My 19 month old princess, Charlotte, has what I lovingly refer to as ‘giant baby potato head’, meaning that her lack of hair leaves her looking like an overgrown baby-zilla (in a nice way). I am dying for the day I can braid her hair, but alas this seems like a ways off. Even though she lacks flowing locks, though, she has a fuzzy bunch of dark hair that is becoming increasingly unruly. There seemed little point in owning a baby comb or brush until now, and luckily wonderfully innovative company Skip*Hop agreed to send me their Hare baby comb and brush set to try out.
My love affair with all things Skip*Hop began with my purchase of the company’s clever Splash bottle drying rack a few years ago, and I continue to be impressed with the company’s large range of useful and gorgeous products (including their new crib bedding collections,TreeTop Friends and Flower Burst). Charlotte immediately fell in love with the Hare, toddling about with a comb and brush in each hand alternately attempting to comb her own hair, the dog’s, mine, or the carpet. When I showed her the mirror on the base of the rabbit, I swear she started chanting “Mirror mirror in my hand, who’s the prettiest princess in the land?” Her breath, saliva, and lips all left marks on the mirror, she was holding it that close to her face (I really should get that on video). I can personally attest to the durability of the Hare, as the day it arrived was also the day it sailed down the stairs and onto the hardwood floor after it ‘slipped’ from the tiny fingers of a girl who loves to see what happens when things get pushed through the baby gate at the top of the landing. That mirror is, as promised, shatter proof, and I’m happy to report that the Hare had not a scratch on it as a result of its adventure.
We have successfully worked the Hare into our morning and after-bath routine. I love how easy the brush, comb, and mirror are for Charlotte’s little hands as well as my own to hold thanks to their excellent rubber grip. The comb has really smooth teeth without pointy edges, while the brush has nice soft bristles. This Skip*Hop creation is BPA, Phthalate, and PVC free, and was designed for children aged zero and up. My favourite part, though, is how the brush and comb each form one of the rabbit’s ears – the Hare is just so cute!
The Hare is available in orange or green, and costs $20 USD through the Skip*Hop website. Put up your hand if you think the Harewould make an excellent Easter gift!