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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on May 26, 2008
These things are amazing. We've almost completely stopped using the old fashioned cloth bibs... they're just too messy and too much hassle.
About the only things I can say against these, are that the neck cord is too hard to fasten sometimes... and the strap sticking out is too tempting for little fingers to find more entertaining than the feeding. I can only hope that as our son gets older and bigger the strap getting smaller will get it out of his sight. The other down side to these bibs is the pocket can trap drool and food that then gets dumped out in a flood, rather than having a chance to soak in to whatever it's dumpped on... this can lead to the yuck traveling a lot farther. (and entertaining the baby a lot more.) If you've got a heavy drooler, a pause in the feeding to dump out the buildup can alleviate that.
Best features: the pocket allows crumbs to turn into finger foods. Quick and easy cleanups... a simple rinse and hang to dry will work for "neat" feedings, toss 'em in the dishwasher after the really messy ones, or if you are too busy trying to clean the kiddo's face to rinse the bib while dinner is still wet. (Just remember to put them in upside down, so that the pocket doesn't fill up with gunk in the wash cycle.)
UPDATE: Well, I still stand by what I wrote above for babies. Our toddler mentally outgrew this bib long before he phyically outgrew it. He knows how to undo the cord, and revels in undoing it and twirling the bib around. Flinging gunk all over. We've actually stopped using bibs all together at this point and will be passing these on to his about to be born cousin.