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Skip Hop is a must-see at the ABC Kids Expo and their big showstopper this year was the Uplift Baby Bouncer.
It’s a comfortable, modern baby lounger with the unique height adjusting feature. It adjusts from regular floor height up to sofa level to let you more easily interact with baby wherever you’re most comfortable. Coming in the spring/summer 2016.
Skip Hop’s Arch Activity Gym has lots of cool features like a sound activated dancing fox and a secret pocket for your phone behind the mirror where you can take photos or videos of baby playing!
You can already find these new baby toys for sale…
… as well as these Take-along Kids Nightlights.
There are also a number of great new bath toys that are part of the zoo collection.
Finally, these High Line Totes are a chic new bags that will join an already wonderfully diverse diaper bag lineup.
Keep an eye out for all the new stuff!
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When we announced Pantone’s new Color of the Year, Marsala, I immediately thought it may be difficult to find diaper bags in this particular shade for those who find it fun to stay on-trend with their baby gear picks. Surprisingly, I found a lot more than I had expected! Let’s take a look.
1- Oemi Baby Diaper Bag in Wine- $340
2- LeSportsac Large Weekender Handbag in Marsala Entwine- sale $110
3- TWELVElittle Allure Convertible Satchel in Plum- $230
4- TWELVElittle Allure Weekender in Plum- $310
5- TWELVElittle Allure Tote in Plum- $210
Oemi Baby’s bag looks so beautiful, and the LeSportsac would be the perfect travel bag; I’m going to look into that choice to have in the car and for quick trips. There is no question that TWELVElittle is going to be a heavy hitter in the popular bags category for gear this year.
If you’re not 100% committed to Marsala for the season, here are a few options that offer more of a pattern or hint of the hue.
6- timi & leslie Dawn Diaper Bag in Burgundy- $149
7- Skip Hop Duo Special Edition in Plum Sketch- $64
8- Tory Burch Convertible Nylon Baby Backpack in Cabernet- $375
9- Babymel Satchel Diaper Bag in Cherry- $85
10- Storksak Tania Bee in Burnt Orange- $210
11- Tory Burch Nylon Baby Bag in Cabernet- $395
12- Petunia Pickle Bottom Society Satchel in Plum Tart Cake- sale $226
Now… Drumroll please… If you have an expanded budget for bags (I would love that), here are my two personal luxury favorites for the season. I wish I could find these in person to run my hands over every seam — they’re gorgeous.
Surprise! I just found one more while writing this post, so I will add it here. I’ll have to keep this a growing list for the year.
15- timi & leslie Hannah Diaper Bag in Burgundy- $262.17
What do you think? Are you feeling this trend for winter? Do any of these diaper bags stand out as one you would like to throw on your shoulder immediately? Let me know if you find any others that were not included in this list, and stay tuned as I know a couple of companies will be launching a few more late in the season!
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Leslie Newton, one of the founders of the well-known brand timi & leslie, has recently announced news of her customizable collection of diaper bags called Newlie. Newlie has launched an Indiegogo campaign to help spread their brand and raise funds for this fresh new line.
Newlie is a “Moms-Based Business” which is designed for modern moms by modern moms. If you have ever wanted to have input into creating your perfect diaper bag, than this is the line for you. How is that possible? Each season, you help make selections for the style and then you can customize that style to fit your specific needs. I love this concept.
The first two bags in the collection are solid: The Perfect Backpack and The Everything Tote. These bags have it all; created with high-quality faux leather that is easily wiped clean, these bags are PVC-free, include a clutch purse, changing pad, interior and exterior pockets, bottle tote, key fob, and stroller straps.
The Perfect Backpack (This bag converts to both a backpack and a crossbody bag.)
The Everything Tote
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In case you want your stroller to look like your great-grandmother’s favorite armchair, Maclaren’s Cath Kidston Spray Flower Quest Buggy is back. $335
Nothing against Cath Kidston, I just prefer her modern vintage English style in smaller doses…
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And now please excuse me as I redecorate my son’s bedroom to suit that penguin bedding!
