Coming Soon: What’s New from Skip Hop at ABC Kids Expo 2014

My visit with Skip Hop is always a highlight of my trip to the ABC Kids Expo.

This year, the most exciting new debut from Skip Hop is their Zoo Pals Rain Gear.  With matching umbrellas ($15) and raincoats ($30), your toddlers can take their favorite zoo pal even further. Monkey, Ladybug and Owl lovers are in luck this time around.

Skip Hop Rain Gear

Skip Hop’s Playspot playmat is reaching a new level of style and sophistication with this Triangle Tiles set. With the same cushy comfort for playtime, the zig zag design blends into your home’s decor.


A few fun new toys are being added to Skip Hop’s line like the Roll-Around Rattles, Click Clack Hedgehog and Bandana Buddies.


The Zoo Line is also expanding its mealtime accessories with a 4-piece Zoo Lunch Kit, Insulated Food Jar, and Zoo Snack Cup. They are all ridiculously cute.


These Zoo Packs and Lunchies will be limited editions for the holidays, so if you love them, please snatch them up asap. I’m really digging the Polar Bear.

Skip Hop Limited Edition Holiday Zoo Packs

The Moby bath range now has a tub stopper. It’s a very comprehensive set now!


The owl nightlight and projecting mobile are on their way. These are actually really stylish little electronic accessories and I think they’ll be big hits.



Finally, for it’s 10 year anniversary, Skip Hop’s Duo Signature diaper bag is relaunching with new and improved features like tote handles and a smart phone pocket. Just think, we didn’t have smart phones 10 years ago!


The Special Edition Duos are also really cute bags.


Great job, Skip Hop (and thanks for the cupcake)!

Etsy Find: Art Prints from Obsessivision

Sometimes “minimalist” posters take things too far, and other times the don’t go far enough.  This series of minimalist art prints from Obsessivision have it just right and in a beautiful soft palette of colors.

Alice in Wonderland
Alice in Wonderland minimalist print from Obsessivision

Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat minimalist print from Obsessivision

Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins print from Obsessivision

Mickey Mouse
Mickey Mouse minimalist print from Obsessivision

Winnie the Pooh
Winnie the Pooh Minimalist Print from Obsessivision

The Red Balloon (my favorite)
Le Ballon Rouge The Red Balloon Minimalist Retro Print from Obsessivision

There’s more great stuff in the Obsessivision shop, so take a minute to check it out.  Like this nightlight for example!
woodland felt nightlight white from Obsessivision

We featured Amber’s (the artist and designer behind Obsessivision) nursery nook last spring, so be sure to visit that as well.

Etsy Find: Twig Creative

Twig Creative is a great place to find handmade holiday gifts for your little ones this year.  The husband and wife team have a sweet collection that includes wooden toy cameras,


…these amazing orchard nightlights,

Orchard Nightlights from Twig Creative

…and a child’s chair (also available in blue).

twig creative child's chair

They’ve also teamed up with Oh Joy! for extra special editions of each of their products.

I adore the colors on the special edition Child’s Chair.

Child's Chair — Twig + Oh Joy Studio

The special edition nightlight is white with gold…


… and the Pixie Dust Camera is highlighted with gold as well.


If these items are sold out in the etsy shop, check Twig Creative’s website as well.  These are available for a limited time so be aware that if you want the special editions, you’ll have to act fast!

Finally, Instagram fans (like myself) might be partial to the Anagram (wooden camera inspired by Instagram).


Are you shopping handmade this holiday season?

Coming Soon: Nightlights and Humidifiers from ABC Kids Expo 2013

Nightlights and humidifiers are often overlooked, but in my opinion are nursery essentials.  I was happy to find plenty of new options at the ABC Kids Expo 2013.

We love our Twilight Turtle but these new Cuddle Buddies will bring the magical star lights to a whole range of cuddly creatures.  These are quite a bit cuter than the Dream Lites my kids originally wanted.  The final menagerie hasn’t been selected just yet, but there were tons of cute options.

Cloud B

I was partial to the Fox, but kinda wish they made a version of their star projectors that grown ups could use in their rooms!  If the underwater look of the Tranquil Turtle is more your style, the Starfish is a pretty cool option.  It’s great for older kids too!

There were lots more new things at Cloud B, but we’ll talk more about them when they’re released.

Duux is a new name from Scandinavian Child, and with their beautiful line of baby electronics, I think we’re going to be seeing a lot of them.  First, the Duux Humidifier Mushroom is part nightlight and part ultrasonic humidifier.  It’s notable as it uses 80% less power than other humidifiers.  The Mushroom won the JPMA Innovation Award in the Infant/Parent Care Category so it’s having a strong debut!  Duux also has an Air Purifier (with an essential oil vessel), a Baby Projector with stars and lullabies, and a plain white ball shaped Ultrasonic Humidifier.


I kinda want one of each of these at my house!

Stadler Form and Crane humidifiers were also on display but I didn’t get a chance to talk with them.  Next year I’m going to need assistants if I want to cover the whole show!

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