How to Protect Your Clothes from Glops and Goop
My son is an eater. He will eat anything that we put in front of him… except spoon fed, pureed foods. He’s a little unusual (I think) because he has never really been a fan of pureed foods which led us to do baby led weaning. Well, needless to say, my son is also now a flinger, splatter, smusher, and overall mess maker when he’s eating. At times it can be pretty entertaining, but boy oh boy is it messy! While I am a stay at home mom, that doesn’t mean that I want oatmeal, banana, green bean goo, slathered on my “work clothes” by my little guy. That is why I was really eager to test out the koobli when I had the chance!
“What is the koobli ?” you might be wondering. The koobli is a garment exclusively designed to protect your clothes from all the goop, glops, and gunk that can come with being around children. The koobli can be used during meal times, craft times, or anytime a mess is imminent! According to the koobli website, it is made from 100% micro polyester suede woven and is water/stain resistant, flame retardant, and machine washable. When I tried out the koobli I found it to be extremely lightweight and breathable.
I put the koobli to two different tests. Test number one was when we tried turning the spoon over to him and a bowl of oatmeal. It was definitely entertaining. I even think some of the oatmeal actually made it into his mouth! However, there was also oatmeal on the table, the floor, the chair, his hands, his arms, his neck… well you get the idea. Knowing that this was going to be a pretty messy meal, I was ready and waiting in my koobli. Yes, admittingly I was still in my PJ’s, but it was still early! Not to mention that doesn’t mean I wanted oatmeal all over me! During the meal, I was protected from the flying oats. The best part was, during clean up, I didn’t have to worry about how I was going to hold my gooey gremlin as I wiped him down. The length of the koobli is just right for protecting your clothing (including most of your pants) without being so long that it gets in the way. At the end of cleaning him (and everything else) up, I just took the koobli off and viola! We were both good to go.
Test #2 came for my good friend koobli during bath time. My son is a huge fan of bath time and always splashes water EVERYWHERE. Inevitably I’m left with a wet shirt and have to change clothes. Well, not this time! I quickly pulled on my koobli. Have I mentioned how easy it is to put on? You just slide your arms through the sleeves and Velcro around the neck. Since the koobli is water resistant, I was hoping that it would help protect me in the splash zone. The elastic built into the sleeves helped keep the sleeves up as I washed my son which was a great feature that I had not even paid attention to during the oatmeal. After bath time, I took off my koobli and was so happy that my clothes were dry!
My koobli now stays in my son’s room ready to go for messy meals or bath time. It folds up into its own carry pocket which is nice since that way it doesn’t take up a lot of space!
I was really happy with the performance of the koobli. It’s no wonder that the koobli has been given a seal of approval by both The Family Choice Awards and Parent Tested, Parent Approved. If you are interested in learning more about the koobli visit their website www.koobli.com .
I was provided with a koobli from the company to facilitate this review.
Ashley has a background in teaching Kindergarten and working with children K through 8th grade. She is now a SAHM and a very active member of our local MOMS Club chapter. She writes her own blog at Momicles – The Chronicles of Mommyia.