Messy Babies Gotta Have Bibs – The Great Etsy Bib Giveaway!

  • We all know that bibs are a baby essential. But until you experience a kid sneeze with a mouth full of applesauce, you really have no idea just how essential they are. So why not get some great ones!  You know how I loves me some Etsy.com…so I went looking and found some amazing bibmakers out there on Etsy. It’s my great pleasure to introduce three of them to you now!

    Happy Baby

  • Happy Babee and Beyond made the beautiful bib my baby gal is wearing in the video! Thank you so much Melinda! Melinda’s fabrics are fun and stylish and the minky fabric she uses to back the bibs is just divine! My gal’s is the gorgeous pink, brown and sage Windy Day pattern but you’re going to love all her designs! And for a one-of-a-kind gift for a super stylish mom or mom-to-be, check out her Kokeshi Dolls Minky Bib and Burp Cloth Set!

    Girlie Bird

  • And you must check out the fanciful and sweet personalized bibs made by Girlie Bird Boutique! I love the “John David” bib she sent me as a sample! I think it’s so hard to find cute but stylish boys designs. Jackie totally hit it with this bib with a VW bug on it! How awesome is that! (Have I mentioned my Dad still drives the 1979 VW Camper Van he bought when we were kids?) And how beautiful is this monogramed bibfor girls? If you want a truly personalized gift this holiday season look no further! Jackie at Girlie Bird has something for you! As well as a second, bonus giveaway for the mommy, auntie, granny or friend of a “John David”…read on Update!  Girlie Bird does not currently offer bibs but they have some other adorable personalized items and cute dolls!

    Pearly Gray

  • Jen at Pearly Grey offers a huge selection of fantastic bibs in whimsical and funky retro fabrics! Don’t you love the adorable mushroom and woodland creature pattern that she sent me for review? I love that she offers two sizes as well: Little Baby Bibs for the wee ones and Big Baby Bibs with pockets to catch those clumps of grilled cheese sandwich!

HERE’S YOUR CHANCE TO WIN $33 Worth of Bibs!

Got a messy kid of your own? You know I know you do! Enter now to win three beautiful, beautifully made, and functional bibs by these fantastic craftswomen. The winner will receive a bib of his or her choice from Happy Babee and Beyond, a personalized bib of her or his choice from Girlie Bird Boutique, and the sweet mushroom Big Baby bib  from Pearly Grey my gal and I reviewed in the video! This giveaway is a $33 value!

TO ENTER THE GIVEAWAY:

1. Take a look at my video and the photos posted above from each of these amazing Etsy stores.
2. Leave me a comment (click on the word “Comments” below and scroll all the way down to the bottom to access form) telling me what you like best about each of these sellers’ bibs!  Three sellers–three favorite things!  I wholeheartedly encourage you to stop by their stores to learn more about any one or all three of them!  Make sure you include a valid email address so I can contact you if you win. It’s that easy!

***Want an extra chance to win? Blog or twitter about this giveaway, leave me an additional comment letting me know (please include the url), and I’ll put your name in the hat twice! Not a blogger? Email a friend about the giveaway, cc me in the message at babiesgottahaveit@gmail.com (I promise I will not spam you or your friends – cross my heart) and you’ll have two entries. Make sure you include your email address with your entry.

Giveaway open to those with U.S. and Canadian mailing addresses.  Giveaway begins on Tuesday October 14th and ends on Tuesday October 21st at midnight Eastern Standard Time. On Wednesday October 22nd, my baby girl will draw the winning name and I’ll email you immediately.  It’s not a terribly scientific drawing, but I assure you it could not be more random.  Thanks for entering!

