Our coverage of Skip Hop products and designs is extensive, and we are big fans here at BuyModernBaby. From toddler backpacks and feeding gear to nursery bedding and their new layette, they truly have something for every family. Their diaper bag selections have always been wildly popular among moms of all income levels because they are not only stylish and affordable, but their functionality is outstanding and their prints and patterns are on trend. Skip Hop recently added several new styles and designs to their changing bags collection, and we are excited to review the Duet 2-in-1 Diaper Bag for you today. I believe this bag adds style and luxury to the Skip Hop line and I love this new concept for them.
My son is three years old, and while he’s potty training, we have been toting around extra changes of clothes, Pull-Ups, swim diapers, underwear, and the works. It’s as if this age gives us the last hurrah before not needing a “diaper” bag any more. Mind you, I was the girl carrying diaper bags even pre-child because I loved the pockets and organizational capabilities! Nothing beats a diaper bag as a beach tote, pool bag, car trip bag… Name an occasion and I can give you a reason that a diaper bag will enhance your lifestyle. I know, I’m a bit obsessed.
I have been using the new Skip Hop Duet 2-in-1 Diaper Bag for the past several weeks, and I have been incredibly impressed with its range of practical, professional, and personal uses. The Duet is truly two bags in one as the exterior is a sleek, chic, faux-leather tote, and the interior consists of a removable organizer that can be worn alone as a crossbody bag.
It works great for those days when my son doesn’t want to carry his own items; I can throw everything in the Tote and use the Crossbody comfortably.
Skip Hop diaper bags are known for being organizational workhorses. The Duet 2-in-1 contains seven different pockets for all of your storage needs. The Crossbody Bag includes four large exterior pockets and two interior pockets sized well for bottles, diapers, wipes, and more. A changing pad is included and folds up nicely into one pocket. An exterior, zipped pocket is perfect for immediate needs such as your cell phone, lip balm, or other small items.
The texture on the front of the Tote is sophisticated and stylish, bringing an air of class to the structured bag. Silver studs complement the bottom while keeping the bag off of the ground.
The innovative turnlock on each side secures the Crossbody Bag to the Tote while making it quick and easy to remove when needed. The Crossbody zips closed and the Tote has a clip to draw in the sides along with an interior clip for keeping keys and toys secure. Both bags include stroller straps and an adjustable shoulder strap can attach to either bag.
Bottom line? This bag rocks. It’s large and in charge. I had it packed daily with diapers, the changing pad, a magazine, my personals, wallet, phone, keys, sunglasses, sunblock, tissues, hand sanitizer, snacks, toddler cup, and more. In addition to this, on top of everything, I would throw our large dry bag with a towel and swim gear for my son’s swim lessons. We took it to the beach and it easily held our extra layered clothes with the sand brushing right off of the bottom of the tote. It would be a great bag for two or more children, too. There were only two negatives to this bag from my point of view. One, it’s huge, so if you’re in the habit of throwing your keys in the bag and not being consistent with placement, they do tend to get lost easily. The second is that the fabric on the Crossbody bag is very plain. It doesn’t stand out on it’s own as anything noteworthy fashion-wise, but that can be easily overlooked due to its pack-ability.
You can choose either Black or Taupe in the Duet. I absolutely love the lightness of Taupe for the summer, it’s simple and casual yet sophisticated. You can search all of Skip Hop’s diaper bag collection online; there is truly something for everyone!
This product was graciously provided to us by Skip Hop. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
These aren’t just ordinary toddler bedding sets. The Bed in a Bag includes a toddler-sized pillow and pillowcase, a Toddler Dream Blanket and best of all, a Fitted+Flat Combo Sheet. The Fitted+Flat Combo Sheet is sewn together to help keep kiddos toes covered through the night. My 3rd grader wants a twin version of this!
There are 5 designs in the Classic collection ($150). First, the crowd favorite is Fluro Pink.
Then of course there’s Fluro Blue.
Liam the Brave Flying Dog is a more subtle blue print.
