Colorful, whimsical and uniquely versatile are the hallmarks of Zutano. This is a statement that comes directly from the Zutano website and it sums up the qualities that first drew me to the Zutano line of clothing for babies. I was first introduced to Zutano when I won a romper in a blog giveaway. When it arrived, I fell in love with it. Unfortunately, W grew so quickly that by the time it arrived it was already pretty small on him. So, I was honored to have the opportunity to do a review for Zutano.
Zutano was inspired by a baby and they strive to capture the feeling of wide-eyed wonder and curiosity in every arena they enter. I love this mission and I love the story behind this great company.
“When Michael and Uli Belenky’s first daughter arrived, the world of baby and children’s clothing also changed for the better. They lovingly created a line of baby clothes that were as unique as their precious daughter. The clothing line caught everyone by surprise and became an instant favorite in many New York City boutiques.”
It was a start anchored in true passion and the company remains focused on what is important to this day. Zutano offers some of the highest quality and most unique children’s products I have seen. The offer clothing for newborns and preemies, babies, and toddlers. They also carry accessories and shoes for little ones! If you’re looking for unique and fun nursery decorations the Zutano nursery section is one to visit! I could probably buy one of everything in all of the lines and finally be content. I have yet to find an item that I dislike at Zutano.
We received an outfit for W and the moment I took it out of the box, I was smiling. We received the Forest Fun Organic Hat, Forest Fun Short Sleeve Shirt, and Blue Bird Mini Stripe Organic Pants. The colors in the print are cream, blue bird, goldenrod and cocoa. They are pastel without being typical and I like that. W doesn’t have a lot of pastel clothing because I am not a fan of baby blue! But the Zutano Forest Fun print and Mini Stripes are a wonderful balance!
Last month at his 6 month appointment (he was closer to 6.5 months) W weighed 23 pounds, 6.5 ounces and was 30 inches long. I mention this because he is a big guy and choosing clothing sizes has been challenging. I was also concerned about the possibility of Zutano clothing running small after my first experience. So based on the Zutano sizing chart, I made sure to order up in size.
For the hat, I ordered a size 12 months. W’s head has always been in the 50th – 75th percentile so that is not much of an issue in size. I ordered both the shirt and the pants in 24 months just to be safe. The 24 months size is designed to fit 24-29 pounds and 33″-35″. I hoped it would be a bit too big on him but at least I was pretty sure it would fit for a little while.
Everything was a little big which was a welcome relief to me. Even after washing and drying them, there was room to grow. The great thing is that the sizing isn’t so large that he can’t wear it right now but he won’t be out of it tomorrow either! I would say that the Zutano sizing chart is fairly accurate which is not something I run into a lot with baby clothes.
One thing I really liked about the Blue Bird Mini Organic Pants was the elastic at the waist. I am always on the hunt for boys pants that have thinner elastic at the waist. So many pants for boys seem to have thick elastic at the waistband and it squeezes W’s belly or doesn’t stretch well over his cloth diaper. When I saw that the Zutano pants had the thinner elastic, I was ecstatic. I definitely prefer it and it is difficult to come by with boys clothing.
All three pieces are made from 100% cotton fabric and the Forest Fun print coordinates well with the Blue Bird Stripe Pants. The Forest Fun print features whimsical forest creatures including a squirrel and a moose! It’s definitely an adorable print and could be very gender neutral.
As you can see, the outfit was just a bit loose on W and the pants are a little long, but he can definitely wear it at home right now and in a few weeks it will be perfect. I’m hoping it will still fit in the fall when the weather starts to cool off.
Overall, I would recommend Zutano to anyone looking for unique baby clothing and accessories. They are different from what you see in all of the stores right now and I think W looks pretty darn cute in his outfit!
Formula Mom Disclosure: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free for review purposes. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.