Wednesday, December 15, 2010

What?! HELP!

I have always taken a girl and boy Gymboree (or Janie and Jack) outfit (with the blanket to match) to the hospital, because I love to dress my babies in something cute for when people come to visit. I have always been able to get preemie sizes at Gymboree too which makes me very happy because my babies are little and short. BUT!! Today when I went over to the Gymboree website to look around I was shocked! First off they don't have any pretty sleepers (they have outfits, but you have to buy several pieces and shoes, I just want a one-piece), second they don't have many matching blankets, and third I couldn't find any preemie sizes! What happened in the last five years? Did people stop using blankets? And I love those sweet little soft sleepers that they used to carry. They were dressy enough to go out in (like to the first doctors visit) but still soft and comfy, and oh how it pleased me to have a matching blanket to swaddle and nurse under. What am I going to do? I need your help! Is there another store now that sells those little sets in preemie? Or maybe a website? I wanted to go ahead and get something now while the winter stuff is out....any ideas?

EDITED TO ADD: This is the type of stuff I like...

I really would like this better as a one piece sleeper, but it's so cute I could compromise!

16 comments:

Kristin said...

Check Carters... I don't know if they have a website or if you would just have to look on Babies R Us or department store websites. They usually have lines that coordinate, so I would think you could find something with a matching blanket. Good luck!

Josette said...

babies r us.

Samantha said...

I saw something pretty at Carters. I don't know if they had the preemie size, but they did have some pretty white things with some classic accents. Baby Gap used to be a great place for those wonderful blankets and sleepers too, but I think they may have stopped carrying them now too. Hmmm...also look and see what Nordstrom's has online. I haven't looked this year, but have had luck there in the past. And what about Hannah Andersen or Strasburg Children?

Samantha said...

Also look at www.kellyskids.com

Katie said...

Try Macy's!! They almost always have something...

Laurie said...

You are so good at embellishment that you might be interested in Martha Pullen's baby items. The only draw back is that the smallest size I see is three months.

They do have blankets too.

https://store.marthapullen.com/c-184-baby.aspx

Lynette said...

I've seen preemies in Children's Place.

Dawn said...

Help is on the way...I sent you an email with a ton of ideas and links.

DangitAnge said...

Gymboree still has blankets and preemie stuff under their newborn collection. I'd call a store since it looks like online they don't have as much. :P Check eBay too.

Sarah Takens said...

As shocking as it sounds - Old Navy has some adorable one piece outfits WITH blankets! Pretty unoriginal, I know.

natalie @ our old southern house said...

that middle one is the one i had for mary margaret in the hospital!!
for her to come home i got a cashmere (splurge, i know) one-piece with matching hat...but i forgot where.

Laurie said...

Try Kissy Kissy - they have preemie stuff and their fabrics are ohhh sooo soft! http://www.kissykissyonline.com/kissy.cfm

D-lyn said...

I wanted to say thing you again for your wonderfulness!

The Prudent Homemaker said...

www.janieandjack.com
Check out the layette section. The signature stuff is usually the plainest (solids) but I think you may find a lot to like there, and they carry preemie sizes, too. They're actually a sister company to Gymboree, and I think their clothing is prettier.

maribeth said...

it is so hard to find sweet clothing at all anymore, even for babies! i wanted to second some of the suggestions. my favorite cotton outfits for my babies came from kissy kissy. there are several places online that sell it and you can usually find some steals on ebay, too. you will love it! it is so soft and perfectly sweet for babies. fyi, it does run a little small, so you might want to plan accordingly. they do carry premie sizes and matching blankets, too. kelly's kids recently came out with a sweet cotton layette section with cute gowns. and, shockingly, old navy has had sweeter looking things the past few seasons. baby gap also has a basics line in the newborn area that includes cotton gowns and simple sets. good luck and happy shopping!

Renata said...

Oh no - I hope you find what you're after. It must be so exciting doing baby preparations!
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your beautiful family!
Renata:)