First Look: Baby Gap Home

First Look: Baby Gap Home

Tammy Everts
Aug 11, 2008

It's no surprise that the Gap is getting into the nursery decor biz. Baby Gap Home carries original designs in bedding and accessories, plus brand-name items like Maclaren strollers, Quinny car seats, and diaper bags by Bella Tunno and Skip Hop.

Despite the somewhat traditional product staging we saw on Baby Gap Home website, we found ourselves drawn to several of the pieces in their inaugural collection. We've rounded them up below the jump.

There's an Umbra-esque quality to this mobile photo hanger ($12). Made of stainless steel, it comes with ten clips to hold family photos or postcards (or black-and-white infant stimulation graphics, if you want to squeeze in some early-early childhood education).

No matter how hot it gets, most infants still need a nice firm swaddle to get to sleep. These open-weave muslin swaddle sheets by Aden & Anais ($30 for a pack of two) fit the bill. They're a generous 47" by 47" and are available in pink, blue, or green with brown polka dots.

When the weather gets cooler, this embroidered fleece blanket ($29) would make a great stroller blanket. We have a hankering for the monkey, but other critters are also available.

Of the several bedding sets ($249; each set iincludes a quilt, bumper, crib skirt, and fitted sheet) available, the Flower Shop motif caught our eye. (The lovely print on the quilt might actually make tummy time fun.) As pretty as they are, we wish these items were sold as separates, for those of us who'd prefer to bypass the bumper.

We do like the fact that Baby Gap sells organic cotton fitted sheets at a very reasonable $19 a pop. There's a nice selection of solids and prints to choose from, all with a 250 thread count.

We like to keep diapers all over the house for quick changes. This brown canvas diaper storage bin ($19) would blend easily into a grown-up room. (Also available in pink and blue.)

We have to admit that we didn't know Boon made bath toys ($14 for a set of fifteen bath appliqués, three balls, and two mini-scrubbies). At first glance, we worried that this set of fun wall appliqués, designed to stick to the wall when wet, would be a mildew magnet. It turns out they're non-absorbent kid-safe EVA foam, so mold shouldn't be an issue, provided you let them dry between baths.

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