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Induction Certificate Number:   74020120706-575
Induction Date:   July 06, 2012
Certificate License Status:   Active
Product:   Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib
MSRP:   $28.00 USD
Company URL:  http://www.wee-drool.com
Rating: 

Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bib

by:  Rev. James G.W. Fisher - Editor / Product Evaluation Expert
     
Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) Date:  07/06/2012

Wee Drool T-bibs are stylish waterproof bibs designed to protect your little one's clothing from dribble, drool, spit up and spills in an ultra chic green way. Made from a blend of Bamboo Viscose and Organic Cotton, these T-bibs are the ultimate in softness, comfort, soak-proof protection and of course, style!

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Product Type Release Year Primary Usage Target Age / Max. Weight Target Gender
Baby Accessories 2011 Consumer 3mo. to 2 Years Female/Male


Evaluation Report Summary (ERS) - Index



Evaluation Report Summary (ERS)
Category Rating Scores

Category rating scores are based on scale from 1 to 5. Rating score must be 3 or higher to pass in each evaluation category.


Cost Benefit Durability Ease Of Use Functionality Innovation Visual Appeal
5 5 5 5 5 4.5

Final product / service rating is averaged from the sum total of ALL applicable evaluation category scores. Only scores of "3" or higher are published.

There are a total of 357 evaluation categories which are used in our evaluation process.
(NOTE: Not all categories are applicable to any one product or online service.)

Only 6 of the evaluation category rating scores for this New Inductee's evaluation are featured for public view.



Critical Evaluation Information

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About Our New Inductee
A quick yet informative glance at what this New Inductee is all about.

The Wee-Drool Waterproof Reversible T-Bibs, (Wee-Drool), are probably one of the very best products in their class that have earned the right to become recognized as a recipient of The Toy Man® Seal of Approval.

Are you tired of your infant or toddler's clothes getting everything under the sun spilled on them? Wee-Drool not only keeps your child's drool or whatever else they are eating from their clothes, but serves as fashionable accessory apparel!
Image of a child wearing the Wee Cycle T-bib and feeling beefy.

"Oh my gosh! My daughter can't just pull it off like the rest of the bibs I have bought. For once here clothes won't get soiled from her eating and she just looks so cute in it too!."


* A quote from one of the very excited Mom's at The Toy Man® Product Carnival; the test-run of our new quarterly scheduled consumer hands-on evaluation mega-events.
* Click on the image above to see the full hi-res image

Wee Drool T-bibs are stylish waterproof bibs designed to protect your little one's clothing from dribble, drool, spit up and spills in an ultra chic green way. Their unique three layered t-shirt like design will ease your mind of the worries that a normal bib poses while leaving your little one smiling in comfort.

Made from a blend of Bamboo Viscose and Organic Cotton, these T-bibs are the ultimate in softness, comfort, soak-proof protection and of course, style! Oh, did I forget to mention they are also Eco-Conscious?

Wee Drool T-bibs feature hip modern prints that make for a stylish cover up solution that is inspiring a new generation to drool in style!
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Additional Details and Perspectives
More than just a cursory glance with aspects of relative importance.

According to the developer of the Wee Drool T-Bibs, "They are designed to resemble a hip graphic tee that can't be yanked off, won't flip around like a cape or flip over the baby’s face when lying down." A baby will feel and look like the bib is part of their outfit. To put the icing on the cake, the Wee Drool T-Bibs are designed for the Eco-minded parent and fashion conscious tot.


An image of a toddler feeling beefy with his Wee Bot T-bib.  
"I love the wee drool bib! It covers his whole shirt and the T-shape make it so that it stays in place well. No more ruined outfits on spaghetti night for us! Thank you!"

* A quote from a mother who won one of the samples we gave away.


The Wee Drool T-bibs make a difference not just for the mother but for the child too! Comfort matters and encourages the development of a greater sense of self-esteem. The little guy in the picture above was having no issues with self-esteem. He was feeling pretty beefy with his Wee Bot T-bib.

While functionality is always important, the first and foremost concern is for the child. The Wee Drool T-Bibs encompass a wide variety of assets to boast of.

