Skip Hop: Modern Style Meets Function

In the world of kids gear, Skip Hop products are everywhere. The popular company makes everything from backpacks and lunch bags to clothing and toys for babies and kids. But it all started with a diaper bag in 2003. Husband and wife team Ellen and Michael Diamant, who were new parents at the time, struggled to find a diaper bag that wasn't pink or baby blue. Realizing their options were limited, Ellen designed a bag for on-the-go city life called the Duo Diaper Bag. It remains one of the company's most popular items. From there, Skip Hop expanded to make changing pads, kids' mealtime items, activity gyms, and more. It wasn't long before the company became a leader in the baby- and kid-gear industry. Here are some of Skip Hop's fun and functional offerings.

Zoo Collection

Got a little animal lover? Skip Hop's wildly popular Zoo Collection offers entire sets of matching items, featuring 25 adorable creatures, including a panda, an owl, a butterfly, and a dinosaur. Starting from the days a newborn can practice tummy time on Skip Hop's popular activity gym until they are ready to roll their own luggage, the Zoo collection is a popular choice for all ages.

This line is especially a favorite once kids are off to school. Kids can pick a favorite animal and leave the house with a matching backpack, lunch bag (a.k.a. "lunchie"), and water bottle every morning. (Some animal designs can be purchased as a full set.)

Meal time continues to be fun at dinner with a placemat and matching utensils.

Diaper Bags

Skip Hop got its start with diaper bags and is still known for making some of the most functional and stylish ones out there. You may not realize it until you're stuck somewhere with no changing table in sight and need to do some improvising, but these carry-all bags can become a mom's best friend. (It'll certainly be going everywhere baby goes for the first few years.) These durable diaper bags come in a variety of patterns, colors, sizes, and styles that both moms and dads love. Whether you prefer a backpack, a messenger bag, or a hobo—in a classic solid color or with an eye-catching pattern like their signature chevron—Skip Hop has you covered.

What the bags all have in common are features that make them extra functional, like cushioned changing pads, non-slip stroller straps, and lots of pockets for bottles, cups, and other extras, such as that emergency snack or favorite toy. Some styles, like the Duo Signature Diaper Bag and the Forma Backpack, even have dedicated spots for tablets and laptops. Skip Hop also offers many accessories to go with the diaper bags, like wet/dry bags and pacifier holders.

Bath Items

Skip Hop's theme of fun and function continues with its bath line. With its blue whale Moby, Skip Hop is there to assist parents at bath time. Whether its a handy spout cover to prevent a child from hitting their head or a bath thermometer to make sure the water is just right, Moby will become a favorite bath time companion for both mom and baby.