Dear Diary,

During my pregnancy, my daughter-to-be’s closet overflowed with everything from clothing and shoes to bibs and bows. While in my nesting period, I ironed all of her coordinating outfits–including onesies. Then, I gave birth. I realized that babies rarely wear shoes. It’s constricting and uncomfortable. And typically, they get kicked off! So, she was barefoot in the house a lot! Then, I bought booties.

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Zutano Booties are a must-have for new moms, and the perfect gift for holiday! Zutano baby booties have a unique, two-snap design. They not only look great but they stay on. These baby booties mix and match with all of Zutano’s many body styles and provide excellent coverage and protection.


Right now, they run between $21-24 and are currently on sale. And if you live in Pittsburgh like me, or another cold weather location, your little ones feet can stay warm as the temperatures drastically drop. Today, temps barely reached 35 degrees.


Plus, the booties match almost every Zutano outfit. There are solids and stripes and whimsical patterns, like folklore scenes. So, if you’re looking to buy an entire ensemble or put together a gift basket for another new mom, there are lots of fashionable and affordable options on the

And the clothing lasts! Caitlynn has several Zutano outfits. After numerous wears, the clothing stayed in tack. The colors remained bright and the seams stayed in place. That’s important for crawling, running, jumping and dancing children. Some styles even include a gripper bottom for those new walkers!

Hey DFTM Fam–What’s your favorite Zutano bootie?

About The Author

Vlog Mom/DFTM Creator

Not long ago, Heather Hopson hosted a television show in the Cayman Islands. Today, she's back home writing a different kind of story as a new mom. In her 15 years working as a professional journalist, this by far is her best assignment! Growing up, she dreamed of becoming Oprah Winfrey. She was the features editor for her school’s newspaper and a teen talk show host for her city’s most popular radio station. She went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Michigan State University. After graduation, she worked as a television producer and reporter at CBS, NBC and Fox affiliates throughout the U.S. Instead of heading to Chicago to join Ms. Winfrey on her set, she bought a plane ticket to the Cayman Islands instead. She arrived five days before a category five hurricane! She lived in paradise for seven years, hosted an award-winning television show and traveled the globe with a government delegation. She also served on the board of directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters and spearheaded a Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Then, she relocated to Washington, D.C. to obtain a teaching certification and instruct 8th grade reading at a high needs middle school. She later returned to her hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to raise her daughter Caitlynn, now 4-years-old. During her 10-month-stint as a stay-at-home mom, Caitlynn inspired her to create this blog, and Diary of a First Time Mom was born on Mother’s Day 2012. Two years later, she expanded the family to include 20+ writers. Currently, Heather serves as the communications director at Allies for Children. In addition, she is the owner of Motor Mouth Multimedia, which ranked #49 in Startup Nation’s Home-Based 100 Competition sponsored by Discover Card and Sam’s Club. Recently, The Pittsburgh Foundation and The Heinz Endowments selected Heather to receive an Emerging Black Artist award to develop Diary of a First Time Mom.

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