CAVE CREEK – Beth Schutte, owner and founder of The Little Monkey Company recently debuted her collection of baby bibs. Schutte began experimenting when she could not find a bib for her daughter that didn’t result in food rashes on her skin and stained clothes.
“When we started feeding our daughter baby food, I noticed the food would inevitably get on her neck regardless of the bib she was wearing, and then get all over her clothes,” Schutte says while explaining how the bib line got started. “When she started developing rashes on her neck and I couldn’t get some of the stains out, I started to search for a bib that provided better coverage, and nothing did the trick.”
After spending a year researching potential designs and materials, Schutte came up with a bib she says protects baby’s skin and clothes and is environmentally friendly. Her patent pending line of baby bibs are now available for purchase from thelittlemonkeycompany.com.
Schutte thoughtfully picked materials that do not negatively affect the environment and are kid friendly.
The bibs’ materials are non-toxic and free of PVC, BPA and latex. The cup attached to the bottom of the bib is made from 100% food grade silicone.
Parents can easily wash the bib and use it over and over rather than discard it after a few uses. This is important to Schutte, who wanted a product that would place a minimum impact on landfills.
One of the unique features of the bib is its high neckline. Food contact can irritate young skin or cause rashes on a child with certain food allergies. However, the bib’s higher fit on the neck prevents food from spilling and dripping down baby’s neck and onto the skin.
The water-repellant nylon part of the bib also offers protection and is easy to clean. Parents can also detach the silicon cup and throw it in the dishwasher or wash it by hand.
For convenience, the bib rolls into the silicone cup, making it easy to grab and go.
The Little Monkey Company offers the bibs in seven color combinations, including traditional boys and girl colors along with gender neutral options.
Schutte named the bibs after members of her own family. The Penelope bib is named after Schutte’s daughter, the “Little Monkey” who inspired her mom’s quest for a better bib and The Little Monkey Company. The Freddie bib is named after the family’s pet pig who has an avid social media following on Instagram!
The Little Monkey Company is committed to producing products that are safe and sustainable and Schutte plans to expand her product offerings in the near future.
To learn more about Schutte’s story and The Little Monkey Company visit thelittlemonkeycompany.com. You can also follow The Little Monkey Company on Facebook and Instagram and Pinterest @thelittlemonkeycompany.