Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Giveaway: Funky Giraffe Bibs


Babies are gross. That's a fact. They're forever dribbling, and sicking, and getting covered in mysterious substances you never feel inclined to examine too closely. For these reasons - and more - a bib is an absolute must, even if all too often they feel like a necessary evil, detracting as they do from your carefully chosen outfit. (The baby's, that is. You feel accomplished if what you're wearing is relatively clean.)

I was really excited then to be asked if I would like to review a selection of bibs from Funky Giraffe, a brand which really understands that style and comfort are not concepts which have to be mutually exclusive.


Like a Kid in a Candy Store

Armed with a £15 voucher I was let loose on the website. I knew as soon as the page opened that this was my kind of place - bright colours, cool patterns, and easy navigation. What comes across more than anything is that Funky Giraffe really care about the products they've created, and the individuals who are going to be using them. Check out the 'About Us' section for more on why the brand came into being, and what is important to them now they are established.

The main page.

Next, choosing what to spend the dosh on. There is more to Funky Giraffe than bibs - they also sell adorable socks, cool scratch mitts, cozy scarves, and trendy burp cloths. Even within the bib section there is plenty of choice. Formal bibs (so cute!), bandana bibs, cotton summer bibs, bamboo bibs, personalised bibs, and even bibs with frilly collars. I was also really impressed with their range of larger bandana bibs for 'older children and adults who need dribble protectors'. Everybody deserves the chance to inject a bit of fun and colour into their lives.

Some of the cute stuff I didn't buy.

I decided to go for the classic bandana bibs, made from 100% cotton with a fleece backing. The only problem was whittling down the designs I liked to a reasonable number. When I began adding items to my basket I had a pleasant surprise - the more you buy, the more you save. So while a single bib costs £4, buy two and it will only cost you £6. The following table gives the full details:


If you spend over £7 - and let's face it, how could you not? - UK postage is free. EU postage is £3 / £5 (under or over 0.25kg up to 0.5kg - the equivalent of around 25 bandana bibs), worldwide is £3.50 / £6.50. Orders are generally dispatched within 48 hours, and there is a 60 day 'no-quibble' return policy. My order was with me in two days!


Put To The Test

Once the bibs were here, I couldn't wait to try them out on Marianna. I had been primarily using regular 'din-dins' time bibs with a plastic backing for the purposes of dribbling, but Marianna was far from pleased about the arrangement. While the plastic did make an agreeable scrunching noise, she didn't like the velcro fastening and, as her arms grew stronger, soon learned how to pull the bib off.

Some of the designs I chose. The ranges are updated frequently, so it's worth visiting often.

The Funky Giraffe bibs were an entirely different story. They feel really soft and cosy to me, and that must translate because she didn't pull or scratch at them. The fleece backing does the same job as the plastic (far better, I must say, than the fleece backing on the supermarket dribble bibs we had), but without being uncomfortable. Instead of velcro they have a double popper fastening which is more secure, gives a bit of growth room, and doesn't destroy your tights in the washing machine. And talking of washing, they wash really well. We've been using them for over three weeks now - allowing for a dozen or so washes - and they still look fresh and vibrant. If I ironed them they would look like new, but that would be a step too far for a houseworkphobic mum like myself.

Modelling Funky Giraffe with my mum at Greenmeadow Community Farm.

On top of all that they just look really really cool. We've had lots of nice comments while out and about, especially on the pterodactyl print. Anthony wants one of his own! Marianna, however, is not keen on sharing...



Try It Yourself!

Marianna isn't giving up hers, but you can buy your own from funkygiraffebibs.co.uk. If you're from outside the UK, you can also check out funkygiraffe.com.au (Australia), funkygiraffe.fr (France), and groovigee.com (USA).

