Deny yourself something for nine months and watch how much more desirable it becomes. Now, deny yourself something and then try to not go crazy as you see it on baby item after baby item. While we're waiting to see the new trend of mimosa onesies take off, we'll have to settle with the insane amount of sushi baby and children items appearing everywhere. Now don't get me wrong, we love sushi and love the alternative to the usual pink or blue baby animal everything. It's just a little too much when you're craving a hunk of fatty toro. But if we're to get our fill, we might as well do it right.
Here's some sushi-themed items we've found online:
Sam and Bellie recognize the sushi baby stuff demand so well that they offer their baby cloth bib set with matching burp cloth ($25) in two patterns: Sushi and Sashimi. And since every mother-to-be is warned that you can never have too many burp cloths, you can also pick up this two cloth burp set ($15) over at Hip & Little in the same "Sashimi" fabric. The nice thing about Hip & Little's set is that they offer a simple chopstick pattern that we haven't seen elsewhere.
Of course, if you need just one more burp set, try this Sushi Bar bib and Burp Cloth Set from Groovy Baby Designs on Etsy ($17.50). We can guarantee you that you'll have as much fun as baby studying the whimsical scenes. The best part of this set? Yo can also buy a matching Sushi Bar Baby Blanket ($32.50), probably our favorite item of all the sushi finds.
It's never too late to get the little one in training to be the next great sushi chef. Sure, in Japan it may be years before a sushi apprentice is allowed to do more than make the rice, but you don't have to tell your budding Nobu-san. Amazon offers two sushi sets for kids ages 3 and up. We're particularly fond of the Melissa and Doug Wooden Sushi ($17.75) set, based on its clean lines and bento box container. If you want to get a little more three dimensional, we suggest Super Sushi ($10.97) by Small World Toys. Can't wait until your little chef is 3 or up? Then, get them into the sushi world with Amy Wilson Sanger's First Book of Sushi ($6.95) board book.
Every parent knows that one day there will come a time when their young one will ask the questions only a parent can answer. Like "how did tuna go from glorified cat food to one of the Earth's most treasured luxuries almost overnight?" Well, when that day comes, be prepared with the answer. We quite enjoyed The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy ($17.16). Don't let the intense title fool you. It's a quick and fascinating read about the history of Sushi.
Everyone says they just want to eat their baby all up. Now, make them even more appetizing when they're dressed for dinner. Sam and Bellie's Onesie & Sushi Soap Gift Set ($29.00) come in three different styles and are packaged in the most delicious style with sushi and wasabi shaped soaps. And because your little baby's head is sure to get cold during her early morning visit to Tsukiji (Japan's bustling fish market), be sure that you've got it covered in this Got Sushi? baby hat with matching onesie.
Still can't get enough sushi? Well, then buy yourself loads of sushi fabric from Ladybutton Fabrics and make something for you or the baby! Just don't go overboard. You may overstimulate the baby with a sushi-themed crib set.