Grubbie Guard by Little Luvie Review & Giveaway

There are nights when certain things are on the dinner menu and I know I am taking Hunter’s shirt off before I even put his plate down… Sometimes I will even take off his pants, and leave him in a diaper only.  The floor… Well that’s never really been an issue with three dogs patiently (or impatiently) waiting for the scraps that miss my almost two year old’s mouth and hit the floor.  Needless to say, when I saw this product I said out loud, “We need that!”  

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This is what dinner looked like before Grubbie Guard.  You can even see one of the dogs standing by the base of his chair waiting for something to drop.  I was constantly on standby with wet paper towels ready to catch the drips and drabs before they reached Hunter’s clothes, and would feel defeated and anxious when I missed one and it permanently stained yet another piece of clothing.  I saw this product and could not WAIT to try it.

When we received the Grubbie Guard the packaging was simple and easy to open, with the product displayed well.  (We love the pirate design!)  You can see the quality of the product through the clear packaging, from the stitching to the bold colors of the print.

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One of the first things I noticed when opening the Grubbie Guard was that with each purchase, four children are fed.  I wanted to see more about this, so I visited the website, and read the following:

“As a company we provide children in the United States who are in need with whole foods specifically fruits and vegetables. A percentage of proceeds will be donated to food banks around the country.”

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I thought about how much of my son’s food really ends up on the floor (and in our home it is not wasted, but for those homes without dogs to clean up the scraps) I can’t imagine putting a value on how much waste happens every day!

The Grubbie Guard is easy to “install” at the table.  It comes with a strip of Velcro and you simply clean and dry the underside of the table, remove the backing, and press the sticky side of the Velcro strip on the underside of your table.  I was a bit skeptical of the Velcro at first (we all know how the hooks love to catch on anything they are not supposed to!)  But the makers of Grubbie Guard already thought of this, so the soft side of the Velcro is sewn into the Grubbie Guard, and the catchy side is what sticks under the table.

The quality of the Grubbie Guard it much better than any bib we have tried.  The material is soft and stretchy, the snap closures are sturdy, and the stitching around the elastic edges and Velcro are precise and of superior quality to any other bibs I can recall.

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Now it’s time to test out the Grubbie Guard on a squirmy toddler!  After sliding his arms through the Grubbie Guard just like a t-shirt, and buttoning the widest button on the back of his neck, it took a quick stretch to connect the Grubbie Guard to the table and we were ready to rock and roll.

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Now Hunter is ready to eat and the dogs are starting to assume their positions around his seat.

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After a few bites, they have moved to the begging position, hoping that if he sees them, he may toss some food their way.

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It doesn’t take long for the first drop of ravioli.  Hunter quickly realizes he can actually pick it right back up with his fork, instead of it dropping on his lap and then the floor, causing the dogs to come running.

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Now he is thoroughly enjoying his meal, and I don’t have to worry about catching those drips before they hit his clothes.  It always happens when I turn my back for one second, either to put a dish in the dishwasher, or to grab the baby from his swing.  It never fails.  I can feel my anxiety levels coming down!

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And then the moment which surely would have made me gasp before… Hunter knocks the entire plate over the edge… but no worries, because unlike a traditional bib, the Grubbie Guard caught the plate before it could hit his lap, let alone the floor!  Even Hunter has a look of surprise as he is able to catch the plate and put it back up on the table himself!

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The dogs, however… not so thrilled with the efficiency of the Grubbie Guard.  “Mom, there really are no scraps for us tonight??”  I guess a regular dog treat will just have to suffice tonight!

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The Grubbie Guard exceeded all of my expectations.  The quality of the product is fantastic, the ability to machine wash and not have to worry about the Velcro catching on items in the wash is a bonus.  Not having to fish crumbs and messes out of the “pockets” of some bibs I have tried in the past is a huge benefit for me as well.  I can’t wait to use this product when my four month old starts solids!

The only thing I can point out is a downside is that I will not be able to take this to restaurants with us.  Since the Velcro strip is mounted to our table, I am finding myself wishing there was a “travel kit” to go along with the bib for eating out.  Maybe a strip of the loop side of Velcro with two or three suction cups stitched into it so that the Grubbie Guard can also be “ToGo.”

You can purchase YOUR Grubbie Guard at http://littleluvie.com

One winner will receive a Grubbie Guard (of choice).

Giveaway ends August 25th at 11:59pm, open to US residents, ages 18+. Only one entrant per household, per address. Winner is subject to eligibility verification. Enter using the giveaway form below.

Grubbie Guard Sweepstakes

 

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About Tara Benstead

I'm Tara, a married, full-time working mother of two boys under two, and three furry "kids" that make our family whole. Life as a full time working mom trying to balance married life, parenting, three dogs, and some "me" time along the way is chaotic, but worth every moment. I hope you will enjoy some of our adventures along the way!

Comments

  1. LOL, great write up, I hope we get the chance to try this out! Though, like yours, I’m sure my dog hopes I don’t win. ;-)

  2. I’d love the elephant grubbie guard!

  3. Tara Whitehurst says:

    I would love to win the pirate design

  4. Robin Christofaro says:

    The elephants Grubbie Guard is the cutest! I would definitely choose that one!

  5. The elephants are my favorite! So cute…but I love the pirates, too.
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  6. Marcia Lee says:

    I’d love to try this for my grandson. Though if it were large enough, I’m getting to the point where I could wear one right along with him. The design I would pick would be the pirate because of the way the blue stands out against the white.

  7. Beanybopp says:

    I like their Grubbie Guard – Robot

  8. Ooooh I love the pirate (matches our color theme) but also the Robot! Super cute for boys.

    Thank you for offering the giveaway!
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  9. abedabun dawn says:

    If I were to win, I would love the GRUBBIE GUARD – BIRDS.

  10. anne stewart says:

    I love the pirates bib!

  11. Your dogs are so cute! This is such a great idea. I especially love your to-go idea as we usually don’t have the issue at home (we have about two cool months a year so most of the time clothes are optional for our son), but we want to keep restaurants clean.
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  12. Laurie Nykaza says:

    GRUBBIE GUARD – BIRDS is so cute love them all!

  13. Julie Lee says:

    I love the birds grubbie guard!

  14. Sarah Oswald says:

    I like the GRUBBIE GUARD – PIRATE the best.

  15. Tara, This is Krista with Little Luvie and the Grubbie Guard. Thank you for your candid and honest review!!! We loved reading it! Your pictures were so great and we loved watching your dogs wait it out in dissapointment. Hey I had to tell you that we have our to go tabs coming in a couple weeks from our manufacturer. We hadn’t advertised them yet because we were just finishing up on the proto-type. They will be one time use tabs that adhere to the bottom of the table and are easy to pull off without getting grime from the tables in your nails! :) We will be sure to send you a sample pack when we get them! Thanks again! Krista

  16. Elephants! So cute and clever!
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  17. amanda jordan says:

    My son would love the Pirate theme.

  18. If I win I’d get the Elephant design for my nephew. First nephew on my side. :) My sister has 5 girls, ranging from age 2 to 17 and is finally having a boy in the beginning of October. :) Love the elephant design!

  19. I would go with the Robots – so cute!

  20. Mandy Weirick says:

    I would go with the elephant print…love the idea!!

  21. Nancy Chipriano says:

    I would choose the Chevron design for my daughter or the elephant print for my son. Very cute!

  22. The elephant one is adorable!

  23. I love the robots. thankyou, ken

  24. Wendy Mastin says:

    I would like the pirates.

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