Monday, August 3, 2009

Bumkins Back 2 School Blog Tour: Art Smock Review

We at Goodies for Mom are excited to participate in the Bumkins Back 2 School Blog Tour! Mom bloggers throughout cyberspace are talking about Bumkins back to school products! The tour includes reviews of the junior bib, aprons, art smock, and wet bags. So head over and check out some other great mom blog reviews too!!!! In addition, Bumkins will be giving away five (5), $35.00, gift certificates so read below to see how you can enter.

With Back to School right around the corner, we received the Art Smock to review in the Cat in the Hat pattern. The photo really does not do the pattern justice. It is so adorable and the boys were excited to see one of their storybook characters on it. I am all for anything that reminds children of reading.

The smock is made of Bumkins' proprietary waterproof fabric, which is stain and odor resistant. Importantly and one of my favorite features is that it is PVC, BPA, Phthalate & Vinyl Free. The fabric is extremely durable and you can tell it is made of high quality material. It has a tie closure to keep it from falling off. Just machine washable and hang it to dry.

Now here is the important part and the part I messed up when they asked us what item we wanted to review. The Art Smock measures 16" across chest, 17" from neck down, 40" cuff to cuff. Although it is designed to fit 2 - 5 year old, my 3 year old did not fit in it. He was just too broad across the chest and we should have went with an apron. (Notice this is why I have no great photos of my son in it like the other moms.) I had chosen this because I love the coverage it gives because it goes farther down the arm. Messy preschoolers need all the coverage they can get. I hope Bumkins decides to make this in bigger sizes in the future.

This is a long shot from my dad's old shirt that I used to paint in when I was little!!!! Your little ones will be even more excited to paint when to get to wear this and you'll love keeping their clothes nice and looking like new. Of course, maybe my 3 year old should wear it all day ;) I think every shirt he owns has a stain of some sort on it at the end of the day.

Win a $35 Bumkin's Gift Certificate
Plus, Bumkins will be giving away five (5), $35.00, Gift certificates as a part of the Bumkins Back 2 School Blog Tour! Bumkins will choose the five winners beginning Monday August 10th, giving away one gift certificate each day that week.

All you have to do to enter is comment on the Bumkins blog, or on ANY of the participating blogs’, Bumkins Back 2 School Blog Tour posts! [HINT: Don't forget to make sure to leave us a comment on this post for a chance to win before you visit the blog tour.]

Visit the Bumkins Back 2 School Blog Tour now.


The McDougles said...

I'd love to be able to win! I love the Bumkin brand!


Thao said...

I like the blue fizz pattern in the apron.

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pierce said...

bumkins are awesome

The Dreamer said...

I love the Cat in the Hat Art Smock!

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karen and co. said...

I love the different fabrics they have.

Tylerpants said...

I love that their waterproof items are all made from PVC, phthalate and BPA free waterproof material!

Megan said...

we used to wear smocks like this during Sunday school to keep our church clothes clean.
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Kel said...

Bumpkins is a great brand. I hope I win something.
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annette said...

This would be great for my granddaughters. Thank you.
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trixpixel said...

I love all their cute waterproof items, very helpful because I have a messy kid!

Luv to Save said...

am i too late to enter this giveaway? i love the bumkin brand

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