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City Kid Pop Up

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We are bracing ourselves for Hurricane Joaquin now, and hoping for the best. They can't all be like last weekend - it was a beautiful one! Just the right weather for fall soccer and flag football and soaking in the sun but not baking in it. 

Last Saturday, I met up with my college roommate and now, close neighbor. She's soon launching a company in the kids space (exciting!) so we took a stroll over to 501 Union, a Brooklyn-cool event space, to check out the City Kid Pop Up that the team from June & January organized. So many of the brands and products we love on Instagram were there including Freshly Picked, June & January, Polarn O Pyret, Snuggly Ugly, Goose Grease, Lovelane, and so many more.

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June & January hosted the event and we hope there will be many more to come!

Darlings of Instagram, Freshly Picked, brought their popular leather mocs to Brooklyn and parents came from all over the tri-state area to stock up multiple sizes at sample sale prices.

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These silk screened and handmde super hero caps and capes from Lovelane are adorable and a great addition to your dress-up box!

While what we do isn't in the handmade maker space, we get so much inspiration from these artists and have so many ideas for collaborations! Keep watching us for new products in the future!

As a small business owner, it's hard not to have your energy and confidence lag sometimes. So it was a real treat to bump into a very happy SureShop user on the way out of the event - carry on!

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The SureShop at The New York Botanical Gardens

New York CIty, Products, SureShop, TravelSerena NorrComment

The summer is a great time to take advantage of all of the local offerings in NYC. We recently ventured to The New York Botanical Gardens to check out the Frida Kahlo exhibit.

The adventure started when we loaded up our SureShop bag with essentials like diapers, wipes, and tons of snacks. We hung our bright blue SureShop bag over the vibrant Cosatto stroller for easy access to everything we needed.

It was a gorgeous day soaking in a mix of art and exercise as took in the colorful world of Frida Kahlo. Another incredible aspect of the gardens was having the opportunity to learn about so many unique flowers and plants. It was also really cool for the kids as they enjoyed the incredible kids' garden for a fun day of play and wonder.

What adventures are you enjoying with your #SureShop this summer?

The SureShop at Big Deep in Woodstock, NY

Products, Travel, SureShopSerena NorrComment

We hope you that you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend. The weather was wonderful near us where we headed upstate for a mini-vacation to Woodstock, NY.

While we soaked in the town itself and local attractions, one of our favorite places to visit was The Big Deep. A free adventure for you and the kids, you follow a short path that opens up into a swimming hole. The water was very cold but that didn't stop us from going into the clean and shallow water for a mid-day dip. 

With some towels, blankets, and our SureShop bag we loved our day of relaxing and swimming. Even when we don't use a stroller, we find our SureShop bag to be incredibly valuable. The SureShop holds so much, including sunscreen, lunches, a camera and water, and is super lightweight and makes everything easy to access.

We hope that you had a wonderful holiday weekend, and be sure to share the many ways that you #StyleYourSureShop with us on social media!

Brooklyn Adventures with the SureShop

New York CIty, SureShop, Products, Travel, momsSerena NorrComment

Summer in the city is a great way to explore with the kids. In between camps and trips, we love to take the time to re-discover our city, and of course that always means a well-packed SureShop bag filled with snacks, diapers, and bathing suits. We recently took our SureShop bag to DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park for a carefree day of exploring and picture-taking. And, we spent our day not having to worry about our stroller tipping over, even with all our stuff for the day, thanks to our SureShop!

We started our day by checking out the Plexiglass House by Tom Fruin - soaking in the colors and wonder that was set against the backdrop of Manhattan.

We then went to see Jeppe Hein: Please Touch The Art and the collection of mirrors that was also beautiful set amongst the backdrop of Manhattan.

Through the walk and adventure, we loved having our SureShop bag in tow for easy and quick access to snacks, and later our bathing suit for some water play at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The clips on our SureShop kept the bag from tipping the stroller and, after we finished getting our little ones wet, we clipped the suits on the outside so not everything inside got wet!

Here's to endless adventures in your city or town this summer!

How do you #StyleYourSureShop?

SureShop at Downtown Disney

moms, Travel, SureShop, Products, Disney, jog strollerSerena NorrComment

The SureShop bag is super versatile for travel. We were so excited to receive some fun pictures from Chelsea Lanese, a FIT4MOM club owner in Orlando, Florida, who rocked her SureShop bag in Downtown Disney.

Check out her review below and be sure to get your SureShop bag here

I love my bag! I take it everywhere!! It has been so perfect to take to the amusement parks and Downtown Disney. We have our Grand Opening  [FIT4MOM South Orlando] next week and I'm so excited to have it to hold my bands and water.