***SPECIAL “JOHN DAVID” BONUS GIVEAWAY!  I love the VW Bug “John David” bib featured in my video, but it’s not quite right for my little gal!  Do you know and love a baby named John David?  The first person to leave me a comment regarding the baby John David they know, wins it!  Thanks Jackie!***

 

43 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    Heather Brandt said,

    October 14, 2008 @ 11:20 am

    I love the musically inclined bib from HappyBabee and Beeyond because my husband is the program director at a classical radio station (which is also where we first met!). I love the personalized chenille bibs from GirlieBird Boutique. I’d love the one with the car and with our little boy’s name (we are in the process of adopting our son from Russia!). Pearly Graey’s Big Baby Bibs could be so handy with our little boy. I love all the retro cowboy prints!

    heatherlbrandt (at) verizon (dot) net

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    Anja said,

    October 14, 2008 @ 4:26 pm

    I love that the bibs from Happy Babee and beyond SNAP on the side, I hate the velcro kind. I love that the bibs from Girlie Bird Boutique are personalized and super cute, I might have to start buying shower gifts there! And I love that Pearly Grey bibs are made of fabric and some of them have the catchy thing for all the food mess! Thanks for the fun giveaway!

    Anjas last blog post..fun pictures

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    MaryLou said,

    October 14, 2008 @ 8:09 pm

    I just love the fabric used in these bibs at Happy Babee and beyond. You could use them in any NYC restaurant! Monogramed bibs from Girlie Bird Boutique are just great. Especially when you have a boy with an uncommon name like Wes – no one makes items with Wes. Pearly Grey has beautiful bibs that remind me of those my Mother used in the ’40’s. Love that retro fabric!

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    Erin said,

    October 14, 2008 @ 8:54 pm

    Like Anja, I too love that the bibs from Happy Baby and Beyond snap on the side. You can tell a Mom who knows how it is makes them. I hate having to fight to get a bib off!

    I like that the Girlie Bird bibs are chenille…how often do you see that? Nice and soft on baby’s little neck.

    And the fabrics Pearly Grey uses? Love em’!

    I’ve got a two year old and a 7 month old…so I can never have too many bibs!
    Thanks for the chance to win. Best of luck to all 3 Etsy sellers!

    Erins last blog post..Time to get your kids costumes, Mom!

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    Stacy said,

    October 14, 2008 @ 9:44 pm

    I love that the Happy Babees have stylish modern bibs, while Pearly Grey goes the fun retro route. And the monogrammed bibs are great as gifts.

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    MichelleL said,

    October 14, 2008 @ 11:27 pm

    Great video! Thank you to you and your little model :)
    Happy Babee and Beyond: Really, really like the fabric patterns!! And minky as the backing–how plush!
    Girlie Bird: Who doesn’t like personalized items?! I agree with you–the embroidered VW rocks!
    Pearly Grey: Great retro patterns remind me of going through my grandmother’s stash of old fabrics that she used to sew my Dad’s play clothes with!
    Most of all I like them b/c they are unique–a neat item for my baby that I’m not going to see on every other baby!
    Thanks for holding this giveaway!
    -MichelleL

    MichelleLs last blog post..Magazine subscription UPDATE

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    Kristin said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 9:46 am

    I love the CHOCOLATE MINT Minky Bib on Happy Babee and Beyond…it’s so cute, and yet boyish! The VW bug personalized bib is so adorable, and you’re right, it’s hard to find personalized bibs for boys! But, my favorite bibs are the bigger bibs with pockets! I think they are SO adorable…especially the Just Ducky, Frogs with Cattails, and Little Boy Blue bibs. As we are just beginning the solid foods, bibs are becoming a newfound love of the Light family!

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    Emily B said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 9:51 am

    I love the patterns Happy Babee and Beeyond uses for bibs. Who says babies can’t be stylish? GirlieBirdBoutique uses wonderfully soft-looking fabrics.. I love that chubby corduroy. The PearlyGrey bibs are just plain fun with the retro imagery. Totally cute, every one.

