What’s New from Skip Hop at ABC Kids Expo 2015

Skip Hop is a must-see at the ABC Kids Expo and their big showstopper this year was the Uplift Baby Bouncer.

Skip Hop at ABC Kids Expo 2015

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 at ABC Kids Expo 2015

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!

Skip Hop at ABC Kids Expo 2015

You can already find these new baby toys for sale…

Skip Hop at ABC Kids Expo 2015

… as well as these Take-along Kids Nightlights.

Skip Hop at ABC Kids Expo 2015

There are also a number of great new bath toys that are part of the zoo collection.

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Finally, these High Line Totes are a chic new bags that will join an already wonderfully diverse diaper bag lineup.

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Keep an eye out for all the new stuff!

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The Hottest Diaper Bags in Pantone’s Marsala for 2015

Marsala Diaper Bags  2015 Pantone Color of the Year Baby Gear

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.


13- Storksak Catherine in Leather Bordeaux– $450
14- Ellie Berry Diaper Bag Stylish Shopper Tote– sale $310

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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Newlie Diaper Bags launch Indiegogo Campaign

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


For more information, and to help Newlie launch soon so you can have your say in your perfect bag, check out their rap video NEWLIE: Cool Bags for Hip Parents and support thecampaign.

Cat Kidston Maclaren Quest

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

Cath Kidston Maclaren Quest

Nothing against Cath Kidston, I just prefer her modern vintage English style in smaller doses…

Cath Kidston kids

Clockwise from top left:

Garage Kids Mini Backpack– $26
Penguin Double Duvet Set– $90
Puppies and Kittens Nursery Set– $20
Kew Sprig Kids Backpack– $42

Cath Kidston Changing Bags Diaper Bags

Posy Zip Changing Bag– $120
Spot Changing Bag– $105
Spot Zig Changing Bag
– $120
Cowboy Changing Bag– $100

And now please excuse me as I redecorate my son’s bedroom to suit that penguin bedding!

The Chelsea Diaper Satchel: Chic New Style from Skip Hop

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.

Perfect Pairing for Back to School- DwellStudio + Thermos

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.

DwellStudio and Thermos

In case you’re not quite ready for back to school yet, the diaper bags are super and stylish as well.  The messenger diaper bags are $110, the Madison bags are $70 and the Hudson bag (teal) is $180.

DwellStudio Thermos Diaper Bags
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Orla Kiely Baby Changing Bags

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.

The Pre-Spring 2013 Collection features the yellow and scarlet Daisy Stem Print Baby Changing Bags. Sale $122.

The Small Print Shadow Stem Baby Changing Bag in Lichen and Multi can be found in the Past Season collection. Sale $122.

You can find all of the Orla Kiely Baby Changing Bags on OrlaKiely.com, along with all of the additional gorgeous items they carry.

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