Chicago-based Rosie's Nana features hand-made doll clothes and hand-knit sweaters that perfectly fit American Girl dolls. $8–$34 at rosiesnana.com.
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Chicago designer and Parsons grad Kelsey Witte creates adorable, crazy-patterned kids' leggings under the moniker mash. $35–$40 on Etsy.com and mashnewyork.com.
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Tired of the chasing, screams and tears that accompany suncreen application on your kids? Us, too. Smart and easy-to-stash Brush on Block puts an end to the insanity. $25 at brushonblock.com.
Avoid the polluting scourge of disposable water bottles with this stainless-steel reusable kind—complete with colorful personalized names in BPA-free plastic. $13 (and $8 personalized plastic sippy cups) at Building Blocks (3306 N Lincoln Ave and 2130 W Division St).