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Let Your Baby Speak Up with this Bib

January 11th, 2011

I am a boy bibYou remember when I reviewed Clarechen’s Hi Height crib sheet? I also was sent a couple baby speaks bib to review. These bibs are such a clever idea! Holly has been called a boy, even when wearing full-on pink. I’m sure a baby speaks bib would be the perfect solution to preventing the awkward, “actually, she’s a girl,” conversation. We’ve all been there and I think I can safely say we’ve all also been on both sides of that conversation!



BibsThe bibs are cute and great, basic colours. Pink for girls, blue for boys, and yellow with 3 blank conversation bubbles so you can fill in what you want! They’re a soft knit cotton that is fairly absorbent. These bibs make great baby shower gifts. Check ‘em out . – Katie

JelliBee Baby’s super NEAT bibs

November 3rd, 2009

JelliBee2I’ve been writing reviews on Boutique Cafe for almost four years and have four children so it should be no surprise I’ve reviewed quite a few bibs on the Daily Dish. I’m not complaining; I have the messiest kids around and we’re always more than willing to review one. Trust me, we give it a thorough testing in this house! I have my favorites such as the ones by DaBib and OOTS! and today’s review can be added to the list.

JelliBee Baby offers a line of bibs aptly named NEAT that feature the coolest prints (Pop Girl and Purple Ink are my faves) and a style that offers superior coverage without being a full-on straight jacket. JelliBee Baby sent us the Melrose for Livi to test for this review and for once I was anxious to fix a messy meal just so we could slip it on and try it out. Unfortunately Livi’s in this “I’m going to do what I want to do no matter what you want me to do” stage so she refused to wear it. Thank goodness for George who always aims to please and was more than happy to wear it. Even though he’s older than the stated 24 months I wasn’t going to turn down a child who actually asked to wear a bib.

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Our Melrose bib, though not the most manly print for a little boy, did feature the optional clear vinyl pouch—always a great way to catch misdirected food. His arms slipped through easily and the tie-back closure was a cinch. The NEAT bib is lined with 100% organic cotton and is reversible. Ours was the vinyl-faced with catch-all front but you can also find these bibs in fabric-only and clear vinyl-faced front styles. Like I mentioned above, the recommended age is 6 to 24 months but I found it worked just fine for George who’s pre-school age. Not only would it be good at keeping alfredo sauce off his shirt but also finger paints off his non-finger parts.

When mentioning to Jane Schwartz, the woman behind JelliBee Baby, how much George loved the bib she wanted me to let readers know her NEAT bibs really do have a lifespan longer than 18 months. Plus, and this is super exciting, JelliBee Baby will be introducing a line of smocks perfect for 3 to 5 year olds! As we say around here, JelliBee3“Whoo hoo!” Though the $18 price tag seems a little high for a bib, it’s the going rate for a bib that does a superior job at combining style and function and will last through multiple children (i.e., hundreds of breakfasts, lunches, dinners and washings).

JelliBee Baby also offers a line of chic wipes cases, wipes clutches, decorative hangers, booties and wool animals. Every single thing on that site would make a fabulous baby gift for an upcoming baby shower or holiday  stocking stuffer—or a gift to yourself so you have one less shirt to spot with stain remover before washing. —Emily

* Promotion! JelliBee Baby is offering Daily Dish readers 15% off their orders. Simply use code NeatDish when checking out online. Offer expires November 30, 2009.

Fashion Show – Upsiedoodle

October 15th, 2008

upsiedoodle I’m so thrilled to share a new Fashion Show this week on Boutique Cafe. This week we feature the work of designer Becky Brumley of Upsiedoodle. If you’re looking for beautiful quality baby gifts, try Upsiedoodle for that special little tot in your life. I’m in Love with her gorgeous quilted bibs!

Designers Quote:
“I love creating baby gifts that my customers can be proud to give to their friends and family. I have been sewing since I was a child, and fell in love with quilting in my 20’s. After having children, I still needed that creative outlet, but felt overwhelmed at tackling an entire quilt. That’s when my quilted bib was born—still a quilt, but it can be completed in one sitting. I am inspired by bright, modern, and fun prints, and I hope babies enjoy wearing my bibs as much as I enjoy making them.” – Becky

**GIVEAWAY and Promo Code!
Comment on your FAVORITE item from the Upsiedoodle website and we’ll draw a winner on Oct. 27th for a free bib Also…everyone can use the coupon code “grandopening” and get free shipping on the Upsiedoodle website.

Shop Upsiedoodle through their online store, you can also find more offerings in their Etsy Store. Learn more about Becky Brumley via her Blog **Please allow time for the show to load.

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Bibs & Match are comfortable, clean and super cool

August 12th, 2008

Bibs & MatchI swear if it weren’t for moms The Daily Dish wouldn’t have as many cool products to review, and today’s feature is a great example. A very caring mother of two, concerned about the discomfort caused by most bibs and the possibility for strangulation and suffocation, designed a product that helped ease her mind while offering cleanliness, comfort and a pretty high “cool” factor for her children. The product was Bibs & Match, and I have never seen anything like it!

Bibs & MatchThe basic idea behind Bibs & Match is the set’s special design. The bib attaches directly to the onesie via simple snaps and you can detach them easily to replace with a clean one (think snacks in the car on the way to a family party). The bibs have no Velcro, which as we all know often gathers lint and loses its “velcro-ness” after a while. Plus that dang Velcro can get scratchy around your little one’s neck. The patent-pending design is made with soft 100% ring- spun cotton and the prints use 100% non-toxic water-based ink. Thebbibs are even double layered to maximize absorption. This mom has thought of everything!

Bibs & MatchI had to see Bibs & Match up close and I was lucky enough to receive their Boxed Gift Set , which includes two bibs (one in Grey Monster, one in Orange Monster) and one onesie in Grey Monster. Bibs & Match also included their PaciLoop, a pacifier holder with a silicone ring so you can attach your little one’s pacifier to their Grey Monster onesie. True to their word the onesie and bibs were nice and soft and snapped together easily. The PaciLoop was a great little addition to the set and coordinated perfectly. And those monsters…they definitely make the set. Their bright colors and simple design make for fun and unique creatures every child will love. “...Designs can be mixed and matched, in case your baby’s feeling a little bit monster, a little bit alien… Who says it needs to be Halloween to get into costume?”

With Bibs & Match’s genius, safety- and comfort-minded design plus its super cool characters, I can see why Bibs & Match is a winner of the 2008 iParenting Media Awards. And if you want to win “the best baby shower gift” contest (okay, so there’s not really a contest but for some reason it always feels like there’s one) Bibs & Match is your winning entry. Be sure and pick a set up for your little one as well!—Emily

** Giveaway Bibs & Match is giving away one of their Boxed Gift Sets! Please leave a comment with a valid email address for our drawing. We’ll draw the winner from the comments and contact her via email. Deadline: August 20, 2008 (midnight). The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize or a new winner will be chosen.

** Congratulations to Tara R., the winner of the Bibs & Match gift set! Thank you to everyone who took the time to read the review and add a comment. Keep reading the Daily Dish for your chance to participate in more giveaways!

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