Jump on the baby bandwagon! Hollywood’s parent parade has turned the spotlight on some new must-haves. “Today” contributor Bobbie Thomas, style expert and co-host of “Fashion Police,” shares some celebrity favorites.
For years, celebrities like Gwyneth Paltrow and Debra Messing have flocked to the ultra-chic maternity boutique Naissance On Melrose, also known as NOM. Jennifer Garner joined the club; she cradled her bump in the season's best-selling corduroy skirt, which she bought in every color! Glowing stars such as Katie Holmes and Brooke Shields also adore the hip store. $42-175, NaissanceMaternity.com
Double duty bags
Joely Fisher is very anti-mommy as Lynette's boss on Desperate Housewives, but the expecting star went ga-ga for Mia Bossi's diaper bags. She's not alone. Busy moms like Denise Richards and Shanna Barker of MTV's “Meet the Barkers” are crazy for the multi-functional totes. Celebs without little ones, like Shannon Elizabeth and Paula Abdul, are also fans. $240-400, MiaBossi.com
Magazine editor favorite, Zolowear, helps you hold baby close to heart with silk slings and pouches. The even distribution of weight and sturdy design provides security and comfort for both parent and child, while zipper pockets keep personal items secure. If you can’t decide on one of the multiple fabric choices, select three, and they will send you swatches — so you can cradle newborns in style. $59-$159, www.zolowear.com
Propoline has come up with a Mommy Massage Cream that helps fight stretch marks, improves skin texture and promotes elasticity with olive and aloe, leaving the expectant mother's skin smooth and soft. The all-natural ingredients provide intense and long-lasting hydration, preserving the moisture of deeper skin layers for at least twelve hours after application. $16, www.egiggle.com
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Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt snuggle baby Zahara in Little Giraffe’s chenille. Although her lush blankie is racking up the frequent flyer miles, mom can snag some warmth as well with matching robes for adults. From bedding to clothing, the super soft line is machine washable ($12-450, whatshebuys.com). Angelina’s humanitarian heart also favors the environmentally conscious Om Bebe blankets ($145, OmBebe.com).
Who needs a hug?
Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson cuddle with Mogu’s plush pillows. Whether you're a single gal in the city searching for some support from the ultimate “dream” boy or simply looking for a unisex keepsake that will warm a little one's heart, you can choose from six different huggable companions — Dream, Joy, Love, Courage, Success, and Curiosity. With some styles already on back-order, these are on track to be harder to snag this season than Cabbage Patch dolls were in the early 80’s. $50, Mogu.com
Tinkle, tinkle little star!
Savvy moms like Liv Tyler and Catherine Zeta-Jones know not to worry, the Pee-pee Teepee is here to make diaper changes dry & easy. The reusable cone-shaped cotton cloths protect you from the sprinkling wee wee. Pack of five: $11, ShopIntuition.com
Yo My Booties are keeping Tinsletown's tiny toes warm. Naomi Watts ordered a special “Apple”-dyed pair of the soft angora booties for Gwyneth Paltrow's daughter. Will Ferrell and Debra Messing's little ones received them as gifts from Jack Black, while the progeny of Jerry Seinfeld, Carrie Ann Moss and Marcia Gay Harden have pairs too! $60, YoMyBooties.com
Courtney Cox Arquette’s daughter Coco and Kate Hudson’s son Ryder were cruisin’ without a bruising! Their secret? Bee’s Knees makes crawling pain-free with padded pants for tiny tots on all fours. The lightweight microfiber pads protect even the most active creeper with cushy neoprene ($40, ShopIntuition.com). While the knee high set on-the-go are now following in their famous parents footsteps, literally. If you’ve fallen for both Frye or Ugg boots like style icon Sarah Jessica Parker, your progeny can now sport his or her own pair too! The baby booties have all of the flair and fashion of the full-grown versions with soft soles for pint-size feet ($29.00, fryeboots.com; $40, UggAustralia.com).
From sippy cups to pacifiers, Bling Bling Baby gives “silver spoon” a whole new meaning. New mommy Britney Spears was one of the first celebs to discover the new glam collection, choosing a bejeweled skull and crossbones pacifier for her son Sean. These sparkling bedazzled baby accessories are so cute they could make Paris Hilton pucker up! ($25 and up, Alexaandjack.com). And for those who want nothing but the real thing baby — “Here comes the airplane!!” BabyPlane spoons make food fun for picky eaters. Detachable wings and tail to help little darlings eat better ($18, www.ShopIntuition.com).
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