Products You'll Love - Baby & Toddler page 2
While some women get very excited over a new handbag, I feel the same when I find a baby changing bag that really meets my needs! Four children and several changing bags later I have still not quite found the one that 'does it all'. As a brand, Skip Hop produce some incredible products and I have never been disappointed by anything I have had from them, their products last so well and are extremely high quality; we have 7 year old backpacks which saw my two eldest children through nursery up until present day and although could do with a wash now, show barely any signs of wear and tear, so when we received Paxwell Changing Bag for review I was looking forward to what it had to offer.
Size is important, although until recently I was packing nappies for two children, one is now potty trained, but this also means that I need space for a change of clothes, just in case. The Paxwell bag has a large front zip pocket with a dual opening zip which opens up really wide so that you can access all of the bag, you can stack nappies, wipes, muslins, small toys and teethers along with clothes in the main compartment, a large pocket on the inside holds a changing mat (which is included) and there are two smaller elasticated pockets for other baby paraphernalia as well as a mesh zip pocket which sits on the front where the bag opens. There is an insulated bottle pocket either side of the bag which is generously sized so should fit most bottle brands or drinks bottles. A small front pocket gives you somewhere to put your phone or keys for quick access rather than losing them in the main compartment.
The bag isn't just practical but it looks great too, it is made from a wipe-clean material in a subtle camouflage print and (before you fill it up) is really light, weighing in at just over 600 grams. Backpack straps mean that you can carry it yourself or attach it to the buggy. This is one of my favourite things about this bag, and something I haven't come across before in any previous bags I have had - stroller straps! This is such a simple idea, but complete genius. Depending on your buggy, you may not have a very big storage basket underneath and the Paxwell is a big bag; there is a clip on each arm of the straps which undo so that you can clip the bag to the handlebar of your buggy.
This bag holds everything I need it to and I don't need to fight to shut it, the pockets and details are well thought out and practicality has been put first. It is comfortable to wear with its padded mesh-lined straps and it serves its purpose perfectly. The Paxwell Easy-Access Backpack measures 35.5cm long x 16.5cm wide x 38cm high and can be purchased directly from Skip Hop, who ship worldwide.
Skip Hop are a wonderfully innovative producer of superbly stylish products for babies and young children - and their parents. If you haven't got a young family, they will really make you wish you had! They make wonderful gifts, always superb quality and products that are functional, practical and superbly designed. This reversible playmat is no exception - as soon as I got it out of the packaging, I was thrilled with it. Perfect for today's homes, when we never seem to have space for everything, this doubles the choices for stylish, baby-safe floor covering. During the day, children will love the colourful, child-friendly pattern; once the children are in bed, turn the mat over to the modern décor zigzag print. Completely PVC-free, the easy-care foam mat provides a jumbo-size cushioned play space that works equally well in the living room, bedroom or playroom. It's really thick and provides a comfortable soft surface for playing and the generous size (2.18 m x 1.32 m x 1.27 cm) makes it ideal for those first toddler steps. It lies flat with no curling edges to be a hazard, and there's plenty of room to have lots of toys out. Simply roll it up for convenient transport and storage (there's a velcro strap to fasten it); on a practical note, it wipes clean easily and is a great way to protect your carpets. It's comfortable for adults to sit on too! If you have laminate floors, the comfort, softness and warmth are a definite bonus.
The mat features a colourful (but not overly bright, making it a relaxing background) world map so children can see where all the continents are. It's decorated with stylish images of friendly animals, transport, geographical features and dotted lines for children to track and follow with their own vehicles, on land and sea. It's really stimulating, for babies up to older children, with plenty to talk about in the pictures. There are so many opportunities for imaginative play' adding even more to the versatility of this super product. I think this would make a superb mat for grandparents to keep at their house - they can use it as a stylish mat and then flip it over when grandchildren come to play. A superb quality item, durable and well made with so many practical aspects - we highly recommend it! Buy yours direct from Skip Hop - and make sure you have a good browse around the rest of the site while you're there!
Skip Hop MOBY® & Friends Silicone Soap Sudsy
This lovely blue octopus bathtime friend is ideal for babies and toddlers. The 2-in-1 design means it dispenses soap at the same time as gently massaging little ones from head to toe. An added benefit is that the super-soft silicone bristles work well to soothe cradle cap - and you can fill it with shampoo for easy hair washing. The silicone is naturally mould resistant and it can be hand washed in warm soapy water or in the dishwasher (top rack only). This practical and attractive product makes bathtime even more fun - and it's so much nicer to use than flannels which always seem to get slimy far too quickly. It has an eco benefit too, as you can buy large refill packs of soap to fill it, to cut down on your use of plastics. It's really easy to refill, too, with a large opening to avoid mess and waste. A practical product, one with plenty of child-appeal, thanks to the friendly octopus styling, and easy to use.
Skip Hop tell us: "At Skip Hop, we re-think, re-energize and re-engineer products to infuse joy. Endlessly curious, we're constantly questioning functionality, form and design. As a global lifestyle brand, our core philosophy begins and ends with "Must-Haves Made Better" — an unwavering passion for well-curated, smartly designed essentials for parents, babies and toddlers." Buy here from Skip Hop.