Happy Daddy’s Day we’ve got the perfect gifts for all dads and a Skip Hop Diaper bag giveaway!

Congrats to our winner Aura!!

It’s Father’s Day again… wasn’t it just Mother’s Day, my husband’s birthday, my baby sitter’s anniversary, my doggie’s birthday…so many days to celebrate and commemorate- I seriously cannot keep up financially or mentally-I am probably one of the worst people when it comes to remembering special days like birthdays and anniversaries.

But being that Father’s Day is a national holiday that is almost impossible to forget–just walk into any CVS pharmacy or Hallmark and you’ll be inundated with stuffed doggies with large almond brown eyes dressed in t-shirts that scream–I Love Dad and overwhelmed by the abundance of cards- snarky- sweet and overly sentimental– the latter is what I usually choose for my hubby (I always like to get a good tearing up form him on such auspicious occasions.

So once you’ve picked out the card, stuffed animal, wallet, tie or Black and Decker whatchamacallit manly man tool–which are my must-haves-(if you have any good gift-giving ideas, please e-mail me or post your comments, I’d love to give my husband something a little different this year) Check out all these great activities your kids can do with their favorite guy, DAD.


Give the gift of playtime this Father’s Day with Pleygo, an online sharing service for Legos.

Want to surprise dad with the best gift that keeps on giving?  Give him the gift of Pleygo!  Pleygo is a brand new innovative service (the Netflix of Legos!) which provides kids and adults around unlimited access to the world of Lego at a minimal cost.

 A favorite pastime for many dads and their kids is Legos. Many dads built Lego creations as kids and now get to have fun with their own kids.  Playing with Legos together gives dad and kids time to bond and create.  In a world of increasing virtual games, many classic toys are being pushed aside for tablet and video games.  Lego sets continue to be one of the most popular toys among kids of all ages with 72% of families in the US owning at least one set. Lego has been proven to help children to develop their imagination, concentration and problem solving skills.  Pleygo just introduced a gifting option for Father’s Day; give dad the gift of Unlimited Lego sets for 3-12 months! http://www.pleygo.com/pricing/


A brand-new e-book written by award-winning author and producer Maureen Connolly, “Ready, Set, Baby!” is a watch and learn guide to baby’s first year and the perfect gift for a new dad or dad-to-be.

“Ready, Set, Baby!” is the definitive and essential guide to becoming an informed, empowered, and confident new parent. Featuring an all-star cast of five leading childcare experts and an award-winning author, this digital-first resource includes 80 how-to videos, photo slideshows, and interactive guided tours—it’s truly the modern alternative to your parents’ paperback. The keys to raising a happy, healthy baby are right at your fingertips!

 A baby book that brings the latest in interactive education to your fingertips.  “Ready, Set, Baby!” is a fully interactive book available for the iPad, iPhone, Nook, Kindle and via the web that features  instructional videos, an easy-to-navigate interface, a pop-up glossary of terms, safety guidelines, and product suggestions. It offers comprehensive information and advice from five leading baby experts on breastfeeding, sleep, car seat installation, baby care, infant development, and pediatrics.

Ready, Set, Baby! is currently being offered at 50% off for Father’s Day ($4.99.) and there are easy gifting links for the App Store and Kindle versions on the website.


Skip Hop’s Via Messenger is a great gift for dad!

An amazingly organized and functional diaper bag with a super sleek style, the bag has spots for everything dad and baby need when they hit the road. There are bottle pockets, compartments for food, cups, toys and more. There’s also a special pocket protected by Agion® antimicrobial lining which helps reduce odor-causing bacteria. The Via Messenger also includes Shuttle Clips; a unique strap and fastening system that allows the Via to attach neatly and conveniently to the handlebars of any stroller and then convert into a cool, hip messenger-style diaper bag. When attached to the stroller, you can leave the shoulder strap attached or remove it for a cleaner look.

 And two TOTALLY honorable  Skip Hop Diaper bag mentions….That any dad would adore

The Duo Luxe French Stripe ($64.00) and Duo Chevron ($58.00) diaper bags boast all of the features of the classic Duo, Skip Hop’s original diaper bag, including a multitude of pockets to keep everything organized, a changing pad for on-the-go convenience as well as Skip Hop’s patented Shuttle Clips.

