Review: Bib & Burp Cloth Set by Beautiful Burps

“Making burping beautiful,¬†one beautiful burp at a time” is the motto of “Beautiful Burps,” a home business run by mom Courtney.

Beautiful Burps Logo

Beautiful Burps

I’m always excited to work with WAHMs (working-at-home moms), since they’re mothers like myself. I find keeping up with Baby J and the housework to be a challenge, but these women manage children, home, and business all at once. I admire them for that.

Courtney was born and raised in Newport Beach, Calif. She attended Corona del Mar High School and graduated from Hollins University. After marrying, she relocated to Chino Hills, Calif. Courtney began making burp cloths while pregnant with her baby boy (now an adorable 1 year old). She was asked by family and friends to make burp cloths sets. Many of them suggested she start her own business, so Beautiful Burps was born.

BB cardAs burp cloths go, these really are beautiful. Courtney sent me a Sock Monkey Bib & Burp Cloth set to review, and I absolutely love the patterns and color coordination.

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Bib & Burp Cloth set- Front
Bib & Burp Cloth set- Front
Bib & Burp Cloth set- Back
Bib & Burp Cloth set- Back (It’s reversible!)

The reversible bib is made with absorbent 100 percent cotton and features a button closure.

Button closure
Button closure

The burp cloth is made from a prefold cloth diaper, and it’s definitely the most absorbent burp cloth we have. If you’re unfamiliar with the different types of cloth diapers, the prefold diaper is made with several absorbent layers of fabric (cotton, in this case) sewn on top of each other. The middle of the prefold is the most absorbent part, since it has extra layers (usually 6-8), so this burp cloth really does soak up a lot of liquid!

Inside of burp cloth (made with a prefold cloth diaper)
Inside of burp cloth (made with a prefold cloth diaper)

The outside of the burp cloth has fabric sewn down the center to decorate it/make it adorable!

Burp cloth outer
Outside of burp cloth
Our experiences:

The Bib-

Although Baby J is nearly 8 months old and past the profusely spitting up stage, he has reached the drooling buckets of goo stage. From the moment he wakes up until PJs time again, he usually has a bib affixed to his adorable neck. I am able to use this bib for about four hours before the bottom layer starts to feel damp, and I switch it out with another.

Note: I usually remove Baby J’s bibs before going in public, because…frankly…most of his bibs are ugly. This sock monkey bib though, I leave on him when we go out, because it’s the cutest bib I’ve seen!

Baby J with his BB sock monkey bib
Baby J with his BB sock monkey bib

The Burp Cloth-

Courtney also recommends these burp cloths can be used as changing pads when on the go, as a blanket, or under a baby’s head while sleeping to protect from spit up or drool. I agree! We found multiple uses for our burp cloth.¬†The burp cloth was wonderful for cleaning up drool, banana surprise and other solid foods, and the little bit of spit up Baby J still gets. It measures 14″x18″, so it’s a good-sized burp cloth.

This bib and burp cloth set appears well-constructed, and the stitching looks even. The pattern choice and coordination is perfect. They do exactly what they’re meant to do and very well. I think a set of these would be a beautiful addition to any mom and baby’s stash of necessaries!

Besides the bib and burp cloth set, Courtney makes and sells individual bibs, individual burp cloths, and burp cloth sets of three. She even has decorated onesies and cross over shirts available!

Visit Beautiful Burps on Etsy or at the new Web site HERE. Find Beautiful Burps on Facebook HERE. She’s also on Pinterest!

Courtney has graciously agreed to sponsor a prize for the Bellies to Babies giveaway hop event that starts this Saturday, January 5! Get a head start on your giveaway entries, by following Beautiful Burps on Facebook and Pinterest at the links above! 

Note: I received a complimentary bib & burp cloth set by Beautiful Burps to review and was not compensated for this post. I was not asked to write a positive review, and the opinions expressed above are my own and may differ from those of others.

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CLOSED Giveaway: New Year’s Stash Bash Dec. 26-Dec. 31

One of my favorite WAHMs, Diapers by Chris, has organized an awesome fluff and mama giveaway with several other WAHMs (working-at-home-moms). One person will win 6 different prizes!