Skip Hop has recently announced a new addition to their collection of gorgeous, yet functional diaper bags — the Chelsea Diaper Satchel. The Chelsea is downtown chic, and just in time for New York Fashion Week, taking you from the runway to running in style.
The sleek, black appearance is stylish and sporty. Two insulated bottle pockets are located on the sides, and the front features a flip-down compartment to complete a second look. A cushioned changing pad is included, and the lightweight, durable fabric makes this bag a breeze to carry.
I absolutely love the fact that there are 12 pockets, making this bag perfect for baby and yet also stylish enough to be used as an office, career, or travel bag. Functionality and versatility put this bag at the top of my list for fall must-have diaper bags.
With an adjustable shoulder strap, the Chelsea can be worn over your arm or shoulder. Gold hardware accents the faux-leather details, clip-on stroller straps, and metal feet to keep the bag raised from the ground.
Exterior zip pockets are a requirement for me in any handbag, making essentials easy to access without having to dig through the main compartment. Skip Hop always make this convenient, and like their other bags, the Chelsea does NOT disappoint. I can’t wait to check this out in person!
You can purchase your Skip Hop Chelsea Diaper Satchel ($99) online here.
We’re in the middle of Back-to-School season and in case you haven’t found the perfect backpack / lunchbox combo, you’re in luck, because I have! I love this partnership between DwellStudio and Thermos. Not only do you get a cute DwellStudio pattern backpack and matching insulated lunch box, but the Thermos straw bottles, food jars and sippy cups round out the set perfectly. One of my little one’s favorite lunch options at preschool is macaroni and cheese in his food jar, but ours isn’t nearly as cute as these.
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Many fashion designers carry diaper bags and changing bags for parents, and I wanted to start featuring several that I know our readers will love. I have had my eye on one line for quite some time now — the Orla Kiely Baby Changing Bag. Their bold, signature prints stand out over many other printed changing bags.
The Nautical Multi Stem Print Baby Changing Bag from the SS13 Collection. $244.
The bag has a matte laminate exterior, allowing it to be wiped clean, and a cotton twill lining. The inside has a zip pocket, key fob, and six pockets. A foldaway changing mat is included with a vertical striped signature print.
Exterior details include two from outer slit pockets, a large zip pocket, and a zippered compartment at the bottom of the bag. The strap is adjustable and can be worn as a shoulder bag or messenger style.
You can find all of the Orla Kiely Baby Changing Bags on OrlaKiely.com, along with all of the additional gorgeous items they carry.
March has been a fun month on the blog with giveaways running back to back– and this week is no exception! We’ve scored a wonderful giveaway: a Jonathan Adler ♥ Skip Hop new Light & Luxe diaper bag. But wait– it gets better. Not only will the winner receive a Light & Luxe bag in the pattern of their choice, but they will ALSO receive a Jonathan Adler ♥ Skip Hop Pronto Changing Station in their favorite pattern.
I wish I could enter this one myself since I’ve been dying to try out this new bag. I love a good tote.
Skip Hop diaper bags are immensely popular for many reasons, but the main two are that they’re functional and fabulous. The fabulous-ness just gets ratcheted up when Skip Hop pairs with Jonathan Adler, who we just talked about last week!
The new Light & Luxe diaper bag is a chic lightweight tote, featuring two large front insulated bottle pockets, and a custom silhouette. The corners of the tote can be tucked in towards the bag and zipped up, creating a more trim and handbag-like appearance. The bag also features cotton shoulder straps, stroller straps, eight pockets, a zip-top closure, and a cushioned changing pad. Laminated, BPA-free and Phthalate-free fabric ensures that the bag can be easily wiped clean. The Light & Luxe is available in the signature Jonathan Adler prints of Abacus (yellow and gray), Nixon (black and white), and Syrie (blues).
