Tis the season for baby showers and we are sharing our must-have baby gifts and a Skip Hop 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. And being that everyone I know is pregnant or trying to get pregnant, or just had a baby-  here are a few of my favorite things especially if you are in the market for a baby shower gift and have  not had a baby in a while and therefore have NO clue what all the new moms are raving about.

At the very least, these babycessories are guaranteed to get that mama to be focused on something other than her very swollen calves!


Skip Hop’s Grab & Go stroller organizer keeps drinks cool or hot and essentials ready- to- go.  An insulated beverage and essentials caddy made of a sturdy neoprene material, it stretches to hold bottles and coffee cups securely, while providing easy access to mom & dad’s most important items. Grab & Go also includes a detachable pouch for errands as well as a headphone port for hands-free calls. Grab & Go’s adjustable velcro straps fit most strollers and can attach to both stroller bars and stroller handles.

Parents can keep baby busy while on-the-go with Skip Hop’s new stroller bar activity toy .  Available in their popular Treetop Friends and Alphabet Zoo themes, the bar velcros on and is perfect for stroller bars and infant carrier handles alike.  Both include developmental activities, multiple tactile fabrics, a teether and a baby-safe mirror that encourages peek-a-boo play and self-recognition. All of these new products are currently available at select retailers and online at www.skiphop.com.

NüRoo Pocket – Great for pre- and full-term newborns up to 15 lbs., the NüRoo Pocket – Black offers full coverage and mobility while you enjoy skin-to-skin contact with your baby. This fashionable, versatile top can be worn as a maternity or postpartum shirt, a carrier or as a nursing top to provide a great look you’ll love. Made of soft, breathable and moisture-wicking polyester and spandex to help keep you both comfortable, the NüRoo Pocket – Black features an inner no-slip pocket that helps your baby stay in the optimal position. The included support belt offers additional support for your baby while you’re on your feet and provides pre- and post-delivery belly support. The Cross & Hug closure provides a custom fit from maternity wear through three months postpartum as your body changes and your baby grows. http://nuroobaby.com/

Crawlings Infant & toddler knee pads for all stages & attitudes! Its a wobbly world and babies need all the help they can get. Their baby knee pads are designed to help protect our kids from the time they start to crawl, walk, and run though the big wide world! They are perfect for indoor use, and even better for the rough and tumble world of the great outdoors. And they’ve got three new kneepads incorporating Liberty of London fabrics which are just to die for cute! http://www.crawlings.com/POOL-DUMP-TRUCK-KNEE-PADS_p_38.html

And their Hair Accessories: are simply brilliant- and unlike any you will find- perfect for baby’s first clip, ponytail and headband http://www.crawlings.com/hair

My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear : Their Monkey Kit includes an adorable brown monkey, a special heartshaped recorder to capture the sound of your baby’s heartbeat in the womb, and a protective vinyl storage bag. The monkey is a very soft fleece like material with poly fiber stuffing, and a velcro closure opening in the back where you can place the recorded heartbeat. “Monk” is approximately 16 inches tall. Get all the information you need about recording your baby’s heartbeat here

This Video shows you how to How to Record Your Baby’s Heartbeat for the
My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear
This video shows you how to assemble My Baby’s Heartbeat Bear

And one lucky reader will win a SKIP HOP Stroller Organizer and a Skip Hop Stroller Bar Activity Toy! For your first entry leave a comment with one reason you NEED these Skip Hop Stroller accessories! For your first entry leave a comment with one reason why you are ready to ROCK out in red! For a second entry you can Follow @MelissaSChapman on Twitter and Retweet this giveaway! For a Third entry you can Like The Staten Island family on facebook!  For a fourth entry you can follow MelissaSChapmanwriter on Instagram and for a fifth entry you can follow @MelissaSchapman on Pinterest Good luck! Giveaway ends May 31st!


  1. crystal froemming says

    With a five month old and an almost four year old keeping the littlest content in the stroller while her brother plays at the park or while I stop to look at something is essential ♥ with two children being organized is a must! We like to visit the county fairs and festivals during the summer, getting everything we need in the stroller where we can find it easily is super helpful while out and about!

  2. Kaitlyn Kuznik says

    I NEED to win this giveaway because me and my boyfriend just found out that we are having a baby this winter so we are trying to get as much baby gear together as we can to save us some money because we also just purchased our first house so our budget is stretched a little too tight right about now. We would absolutely LOVE to win! Please and Thank you!!

  3. valerie says

    i need this because a new baby isn’t going to get much new stuff. with four older half siblings a new baby will get lots of hand me downs…

  4. Shari Taussi says

    I would really love to win this because I am 42 and having my first child. I am starting from scratch because no one in my family has had babies for a whole so I get no hand me downs. I would love to win this because I could really use some help. Thanks! Make me a happy pregnant mommy!!

  5. Dianne Hall says

    This would be great, especially for the summer when we are always at the park or hanging out at the pool

  6. Jessi Randall says

    I need the stroller accessories because we go for walks everyday and I need to organize and my sisters baby needs something to play with, but my toddler might, too!

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