A Packing List for Midwinter Recess
February 14, 2024

A Packing List for Midwinter Recess

Midwinter recess is almost upon us! With one week to go until vacation hits, we have compiled a list of our Smoochie Baby must-haves for your packing lists. From adorable swimwear to clothing and shoes, we have a host of new styles here at Smoochie Baby that are perfect for different age ranges and styles. Whether you are looking for trendy and funky bikinis or comfortable and durable water shoes, we have you covered. Take a look below at some of our highlights!


Midwinter recess gets us excited for one thing in particular, and that is hitting the beach or the pool! While swimming and splashing is a fun activity for kids and parents alike, it's important to stay protected with the correct swimwear and gear for your children. You can do this while rocking the season’s cutest trends with Molo's new line of swim. We already loved Molo, but they have truly outdone themselves this time! We particularly love the Molo Nalani Apricot Swimsuit for baby girls with its tropical fruit pattern that reminds us of beach vacations in sunny places. If you would like more sun protection instead, Rylee and Cru also has a great variety of choices. For baby girl they have come out with a great Rash Guard Swimsuit. It features an adorable mint and cream checkered pattern with ruffles at the bottom and a zipper down the front for easy dressing and undressing. 

For boys, we also have some adorable swim trunks and shirts available! Shade Critters always hits it out of the park with their amazing patterns on their swimwear that contain UPF50+ Sun Protection Fabrics. They have made looking cute and staying safe in the sun about as easy as it gets! This season we are loving the SC Octopus Waves Trunk, perfect for swimming with sea creatures in the ocean. This suit comes as small as 6-12 months and ranges all the way up to 10, making it a great option for all of your favorite boys! Appaman has released some adorable swimwear this season as well. The Appaman Rash Guard and Appaman Stripe Swim Trunks go perfectly together and the colors are bright so you are sure never to lose your child while they run with their friends in the sand! Wear the trunks by themselves or pair them with the rash guard for more protection from the sun. There are no rules when it comes to style!


During Midwinter Recess the last thing you want to do is plan out complicated outfits for your kids. In this section we will highlight some options for casual and comfy looks that are easy to put together while on holiday! For baby girl, Mayoral has some adorable options for easy dresses to slip on over bathing suits. The Mayoral Baby Embroidered Dress comes in a beautiful hot pink and is made of 100% cotton. The short sleeves also offer some protection from the sun which is essential on vacation! Rock Your Baby also offers some great choices when it comes to easy and cute looks for your sunny vacation. Their RYB Haight Ashbury Romper features a boho flower pattern that feels straight out of the 60's. This one-piece is made of 100% woven cotton and comes from sizes 2-10! 

For boys we also have some adorable beach-ready sets for all ages! Molo has come out with some great matching two pieces this season including their Bleach Sun Set. We love the vibrant green and yellow stripes with the small snail and ladybug on the shirt. This could also work as a unisex set and is the pinnacle of cozy and cute. Another option for your favorite boy is the Mish Palm Enzyme Hoodie Set! This heather gray set comes in a variety of sizes from baby to big boy and consists of drawstring shorts and a comfortable hoodie with a lovely palm tree print in black. Feel free to mix and match the pieces as well to mix things up a bit!


To complete our mid-winter recess looks, some adorable shoes are necessary!  Sandals for big kids and babies have arrived from our favorite brands including new Natives in two colors and a fun pair of Ipanema shoes. Natives are perfect for our big boys and girls as they come in sizes 11-J3. The new Chase Sandals come in a sand, orange, and blue color that is easy to pair with so many outfits! These comfortable, water-proof shoes feature adjustable straps that are great for the warm seasons and are the perfect shoes to bring on vacation. They also come in a green, brown, and yellow model, making both styles great unisex options. For baby and toddler girls, we have the adorable new Ipanema Follow Sandals that come in a vibrant fuchsia color! as well as a glitter lilac color. They feature velcro straps on the top of the foot as well as the heel that make them extremely easy to slip on and off, perfect for little feet. They are also sustainably made in Brazil.


Whether you are preparing for the warm months ahead in NYC or getting ready to jet to warmer parts of the world for the Midwinter Recess, we hope that you have found something you love on this packing list! Make sure to check out our website for other options not included in this blog post. We wish you and your family a pleasant vacation and we hope to see you all at Smoochie Baby soon!

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