Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Peekaboo Beans, Playwear for Kids on the Grow {Review & Giveaway}

Peekaboo Beans logo
Big Sister E and Little Sister B are like many young fashionistas in that they like clothes and they have opinions on what they wear. Fortunately for me, I can still subtly steer both of them in a certain direction in the morning and have so far managed to not let them leave the house in anything too wild and crazy.

(Of course, I can't say the same when Daddy is in charge and sometimes the resulting outfits are something along the lines of a clashing, pattern-crossing mess. But I figure that if I'm not going to be seen in public with them and my husband doesn't care, then why not? I usually just shrug and tell them to have a good time.)

When it comes to selecting pieces of apparel that I know that will pass the test with the girls as well as me, I look for those that not only demonstrate fashion and high quality, but are also unique, innovative, and have that extra stand-out-from-the-crowd aspect to them. After all, who wants to look just like everyone else?

Currently the site that sums all of that up (and more) is none other than the comfortable, durable, stylish playwear from Peekaboo Beans.

Peekaboo Beans clothing

A mom-designed, Canadian clothing line for baby, kids and tweens, Peekaboo Beans was founded with the vision of creating clothing that is not only fashionable, but extremely child-friendly as well. When a child's life can sometimes already feel challenging and overwhelming, the last thing that they need is apparel that is difficult to get on and off or has snaps or buttons that cause frustrations, right?

girls fall clothingInstead, Peekaboo Beans pieces are all designed to promote kids learning to dress themselves. There are no small buttons or clasps; zippers are large enough for little fingers to grasp on their own; waistbands are comfortable with functional drawstrings (great for easy up and down for potty training!); thumb holes at the end of long sleeves allow for layering without bunching; and much more.

And Peekaboo Beans doesn't just ensure that each garment is made to be easy to wear, they only use the highest quality fabrics that wash wonderfully and are plenty durable to last from one child to the next. In fact, there is a Facebook group dedicated to reselling "vintage" Beans that can often bring in 50%-200% of their original value (depending on the item and condition)! That's quite a bit different from the $1 or $2 that you receive when you resell your children's mall purchases, isn't it?

After finding out all of the great features and impressive qualities of Peekaboo Beans, I couldn't wait to see a few of their items in person!

gift wrap

I'm a big fan of companies taking the extra step to package their items attractively, so I was already smiling when I pulled back the cute purple tissue paper and found completely adorable clothing waiting inside.

Peekaboo Beans review

Oh my, the cuteness!

After unfolding the Full of Freedom Hoodie in Cornflower Blue (on sale now for only $18.75) and the Bliss Dress in Heather Grey ($56), the girls and I were immediately struck with the high quality and luxurious feel of the soft cotton.

As we admired the uncomplicated, modern designs, I really liked how both of the items had a comfortable, everyday look to them while still also appearing put-together and appropriate.

There was no doubt that they had to put each item on immediately to get the full effect!

Big Sister E pulled on her Hoodie, commenting on the lightweight feel and that she was already glad that there were two pockets right on the front to store her possessions. Add in the trendy hood, the cover for the top of the zipper (no accidental ouchies!), the hidden adjustable drawstring (perfect for cinching the waist and giving more of a fitted look), and the awesome thumb holes and she was loving the overall piece!

Peekaboo Beans hoodie

This Full of Freedom Hoodie does it all! Big Sister E has been wearing it as a light jacket as the temperatures have begun to drop and will definitely be donning it as an extra layer as we head into winter.

In fact, there has hardly been a day that has passed since this arrived that she hasn't worn it at home, at school, out playing and more!

Peekaboo Beans Full of Freedom Hoodie

At the same time, Little Sister B couldn't wait to wear the Bliss Dress and started talking about the unique kangaroo pocket on the front from the moment that she saw it.

Combine that with the black binding that really shows off the great lines of this dress, the striped cowl neck that adds just the right touch at the top, and the chic appearance of the entire piece, and it's no wonder that she has reached for the Bliss time and time again since that first day.

Bliss Dress

Whether worn with tights or leggings (or bare legs in the summer), this dress has definitely been a hit with everyone who has seen it. I've received multiple comments on it from other moms when we've been out and Little Sister B herself asks to wear her "kangaroo dress" multiple times per week... and can often be found pulling anything from jewelery to stuffed animals out of her beloved pocket.

Peekaboo Beans Bliss Dress

With such soft, comfortable, stylish pieces available in unique designs for infants through tweens (sizes 6m - 8 for boys and 6m - 14 for girls), I become a bigger fan of Peekaboo Beans every time I visit their site. They have a great variety of pieces in so many hip, cute, individual, uncommon designs that the hardest part is choosing a favorite!