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    amanda said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 10:06 am

    Happy Babee: Love the unexpected fabrics, like the huge peace signs or the famous composers. Girlie Bird: Super classy monogramming! And Pearly Grey: love the clean and modern, yet retro designs. What a great giveaway!

    amandas last blog post..hold me

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    Courtney said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 10:12 am

    I love that the HappyBabee bibs attach on the side. Its so much easier to get on and off. I love her sushi bib.

    At GirlieBirdBoutique my favorite thing is that they are personalized. Whats better than that? I love her onesies with the sash. So cute!

    And finally I love that the bibs at PearlyGray are big and cover up everything. We are starting to do finger foods and my daughter can get pretty messy. The paper doll bib is so cute.

    Courtneys last blog post..Happy 8 Months Cady Cupcake!

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    Maria said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 10:33 am

    at Happy Babee and Beyond I also like the side snaps!! It’s annoying to have to fight to get behind my baby’s head to undo his bib (especially when he’s asleep!!)

    at Girlie Bird Boutique I like the personalization…cuz I mean…with a son named Nehemiah…how many things are you gonna find for him?!

    the selection at Pearly Grey is adorable! And so very fun!!

  12. 12

    Jen said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 11:28 am

    I love all the designs, but myu favorite feature is the soft fabric of the second bib down, your always using them to wipe the face so its nice that they are a soft material!

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    Cari said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 12:06 pm

    Girlie Bird Boutique puts out the BEST quality products- all of my friends use this site and have ONLY said great things about the duability and quality of their merchandise!

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    Wendy said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 12:27 pm

    thanks so much everyone for participating and commenting! remember, to be officially entered in the contest you need to include a thought about your favorite element of each designer’s bibs! but keep the comments coming! i’m so happy for the response!

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    Chelsey said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 12:35 pm

    Happy Babee and Beyone — I love the fabrics — especially the cowgirl one! I also like the idea of a matching burp cloth!

    Girlie Bird Boutique — The monogramed bibs are adorable and the ladybug one is so cheerful!!! Chenille is such a soft and comfy fabric!

    Pearly Grey — I love the big shoulders on the big baby bibs — so nice to provide more protection. The retro fabric is fab and the pocket looks handy!

    Thanks for the giveaway! I’d love to win for my little one and my nephew!!!

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    Lana said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 3:12 pm

    I like the second one. It seems so soft and alluring.

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    Jennifer said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 7:22 pm

    I love the flower power bib from Happy Babee and Beyone! The designs are awesome at Happy Babee and Beyone!I love the pink chenille bib and burp cloth set from Girlie Bird Boutique. Chenille is wonderfull! And I love the Pink Paper dolls big big from Pearly Grey! It’s nice for people to make big bibs rather than just small baby bibs!

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    Kathleen said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 9:37 pm

    My son has just started eating solid foods so those itty bitty bibs that come with those baby outfits just don’t cut it. I’d love to win these three. The Gnomes Big Baby Bib from Pearly Grey is adorable, and big enough to catch globs of rice cereal–very easy to clean too. And the pocket catcher is a bonus!

    I like the chenille bibs from Girlie Bird Boutique too. They look so soft and I’ve found that chenille is very washable and still comes out soft. I like the Handmade Chenille Bib with Embroidered Rocket.

    And the Chocolate Mint Minky bib from HappyBabee is lovely. I could wear minky fabric all the time, and I know my son would love it against him at mealtime.

    Thanks so much for a great giveaway, and i loved your video!

    Kathleens last blog post..Review and Giveaway: Buygreen.com

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    Jenn said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 11:30 pm

    I love the fabrics and side fasteners on the Happee Baby bibs–side fasteners make a difference if your baby has a lot of hair, like mine does. I love the variety of embroidery styles on the Girlie Bird Boutique bibs–some of the monogram styles are really charming. And the cool fabrics in the Pearly Grey bibs make me whimper. Where do they get their fabric??

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    Morgan said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 12:13 am

    You girls are the cutest!

