J.D. asks from Lakeville, MN on May 27, 2008
Full Cover Bib
I'm looking for a bib that will cover my most of my girls (arms, body, neck) when eating. We just started cereal and baby food and they are messy. Right now I typically strip them to their diaper, but it would be nice to just put a good bib on them that will not allow food to get on their clothing. They are only 5 months, and are on the smaller size. Finding a bib that will do the job is hard. I know they have bibs that cover their arms and top part of their body, but the neck area is my biggest problem right now. I need something that will cover their neck so food doesn't get on their colar. Any suggestions?
R.N. answers from St. Cloud on May 28, 2008
one step ahead has a few full body bibs that are easily washable. Also a company called bumpkin's offers one.\
B.A. answers from Wausau on May 28, 2008
have you thought of taking a turtleneck - in a size or two too large - and cutting up the back of it so you can just slip it on them? that would cover neck, chest and arms. put velcro or ties on the back of it to keep it somewhat closed.
S.H. answers from Lincoln on May 28, 2008
Use some of the receiving blankets I'm sure you have lying around. This is what I've started to do at home, and what we do at the daycare I work at. As long as you get it tied tight enough around the neck, no food should get there. With some foods (I know carrots seems to be a bad one) you might want to tuck a washcloth in the top of the shirt so the shirt doesn't still get stained.
K.T. answers from Milwaukee on May 28, 2008
My kids were never messy eaters, but we waited to start solids till 6 mos. and they ready? Maybe they are pushing too much food out of their mouths? We got full cover bib at USA Baby but have always used it for a fingerpaint smock, but it does have a really high neck. Good Luck!
P.K. answers from Minneapolis on May 27, 2008
Try getting a long bib and tuck it into the front part of the highchair if possible. I had a highchair that had 2 trays and the top tray would snap onto the bottom part, making it very easy to tuck something into it. That helps alot if you can find a way to tuck it up off their clothes. Or, try a large shirt of your hubby's or yours, or even an older siblings shirt that you could slip up and over them while eating...and still use a bib.
C.S. answers from Minneapolis on May 27, 2008
we started cereal and purees at about 5.5 months. but didn't really need bibs until he was finger fed. anyway, i recently bought a couple of these:
and some towel bibs like this (i found them on etsy.com):
C.K. answers from Madison on May 27, 2008
You should try cotton "flour sack" towels. I bought mine at Target in the kitchen towel department. They come in many colors, and are large enough to cover an antire toddler. My daycare lady recommended them a year ago, and they work like a charm. You just take two corners and tie them in a not around their neck. My son, who is 2, still can't get them off on his own either! People laugh when he wears them because he looks like he's waiting for his big BBQ rib dinner.
S.S. answers from Minneapolis on May 27, 2008
We took old towels and cut neck/head holes in the middle. They slipped over their heads like tunics, and washed up easily.
K.C. answers from Madison on May 28, 2008
You could try a small plastic art smock.