L.M. asks from Franklin, MI on February 09, 2008
Bibs That Stay On
My sweet baby girl can rip off any bib you put on her neck in a heartbeat. Usually she will leave it on during the meal,but the moment she is done she will pull it off, including the Baby Bjorns. So before I invest again I'd like suggestions for bibs that tie/velcro in the back,(something only Linda Blair could see if she turned her head all the way around:)preferably with a pocket to catch any falling food.
B.A. answers from Detroit on February 11, 2008
E.S. answers from Grand Rapids on February 11, 2008
I hate to tell you this, but once they learn how to take that bib off and that they don't like it, it's useless to try to keep one on. My 1yr old does the same. I simply now carry around an extra change of clothes and pretreater spray.
K.S. answers from Detroit on February 11, 2008
Momma L. ! Congratulations on the new baby ! I am soooo happy for both of you !!!
L. , If you or someone who can sew--make a bib that fits like a shirt top-IE a hand towel with a circle cut out of it ( I have used a cereal bowl as a template) Style 1 -fits over the head and has a stretch collar sewn around the inside of the "hole"
#2 is cut the same but slit in the back and velcro sewn on the flaps- my Grandchildren didn't like wet bibs to stay on them -or bibs that got in the way of there hands- I have actually sewn a (mouth safe ) toy, or pacifier on the lowest part of the bib.
Hope you find something that works for you
I know you are just loving being a Mommy- wish this site had pictures !
N.S. answers from Detroit on February 11, 2008
They have bibs that just slide over the babys head like a shirt would. She probably would not be able to get that off. I found mine at Target, but I have seen them at Wal-Mart and Babie R Us also. The only ones I have seen with the little spill catchers are velcro.
L.R. answers from Detroit on February 10, 2008
they have bobs that go over th head-no velcro or snaps at all.
J.M. answers from Saginaw on February 11, 2008
My son was/is the same way. What works for him is t-shirts. I use plain white ones that are too big( 2t and he's one )this way I can bleach them. I just put them over top his clothes and because they're so big they sit right on top of his lap and catch the food he drops. Of course nothing is foolproof, but at least we've managed not to ruin all his outfits.
K.M. answers from Saginaw on February 13, 2008
They are a little hard to find but if you ask some friends they may have some oldies around.....There is a style that pulls over the head. It's kinda a terry cloth material with a hole in the middle with a sewn on coller. you could make you own easy enough, buy a bathroom or kitchen hand towel and cut a hole out of the middle. Then you could fold up the bottom and make the food catcher. Anyway you could pin the bottom down to her shirt too. Or the next best thing...when you are at home just take her shirt off her....clean her up when dinner is done. Less laundry this way and no fighting. Good luck. PS...It might also be her way of pushing her limits, and testing yours. At what point will you hollar, or let her get her way. And congrats on your new bundle!!
R.P. answers from Kalamazoo on February 11, 2008
My kids are also adopted (came home from Kazakhstan at 11 months). The bibs they had there had straps over the arms and a tie at the neck and across the back (sort of like an evening gown!) and a pocket on the front to catch food. Noto that I'm suggesting you fly to Kaz for a bib, but perhaps you can find the style online?
Second, neither of the kids really wore bibs in the baby home, so they had no interest in wearing them in our home. By 12 months we gave up the idea of bibs, sippy cups, and "kid food". They do fine without all those things, even if you get the occassional strange look from family or total strangers.
A.V. answers from Detroit on February 11, 2008
there are bibs that you can pull over their head and they stay on better i have seen them at the dollar store, meijer and walmart. My sister in law used to take all the clothes off her kids and just leave a diaper on and then put the bib on to keep the clothe looking good. I hope this helps.
R.W. answers from Jackson on February 11, 2008
What about the shirt neck bibs? or the smock type that have arm holes?
Is there a reason why she needs to wear a bib after her meal?