Who hasn’t dressed their baby in a gorgeous outfit only for the little one to be soaked through to the skin with drool?
One mum-of-two was so fed up with the constant clothes changing and chafed skin she resolved to do something about it.
Hannah Rayner quit her job in media sales in July 2015 to back herself and her DribbleDry baby range.
DribbleDry, which is fully patented, uses a combination of micro-fleece and bamboo fabric that takes moisture away from the garment and then suspends it until it is washed.
Her products have recently been worn by celebrity Imogen Thomas’s daughter Siera, and by Apprentice contestant Neil Clough’s daughter Lucia.
Imogen wrote on Twitter: “Here’s the princess home sweet home all relaxed in her new @dribbledry so happy this babygrow has arrived in time.”
DribbleDry has also been shortlisted for Most Innovative Baby Product 2016′ by Mumii, the news and reviews website for parents.
Hannah said: “I first had the idea in 2009 when my youngest son, Harry, who was two at the time, was dribbling heavily.
“He was dressed in a smart outfit but it was covered by a large wet patch, which looked awful
“I then put a bib on him but that just hid his nice clothes.
“I just wanted a normal top that looks like a top but also acts like a bib, but when I searched there was nothing out there.”
Hannah designed the innovative DribbleDry product range – bibs, baby-grows and T-shirts – and is in discussion with a number of major retailers.
Hannah adds: “Babies all dribble and drool at some point in their early years.
“This can become worse during teething as they naturally produce more saliva.
“It’s all perfectly normal but saliva can cause dribble rash around the baby’s delicate chest area as it contains digestive enzymes that can irritate the skin.
“Soggy clothing isn’t comfortable for a baby and doesn’t look great either.
“The microfleece top layer of the absorbent chest area wicks away moisture so the clothes don’t look or feel wet.
“The abosrbent Bamboo layer also has anti-bacterial and odourless properties.”
Hannah is married to builder husband Scott, and is mum to Jack, 15, and eight-year-old Harry.
She adds: “I’m excited about all the positive feedback we are getting and amazed my product is out there and helping people now.
“A lot of people have said they wished this type of thing had been around years ago. They are amazed how good the quality is.”
Hannah is planning to expand the range to include jumpers and dresses and have a wider choice of designs.
She has sent bibs to an orphanage in Uganda that has 350 children with cerebral palsy and is hoping to send some more out.
She is also looking at designing specifically for people with disabilities and the adult care home market.
To find out more about DribbleDry, go to www.dribbledry.com.