Zutano Review & Giveaway

(Please note: The three garments I have reviewed in this post I received courtesy of Zutano, but all opinions are 100% my own. Also, the giveaway featured in this post is sponsored by Zutano.)


As I mentioned previously (here and here), I came across the Zutano brand when I was looking for warm booties for Paloma, but I've stuck around for the company's ethical practices, whimsical prints, stylish basics, and Cozie fleece.

About Zutano
Based in Cabot, Vermont, you can read all about Zutano here, but let me just say I really admire their baby-to-work program. Basically, Zutano employees with new babies are offered custom maternity/paternity leave and then, during the first 12 months of the babies life, the employee can bring the baby to work. Isn't that great? Furthermore, all the factories that Zutano works with are WRAP-certified, which means they have to follow strict standards of "safe, lawful, humane, and ethical manufacturing." 

Whimsical, Colorful Prints

Paloma is wearing a "pretty pleats" dress in the Wide Awake print. It's made of a super soft interlock cotton that feels very luxurious. It washes well, and looks so cute on her! The bright colors are so cheerful. It runs true to size (she is wearing size 3-6 months, and still has a bit of room to grow). While I am not crazy about fastening actual buttons on a wriggly baby, I appreciate that the buttons are in front, since some of Paloma's dresses annoyingly have buttons on the back. (The tights are from Target, bloomers are hand-me-downs, and the booties are the Cozie Baby Booties by Zutano that I mentioned here.)

Some of the other prints I love: anything Ellas elephants, the cottontail dress (cute for Easter), the striped reversible hoodie, the campsite Cozie combo top, and the bicycle Cozie combo top.

Basics

Hunter is wearing the french terry zipper jacket in grey. I love french terry for its softness and light weight. This jacket is great for spring, and I like that it's an alternative to the ubiquitous hoodie. The durable zipper is great for a toddler who is learning how to zip up his own jacket. (I can't stand flimsy zippers on toddler clothing -- not only impossible for a child to fasten but it breaks easily in the process.) This jacket has a pretty loose fit but seems to run small. Hunter is wearing a 4T, but in most other brands he wears a 3T on top. Although I had to roll the sleeves on this 4T, the 3T is a bit small on him. The body is still loose, but the sleeves are slightly too short.

Zutano jackets, like this one, are perfect for layering because the waist is not totally tapered and tight like most hoodies. I can't stand when the stretchy waist on a hoodie is too tight because it looks really sloppy with an untucked shirt underneath. This jacket does shrink in the wash, the french terry more so than the stretchy material at the waist, so it ends up being very loose-fitting at the waist. I wanted Hunter to be able to wear this with dressier looks, but the loose fit really makes it very casual. Zutano also sent us the Terry Toddler pants (not shown), and they are perfect -- super soft, great construction, and wash well. (Cargo pants by Carter's and chukka boots by Cienta.)

Other basics I want to put in my shopping cart: these fuchsia stretch knit leggings, these striped skinny leggings, and this terry baby bodice jacket

Cozie Fleece

Henry (that's my sister's little boy -- isn't he the cutest?) is wearing the Cozie fleece baby jacket in pagoda. This garment washes really well and looks super comfortable for a baby to wear. It can be worn like a sweatshirt but looks more stylish than one. Henry is 13 months old and wearing a size 18 months (his regular size), and it seems to fit true to size with room to grow. I talked a bit about Cozie fleece in this post, but I will just mention again that this fleece is different from the 100% polyester fleece you are used to. While it is not as "fluffy" as polyester fleece, it lasts longer, washes better, and gets softer over time. This style is definitely gender neutral, so Paloma will certainly wear this as a hand-me-down. (Jeans are BabyGap and sneakers are Converse.)

More Cozie fleece to love: You already know that I love the booties, but check out these baby cuff pants and this hoodie.

Now it's your turn to win $75 to spend online at Zutano.com! Find details on how to enter after more photos of the cousins! (The giveaway is open worldwide.)






P.S. Want to start shopping now? I got an email from Baby List about an awesome coupon code for 30% off the entire Zutano site from now until February 29, 2016. Here it is: BABYLIST30.

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11 comments

  1. I'd love the violetta footie and the owls footie for my baby girl.

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  2. I'd love to get my hands on some of those cute jackets for my two year old boy. We're having a chilly spring in Texas!

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  3. I like the Pool Cozie Toddler Contrast Hoodie!!

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  4. I love their little booties - I bought some blue ones for Jackson when he was little, and I really want to get this little guy some as it will still be so chilly out when he's born in 8ish weeks! :)

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  5. I love the Lime Candy Stripe Newborn Receiving Gown!

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  6. I would get the Codie newborn booties!

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  7. I'd love to get the Dino City Newborn Footie for our little guy!

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  8. I would get the Juba Newborn Footie.

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  9. awesome giveaway!!! i am very torn about what i would buy...the dress Paloma is wearing in the top photo is adorable!

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  10. The Dino City Toddler Reversible Hoodie would be really cute for my son. jj250@aol.com

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