Since having E last year, I’ve bought a lot of baby bibs. For one thing, it took us a long time to figure out just how bad the staining was with sweet potato (never, ever ever use white bibs when your child is a messy eater), as well as sheer forgetfulness on my part to stick spare ones in the bag on our way out. The fact that they came in ridiculously cute designs merely added fuel to the fire, and sure “They’re only four euro”, the ever-lasting Penney’s trap, was at play at the same time. I’ve bought them in varying quality; some would be nearly considered disposable, others (the amazing wipe clean ones from Tommy Tippee) considered lifesavers and essential items. I’ve always had a soft spot for the multiple designs though, bandana bibs can truly make an outfit, they are full on baby accessories. So, when I got the chance to review some of the wonderful Funky Giraffe Bibs, I jumped at it.
I got to pick out some designs on the website which I liked – this was the hard part, as there were so many that I fell in love with. In the end, the ones below were the ones I chose (apart from one which was sold out so I got two seahorse bibs) – designs that I felt would fit in with the outfits E had, while also not being the same as everyone else. From reading the blurb on the website, and other reviews (these have been a major hit in one of the parenting Facebook groups I’m in), I was glad to see that these weren’t just a look pretty product – the fleecy back would also stand up against the endless drool fountain that is my sons mouth, stopping a rash occurring on his little neck from the irritation.
The package arrived promptly, and straight away we tried the first one on – blue with seahorses. The colours were vibrant, the fabric soft and with two clasps at the back so that E couldn’t rip it off – not a fan of things on his head or his neck, so the velcro ones are useless in this house – they also had staying power. For the rest of the day he drooled to his hearts content and unlike others it didn’t need to be replaced, and still looked deadly, with one or two people we ran into that day asking where I’d gotten it and commenting that it was very unique.
They also wash well – E being an absolute messer especially when it comes to food, and having rediscovered food and snacking like it’s going out of fashion, means that any bib he wears inevitably winds up stained or with food dried onto it. Having gotten an Ella’s Kitchen red Smoothie dripped onto it, as well as those wonderfully vibrant orange carrot stick crisps that always leave a stain, I was expecting it to come out a little bit marked, but it all washed out leaving the print on them intact and as nice as it was beforehand, no need for hand washing or washing at a cooler temperature. Definite winner.
Overall, I’m really happy with the set that we received and will definitely be picking up some more and recommending them – there are so many cute designs that its hard not to. One thing I’m really happy about is the fact that they’re global with online stores in the UK, Australia, Italy, Spain and France. my cousin who just had her gorgeous baby boy last week is in Australia and since they have a store over there, I’m able to order her some really cute stuff and not have to pay the massive postage and pray it doesn’t get lost in the post from Ireland.The difficult bit is going to be choosing which bibs to send her…
So now that I’m after pointing out how ridiculously cute they are, you might be pleased to know that Funky Giraffe have very kindly offered my readers the chance to win a set of TEN bandana bibs from their website – that should keep you going for a while. For your chance to win this fantastic prize, you need to
– Like Four Walls, Rainy Days on Facebook
– Like Funky Giraffe Bibs on Facebook
– Leave a comment below or on this post on the Four Walls, Rainy Days Facebook Page , telling me what kind of designs you find cutest on baby clothes.
Competition closes Friday 17th July at midnight 🙂 Winner will be emailed and named on the blog.
Best of luck!