30 Mar 2015, 7:43am
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Skip Hop Duet Diaper Bag Review

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.

Skip Hop Duet Diaper Bag

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.

Skip Hop Duet Diaper Bag 2-in-1

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.

Skip Hop Duet Diaper Bag loaded up

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 Duet Diaper Bag Details

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.

Skip Hop Duet Diaper Bag Front Detail

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.

Skip Hop Duet Diaper Bag Innovative Turnlock

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.

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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.

Skip Hop Duet Diaper Bag

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.

Now Available! Aden + Anais Bed in a Bag

We’ve been waiting for this product release for months! Finally, you can order the Toddler Bed in a Bag from aden + anais!

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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.

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Then of course there’s Fluro Blue.

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Liam the Brave Flying Dog is a more subtle blue print.

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For the Birds is a subtle and pretty pink print.

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And Up Up and Away is the cute gender neutral pattern.

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There are also three organic sets ($170).

Aden + Anais Organic Bed in a Bag

Toddler bedding will never be the same again.

26 Mar 2015, 8:05am
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Stunt Team from Tegu

There’s lots more fun from Tegu with their new Stunt Team sets.

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Four sets, Looper, Daredevil, Skyhook and Jumper range from $25 to $75.

Tegu Stunt Team

These have a lot of play value on their own, but they’re also great additions to your classic Tegu sets, which every child should have!

25 Mar 2015, 7:55am
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Freshly Picked Backpacks

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…

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Trip to the Tropics
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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

24 Mar 2015, 12:15pm
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Kid O New Favorites for 2015

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.

Simmer & Saute Set
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Rise & Shine Set
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Mix & Match Animals
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Pattern Stacker
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Pour & Spin Submarine
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Take a look at the entire 2015 collection.

20 Mar 2015, 10:02pm
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Happy Spring!

Pick up the Limited Edition Spring and Summer Pixie Wooden Toy Cameras from TwigCreative! $40

spring and summer pixie wooden toy camera from Twig Creative

Hope you have a wonderful first weekend of Spring! Happy Friday :)

Baby’s First Easter Basket 2015

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!

Easter 2015 gold
Gold Glitter Easter Banner
from Fetti and Fizz- $9
Rabbit Lamp from Egmont Toys- $71
Organic Bunny Rattle with Handles (gold)- $16
Mod Cube Bin- $29
Easter Illustration Bunny Ears- $12+

Easter 2015 aqua
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

Easter 2015 Neon
Necktie Rabbit Embroidery Hoop Art
from Lemon Cucullu- $25
Neon Rabbit Pillow Cover from Lalalabel- $55
Maileg Bunny Medium- $44
Spring is Here- $7
Grand Canvas Bag – JE T’AiME Lilac- $56

Easter 2015 navy
Bunny Felt Baby Slippers- $32
The Bunnies Are Not in Their Beds by Marisabina Russo- $8
Juliette Rabbit Hazel Village + WWF Limited Edition- $42
In Print Floor Bin- $32
Ikea Duktig Doll Bed- $20

You can find all our previous Easter basket ideas on Pinterest!

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19 Mar 2015, 7:39pm
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Hungry Mats from doiy

These clever place mat and plate combos are sure to make mealtime infinitely more fun. New from doiy, the sets come in three designs; Tiger, Pig and Panda.

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I’ll update this post when we can order these domestically in the US.

 

Modern Kids Table and Chairs: Sponsored by Sprout

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!

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Here, My Modern Nursery 84 has been updated for toddlerhood with a Perch Toddler bed and Sprout’s Modern Kids Table and Chairs in Slate Grey.

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My Modern Nursery 94 got the Wired Crib Conversion from NUMI NUMI Design and the Modern Kids Table and Chairs in Orange.

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In My Modern Nursery 81, the Eicho Crib Conversion and Modern Kids Table and Chairs in White keep the room light, bright and open.

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Finally, I’ve gone way back to My Modern Nursery 8 with the Modern Kids Table and Chairs in Green. This was my inspiration for my own son’s room and Sprout would have been perfect there!

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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.

Play Tents from Joyjoie

In a world full of teepee style play tents, these designs from Joyjoie stand out with their bold and fun designs.

My favorites are the ones with the woods build right in!

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And then the peeking animals are really dramatic.

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These ship worldwide from Sydney, Australia. Check them all out in the Joyjoie etsy shop!

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