For the Birds is a subtle and pretty pink print.
And Up Up and Away is the cute gender neutral pattern.
There are also three organic sets ($170).
Toddler bedding will never be the same again.
I don’t get to talk about the amazing baby stuff from Freshly Picked because we don’t cover apparel items, but their new Spring 2015 apparel collection has two amazing child backpacks, so I’ve got two great excuses to send you in their direction…
Get these limited edition beauties as well as the rest of the Spring 2015 collection before they sell out– I suggest today just to be safe! $30 each
Wooden toys are typically the choice for design-snob parents (and I mean that in the kindest way possible), but Kid O has elevated plastic toys to an irresistible level. Their newest products are terrifically tempting.
Take a look at the entire 2015 collection.
I was afraid that after several years of creative sugar-free Easter basket ideas, I wouldn’t be able to find anything new, but believe me that when it got to it, it was hard to narrow down my finds into these four basket ideas!
Nesting Owls- $37
Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit: A Book of Changing Seasons- $7
Chick Teether- $28
Bunny Tote Lagoon from blabla kids- $28
Bunny Plush Doll with Turquoise Bow Tie from poosac- $38
You can find all our previous Easter basket ideas on Pinterest!
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shopping guide: kids furniture table and chair set toddler
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In my son’s toddler room, he had a bed, a bookcase and a play table with chairs. While I bemoaned the constant pile of crafts and activities that cluttered the table top, for him, the play table was his home base. Half-built Lego sets and nearly finished comic strips waited patiently for him, undisturbed by tidying in other parts of the house.
When I put together my nursery inspiration boards, I don’t usually have the room to add a play table and chairs. While this is fine for a baby’s nursery, once that baby becomes a toddler, the table and chair set might become more of a priority. It’s easy to update a nursery for the toddler years, and today we’re going to fit a little play space into some of our favorite nurseries.
The Sprout Modern Kids Table and Chairs are easy to assemble in just a couple minutes with tension lock tool-less technology. The table-top is spacious and both table and chairs can hold up to 150 pounds. They are made in the USA from recycled pre-consumer fiber and come in several fun modern colors which make them perfect options to customize your growing toddler’s space!
Thanks to Sprout for sponsoring this post and giving me the opportunity to revisit some older designs and show them updated for the toddler years. It’s amazing how quickly your little ones grow up, but the Modern Kids Table and Chairs will last you until their pre-tweens.
Two new crib bedding designs just made their debut at DwellStudio. Pieces are sold separately and right now you can save 10% when you buy 3 or more baby bedding items from the same collection.
The first new collection is Boheme, featuring a coral, saffron and gray floral and bird pattern.
Then they also have the beautiful Caravan collection featuring rhinos, elephants, walruses and more.
You should also get a look at their newest kids collections like the Tiger Block Print set,
the Alexandra quilt set,
…and the Hicks quilt set.
Which collection is inspiring you for child’s next space?
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After the diapers, carseat, layette and sleeping quarters are set up, the most important thing to have is a great collection of books to help develop language and a love for reading. I’ve been reading to my boys nightly since they were just a few weeks old and honestly, it’s one of my favorite parts of the day and time with them that I truly cherish.
Here’s a collection of great box sets that will start your child’s library off right. They also make great gifts.
1- Dr. Seuss’s Beginner Book Collection- $27 We read Cat in the Hat tonight!
2- Nutshell Library by Maurice Sendak- $13 I have mine from when I was a girl
3- Herve Tullet 10 Book Set- $119
4- My Very First Library by Eric Carle- $23
5- Mini Masters Boxed Set by Julie Merberg- $20
6- The Folk Tale Classics Keepsake Collection- $17
7- Peter Rabbit Naturally Better Classic Gift Set- $16 or get the entire Beatrix Potter Collection if you’re a real fan!
8- Pooh’s Library by A.A. Milne- $52 I love reading Winnie the Pooh!
9- Boynton’s Greatest Hits- $23 These were early favorites for our kids!
10- Baby Lit Complete Set- $160
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