I remember the exchange like it was yesterday.
It was Fall 2007, and my husband and I were at the One of a Kind Art Show in Toronto. Being 6 months pregnant at the time, I made it a point to stop at every retailer of children’s goods – if only to collect ideas for future purchases.
(We all know that is a lie – I totally made off with bags of goodies for baby-to-be.)
Upon rounding a corner we arrived at the Mally Bibs booth, and I was instantly attracted to the colourful, fashion-forward bibs. Made of 100% leather, they were advertised as easy to clean and guaranteed not to stain. In fact, here’s why they rock:
(You can also read the Mally Bibs Blog – they’ll give you 101 Reasons why you should purchase their bibs.)
I was sold. Truth be told, they had me at leather bib. Pretty rock star, eh? And then I asked the question: How much? OMG - The look on my husband’s face when he found out they were about $40. I’ll never forget it.
You know how sometimes you’ll tell your husband you just spent $200 on shoes/ groceries/ makeup/ kid’s stuff/ etc and he’ll give you a pained look – almost like he’s about to throw up? Yeah, that.
For I could tell that dear husband wanted to give his beautiful, pregnant wife anything she desired – leather bibs for unborn babies, included. BUT, how to tell her… “Um, NO FREAKING WAY!” I could see that his wallet was shut tight, and nothing short of the Jaws of Life would pry it open. However, I dug my heels in and insisted. Go big or go home, baby. Nothing but the finest for our little peanut.
(I had a slightly skewed approach to money back then. Forgive my obnoxiousness.)
So in the end, I won. And, we went on to use the Mally Bib almost exclusively for the next two years. It cleaned very easily, never lost its shape, and it looks as good today as the day we bought it, almost five years and two boys later. Hence, even though it was a few extra dollars up front, we got more than our share of use from it. Score!
So why am I talking about bibs when I’m way past the baby bib stage? Remember this post from a few weeks ago – Pantone: Colour FULL? Well, while scouring the SHOP.CA website for trendy pieces, it occurred to me that you could find a Mally Bib in EVERY colour from Pantone’s Spring Fashion Report. It’s true! Give props to the designers at Mally; they know how to stay ahead of the trends.
May I present… The Trendiest Bibs on the Block.
Mally Bibs are available at SHOP.CA. Know someone who’s expecting? Time to bling up baby-to-be with Canadian-made, 100% leather. Mommy and baby will thank you :)