Must-Have Detroit-Themed Baby Items

Want your baby to rep the Motor City? Check out some of our favorite Detroit-themed baby items including picks from Shinola, Ford and more.

Detroit has a rich history of music, manufacturing and culinary magnificence. Make sure your baby represents the 313 loud and proud with these local items.

Toddler Coney Dog Tee

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Get this toddler T-shirt from Well Done Goods ready for when your baby graduates to solids. You can settle the great debate once their palate is ready to handle chili sauce, chopped onions and yellow mustard. Flying wieners and buns form the background of this ketchup and mustard-colored shirt. 

Detroit Skyline Print

Hang the beautiful Detroit skyline above your baby’s crib. The playful cityscapes that artist Kim Sly designs as a part of the “City Love” collection are the ideal complement to your baby’s room. Her mission? To create fun and personal wall art for all ages. Bonus: this piece could transition to any room in the house. So, when your kindergartner decides she wants only unicorns, move this art to your office! 


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Kids can take an alphabet trip around the city and learn about some of the cool places that make Detroit such a unique place.

Rosie: A Detroit Herstory

Bailey Sisoy Isgro, founder & director of Detroit History Tours and the Detroit History Club, paired with artist Nicole Lapointe to create Rosie: A Detroit Herstory Children’s Book. The full-color images illustrate a timeline of the era of the Rosies, showcasing how women during WWII “invented new ways to get the work done.” 

Handmade Shinola Baseball

Shinola is a modern Detroit success story, creating handmade products built to last. Combine Detroit’s history of baseball with Shinola’s future of leather goods for a Shinola Detroit hand-cut and sewn leather baseball to display on your nursery shelves. The Detroit Tigers are the oldest one-name, one-city franchise in the American League, so celebrate America’s greatest pastime with this object d’art that is both form and function. 

313 Onesie

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Jessica Blair lives in Brush Park with her husband and baby son, who serves as a model for her budding line of Detroit-centric baby gear, like this 313 onesie. She is proud of Detroit’s finest gems — the Art Deco lobby of The Guardian building, the gorgeous skyline views from Belle Isle Park and the buzzing Saturday crowds at Eastern Market. Find yours on Etsy. 

Built Ford Tough Bodysuit & Bib Set

The name Ford is synonymous with Detroit history. Henry Ford’s entrepreneurial spirit lives on in Detroit, and you can share his lessons with your little on as they grow. Ensure your child grows up Ford tough with this cute Ford onesie and bib set

DownRiver Detroit Sports Tee

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Your baby’s probably too young to have a favorite sport. Until they’re old enough the cheer of their favorite players themselves, why not help them support all of Detroit’s pro teams? This adorable tee from DownRiver Detroit features the mascots of the Detroit Tigers, Lions and Pistons. Go team! 

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Since 1986, the Metro Parent editorial team is trained to be the go-to source for metro Detroit families, offering a rich blend of expert advice, compelling stories, and the top local activities for kids. Renowned for their award-winning content, the team of editors and writers are dedicated to enriching family life by connecting parents with the finest resources and experiences our community has to offer.


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