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Urban babies arrive on earth just like all babies. It is how they live that makes them different…….or Urban. They live in a major city such as New York, LA, Chicago, San Francisco. Their parents are ad executives, producers, International bankers, or entrepreneurs. They prefer Miro over Monet, and sushi to sausage. Dad wears Armani and Mom shops at Barney’s. The Urban Baby learns to ride a bike on Michigan Avenue, applies for private school at birth, and the doorman’s name is one of the first words he or she learns. Urban Baby homes are sans plaid, unless it is a Burberry plaid. There is no toile or a lazy boy to be found. This type of baby needs a different kind of gift. Perhaps something a bit edgy, certainly trendy, always In Style, must be fine quality, and Carters just won’t do. If you know an Urban Baby that has just been born, take a peek a boo at the following gift suggestions.

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Baby Kimono: Paris Floral

Urban baby girls love their black……just like their mammas. This Paris Floral Kimono will play big on their daily stroll to the park! The fabric has been imported from France…….they will love that fact. It is gorgeous and not your normal run of the mill romper! $37.99 at Wild Child


This little set by 3 Pommes is too cool for school! The urban baby boy will love wearing this to Central Park…..Lincoln Park……or a day at The Grove. Very hip and on sale for $39.99. Originally $ 49.99 at lepetitkids.com

I know one little baby that would have owned this dress back in the day…….my own! Sonia Rykiel’s little dress with the giant black bow says “urban baby” all over it! It’s the perfect dress to wear shopping with Mommy at Bergdorf’s or Barney’s. The baby wearing this would also be on the best dressed list at The Ivy on Robertson or Nomi in Chicago. Very urban chic for babies 3 months – 18 months. RonRobinson.com $122

Well! How chic can a baby get ? Sometimes a baby gift has to be so special that one must resort to Hermes for the perfect answer. These booties in Hermes orange lambskin really speak for themselves. Ok….I’ll say it…..to die for! $215 at Hermes.com

Right Bank Babies creates some of the best designs for babies! Trust me on this one……any urban parent will fall in love with this take on a traditional Japanese Kimono! Best of all…..it is reversible…..it is like getting two jackets in one! I would great with the Hermes shoes pictured above. $50 at gingerandscallion.com

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Babies from urban cities will appreciate the Right Bank Babies Heirloom Romper. Vintage meets modern in this very fine linen romper. The subtle details are special! This is an outfit that will play well from St. Barths to The Hamptons! $72.00 at BeanNewYork.com

So perfect for the urban baby girl. This little number will appeal on many levels. First …..let’s talk about the unexpected color….slate! Some would shy away from such a dark color on a newborn. Not the urban parent. Imagine this little frock with pink or silver ballerina slippers! Created by GoGentlyBaby…the focus is on clean simple designs. Notice the great detail of gathers and pleats on the sleeve and bloomer cuffs! Each piece is sold separately. Dress: $ 58 Bloomer $ 25 at GotBubble.com

If you have an unlimited budget (lucky you) or need something for the boss or the Godchild…….Silver always works. Christofle will be well known to the urban parents. This baby cup is unusual and will be a keepsake for years to come! The Art=Deco design is playful and stylish. A very fine gift for $250 at Vivre.com

Haute Couture! Mom and Dad sleep on their Frette bed linens. Mom wears LaPerla to bed. Baby most likely loves his or her Dwell sheeting and Amber Hagen blankee. Why wouldn’t the urban baby not want to sleep in the luxury of these European tailored pajamas? Made in Belgium of the finest fabric and come complete with their own hanger and travel bag. Available in sizes 1mo. 3mo. 6mo and 9mo. Perfect for a night at The Ritz! $68 at ochanga.com

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Urban babies like their vacations…..they are jetsetters. So what shall an urban baby weaar poolside? I think that this Roberto Cavalli Cotton terry Robe will do just fine. it bears the Cavalli crest. A special gift for a special baby. In size 3-6 months for $160 at milaniboutique.com

The urban baby who wears the fine European Pajamas above will certainly love these Linen Crib Sheets! They are gorgeous with pale blue detailing. For the luxe baby! Originally $ 184 and now On Sale for $92 at florahenri.com