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    Lana said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 8:01 am

    Happy Babee and Beyond has a great collection of bibs. I like the fact that they are pre-washed.
    Pearly Grey bibs are funky and I might use them, even though retro is not my favorite pattern.

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    Jen said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 8:08 am

    I just wanted to add because I hadn’t mentioned before that the happy baby and beyond bibs are fantastic, not only because they are reversible but because they match the colors of my home, brown and blue, we must have similar tastes! Also the pearly grey bib is nice because it captures a little bit of nostalgia with the retro design and reminds me of things my grandmother used to have laying around her house from my father I think, it’s almost howdy doody-like isn’t it!

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    Laura said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 8:49 am

    Really great bibs!! Thanks for sharing your etsy love and finds with us. What I love:
    1. happy babee and beyond: As you said, the fabrics are gorgeous. And I love that the bibs are backed with minky fabric. So soft!
    2. girlie bird boutique: Love that the snap is in the back and the matching fabric on the back. You can tell these etsy crafters care about their work when they pay such attention to detail with the BACK of their products. Too cool.
    3. pearly grey: Love the pocket with the big baby bibs.
    Fingers crossed to win! We NEED some bibs.

  24. 24

    Laura said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 8:51 am

    I twittered you (LauraCh): http://twitter.com/LauraCh
    Yay!

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    Go Amie said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 12:56 pm

    I love that Happy Babee uses minky fabrics on some of their bibs; soft is good when it comes to babies!

    I love that you can get whole sets of coordinating items at Girlie Bird.

    Pearly gray has lots of different monkey patterned bibs; yay for monkeys!

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    Dana Stone said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 1:07 pm

    I love them so much! I am going to say I love the fabric best of all. Especially since each one is unique!
    Happy Babee’s are cool fun patterns that are just fantastic.
    but I love how soft the Girle Bird bib looks. The VW bug sold it for me, but it looks so tactile and soft too!
    And how can you not adore the vingage Pearly Grey bib? I love vintage prints and the red trim makes it pop!

    I love how they are all unique fabrics and styles but oh so cute!

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    Kellie said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 1:22 pm

    I like that the Happy baby & Beyond bibs have the side snap! You’re right about the velcro getting stuck on hair!!
    I like the personalization of the Girlie Bird Botique. I LOVE to give & get products with name son them – it makes t so special!!
    I like that Pearly Grey has the big baby bibs! It has the flap to catch all of the solid food that gets dropped & dribbled!!

    And I must say that the little “bye” at the end of your video was SO cute!! She is adorable!!

    Kellies last blog post..

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    Belinda p said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 8:08 pm

    I also love the side snap on the happy baby and beyond bibs. My son is very messy and anything that makes feeding time easier is great. Thanks for the video and the giveaway!

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    Gretchen said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 8:44 pm

    The first bibs from Happy Baby are so modern and stylish. I would love to give them as a gift. The Girlie Bird Boutique bib just LOOKS so soft that I would imagine it would be great to wipe the messy mouth of baby! But my absolute favorite is the one from Pearly Gray. The retro fabric is such a vibrant and happy print. And if I still had a child using bibs, I would definitely say that the pockets are a bonus. So happy to see my cute goddaughter in the video! Can’t wait to see her in person soon!!!!! Have forwarded your email on to my friends who have babies of their own, babies on the way, or just want to give baby gifts!

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    Jessica said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 8:45 pm

    The Happy Babee and Beyond bib is machine washable and it has a snap instead of the Velcro. I absolutely love that you can get personalized bibs at Girlie Bird Boutique. And I love that the bibs at Pearly Grey come in two sizes and awesome fabrics.

