As any Mom can attest to, deciding which baby gear to use can be quite overwhelming. Especially for the first-time pregnant mom who may not even know what kind of gear she’s going to need.
I distinctly remember the complete and utter clueless feeling I had when pregnant with my daughter and trying to figure out what kind of diaper bag to get or baby carrier to use. Help! If you’re anything like me, you may have to go through a few types of products to find the one that’s right for you and your baby. But that’s all part of the process, right?
As Contributing Editor to the Mom Central Baby blog, I’m very lucky to get the chance to review cool and hip baby products. Which is why I’m thrilled to tell you about kokopax. Founded in 2007 by Sarah Spoor, a Mom of four young children (wow!), she put her own immediate needs into action when looking for a way to easily carry her youngest baby, while running after the others!
She had tried other baby carriers and knew what she wanted: something lightweight and stylish (because we all know how burdensome some of these carriers can get)! She handpicked a fantastic line of fabrics and embarked on the journey of producing her own line of baby carriers – go Sarah!
kokopax started as carriers, but now features coordinating diaper bags, totes and sun hats for baby. All pieces go back to the basics of style and comfort. And, for those of you obsessed with celeb Moms like me, Sarah-Jessica Parker, Celine Dion and Angie Harmon, are just a few A-listers toting around kokopax products!
One of the items I received to review with my one-year old son was the Savannah Baby Sun Hat. The collection is made of 100% cotton canvas, with a cool worn-in look and ragged edges. (I love that look on boys – reminds me of the very worn-in baseball hats my husband wears!)
The chin strap is very easy to Velcro together (as so many are difficult to snap or tie) and the Sailor design we reviewed features muted, yet summery cool tones, to match up with any of his outfits. (Check out the picture of Gavin hanging in his new hat last night!) kokopax also features an eco-friendly sun hat, printed using a combination of earth-friendly dyes. Hats come in sizes 6-24 months with a recommended retail price of $19.99.
The kokopax diaper totes are personally my favorite collection. I reviewed the Samantha Diaper Tote in the Watson design. This bag looks anything but something made for toting around diapers! I love the overall look of it – as oversized totes never go out of style. I personally plan on using this for “non-baby” related outings as well!
Made from 100% cotton canvas, it also features a water-resistant lining (thank goodness!) and lots of interior pockets for storing all those bottles, snacks, lotions and toys. In addition to the Watson fabric, the Samantha tote is available in four custom designs. Totes have a recommended retail price of $99.99.
We are thrilled to offer a special giveaway of a kokopax Diaper Tote to one lucky Mom Central reader! Here are the details.
This giveaway is now closed.
Also, Mom Central readers will receive 10% off their order from the kokopax website! Simply enter the code momcentral2011 at check out to receive your discount. (Offer expires December 31, 2011.)
Disclosure: Mom Central received a kokopax sun hat and diaper tote to review to help facilitate this review, and a diaper tote to giveaway.