Skip Hop Splash: The Functional and Attractive Bottle Drying Rack
For a long time I resisted the idea of using a designated drying rack for my son Travis’s bottles because it seemed like yet another baby-centric product parents could do without. (We were doing fine without a Diaper Genie and wipes warmer, so why stop there?) But it became apparent that using our dish rack, then a Tupperware container to hold his bottles (and their various parts, from the cap, the nipple to the venting valves) wasn’t exactly practical, especially when we were washing bottles several times a day. The bottle accessories got lost easily in our dish rack and day-old water had to be dumped out from the Tupperware lest it contaminated the newly-washed bottles. Ick. So I decided to give Skip Hop’s Splash Bottle Drying Rack ($28) a try.
The easy assembly — the top section attaches to the bottom plate via a notch hole — scored it points from the get-go. And after several days’ use, I begrudgingly admit that having all the bottles drying and stored in one easy-to-access place has made the whole feeding/bottle-washing rigmarole in our household a little easier, which means a lot for a set of busy parents barely able to keep up with an active 1-year-old. The rack holds up to nine bottles and cups, all of the parts and includes a bottle brush.
Sure, it is still a pain to wash baby bottles, but at least now they’ve found a new stylish home — one that Mom can live with — on the kitchen countertop.
Other great feeding-related products from Skip Hop include:
- Chow ($24) – holds up to 12 baby food jars in a spinning carousel
- Palette Plate ($28) – a plate that separates food into three resealable compartments, a main plate/bowl area, plus room for a beverage
- Mate ($20) – a sectioned plate that attaches to a stay-put mate and includes utensils