    Jessicas last blog post..Microwave Warning…

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    Linda Hartley said,

    October 17, 2008 @ 11:11 am

    Love the pearly gray ..looks soo cute and soft….and also the Girle Bird bib..they are all adorable though .
    hartleys6@sympatico.ca

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    Sandy said,

    October 17, 2008 @ 12:17 pm

    happy baby I love the snaps and the asst of the material- the patterns are different and no way boring

    girlie bird I love they are personalized- even the burp clothes and look like quality work
    pearliegray Dogs and Duckies Stroller Blanket is adorable and love the the fabric choices of the bibs and size choice

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    Donna K said,

    October 18, 2008 @ 4:47 am

    Happy Babee and Beyond-ROY ROGERS AND DALE EVANS Minky Bib-I like the patterns
    Girlie Bird Boutique-Boutique Boys Custom Chenille Bib Personalize with Name- The chenille bibs look very soft.
    Pearly Grey-Doggie DayCare Big Baby Bib Blue-I like the patterns

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    Angela Harris said,

    October 18, 2008 @ 9:07 am

    I love Happy Babee’s pattern and shape of the bibs . This listing is my fav….Listing # 13674638…Love how much bigger they are than other bibs

    At Girlie Bird Boutique I like how she uses chenille. I’ve never seen that fabric used for a bib before

    Pearly Grey: Love the hospital takeout packaging, styling and name. Great idea!

    Angela Harriss last blog post..Rainbow of the Season

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    sandra kao said,

    October 18, 2008 @ 11:46 pm

    1. happy babee – i love the mod colors
    2. girliebird – i love that they are personalized
    3. pearlygrey – i love the vintage look and feel

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    Jenn said,

    October 20, 2008 @ 4:27 am

    I love the patterns that happy babee uses, I love the personalization of the girlie bird bibs, and I love the different sizes and capacities of the pearly gray bibs!

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    Susan Biesterfeld said,

    October 20, 2008 @ 6:41 pm

    I love these bibs! I haven’t been able to find such cute bibs in the stores and am glad to know they exist.

    1.Happy Babee and Beyond – Wonderful patterns and colors. They seem soft and I like that the snap is on the side.

    2.Girlie Bird Boutique- I love the fact that they are personalized and they look very soft. These would also make great gifts.

    3.Pearly Grey – Very stylish and I am a big fan of the front pocket.

  38. 38

    Jenny, Bloggess said,

    October 20, 2008 @ 7:24 pm

    Love the side snap of the first, the heavy chenille of the second and the adorable retroness of the last.

    Jenny, Bloggesss last blog post..An open letter to Apple regarding dead hobo fingers

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    Suzie G said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 7:43 am

    I like how Happy Babee backs their bibs in minkey. The bibs look simple and stylish. The Flower Power bib is one of my favorites.

    I like how Girlie Bird has cute images that can be monogrammed onto the bibs. The ladybug is adorable and the satin rose adds a cute touch!

    I like how Pearly Grey’s bibs have snaps that withstand tugging. The Carnival Bloom style really caught my eye.

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    Renée aka Mekhismom said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 11:16 am

    I love the snaps and the minkie fabric on Happy Babee. I love the personalization on the Girlie Bird bibs and I like the funky retro nature of Pearly Grey.

    Renée aka Mekhismoms last blog post..It’s A Launch!

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    Renée aka Mekhismom said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 11:19 am

    I tweeted the giveaway for you. twitter id: cutiebootycakes

    Renée aka Mekhismoms last blog post..It’s A Launch!

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    Emilie said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 1:14 pm

    Oh these bibs are so cute! I love th fabrics on the first bib, oh so modern! I also love the embroidery on the second bib. I want one for my Charlie Mark!And the third bib is adorable is my favorite because we love cowboys and cowgirls! Thanks for sharing. I’ll tweet about your right now!

    Emilies last blog post..Travel Products for Baby

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    Rebecca said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 3:04 pm

    Happy Babee: Love the snap on the side, I am sick of the velcro getting stuck on everything in the wash!

    Girlie Bird: Her bibs are so unique, love all of the classic designs!

    Pearly Greys: Very Practical… Looks like it would be easy to wash!

    Love etsy by the way! Hope to win these wonderful bibs!!

    Rebeccas last blog post..Exhaustion


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