Lets face it, keeping baby faces clean is a full time job. Keeping their clothes clean doesn't have to be though. OK, maybe that's not true, cleaning baby clothes is definitely a full time job; but keeping drool and food off of them can be a bit easier. That's where bibs come in.
Baby bibs are really a necessity when it comes to making supplies for our little ones. They can be pretty expensive to purchase, but when you make them yourself, they can cost next to nothing!
- The Drool Bib
- 0-6 months (for when your baby is in the drooling phase)
- The Cereal Bib
- 4-8 months (for when your baby is starting baby food)
- The Shoulder Snap Bib
- 4-8 months (similar to the cereal bib, but snap is on the shoulder)
- The Dinner Bib
- 5 months - 4 years (for when your child is eating solid foods)
- The Spaghetti Bib
- 4 months - 4 years (A large bib with a snapping pocket for messy meals)
How many bibs do I need to have?
This is a real question that really depends on a few factors.
First factor is your individual baby. If your baby is a drooler, and you make drool bibs, you might get away with having only one per day. But if your baby drools excessively, you'll want to change the bib 4-5 times a day.
Second factor is how often are you washing? If you wash your baby's clothing and bedding separately from the rest of the family's, then you might only wash it once a week. In that case, you'll need more bibs than if you wash them with the rest of the family's laundry.
What's someone to do who doesn't have a baby yet?
I'd start with making 3 of each type of bib. Once the baby comes, you'll get a better idea of what your needs are. When you reach the stage where you want the baby to start using bibs, you'll have a desire and time to do something at your sewing machine. Don't feel like you need to rush to get it all done before the baby arrives.
|5 baby bibs that coordinate make a great baby gift!|
How to make baby bibs as a gift?
Making baby bibs as a gift is easy and fun! For a gift, I usually make one of each type. That's a bundle of 5 bibs that goes from birth to 4 years old. If you make the bibs in coordinating colors and fabrics, it is a pleasure to give the gift, and even more of a pleasure to open!
So how do I make a baby bib?
I have a sewing pattern for the baby bibs here.
If you want even more of a visual, I have free bib making class with two of my daughters while we made a few of these bibs. View the free bib video below.
Don't forget to get the printable bib sewing pattern for the template and the step by step tutorial.