It is that time of year where kids will spend long, sunny days outside swinging, swimming, and making up games with their friends. After the last few months of shelter-in-place in virtually all states, the kids are dying to get outside and play as restrictions are relaxed. However, interestingly enough, this summer might just be one of those more like summers past than any other – with many summer camps remaining closed it is likely kids will be entertaining themselves by playing with siblings and neighborhood friends, rather than at the fancy, educational camps we millennial parents all thought were best.
Take the tablets, turn off the tv, and send your kids outside in the balmy weather to bike ride, dig in the mud, search for creepy-crawlies, go on scavenger hunts, play tag, or any other adventures their little heart’s desire. If nothing else, the last few months have taught us that we must slow down, appreciate the beautiful days outdoors, and simply learn to love the company of one another. Whether you are actually sending your children to a local day camp, making your way to the beach, or deciding to enjoy an extended staycation at home, with the end of this historic school year upon us, swap out the uniforms (or let’s be honest, pajamas) for summer kids clothing and get outside to enjoy the sun and soak up some vitamin D all while being colorful, comfy, and cute.
The Best Summer Kids Clothing for Play
Appaman is always a Daily Mom favorite when it comes to kids’ clothing for both boys and girls, toddlers through elementary age. With their bright prints and bold patterns, their signature fits are trendy and stylish keeping kids looking fly whether they are headed out to a formal event, family dinner, or for a day of play. Appaman’s summer kids’ clothing line is nothing short of stylin’ as they step out into the summer sunshine this time of year. Even their comfy clothes are trendy enough to be dressed up for daytime events or casual dinners making them ideal for summer camps, family vacations, or even simply staycationing at home with the family. Crafted of super-soft cotton, jersey knits, and more, their tagless options for summer kids’ clothing will keep your little ones (and big ones) happy, fashionable, and carefree for summer.
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Tees we love include the Go-Go-Rilla Graphic Tee, the Seeing Tigers Tee, the Sandlot Jersey, and the Concert Tee. Summertime is all about mixing and matching fun prints, patterns, and colors that show off your child’s bold personality, and with these super-soft vintage look tees from Appaman, every child is free to show the world who they really are. Pair these tees with the neutral or bold and bright Camp Shorts from Appaman. So incredibly soft your child will literally never want to take them off, these sporty cut shorts with a wide elastic waistband and functional drawstring come in either soft french terry or even a terrycloth material for the ultimate in softness and cozy construction. Appaman makes summer kids clothing for real kids – those who hate tags, those who are active, those with a personality, simply kids who want to run, jump and play in clothing that can keep up with their lifestyle.
The Ios Tank is a cool and awesome tank that will keep your little one cool even on the hottest days. With an awesome and fierce lighting bolt on the front, she will look as cool as she feels. The Circle Tee in Pink Fizz is also a great addition to her summer tee collection with a silly yet fresh looking giraffe graphic. The Sunset Cove Phing Tee and the Lemon Fizz Phing Tee both have an on-trend front knot and will remind her of her favorite summer memories in the perfect summer sunset colors and fierce graphics.
Add to her summer accessories with this super cool Aloha Hat. The floppy wide-brim will protect her precious face from the sun without sacrificing style. And if she has a birthday party or special dinner date with mom and dad, then this Alana Jumpsuit paired with Aloha Hat will make the perfect summer outfit (does it come in our size?)
Go-Go-Rilla Graphic Tee | Seeing Tigers Tee | Sandlot Jersey | Concert Tee | Camp Shorts Vivid Blue Terrycloth | Camp Shorts Burnt Orange Terrycloth | Camp Short Black French Terry | Ios Tank | Circle Tee in Pink Fizz | Sunset Cove Phing Tee | Lemon Fizz Phing Tee | Aloha Hat | Alana Jumpsuit
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While our usual social venues may be closed for the time being, we are really enjoying getting outside, taking longs walks around the neighborhood, and taking in the fresh air while practicing social distancing. These “public appearances” often encourage us to get out of our pajamas so that we look presentable as we pass our neighbors’ homes, and give us a good excuse to bring along the camera. On many of these outings, the kids are dressed in Tooby Doo threads. Not only does this summer kids clothing feel great on, but they make for really cute pictures.
