C.W. asks from Royal Oak, MI on October 09, 2008
This might be a lame or obvious question, but does anyone have any tricks with dirty bibs? All of our bibs are getting so stained and gross looking, and they seem to pile up in the kitchen sink. (My baby hates those vinyl bibs and tears them right off.)I was considering putting a bucket w/ Oxo powder and water under the sink so they could soak? If this sounds weird, I am very sleep deprived, so ignore it!
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So What Happened?™
I can't believe it's been over a month since I asked this question (time flies so ridiculously fast with a baby!) but I wanted to thank everyone for their helpful responses. My favorite for sure was Lisa O's recommendation to use Bumkins Bibs. They are well worth the extra money (especially because you really only need one or two - they dry really fast) and have made clean up sooo much easier.
Happy Thanksgiving Mamas!
L.M. answers from Detroit on October 10, 2008
I've tried washing them in color safe bleach and I still can't get the stains out. I give up. I have a stack of stained bibs used "at home" and I saved a couple nicer ones for "going-out."
R.A. answers from Detroit on October 10, 2008
I have a bucket of oxy clean and warm water that I keep in my laundry tub and I soak all of my stained baby clothes in it, it works great.
L.O. answers from Detroit on October 11, 2008
I gave up on cloth bibs.
Once your baby starts eating table food with his hands- cloth bibs are useless you need the pocket bibs taht catch the food that falls.
I highly recommend.. BUMKINS bibs. They are sold at right start stores, online and I just saw them at babies r us.
They are about $6 or 7 each.. I have 2 kids that wear bibs adn we have 6 bibs. It is plenty.
They are nylon - nice and soft. We rinse them after a messy meal and throw them in the washer when they get too dirty. They wash great and I have been using mine for almost 2 years and they are still holding up.
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H.D. answers from Saginaw on October 10, 2008
Rubbing in Era always seemed to do the trick for stains in any of our baby clothes (food and otherwise).
B.B. answers from Detroit on October 10, 2008
no advice here, but I have always wondered why they make such cute white and light colored bibs knowing that all baby food is green, orange, or red. :-) I say they do it on purpose...
L.W. answers from Lansing on October 09, 2008
I personally find that spraying a stain with shout, then rubbing some Era into it and washing it works wonders. My kids are always staining things--and I have to say, we have fewer stains since I've been doing it this way.
B.D. answers from Detroit on October 10, 2008
We put snaps on the vinyl bibs because our daughter would just rip them off as well. You can buy the tool and the snaps at Michael's or JoAnn's. I prefer the vinyl bibs because they are easier to clean than the cloth bibs after everything is slipped on it. The vinyl bibs that I have I bought them at Wal-Mart and they are not stratchy.
L.N. answers from Benton Harbor on October 09, 2008
You could try that...I love OxyMagic by Clorox.
Although I have to say (and you knew somebody would) that they are bibs...they're supposed to catch the stains, right?
K.B. answers from Detroit on October 10, 2008
soak them overnite in oxi-clean...they have a baby version, i have used both and gotten my burp rags nice and clean,
A.C. answers from Detroit on October 09, 2008