I’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.
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, “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.