Not to mention that if you do manage to narrow the Beans down to a few that you like best, there is another crop arriving later this month so that there will be even more great pieces to choose from! As well as the fashions, I've been extremely impressed with the quality of these items and have found that they not only run quite true to size but that they don't shrink up in the dryer at all. My girls will be wearing these for quite some time to come!

play revolution
You can find out much, much more about Peekaboo Beans apparel, their history, their inspiring passion for play (they have started a Play Revolution to spread awareness about the importance of play for children and donate to a non-profit called Playground Builders who raise money and construct playgrounds for children in war torn areas of the world), the way that their working environment empowers moms in the workforce and more by visiting PeekabooBeans.com and connecting with them on Facebook.

And, thanks to the generosity of Peekaboo Beans Play Stylist, Lori, one person will also get to experience firsthand the incredible quality of this awesome clothing as well, because...

One lucky person will win their choice of item (up to $50) from Peekaboo Beans!

Peekaboo Beans giveaway


A big thank you to Lori Hoch for providing two Peekaboo Beans items for me to review as well as the item of choice up to $50 for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

168 comments:

Monica said...

I like the Bliss Dress.

Thanks!

BrunoDogg2 said...

I like the Peas & Thanks Coat!

Karen F said...

I like the Boys On the Go Hoodie.

Madelyn Sue said...

I love the Always Cool shirt for boys!

D Schmidt mummytotwoboys said...

Visited the site and I like Big Brother Jacket

Elizabeth Pyo said...

The Cross My Heart Cardigan

walk9 said...

The love bird tee or full of freedom hoodie

Julie Lynn Bickham said...

I like the In The Mix Tee.

Karolyn said...

I like the Take Your Pick Skirt.

Barb G said...

My grandchildren already love Peekaboo Beans clothing! I love the amazing quality!

Rebecca Orr said...

I am seriously in love with the bliss dress that little sister b is wearing. I love the grey and the purple colors offered. I think my daughter needs both! The you and me tee is cute too. The details are really phenomenal. Thanks for the chance!

Sara Estep said...

I like the Peas & Thanks Coat.

1955nurse said...

One of the pcs I like is this: https://www.peekaboobeans.com/membertoolsdotnet/shoppingcartnew/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=28794&CatalogueID=208&PartyID=0&PartyGuestID=0&InternalUse=1&ProductGroupString=68.90&ReferringDealerID=813437 / Thanks for the chance!!!!

Debra said...

i like the girls Cross My Heart Cardigan

Julia Cosgrove said...

I like the Circa Pants.

Mijal Photography said...

I like the On the Go Hoodie

Katy said...

I love their Your Pick baby dress in stripes! Thanks!

Julie said...

I like the Wanna Play dress

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john said...

I like JOIN THE CLUB COAT

Lisa Ehrman said...

I like the Harmony Tunic

Laurie J. said...

I like the On The Go Hoodie.

SueZH said...

ai like the Mermaid leggings.

Rebecca Parsons said...

The I heart Play Hoodie is just adorable.

Nicole said...

I love the Full of Freedom Hoodie

Tara Martin said...

My daughter would like the day by day dress, in rose bud. And putting a sweater on top would be easy for me!

Nicole Henke said...

love the say cheese jacket!

Bethany C. said...

I like the freestyle jacket.

Sam said...

Love Peekaboo Beans. Such cute clothes and so sturdy for young kids.

Courtney B said...

I like the day by day dress

aperry said...

I like the Peace Brah Tee

Jennie said...

I like the peas and thanks coat and the layer up t

Sandra Davis said...

i like the Young Love Jacket in purple

Carrie Phelps said...

I really like the Wanna Play Dress, the Steel color would be perfect for bringing out the blue in my granddaughters eyes.

Jennifer Reed said...

I like the Day By Day Dress in rosebud from Peakaboo Beans kidswear.

Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

I like the Harmony Tunic.

Helga said...

I like the freestye jacket.

Tara said...

boys on the go hoodie

Tamar said...

I like the Here is Now Jacket.

Also, their site is not very good - I got an error that I couldn't shop in 2 browsers because I already had one open tab. That shouldn't happen in a robust ecommerce site. Hope they can fix it. It's a nice site!

Darby Elizabeth said...

i like the bliss dress

Darlene Carbajal said...

Shine On Vest.

bison61 said...