  • They remains in place, stable and increasing the functionality of the bibs substantially
  • They introduce style as in apparel even though they are an accessory
  • They have a three-layer design that serves a dual purpose:
    • Keep a child comfortable during eating or when they drool
    • Alleviate the common issue of a child removing the bib with 3 snap connectors
  • They come in 8 different fashionable designs
  • They save a Mom time and labor due to far less washing from spills and drool
  • They are environmentally safe with low-impact dyes and materials used
Kelly Yaep, the creative thinker responsible for the creation of the Wee Drool product said it so perfectly. "The T-bib makes for a stylish cover-up solution that is inspiring a new generation to drool in style."
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Independent Evaluator Reports Icon Independent Evaluator Reports
Extensive independent study and analysis by credentialed scholars.
The information to follow is comprised of excerpts from inclusive detailed Evaluator Reports pertaining to this New Inductee. These reports have been prepared by credentialed scholars from their own extensive independent study and analysis.
* These excerpts have been posted verbatim, paraphrased, or a combination of both, in order to encapsulate the primary details conveyed in each of the evaluation reports in a brief summary form.

Textile Engineer (PhD) - Product Development
Director of Textile Engineering and Product Development

"The Wee Drool T-bibs have taken an age-old textile design and advanced to an entirely new form with more functionality while maintaining bringing apparel style into accessory. Many companies today are approaching new combinations of textile materials for a product. The problem is that the end result tends to be nothing more than a re-introduction of the same product with a new color and print.

What this company has done is to perform a logical analysis of function, materials, and cost weighed against probable return on investment. Through careful, diligent study, and simple logic from experience, they have identified the failures in an age-old design and created necessary solutions to those failures.
"


"The textile materials selected for this product are an excellent combination of bamboo and cotton. This not only contributes to ecological concern but reduces shipping weight by a considerable margin. The t-bibs allow for a wider range of functionality well beyond the standard bib. This increases the marketability to a level that is far from trivial."

"In my testing of the t-bibs it was so affecting to see that despite repeated washing following application of various foods, and other substances, the t-bibs still retained the vibrant colors. There was minimal to no visibly evident deviation from original state of fabrics prior to testing."

"I might be lacking in the savvy a woman has with infant accessories, but I do have years of experience in textile engineering and product design. When you combine the a design structure that inhibits the t-bib from flipping up or rotating around the child's neck, waterproof 3 layer material, and creating the impression of apparel with style rather than a standard bib and you have a historical step forward in bib design."



Behavioral Psychologist, Ph.D.
Physical Therapist / Special Needs Professional

"The Wee Drool T-bibs Not are by far one of the best accessories I have seen to date for use with infants and toddlers. Based upon the studies we have conducted, that the Wee Drool T-bibs are especially suitable for use with Special Needs children.

As is commonly known, Special Needs children can often times require far greater attention overall, but even more so when it comes to their eating. The Wee Drool T-bibs assist a parent or caregiver to meet the needs of their children Special Needs children in a much more effective manner."  

"Whether an average, healthy child or one that requires more attention to meet their unique Special Needs, the Wee Drool T-bibs provide a distinct advantage. This advantage will make a parent or caregivers labors more simple and effective with less mess and a higher level of safety."


"An important point to consider is the psychological impact that the Wee Drool T-bibs create not just for the child, but the parent or caregiver as well. The increase in functionality of the bibs results in less mess. Less mess translates into less stress. That in itself alone is a substantial contribution to the value of the Wee Drool T-bibs


* PLEASE NOTE: At the request of our independent evaluators their names are not disclosed to protect their personal and professional privacy. Their labors are provided at no charge to assist us in providing a well-balanced and accurate evaluation report summary, (ERS). All opinions and or statements from the independent evaluator(s) featured here do not represent the opinion of The Toy Man® Product Guide, any member or division of Epiphany Communications and the International Parenting Institute.



Consumer Hands-on Evaluation
Details about the experience at our consumer hands-on evaluation event.

As a prelude or "testing ground for our new feature event

"The Toy Man® Product Carnival", the first of our new quarterly scheduled consumer hands-on evaluation mega-events, we introduced the Wee Drool T-Bibs. Never did we imagine the level of response from the largest mass of consumers we have ever had congregated at one time to participate.

