good luck!


If you just can't wait to get your preemie in these cute clothes or want to buy more - these stores sell the Zutano Itsy Bitsy line.

Bugs and Blossoms
ComfyKid.com
BabySuperMall.com

Zutano also offers clothes for bigger kids so check on their site for some serious shopping fun.

13 comments:

janet said...

These clothes are adorable!! I'd love to win them in your contest!

Nevaeh said...

I think this is great and if I do get these I will give them to my daughters NICU. I myself am trying to learn how to make hats for the preemies at the NICU. Someone made one for my daughter and I treasure it. I didn't even know her. I would like to make another family feel the way I did with the various gifts I received from strangers who cared. No matter who gets it I am sure it will go to great use and I wish I knew of sites like this when my daughter was in the NICU it was so hard to find preemie clothes in local stores in the little time I was willing to take to look (which was very little). Kudos to you

Melissa said...

I'd love to win, too. Your blog is terrific -- the contest got me here, but the content will keep me here. Keep up the good work!

Tania said...

These clothes are so cute. I hope I win also.

Kim Collins said...

These are really cute! I would love win them for my friend. Thanks for doing this.

Kim

feistylioness78 said...

I would also like to win. I have two surviving triplet boys one of which is still in the NICU. They were born on 11/4/07 at 26.5 weeks. My son who is at home had a grade III and IV brain bleed and now has a VP shunt. My son in the NICU has Chronic Lung Disease, pulmonary hypertension, and a atrial septal defect. He had a trach placed on the day as his brothers shunt. It had a been a very long journey.

Anonymous said...

Would love these! Wonderful idea! Very generous!

LuvingMommy said...

These are so adorable! What a lovely idea!

ihchicky said...

They really do make lovely clothes. I'd love to win this set. Please count my name in the draw. Thank you so much.

Anonymous said...

I want to win too! my baby is 1 week old today and a surprise at 10 weeks early!
thanks for this great oppurtunity!

Lindsay said...

realizing that this probably can't be anonymous!

Poppy's Parents said...

Great website, cute clothes!! I would love to win this for my sweet boy in the NICU!!

Thanks!

christinastengel said...

I would love to win this! I am collecting preemie clothes for the N.I.C.U. at Saint Edwards Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith, AR. My son is a 25 weeker and weighed 1 pound 9 ounce's. Thanks to them I have my son today. He is 8 1/2 months old and weighs 11 pounds and 12 ounces.