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Enjoy the Summer in Silkberry Baby (plus Coupon Code!)

When local Vancouver mom Carrie discovered that her second child was allergic to the synthetic fibers in regular bedding, she decided to create her own baby bedding with hypoallergenic and environmentally-friendly mulberry silk floss and bamboo. Silkberry Baby‘s line was eventually extended to modern and eco-friendly baby and children’s clothing up to size 4T, all made from quality bamboo blend fabrics.

Rayon from bamboo is a hypoallergenic fiber, safe for the most sensitive baby skin. It’s breathable, antibacterial, and excellent for regulating body temperature. And unlike cotton, bamboo is considered a sustainable crop as it grows quickly and thrives without the need for insecticides or herbicides.

Tee and Kay both received bamboo smocked sundresses from Silkberry Baby’s summer collection.

Silkberry Baby bamboo smocked sundresses in Apple Print and Lollipop Pink

The first thing I noticed was how incredibly silky soft and light the dresses are. The bamboo rayon fabric is airy, breathable, and luxuriously soft with a little bit of stretch. I think this is the perfect material for summer. Unfortunately, they don’t call it the Wet Coast without reason, and we’ve had a lot of cloud but not much sun the past couple of weeks. I was finally able to get some outdoor pictures today.

Tee picked the Apple Print sundress in 3-4T, and I chose Lollipop Pink in 18m-2T for Kay. Tee’s dress has a mix of dark pink and light pink apples on a white background. It really is the cutest pattern. The Lollipop Pink dress is plainer but features pretty zig zag embroidery in contrasting colours on the smocking. Both dresses have ruffled elastic shoulder straps, a ruffled neckline, a smocked bodice, and a sweet little ruffled tiered hem.

Silkberry Baby bamboo smocked sundress in Lollipop Pink

Both girls love their dresses! Tee in particular loves twirling around in hers, I think because of how silky it feels. The stretch fabric and elastic in the bodice and straps mean the dresses never feel constricting. They’re super comfortable and move easily with my very active kids.

My only caveat is about the sizing. Tee’s on the shorter side of the growth chart and only just turned four in March, but if she grows any more (as I suspect she will), her 3-4T dress will be far too short by the end of the summer. Fortunately, it works just as nicely as a tunic paired with some neutral leggings. But if your child is on the taller side or at the upper end of the size range, be aware that this sundress may show a little more leg than you were expecting and you should probably go up a size.

Silkberry Baby bamboo smocked sundress in Apple Print

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The bamboo smocked sundresses I reviewed retail for $28.99 each. You can purchase your own and browse the rest of Silkberry Baby’s new summer collection online. Until July 4, 2014, use special coupon code WESTCOAST15 for 15% off your purchase!

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Disclosure: I received sample items for review. All opinions expressed are completely honest and my own, based on my personal experience. Your experience may differ.

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61 Comments

  • Such pretty little dresses! I also like the Princess Tulle Dress, among others….
    My little girl wouldn’t let me put a dress on her until very recently, now she won’t take them off lol.

    As always, great photos!

  • love the clothing they have, so many pretty dresses and its always better with deals and free shipping 😉 hehe thanks for share

  • Those are absolutely the cutest dresses. I love bamboo fibers, so much. Thanks for sharing a great company with us.

  • I absolutely love those dresses. I have a couple bamboo/rayon blend tshirts as well as the aden and anais dream blanket. If their clothing is half as soft, sign me up!!! I love them already, now to narrow down my wish list!

  • I keep hearing more and more about bamboo, even though I haven’t tried it myself yet, I can’t wait too, bamboo sounds so wonderful and luxurious! I love the top picture of the girls playing they look so lovely in their sundresses!!

  • I had never heard of these. They are so cute, I have a grandchild due tomorrow if it’s a girl I will be ordering one of these

  • I love bamboo, it’s so soft and breathable. It’s hands down the best material for baby clothes, imo.

  • Bamboo is seriously the nicest softest material. A bit more expensive, but I have a few tshirts and absolutely love them. It’s so nice to know there are some out there for babies (because they have the nicest skin already so bamboo on their soft skin would just be the sweetest). I love the dresses you got for your girls!

  • I’m loving learning about this bamboo clothing! Of course we want the best for our babies, and this is sounding great! Thank you for the honest review! Wiggles and I will have to check this out.

  • I love bamboo clothing. The prints on these dresses is adorable. Glad to find new products like this through blogs.

  • the outfits are so cute. I’ve never actually owned any fabric/clothing made from bamboo but I am very interested in it.

  • I am glad I decided to read the review because I am planning on buying the Bamboo Gown Kimono (Pool) for my grandbaby due in August and you have a coupon code all set for me to use, thanks

  • I’m very interested in trying bamboo materials for things other than diaper inserts. I know how soft those are, so I can only imagine how perfect these little dresses are!

  • I really am digging bamboo clothing over the past year or so. We have a new little guy due in 3 weeks and I’d love to add this adorable romper to his wardrobe… along with a few of those dresses for my 2 year old daughter Juliet 🙂

  • I love Elephants on little guys- I think thats what draws me to the Bamboo Gown Kimono in both dove and pool. If had to choose a favorite, thats what I’d pick 🙂

  • Some of the best companies grow out of a need to make something better in their own life. Good for Carrie for being able to move forward with her company to help her little boy.

  • how adorable!!! i have a daughter and now pregnant with my second daughter. cant wait till they can be twirling around together to 🙂
    and absolutely LOVE their dresses. gorgeous

  • Seeing these little dresses makes me wish I could fit into one again! I had a bamboo t-shirt a few years ago and I still remember every little detail about this shirt to this day. It was my absolute favourite.

  • what cute little dresses. the clothes look so soft and comfy. i love that the prints are so cute and the clothes look so comfy.

  • Your girls are adorable! I love bamboo clothing! It really wears well and keeps you cool. Glad I found this company!

  • oh dear me your girls are too cute for words!! I imagine they’d look adorable in burlap sacks! .. I never heard of Silkberry, thank you so much for introducing me to them!! I have a little granddaughter who seems to have sensitive skin… this line would be perfect for her.

  • I didn’t know about all the benefits bamboo clothing has! I have a few items and I do know that it feels amazingly soft and luxurious. The prices seem very reasonable too.

  • I have never tried Bamboo clothing yet.Love the benefits of natural and light and silky feel! thank for the great review! Your girls are adorable!

  • The Bamboo clothing looks soft comfy and stylish too.Those dresses look adorable on those sweet little girls.I would be so proud to have some of their clothing for my grandchildren.Thanks for this great review.

  • Wow, those dresses are adorable! I checked out the website and absolutely love the whale print tank bodysuit, it would be absolutely perfect for my nephew. Thanks for the review, I always like supporting local Vancouver businesses if I can!

  • I love the sundresses. With such soft and silky mterials, the little girls probably feel like princesses in them.
    It’s hard to believe that these dresses are washable as they must be to be practical as well as beautiful. It is wonderful to have fabrics that do not set off allergies in children or anyone else. The romper is so well made as well with the bottom zipper and the soft, stretchy fabric. Thank you for telling us about these wonderful clothes.

  • wow, i had never even heard of bamboo products before reading this. I guess I have a lot to learn! Lol I definitely couldn’t tell the difference by looking, all the products are so cute!

  • I hadn’t heard of Silkberry until now. I have several relatives expecting soon, & Silkberry has adorable baby clothes!