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Or you can try and win yourself a pack of ten Funky Giraffe bibs worth £20 by filling out the Gleam widget below:



T&Cs: Open to UK entrants only. Prize is one set of ten Funky Giraffe bibs chosen at random - no alternatives or cash equivalent offered. Winner will be notified by email and have one week to respond with their postal details. Prize will be sent by Funky Giraffe.






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181 comments:

  1. White & Grey Stars Cutie Collar Square Bib is adorable

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    1. The Cutie Collar ones are so adorable, aren't they? :)

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  2. I love the blue seahorse bib so cute!

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  3. love this piggy one - http://funkygiraffebibs.co.uk/hidden/hidden-bandana/cream-flying-piggy-bandana-bib.html#.VfmO7ul_htc

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  4. Loving the sunglasses one

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    1. I love the colours in the sunglasses print :)

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  5. I like the Pink Pineapple Cotton Bandana Bib

    Ashleigh

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  6. I love the purple chickens and chicks one!

    http://funkygiraffebibs.co.uk/hidden/hidden-bandana/purple-chickens-chicks-bandana-bib.html#.VfmYdBFViko

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  7. Sunglasses one

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    1. I'm a bit biased 'cos I picked that print too, but it is really cool!

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  8. I love the Red & Navy Blue Spots Cutie Collar Bandana Bib for my daughter Poppy

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    1. I love the cutie collar bibs - makes me want to buy Marianna a little sailor dress to match it with! :D

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  9. Love the Red & Blue stripes Cutie Collar Bib!!

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  10. I like the bright green ducks bib x

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    1. Definitely seems to be a popular choice - it is lovely! :)

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  12. The Orange Pecking Birds will match our new anthropology wallpaper

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    1. That sounds like some very cool wallpaper!

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  13. I like the Grey Rabbit Bandana Bib

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  14. I love them all but the Seahorse one is cute.

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  15. I like the Cheeky White Skull On Black XL Bandana Bib

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  16. The blue sea horse one is a lovely design x

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    1. I'd love the seahorse print as bathroom wallpaper or something!

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  18. Love the Green & Red 1st Christmas Bandana Bib

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    1. I love that one too, it's very pop art!

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  20. My favourite is the Bright Green Ducks Bandana Bib

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  21. The Blue & White Marine Stripes XL Bandana Bib.

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    1. Love the striped ones, they look very cool.

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  22. love the Bright Green Butterfly Life bib

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    1. The little eyes on that design are so cute :)

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  23. I like Bright Orange Pecking Birds Bandana Bib :)

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  24. Grey Rabbit Bandana Bib fab, but so many to chose from

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    1. I know, I'd be really hard pushed to pick just one!

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  25. The Cream Bamboo looks so soft that I'd want to wear it myself! Found here - http://funkygiraffebibs.co.uk/bibs/bamboo-bibs/cream-bamboo-bib.html#.VfnWXZe3HYg

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    1. Even the ones we have feel so soft - I can definitely see the attraction!

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  26. The seahorse one for me..So cute...Goodluck all x

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  27. White and blue "Thank Mom" bandana bib Please


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  28. Purple Chickens & Chicks Bandana Bib

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  29. http://funkygiraffebibs.co.uk/bibs/large-bandana-bibs/multi-coloured-star-quality-xxl-bandana-bib.html#.VfqcON9Viko

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  30. Bright Green Butterfly Life Bandana Bib

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  31. Oh, I love the Cream Caterpillars Cotton Bandana Bib

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  32. I like the green grass tulips bandana bib

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  33. this one is stunning - http://funkygiraffebibs.co.uk/hidden/hidden-bandana/cream-flying-piggy-bandana-bib.html#.VfmO7ul_htc - leanne w

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    1. The flying pig design is so cute - and kind of sums up the chances of the bibs staying clean... :)

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  34. White and grey stars is my favourite 😊

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    1. :D I'm a sucker for anything with stars on!

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  35. My love the White and Blue Penguin bib!