Since our kiddos are often wearing a school uniform, quarantine has been a nice break from the usual wardrobe. No more polo shirts or stiff uniform bottoms. The kids can wear whatever they want and for this little girl, that means smiley faces and twirling skirts – because how can you not be happy while wearing a Miss Happy tee with a navy Joya tulle skirt?
Meanwhile, our little boy loves all things CAMO! As such, the Timber camo boys shorts are warm weather staple for us. Wash, wear, repeat! We’ve owned other pairs of camo pants and shorts during his little life, but Tooby Doo’s Timber shorts are special. Made of relaxed, light and soft yarn-dye woven olive and green camo with an adjustable waistband, go ahead and plan to buy these whether you’re in lockdown or not. And while you’re at it, go ahead and get the Pop Art Camo tee, because you can really never have enough camo.
Of course, if you must force your child out of camouflage, we suggest you help him channel his inner Tiger King while wearing a Tiger Gym graphic tee (Note: it’s completely unnecessary that your child actually watch the Tiger King). When you’re social distancing, sometimes you have to get creative. Some families have enjoyed neighborhood bear hunts. We prefer Tiger hunting. Just go out in the great outdoors and use your imagination. There are tigers everywhere!
Finally, as life starts to return back to normal, we’re hoping that the ice cream truck makes regular appearances through the neighborhood. When it does, we’ll be dressed for the occasion with the More Ice Cream Love t-shirt and a Pink Tulle Skirt. The ice cream shirt is a new take on a Tooby fan favorite, and we know exactly why! This fun and preppy tee with ice cream cones printed on the front is created in soft cotton with a touch of stretch making it one of our child’s favorites to wear on a hot day, especially if there’s a chance that she’ll get to eat ice cream. Sure she could wear a pair of shorts with it, but the tulle skirt makes any girl want to dance!
This summer we believe girls ought to be twirling, leaping, romping, and enjoying her new favorite summer kids clothing whether at home or social distancing at the park. Bonnie Jean will not only bring a smile to your little princess’s face, but to grandmother, auntie, her dad, and mom. They design girl’s clothes that inspire confidence, beauty, and moments that make your precious girl feel extraordinarily unique. Take the Cynthia Shaxi piece for example. This floral-inspired jumpsuit is perfect for the summertime gatherings. With a knit bodice and printed palazzo pants, it’s definitely a trendy and modern look for the 21st-century girl.
We cannot get enough of the split shoulder detail on the Cynthia Shaxi, talk about chic and cute! For those warmer summer days where it’s all about play, you won’t go wrong with the Gia Tie Dye Romper. Go back in time with this adorable romper featuring a tie-dye print with those girlie-girl ruffle details on the shoulders. This is an easy slip-on and go for the girl who seems to always be on the go around your house!
She’ll stay cool, comfortable, and fashionably correct wherever and whenever she feels like it in her new summer kids clothing from Bonnie Jean. For a girl who brightens your day, the Gia Tie Dye Romper is definitely a must-have to add to your girl’s wardrobe.
Do you happen to have the spunkiest toddler around who has a heart of gold? We absolutely adore the Abby Gold Romper for your spit-fire of a girl! Since it’s conveniently machine washable, she can wear it every day, all day till her heart’s content. The reflective metallic stripes complete with a ruffle detail make this a summer staple for any little one who is ready to take on summer like there’s no tomorrow! Do your best to keep up with her, because once she’s dressed to go, she’s off to spread sunshine and smiles everywhere since she’s so darn cute!
How about a summer princess dress? At least that’s how your girl will feel, like a princess while wearing the Alexa Pink Tutu Dress. Imagine the rainbow sparkles dancing off of the sparkly tiered dress as she twirls around in delight during a summer walk. Whether she has a big party to go to or she simply wants to be a princess this summer, it’s a dress for whatever occasion she desires. Give your sassy girl the princess dress of the summer!
