Here’s the scoop…

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Odette Williams ice cream tee + red stripe leggingsFUN FACT: On July 9, 1984, President Ronald Reagan established July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of July as National Ice Cream Day. This excellent proclamation was made to support the dairy industry and in recognition of American’s love of ice cream. This year’s National Ice Cream Day will be celebrated on July 20th.

For your little ice cream lover: Odette Williams ice cream tee + red stripe leggings.


  • classic wood alphabet blocks in English, French, and Spanish from Uncle Goose (Grand Rapids, MI)
  • tees, dresses, and playsuits from lötiekids (Barcelona, Spain)
  • children’s books from Miroslav Sasek—This is… New York, San Francisco, Paris, and London
  • ees, leggings, and aprons from Odette Williams (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Gender Reveal Push-Pop Confetti™, It’s A Boy / Girl Banner Kits, and prints from Thimblepress (Jackson, MS)
  • shorts, union suits, onesies, and beenies from GOAT-MILK (New York, NY)

What’s in bloom…

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Exciting developments to share! We’re preparing for our first event at Nashville’s Musician’s Corner on May 3rd (details below). In the meantime, check out our sweet new spring goodies. If you’re looking for a last minute Easter gift, SCOUT is here to help! Among the new arrivals:

  • organic cotton and bamboo muslin bibs, burp cloths, loveys, sleeping bags and swaddles from aden + anais
  • organic cotton hoodies and tanks and silk headbands from bacabuche
  • animal wall art prints from Evelyn Henson
  • leggings and tights from hansel from basel
  • hair clips from hello shiso
  • stuffed whales from Nashville’s Miss Minnie Belle

Thank you for your support and feedback! Please help continue to spread the word.

Musician’s Corner
Centennial Park, Nashville
Saturday, May 3rd | noon to 5 pm

Join SCOUT at the Spring 2014 season kick off of Musician’s Corner. Stop by our booth and enjoy your favorite food trucks and sure-to-be great sets by Jars of Clay, Holly Williams, The David Mayfield Parade and more!


SCOUT trip: NYC!

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This past weekend my husband and I attended both Playtime New York and the ENK Children’s Club show in New York City where we were privy to a sneak peek of designers’ fall/winter 2014 collections. It was a treat to visit with old friends and make new ones as we explored the shows. Seeing so many young designers and new lines has only reaffirmed what I learned while preparing to launch SCOUT: a creative renaissance is happening in kidsware! Right now! The upcoming collections feature inspired and playful color palettes, patterns, and materials. Everyone involved clearly put in a lot of time and hard work, and it was an excellent first market trip for SCOUT! I’m now in the process of writing orders and we’re excited to offer these new pieces in the next few months!

The trip wasn’t all work though, and I wanted to share a few small discoveries for anybody heading to NYC soon. These spots weren’t around when we lived there and were happy revelations:

Buvette: The platonic ideal of a cozy West Village café. Très French and adorable! We had a fantastic breakfast, but stop in any time of day for a bite or drink.

The Long Island Bar: A mid-century Brooklyn diner that was converted into a tranquil cocktail lounge. They polished it up a bit, but preserved all of the good parts. A pro bartender and surf rock on the stereo made for a perfect evening.

Parm: Our last meal before we departed was the perfect New York send-off. Classic Italian comfort food standards—meatballs, chicken parm, baked ziti—punched up with just the right amount of contemporary style and attitude.

If you do find yourself at Parm in the Nolita neighborhood, I recommend popping in Warm, a boho-chic clothing and home décor boutique. My favorite part: their impressive selection of super cool surfing photography books.

Now it’s back to work! Check out our great items for the can’t-get-here-soon-enough spring weather. If there’s something you’d like to see in a different size or color, drop us a line.



Welcome to SCOUT!

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Crawling, baby steps…and we’re standing up! I want to personally welcome you to SCOUT, a children’s boutique offering responsibly made clothing, gifts, accessories, and nursery décor.

Created with expectant and new parents in mind, as well as their family, friends and co-workers, SCOUT simplifies gift-giving and outfitting for children ages newborn to 24 months. As you explore all of the small discoveries on this site, I hope you’ll agree that finding stylish and unique baby gifts is easy and enjoyable.

While preparing to launch SCOUT, I had the pleasure of getting to know a number of talented and passionate designers whose lines are direct reflections of their personalities. I am thrilled to be able to share their work with you now, and I plan to use this blog to introduce you to the people behind the brands. We’ll talk about their inspirations, production methods, and their own favorite parenting-related discoveries.

I’m always scouting for more quality items, but know that I am committed to maintaining high standards for what I stock.

Thank you for visiting. Please help spread the word!

Jennifer Kite