Get the kid a haircut
Snippet's Mini-Cuts just opened its newest location, this time in West Loop. The new spot features desert-themed décor, and is outfitted with tot-friendly chairs (the kind with steering wheels), and a service menu that …
Local home organization and styling firm Sadie Road is now offering a nursery package to help you to achieve baby room perfection. Founder Danielle Reidy will walk you through her step-by-step process to create stylish …
Runchkins’ clothing delivery service was designed to keep tots looking stylish. Sign up for monthly or seasonal deliveries, or try out a single box. It’s as easy as filling out your style profile, and they’ll send you s…
After hand-painting a pair of Converse sneaks for her daughter, Chicago’s Lauren Lichtenstein knew she was on to something. A few months later, she started LuckyLo and began creating personalized kicks for the rest of u…
Shopping online for baby clothes is definitely a godsend, but with all of the choices in brands and styles, it can also be time-consuming task. Thankfully, the locally-based Kid Stylin’ was created to do the legwork. Ki…
Local mom Heather Thornton has taken her creative endeavors from the bookshelf (she’s the author and illustrator of a pair of kids books) to the closet, with her new apparel line, whirlykidde. The whimsical collection f…
BucketFeet’s artist-designed shoes look even cuter in toddler sizes. The Chicago-based brand has rolled out eight new styles for wee feet, including the Pink Elephant slip-on ($55), Stomp & Chomp slip-on ($55), and Arch…
By day, Chicago mom Tereasa Surratt works as a creative director at a large ad firm. By weekend, she runs Camp Wandawga, a Wisconsin retreat where her husband spent summers as a child. The couple bought the lakeside cam…
The gorgeous new Green Nails & Spa in Park Ridge (835 W. Toughy Ave., 847.430.3509) offers (mostly) organic services in a contemporary yet relaxing setting. Pick from a large selection of Zoya and Essie polishes and ask…
Rachel Zoe wants you to have better hair days. Her new DreamDry salon at the Waldorf Astoria Spa & Health Club in the Near North Side offers quick and snappy styling in a gorgeous, Parisian-inspired space. Blowouts aver…
Adorable Cubs gear for babies
'Tis the season to get little North-siders into the Cubs spirit. For mealtime photo ops, slip on a North Side Baby baseball bib in team colors ($14) from Psychobaby or this Chicago Cubs bib with blue and red tactile tab…
Spring outerwear for the littles
It'll be a while before the mornings are jacket-free. Make the best of it and doll 'em up in one of these adorable spring warmers. This year, local shop-owners are all about hoodies. Rachel Glasson of Twinkle Twinkle Li…
Lil’ Pyar nails cute-but-not-cutesy

Local textile designer Paula Queen knows a thing or two about beautiful fabrics—as evidenced by Lil' Pyar, her new collection of super-soft cotton baby blankets and decorative pillows. Handcrafted in India (by members o…

Dress your little one in Jessie Mott’s designs


Chicago artist Jessie Mott didn’t set out to entertain little ones with her paintings of eccentric animal characters. But when she noticed that children were enjoying the images as much as their parents—and then learned…
Commission a hand-painted mural
You could slap up a wall decal to personalize the nursery, or you can commission local mom and professional art therapist Rebecca Irmen to paint a gorgeous, one-of-a-kind mural. The art school grad started her new busin…