With a chic European-inspired french stripe pattern, the Duo Luxe French Stripe includes an adjustable shoulder strap and rolled handles, helping mom tote all of baby’s items in style and the wipe-clean fabric helps protect against any small spills or dirt.  Introduced to celebrate Skip Hop’s 10th anniversary, the bag will only be available for a limited time.  The stylish Duo Chevron features a modern grey and white chevron pattern that is up to date with all of the new trends!

 Skip Hop’s Versa expandable diaper bag is now available in a sophisticated and vibrant sketch diamond pattern ($70.00).  Made from a soft lightweight material, Versa includes 11 pockets in all and a quick zip down the center provides over 20% more storage capacity.  Like all Skip Hop diaper bags, Versa hangs neatly on the stroller and can be worn over the shoulder.

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And because I LOVE my daddy readers I am giving one lucky dad a chance to win a Skip Hop Duo Chevron diaper bag $58.00 !!!For a chance to nab this for yourself, leave a comment on this blog post with your must-have baby accessory. For a second entry you can Like The Staten Island Family on facebook and for a third entry you can follow @MelissaSChapman on twitter and retweet this giveaway! For a fourth entry you can follow MelissaSChapmanwriter on Instagram and for a fifth entry you can like MelissaSChapman on Pinterest. Good luck! Giveaway ends June 13th!


  1. Hannah J says:

    I have to have my son’s sophie giraffe at all times. he’s teething really bad

  2. Hannah J says:

    I liked you on facebook!

  3. Dawn S. says:

    You can’t go wrong with a musical swing for baby!

  4. Victoria Jorgenson says:

    Our favorite baby accessory is our Britax B-Agile stroller system. It’s so easy to use and pretty stylish too! I absolutely love it! :)

  5. Jenn McClearn says:

    my son’s must have accessories are his binkie and his “bankie” blanket :)

  6. Jenn McClearn says:

    I like you on Facebook :)

  7. naomi c says:

    our favorite so far is our wubbanub – that pacifier goes anywhere and everywhere

  8. naomi c says:

    i like on facebook

  9. naomi c says:

    i am following on pinterest

  10. naomi c says:

    following with twitter and tweeted: https://twitter.com/delightcreative/status/342666132135763968

  11. caitlin tate says:

    burp clothes!

  12. Shannon F says:

    My must-have baby accessory is a baby carrier. It allowed me to get things that I needed to do done while comforting my baby. I loved it!

    Shannon F.

  13. Shannon F says:

    I already liked The Staten Island Family on facebook. (Shannon Faith)

    Shannon F.

  14. Shannon F says:

    I follow @MelissaSChapman on twitter. (@Michigan_Mama)

    Shannon F.

    • Shannon F says:

      I forgot to say I tweeted about the giveaway. https://twitter.com/Michigan_Mama/status/342743108800348160

  15. Shannon F says:

    I follow Melissa Chapman on Pinterest. (Shannon Faith)

    Shannon F.

  16. Amy says:

    My daughters cloth diapers and her wubbanub!!! Must haves!!!

  17. Amy says:

    Fb like!!!

  18. Cassandra Eastman says:

    My must have baby accessory is the Boba wrap, so helpful for getting things done around the house!

  19. Cassandra Eastman says:

    I liked the Staten Island Family on facebook!

  20. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Following on twitter as @eastman928, shared – https://twitter.com/eastman928/status/342815739662716928

  21. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Following on pinterest – eastman520

  22. Cassandra Eastman says:

    Following on instagram as eastman928!

  23. Jenny Guerra says:

    Britax Boulevard, good camera, and my Kate Spade diaper bag that looks a little silly on my husband

  24. Jenny Guerra says:

    FB like

  25. Jenny Guerra says:

    Following on Pinterest

  26. jeannine s says:

    a ergobaby carrier

  27. jeannine s says:

    follow on twitter and retweed @mellanhead

  28. jeannine s says:

    like you on facebook (jeannine drenchek-scavo)

  29. jeannine s says:

    follow you on pinterest as mellanhead

  30. jeannine s says:

    follow you on instagram as mellanhead

  31. Olivia Rubin says:

    Hmm. A must have baby item would be the crib, along with the stroller, and car seat and changing table. We have nothing. Are looking on Craigslist for furniture and searching yard sales. She is due Oct 1st.

