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    Skip*Hop Presents Fashionable and Functional Gear for Babies and Parents on the Go

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    Last week I attended a sneak peek of all the latest and greatest innovations from Skip*Hop and I am in L-O-V-E with all of the fun and fabulously functional innovations they have releasing in the next few months. Skip* Hop‘s mission is to create innovative and functional products that make parenting easier, better and more fun and I think that their upcoming collections succeed on all counts.

    Skip*Hop started out in 2003 out of the founders’ New York City apartment by two new parents who took their passion for design and innovation to create the best in class products that are the safest, high quality and most importantly, the most fun products on the market. I personally love that Skip*Hop is based in Manhattan. Because the designers know the space restrictions of living in a city like Manhattan, they strive to create products that pull double duty and have multiple uses to make the most of parents’ limited space without adding just another toy or baby accessory to the pile. The result is high-quality, thoughtful products that actually make your life easier and that your kids are sure to love.

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    One of the exciting new products out from Skip*Hop is their line of Duo Diaper Bags (pictured above, left). The Duo comes in 8 eye catching colors and designs plus a bonus special edition design. Some of the great features include zipper closure main compartment, 10 pockets including 2 elasticized side pockets that fits bottles, front zip pockets designed especially for each phone access, metal rings to clip on toys, adjustable shoulder straps, cushioned changing pad and last but not least, the ability to hold laptops and tablets up to 15″!

    Another great design feature of the Skip*Hop Duo is the built in clips to attach the bag to your stroller handle instead of having to purchase extra clips and hooks to clip it on. Smart design and it looks cute too!

    In addition to their fabulous, but oh-so-functional diaper bags, Skip*Hop has a great line of stroller accessories guaranteed to make your make your stroll a walk in the park. Pictured above, right, the Grab-and-Go collection and the Walk-Along Stroller Handle. The Walk-Along Stroller Handle is easy to attach to the stroller and a great way to teach older kids to walk on their own while staying safely by your side. The Grab-and-Go collection includes the Grab-and-Go Double Bottle Bag, which is insulated to keep bottles cool on the go, the Grab-and-Go Wet/Dry Bag to keep clean and dirty clothes seperate and is machine washable, and my personal favorite, the Grab-and-Go Stroller Organizer which includes two insulated drink caddies (one for you and one for baby), storage space, and — in a stroke of genius — a detachable wristlet to hold your wallet and phone for when you want to step away from the stroller with your valuables without hauling everything with you.

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    Skip*Hop has a whole menagerie of awesome toys hitting stores later this summer from the Zoo Butterfly Collection to the Zoo Hedgehog Collection (pictured above) but hands down, my favorites have got to be the Bandana Buddies Collection and the Hedgehog Accordion. The Bandana Buddies collection (pictured below, left and right)  is due out in August and you better believe I will be the first in line for these incredible cute and sneakily practical toys. Featuring Ellie the Elephant, Katie the Kitty, Parker the Puppy and Milo the Monkey, each Bandana Buddy features a bandana teether that can also be worn by the parents as a bracelet for the the teething baby who wants to chew on everything in sight. The toy itself features multiple fabrics and textures to entertain and stimulate your baby along with rattles and chimes. The toys also feature and easy clip to attach to your stroller, car seat or Duo diaper bag.

    Due out in September, the Hedgehog Accordion (pictured below, center) features a rubber accordion body and easy to grab handles to let your musical little one play to their heart’s content. As a bonus, the rubberized details were made especially with teething tots in mind.

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    Skip*Hop is all about fun and functional products, and they were sure not to leave off bath time. Later this month, Skip*Hop will be releasing their new Moby Bath Thermometer (pictured above, left). This whimsical whale features color changing LED to indicate if the bath temperature is to hot or just right for your little one. When not in use, this practical little whale suction cups to the tub wall for storage and its tail doubles as a wash cloth hook. This innovative little whale is joined by the Moby Tub Stopper (pictured above, right) which keeps tiny fingers and toes out of the drain and also suctions to the tub wall when not in use. These new bath accessories will join the classic Skip*Hop bath accessories like the Moby Bath Kneeler and Moby Spout Cover which are already a big hit with parents.

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    Rainy day? Skip*Hop has got you covered with their absolutely adorable line of Zoobrellas and Zoo Rain Coats. Making their debut in July, these collections feature whimsical rain gear in owl, monkey and ladybug designs that all feature kid-friendly closures that will making braving the elements a snap. The umbrellas even have clear front peek-a-boo windows that allow kids to see where they’re going without getting soaked.

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    Starting to think about holiday gifts? Skip*Hop has got you covered! Starting in September you can snap up your own Backpack Gift Set, Lunchie Gift Set or Tableware Gift Set in adorable Polar Bear, Penguin or Moose designs perfect for gifting or back to school needs.

    To learn more about all of the amazing Skip * Hop products, visit them online or pick them up at any great baby store near you!

    Samples provided for review.

    Jessica
    Jessica is a contributing writer specializing in fashion, beauty, entertainment, lifestyle, motherhood and baby gear. She is also owner and designer of the baby clothing and accessories company Teeny Tiny Couture. Jessica loves living in Manhattan, travel, all things crafty and the adventures of being a new mom and keeping up with her sons Noah and Aaron. Some of Jessica's favorite new mom activities include creating costumes and dressing up the most accommodating toddler in the world. You can follow Jessica and her adventures with Noah and Aaron on Instagram @JChavkin or Twitter at @INOJessica.