Elli writes…Â Could bibs count as a hobby or interest? It’s just that I feel I know quite a lot about them now, what with having a six month old daugher whose enthusiastic eating means that on some days she seems to spit up more than she keeps down. What’s more, we’re now at the beginning of the weaning journey, added to the delight that is teething, so I’m beginning to see that there are different styles of bib to suit different occasions. Thrilling stuff!
Which brings me on to this week’s bib under the microscope: the Dribblebuster.
Concept: The Dribblebuster was the invention of a grandmother whose dribbling grandson was suffering with repeated chills owing to a permanently damp neck and chest. It’s the classic bandana shape and comes in a selection of bright designs, including spots, stripes, gingham and animal patterns.
In use: The Dribblebuster busted dribble: my daughter’s clothes remained clean and dry.Â Compared with other bandana bibs we’ve used, this one is made from thinner cotton and felt summery for that reason. My daughter didn’t manage to get the better of the velcro fastening and the Dribblebuster also washed well.
Positives: I have to say I was quite taken by the hearts design and even more so when I spotted matching baby leg warmers, also known as Huggalugs (bottom right). ItÂ might be goofy for adults to wear themed clothes on Valentines Day but surely little ones can pull it off.
Any negatives: My bib fastening of choice is the nickel-free popper (see Bipi Stuff bandana bibs). Velcro is known for its power of irritation with babies – from trapped hair, to irritating the skin, plus it’s a pain in the neck when washing with other items, if you forget to fasten the velcro before washing and therefore face the task of separating bibsÂ from tights, muslin cloths etc, which often leaves a fuzzing effect. When will I learn? Bearing in mind the lighter fabric and velcro fastening, comparatively, they are more more expensive than their counterparts.
Overall: Shame about the velcro fastening, but otherwise the Dribblebuster is a trusted and good-looking addition to my bib drawer.