Rockabye baby, on the treetop. When the wind blows, she’ll freeze her buns off — unless she’s bundled in a Seven Smooches blanket.
Local moms Jennifer List and Stacy Waddington sew the cozy covers from cotton muslin, velour, recycled cashmere, and wool. Animal-themed blankets embellished with hand-embroidered felt critters (sheep, caterpillars, birds, snails) are inspired by classic children’s books. Astrological designs are stitched with images of constellations to mark your babe’s birth date.
With a choice of colors (boy, girl, and neutral) and sizes (mini and stroller), options are many.
And nobody’s left in the cold.
Available online at sevensmooches.com.
Mark Brown Photography Promo
What: Roscoe Village pro offers sitting fees for $99 (usually $299), plus $75 off any first custom framing order.
Why: His easygoing, candid style brings smiles.
When: Thru Aug. 14. By appointment.
Where: 2144 W. Roscoe St., b/t Leavitt St. & Hamilton Ave. To book, call 773-325-1133 and mention DailyCandy Kids.
Simple Shoes Toddler Collection
What: Ecofriendly footwear brand launches its first line for the pre-K set (sizes 4-10).
Why: Toe caps protect little pedals.
When: They put their best foot forward.
Where: Select styles at Piggy Toes, 2205 N. Halsted St., at Webster Ave. (773-281-5583); 4548 N. Western Ave., b/t Wilson & Sunnyside Aves. (773-878-1122).
Kitsch’n Lunch Boxes
What: New kids’ entrees (Smuckers Uncrustables, dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets) come in a retro-themed school lunch box.
Why: No mystery meat in sight.
When: Roscoe Village, Sun. & Mon., 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tues. & Wed., 8:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.; River North, Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Kitsch’n on Roscoe, 2005 W. Roscoe St., at Damen Ave. (773-248-7372); Kitsch’n River North, 600 W. Chicago Ave., at Larrabee St. (312-644-1500).