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5 Mommy-Approved Must-Haves for Fall in SWFL

Our editor-at-large, Jennifer McCurry, curates kids' items that deliver on style, function and pure fun.

BY September 26, 2023
Wonderfold VW4 Volkswagon Stroller Wagon, Kids Wagon
Wonderfold VW4 Volkswagon Stroller Wagon (Photo Courtesy Pottery Barn)

On a Roll

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Inspired by the vintage VW bus, this cool stroller wagon is as practical as it is stylish. The retro ride has functioning headlights, all-terrain wheels, flexible seats and a front zipper door for easy access. The adjustable vegan handlebar accommodates various heights, and there’s a detachable canopy for sun protection. Plus, it’s easy to fold, stands upright, and has room for up to four passengers, so friends can ride along. One of my favorite wagons for our Florida kids.


Hermès Studio’s Loomy Mosaique Sleeping Bag.
(Photo Courtesy Hermès)

Dream Land

If you’re looking for a truly special baby gift, you’ll love Hermès Studio’s Loomy Mosaique Sleeping Bag. The attention to detail is evident at every turn—the iconic plaid print with intertwined Hs, the wool felt trim, the Hermès Paris engraved snaps, the charming rocking horse emblem, the 100-percent handwoven Nepalese cashmere that provides a cozy sleep cocoon. This elegant gift, ideal for children aged 6-18 months, is one new parents will cherish and pass down through generations.


Temptation Positano dress from Marissa Collections maternity to motherhood dress
(Photo Courtesy Marissa Collections)

Baby Blues 

One of the struggles we mothers face during pregnancy is how to be fashionable yet comfortable. While pregnant, I chose to invest in staple, feminine pieces that I could keep wearing long after the babies came. This Temptation Positano dress, from Marissa Collections, is the perfect investment. The breezy cotton dress can be worn multiple ways—class it up with heels or layer over a swimsuit as a casual cover-up. This little blue dress will be with you throughout your entire motherhood journey.


Kids sunglasses from Noodle the Label
(Photo Courtesy Noodle)


I recently discovered Noodle, a Cape Coral brand specializing in sun-safe gear for active kids. Living in Florida, I constantly worry about my children’s fair skin and eyes. And boy, do I wish I would have known about Noodle’s Shady Babies when my boys first started venturing into the sun. These bendy sunglasses offer UV400 safety lenses to shield sensitive eyes and a removable, adjustable cotton strap that ensures a secure fit without snagging your little one’s hair. Bonus—the shades fit our furry friends, too.


Rylee + Cru one-piece kids romper
(Photo Courtesy sunset + pine)

Into the Wild

Naples sunset + pine has the most wonderful assortment of sustainable and stylish kidsbrands. One of my recent favorite pieces at the shop is the Rylee + Cru one-piece romper. Button closures ensure quick and easy dressing for wriggly explorers, while the neutral stripes offer a fun alternative to the traditional black-and-white zebra print. Plus, the combination of 50 percent linen and 50 percent viscose offers comfort and breathability—perfect for active tots.

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