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Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 11 customer ratings
12 reviews

First, there was the spork. A glorious and utilitarian combination of everyone’s two favourite utensils. Now, Lil Helper has taken it to the next level by introducing the Smocket. This beauty is a long-sleeved smock with a crumb-catching pocket on the front, making it the ultimate accessory for mealtimes or messy playtime. It is the spork of the bib world and we promise you will love it just as much.


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Is it just me, or is this whole parenting thing getting harder with each new generation?

I know if I asked my parents this question, they would have some response about the parenting technology and convenience “gadgets” I have that make some of the day-to-day tasks easier.

Then they would likely hit me with something about what things were like “back in their day.”

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But what I don’t think they really understand, is how much expectations of parents have changed since they were raising us.

I feel like most days, my parents were just shooting for making sure we didn’t mortally wound ourselves while we were running wild in the backyard.

And don’t get me wrong, keeping your kid alive from one day to the next is an admirable goal, to be sure. Some days that is about as high as I can realistically set my parenting goals.

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But that alone, apparently, isn’t enough anymore.

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No, no. You need to have it all, do it all, and be it all for your kids. All while operating in a world that places more demands on our time than ever before.

Play groups, bake sales, extra-curriculars, volunteering, one-on-one time with your kid, work, cleaning, self-care, time with your partner, eating, sleeping, breathing freaking oxygen…


Oh and you need to pretend like this is all easy-breezy. Because heaven forbid you let another parent see you sweat in the school drop-off line.

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Now I’m not saying that my mom didn’t have to rush to bake some last minute cupcakes for a next-day bake sale because I forgot to tell her they were needed. Or that she didn’t struggle to balance her time and energy.

I’m just saying that her cupcakes didn’t need to be gluten, nut, and sugar-free, organic, non-GMO, social-media-worthy masterpieces, because society’s expectations have changed.


Now, to be fair, some of this extra stress is a little self-imposed. Are your kids really going to care if they have a themed birthday party with coordinated decorations?


Probably not, so long as they get to do something fun, open some gifts, get hopped up cake and cookies, and run around like the insane little gremlins they are.


But sometimes they do, especially when Stacey’s kid comes to play group talking about the pony she got for her half-birthday.

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And the very last thing any parent wants to do is disappoint their kid.

Plus, there is something super satisfying about showing up Stacey and her Pinterest worthy, over-decorated, colour-coordinated, “Baby Got Her First Hangnail” extravaganza, complete with customized loot bags.


But all of this work striving to meet expectations takes its toll and exacts a price.

Sometimes it’s our energy.

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Sometimes it’s our sanity.

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But most often, it is our time and it leaves us feeling like we are always a step behind.

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This is why we need those “newfangled” products our parents are in awe of seem more important than ever. Anything to make our day-to-day lives less chaotic and complicated.

Luckily, at Lil Helper, we specialize in making awesome products that work harder so you don’t have to.

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Like our new Smocket. A multi-purpose little powerhouse that will become an indispensable tool in your child-rearing arsenal.

Check it out…

Manages Mess: The Smocket is a full-sleeve bib (a.k.a smock) with a crumb catcher on the front (or pocket). See what we did there? This bad boy is more than just a catchy name, however. It is designed to take all the mess your kid can throw at it, which means less mess for you to deal with.

Multi-Purpose: Dinner time. Arts and crafts time. Basically any time you think your kid might get messy is the perfect time to pull out the Smocket. Which, let’s face it, is pretty much ALL THE TIME.

Stays Put: Hats, teeny sunglasses, socks… all of these were things I spent the first year of my child’s life attempting to keep on his freaking body. What is the point of a product designed to protect your kid, if it doesn’t actually stay on your kid? The Smocket does not have that problem. With a snap to secure it at the neck and a tie closure to ensure it stays put at the waist, you can rest easy knowing that you will not be provoked into a rage when it falls off for the one millionth time, like their stupid booties.

Machine Washable: We have all had it happen to us. You find some product that fall in love with. It could be a new shirt. It could be a super awesome coffee mug. It seems like serendipity until you read the care instructions and see those dreaded words: Hand. Wash. Only. REALLY? Who has time for that? If you can’t stick it in a dishwasher or washing machine, then it just becomes another thing on your ten-page to-do list. No problem here with the Smocket. Toss it in the laundry and walk away.

For Big and Little Mess Makers: Spoiler alert for new parents...just because your child figures out how to get food in their mouth on the first try without dropping it or use a utensil does not mean the messes are going to stop. It will astonish you the new and creative ways that kids can come up with to get themselves and your home grubby. That is why the Smocket comes in two sizes: 6-18 months and 18-36 months.

