Skip Hop unveiled over 80 new products at ABC Kids this year and they greatly expanded their bedding offerings with five new patterns and a super smart crib bumper alternative - the "Complete Sheet."The patent-pending Complete Sheet is a standard fitted sheet but the twist is that the sides have a different and larger pattern than the top to give the illusion of a decorative bumper. In their press release Skip Hop cited a research survey of 850 parents showing that 30% didn't want a bumper as part of their crib bedding. I think all baby bedding companies have been slow (or stubborn) to pick up on this desire, but I was very glad to see Skip Hop putting its design thinking cap on to address it.
The Complete Sheet comes in 7 designs (Lattice will be available in two colors) and will be in stores in November selling for $24 or $120 for a coordinated 4-piece set including the sheet, crib skirt, blanket and wearable blanket.
(Images 1-4 Carrie McBride. Images 5-8 Skip Hop)