“The idea for a one-handed bib was born not long after our youngest daughter, Gisèle. As a baby, Gigi was really hard to feed and settle, and would cry for hours every night. It was heart-breaking”.
The only way to get her to sleep was to feed her, but taking her bib off would always wake her again. My husband Tony and I were fast becoming stressed out and sleep-deprived.
We didn’t know back then that Gigi had a rare genetic condition. We wouldn’t receive the devastating diagnosis until she was 14 months old. Back then we just assumed she was a really tricky sleeper, like so many babies.
We tried so many different bibs. But we couldn’t find one that we could take off easily and quietly with one hand without waking her. They all had to be pulled off over her head, or had fiddly press studs that pulled on her neck when we tried to take them off with one hand, or noisy velcro strips that wore out in the wash.
We were desperate.
So I set out to create a one-handed, ‘wake-proof’ bib.
A bib that would be so easy (and quiet) to remove with one hand while nursing with the other, that it wouldn’t wake baby, letting parents to give their little one a smooth transfer straight into bed.
I wanted to make the kind of easy-to-use bib we desperately wished we’d had when we needed it. And because our one-in-a-billion girl was the inspiration behind it, I called it Gigi Bib.
Our mission is to make life easier for parents, because we know how hard things can get when you have little ones.
Thanks so much for stopping by and sharing our journey with us. We really hope you love your Gigi as much as we love ours.
Supporting people living with a rare disease
Because our one-in-a-billion girl inspired us to create Gigi Bib, we want to support others who may be on a similar journey. That’s why we proudly donate 10 cents from every sale to Rare Voices Australia - the national peak body that supports the two million Australians living with a rare disease, like Gigi.