Sun Kissed Capri

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Megan R said...

Long Embrace Pants for my sporty niece!

mel said...

i love Sun Dance Skirt

Wanda Bergman said...

I most like the
Say Cheese Jacket
Product # [FUN-G208]

Renee Walters said...

I like the boys On The Go Hoodie! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
Reneewalters3 at yahoo dot com

mommy2one126 said...

I love the Join The Club coat!

My Wild Crazy Life said...

I love this pair of pants for my girls https://www.peekaboobeans.com/membertoolsdotnet/shoppingcartnew/ProductDetail.aspx?ProductID=28775&CatalogueID=208&PartyID=0&PartyGuestID=0&InternalUse=1&ProductGroupString=71.90&ReferringDealerID=813437

Jan De said...

The on the go hoodie is cool!

Jeccica Simpson said...

I like the Here is Now Jacket for my son!

Deb said...

oooo I LOVE t heir Join the Club Coat! REally different. And it comes in PURPLE. which the girls love. And I like the fact you can wear it longer or as a short jacket. Nice.

Sharon Kaminski said...

I like the Mermaid Leggings.

Jennifer said...

I would get the Here is Now Jacket in blue for my son!

Tabitha said...

I most like the i play hoodie.
hoodies are great.
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Caitlin McClure said...

Love the Here is Now Jacket boy jacket

hhkaufman78 said...

Peas & Thanks Coat

Ari T said...

The Memories Made Maxi skirt looks fun; I think it's my favorite!

Beth Gallinger said...

I like the Your Pick Dress.

Ann (wisper) said...

The love bird tee.

Ken Ohl said...

the bliss dress. thankyou, ken pohl19@comcast.net

Lisa Bolduc said...

I like the Up & Away Pant

Serenap95 said...

I like the Over & Out Shirt

Danielle Lima said...

Love Bird Tee

jessica holybee said...

I like the Love Rules Tee

Trisha B said...

I really like the Always In My Heart Jacket for tweens.

Debora Cook said...

I Love them all :)

mecarolks said...

I like the Peas & Thanks Coat.

SharonC said...

I like the Join The Club Coat

SnowflakeDay (Audra) said...

I like the Shake It Up Pants in purple.

Amo said...

I love the Always Cool Shirt! I really like Peakaboo!

kdrae said...

I like the You & Me Tee.

Jennifer T. said...

I like the girls Shake It Up Pant.

caseyle2010 said...

i like the over and out baby shirt
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CHRIS HOEY said...

I really like Peakaboo I love the Always Cool Shirt!

NenaS said...

I love the Join The Club Coat!

noreen said...

Memories made maxi skirt

bxcrochet said...

love the Wanna Play dress

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Shannon said...

My goddaughter would look so cute in any of this but i especially like the Always in my heart jacket, super cute!

jopfoh said...

Boys on the go hoodie

♡♥♬ Carolsue ♡♥♬ said...

Cute stuff! I like the At Ease Shorts for boys.
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Couponing with Christy said...

I like the Up & Away Pant [213-I104}.

tina reynolds said...

I really like the Join The Club Coat

Mudpiesandtiaras said...

I like the Shake It Up Pant

truckerofbc said...

My daughter would love a join the club coat in Steel size 7

Kristen said...

I like the Sweetheart Leggings.

LesleyfromWI said...

I like the My Heart Tunic

fancygrlnancy said...

on the go hoodie

Yesenia said...

I love the Big Brother jacket.
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Yesenia said...

I love the Big Brother jacket.
morales_y at yahoo dot com

Brit Christianson said...

Boys on the go hoodie

Peppin Karras said...

I like the boys' layer up tee.

Gillian Morgan said...

I like Wanna Play dress

Kelly Amos said...

I really like the Boys Circa Pants.

Holly S. said...

I love the Join The Club Coat.

leanne_mac said...

I like the Memories Made Maxi Skirt

Stephanie Larison said...

I like the Wanna Play Dress

Jennifer L. said...

I really like the Roses Are Red Tee.

Tessa Ashby said...

Love that hoodie!

one frugal lady said...

I love the girls cross my heart cardigan!
onecheaplady@yahoo.com

jcwega27 said...

take your pick skirt

Lisa Graham said...

I like the Freestyle Jacket in purple. Very cute clothes. I also love the hoodie in the blog with the slit to keep the coat down.

annabee818 said...

I like the Harmony Tunic, very cute stuff

elfqueen98 said...

I like the on the go hoodie for boys, thanks for the giveaway.

