I'm so happy to be sharing Bumkins with you!! I have loved their products for the past 2 years. Ella first began eating solids around the time they started the major lead recalls. When I went bib hunting I didn't want to buy plastic or something that had a coating on the back. Luckily I found Bumkins at Babies R Us and LOVED their designs. I bought 8 bibs and they have lasted the past 2+ years- and are still going. Their waterproof bibs are BPA, phthalate and PVC free. They are made with non-toxic materials and did I mention I loved their designs? Here is Ella over the years in her bibs:All of her bibs still look brand new. She wears them 3 times a day and I can't believe how they have held up. You can wash the bib off with soap and water and you can even put them in the washer. We usually wash hers once a week. They are lightweight and fold nicely to put in your purse. I was at first skeptical how the thin material would be waterproof, but after Ella saturated one with baby food, I was sold.
Bumkins also sells waterproof bags and aprons, a variety of cloth diapers, apparel, bags, gift sets and a line of natural organic bibs, blankets, washcloths and towels. I wish I would have seen their waterproof Overnighter Pants when I was potty training!
I contacted Bumkins in hopes to do a review of their aprons for my Homeschool your Preschooler week. I was planning to do more art projects to share with you and wanted to have Ella wearing the Junior Apron in the pics. Well, we just got our new apron Wednesday and this week has been crazy. So I promise I will be back with more preschool activities to share! We did get to try out our apron when Ella was painting her pumpkin. No, still haven't made it to the patch. But I had to buy one because I've had mad cravings for pumpkin seeds! When I opened the box and saw the apron I about lost it. This has to be the most beautiful apron I've ever seen! My mom asked if I was going to steal it, and if it would fit me... I would. Bumkins actually does make adult aprons, just not in this style. I love how the 3 section pouch shimmers! The 5" deep pouches are great for storing paint brushes, crayons, markers and other art supplies. The apron is also great for in the kitchen. I'm just now starting to teach Ella how to bake. Very slowly! The aprons are made of the same non-toxic material as the bibs and come in a variety of styles and colors. The apron is stain and odor resistant, so if your child spills paint, no worries.
You can get a Junior Apron from Bumkins or at a store near you for only $19.95!
The Giveaway: Bumkins wants to give 1 lucky reader a Junior Apron!! The apron will fit most toddlers and preschoolers ages 3-6 years old.Rules: You have until 11:59 p.m. EST October 25, 2009 to enter. The winner will be chosen by random.org and announced after they respond to the winning email. The winner has 48 hours to respond to the winning email, or a new winner will be chosen. You must leave your email address! This contest is open only to the US
How to Enter: Go to Bumkins and tell me something else you like, plus if you'd like the apron for a boy or girl. Click on "Comments" to leave your post. Make sure to leave your email address!! I cannot contact the winner without it!
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*New disclaimer- I was sent a Bumkins Junior Apron for free to review. I purchased the bibs myself. These are only my thoughts and opinions.