Valentine's Day ranks up there with Christmas as one of my very favorite holidays. I'm that cheesy person who loves celebrating love. Making Valentine's cards was always a highlight of February in elementary school. In high school, a handsome teenager decided to ask me to be his girlfriend on Valentine's Day in a Target parking lot. That handsome 17-year old is still by my side 11 years later. Valentine's Day is a celebration of friendships, of relationships, of love. And let's be honest, our world could use a little more love most days.
With Valentine's Day on the horizon, I've rounded up a dozen of my favorite pieces of festive gear for babies and toddlers below.
One: Heart Swim Trunks | Nordstrom | After a chilly trip out East last weekend, dreams of hanging out by the pool and lounging on the beach have been heavy on my mind. It may be a little early to rock the swimwear, but it's never to early to stock up.
Two: Loved Zippered Sleeper | Target | For those sweet dreamers, this little zippered sleeper is a simple way to stay festive for Valentine's Day.
Three: Heart Onesie | Gap | I'm picky on graphic prints, but this heart onesie is perfection. It looks modern, comfy and gender neutral. Perfect for the littlest of valentines.
Four: Striped Heart Dress | Gap | It is no secret that anything with black and white stripes automatically catches my eye. This dress is one that I am seriously considering buying incase baby #2 is a girl. I love everything about it!
Five: Heart Shaped Rattle | Bannor Toys | A wooden teething rattle in the shape of a heart from my favorite toy shop? Yes, please!
Six: Donut Heart Tee | Etsy | Perhaps I'm a little biased on this one since donuts are one of my favorite treats, but this little graphic tee is the perfect way to celebrate February without being too cheesy.
Seven: Heart Knit Blanket | Pottery Barn Kids | I love the entire Emily & Merrit collection from Pottery Barn Kids and this sweet blanket is no exception.
Eight: Hearts & Arrows Hat | Old Navy | Brody has been into wearing hats lately, so I've been scouring shops for cute ones. The festive print on this cap makes it a winner.
Nine: Valentine's Socks | Old Navy | Let's be real--there is no such thing as too many baby socks. Every time I need a pair, I can never find one.
Ten: Pink Heart Glass Water Bottle | Nordstrom | I'm a big fan of glass water bottles--for an older toddler, this set is too cute. Matching bottle for mom included.
Eleven: All You Need Is Love Tee | Etsy | An ode to The Beatles--this shirt is perfect for the little trendsetter.
Twelve: Heart Diaper Cover & Hat | Pottery Barn Kids | We had a striped version of this diaper cover when Brody was an infant and it was one of my favorite wardrobe items of his. Add a monogram and this is perfect for Valentine's Day (or the beach!).
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Do you have any Valentine's traditions? I'd love to hear them in the comments!