When you find out you're pregnant with your first child you immediately want to go out and buy everything that's ever been invented for babies (at least I did). People kept telling me don't buy this and don't buy that because you will never use it or they will grow too quickly etc etc. Of course I didn't listen and instead went and spent loads of money on cute tiny outfits, boxes and boxes of newborn nappies, heaps of pairs of newborn socks and a gazillion beanies (because she was a winter baby). And low and behold she didn't use more than half of it! She has so many clothes that she never wore or only wore once, or I squished her into in order for her to at least wear them once. She grew out of most of the newborn socks before I had even washed them. We had two boxes of newborn nappies left over because she grew out of them so quickly - luckily they have gone to a good home though. And seriously beanies are the most useless things ever if you live in Australia. Not to mention the fact that they make the beanies so ridiculously large that a child would have to be almost one to fit into the newborn size - what the?
In hindsight I wish I had of listened to those countless people who gave me advice, but I guess all of the baby manufacturers are glad that first time parents never do. I did however work out the two things that you can never have enough of -- baby wipes and bibs! You will always need them even as your child grows. Those buying gifts for baby showers take note! So, when I was asked if I would like to review and giveaway (more info below) some Bibska bibs I didn't have to think twice.
I have a very spewy baby, an unfortunate side affect of milk intolerance and reflux. She is also teething so there is drool everywhere at the moment, so as you can imagine I go through A LOT of bibs. Some of them are soaked through in a matter of minutes and she always manages to get her outfits dirty (lucky I bought lots of clothes). I have tried heaps of different brands of bibs from cheap to expensive in an effort to find one that works well for us. I can honestly say that out of all the bibs I have tried, the Bibska bibs have been the best for keeping her outfits clean and dry. She always does a few vomits after each feed and on the first day we tried out the bibs she did an impressive projectile vomit and to my surprise none of it got on her clothes. And even more amazing was that the bib was not soaked through, the back of it was completely dry. The front did get quite wet, but the cotton absorbed the moisture quite quickly so there was no need to change the bib. Very impressed mummy! Normally it would of meant a complete change of outfit and bib. Major tick right there - it saves me time changing clothes, reduces my washing and reduces the need for a million outfits and bibs to be taken out with us each time we go somewhere.
|My little poser :)|
Wearing the sweet chevron bib
The bandanna shape of the bib and the way the material has been cut mean that when on it sits flush with the neck and creates a little roll so that milk & food falls away from the neck. If any of you have ever bottle fed you will know that the overflow goes straight into those tiny little creases in their neck - the ones you can never get into and clean properly. I'm happy to say the Bibska bib stopped this and after feeding her neck was still clean and dry and not sticky and covered in fluff. The bibs are also adjustable. I love this feature because it means I don't have to replace them as she grows. She has already outgrown a lot of the newborn bibs we had for her. In the Bibska bibs she still fits the smallest size, so we will be able to use them for quite some time yet. They also fasten with press studs not velcro so no itching on babies neck and the smart little buggers can't pull them off. AWESOME!
Apart from the practical benefits, the Bibska bibs are also a fashion accessory (in fact it's the main reason why Belinda created Bibska bibs in the first place). I can never find bibs that go with outfits properly (unless you get them as part of a clothing set). Most of the big department stores also usually only sell boy bibs in blue and girl bibs in pink - blah boring. So, unless I dress her in pink outfits all the time the bibs never match and I don't know about you, but I am totally into cute matching outfits and I hate it when the bib ruins the look. Yes I'm one of those OCD mums evidently.
Bibska bibs are made from gorgeous fabrics (there are also organic options for those with sensitive skin). There is a print or colour to suit everyone. There are more than 40 different prints to choose from. I am in love with the stylish floral. It goes with so many of her outfits because of the range of colours used in the print and the pattern is small enough that its not overpowering. Bubba liked the sweet chevron one the best. I love the range of prints so much that I have already ordered four more. You can check out all the wonderful designs available here.
|Bub modelling the stylish floral bib|
negative downfall is that they are a little bit on the more expensive side as far as bibs go, but in my opinion the ample benefits out way the cost. Over time they are more cost effective than the cheaper bibs as they last longer. They are also made in Australia so you are supporting a local business which is always a plus for me. And never fear I have you covered on the cost factor anyway - Kids On Abington are generously offering Finding Myself Young readers 15% off any Bibska product - simply use the code bibska15. Discount is valid until December 24th 2013.
These bibs have been a godsend for me and I am so glad that I found them. They are both functional and fashionable. They tick all the boxes for me and I'm sure any mum would love to have one, or two (or seven like me). They would also make an awesome unique baby shower gift for expectant mums! You can find all current Australian stockist's here and if you own a business and would like to stock Bibska bibs then you can email Belinda to find out more information.
BUT THAT'S NOT ALL... WE ALSO HAVE AN EXCITING
I'm excited to be able to offer 3 lucky readers the chance to WIN a Bibska Christmas bib (boy or girl option). Yes you read that right, there will be three lucky winners!
To enter this giveaway you simply need to:
- Like Finding Myself Young on Facebook
- Like Bibska Bibs on Facebook
- Leave a comment below letting us know - Which is your favourite Bibska Bib design and why?
Giveaway ends 11:59pm on Saturday 14th December 2013. The most creative answers will win. Winners will be contacted via email and announced on this blog post and on Facebook on Sunday 15th December 2013.
Now don't let me keep you any longer because I'm sure you are all eager to head over to Kids On Abington and snap up some gorgeous bibs at 15% off. Don't forget to enter the Christmas giveaway below.
Disclosure - I was not paid for this review, but was gifted 3 Bibska bibs (bluebird, sweet chevron & stylish floral). All opinions are my own.
Terms & Conditions
Giveaway commences 10/12/13 12:00am and ends 14/12/13 11:59pm.
Open to Australian residents only, excluding ACT.
3 winners of 1 x Bibska Christmas bib each.
Prize is not transferable.
All 3 steps must be completed to constitute a valid entry.
Strictly one entry per person.
A valid email address must be entered when leaving a comment.
Prizes will be distributed by Bibska Bibs, I hold no responsibility for the delivery of prizes once the giveaway is complete.
This contest is a game of skill and will be judged based on the most creative answers.
Winners will be chosen by Bibska Bibs.
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