Little Moo dribbles like mad and has done since he was about 3 months old (and still no teeth to show for it). Luckily we have been given quite a few bibs some new and some hand me down so to start off with we were fine. But as he has got bigger so has the dribble and he soaks through several bibs a day. I soon discovered there are several types of bibs, some for spills (we had lots of that too until he was about 6months and his reflux cleared up), some for eating, some to look pretty and some for constant dribblers.
I learnt what to look for in a bib – multiple layers for good absorption, waterproof/resistant layer on back so they don’t soak through to the clothes and adjustable so that the bib sits close to neck and the dribble doesn’t sneak underneath.
Now babies have been dribbling for a very very long time, surely there are lots of bibs that meet all those requirements. As it turns out there aren’t any that I have found, though I have found a few that met 2 out of 3 and all of those were around $10 a bib, which is a bit more that I want to be paying for them given how many we use.
So I decided to make my own, and it turns out they are rather easy. I can choose the patterns and colours to match his clothes, make a whole lot at once and spend waay less. So far I have made 5 bibs and a pair of shorts for the the price of 3 bibs and I still have plenty of material left.
Tutorial to come.
What have you made recently? How easy was it?