Pre-marriage and subsequent baby in the carriage, I considered myself tragically hip — and, yes, maybe somewhat enslaved to trendy footwear. In fact, as a New York City single twenty-something, I even went so far as to fork over one entire paycheck for a pair of Jimmy Choo stilettos. Fortunately for both my pocketbook and husband, I am currently comfortably ensconced in my role as sensible mommy and my days of flagrant spending on trendy must-haves are behind me.
But I know there are many moms who, like me, are not quite ready to sport “mom jeans” and oversized sweatshirts. Moms who still long to be — within budget and reason — just a bit trendy and even get their little babies and kids decked out in fabulous threads and gear. I know I may sound superficial, but sometimes funky diaper bags may be just the thing that can reinvigorate a mom who feels kind of like she’s lost her zing since having kids and restore that mischievous twinkle in her eye. So if you’re an urban, diaper-bag-toting mama in need of a little bling, keep reading for Babyriffic Trendy Mommy Must Haves that will make you feel “divalicious” and a Swagalicious Giveaway! Even though I have no babies– I am all about fabulous, babycessories- that will make life with a tot in tow -easier and infinitely better! Here are a few of my favorite things!
Being a parent in 2017 is truly like being in a candy store– I love that there is such a plethora of eclectic and tech savvy gadgets and tools that not only appeal to kids, but help make parenting them a whole lot safer, easier and yes incredibly more stylish! Here are a few of the things I’m finding swoonworthy in the parenting space and the best part- I’m giving them all away to one lucky reader!
The Lassig Green Label Mix ‘n Match diaper bag is roomy enough for all your picnic essentials. This durable and lightweight bag is made from recycled plastic bottles and comes with three sets of straps to provide ultimate versatility. It also includes a water-repellent changing mat and built-in wet pocket to prepare parents for any excursion with the little one. Available in two fun new colors: Ocean Blue and Strawberry. MSRP: $169.99. Available online at www.lassigusa.com
Keep all of your picnic munchies from being crushed or mushed with Snack in the Box. This cool snack container features two separate chambers that each hold 6 ounces of your favorite dry snack. Snack in the Box is BPA and Phthalate free and helps with portion control so you don’t eat more than you planned. For ages 3 years+. MSRP: $9.99. Available online at DrinkintheBox.com
Quickly clean up sticky hands and faces with the Chemical-free & Reusable Hand & Face Cleaning set from Baby Care by e-cloth. Unlike other wipes, parents can rest assured that they are safely cleaning baby’s precious skin without the use of any chemical additives, fragrances and dyes because it only uses water and the cloth! Available in three case design. For Birth +. MSRP: $29.99. Available online at www.ecloth.com/Baby-Care-by-
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