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Foxes cropping up everywhere.     Fox sweater, $34.95, available at The Gap.   Fluffy tail fox, $26.95, available at Paper-Source.   Fox canvas storage bin, $34, available at Twinkle Twinkle Little One.   Fox purse, $24, available at Maya Papaya & Tony Macarony.   Fox pillow, $50, available at Uncommon Goods.   Boy’s fox […]

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There comes a time in every child’s life when they don a cape (or dish towel) and play superhero. Indulge your little caped crusader with these fun options, all off the beaten path from the usual Marvel and DC suspects.   Design your own superhero cape, $39.99, available at Building Blocks Toys (3306 N. Lincoln Ave., […]

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All About Robots

In keeping with the theme this week, here are some more robots to inspire.   Robot placemat, $16.50, available at Virtu (2034 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, 773-235-3790).   Personalized print, $23 for 8 x 10, available at Etsy.com.   Wallpaper, priced $165 per roll, allow four to six week lead time, available at Rare Device. […]

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Weather notwithstanding, Easter is just a week away. (Hope your winter coat comes in a pastel shade.) Get into the springy spirit with these festive bunnies.   Playsam rocking rabbit, $190, available at AllModern.com.   Origami bunny ornament, $1.95, available at CB2 (800 W. North Ave., Chicago, 312-787-8329).     Bunny chalkboard, $24.95, available at […]

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Gimme Some Sugar

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, here are some sweets for your little sweet.   Cupcake beanie, $29.49, available at PerpetualKid.com.   Tote, $10, available at Cakespy. Doormat, $38, available at Chiasso (2112 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago, 773-244-4100; 108 Skokie Blvd., Wilmette, 847-251-8600). Robe, $46, available at Nordstrom (The Shops at North Bridge, 55 E. […]

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Knit Wits

Knits are popping up in the most unexpected places. Cozy up to a few of these.   Foot stool, $88, available at Anthropologie (anthropologie.com).   Crocheted headphones, $38, available at UncommonGoods.com.   Knit play food, $12.99, available at YoYo.com.   Sweater pencil case, $10, available at SpoonSisters.com. Pouf, $89.95, available at CB2 (800 W. North Ave., […]

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Age of Aquarius

Into astrology? Try these Zodiac-inspired items to celebrate your child’s special day (or get mystical with your own.) Personalized zodiac and birthstone necklace (Mary Catherine style), $55, available at Erin Gallagher (1013 W. Webster Ave., Chicago, 773-492-7548). Zodiac pillow, $98, available at Jonathan Adler (676 N. Wabash Ave., Chicago, 312-274-9920). Zodiac onesie, $19.95, available at […]

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Moustaches are no longer exclusive to hipsters and have been popping up everywhere from home décor to baby goods. Sure, your kid can’t grow one yet, but that’s no reason they should miss out on the fun. Pacifier, $7, available at Psychobaby (1630 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, 773-772-2815). Magnets, $12.50, available at  Art Effect (934 […]

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Don’t judge chevron by its 1970s associations—modern chevron is graphic, playful, and available in a much better mix of colors than those brown, orange, and green afghans that were thrown across the back of Grandma’s sofa. See for yourself. Chevron baskets, $49 each, available at The Land of Nod (900 W. North Ave., Chicago, 312-475-9903; […]

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Growing Pains

In search of a growth chart? There is no shortage of cutesy growth charts that match nursery decor, adorned with monkeys or flowers and the like. But if you’re looking for something a little different to track your kiddo’s height, take a look at these quirky options. Measure Me Stick, $169, available at Generate (gnr8.biz) […]

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