Realistically there really shouldn't have been any surprise in the slightest. Considering the results from our evaluation process thus far, the Wee Drool T-Bibs were nothing short of the finest in quality and design. All the same, this was a segment in our evaluation where we see the product under evaluation from an entirely different perspective; that of the consumer.


An image of some of the Wee Drool T-Bibs  
"I wish we had the Wee Drool T-Bibs when my kids were raised. They make such a difference for a Mom. They are sure to be a hit with the retail stores for sure."

* A quote taken from the feedback form from a grandmother with 12 children and 27 grandchildren during the test run our latest new evaluation mega-event held in Los Angeles.
 


Never have we seen such a huge number of mothers amassed together, so elated with excitement talking about or evaluating the Wee Drool T-Bibs. It was amazing to see how the excitement from but a mere handful of women over the Wee Drool T-Bibs quickly expanded into a group so large and making so much noise that we were asked to quiet things down in respect of others in the mall.

Women were so amazed to see how the babies and toddlers just could not remove the Wee Drool T-Bibs. Unlike the bibs they currently used, the Wee Drool T-Bibs kept things in order while looking great simultaneously. One woman commented, "Who could possibly imagine a baby bib that looks as good as regular infant and toddler apparel?"

Once the event was over and we had examined all videos, feedback forms, and our own staff notes, we compiled the results and the Wee Drool T-Bibs passed this evaluation category for Consumer Hands-On Evaluation flawlessly. This was a set of products that really wowed the crowd with style!

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Evaluation Category Rating Scores and Summary
A sampling of the evaluation category rating scores from the product review itself.
There are a total of 357 evaluation categories in our entire evaluation process.
(Not all categories apply to any one product or service under evaluation.)

COST BENEFIT: Rating Level - [5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

COST BENEFIT was a quite easily determined. The textile materials used for the Wee Drool T-Bibs, the overall functionality/use, durability level and visual appeal, were all holding high scoring. This isn't even beginning to consider the full scope of vast number of other evaluation rating categories. When the mothers were queried in our feedback forms how they felt as for COST BENEFIT, the message was clear that the Wee Drool T-Bibs was judged to be a good investment and many expressed the intention to purchase some.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that the Wee Drool T-Bibs achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for COST BENEFIT.





DURABILITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 4 gold  stars

The Wee Drool T-Bibs did quite well in this category for DURABILITY. They pulled their weight without a glitch, just as New Inductees leaders of past. As part of our evaluation process with textile based products, the Wee Drool T-Bibs were run through testing in a commercial washing machine for 32 consecutive times, being washed with sand stones then dried. Despite the level of wear and tear the Wee Drool T-Bibs were being subjected to being well above the norm, they retained the same level of look and quality as when we first began washing them.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that the Wee Drool T-Bibs achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for DURABILITY.





EASE OF USE: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

EASE OF USE and the Wee Drool T-Bibs literally wrote the book. The Wee Drool T-Bibs were so popular with many of the mothers in this regard. Easy to attach and remove for a Mom, yet not the child, the Wee Drool T-Bibs proved their rating in this category was well beyond well deserved. The Wee Drool T-Bibs captured the attention of every mother in the hands-on evaluation. Simplicity is vital to a mother and the Wee Drool T-Bibs delivered exactly that!

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, the Wee Drool T-Bibs easily rose to the top with a perfect score of [5] stars for EASE OF USE.





FUNCTIONALITY: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

The FUNCTIONALITY of a product is a very strong factor in its potential success. The Wee Drool T-Bibs covered every possible range of the spectrum in FUNCTIONALITY. There is no question about it that the Wee Drool T-Bibs literally re-invented the concept of bibs with far greater FUNCTIONALITY than ever dreamed of before.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that the Wee Drool T-Bibs achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for FUNCTIONALITY





INNOVATION: Rating Level - [5] an image of 5 gold  stars

The INNOVATION of a product is a very strong factor in its potential success and the Wee Drool T-Bibs really pushed the limits of the imagination when it comes to INNOVATION. Creative concepts of innovative product design are always important yet the Wee Drool T-Bibs are not just innovative. The Wee Drool T-Bibs have set the path for others to use them as a model for future innovative product designs.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that the Wee Drool T-Bibs achieved a perfect score of [5] stars for INNOVATION





VISUAL APPEAL: Rating Level - [4.5] an image of 4.5 gold  stars

The VISUAL APPEAL evaluation category with an apparel product such as the Wee Drool T-Bibs, provides a challenging task to establish an accurate and unquestionable rating score. Our evaluation standards were designed to take the personal opinion out of the picture, yet there are some occasions where that comes into question. This is one of them.