Jodi Holmes said...

I like the Take Your Pick Skirt.

Nikki Strong said...

I like the love bird shirt.

dawnmonroe83 said...

I like the friendship tee and the kissy kissy leggins.

Janice Crespo said...

I like the Emerald On The Go Hoodie

Chris said...

I like the Shake It Leggings.

NewlyCrunchyMamaOf3 said...

My daughter, Sophie, would be absolutely adorable in the Seeing Stripes dress!

wildcat32 said...

I like the Always Cool boys shirt.

*Mirage* said...

I like the At Ease Short. Would be so cute on my little fellow!

Rebecca W. said...

I like the In the Mix tee

crazee4mybaybees said...

I like everything but especially love the coat! Darling clothes!

Tara Overby said...

I love the Join the Club coat for girls!

Carolyn said...

Love the My Heart Tunic

Jessica said...

I like the Seeing Stripes Dress

Bo said...

I love the Over & Out Shirt!

Rusti Michael said...

I like the Say Never Pullover shirt.

Misha Estrada said...

I like the boys everyday tee.

Michele l said...

join the club coat

tracey said...

I Heart Play Hoodie

sally0630 said...

i like the kissy kiss skirt

sweetsue said...

I like the One Love girl's tee.

Treesa said...

We really like the Big Brother jacket

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Meagan England said...

I like the My Heart Tunic!

Laurie Nykaza said...

Wanna Play Dress

Laurie Nykaza said...

Wanna Play Dress

liliesrnice said...

I like the queen of hearts tunic!

Wendy said...

The Love Bird Tee is very cute!

DistractedMommy said...

I like the Seeing Stripes dress!

Elvira Prunn said...

I like the Love Rules Tee.

Heather said...

I really like the Always Cool Shirt

Hollie said...

Love the Kissy Kiss Skirt!

Gina Demaree said...

I like the My Heart Tunic for babies.

Lloyd Family said...

i love the here is now jacket in royal blue

Sky Kory said...

I love the peas and thanks coat.

Jackie said...

Love the seeing stripes dress and the join the club coat

Maegan Morin said...

I think the Wanna Play Dress is really cute!

Tara said...

I like the sun kissed capri!

Lauren Wayne said...

I love the Peace Brah Tee along with a dozen other things!

mail {at} hobomama.com

Crystal M said...

I really love their Peas & Thanks Coat for boys. Its super cute :) They have a fun selection for little boys.

Cassandra Davis said...

My sister is having her first child today!! I would love to get her the My Heart Tunic, & the Being You Leggings would go great with the cute shirt! Thanks!

Paula Michele Hafner said...

I like the Boy's Big Brother Jacket.

Ellen said...

Full of Freedom Hoodie is cute!

Jessica said...

I like the On the Go Hoodie.

Melinda said...

I love the Here Is Now boys jacket

Crystal Baxter said...

I really think the Kissy Kiss Skirt is very cute. I would like to win this for a friend of mine's Daughter.

Becca Ann said...

I like the Long Embrace Legging - Red

Sarah said...

I like the on the go hoodie in red!

Allison Bahr said...

I like the big brother jacket too! Thanks for the chances to win something.
Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

Danielle PB said...

I like the girls' Shake it Up Pants.

Tylerpants said...

My pick would be the Here is Now Jacket for my son. tylerpants(at)gmail.com

kathy pease said...

I like the My Heart Tunic
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Jennifer Q. said...

I like the I Heart Play Hoodie.

mary gardner said...

I like the Say Cheese Jacket

Teresa Thompson said...

Join The Club Coat

lilbabypug said...

I like the Seeing Stripes dress the best

Vikki Billings said...

I like the Run Wild Pants for my grandson!
vikki.billings@yahoo.com

julescar74 said...

I love the Sweet Smile Skinnies they are soooo cute

Susan Smoaks said...

i like the Boys On the Go Hoodie

susansmoaks at gmail dot com

michedt said...

I like the Sun Dance Skirt.
Michelle Tucker

Sarah Marshall said...

I love the Seeing Stripes dress!

Candice said...

I like the boys Hang Loose jacket
thank you
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Christian Alejandro said...

I really liked the Mermaid Legging. lexbaylor27 at gmail dot com

sunnydiana said...

I liked the Seeing Stripes Dress, so cute

Emmy Coffee said...

I like the Always Cool Shirt

Gianna said...

Say Cheese Jacket.

Tara Carlson said...

I like the PlayJamas the most.

lilyk said...

The Wrapped in Style Scarf looks very nice!