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Vintage Style Inspired By The Jazz Age-JuniorBabyHatter

Vintage Style Inspired By The Jazz Age


Here's a few of our favorite moments from the 2017 Jazz Age Lawn Party that closed yesterday on Governors Island. If you are looking for styling tips on how to wear a classic hat, take cues from the vintage inspired looks of these Gatsby-themed party goers.  Father and Son Hat Set [...]

Why I Avoid Spandex In My Designs-JuniorBabyHatter

Why I Avoid Spandex In My Designs

Ah Spandex... That wonderful stretchy fabric that brought us great moments in fashion like this... Van Halen Oh and let’s not forget this... Milli Vanilli Today 100% spandex items are harder to find, but spandex is popping up in everything from dress work pants to that slim fit button down shirt in your closet. Betabrand The appeal for blending spandex in everyday clothing is pretty obvious. It can add the perfect amount of stretch for a more [...]
5 Reasons to Hit the Beach Before 'Back to School'-JuniorBabyHatter

5 Reasons to Hit the Beach Before 'Back to School'

5 ways your next beach excursion can prepare your toddler for preschool

Fatherhood According to Mister Rogers

If you’re a big softie when it comes to Mister Rogers, like myself, then you probably caught this inspiring tweet in March by Entertainment Weekly writer, Anthony Breznican, about his personal encounter [...]

This Weekend’s Best Summer Pop-Up in New York City


Check out the latest collection of caps and play shorts (yep, we have shorts now) at Ready, Set, Summer!, a one-day pop-up at Grand Bazaar NYC, 100 W. 77th Street from 10am-5:30pm. We're excited to get a mention in a Time Out New York article featuring this event! Find the directions and event details here. READ MORE [...]

Kid Friendly Holi Festival in NYC


The spring festival of Holi originates in India, but has grown popular in major cities around the world from Madrid to London for it’s celebration of unity, joy, and of course throwing vibrantly colored powder on everyone. In the NYC area, there are lots of ways to join the colorful celebration from rocking out to live bands in Brooklyn to cruising on the Hudson, but if you want to experience Holi with a little less hipsters and more families then check out the NYC Holi Hai Spri [...]

The Myth of Work-life Balance

According to a 2013 Pew study, 46 percent of fathers say they’re not spending enough time with their children, while a 2014 study of 1,000 fathers on “Fathering in the Workplace,” found that fathers were actually happier when they spent more time with their kids. So how do you find time to balance your work-life with your family?​[...]

Ethical Easter Outfit Ideas for Kids

Ethical Easter Outfits for Kids
Easter’s on its way! That means the kids need to be ready for photo ops with the Easter bunny. Style your tot in their Sunday best with our favorite picks from handmade, organic, and fair-trade designers. These ethically [...]

A Play Space Created by Parents for Parents

Owner, Fara Georgiadis, greets her youngest customers at the door.
In the midst of spring snow storms, Play City, Weehawken’s hottest new indoor play space, opened up as a refuge for young families battling cabin fever. [...]

Featured in Maker's Row- Celebrating Black History Month

When I was kid growing up in Jacksonville, Florida, I remembering performing in our city's Black History Month Festival that celebrated local heroes such as James Weldon Johnson. I was so fascinated about the unique history of my high school, Stanton College Preparatory School, being the first school for black children in the state of Florida and named after Lincoln's Secretary of War, that I co-founded an annual [...]

Give your Kid Confidence to Read

Whether it’s through style, strong families, creative play, or education, the Junior Baby Hatter family is all about building confident kids. Building confidence is also [...]

How Junior Baby Hatter got started & what we do

I'm Markisha Velazquez. I'm the founder of Junior Baby Hatter and I'm also the designer and the maker of the flat caps. JBH is a baby accessory brand that makes [...]