Getting a summer kids clothing set for a toddler is the easiest way for them to dress with you knowing they’ll actually match! It’s feminine and fun, the Rachel Legging Set will flow and flutter in the wind with your girl as she darts to and fro. The flutter-sleeved mesh and swing dress with a ballet neckline sets this 3-piece set apart from all the rest. With the matching printed knit legging and soft headband in various shades of purple, she’ll think she’s pure royalty. And of course, she is!
For the fashionista in your life that loves to make a statement without saying a word, all she needs to wear this summer is the Keira Floral Romper. Some girls just need a little nudge (a new outfit will do) to hold her head a little bit higher, to make her step a little bit more confident, and her intentions for the summer that more meaningful. Your tween will find it extremely easy to wear this gorgeous romper that will keep her cool for the beach, a family get-together, or simply because she wants to feel beautiful standing in the sun.
We really cannot get enough of tie-dye rompers! They’re bright, summery, and certainly are the summertime attire that’s hot this year. For a quick get-dressed-and-let’s-go pull-over romper in the tie-dye department, grab the April Tie Dye Romper. It’s a sweet choice to wear to the beach or for a day with girlfriends waiting for the fireworks to begin. Your daughter will create a festive mood wherever she goes simply by showing up to the party. Oh, and the multi-colored tassel trim just knocks this out of the park as chic and classy.
For all the special girls in your life this summer, Bonnie Jean designs clothing with your girls in mind. They are all princesses in our minds and we want them to feel like one, look like one, and play like the world’s their oyster. You never know how much you can boost your girl’s confidence simply by getting her trendy and chic summer kids clothing that is not only selfie-worthy but also promotes self-confidence! Bonnie Jean does that and so much more… talk about the best-looking girl power this summer!
April Tie Dye Romper | Rachel Legging Set | Gia Tie Dye Romper | Abby Gold Romper | Cynthia Shaxi | Alexa Pink Tute Dress | Keira Floral Romper
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There’s really only one prerequisite needed when it comes to summer kids’ clothing: Cute and Adorable. That’s it. Your shopping is done if those two (critical) components are met. Since Smocking Bird Kids blows our conditions out of the water, it’s a no brainer to go with the Blue-Striped Knit Pajama Set. It’s simple yet incredibly stylish while still being comfortable for those stay-in-your-jammies days. Personalize this set to make it truly yours.
For the girls in the house, match their summertime energies with a bright and cheery Bunny Toile Pima Cotton Pajama Set. This pima cotton 2-piece, super-soft pajama set is definitely on our adorable radar! For those lazy summer mornings, she’ll still look good, bedhead included. If you want to monogram this set, it will be on the back pocket in a stylish font detailed in white thread.
You’ll love the festive Paris Knit Gown, it totally screams slumber-party time! We can see it now, movie night and popcorn with those red trim ruffles and cute little buttons complete the look for nighttime fun. It’s like wearing a dress to bed without the discomfort of actually wearing a dress to bed!
Animals and more wild animals make this wild print a beast of softness and comfort for a glorious night of sleep. This crazy cute Pima dress comes as is or choose to have a hot pink monogram embroidered on the chest. Those pockets are just what your little needs to kick back and relax during story-time in her very own Polka Dotted Zoo Animals Dress. If your girl isn’t in the mood for a dress night-gown, the Polka Dotted Zoo Animals Two-Piece Pajama Set would be her perfect choice. Whether it’s a dress or 2-piece short set, these wild animal print jammies are our top picks for cool summer nights after a hot, fun-filled summer day.
Blue-Striped Knit Pajama Set | Bunny Toile Pima Cotton Pajama Set | Paris Knit Gown | Polka Dotted Zoo Animals Dress | Polka Dotted Zoo Animals Two-Piece Pajama Set
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Just because the kids are home from school, doesn’t mean they have to wear ratty old pajamas all day and night (although don’t get us wrong, our kids have definitely worn their fair share). One of the best ways to keep a positive attitude during this pandemic is to maintain your routine, which at a minimum, should consist of getting up and dressed as if it’s any other day. Interestingly enough, Janie and Jack not only keeps our kids looking sharp for special occasions; they also have plenty of comfy threads to keep them comfortable while lounging around the house or playing in the backyard.
