Friday, 10 July 2015

Funky Giraffe Bibs - a Product Review & Giveaway!

I was invited to review a selection of five bibs, and selected one personalised, one XL and three other regular bandana bibs. These were sent free of charge and I was not paid for this review. All opinions are my own.

Having struggled with infant reflux with all four of my children, I have always seen bibs as something of a necessity (something to buy in bulk!) rather than a luxury. Changing clothes constantly was exhausting, but could be reduced if copious absorbent bibs were to hand. My children were always sporting a bib, which I detested as usually they hid their clothes.


In the past I've seen pretty bibs, but they rarely do the job if your child is refluxing all day. So when the Funky Giraffe company contacted me, asking if I would review their bibs, I had a read.... and responded with a very enthusiastic YES PLEASE!

About Funky Giraffe

Funky Giraffe was started by Yasmin during her maternity leave from the fashion company she worked for. Having a child shifted her priorities somewhat, and along with her brother (who runs the manufacturing side) they have launched Funky Giraffe to offer quality items at affordable prices. The bandana bibs came first, but have been followed by a range of hats, romper suits, burp clothes and other baby clothes.

The current range includes :-

Bandana bibs from £1.98
Personalised Bandana bibs from £4
XL bandana bibs from £3
Burp cloths from £4
Hats from £4
Playsuits/rompers from £7

Incredibly, post and packing is free, the full range of prices can be found on their website http://funkygiraffebibs.co.uk

Funky Giraffe has sites across the world, so you can benefit from easy ordering wherever you are.

For Australia visit http://funkygiraffe.com.au 
For France visit http://funkygiraffe.fr
For Spain visit http://funkygiraffe.es
For Italy visit http://funkygiraffe.it
For the USA visit https://groovigee.com/index.php
For Germany visit http://funkygiraffe.de

Review

I was invited to review a selection of five bibs, and selected one personalised, on XL and three other regular bandana bibs. These were sent free of charge and I was not paid for this review. All opinions are my own.



About the bibs

From Funky Giraffe -
"We only use high quality cotton fabrics for our bibs and baby clothes. The bibs have a fleece backing, as after much experimentation we found this best at keeping baby's chest dry. They are shaped to fit around the neck without causing discomfort and have two sets of nickel free poppers. They are designed to last from birth to an age where they should normally not need them, the idea you only need to buy them once. " NB For older children there is an XL size if required.

My thoughts

Since my own children are long past infancy I have not been able to test these properly. However I can honestly say I am quite impressed. They are fairly thick and would definitely prevent immediate leakage through to the baby's chest - and even their clothes, and seem well made.  This is a significant improvement on most bibs on the market. I did feel however that the personalised bib was thinner than the others sent to me, and not such good quality. I think I would be a bit disappointed if this were the one I had paid more for.

The neckline was soft, not tight but sufficiently close to the neck I felt to prevent dribble or milk disappearing down the back. The colours were lovely, strong and the personalised one didn't fade when I washed it. The second set of poppers is an excellent idea, providing they don't become stained or marked these bibs would definitely grow with your baby.

What I particularly liked about the product was the versatility. Because they are inexpensive you can buy several to mix and match with your baby' clothes, so it looks like they are part of the overall outfit rather than a necessity to cover them up. I would have really valued them for my children when all I could find were baby blue or pink thin cotton bibs which were quickly soaked and obviously not chosen to team up with their clothes.

STOP PRESS!! Originally I offered the three bandana bibs in the photo below in my giveaway, but the wonderful people at Funky Giraffe are now offering TEN as a prize!

(These ten will be chosen by the company, but if anyone prefers the three in the photo below I will honour that. It's either 10 random ones or the three pictured below.)


CONGRATULATIONS TO "MR RICH TEA BISCUIT" - THE WINNER OF THIS GIVEAWAY


3 Funky Giraffe Bandana Bibs
SuperLucky Blog Giveaway Linky

61 comments:

  1. I have their personalised bibs with "food allergies don't feed me" they are great!

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  2. I swore by these with Isla. They kept her dry and looked good too. I have recommended them to others too!

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  3. love these had them with my youngest soon to be second youngest lol xx

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  4. these are so cute, would love them for my baby due in oct x

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  5. Brill giveaway - I love these bibs! :)

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  6. Great giveaway would love to be considered for my son :) xx

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  7. I love funky giraffe bibs - leanne w

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  8. My little boy is always wearing a bib also as he is often sick and it saves his clothes. When we are out and about though I would love for him to wear a funkier looking bib

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  9. Fab giveaway, love these bibs :)

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  10. We love these! (@MummyFever)

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  11. The designs are really cool (:

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  12. Lovely giveaway, ive been wanting to try this company for a while x

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  13. See the updated quantity, now 10 bibs included!

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  14. I'm not entering as my children are too old for bibs, but these are really lovely. I remember when my eldest was young I had no less than 60 bibs for him, we always said he could dribble for England :)

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  15. i would love these bibs for my 9 month old

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  16. oohhhh how cute, my 2 are too big for bibs now

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  17. What lovely bibs, they are so bright and colourful! It is reassuring to know that someone with children designed and manufactured them, understanding the needs of parents and babies.

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  18. I don't need to enter as I have my own set of the bibs but I have to agree they are fab!! x

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  19. Great giveaway and these Giraffe bibs sound brilliant too. We had loads of bibs when POD was a baby as she spilled up all the time!

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  20. I used to love bandana bibs when my little ones were small. They are fab for dribbly babies :)

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  21. My daughter is teething at the moment, bibs are the best thing!!

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  22. They are very cute and I remember washing lots of bibs when mine where younger

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  23. Funky Giraffe bibs are fab! Will definitely use them again if we have another child.

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  24. I love these bibs, they are rather funky and make a nice change to plain ones x

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  25. great giveaway

    Lynsey Buchanan

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    1. These look great, fingers crossed.

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  26. I love all the different prints and would love to try out Giraffe bibs! Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  27. We had a set of the personalised bandan bibs and the quality is so good. They look really nice to.
    Great review x

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  28. I am almost sad we don't need bibs anymore

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  29. I've heard of Funky Giraffe quite a few times now - they seem to offer such great bibs!

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  30. Oh wow, what brilliant funky designs, so upbeat and vibrant

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  31. I'm loving the designs, I'm pregnant and can't wait to look use them with my little one!

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  32. They would be very useful for my two new grandchildren.

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  33. These bibs look cool. Lovely giveaway

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  34. I love Funky Giraffe bibs - they're so bright & pleasantly unisex designs.

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  35. fab prize, love the designs

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  36. I'd love to win for my friends brand new beaaaautiful baby xxx

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