  32. Olivia Rubin says:

    I follow The Staten Island Family on FB as Olivia Rubin

  33. Olivia Rubin says:

    I follow on twitter as @OliviaAbby and tweeted


  34. Olivia Rubin says:

    I follow on Instagram as OliviaTheServiceDog

  35. Olivia Rubin says:

    I follow on Pinterest as http://pinterest.com/abbyrubin/

  36. Rachel says:

    gotta have diapers of some sort!

  37. Rachel says:

    I like you on FB.

  38. Rachel says:

    I’m following you on twitter and retweeted your giveaway tweet.

  39. Lacey Burd says:

    My boppy is my must have accessory!

  40. Lacey Burd says:

    I liked you on FB (Lacey Jenkins Burd)

  41. Lacey Burd says:

    Following you on twitter (@Lacers522) and I tweeted https://twitter.com/Lacers522/status/343562390383779841

  42. Lacey Burd says:

    I follow you on Instagram (Lacers522)

  43. Lacey Burd says:

    I follow you on Pinterest (Lacey522)

  44. Cheryl says:

    A stroller–to be able to take long walks outside.

  45. Cheryl says:

    Liked on FB: Cheryl R…

  46. Lola Davidson says:

    My must have baby accessory is my baby carrier. I have the Lillebaby carrier

  47. Cheryl says:

    Followed on pinterest.com/cherylsfunlist/

  48. Lola Davidson says:

    I follow you on Facebook as Lola Davidson

  49. Dawn Monroe says:

    My husbands must have is babywipes, he uses those things like they are going out of style.

  50. Dawn Monroe says:

    I liked the Staton Island Family on facebook. Dawn Monroe

  51. Dawn Monroe says:

    I follow on twitter @dawnmonroe83

  52. Heather McKenzie Carter says:

    Must have baby accessory is a really great carrier- I prefer the beco or babyhawk. :)

  53. Heather McKenzie Carter says:

    I liked the Staten Island Family on Facebook (Heather Mckenzie Carter)

  54. Heather McKenzie Carter says:

    I tweeted- https://twitter.com/11_CrazyCarters/status/343953407977070592

  55. Heather McKenzie Carter says:

    I am following on Instagram! (HeatherCarter1215)

  56. Heather McKenzie Carter says:

    I am following on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/carterfamily712

  57. Lauren says:

    must have is a pacifier

  58. Shawndra Befort says:

    Any object that is keeping baby happy at the time; toy, blanket, book, etc. I also think extra diapers

  59. Shawndra Befort says:

    Like on FB as Shawndra Befort and following on Pinterest as sbefort35

  60. kelly says:

    I’m still pregnant so I don’t have a must have yet, but I’m hoping to baby wear.

  61. Aura says:

    tiny love take along mobile it’s great – you can clip it to almost anything and entertained my babies on cartrips

  62. Aura says:

    facebook fan

  63. Aura says:

    twitter follower @Aahaft

  64. amanda randolph says:

    I would say a pacifier!!

  65. Teresa Thompson says:

    Our must have is a sling.

  66. Teresa Thompson says:

    Facebook-Teresa Thompson

  67. Teresa Thompson says:

    Twitter follower-@Superneena1

  68. Teresa Thompson says:


  69. Teresa Thompson says:

    Pinterest follower-pinterest.com/superneena1

  70. nicole says:

    we have to have mam pacifiers!

  71. Christian Alejandro says:

    I’d have to say a pacifier! It can really come in handy!

  72. Christian Alejandro says:

    I liked your page on facebook (Christian Alejandro)

  73. Christian Alejandro says:

    I follow you on twitter (@lieutcrunch17).

  74. Christian Alejandro says:

    I follow you on Pinterest (lieutcrunch27)

  75. Amy Tolley says:

    my must have is a night night…nemo…god forbid we leave without it….

  76. Amy Tolley says:

    followed you on facebook under amy tolley

  77. Amy Tolley says:

    followed you on twitter under @AmylynnTolley thanks

  78. Amy Tolley says:

    https://twitter.com/AmylynnTolley/status/345151395135119361 shared on twitter thanks

  79. Amy Tolley says:

    http://pinterest.com/amytolley/boards/ followed you on pinterest and left my link thanks

  80. Abby Caraway says:

    Not sure yet. Expecting in September. I received a baby carrier and am told that will be a life saver.

    Dearabbyr at aol dot com

  81. Abby Caraway says:

    I liked your Facebook as Abby Caraway

    Dearabbyr at aol dot com

  82. Diana Hatch says:

    I love the bumbo seat

  83. Robyn R says:

    Our must have accessory is wipes…lots of wipes for messy kids and parents.