Kicking off that positive attitude is a blue slub pocket tee with yellow stretch twill shorts. While this outfit could have easily been worn to school, we find that these bright, colorful pieces are perfect for nature scavenger hunts in the neighborhood, riding bikes and scooters, or playing in the sand.
Do you have a little athlete on your hands who is as rough on their clothes as ours is? You may find yourself avoiding white shirts to avoid the drama of getting out their latest, but this pandemic is causing us to live on the edge! This white pique pocket tee paired with blue and white side stripe track shorts is both cute and practical for all of their adventures.
Made for play or lounging around, we consider both pieces to be staples in any summer wardrobe, but especially if you’re under quarantine. We also find that even after a day of playing outside, eating juicy oranges and rubbing our hands all over our brand new clothes, that there wasn’t a stain in sight. Do you dare to live on the edge too?
Finally, don’t be scared to dress like you’re on vacation even when the weather is kinda crummy and you’re stuck inside. Creating your very own indoor beach is way more fun if you’re dressed for the occasion. In fact, this seagull tee paired with red stretch twill shorts and a striped fedora is not only beachy enough to inspire your creative play but also perfect to wear this Independence Day!
All of Janie and Jack’s clothing is made to last. So whether you’re tired of looking at your child wearing the same things over and over again, or they grew overnight or you appreciate cute clothes as much as we do, Janie and Jack has you covered. And, when you’re done, feel free to hang onto them or hand them down to someone else. They’ll last forever!
Blue Slub Pocket Tee | Yellow Stretch Twill Shorts | White Pique Pocket Tee | Side Stripe Track Shorts | Seagull Tee | Red Stretch Twill Shorts
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It has been said that one way to boost your spirits during quarantine is to get ready like you would for any normal day. We say if you want to boost your spirits why not get your little one ready? Who wouldn’t want to look at their cute little chub of a baby all dolled up? Baby Mori is just the brand to do so!
Chambray just screams summer. Chambray in mini size- is oh.my.gosh.cuteness. The Baby Mori, Chambray Dress, is made from soft and sustainable lyocell and cotton. This is the perfect dress for everyday adventures be it at home or out in the world. This simple dress with buttons along the side is simply lovely.
Chambray by any other name, is well, adorable! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any cuter than a dress, Chambray Bloomers, came into play! Made of the same lyocell and cotton for softness you can feel but in a different just as adorable design. Chambray and summer just go together.
Coral is the color of summer sunsets, thus making it the perfect color for cute little dresses. The Coral Dress is a peplum design with soft white stripes across a coral bodice for refined cuteness. Made from organic cotton and bamboo this dress feels as soft as your baby’s skin.
Summertime and bathing suits go hand in hand. We love the Frill Swimsuit! Sweet little blue stripes with adorable little crustaceans make this perfect for the beach. It is made from recycled nylon for the perfect stretch over those chubby baby bellies. The fabric has SPF 50+ to keep your little one protected from the sun’s rays.
Your one-stop summer shop, JCPenney has all the latest looks for the family at the most affordable prices. From school uniforms to suits, pajamas to play clothes, JCPenney’s can outfit your entire family in style. Not only do we love the cute and trendy summer kids clothing they carry, they also carry a variety of sizes including slim and husky options that makes finding the perfect fitting clothing easy for the whole family. From name brands to the store’s own signature brands, JCPenney has a huge selection both in stores and online for the best summer kids’ clothing.
For our little ones we love their Okie Dokie Boys Short Sleeve Tshirts paired with the Okie Dokie Knit Toddler Shorts. Comfy and cozy, these looks still keep them cute and stylish through a whole day of play. All tees feature a relaxed fit in a soft 60/40 blend for an easy, breezy feel that’s not too hot or tight for days spent outside in the summer sun. Paired with the knit toddler boys pull-on shorts, all of which feature a simple drawstring, even your potty-training toddlers will be able to dress themselves and enjoy their days of play without any uncomfortable or difficult buttons, zippers, or snaps.