From the standpoint of every woman who saw the the Wee Drool T-Bibs or actually experienced using it, VISUAL APPEAL was quite high. It was easy to determine that the Wee Drool T-Bibs were outstanding as far as women were concerned in most aspects of the evaluation.

Despite the the Wee Drool T-Bibs were being praised for how "cute" they were, they just didn't have enough of the right WOW!factor™ from a VISUAL APPEAL perspective. The focus in the development of the Wee Drool T-Bibs was on having a well balanced combination of elements to combine value and functionality together.

After reviewing all feedback forms, video tapes, staff notations and category rating sheets, it was clear to see that the Wee Drool T-Bibs fell short of a perfect score by a mere half a point, and established a rating score of [4.5] stars for VISUAL APPEAL.
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EVALUATION RESULTS - From evaluation for induction into "The Toy Man® News & Reviews"
       
    Overall Rating:   5
     
    Seal of Approval:  
     
    Recommends Award:  
       
       
    eco-Recognition™ Seal:  
     
    Award of Excellence:  
     
    eChoice™ Award:  
       
       
    S. T. E. M. Award:   
     
    Mom Approved Award:  
     
    Award of Recognition:™  
       



THE TOY MAN® SEAL OF APPROVAL

"The first and original Seal of Approval®...
designed for product recognition and validation."


Since 1971 The Toy Man® Seal of Approval has served as an emblem of professional recognition for a 
product or service having met the strict evaluation standards of The Toy Man® Product Guide. Since 1971, "The Toy Man® Seal of Approval" has served as an emblem and standard for professional recognition of a product or online service having met the globally recognized evaluation standards of The Toy Man® Product Guide.

This emblem was first established in 1971 by the International Parenting Institute™. It is modeled after the "Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval®", an emblem of recognition for products which meet the globally recognized high standards set forth by the Good Housekeeping Institute®.





THE TOY MAN® ECO-RECOGNITION SEAL

"An emblem of the highest recognition...
for support of ecological concerns applied in full measure."

The Toy Man® eco-Recognition Seal™, by Rev. James
G.W. Fisher, (Chief editor and Product Evaluation Specialist of The Toy Man® Product Guide), and staff.  
These products have demonstrated that they possess the potential as well as high probability to be top sellers.
The Toy Man® eco-Recognition Seal™ embodies the highest recognition for products and services which provide a significant contribution to ecological concerns by one or more of the following;
- earthFriendly™ / Recycled / Recyclable materials are being used primarily or entirely in the manufacturing of the product.

- Product is or will soon be available exclusively or primarily online.


THE TOY MAN® AWARDS

"These are globally recognized awards that are received by a limited few,
yet they provide the well earned recognition well beyond the average that is truly deserved!"

Since 1971 The Toy Man® Seal of Approval has served as an emblem of professional recognition for a 
product or service having met the strict evaluation standards of The Toy Man® Product Guide. "The Toy Man® Recommends...™ Award" is by far, the most challenging of our awards to acquire.  Products and Online Services that receive this award are officially "recommended" by The Toy Man® Product Guide. 

These products and online services are given recognition as being one of the limited few judged as having the best return on investment.  This includes yet not limited to both immediate and long term benefit from use."


"The Toy Man® Award of Excellence" is awarded to inductees that have an overall Evaluation Category Rating Average, ECRA™, of [5] Stars. That is the highest level of rating available on a 1-5 scale evaluation model. The ECRA is based upon the overall average from all applicable evaluation categories"
PLEASE NOTE: There are a total of 357 evaluation categories with a minimum of 231 being applicable to any one product or online service in our evaluation process with 6 being featured in the Evaluation Report Summary, ERS.


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