Here are a few pictures from the first day we got our bag and took it with us to Downtown Disney (now we just keep it in our car to attach to our stroller the second we get the stroller out of the car - just part of our routine now). 

We would love to see how you #StyleYourSureShop! Simply share your pictures with us @HatchThings on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

New York Baby Show Recap

Travel, New York CIty, Products, SureShopSonjie SolomonComment

The New York Baby Show was our first-ever consumer show and it was so great to talk to so many enthusiastic new parents. What a wonderful show. We will definitely be back next year! It is so great to get feedback from the people who will use our products every day.

The crowds were so enthusiastic and even with three people manning our booth at all times, we couldn't catch a breath! We were so excited to demonstrate how the SureShop keeps your umbrella stroller from falling over and also adds lightweight storage to your already heavy jog strollers and heftier models. We also showed families that your can use the SureShop when you don't have the stroller. Secure your SureShop to your luggage when you are traveling, laundry carts and walkers for adults. 

We can't wait to see you all next year! In the meantime, and be sure to stay up-to-date with news, specials and offers from Hatch Things by following us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

SureShop on the Move

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We had an incredible time at the New York Baby Show (complete recap on that soon). As we get ready for summer, we are loving your fun and useful pictures showing us how you #StyleYourSureShop.

 

Check out @fit4mom_monterey who took the #SureShop to the beach! We love how she clipped it on her stroller to soak in the views and get a great workout while toting her exercise gear in our lightweight bag.


I spy a #SureShop bag in use during this Fit4Mom Stroller Strides class in Newark, CA! We are so excited that more and more Fit4Mom instructors are contacting us and telling us that they are recommending our bag to all of their members!

 

Here's a recent special request where a customer asked to have their #SureShop monogrammed. She's going to use it as a handy spare tote when travelling. What do you think? We'd love your suggestions for new colors, patterns and trims! 

 

Here we are exploring NYC with our little one with our #SureShop in tow. We can't wait to explore more of NYC this summer. Where will your SureShop take you?

Love your SureShop? Be sure to share all of the ways you #StyleYourSureShop so that we can share it with our HatchThings community.


SureShop at Brooklyn Bridge Park

New York CIty, Products, SureShop, TravelSerena NorrComment

 

This past weekend we enjoyed exploring Brooklyn, and taking our SureShop to Brooklyn Bridge Park

It was a foggy day, but still amazing to look out onto NYC and see the infamous Manhattan skyline. It was also incredible to soak in these views without having a bag attached to our side. Thanks to the SureShop we could load up on all of our essentials while having our bag nearby that was clipped to our stroller.

With activities all summer (including an amazing pop-up pool), we can't wait to explore more activities and attractions at Brooklyn Bridge Park with our SureShop in tow.

SureShop and Cold Snap Video Review

New York CIty, moms, Products, SureShop, Travel, ColdSnap baby coverSerena NorrComment

We love to see the SureShop and the ColdSnap in action! Recently, we met a Brooklyn mom of two, happily using her SureShop and ColdSnap! She loved how her SureShop kept her stroller standing, and how she could use her ColdSnap to keep her baby snug and warm, whether she used it over her carrier or as a stroller cover. Check out this fun video recap! Please keep sending us your video recaps or pictures of how you #StyleYourSureShop.


SureShop Visits Wave Hill

Products, SureShop, Travel, New York CItySerena NorrComment

The hustle and bustle of life in New York City can be invigorating, but also exhausting. Having refuge to nature is a great way to recharge. Last weekend we did just that when we took a day trip to Wave Hill, a 28-acre public garden and cultural center. 

Located in Riverdale, Wave Hill is an incredible place to take in an afternoon of nature while soaking in the views of the Hudson River and the Palisades. It is also an incredible destination for families where you can enjoy historical tours, arts and crafts, gardening, woodworking, visual arts and much more! 

 

This upcoming weekend, you can enjoy the Family Art Project: Buds, Buds, Buds, an experience with Woodturner Chris Busak and the Fifty Year a Tree Walk

 

With the amount of walking at Wave Hill it was also nice to have our SureShop in tow that we clipped to our Mamas and the Papas stroller. This made it super easy to have access to bottles for our baby, food for the big kids, and finally sun screen for everyone!

Here's to more weekends with nature this spring and summer. If you go to Wave Hill with your SureShop we would love to see how you #StyleYourSureShop as well as pictures of the beautiful views that you experience. 

For hours and location information, please visit: https://www.wavehill.org/visit/