Spotlight on “A Better Bib” (Giveaway)




Back in 1999, two sisters Kaari and Krista were home caring for their young children. Let down byabout-6534-smith ordinary bibs, they decided to design a bib that would be better than anything they had seen before.

These moms knew exactly how to make something that actually worked. Important to their design was comfort, coverage, quality and value. Something every mother would appreciate.No more aggravations over clothes ruined by every day food stains.

As their families grew, the need for other improved products became part of A Better Bib’s mission. More absorbent baby bibs and burp cloths in fresh new fabrics were added to their repertoire. Superior thickness was pivotal in the design of these products because comparable products fell short.

Once their children entered preschool, a need for coverage in a new area was born. Children’s art smocks in fun kid-oriented fabrics, that their children helped pick out, were created. Their children refused to wear the hot, sticky, uncomfortable vinyl products with cuffs that pinched their wrists. A Better Bib’s machine washable, cool, comfortable cotton smocks are ones that their children enjoy wearing.  After all, their children were the inspiration for all of the designs at A Better Bib.

Being able to be full-time moms and business owners seemed a perfect fit for Kaari and Krista. They have always felt it was important to take the time to spend those fleeting moments of childhood with their beautiful children. Starting up business in a corner of their homes, while their children napped, A Better Bib has always been a labor of love.

It is the mission of A Better Bib to help take the parents stress out of the daily activities of feeding and being creative, by allowing children the freedom to explore their world and individuality. Parents can gain peace of mind by knowing their child is covered in a quality product by A Better Bib that will keep clothes clean and make clean-up easy.**


  • When Did You Start Your Business?
    We started our business in September of 2001. Our mission was to bring great products to market to help boost independence for kids while helping parents worry less about the mess. We feel we have created a solution to  the common mealtime frustrations every parent endures by keeping food stains off clothing and making clean up easy.

    Our art smock helps to boost your child’s creativity in comfort while parents can relax and know that their children’s clothes will stay clean. We’ve always believed in keeping our products a “Made in the USA” product and free of chemical treatments.rwb

    Quality has always been our main concern with our products. They are so well made that they can literally be handed down to your next child. We are also being environmentally conscious by not adding additional packaging to our products (ex.plastic bags), recycling as much of our business supplies as possible,and donating our scrap fabric to local sewing groups to make blankets for hospitalized children. As a social awareness project, we are seeking to encourage others to recycle as well. We look forward to sharing information with our customers and possibly adding future products made from recycled products to our site.

  • What was The Inspiration Behind It?
    Our kids were our inspiration. We tried many bibs and they all fell short. We took the features we liked about other bibs and combined them to make our own design for our long sleeve bib. We began by making them for our own kids and were asked to make them for our friends children and as gifts.  We used to sew in our mudrooms and basements while our kids were sleeping. The art smock was designed for my oldest child since he was beyond the appropriate age for a long sleeve bib but he needed a cover-up for arts and crafts. We didn’t realize that there was such a draw for a long sleeve art smock.The art smock took off in popularity right away!
  • Are You Married and Do You Have Children? Kaari is divorced with 2 children. Krista is married and has 3 children.
  • What Is Your Favorite Thing About Your Business? Our favorite thing about being  business owners is that we have flexibility in our business. We have always included our kids in  our business. They help us pick out our fabrics for the products that we offer. They have helped in the development and testing of our products since they were the inspiration for all of our products. The business allowed us a creative outlet to design our own products reflecting our own unique style.

  • I Hear You Have A Discount for The IE Mommy Readers? We can offer a coupon for your readers for 10% off their order. Use “cleankids” as the code.



My girls love to paint. They love to get as messy as possible whether it is finger paints or coloring with markers. Before I had kids I envisioned my children painting pictures of flowers, puppies and little houses…but it is fairly apparent that I have artistic impressionists because I really can not tell what they are painting from one picture to the next. They “tell” me it is a house or a flower but truly…I can not tell.

handsBecause of their artistic style I have tried many different types of smocks, art aprons and bibs to protect t heir clothes…while some have been helpful none have worked as well as A Better Bib. A perfect title for what truly is A Better Bib.

Neatly buttoned in front with long sleeves and a ribbed collar…I found this bib to be a wonderful asset to painting play time.  The twins wore this and did not spill one bit of paint on their clothing. I was thoroughly impressed. It is washable, light weight and durable.  We were able to try the “new” Messy hands art smock. A Better Bib currently has five (5) new styles for boys and girls.

The concept is simple, the execution has been perfected and the ideas are endless. A Better Bib…truly is!



ONE (1) Lucky IE Mommy readers will Win a Child’s Art Smock!*

img_resize.asp*Art Smock Shown above is not necessarily the smock you will receive.
Ends MIDNIGHT (PST) – June 14th.
Winner will be randomly chosen and announced on June 15th
Contest Open to U.S. Residents Only at this time.



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**Information obtained from the A Better Bib Press Kit and/or Website.


~ by iemommy on June 7, 2009.

13 Responses to “Spotlight on “A Better Bib” (Giveaway)”

  1. I love the Baby Bib with Long Sleeves- Monkey Business.

  2. I follow & subscribe.

  3. I follow & tweeted.

  4. I follow & tweeted. #2

  5. I Tweeted #2

  6. My fav is the Childrens Art Smock-Construction Trucks! Thanks for the chance.

  7. Aw – LOVE the Baby Bib with Long Sleeves – Juicy Watermelon! I’m just stuck on all things watermelon this week. 🙂

  8. I “tweeted”!

  9. Our favorite item is Baby Bib with Long Sleeves- Blue Dogs. So cute!!!

  10. I like the messy hands one.


  11. My favorite is the Children’s art smock in Lily Pink Flowers. That would be perfect for my daughter. What a great idea.

  12. I follow and subscribe

  13. I liked the Go Fish smock. Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.

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