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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

He's in fashion with Funky Giraffe Bibs review

He's in fashion with Funky Giraffe Bibs review

I am fortunate, so some say, in that I have had the opportunity to experience producing and mothering both a girl and a boy baby. 


Obviously from this very small sample size I really can't extrapolate much; for what it's worth my girl baby was happier and (although I did not appreciate it at the time) a better sleeper; my boy baby has been quicker to do the physical stuff; rolling, crawling, standing, cruising, taking steps and I assume one day very soon, walking. He's also far more likely to wee across the room.  I doubt these observations hold true across the board, apart from the weeing.

However, there is one major difference between having a girl baby and having a boy baby which I can imagine is the same for a lot of mums; the clothes.

Once they've stopped being sick on absolutely everything within seconds, buying clothes for a baby girl can be fun.

It's like having your very own living (messy, writhing, pooping, noisy, sleep stealing) doll and with enough cash there is no limit to the clothes you can buy for them; from cute little cardigans and comfy leggings to ridiculously impractical dry-clean only dresses (WHY DO THESE  EXIST??) which are only ever bought by other people and cost too much to actually contemplate letting your baby wear them. I am still a big fan of leggings for the toddler, at a few quid a pair, they are easy to put on, peel off and to wash. Or bin.

But I can't deny, choosing pretty clothes for my baby daughter certainly took my mind of the fact that I was probably never going to be able to wear nice clothes ever again.

Some of the more impractical outfits...
Just WHY?
Use poppers. POPPERS.
Don't get me wrong, I love having a boy.

But I'll admit, the clothes just aren't as fun.

In general, boy's clothes are blue, boring, and practical, and sometimes not even that (I'm talking stiff jeans, flat caps, anything with teeny tiny neck buttons you break a nail doing up). T-shirts seem to have diggers, trains or other vehicles on them or else annoying slogans. I can't be the only one who doesn't like slogan t-shirts. At the risk of sounding uncompetitive, my baby can't actually read, and I feel a little uncomfortable asserting on his behalf that he loves me (he certainly shouts at me a lot), and putting him in a t-shirt warning passers by that he is trouble seems a bit mean (if accurate).

The one thing I do enjoy are the accessories. Having been blessed with a refluxy baby who has been apparently teething forever (and yet to this day only has two teeth although he can chomp his way through steak like a champ) we have a LOT of dribble bibs. They are extremely handy for stemming the unending flow of drool and puke with the added benefit of making him look a little bit like a teeny tiny cowboy.

However, not all dribble bibs were created equal.

When my daughter was a dribbling, sticky baby, we bought many cheap disappointing bibs; we bought expensive ones. And then we came across Funky Giraffe. Funky Giraffe bibs are great, they are cheap (starting at about £2 each), they're soft but the dribble doesn't permeate through leaving a soggy top and leading to cheesy neck syndrome. That's the worst.

When they approached me about doing a review I knew I wanted to say yes. After all, my little cowboy definitely deserves a few new things that aren't pink. After a lot of browsing (because there are so many bibs and almost none of them have diggers on them) I ordered the bibs on Wednesday morning and was stunned when they arrived under 24 hours later.

I think you'll agree he looks fairly dashing (could be biased here)!


I genuinely can't fault the product or the service. I've bought them before and would do again.

For Funky Giraffe in the UK, visit their website here: http://funkygiraffebibs.co.uk/
They also have an Australian website which you can visit here: http://funkygiraffe.com.au/

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37 comments:

  1. Those pictures are adorable ��

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  2. oh this is great!. You are right on the money. Dressing girls in fun. Even though my one now had my heart broke because unless its girlie, pink, glitters and fits into her fashion sense she won't wear it and I tried so hard to introduce blue and other colours. Boys are as painful. Boy child won't wear it unless its joggers and superhero shirt. big lover of bibs here too!

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    1. Girl likes pink and flouncy already at two. Goodness knows where she has got that from!

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  3. I'm the same dressing a girl is lots of fun the possibilities are endless . Bibs are as much a part of our outfit then the clothes so deffo going to take a look at these ! #BloggersclubUk

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  4. Funny, because as a Mum to two girls there is something so enticing about boys clothes! I get my fix of buying them for my nephew of friends sons. You are probably right though, in terms of clothes, girls ones are pretty spesh.
    Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub

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    1. Maybe it's personal preference... But I maintain, most of boy's clothes are rubbish! Maybe I go to the wrong shops ;)

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  5. Enjoy choosing their clothes while you can. Eventually they insist on doing it themselves. My one consolation is that when the Tubblet is older and complains, I'll be able to tell her she choose that outfit herself!