Prizes are:

  • AI2 from Diapers by Chris
  • Pocket diaper¬†from Golden Bums
  • 4 re-usable nursing pads¬†from Golden Bums
  • 6 cotton velour wipes¬†from Macaroni Baby
  • Set of 2 reusable snack bags¬†from Padded Patootie
  • Your choice of a¬†hybrid fitted diaper from Up Fluff

The winner will be announced on New Year’s Day. Add Diapers by Chris on Facebook to keep up with the giveaway!

Enter the giveaway HERE.

Curious about Diapers by Chris? Read my review on a custom fleece fitted diaper by Diapers by Chris.

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Review: All-in-Two Diaper by AsherLiz Designs

Stefanie is the designer and seamstress behind AsherLiz Designs, a WAHM (working-at-home mom) cloth diaper line.

“Hi, I’m Stefanie! I started CDing with my youngest and quickly became addicted! One of the reasons I decided to go with CDs was to save a little money. So naturally, that lead to me making the diapers myself. Soon after, AsherLiz Designs became a reality! The name is inspired by my kids, and everything I offer in my store, I use with my kids too.”

Stefanie sent me an adorable all-in-two (AI2) diaper to review! An AI2 diaper consists of two parts: a waterproof outer part that can be used more than once and an inner absorbent part (soaker) that is be replaced as it becomes wet or soiled.

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The outer layer of this diaper is made with a cotton knit fabric overtop a hidden waterproof PUL layer.

AI2

This AI2 is a one-size diaper, meaning it can fit most babies from 10 lbs. to 35+ lbs. The diaper size is adjusted by the rows of snaps along the waist and rise.

Smallest setting

Largest setting

The inside of this diaper is made with cuddle dry microfleece.

This diaper comes with a size-adjustable soaker that snaps into the diaper. The soaker is made of 1 layer of cotton velour and 1 layer of heavy organic bamboo fleece sewn together.

Soaker made of 1 layer of cotton velour and 1 layer of heavy organic bamboo.
Soaker snapped into diaper

The soaker has two snaps to adjust the size. By folding the top of the soaker down and using the lower snap, the soaker better fits smaller babies.

Soaker folded under and lower snap used

Here’s a shot of the diaper in action:

6 months, 20 pounds

Sorry about the blurry photo; my model is mobile and extremely squirmy!

Our experiences with the diaper:

About 2 hours after I first put this diaper on my son, I checked for wetness. The soaker was damp on the bottom half, so I went ahead and changed it. The diaper cover part itself felt dry. This time, I used a medium-size Diaper Rite prefold folded under and placed inside as a doubler. Since the prefold was quite large, I undid all the rise snaps, and my son wore the diaper on the largest rise setting. After 2 more hours, I changed him again. The cover maybe, maybe felt a little damp, but I wasn’t quite sure. I went ahead and set it to the side until later in the day to let it air out. When I came back a few hours later and smelled it, there was no ammonia smell on the diaper. I used the outer part a third time. This time, I used it with a small-size prefold, which fit better as a doubler for my son. When I changed the diaper after this third use, I noticed the microfleece on the diaper part was starting to feel wet, so I went ahead and put it in the diaper pail to be washed.

I have nothing negative to say about this diaper! I was impressed with how well the microfleece repelled the moisture back into the soaker. The outer and inner layers are very soft and comfortable, as is the soaker. It does exactly what it should do and looks super cute doing so! The stitching is even and the diaper has an expensive feel and look to it.

I also want to mention we were able to get a very nice fit around the legs: no gaps, and no leakage.

Besides AI2s, Stefanie makes fitted diapers, pocket diapers, diaper covers, inserts and soakers, and cloth wipes. While browsing through the photos on the AsherLiz Facebook page, I noticed this line offers many prints I haven’t seen at other diaper shops, so you’re sure to find something you like!¬†Visit AsherLiz Designs on Facebook.

You could win a winter-holiday themed AI2 diaper for your own little one during the Holly Jolly Jubilee 2012 blog hop! Giveaway starts Monday, Nov. 19, so check back here at My Life: A Work in Progress for your chance to win!

Note: I received a sample product to review. I was not compensated for this review. The opinions are my own and may differ from yours.

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