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  36. I like Red & White Skulls XXL Bandana Bib :)

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  37. I like the grey and white jolly rodger one

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  38. I would love to win the blue seahorse bib for our baby boy x

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  39. I like the white bib with the giraffe on

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  40. love the ones with the bowties! xx

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  41. I love the Sunflowers Bandana Bib

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  42. These bibs look awesome - wish mine were young enough u wear them. Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx

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  43. I like the Turquoise Plain Bamboo Bib

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  44. The orange butterfly bib - So colourful

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  45. The red and blue striped one

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  46. I LOVE THE BLUE SEAHORSE ONE LOTS

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  47. I like the Pink Pineapple Cotton Bandana Bib

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  48. I love the Grey, White & Pink Birds Cotton Bib

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  49. I love the white and grey zig zag cotton bib 😃

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  50. It's tough to choose one but I really like this Cream Caterpillars Cotton Bandana Bib!

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  51. I like the Grass Green Flowers & Pollen Cotton Bandana Bib

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  52. I like the Blue Seahorse Bandana Bib

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  53. Navy blue rockets and stars bandana bib

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  54. Love the butterfly life in bright green bib

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  55. I love the purple chickens - very sweet

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  56. Loving the white and orange digger bibs - perfect for my little man

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  57. White & Grey Stars Cutie Collar bib

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  58. I love flower power bibs :)

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  59. I like the piggy one!

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  60. Grey & White Jolly Rodgers Bandana Bib :D x

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  61. The Pink Luscious Rose Applique Swirl Satin Bib - it's such a shame to spoil a little ones' cute formal outfit with a bib so this is a great solution

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  62. Pam Francis Gregory1 October 2015 at 15:48

    Red Satin Applique Rose Flower Swirl Bib is so cute

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  63. I love the White & Blue Penguin Bandana Bib

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  64. Grey and black messy monsters :)

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  65. so many amazing bibs so hard to pick a favourite, took me ages, for me my marginal favourite is White Skull On Black

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  66. I love the Black & White Hand Print Cotton Bib

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  67. I love the White and Pink Stars Bandana Bib

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  68. I love the White & Pink Retro Camper Cotton Bib

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  69. There are so many cute designs but I love the white autumn hedgehog!

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  70. I love the smart little tie bibs!

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  71. They'd look good on my new neice

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  72. I love the blue sea horse

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  73. the green duck ones my favourite :)

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  74. White & Pink Spots Cotton Bib

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  75. @PeanutHog - I love the navy Plain XXL Personalised Cotton Bib - It is unique and would make a great gift. Also nice and big to pick up all the mess and dark in colour to hide all the mess!!!

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  76. I likemessy monsters bandana bib

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  77. Personalised Bold Pink Plain Bandana Bib

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  78. This one looks quite stylish as well as serves as a bib(My daugther would love this one)
    http://funkygiraffebibs.co.uk/bibs/satin-bibs/red-satin-applique-rose-flower-swirl-bib.html#.Vg57CSVViko

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  79. I love the Grass Green Tulips Cotton Bandana Bib :)

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  80. Blue one with the flamingos 😀

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  81. The White With Red & Peach Strawberrys Bandana Bib is great

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  82. Gosh how do you choose! So many lush prints! I love the space designs, especially the peeking aliens!

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  83. Love this one - http://funkygiraffebibs.co.uk/bibs/square-bibs/yellow-anything-is-possible-square-bib.html

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  84. I love the cutie collars, they are so brill

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  85. We are big Funky Giraffe fans - they do the job so well! Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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    1. Thanks for having me! :) They're great, and are holding up really well.

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  86. We've got quite a collection of FG bibs and love them! Even though Amy no longer dribbles they're handy to keep in the bag for eating out. ]
    Thanks for sharing your post on #TriedTested this week x

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    1. Anthony tried wearing the pterodactyl print one as a cravat the other day - hopefully there will be a baby to hand them down to avoid a recurrence once she gets too big for them! :D

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