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Chicagoan starts Little Monsters Gear clothing line

We’ve rounded-up a few great products that are each specially catered to be safe and fun for kids.

Clothing designed to reflect a child’s personality, non-toxic nail polish and a cuddly bunny are all hits with the kids.

Little Monsters

Chicagoan Abbie Kelley knows each child has a personality alltheir own-after all, she had 14 siblings who all were a littledifferent than each other. Kelley’s large family served asinspiration for her new line of children’s clothing called LittleMonsters Gear-12 monsters designed to reflect children’s differentpersonalities.

The line, which she created withStacyNordlund, includes tees, bibs, leg warmersand burp cloths that feature Kelley’s monster designs with nameslike Cuddle Bug, Boo Boo, Daredevil, Princess, Tank and WiggleWorm.

Sizes run from 3 months to size 7 and designs are offeredin the Fierce and Gentle collection (a bold or soft colorscheme).

You also can build your own monsters on the website to create acustomized clothing item. The clothing line is available online atlittlemonstersgear.com
and soon will be in several local boutiques.


Piggy Paints

There’s nothing like the squeal of little (and big) girlsgetting their nails done together. But ever consider exactly what’sin the nail polish? The folks at Piggy Paint demonstrate it in ascary way by showing how everyday polish eats away a Styrofoamplate. Their solution: Piggy Paint, a water-based, non-toxicpolish. When we tried it (and the non-acetone Piggy Paint polishremover) at a sleepover of little girls, it was a hit. One note:The polish doesn’t last as long as traditional nail polish.Available at Wal-Mart and children’s boutiques. $3.98 and up, piggypaint.com


Cuddle a Mollycoddle

The new Lilikin & Friends plush toys, which come out ofCanada, include a shy albino bunny called Mollycoddle that put asmile on our unhappy baby tester. We especially like that the18-inch cotton dolls are organic and stuffed with recycledmaterial. $38, $100 for a set of all three, lilikinandfriends.com.














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