Friday, June 29, 2012

There's No Crying in Baseball!

Sports gifts for babies and kids are always a hit! Get it? A hit! We are rock-n-rollers around these parts, so lame-o sports jokes make up the majority of our baseball knowledge; that being said, we like the sound of  hot dogs and home runs on a warm summer night! Whether your little one roots for the Sox, the Cubs, or another MLB team, our latest baseball goodies from the Psychobaby Custom shop will keep your kiddo tear-free at the ballpark. Why? 
Because there's no crying in baseball!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Psychobaby is up for a Hipsqueak Award!

Psychobaby is in the running for the Best Baby Shop in the first ever Hipsqueak Awards presented by Time Out Chicago Kids! It's an honor to be nominated [pats self on back], but help us win this one for all the cool, crazy families who have been shopping with us for the past ten years. 
We would love it if you would take a moment and cast your vote for Psychobaby and your other favorite family-friendly businesses in Chicago. 

What's in it for you? Glad you asked! Voting automatically enters you to win amazing prizes including a rock band class for 6 at Intonation Music Workshop, a family membership from Neighborhood Parents Network, tickets to the Chicago Children's Theatre, and more! Cast your ballots before August 4 to be entered to win, and thanks in advance for your vote!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

New Rock Tees - Long Live Rock & Roll!

Brand new cool baby and kids’ rock tees have arrived just in time for the summer concert season! If you are toting your little one to Lollapalooza or Pitchfork you’ll want them to look the part with our latest threads inspired by Lady Gaga, Johnny Cash, The Beatles, and more. If your only summer concert is your kiddo’s impromptu drumming on your kitchenware, well...we’ve been there, and perhaps the clanging sound will be less annoying if they are wearing a cute AC/DC shirt?

Browsing our awesome rock tees got us wondering about the rarest concert tees out there, and what makes them so collectible. By the looks of a few Ebay auctions in recent years Van Halen, Led Zeppelin, and David Bowie tees fetch top dollar. If you have this vintage Woodstock tee in your closet congratulations - you might be able to sell it for $10,000. Whoa.

Rumor has it only twelve of these Rolling Stones Goat’s Head Soup tour sweaters exist (yes you read that correctly - sweaters), so you could probably have font row seats to see the Stones in concert for an entire year for less than this sweater would cost you.
Are you holding onto an old concert tee from your past? 
Would you ever part with it for a gazillion dollars?
This week's One-Piece Wednesday twitter give away is our Patriotic Gentleman Tee!

To win this week's one piece, find us on Twitter (@shop_psychobaby) and retweet our weekly tweet, or just click the birds above and they'll help you out.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Sizzling New Summer Styles!

Turn up the AC and browse our sizzling summer styles! New arrivals for boys, girls, and babies have us excited for the months ahead. Autumn-Shmatumn! The summer solstice was just this past Wednesday, for cryin' out loud! Psychobabies still have weeks to wear Grateful Dead onesies, Johnny Cash tees, printed flip-flops, colorful dresses, and more before the days grow shorter. New styles for summer are still arriving, so shop the season while the sun is shining. Another great summer idea: Go Outside and Play!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Styles so cool you'll see fireworks!

Rock-n-Roll, a gazillion places to explore, and friendly people on every corner with unique stories to tell - there's just something about the good ol' U S of A. While our country boasts a ton of amazing cities, the Psychobaby crew is a bit partial to sweet home Chicago. How can you go wrong with hot dogs, pizza, a lake, and Lollapalooza?! Our latest Instant Awesome Gifts were inspired by our love for Chicago, IL, USA! Show off your Chi-Town Cutie with our local looks, and shop patriotic picks with our Born In The USA styles for your Psychobaby!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer Prize Pack Giveaway!

Boogers Giveaway

Crusty! Greenie! Sticky!

Our good friends the Boogers just wrapped up a series of shows to kick the Summer off and we want to keep the party going! Step away from the Wiggles and get ready for REAL Rock & Roll for kids!

One lucky Psychobaby fan will win this rockin' prize package containing:
- A classic Ramones tee by Sourpuss,
- Not one, but TWO awesome Boogers albums, 
- and a Personalized Psychobaby Rockstar tank top!

The contest starts today and runs until Monday, June 25th.  See the box below the video to learn all about how you can enter to win! (This is our inaugural Rafflecopter Giveaway, so if it gets a little tricky please drop us a comment.)

