The Skip Hop Mate ($20) puts other toddler plates in check. This inventive BPA and PVC free feeding set will help make mealtime a little bit easier on everyone. The stay-put rubber placemat creates a skid free base for the plate and utensils, which all lock in to it securely. Not only is the four-piece set great for keeping everything in one place, but it also may help your tot learn to grab your attention by flashing her adorable smile, rather than hurling her plate across the room.
One of the best things about the toddler stage is that your lil one is finally independent enough to do some things on her own. However, it also means messes happen in the blink of an eye. When your tot is covered in dirt or food, the seconds it takes to get into your diaper bag to pull out cleansing wipes can mean the difference between continuing your errands and heading home for a clothing change.
The ingenious people over at Skip Hop have developed a new twist on a common product that is sure to help harried moms out. By adding a strap to a trusty wipes case, the Swipe ($8) attaches directly to your stroller handlebar, eliminating the frantic search through a bag for a clean cloth. They also made the case simple to manage with a sliding button that allows one handed opening and a translucent BPA and phthalate-free plastic that takes the guesswork out of refills. Now there are no excuses for the dirty hands and crusty mouths!
Going over to a friend's house for brunch can be an ordeal. As a parent, gone are the days of rolling out of bed and heading over with a latte in hand. Having a child adds a whole new dimension of packing her food, a change of emergency clothes, diapers, wipes, books, and toys.
The creative geniuses at Skip Hop have crafted a simple solution for parents on the go. Forget organizing a diaper bag filled to the rim with toys. Simply scoop up the Bin-Go organizer ($25) from your living room floor and be on your way. The sightly caddies are easy on the eyes and a cinch to handle. When the party's over, just drop the box back on the living room floor and let your afternoon resume.
Our family heirloom Oriental rug is probably too nice for our 15–month–old daughter to play on, but, since it's soft and safe, she spends most of her time on it. Even snacking, which means I am constantly vacuuming and patting it down.
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Turn toddler meals into masterpieces with Skip Hop's Palette Plate. The splashy set includes three drop-in bowls in aqua, orange and lime that are big enough for lil fingers and microwave safe.
Clear covers make transporting food simple and a large surface allows for kids to create their own concoctions. The skid resistant cup area and base makes stumbles and spills a thing of the past. This pretty plate is just the right size for any appetite.
No matter how trendy it is in Hollywood to have babies, it's definitely easy to look dorky carrying a diaper bag—particularly if you're a dude. But as celebrities like Brad Pitt have shown us, it's not a hard look to pull off if you have a cool design-savvy diaper bag. Here are some hip ways for moms and dads alike to haul their baby-related essentials.
Fleurville Luxe Bag, $375, available here. The diaper carrier for handbag snobs, this pebbled leather satchel has an insulated bottle holder and other amenities.
Reese Li Lexington Earth Flora Diaper Bag, $145, available here. This waterproof, wipeable bag comes in a cute retro print and includes a whopping 12 pockets to stow all your stuff.
Skip Hop Duo Bag, $82, available in a varieties of colors and fabrics here. This versatile multi-compartment bag can be worn on the shoulder or hooked on the handles of a stroller.
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