If your little one’s now a toddler and still needs a bib, it stands to reason they’ll need a bigger one than they used to – they’re so much bigger themselves, and there’s more to cover! But that doesn’t make the process any less confusing. Fortunately, we’re here to shed a little light on the matter.
Velcro closures are likely to be your best bet – they’re easy for you to get on and off your child, but not so easy to remove that your little one can decide they’re done with the bib halfway through the meal. Food-catching pockets may or may not be useful to you; if you’re interested in trying out a bib with a pocket, give it a shot, but don’t panic if it doesn’t work out. Many bibs are machine washable, which saves parents immeasurable amounts of time, and some all-plastic or silicone feeding bibs can even go in the dishwasher!
Your local baby supply or big-box store should have your back on this one. Make sure you get a bib big enough to fit over your toddler’s head, especially if it’s a pullover bib, but still snug enough to catch food or drool.
It’s also very easy to make a toddler-sized bib at home, if you have the time and materials. Cotton, terrycloth, and flannel are wonderful absorbent materials for making bibs, and enterprising parents can even knit or crochet a nice bib for their child.
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