Though urban babies have all colors in their wardrobe…..they are really more comfy in unexpected colors like gray and gold. Juicy Couture’s Dress and undie set would be perfect for a day at The Children’s Museum…..a play date…..or a stroll through Central Park! Love the touch of gold added. $78.00 at LavishKids.com

Newborn Baby Ballerina swaddler With Flower Hat

What will the urban baby girl wear home from the hospital? Something special….that is for sure! Think of all of the Kodak moments and the walk past the doormen! It is actually a very fancy swaddler all done up for the ballerina baby. The matching hat just puts this set over the moon! $135 at bornfabulousboutique.com

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These bibs and onesies say it all! Bib $15 and Onesies $22. CafePress.com

Pink and Mocha Trim Wrap TeePink and Mocha Trim Ruffle Shorts

So what does an Urban Girl wear when she is just kicking back and being a little diva? A pair of ruffled boy shorts and kimono top, that’s what. Urban Moms love that it is not just pink. The added mocha trim gives it the urban look. Perfect for a summer day of patti-cake play ! Made of Peruvian Pima Cotton. (of course) Found at beninibug.com. Each Piece sold separately. Boy Shorts: $36 Kimono Tee: $38

Urban Babies Wear Black

Here’s the perfect gift for parents of urban babies! According to the clever people at shopmanhattanite.com, the definition of the urban infant is: “Young mammal raised in city environment. Infantus urbanus love nights at the opera, modern architecture, and fine cuisine.” Isn’t that so true? Author Michelle Sinclair Colman, has written a great book called Urban Babies Wear Black. A must read for all urban parents and babies! $6.95 at shopmanhattanite.com

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Burp Cloths for Boys

Luna Luna Copenhagen Ruffled Lounge Set - Baby

Urban babies get around. Oh! The places they go. Paris, New York, Brooklyn, Hollywood, London. All the places you would like to visit. Burp cloths are a very important accessory, so that Mom doesn’t dirty her Anne Fontaine shirt. These Urban Burp cloths, will make the urban family feel right at home. Sold as a set for $19 at CityThreads.com

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The Urban Baby Boy might own a “baby blue” outfit or two, but he much prefers wearing something chocolate brown! This Coccili Boys Striped PJ Set would be perfect for any city guy. Oh, and there is a touch of baby blue, but just a small accent color to the brown and white stripes. $40.00 at JaxChild.com

If Daddy wears Armani, why shouldn’t the urban baby boy wear it too? Straight from Chicago’s Oak Street Milani Boutique is an adorable 4 piece Armani Jr. gift set. The bib, onesie, romper, and hat are all embellished with the Armani logo. Made of soft cotton in white and navy. $135 Now on sale for $85 at milaniboutique.com

baby cape

Nothing but the best for the urban baby! Wrap them in pure cashmere this season. The Baby Cape by Mor Mor Rita is fashion forward and functional! No need for a blanket or a bulky sweater. I want one! Done in Indigo and sells for $220 at ModernChild.net

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The perfect $100 (well..$102 gift)! Little baby girls can be little ballerinas in the “IT” shoe of the season! Very chic! Also available in other colors. The shoes come packaged in a lovely leather case. MilkShop.com

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Cashmere Kimono Sweater

!00% cashmere and 1,000% fab! The colors are fab and so is the styling. All urban babies have plenty of places to wear this little number…….Central Park or Lincoln Park Zoo, The MOMA, or a stroll down Robinson. $65 at PoshBaban.com

Morgan Slouch Boot

These boots were made for walking or crawling or just cuddling! Mia Joie’s Morgan Slouch Boot is too adorable! Just as stylish as Mommy’s boots, but much more comfy. They are made of vegan faux suede and organic fleece. Available in sizes 6 – 12 months for $30 at trescouture.com

Parents of urban babies appreciate anything unique. When I have wanted to make a splash with a baby gift…….I have given rocking horses in the past. This handpainted Bouquet Girls Rocking Horse will become a keepsake for years to come. The beautiful floral theme is gorgeous! Make sure that it matches the nursery decor before purchasing! A fine gift for $98 and Free Shipping! thefrogandtheprincess.com