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Category Archives: Mommy Gear

Bib-bity Bobbity Boo – it’s an instant bib

My mom discovered Kipiis ( long before we owned our store. She saw them in a magazine and thought they were the ultimate grandparent accessory. She was right, though parents love them, too. Compact, durable and effective, Kipiis can turn practically anything into a bib, anytime, anywhere. It’s one of my favorite diaper bag essentials. Reminiscent of the metal clips ... Read More »


Back in October, when we first received JJ Cole’s Essentials Changing Pad & Tote, I talked about an emerging trend in diaper bag downsizing (flashback here). Now, Skip-Hop has released their own mini-tote, the Pronto. In general, I love everything from Skip-Hop. Their designs are so practical and down-to-earth without ever sacrificing good looks. The Pronto is just as good ... Read More »

Prada. Gucci. Fleurville?

Fleurville has made a name for itself by designing chic, durable bags that were conceived, designed and assembled to be as functional as possible. From the venerable Mothership to the hip Sling Tote to the ingenious Escape Pod, Fleurville has been a leading innovator in the category. Now, with their new Luxe bag, they are attempting to expand their brand ... Read More »

Trick out your diaper bag

When disposable diapers come out of their packaging, they are lovely – smooth, clean and so flat. But after a day or two knocking around in your diaper bag they undergo an unpleasant transformation into fuzzy, puffy, wrinkled wads. It’s just inevitable, and it never seems to matter which appropriately-sized pocket you use to store them. So a smart mom ... Read More »

A devilishly good diaper bag

When Dante Pauwels first offered to send me a sample of her Dante Beatrix diaper bags, I wasn’t sure what to expect. We already had a lot of diaper bags in the store, and I didn’t think we needed any more. But when the sample arrived, I desperately wanted to keep it. It was so chic and beautiful, filled with ... Read More »

Built for babies!

No, you’re not imagining it. Babies are really in right now. There are so many smart, new products on the market designed to make life easier (and more chic) for parents. Take, for example, the new baby line from Built NY, a company that made a splash with their BYOBag, a neoprene bag perfectly sized for a wine bottle (or ... Read More »

Let it shine

This isn’t quite as hot off the presses as some of the other products I’ve covered, but I’m a huge fan, so I thought I’d spread the love. The Light Night is a completely unique design that is wireless, rechargable and incredibly durable. Let it charge on the included base all day, and it will shine all night long, night ... Read More »

The newest essential

Way back in 2002, when I had my first daughter, the diaper bag renaissance was still about a year away. My well-meaning husband bought me a Kate Spade diaper bag that unbelievably had no pockets, and my well-meaning mother bought me a Graco diaper bag in the campy French Bears pattern (to match my travel system). The outlook was pretty ... Read More »