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    1. I am starting to experience this with my two year old. Wow, does she have rubbish taste ;)

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  6. Girls clothes so seem to have much more range and choice. And I agree he does rock those bibs!
    Thanks for linking up to #BloggerClubUK :)
    Debbie

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  7. Great post. I always say there is so much choice when it comes to dressing girl - I always say later on life, it will be cheaper for me having a boy! Love the bibs x Entered the competition! Thank you.

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    1. Oh yes, he won't be demanding shoes he can't walk in...

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  8. 2 boys here... No chance for pretty dresses or much choice of clothes, however, I am happy at the increase in (unfortunately overpriced) superhero options :) have entered competition for the bibs, teething can take a running leap off a cliff

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  9. I have 3 boys and can often do a load of washing of just pure blue *le sigh

    I try to buy colourful pieces or love pieces that aren't character based, slogans etc, but with so many to buy for I can't always afford to buy from the small independent places I love. Bibs are a great way to accessorise and at those prices you can buy lots and lots!!!

    I am expecting another baby next month and we don't know the gender, but if I did have a girl, I am excited by the shopping element.

    Ps, your little man looks lovely in the bibs, one of my sons had really bad reflux till he was almost 2, my eldest still has it (8.5yo) bit thankfully doesn't require a bib anymore. I feel your pain!

    Cherrysnotmyname ��
    Cherie ��

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    1. If it's a girl, I fear for her future boyfriends!
      Reflux is the worst isn't it. Big fat UGH.x

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  10. Cutie pies! Im Becky, hope you're enjoying the sunshine :)

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  11. I hate slogan tshirts too! X

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    1. I do have a few (I'm not too proud to use handmedowns) but I couldn't buy them myself. He gets dinosaur clothes from me. I like a dinosaur.

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  12. Neck cheese is TOTALLY the worst! Oh man, my boy was such a slobbery fella when he was younger. He would go through 4-5 tops a day JUST from slobber. Factor in the reflux we also struggled with, and we were hurting for bibs like these just a few months ago. Your son is such a little cutie! <3 #KCACOLS

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    1. Honestly. Nothing smells better than a newborn. Nothing smells worse than a teething 9 month old with reflux.

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  13. I've seen loads of great things about funky giraffe! I have to admit, I never really liked baby girls clothes - too much pastel pink! - but lately I can't seem to find any boy's clothes I like. And the disparity between the amount of girls clothes vs. boys is so unfair - at least lay out the shop 50/50! #KCACOLS

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    1. You're so right. There are two aisles in Asda for girls to one for boys. It's not fair!

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  14. They are so great and he looks adorable!

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  15. I definately agree that girls have much better choice or come with a price tag which is not great if you don't gave the cash flowing. I love the funky designs though and cool to funk up an outfit X kcacols

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  16. That's the one thing that makes me a bit sad that I haven't had any little ladies, although I am sure the hubby and the credit card are really pleased! Those bibs look awesome, I heard about them a little late after having my three, although Kinley's back teeth are coming through at the moment so he is returned to dribble monster mode! #KCACOLS xx

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  17. Oh I remember the days of drool! I had so many bibs it was reficulous! And they had to match of course. Great review and giveaway! #coolmumclub

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  18. I have two boys and I always always longingly look at the pretty girls clothes and beautiful shoes! I always find the girls section much bigger too! I love the look of the dribble bibs.

    Thank you for linking up to #KCACOLS and I hope to see you back again on Sunday

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  19. Really adorable such a fab idea and perfect to wear with outfits great dribble bibs xx

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  20. You are absolutely right. I too have a girl and boy and it is so frustrated to find some funky clothes for my little man. It is easier in so many levels for a girl. My boy currently going through drooling phase and we are going through so many bibs too. it is great give away and lot of cool choices for bibs.

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  21. These are lovely ! Your son looks super cute :)

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  22. These are lovely ! Your son looks super cute :)

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  23. There is always more choice for girl's clothes compared to boys when looking for clothes for my son

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