  84. Robyn R says:

    Follow on twitter @coolestmommy

    Tweet: https://twitter.com/Coolestmommy/status/345189509589250048

  85. Robyn R says:

    Follow on Instagram at Coolestmommy

  86. Robyn R says:

    Pinterest follow – coolestmommy

  87. nicole w says:

    must have baby accessory is defiantly my boppy great for nursing or for napping or tummy time

  88. nicole w says:

    i like SIF on fb as nicole weiss

  89. nicole w says:


  90. nicole w says:

    following on pinterest as nicole weiss

  91. Adrianne B says:

    My must-have baby accessory was the Maya Wrap sling!

  92. Adrianne B says:

    I am a fan on Facebook as Adrianne Braun

  93. Adrianne B says:

    I follow on Pinterest as Adrianne Braun

  94. Adrianne B says:

    I follow on Twitter as @adriannebraun and tweeted: https://twitter.com/adriannebraun/status/345205262677835779

  95. Stacey says:

    Mine is a stroller. Gotta have it!

  96. shirley says:

    Wipes, we use for so many things.

  97. L says:

    My favorite baby accessory is probably my sling or wrap carrier.

  98. shirley says:

    Like The Staten Island Family on facebook -Shirley emitt

  99. shirley says:

    Follow you on twitter

  100. shirley says:

    Follow on pinterest-http://pinterest.com/countrynest411/pins/

  101. Marcia Goss says:

    A stroller is a must-have baby accessory.

  102. Marcia Goss says:

    I like you on Facebook. (Marcia Goss)

  103. Marcia Goss says:

    I follow on Twitter @mgoss123.

  104. Marcia Goss says:

    Follow on Pinterest.

  105. Olivia L says:

    My must have baby accessory would be some kind of a wrap or carrier. With 2 or more kids, it’s a definite must!

  106. Olivia L says:

    I liked The Staten Island Family on facebook as Olivia Lasting.

  107. Marcia Goss says:

    I follow on Instagram.

  108. Olivia L says:

    I follow @MelissaSChapman on twitter and retweeted this giveaway

  109. Olivia L says:

    I follow MelissaSChapman on Pinterest as OliviaLasting

  110. Claire says:

    a stroller.

  111. Anne Perry says:

    ergo baby carrier is a must have

  112. Anne Perry says:

    . For a second entry you can Like The Staten Island Family on facebook
    anne e perry

  113. Anne Perry says:

    third entry you can follow @MelissaSChapman on twitter @missanneperry

  114. Anne Perry says:

    instagram follow perryannee

  115. Anne Perry says:


  116. Must have accessory right now is the binky!! Do NOT ever forget the binky!!

  117. FB follower as CGruning

  118. Darlene Owen says:

    My must have accessory is a pacifier.

  119. Darlene Owen says:

    I like The Staten Island Family on facebook

  120. Darlene Owen says:

    I follow MelissaSChapman on twitter and retweet this giveaway!

  121. Darlene Owen says:

    I like MelissaSChapman on Pinterest.

  122. Joy N says:

    I used my maya ring sling with all three kids and still use it, that is my baby must have

  123. Katie AB says:

    Our must haves are our baby swing, wipe warmer and boppy

  124. Rhian says:

    You must always have the pacifier!

  125. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says:

    Gotta have teething beads!

  126. I could never live without my boppy.

  127. Follow on twitter @katekaboodle

  128. Follow on instagram (katekaboodle)

  129. Follow on pinterest (plaidtoaster)

  130. Callista Lofton says:

    My jogging stroller has gotten the most use by far out of everything we own!

  131. Melissa Myers says:

    Sippy cups save my life. A million times over.

    Also, I followed you on instagram and pinterest (username on both is missaec), followed you on Twitter (username is MelissaLary), and liked you on Facebook (Melissa Myers — My last name changed last year!).

  132. Brandi says:

    I must have a pacifier clip!

  133. Whitney says:

    I liked on facebook (Whitney Panetta)
    I followed and retweeted (@lookbtwnthelnes https://twitter.com/lookbtwnthelns/status/346656260701163521)
    I followed on Instagram (whitneywpanetta)
    I followed on Pinterest (whitneypanetta)

    LOVE this!! I am dying to win!

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