Don't wanna wait to see if you're the lucky one?  Go here to buy your very own Boogers Road to Rock CD at and start your own mini mosh pit!

 Like what you heard? Click Here to browse the rest of the Booger Jams!

 a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sweet Sugar Skulls and More From Sourpuss!

Sourpuss punk rock tees for babies and kids are back on the scene here at Psychobaby - along with bibs, diaper bags, and accessories that rock! Shop our new arrivals for the latest threads from this brand that keeps kids cute and gives them a rock-n-roll edge. Sweet sugar skull onesies, Johnny Cash tees for your little man in black, and AC/DC socks (yes, socks!) are just a few of our current Sourpuss favorites!

This week's One-Piece Wednesday twitter give away is our B is for Baseball One-Piece!

To win this week's one piece, find us on Twitter (@shop_psychobaby) and retweet our weekly tweet, or just click the birds above and they'll help you out.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Psychobaby's Top 15 Then and Now Photos

We've compiled our favorite Then/Now photos by some really crafty and hilarious photographers out there inspired by blogger Ze Frank!
Which is your favorite?!  We'd love to see your recreated baby pictures!  Email them to or leave them as a comment to this post!!

Here they are in no particular order:

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Up to 70% Off Sale + Take an Extra 15% - 2 Days Only!

Money doesn't grow on trees (thanks for the wisdom, Dad!), so shop our Summer Sale and take an extra 15% off sale merchandise all day today and Monday!

Dads are pretty special! Generally speaking, dads are the first to expose us to sports, the art of reading directions (or not), and cursing. So if you root for a team that loses every year, struggle with assembling furniture, or can’t stop swearing like a sailor you can thank your pops! Dads are also good at taking a joke, so they know we are just teasing them in honor of their special day. 
From the Psychobaby crew to all the cool, crazy, amazing dads out there: 
Happy Father’s Day!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Chillin' & Grillin' with Dad & other Outdoor Fun!

Relaxing in the sun, enjoying some grillables - we love us some summer here at Psychobaby! If your dad is the pit boss of the BBQ, he will definitely dig our fashion picks for Chillin’ & Grillin’. We dare your pops to make a burger that looks as tasty as the one printed on our flip-flops (...mmmm...cheeseburgers). If you are too little to be dad’s sous chef, grilling time can be the perfect time to play outside. Dad has 10 minutes to kill before his fire is ready, which is just enough time for some outdoor fun! Check out our Ready, Set, Summer styles, and have Dad hook up the sprinkler or play a game of catch before he has to flip those burgers! Speaking of grilling, check out these awesome burger cupcakes and browse our other recipe ideas on Pinterest!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Summer Fun: Movies in the Park!

Photo via Gozamos.
Summer is finally here, and if you are a Chicagoan please join us in shouting a collective “YESSSSSS!” from the rooftops! One of our favorite warm weather must-dos is a movie in the park. Kids can run around, parents can sneak in a little beverage - it’s win-win for everyone! For our Psychobaby friends in the Wicker Park/Bucktown area, our picks for great family flicks are: 

TONIGHT, June 14, Ferris Buller’s Day Off in Churchill Field
June 15, Dolphin Tale in Pulaski Park
July 11, E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial in Wicker Park
July 12, The Wizard of Oz in Churchill Field

Movies are shown in a wide variety of city neighborhoods, so pop the popcorn, grab a blanket, and check out the full list of family-friendly movies to find a screening near you!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

New designs you'll drool over!

Spit happens. Ain't it the truth? That cool, crazy baby of yours is going to drool, slop, and spill all over everything, so you might as well have an arsenal of personalized bibs to help keep your Psychobaby mess-free. We can’t guarantee your kiddo will stay clean, but we can guarantee these bibs will make ‘em look cute - even with a big ol’ blob of drool dangling from their mouth. Ahh...a face only a mother could love! Browse our new bib styles from rainbows and rockstars to ice cream and punks. Spit happens, but we’ve got your baby covered (literally) with our cool bibs!

This week's One-Piece Wednesday twitter give away is our Crowned Princess One-Piece!

To win this week's one piece, find us on Twitter (@shop_psychobaby) and retweet our weekly tweet, or just click the birds above and they'll help you out.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...

Calling all mini-masked-men and caped-crusaders-in-training: 
Make our superhero gifts for kids your one-stop shop for crime-fighting essentials!
Sure, most of  you aren't slinging webs as much as you are slingin' spaghetti in your highchair, but soon you will master the art of wearing your bib like a cape and leaping three couch cushions in a single bound! Gear up for those moments that call for a THWAK! BOOM! or kaPOW! with our personalized onesies, comic book tees, and super toys that make playtime fun!