When it comes to our older boys, we still love JCPenney’s for their wide array of sizing and stylish selections. From chilling at home with the family to biking the neighborhood with friends to even a day on the golf course, there are trendy looks in comfortable fabrics for every occasion. Our favorite tees are the Arizona Little & Big Boys V-neck Tees available in a variety of colors and sizes, including both regular and husky options. These jersey tees are soft and breathable, sure to please even the pickiest kids when it comes to the fabrics they love and wear. Pair with the Arizona Little & Big Boys Jogger Shorts crafted of the softest french terry and sporting a drawstring waist for those lazy days of summer. For attending church, golf, or even next year’s school uniform, check out the Arizona Little & Big Boys Adjustable Waist Cargo Shorts. These twill shorts feature a button waist, a bit of stretch, and plenty of pockets for all of his essentials.
Okie Dokie Boys Short Sleeve Tshirts | Okie Dokie Knit Toddler Shorts | Arizona Little & Big Boys V-neck Tees | Arizona Little & Big Boys Jogger Shorts | Arizona Little & Big Boys Adjustable Waist Cargo Shorts
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Summertime has its own way of reminding us that Life is Good, and this year we could all use a little hint of better days ahead. With those laid back sunny days upon us, whether you are lounging at home, playing with the neighborhood kids, or even heading to summer camp, the ultra-soft tees from Life is Good are a must for adding to your summer kids’ clothing collection. Positive messaging, optimism and inspiration are what Life is Good is all about; for both adults and children alike, Life is Good brings you soft cotton tees, high-quality, durable clothing, and fun prints and messaging for spreading the word that Life is Good.
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This summer for kids a few of our favorites include the Boys Stay Home Turtle Crusher Tee, Boys Life Was Good Crusher Tee, Boys First Mate Crusher Tee, Boys Peace Out Camp Cool Tee. These classic fit tees are crafted of 100% USA grown cotton, garment washed for softness, and full of playfulness and laid back style. Plus, many of the children’s tees are also available in adult sizes so parents and kids can share the love together.
Boys Stay Home Turtle Crusher Tee | Boys Life Was Good Crusher Tee | Boys First Mate Crusher Tee | Boys Peace Out Camp Cool Tee
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You can’t have summer without a few lazy days. Days where you spend all day in your jams, cuddling watching movies, making forts, reading books. Goumi makes amazing PJs that will have your kiddos loving these long days spent in loungewear.
Finding pajamas that are gender-neutral for matching big boys and little girls can be tough, but not with Goumi. Here you will find earth tone colors that are perfect for all kids. They are ultra-soft, breathable, and antimicrobial because they made with 70% bamboo and 30% organic cotton.
The Big Kid Pajama Set in Pewter is perfect for big boys (and big girls). They boast thoughtful features such as peek-a-boo thumb and heels and a front pocket that is perfect for carrying around your favorite lovey. These jams are seriously so perfect. You will love them just as much as your little one.
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The Dream Big Bundle Set is lovely for little babes in your life. They feature the same great material as the Big Kids but with a few age-appropriate details. Easier diaper changes due to details like head to toe zippers and bum flaps for dirty diaper changes. Footie flip outs allow baby’s feet to be covered or not, allowing for easy cruising when toddling. Other well thought out features like padded knees and grips on the bottom of the feet make Goumi pajamas stand apart.
When you think about clothing for your baby, what are some of your requirements? Did you know that baby’s skin is more porous than an adults? That is why what you put on them is so important. Burt’s Bees Baby is made from 100% organic and GOT certified cotton, thus making it the best for your baby and the environment too.
This summer dress your baby to impress with adorable fashions from Burt’s Bee. Rompers and jumpsuits are to die for in teeny-tiny form. There is almost nothing cuter than a Watermelon Popsicle Bubble Romper. Spaghetti straps, tiny watermelons, and a smocked romper will quickly make this one a favorite. Another adorable pattern is the Lemon Lime Bubble Romper, this one features sweet lemons, tiny bows, and little ruffles around the nape.
Jumpsuits are another baby fashion favorite. The Starry Night Smocked Bubble Jumpsuit gives off all-American vibes. With cute red, white, and blue stripes this will be perfect for the Fourth of July. The Dandelion Field Jumpsuit will also wow over both you and your baby. Super soft and super cute these styles from Burt’s Bees will be winners this Summer.
