Women are always asking Dahlia Neiss, co-owner of the Georgetown baby boutique Piccolo Piggies, if the tiny-tyke wear also comes in mommy sizes. And why shouldn't they be tempted? More and more baby stuff is fashion-forward and made with luxurious fabrics, all in delicious colors. And with all the matching sets, imagine how easy it would be to get dressed in the morning.
"My 4-year-old has a wardrobe that models in New York would die to have." says Neiss.
But if buying $60 Angora booties for an infant sounds excessive -- look away.
"It's easy to splurge," she adds. The thing is, whether it's your own child or another's, you've got this live doll to put adorable cute outfits on and dress up...three to four times a day." And while parents/ doting family get more enjoyment out of the itsy knitted mittens than newborns do, "you know that they feel good in it, too. [But] it's more for the parents at this point."
And don't go pointing your finger at Grandma.
Says Neiss: "It's the men, too."
- Janelle Erlichman