Speaking of superheros, our friends the Boogers are waging their own battle against boring kids' music with their awesome punk rock tunes! If mom and dad dig the Ramones, your Psychobaby will love rocking out to the Boogers. As if the name weren't enough, what kid wouldn't dig a song called "I'm Ridin' My Bike" or "I Like Bananas?" Trust us, Boogers songs are so fun you won't be able to pick just one favorite. Crusty Booger, Greenie Booger, and Sticky Booger (aka Paul, Dave, and Rich) are hitting the road this summer, so join the mosh pit and hear the world's most dangerous kids' band on tour in a city near you!

Friday, June 8, 2012

I scream, you scream, we all love ice cream!

In a perfect world we would eat sushi for dinner and follow it up with a heaping bowl of ice cream for dessert! YUM! Given our obsession with tasty treats, it's only natural that our Instant Awesome Gifts were inspired by our two favorite food groups! Order your Psychobaby an extra scoop of style with our I Scream, You Scream picks, and shop Miso Yummy to stock up on rock-n-maki-roll swag for your little sushi lover. Have a few ideas for new Eat 'Em Up styles? 
Tweet your suggestions @shop_psychobaby!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Pluto Tees: New Beatles, Baby Gaga, and More!

Pluto tees for babies and kids are just about as cute as they come! Perfect for pint-sized rockers,  lil' learners, and brothers & sisters (basically any Psychobaby who loves looking cool); these tees are a hit with kiddos and adults alike. Pluto tees are designed here in Chicago, so we can't help but have a little hometown pride for this local brand. 
Shop our new arrivals for the latest styles from the Beatles to Baby Gaga!

This week's One-Piece Wednesday twitter give away is our Punk Rock Gentleman Tee!

To win this week's one piece, find us on Twitter (@shop_psychobaby) and retweet our weekly tweet, or just click the birds above and they'll help you out.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Do Division Festival 2012

Thanks to all you little (and big) Punk Rock Psychobabies that came out for faux hawks and hair streaks this past weekend at the Do Division Festival! The weather was beautiful and we seriously had the best time.
We hope to see you all at the Wicker Park Fest July 28th & July 29th for more cool hairdos and other surprise goodies!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Join the Appaman Monkey Bar Challenge!

Calling all moms who once ruled the playground:
When is the last time you schooled your friends on the monkey bars? If you are anything like us we bet it was a while ago... longer than we would like to admit! 

Our cool, crazy friends at Appaman want to get you back to your former monkey barin' self!
Inspired by one monkeyin' mom, this summer challenge aims to take back the playground while supporting the battle against childhood cancer. Training starts now, so take your kids to the park so YOU can hit the bars; they just might inspire you to make it a few more rungs! 
Once Labor Day rolls around, film your complete monkey bar run and, send your video to Appaman, and consider your challenge conquered!

As if monkeying around and improving your strength wasn't enough to motivate you,  your registration earns you an Appaman bar swag kit, and 100% of your registration fee is donated to Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation for Childhood Cancer - an amazing cause!

Chicago moms, who's on board? 
Tweet us @shop_psychobaby and we will put you in touch with other monkeying moms!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Honey, Put On That Party Dress

Your Psychobaby will look hip when sporting one of our cool dresses for girls! From lacy and frilly to bling'd and twirly, we have a dress for every kiddo, whether the are a tomboy or a girly-girl! "Honey, put on that party dress!" Tom Petty said it best, and with summer styles this cool your little lady won't want to take off her favorite frock any time soon. 
Dresses are a gal's best friend!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Are We There Yet!?

Your future world traveler will be the coolest kid in the airport security line when sporting our jet-setting swag! Our goodies will make your life easier, and give your lil' globetrotter a vacation filled with fun. If you've ever been trapped in the back of a station wagon with no air conditioning, playing I-Spy in the middle of nowhere, you can appreciate that travel activities have come a long way! Awesome sticker books and cool city tees make for fun on the go - and don't even get us started on suitcases that your kid will happily ride on! Can we get someone to tow us through the airport on a hot pink suitcase, please? Whether you are going global or just going to grandma's house, our travel must-haves make vacation a breeze!

Rockstars are experts at looking cool while traveling, so grab some style tips from these fellas while we fire up the Psychobaby jet:

image by Bob Gruen via Feel Numb