Watermelon Popsicle Bubble Romper | Lemon Lime Bubble Romper | Starry Night Smocked Bubble Jumpsuit | Dandelion Field Jumpsuit
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Hello warm weather, we are so excited to see you! Inspired by popular trends of succulents, these fun patterns from The Elephant Organics are sure to impress. Finding adorable clothing that works for all genders plus is made of 100% organic cotton can be difficult, but not with Elephant Organics.
The Harem Knit Overall is perfect for your littlest one this summer. Made from a super soft, ultra-comfy material you will love putting this cute outfit on your little love. The lightweight material is perfect for spring and summer days. For your bigger kiddos, try the Basic Tee. This little guy is buttery soft because it is made from 95% Viscose made from bamboo. 5% Spandex. These matching outfits will be a favorite as the weather warms up.
What is cuter than a baby in a peplum top? A baby, a peplum top, and tiny shorts all in the cutest succulent pattern you’ve ever seen. This outfit screams summer. The stylish crop peplum top looks so cute for warm weather but will also work with jeans transitioning into fall. Showing off sweet little chunky thighs in baby shorts is an absolute must in warm weather. The Elephant Organics has the most adorable styles for spring and summer.
Do you want clothing options for your infant that are both adorable and comfortable? The Layette Baby Girl Set by Gerber is the perfect addition to your little’s wardrobe. This 15 piece set comes with mix and match bibs, socks, onesies, bows and so much more. The fabric is soft, stretchy, and gentle on newborn skin. Wash these pieces time and time again without compromising the quality. Modern Moments by Gerber understands that modern mommas want fashionable and functional pieces at an affordable price.
One of the most classic brands that has stood the test of time is OshKosh. Their cute and durable clothing has been around of generations, and now your kids can wear it, too. This adorable “I Love My Camp Friends” is fun and sweet, and is perfect for summer camps (or remembering summer camps of the past). Your sweet and smart little girl will love this “Smart Girls Club” tee as well as the fun-loving Lemon Tie Sleeve top for her next playdate or summer trip.
You can pair these shirts with a variety of skirts, and shorts from OshKosh, too. These Rainbow Sun Shorts have an elastic waist and are super light and comfortable for hot summer days. The Tropical Floral Pom Pom Shorts are perfect for your next family vacation or beach days. They come in yellow or pink for a variety of outfit options. And the Pineapple Linen Shorts are fashionably on-trend and perfect for hot summer days as the light linen fabric is comfortable to wear.
“I Love My Camp Friends” | “Smart Girls Club” | Lemon Tie Sleeve top | Rainbow Sun Shorts | Tropical Floral Pom Pom Shorts | Pineapple Linen Shorts
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Hey, cool cats and kittens, who loves to see toddlers wearing a sweet pair of skinny blue jeans? We do, especially when that pair of blue jeans also helps stop the population decline of large felines! Baby Tiger was founded to do just that while offering kids jeans that have better quality, durability, and cuteness. Available in baby and toddler sizes in two washes (Light Stone and Dark Stone), Baby Tiger jeans feature a concealed, adjustable waist; are hand-stiched, super stretchy, super soft, and super strong for your kid’s daily encounters with the jungle gym.
Kids Shoes Perfect for Summer Play
By the end of the school year, even with the COVID-19 pandemic ending things early, all parents can agree their kid’s shoes are shot. From playground pick-up games to sandboxes and friendly races, our children are tough on their kicks, and as such we need tough, durable, high-quality athletic shoes to keep up with their activity. The beginning of summer is an ideal time for a new pair of sneakers to keep up with all the time your children will be spending outdoors. Even if you are still sheltering-in-place, from daily family walks or bike rides to games with the siblings, kids need good quality shoes that fit and feel great. As a mom of 4 boys, finding shoes to keep up with their constantly growing feet and seemingly always moving bodies is why we love New Balance.
