Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Suburban Obsessions #31 -- Sparewear




That image pretty much says it all, doesn't it? Two shirts, a pair of pants and a handy carrying case. "Oh, p'shaw," you say, "I can pack my own outfits in the event of Axis of Evil-type catastropes." Can you? Can you really?

Look, I'm a mom. I know that you fully intend to restock the diaper bag every single time you go out. I also know that you manage to do it 99.99% of the time. But sometimes you forget something. Or, worse, sometimes your husband claims he restocked the diaper bag, but misses super critical items like... ohhh... say... diapers? Or a spare outfit. Tell me that hasn't happened to you. Exactly, and that's the point of Sparewear.

Made from super soft cotton, the clothes are exactly what you want next to your baby or toddler's skin. I don't know if I've made this clear, but I never, ever review anything here that I don't use myself or use with my kids, and my only complaint is that they don't make Sparewear in my size. They're that comfy. Added bonus: The nylon bag is cute and functional, printed with sweet modern graphics, sturdily made, and useful long after your little one grows out of their Sparewear.

In fact, if you wanted to, you could skip the diaper bag entirely for a short outing, stick a spare diaper in the pouch with the clothes and a travel pack of wipes in the handy pocket on the back of the pouch, and head out of the house. You know, for like 15 minutes until your newborn goes through more their second diaper. If you've ever had a newborn, you know I'm not exaggerating.

To purchase Sparewear directly for you or for a baby shower gift, head to RedSparks. While you're there, check out the rest of their clothes. They're having a great sale right now on some of my favorite kiddie clothing lines, including Tea Collection. Be sure to visit Matt and Aline's blog, The Playpen, which is how I met them and found their great store in the first place. (Look for some of Matt's work on Blog Nosh in the future, too.)

You know what's coming next, right? Yep... I'm giving away a Sparewear kit. Leave a comment and enter to win. Be sure to specify boy or girl, and the size you want:

0-6 months
6-12 months
12-18 months

When I announce the winner of the random drawing on Friday night, I'll include a photo of Little Girl wearing her Sparewear (assuming she hasn't already had an emergency that day and had to put it to speedy use).

25 comments:

Corbin Monkey- said...

OK-these are the cutest, coolest spare clothes I've ever seen....are you sure we can't get them in adult sizes?

Since I have a 17 month old who can still blow through 3 diapers in under 45 minutes I'll take the 24 month size in poop-free boy?

Oh, fine....the 6-12 month size and I'll hope the newby is a boy too!

sticky said...

My best friend is preggers again and I think this would be an awesome shower gift!

Gender neutral, please!! 6-12 months...

KendallY said...

Very cute. Just read a good parent hack to solve this problem without buying a cool set like this...

http://www.parenthacks.com/2009/01/how-to-remember-to-restock-the-diaper-bag-after-you-get-home.html

A rubber band... genius.

Julia said...

Oooh, I've got a new niece being born as I type! Girl, 0-6m!!

Trudi said...

What a great idea! Why didn't I think of it? Anyway, GIRL 0-6 mos please. ;)

Sarah said...

those are awesome! I hate leaving clothes in the diaper bag because then there is an entire outfit that is never worn. This is a great idea!!

Sarah said...

oh and 12-18 please :)

Melanie said...

Yes please! I have a very good friend who's expecting in a few weeks. She'll go mad for these. Don't think they have them in the UK. 0-6 months thanks!

Jamie said...

This is an awesome idea. DD always has a blowout when we are out and about. Never fails.


Girl-12-18 month Please. :)

carley said...

Oh I want I want I want!!! Can't you just picture Baby Henwy in those???

Karyn said...

Cute cute cute....B would love to snuggle down in those....Girl 6-12

Kristen (NC) said...

Those are so cute!!

Girl 6-12 months!

Sarah Rosell said...

How neat! I'd like the girls' set in 6-12 months if I win :)

Christy Gray said...

Those clothes are so cute, and I've got a 6-12 month sized girl just dying to wear them!

The Mad White Woman (In My Younger Days) said...

Too cute and glad to say that I'm past those days - well, until we take longer then an hour trips this summer that is - and Angel Child decides to toss his cookies in the backseat and all over himself. Yeah, its happened. Lots. Tell me when you give away some Dramamine.

Becky said...

I actually had to buy a new shirt at Sam's a couple months ago. I don't mind walking around with a little poo on, but this was like tie-dye with poo juice!

Needless to say, the set would come in handy for my boy.

Boy, 12-18 months, please!

raspell at verizon.net

jennifer said...

Cute! boy 6-12mos!

Lindsay said...

Girl 6-12!!!!!

I so hope that we win this one!!!

Deb, have I mentioned how absolutely beautiful and fabulous and smart and witty and wonderful and nice and sexy (and did i say beautiful already??)you are???

Traci said...

I'm one of 'those' but I am commenting anyway as I would LOVE one of these little packs.

I'd like boy 12-18 months, if I was lucky enough :)

Lori said...

I'll throw my comment in for Kev and Holly. I'm sure lil Angus would love one.

Jazz said...

Um, yeah. Ana has had to leave Starbucks wearing only her birthday suit and the distinct aroma of shit before. We need this!

I'm gonna go Boy 0-6

Renee said...

Pick me! Pick me! These are SO cute...I only wish they did in fact come in adult sizes!!!!

Boy 6-12 Months....

Jenn said...

Ohhh...what a good idea. Little girlie set 12-18months

Amanda said...

wow, those are great.
girl 12-18 months please!

April said...

For my good friend I'll enter.. baby girl 0-6months.
You rock!!