Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Announcing Our Charity Partner - Room to Grow!

Did you know that over 16 million children in the United States live in poverty? That's 22% of all children. A staggering figure that we were surprised by.

At Hoppi Box, we want to help families nurture their babies and give them the best foundation for a healthy and strong future. Through our charity efforts, we aim to also help babies in need. And so we’re thrilled to announce our charity partner, Room to Grow, that will help us with our mission. They are a non-profit organization whose goal is to enrich the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development.  Room to Grow provides low-income families with individualized support, baby items, and referrals to community resources to ensure a healthy and secure start in life for their children.

Through our partnership, we will be donating one toy to a baby in need for each new subscription. 
Together, let’s deliver happy play for a healthy future!

How else you can help?

* Donate your new or nearly new toys for babies 0-3 years old to Room to Grow:

   Room to Grow - New York
   54 West 21st Street, #401
   New York, NY 10010

   Room to Grow - Boston
   142 Berkeley Street
   Boston, MA 02116

   To receive a tax receipt for your donations, please click here for a form that you can include with   
   your donations.

* Donate funds to Room to Grow here.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Hoppi Box Launch Giveaway!

To celebrate our launch, we've partnered up with some of the most amazing brands! Our prize pack is full of must-have items...from playtime to mealtime to bedtime. We've got all the essentials for a happy, healthy baby. So don't miss out!


Hoppi Box is a quarterly toy subscription company that delivers an expert-curated assortment of high quality toys that support a little one’s development, curiosity and imagination.

Hoppi Box Mini Globetrotter Travel Box: a special edition Hoppi Box full of engaging toys and activities for travel. With it's compact size, It's the perfect travel companion that will help make your trips more fun wherever you go.


Mommy’s Bliss helps promote natural health through all of life’s stages with products that are safe, effective and affordable…because all families deserve bliss.

Mommy’s Bliss Gripe Water: a safe and effective all-natural herbal supplement for newborn fussiness and infants' gas relief.
Mommy’s Bliss Night Time Gripe Water: Used to east gas and stomach discomfort occasionally associated with colic while promoting a restful sleep.
Mommy’s Bliss Sweet Slumber Baby Wash: A 3-in-1 natural baby wash enriched with the soothing extracts of lavender, chamomile and ylang ylang.
Mommy’s Bliss Sweet Slumber Lotion: A gentle moisturizing cream used nightly to relax baby for a good night's sleep.
Mommy’s Bliss Sweet Slumber Bedroom Mist: A mist that creates a calm and familiar bedroom environment that prepares baby for a good night sleep.
Mommy’s Bliss Baby Probiotic Drops: Promotes a healthy digestive system and helps with occasional gas.
Mommy’s Bliss Baby Constipation Ease: A natural liquid herbal supplement used to promote regular bowel movements.


Guava Family is a small, dedicated, family oriented company and aspire to make your lives as parents just a little simpler, efficient, and elegant.

Lotus Everywhere Crib: Perfect to use everyday and for your next adventure. So easy to use, you will want to use it everywhere.

Trumpette is a high-end children’s clothing and accessories label providing contemporary and comfortable designs for your little one.

Large baby Schleppbag: Light blue patent PVC bag with baby on front of bag. Who says diaper bags can’t be stylish?
Johnny Single Hanging Pair: One pair of bright high-top tennis shoe baby socks.

Teething jewelry for moms to wear, safe for babies to touch, tug, and chew!

Chewbeads Greenwich Teething Necklace: 100% silicone teething jewelry. Inspired by babies, worn by moms. Safe, durable, and awesome aviator-style rubber sunglasses for your favorite kids!

Safe, durable, and awesome aviator-style rubber sunglasses for your favorite kids!

Original Babiators Sunglasses: Award-winning Babiators Sunglasses for babies and kids feature the most stylish aviator sunglasses for adventurous and fashionable tots.100% UVA and UVB Protection!
Babiators Cloud Case: A sunglass case for your stylin’ Babiators sunglasses - complete with soft lens cloth interior and cool silver carabiner.

Modern and innovative infant/toddler goods that are functional and fun

Lollaland Meal Set: 3-piece mealtime set includes plate, bowl, and dipping cup. BPA-free and phthalate-free.
Lollaland Lollacup: Flexible straw has a weighted end that anchors in the liquid to help young children drink effectively, even when the cup is tilted. BPA-free and phthalate-free.

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Friday, May 8, 2015

The Carousel of Life

It is astounding how much development and growth happens in the 2nd year of life! So many firsts...first steps, first sentences, first time putting on their own shoes, first time riding a tricycle. As much as we love those first moments, we sometimes just want to just stop time.
But today, we are celebrating the evolution of time. Here's peak at Addie's recent 2nd birthday party at a park with beautiful vintage carousel.
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A celebration isn't complete without balloons! You can dress up these giant 3" balloons with colorful DIY balloon tassels.
The custom pink ombre cake was from Susie Cakes. And then we decorated it with an old carousel ornament that was painted gold and a mini DIY pennant flag. The delicious mini cupcakes were courtesy of Cako.
Custom carousel horse cookies by Noah's Sweets. They were so adorable, we almost didn't want to eat these little pieces of art!
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We had a fun DIY sticker party hat station for the toddlers. It was a great engaging activity for them and then they got to wear the new hat they made. You can buy any paper party hat, glue craft paper to the hat and add DIY pom poms to top off the hat!
Photography by Michelle Pamey

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

 Each season brings change and opportunity for growth. Spring is upon us and with it we are thankfully experiencing spring showers, rainbows, beautiful clouds as well as new leaves on bare trees, blossoms, and more. You may have noticed your child's pants seem short and shoes a little tight. Our children are growing also and their skills are blossoming every day. 

This is a good time to reassess expectations at home. Children are so capable…remember to offer more challenges as your child grows. Depending on your child's age, you might start having them dress themselves, put their own shoes on, set the table, feed a pet, make their own bed etc. 

Get more tips on how to help your toddler master new skills.

- Suzette Smith, Head of School at Diablo Valley Montessori