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Gifts for April showers: Beach babe

April 16, 2011 |  7:03 am

It’s raining brides and babies! In celebration of all those April showers that seem to be taking our calendars by storm, we’ve rounded up some gift ideas to give now, or stock up on for events all spring long.
In case you haven’t noticed, prints are a big deal this spring — especially stripes. So deck baby out in splashy Breton stripes for her debut at the beach. This precious pint-sized Jacadi suit, inspired by a classic ‘20s bathing costume and made in France, is a sweet shower gift ($56 at

And she won’t be ready for her closeup with unsightly stains and drool spots, so we highly suggest tossing in a set of these cute new terrycloth and gingham bibs by Ralph Lauren. In 100% cotton, they come in several summery colors and can be personalized with baby’s name or monogram, embroidered in your choice of fonts. ($18 for set of two, plus $5 for monogramming, at

--Ingrid Schmidt

Photos: Top, Jacadi swimsuit, courtesy of Jacadi. Bottom, bibs, courtesy of Ralph Lauren.