Setting high expectations for yourself as a parent isn’t a bad thing. Nor is wanting to give you and your family the best life you can.

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But balancing it all can make for a crazy ride.

So at Lil Helper, we promise we will always be working to make products that help make your needs, society’s expectations, and everyday life a little easier to manage.

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  1. Mary (verified owner)

    Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
    12 reviews

    Must have for a self feeding baby!

    I got the large smocket so that I could use it with my 2.5 year old and my 8 month old. My toddler uses it frequently for painting and sensory play, it fits him well with some extra room to grow. The Large is supposed to fit 12 to 36 months so my 8 month old is still a little small for it, but the elastics on the wrist make it so that I can easily roll up the sleeves to make it fit smaller. I’m sure the small would be a much better fit for my 8 month old, especially around the neck, but we’ve had success with the large. She has started self feeding and makes a huge mess! We usually have to do a full outfit change if we don’t use the smocket. The full sleeved bib keeps her shirt clean and pocket bows out so that it catches runaway food before it lands on her lap. It’s made of PUL which makes dry quickly when it goes through the wash. The material is also easy to wipe down if a full wash isn’t necessary.

  2. Rachel VT

    Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
    12 reviews

    Full coverage!

    The size large fits my two year old so well! I love how much it covers even in the back- keeps all the mess off of her favourite t-shirt

  • Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
    12 reviews

    "I was debating getting a smocket for my little one. I finally got one for her during the Black Friday sale and I loved it! Had to order a few more! They catch everything and keep her clean. Can't wait to try them for art activities too."

    Nadell | December 2020
  • Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
    12 reviews

    "For anyone who is letting baby self feed, the smocket is essential! I bought two to start out, and I think I need 4, one for every meal and a backup for snacks and laundry. My one desired adjustment I think may have been modified for newer prints, but I’d love it if the neck had more adjustable size settings. Like I said, I think that this may have been addressed already or will be in upcoming releases? Either way, it won’t stop me from getting two more and using a clip to tighten the neck up!"

    Katie | December 2020
  • Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
    12 reviews

    "We have the large smocket for our 2 year old and it has saved soo many outfits from blueberry and spaghetti disasters. I just wish it came in adult size to protect my clothes while bathing the little monsters."

    Jlynn | December 2020
  • Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
    12 reviews

    "These are amazing, and the new design is even better for my littles, who are needing this for crafts, and Life is much easier for the little & big self feeders in our house!!"

    Joan | December 2020
  • Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
    12 reviews

    "These are the best thing ever for mealtimes!! My girl is a messy eater and this keeps the mess at bay! I can only imagine how fantastic they will be once she’s old enough for crafts!"

    Shandell Donaldson | December 2020
  • Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
    12 reviews

    "I love ❤️ my smockets, perfect for catching food and keeping them clean while they do their arts and crafts! Definitely need more 😉"

    Eve Banford | October 2020
  • Rated 0 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
    12 reviews

    "These smockets are amazing for all kids! I have tried other smocks all of which I was largely disappointment with! These smockets catch all food, liquid, anything you want it to catch! The pocket sticks out just enough to catch things! The waterproof PUL makes it so that even when a lot of liquid is spilled my daughter is completely dry! These smockets are AMAZING, everyone needs at least 2 in their lives!"

    Erica | September 2020
  • Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
    12 reviews

    "I love using these smockets with my toddler when we do craft time, they fully cover up and are super cute! We went with the succulent print and I love the vibrant colours"

    katelyndebus | September 2020
  • Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
    12 reviews

    "We are using the smocket for playtime mess and it is terrific. We just put our little munchkin in it and let her go at the pudding paint or cheerio sand with easy clean up when she is done. We have the Mobot print and it is my absolute favourite, we are big robot fans in this house so I squealed with joy when I saw this print, especially wit the pink for our little gal!"

    Lisa | July 2020
  • Rated 5 out of 5 based on 12 customer ratings
    12 reviews

    "I absolutely LOVE these smockets for mealtime. They are so easy to put on and to take off - and they protect my baby’s clothes as he smears and grinds food all over himself and his surroundings. The elastics around the long sleeves, the secure snaps and tie, and the pocket are all such great details - but it’s the fabric that really makes it for me. I swear, it’s stain proof! Our placemats maybe stained for life, but these smockets keep coming out as new from the wash. That said - these are super easy to care for and make cleanup a cinch. I am a huge fan - highly recommend."

    Nell | June 2020

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