Let's paint! Lil ones love to get messy — whether they're playing in mud puddles or playing with paintbrushes. When the artistic spirit strikes, no one wants tots to worry about ruining a perfectly pressed outfit, so keep reading for five sweet smocks that will protect lil ones' clothes while they're creating the next great works of art.
Parenting is messy business. There are the drips and dribbles that come with breastfeeding, unbelievable amounts of spit-up food, milk, and unknown substances, thrown food, splattered paint, and who knows what else. It is part of the reason moms often reserve older pieces of their wardrobes for their downtime with kids.
One mama who'd had enough of the dirty, stained clothes is out to change all of that. The Koobli ($25) is a "clothing cover-up" for adults created to protect them (and their clothes) from messy mealtimes, art projects, and even diaper changes. With an easy on, easy off design, the soft, lightweight, smock is designed to be put on in an instant and removed at the last minute before exiting the home.
What do kids love most about art? Usually it's the mess that they can create while working on their mini Mona Lisa. Tots delight in finger painting, marking their hands, squishing play-doh and chalking up sidewalks. What moms don't find quite so endearing are the stained clothes that are often the bi-product of such successful crafts.
Instead of ponying up cash to protect those precious threads, take one of dad's old long-sleeved button-up shirts and slide it on your wee one with the buttons up the back. Roll the sleeves up and let the lil Van Gogh go!