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Category Archives: Mommy Gear

Triple Threat?

Skip Hop has recently introduced their newest innovation, bottle bags. Lined with Thinsulate, and wrapped in classic Skip Hop canvas colors, the bottle bags are an infinitely useful addition to the line. It comes in two sizes, the single and triple. The Triple Bottle Bag actually doubles as an outstanding lunch bag. I got a sample a few weeks ago, ... Read More »

First steps made easier

Any parent who has cheered on a new toddler surely remembers the weeks leading up to those first tentative steps. Chances are, you spent a lot of time hunched over, walking behind your baby as she grasped tight to your index fingers and tottered all around. Sound familiar? If you haven’t been through it yet, trust me when I tell ... Read More »

Aging gracefully

This is the kind of “aha” product that makes you wish you’d thought of it first. How often do you find a half-full jar of baby food in the fridge and wonder how long it’s been sitting there. Instead of shaking, stirring, sniffing and reluctantly tasting the peas, now you can just refer to the handy little magnetized gizmo stuck ... Read More »

Essential, meaning you’ve got to have it.

When JJ Cole introduced their Essentials Bag, the first product in the burgeoning Essentials category, I was dubious. The bag was cute and all, but what did parents need with a diaper bag that offered very limited storage space and didn’t include a changing pad? I still don’t quite get it, but with the introduction of the new Diapers & ... Read More »

What they don’t know about women

It’s ironic, but if you’re looking for a great new diaper bag for women, check out the new line from DadGear. Bolstered by popular demand, the designers who developed the outstanding Diaper Vest and Artist Series Messenger Bag have turned their attention to Mom. The result is DaisyGear, a line of messenger bags with all the same great features as ... Read More »

Giddy-up, Saddlebags

I’m sure everyone is very tired of listening to me extoll the virtues of the folks at Skip Hop. But they’ve done it again. They’ve designed another elegant storage solution for stroller-pushing parents that is destined for greatness. The new Saddlebag is just what it sounds like – a saddlebag for a stroller. Using a clever, patent-pending velcro strap system, ... Read More »

Wipe out: Wicked smart sunscreens

Slathering sunscreen on my squirming children is one of my least favorite rites of summer. Fortunately, this year there are some fantastic new products that have parents everywhere breathing sighs of relief. First, if you’ve watched any TV lately, you’ve probably seen ads for all three of the new continuous spray sunscreen brands. Neutrogena, Banana Boat and Coppertone have all ... Read More »

We’re hooked!

This is one of the most oft-requested products we’ve never been able to find. Parents are dying to find a way to hook bags onto their strollers. On a Maclaren, or other two-handled model, it’s easy. But on any stroller with a single bar, it’s impossible. There are a couple of options out there, but nothing that seemed heavy-duty enough ... Read More »

Powder Puff, girls?

Over the past few years, baby powder has fallen from grace. Formerly hailed as a cure-all for a vareity of baby skin irritations, concerns surfaced about the safety of inhaling talc, now considered to be a carcinogen in the same cateogry as asbestos. As this scary news spread, anxious parents simply abandoned powder altogether, regardless of whether or not it ... Read More »

Double the kids, double the bag

Almost from the moment they first hit the shelves, Skip Hop bags have been a smash hit. The Duo was their first design, and it was compact, stylish, and it ingeniously clipped onto the back of a stroller. Most parents loved it, but for parents who had more than one diaper-wearing kid, it wasn’t big enough. “Make it bigger,” they ... Read More »