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My toddler still needs a bib when he eats and he wears them. I've priced those bib clips you can use with a napkin (kind of like what the dentist puts on you at a cleaning), but they are way expensive. I made a couple of pairs myself and I'm thinking of trying to sell them at a local boutique. Here are my questions:<br><br>
Does your toddler wear a bib? If no, why not? If yes, Would you pay $5 for a bib clip you could reuse and store easily in your purse? Would you pay more for something cute or custom? How much?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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DS does not and never has worn bibs, although we were given like 100 of them as gifts before he was born. When he first started eating solids, I tried bibs, but I found they were just in the way when he was trying to get food into his mouth or he would pull at them or whatever. For us it was just much easier to not use a bib at all. I just let him eat shirtless if he is eating something with big staining potential, otherwise I don't worry about it.<br><br>
I think if I DID use bibs, I'm not sure I would spend $5 on a regular clip, but if it were really cute and personalized I would consider it, especially if it was well-made by a mama and lasted long enough to get my money's worth. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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I might use a bib clip, but then my bibs would look yucky. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> Would they work with a cute hand towel or something like that? I made plain white terry towel bibs about a year ago for him and just use a diaper pin on them, but it would be awesome if the bib clip worked on something that didn't need premade! DS doesn't wear bibs now, although he probably should at least when we go out.
 

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I Don't use bibs, not even on the baby. Food seems to get on sleeves and pants anyway. I would be afraid of the clip coming undone and then it would be a strangulation risk if it was a long chain, or the clips themselves coming off and being a choking hazard. I am a bit paranoid, I admit. I take their shirt off to feed them. Its easier for clean up then.<br><br>
Sewing some extra long bibs to cover the lap area also with velcro in back (the kind used in nursing homes, but make them child sized) may be a good idea!
 

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I'd probably at least try it out for five bucks.<br><br>
We use bibs. Ronan's favorite foods are blueberries and curry. Turmeric stains are horrific. I just laid out three outfits that are curry stained (forgot the bibs when we were out).
 

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I'd certainly try one. In fact, if you have a prototype and want to sell it, PM me and I will get your info. I have been wanting to find something like that for a while for both my dd and myself .. the power of watching mamma do it too....<br><br>
Anyway, I'd like to see a pic if you have a finished one... I may be offline for a few days as we are scheduled to visit the inlaws <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> and I donno if they have a wireless connection there... I'm hopin but I don't think crossin my fingers is gonna work this time.
 

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Woah! I didn't know this thing. Well, thanks guys I have now an idea what to do if I forgot to bring the bib of my daughter at the restaurant. This is a very helpful thing for me.:thumb
 

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Okay, I got your points about bibs and I will try the reusable bibs also, thanks for sharing such a piece of great information.
 
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