Skip Hop Review- 10.08.06
Skip Hop ~ it’s not just for babies and parents. Well it is, and they make great Home and Nursery Essentials for the Modern Parent, but when I got my hands on some samples, i knew it had far more potential! So, i’m sure you’ve seen the Splash making its rounds around the the design blogs for its gorgeous design by Scott Henderson (former head of Smart Design and member of the MINT collective, you probably know his work on OXO kitchen products)… but what happens when your baby outgrows these designer goods? (or if you’re like me, and not quite ready for baby making, but love the design?) The Red Splash is for bottle drying, and the Toolbox is for diapers… would you have guessed if i hadn’t told you? More thorough reviews and tons of images after the jump.
But, seriously, anything that is baby proof, is probably art proof. (The thickness and high quality of the plastics used impressed me) Skip Hop’s products are in a unique realm of Parenting Products… they are actually useful before or after parenting… and incredibly well designed as well. So if you’re looking for baby shower presents, these are some they won’t have to give away when the kid grows up… not to mention the packaging is as well designed as the products themselves (see images below).
Here is how they show the Splash and Toolbox being used by parents…
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The Splash is your ideal drying rack for bottles, nipples, straws and all that other baby paraphernalia- even has a detachable drip tray and bottle brush built into the center. Its a beautiful piece and really adds some life to your kitchen… BUT it’s also great for drying those odd sized glasses, nalgenes, shot glasses, and those smaller items that just fall to the bottom of traditional drying racks and stay wet. The handy bottle brush is also as handy for glasses as it is for bottles.
The Toolbox is a diaper caddy, perfectly fit for up to a dozen diapers on top, and all your creams, ointments, cotton balls, baby powder, wipes, you name it. It even has removable pockets on the two sides, and 2 drawers (that feel more like 4, since they open into 4 spaces, two on each side)… BUT it is also perfect for CD’s on top, pens+markers+xacto knives on the sides, NOTCOT business cards fit PERFECTLY in the drawers, random cables, external HD’s, etc.
Love their strong, bold, playful packaging.