Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bungalow BeBe Review



Organic cotton clothing can be pricey. I generally don't buy any for myself or my daughter unless I find a really good deal. Why even bother? Well, because conventional cotton is grown with insane amounts of pesticides. Not only can this affect your health, but it is a source of pollution for our water and what not. Not to mention the toxic dyes used on cotton clothing. I'm not even going to go on explaining why synthetic materials are not good.

I've discovered a great small company that makes organic cotton baby clothing called Bungalow BeBe. Their prices are a little more affordable than many other organic clothing makers. Their selection of boys and girls clothing is really unique and adorable.

Quality & Value: The quality of Bungalow BeBe clothing is apparent the moment you see it in person. While it is hard to tell online, I can assure you, you will not be disappointed! My husband commented that it is sooooo soft, unlike most conventionally grown cotton. This is definitely something to be passed on and worn by more than one baby.

We received two pieces of clothing for review, both great on either a girl or a boy. The Organic Cotton Pajamas are priced at $32.00 and the Long Sleeve Tee is $19.99.

How is this green: A baby's skin is 60% thinner than the skin of an adult and is therefore more susceptible to absorbing potentially dangerous chemicals used to produce clothing. Bungalow BeBe clothing is produced without any fertilizers, pesticides, insecticides, or chemicals, which results in less harmful byproducts that can be absorbed, and is therefore believed to cause fewer allergies and respiratory problems.

Fit & Design: We first tried on the pajamas on our night cloth diaper, the way we would normally wear it. Because it is a little bulky, the size 2T pajamas didn't quite fit. Baby E just turned 2 and she only weighs 23 pounds, so she is smaller than most two year olds (she still wears mostly 18 month size clothing). We then tried it on with a trimmer cloth diaper and it fit a little better as seen in the photo. This is the biggest size offered. It has short sleeves and since we keep our thermostat at 65 degrees and it is a whopping 13 degrees outside tonight, she will not be wearing it anytime soon. Since it will not fit in the spring I think we'll save it for the next baby because it is just too soft, adorable, and great for either girl or boy. So if you're interested in the pajamas, based on our experience I suggest getting at least a size up, especially if you use real cloth diapers.

The size 18-24 months Long Sleeve Tee that's just as luxuriously soft fits well, just the way I thought it would on my tiny two year old. It will be perfect to wear this spring through fall. I really appreciate this neckline because it makes it a breeze to put on, unlike more shirts she has. I also like the length that's long enough to be tucked in. My only suggestion would be to have printed tags on the shirt instead of the sewn on one, she didn't really like how it felt. Then again, you would have to find non-toxic inks to print with and it is a whole different process, but it's a suggestion. I definitely disagree that blue is for boys! It looks gorgeous with her eyes!

Company: Bungalow BeBe was started by a parent who was looking for affordable, non-toxic clothing for the baby. The passion of the well-being of children combined with the owner's dream of owning a business turned into Bungalow BeBe.

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Disclaimer: I did not receive any payment for this review. I was provided a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are solely my own and your experience may differ.

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