Name: Liz Zuckerberg

Neighborhood: Upper East Side

Occupation: Preschool Special Education Teacher, Regular contributor/reviewer for mama{love}

Baby’s Sex: It’s a girl!

How would you describe your pregnant style?

First and foremost, comfortable! But definitely with an edge and some chic accents from a good shoe be it a sneaker, wedge or chunky heel! I’ve never been on the hunt for so many cool sneakers and flats shoes- since I have a toddler at home too, I haven’t worn any of my heels in months.

Now that my bump is pretty big, I prefer to wear fitted tops and allow my bump to be the accessory! And I definitely wear lots of black; it makes me look and feel stylish despite carrying a watermelon around my middle. I love to match higher end items with more affordable brands; my go-tos are loose and chunky knits from H&M paired with my AG maternity jeans and a funky wedge sneaker.


Have you had any challenges learning to dress your body during pregnancy?

Getting dressed when your pregnant can be a challenge in and of itself; but doing this while also keeping up with a 20-month old is a whole other story! So my biggest challenge has been finding clothing that I can move around easily in while I’m constantly squatting and chasing after my daughter, while also feeling comfortable and true to my personal style when I’m out and about on the UES.

So far, what has surprised you most during your pregnancy?

My energy levels. All ranges of energy from feeling like Super Woman to needing nothing more than my bed and a huge cup of tea. Ask me every morning around 11am how I am doing and I feel like I am on top of the world. Usually I’ve already been up with my daughter for 4-hours, already fed her 2 meals, gone to the gym myself, and brought my daughter to a music or gym class. But, on any of those days, ask me again how I am doing around 2pm and I feel like I am ready for bed. It’s surprising how I become tired so much more easily this time around compared with my first pregnancy and of course it makes sense when one is keeping up with a toddler all hours of the day!

What are you most looking forward to sharing with your baby?

One of our family’s favorite things to do is go to Central Park with our dog on weekend mornings. Dogs are free to be off leash before 9am, and our toddler frolics after our dog and the rest of the pups running free in the park during those hours. We’ve been doing this since our toddler was just a few weeks old. These mornings are such special moments for us; Central Park transcends city life, making you feel as if you’ve left Manhattan all together and entered an enchanted forest. I can’t wait to bring our newest addition there to watch her sister and dog enjoy the magical park in the center of our big city.

What’s your 5 registry essentials?

  1. 7 A.M. Enfant Blanket 212 Evolution
  2. Fisher Price Aquarium Bath Tub
  3. Honest Organic Healing Balm
  4. Anything Aden & Anais
  5. Fisher-Price Rain Forest Waterfall Peek-a-Boo Soother

Liz is wearing:

AG Ripped Maternity Jeans

Isabella Oliver Black Long Sleeve Shirt

Leather Jacket by Mackage

Chanel Boots (similar style)

Ella Rae Necklace

Photography by Jonica Moore Studio

Location provided by Katherine Salyi


Our babies come out as beautiful, soft and natural as can be—shouldn't their clothes follow suit?

Here are nine of our favorite organic kids clothing brands that prove safe fabrics + stylish designs are a natural fit.


A brick and mortar store in Manhattan that opened in 2002, Estella is NYC's go-to shop for luxury baby gifts—from sweet-as-pie organic clothing to eco-friendly toys.



We l'oved this collection from the moment we laid eyes on it. (See what we did there 🤣) Free of things harsh added chemicals, dangerous flame retardants, and harmful dyes, this collection is 100% organic and 100% gorgeous. We especially adore their soft, footed rompers, comfy cotton joggers, and newborn-friendly kimono bodysuits.

Looking to stock up? Don't miss Big-Find Thursday every week on their site—a 24-hour flash sale that happens Thursdays at 9 a.m. PST and features a different body style, collection, and discount every week!

Hanna Andersson


One of our all-time favorite brands for durability, style, + customer service, Hanna Andersson doesn't disappoint in the organic department, either. From an aww-inducing organic baby layette collection all the way to their iconic pajamas, there are so many organic styles to swoon over from this beloved brand. And we swear their pajamas are magic—they seem to grow with your little one, fitting season after season!

Monica + Andy


The fabric you first snuggle your baby in matters. Monica + Andy's (gorgeous) collection is designed for moms and babies by moms with babies, and we love it all because it's made of super-soft GOTS-certified organic cotton that's free of chemicals, lead, and phthalates. Newborn pieces feature thoughtful details like fold-over mittens and feet.

Finn + Emma


"Here boring designs and toxic chemicals are a thing of the past while modern colors, fresh prints and heirloom quality construction are abundant." We couldn't agree more. Made from 100% organic cotton, eco friendly dyes, and in fair trade settings, we love this modern collection's mix of style + sustainability.

We especially love the Basics Collection, an assortment of incredibly soft, beautiful apparel + accessories including bodysuits, zip footies, pants, hats, and bibs, all available in a gender-neutral color palette that can work together to create multiple outfit combinations. The pieces are perfect for monochrome looks or for mixing with prints for a more modern style.


@littleaddigrey for @softbaby_clothes

You'll come for SoftBaby's organic fabrics, but you'll stay for their adorable assortment of prints. From woodland foxes to urban pugs, there's no limit to their assortment (meaning you'll even be able to find something for the new mama who's hard to shop for). Plus, the name says it all--these suckers are soft. Get ready for some serious cuddle time.

Gap Baby


Organic may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the Gap, but this popular brand actually carries a wide variety of organic (and adorable) baby + toddler clothes. From newborn layette basics to toddler sleepwear—and more—there's something for everyone in this collection. Everything is 100% cotton, super soft + cozy, and perfect for eco-conscious mamas.

Winter Water Factory


Certified organic cotton with Brooklyn-based swagger? Be still our hearts. Winter Water Factory features screen-printed textiles in bold designs you'll want to show off (get ready for some major Instagram likes). And the husband-and-wife co-founders keep sustainability at the forefront of their brand, meaning you can feel good about your purchase--and what you're putting on your baby.

The company makes everything from kids' clothes to crib sheets (all made in the USA). For even more cuteness, pair their signature rompers with a hat or bonnet.

Under the Nile


Under the Nile has been making organic baby clothes since before it was cool. Seriously, they were the first baby clothing company in the USA to be certified by The Global Organic Textile Standard. They've kept up that legacy of high standards by growing their Egyptian cotton on a biodynamic farm without the use of pesticides or insecticides, and all of their prints are made with metal-free colors and no chemical finishes.

Motherly is your daily #momlife manual; we are here to help you easily find the best, most beautiful products for your life that actually work. We share what we love—and we may receive a commission if you choose to buy. You've got this.

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Whether I live next to you or across the country, social media makes it easy for us to stay updated on each other's lives and that's a wonderful thing. I love seeing pictures of your kids and I think it's great that you choose to share videos of your child singing, giggling and taking his or her first steps.

I simply choose not to share pregnant pictures, or even a family photo from the hospital once our daughter arrived because my pregnancy, birth and growing family are parts of my life I wanted to protect from the outside world.

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