Bibs That Stay On

Updated on April 10, 2008
L.M. asks from Franklin, MI
19 answers

Hello moms,
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.
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B.A.

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Ikea has froggy bibs that are hard plastic and come with meal set they stay on pretty good and only $2.99
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/40084861

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E.S.

answers from Grand Rapids on

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.

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T.C.

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My daughter does the same thing with some of her bibs. I found one at Kmart(I believe or Babies R Us (I don't remember exactly) it's a bib that goes through the arms and velcros in the back, see if something like that works.

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N.W.

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Babies R Us has great bibs that slip over the child's head! They are really cute and thick.

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K.D.

answers from Grand Rapids on

Check out the bibs at www.babysplendor.com. I just started selling their products and they have bibs with pockets. My daughter does the same thing with her bibs! I have tried ones with snaps and pockets and they seem to work better.

K. R.
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K.F.

answers from Saginaw on

Have you tried a towel bib? they tuck in the back.. (local craft store or make one or a craft bib that is the same style, ties around the back, there are long sleeve ones like a shirt that ties or snaps at the waist. good luck K.

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J.D.

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I've found a great bib at Babies-R-Us. It is made by kiddopotamus. The bib is rubber and can be rolled up to take with! The back closure is a kind of button that slides on, so it's not easy to get off. There is also a mat for the table that rolls up for on the go as well!.

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S.R.

answers from Grand Rapids on

Hi,
I used to have that problem with my now 4 1/2 yr old. I couldn't find anything so I took a dish towel and cut out a square in the center, just large enough to go over her head. I sewed some ribbon around the opening so it wouldn't unravel, and on both ends, I turned up and sewed a pocket, this way it didn't matter which way I put it on her. Hope this helps you as it did me.

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K.G.

answers from Detroit on

My boys could undo any bib except the ones that snap on. I bought several at Meijer. The really cool thing is, they also have snap pockets to catch food, when mealtime is done, simply unsnap from child take to trash can and unsnap the pocket. They're washable too so they really are the most versatile.

Hope this helps. If it makes you feel any better, once you've been feeding her for awhile and are use to how she eats and all that, you probably won't need the bib anymore. I only use one on rare ocassions with my 16 month old.

Good luck & congratulations on the adoption of your daughter. God bless you all for the love you want to share with a child.
K.

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D.R.

answers from Detroit on

I pick up t-shirts at yard sales for a quarter and put a slit MOST of the way up the back to the neck (make sure to leave the collar and a bit of material below it IN TACT). Then I just slip it over my kids' heads. Very easy for me to get them on and off the kids. It covers their entire upper body and part of their lap (depending upon what size shirt I use). And it would involve her knowing how to get a shirt off to remove it. And they're super easy to clean.

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C.S.

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There are bibs that look like kitchen towels that have a whole in the middle so it goes on over their head, no velco or snaps so the baby cannot get it off. Target used to carry them and Babies R Us had them. There are people that make them out of towels too, I have seen at craft shows. They worked best for us.

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R.W.

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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?

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A.V.

answers from Detroit on

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.
A.

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R.P.

answers from Kalamazoo on

Hi L.,

Two ideas:

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.

Good luck!
R.

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K.M.

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Hey L.,
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!!
K. M

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J.M.

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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.

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L.R.

answers from Detroit on

they have bobs that go over th head-no velcro or snaps at all.

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N.S.

answers from Detroit on

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.

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K.S.

answers from Detroit on

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 !

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