With tons of awesome styles for everyone in the family from the baby to mom and dad, New Balance provides high-quality athletic shoes for healthy foot development and maintenance no matter what sport or activity you are engaging in. Additionally, with wide and even extra-wide options, you are sure to find shoes to fit your child’s feet rather than making them suffer through discomfort or pain that can come from wearing shoes that are simply too tight. This summer we love the Boys 680v6 for our big boys. This stylish running shoe keeps it simple with its minimal leather and mesh upper, flexible support, and alternative closure for those kids who simply hate to tie their shoes. Super easy to throw on and go, these kicks are available in neutral or bright colors, perfect for every child’s personality.
For our younger boys, we like to keep them super fly and on the go with the Fresh Foam Arishi in Black with Lemon Slush and Neo Flame. This lightweight running shoe also features an alternative closure and performance cushioning technology perfect for healthy development for growing feet. Built for versatility, these shoes are perfect for everywhere from the classroom to the playground and will even allow him to dress himself and get out the door in no time.
Stride Rite is known for its durable, high-quality children’s shoes that provide for optimal growth and development for all children. From your beginning walkers to your athletic pre-teens, Stride Rite has been the go-to for generations of parents and continues to keep up with expectations when it comes to durable and long-lasting children’s footwear. With a huge selection of styles, colors, sizes, and widths, Stride Rite will be your one-stop shoe shop for your children from infancy and beyond.
Summertime is all about play, so what better shoe selections than those from the Stride Rite signature Made2Play Collection. We love the Made2Play Maci Sneaker for its bold two-tone design, wide, rounded toe, memory foam insole, and durable rubber outsole. These lightweight, suede sneakers are both stylish and functional as they keep our little ones safe and secure as they run, jump, and play all day. Machine washable, and with a breathable inner liner to prevent odors, these sneakers will keep them on their feet and on the move as they explore the world. Similarly, we also love the playful colors of the Made2Play Kash Sneaker. These machine-washable kicks feature a double hook and loop closure for an easily adjustable fit. With an Ortholite memory foam insole for enhanced comfort, these cute and trendy kids’ shoes are perfect for the playground.
Finally, for those long, lazy days of summer, weekends, or trips to the boardwalk, we love the Hadley Sneaker. This hybrid sandal/sneaker featuring cool cutouts, secure velcro closure, and a rounded rubber toe provides for optimal traction with the added breathability of a sandal. Considering most children can’t safely walk in sandals without tripping or stubbing those little toes, the Hadley is the best of both worlds, while also being available in neutral shades perfect for pairing with any outfit. The flexible soles encourage natural movement and improve balance while also cradling the foot’s natural shape. Keep your kids safe and steady on their feet this summer with Stride Rite.
Parents of toddlers and young walkers all know that keeping our little ones steady and on their feet is important once they are on the go. Young children simply love to run, jump, and play, rarely taking the time to simply walk, making shoes that can keep up with them an essential part of their wardrobe. See Kai Run is a brand that knows all about healthy foot development, how quickly our children’s feet grow, and also the importance of tough rubber outsoles, good traction, and durable designs. This summer SKR has some awesome styles perfect for everything from relaxing at home to heading out on the family vacation, keeping your children happy, comfortable, and in motion.
For a classic look, we love the Waylon White Leather Sneaker. This trendy sneaker features a double hook and loop closure for an adjustable fit, a built-in rubber toe cap for durability and protection, and a flexible sole sports all-weather traction. Featuring the classic SKR fit that allows plenty of room for growth, these trendy sneakers have even been awarded the seal of acceptance from the American Podiatric Medical Association. For a similar fit in a more playful and bright summer color, check out the Russell Sneaker in Blue/Lime. This sporty canvas sneaker with accent racing stripes will help him run as fast as lightning on the playground and in the yard.
Finally, when it is time to kick back and relax keep his toes cozy and warm with the Cruz II slipper. Give them traction even in the house to prevent unnecessary slips and spills with this soft slipper. The flexible rubber sole provides traction for safe play while the extra-wide opening and velcro closure allows for easy on/off and the classic SKR fit gives tiny toes room to grip and flex. In or outdoors, See Kai Run has little feet covered and confident with every step they take.
