|Photo Credit Öko Créations|
|Photo Credit Öko Créations|
When it came time to use the bib; however, my initial disappointments about the lack of pocket were redeemed. I was pleasantly surprised that the bib was indeed a big bib covering my 2 year old’s entire little belly! And 2 year olds do have those sort of freaky-cute little pot-bellies, do they not?! She is an extraordinarily messy eater, so I am accustomed to simply taking all her clothes off before a mealtime. She wore nothing but the bib and the diaper. I was glad for the two snaps for sizing around the neck, because she was up to the second snap. The bib dutifully caught all messes, and prevented any food from touching her little belly. After dinner every night my girls get to eat a popsicle while they watch their princess movie.
Giddily, I thought, "The bib even covers up my precious cloth diaper. How nice!" After considering how one of my friends recently posted in our local cloth diapering group lamenting that a favorite diaper had been stained by tomato sauce, I can see this particular bib becoming extremely popular in cloth diapering communities, for this very reason. It’s a big bib.
The bib was used and stained with sticky popsicle juice, naturally left to sit out on my laminate living room floor overnight next to a melted puddle of popsicle (opps! Thank goodness we don’t have ants!). The next morning I picked it up and handwashed it in the sink with Seventh Generation dish soap. I wanted to see if this bib, since it’s not wipe-able as I was envisioning, could be cleaned in the kitchen sink like a rag, and then hung to dry and used again for the next mealtime or at least dinner the following night. I put it outside on a table in this summer sun and dry desert heat and it dried in less than an hour while I was sweeping and tidying my back patio. The popsicle stain that had still been there after I washed it was also completely gone. It wasn’t smooth and pretty-looking anymore as it had been when it arrived to me brand new. It was wrinkly. But of course, that will happen to almost any cloth item once it’s been washed, unless of course it’s jersey knit. I wanted to sun it, so for that reason I didn’t put it in the dryer. If I had tumble dried it on low, as the tag suggests, I’m sure it would not have been as wrinkled, if at all.
So, overall, I am pleased with this new bib. My favorite things about it are the print, the absorbency, and the size. Thank you for creating a new product, Öko Créations, one that is perfect for sweet little bellies and messy little hands.
Stacy Mojica is an accredited Real Diaper Association leader, founded the Low Country Real Diaper Circle, Sun City Real Diaper Circle, and Cloth for Everybum, Inc. She has two daughters; born in 2011 and 2012. Stacy has a degree in English and ran a small artisan cloth diaper shop via Etsy for one year, but has made her career in cloth diaper advocacy and education. Stacy has a tendency to hyper-focus. Give her a coffee and a kid-free hour and she will do amazing things!
Disclosure: Öko Créations provided a free product for this reviewer, but the opinions are her own.