Can I just say that these would also make awesome summer bags for the beach, pool, and children’s sporting events? They certainly would.
The Pronto Changing Station is available in four mod patterns by Adler: Chevron Blue, Flame Yellow, Nixon (the Light & Luxe matches this black and white print), and Wave Multi.
These portable changers can fit in large diaper bags, can be carried on your wrist, or clipped to your stroller. The changing pad is extra-wide, includes a built in pillow for baby’s head, and can be zipped off of the main compartment if needed for use separately. The Pronto can fit four large (disposable) diapers, accessories, and the enclosed wipes case.
The Light & Luxe retails for $70 and the Pronto retails for $34. Whether you’re going out for the day or just running out on a quick errand, you’ll be ready to go in Jonathan Adler style. You can find both bags online through Skip Hop, AND, you can enter to win your very own pair this week in our giveaway!
You must leave a comment letting us know what you’d choose it you won. There are a few additional entry methods you can take advantage of to increase your odds of winning.
This sweepstakes is open to US resident over the age of 18. It starts right now and ends April 1st, 2013 at 12:01 am EDT.
Thanks to our friends at Skip Hop for this fun and generous giveaway and good luck to you!
Over the past two years, I have been on the quest to find the perfect diaper bag, and there are two bags that keep standing out to me above all of the others, and they are both Storksak bags: the Sofia bag in Taupe, and the Tania Bee in Grey Multi. This bag is gorgeous, roomy, and classic enough to be more than just a bag for baby essentials. It could easily double as a stand-alone bag for a career woman, a spacious bag for weekend excursions, or a bag for a trip to the ballpark with your family. I have it on good authority that a Storksak insider regularly uses this bag as her carry-on when traveling. She is typically able to fit her regular handbag items, iPod, iPad, overnight essentials, snacks, a lightweight sweater or scarf, and more all inside of the gorgeous Sofia bag. What I find most beautiful about this particular bag is the color, so I thought I would put together a few of the classic neutral diaper bags that Storksak has to offer. Their collection is amazing and impressive—there is truly something for everyone.
Now, if you’re a typically neutral/black/gray outfit-wearing person like me, this year may bring some risk in to your life. This spring and summer will be filled with bright color, and if you’re not ready to take that trend leap with a vivid shirt, than try taking it with a statement diaper bag!
Well, now that I think of it, I will be needing the fushia orange tote, too. That would be a perfect bag for a summer splash of color! Which of the Storksak bags do you find yourself drawn to? Their selection is incredible. You can shop their entire collection here.
Last summer Holly Aiken sent me one of her signature diaper bags for a review and I feel that the quality is so fantastic that I have to mention it here, too. Holly Aiken is a Raleigh, North Carolina artist who has been designing, making, and selling her product line at her shop, Stitch – Holly Aiken for almost ten years. Her products are created with durable vinyl drawing design inspiration from retro styles and colors found in dime store aisles and vintage racing jackets. Her signature style is the “bold black webbing trim, accented by stripes or crisp geometric shapes.” Since the material of the bag is vinyl, you can use soap and water to clean them, or even just throw them in the dishwasher.
Bomber (Atomic) $178
Bomber (Bird) $178
Airship (Star) $186
Airship (Daytona) $186
Here is an example of all of the items able to fit inside of the Bomber (Atomic) Diaper Tote.
A sturdy tote is incredibly useful as a diaper bag because it not only stands upright unsupported, but it is open with easy access for tossing items in and out on-the-go. Holly Aiken also offers a line of customizable bags, where you can pick your style, pattern, and colors.
Emerald green is going to be a hot color for 2013, so find another shade of green you love and make it bold and unique.
It is way too much fun to spend time mixing and matching colors and bags. You could have one for every outfit. I would love having this bright pink and red tote for February.
You can find the entire collection online at Holly Aiken.