This summer, your little ones will be romping and dashing to and fro, there’s no way you want their growing feet to suffer for it. Shoes need to allow their feet to breathe (no stinky feet) and flex with every moment possible your child will make. With breathable neoprene linings the Sahara Flex Water Sandal Blue/Orange or the Sahara Flex Water Sandal Gray/Lime shoes by pediped. They are both have an ultra-flexible rubber sole and a quick-dry EVA footbed to keep those toes wiggling and moving comfortably. Easily get these on and off your munchkins feet really fast with the Velcro® closure. Since these are approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association for promoting healthy foot development, we couldn’t ask for a better summer shoe for kids.
Another great summer-friendly shoe with comfortable memory foam built in is the Gustan Crib Shoe. It has memory foam for your child’s feet! It makes for the perfect all-day run-a-round shoe for long summer days. So if you have that over-active kid…then, yes, this is definitely the summer shoe you want to get them! It’s the best choice for you as a parent (not having to hear about foot pain) and your child who finally won’t wear out his or her shoes in just a few months – these Gustans can handle them for sure!
Now that it’s finally gorgeous enough to let those new walkers out and about, testing their newfound movements upright, the Originals Dani Taupe is perfect for your beginner walker. As one of the pediped® originals, it features a leather sole and the flexibility and lasting quality you need in a first shoe.
As a parent watching your little one take their first adventurous steps during these summer days, you can feel at ease knowing that the diamond leather tread is slip-resistant and allows those chubby little toes to move freely, grip easily, and feel every new movement beneath their feet. If your kids aren’t running around barefoot this summer, then they better be running around in pediped’s!
Sahara Flex Water Sandal Gray/Lime | Gustan Crib Shoe | Originals Dani Taupe | Sahara Flex Water Sandal Blue/Orange
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If your kids have been asking you for a DIY tie-dye kit these past few weeks, but you don’t want your home turning into a giant, messy canvas, surprise them with these playful Play-K sneakers from Blowfish Malibu. Not only are they on-trend with their fun, rainbow colors, but your kids will easily be able to slide them on before going outside to play on a sunny afternoon! In this world of unknown, it’s nice to see a little color – if only on our kid’s feet!
Kids Bathing Suits for Fun in the Sun
Swim time doesn’t mean you can’t be eco-friendly. All swimsuits from Seaesta Surf are made with sustainably-sourced and eco-friendly fabrics so you can be sure that your little one is wearing bathing suits that are safe for them and good for the environment around them. This cute Beach Fossils one-piece suit is perfect for those days in the sun and the sand. Another cute option is the Sea Arches one-piece which is adorable and perfect for days sitting and splashing by the pool.
You can add additional protection from the sun by using one of the Kid’s Rashguards like this one in Tie Dye. It offers a second layer of protection from the sun and is made with the same sustainably sourced recycled nylon as their swimsuits. All of these are great options to add to your child’s swim wardrobe this season.
Sustainably-sourced swimwear for kids? Yes, please! Cosmo Crew Kids has adorable, on-trend bathing suit options and accessories for boys and girls that are not only eco-friendly but keep them protected from the sun’s harsh rays, too. All of their bathing suits are made from Italian recycled fabric and have a UPF protection of 50+. They are moisture-wicking and quick-drying so they are great options for different activities. All of their bathing suits and accessories are also resistant to sunscreen and oils so you don’t have to worry about them getting stained. Their suits are soft, warm, lightweight, and geothermal so you can even wear them in the winter under your clothes.
Cosmo Crew Kids has a variety of styles for your little ones. Bikinis, tankinis, one-pieces (including long-sleeve style), and rash guards are available for the girls. For the boys, there are swim trunks and shorts as well as rash guards. There are several designs including on-trend florals and favorite summer colors. There are so many options available for this summer season, all of which you will love for your eco-friendly flower child.
Summertime, sunshine, watermelon, and popsicles, relax, refresh, and rejuvenate this season – you deserve it! The last few months have been trying to say the least and we all deserve a bit of R&R, so grab some summer kids clothes in fun prints and patterns, put a smile on everyone’s face, and head outside for a few long lazy days of play while we wait to see what the future brings. Happy Shopping!
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