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New Mom: I'm obsessed with these bibs

Posted September 3, 2010

You know you're a mom when ... you're obsessed with a particular bib.

I quickly learned that babies need at least five clean bibs a day. There's a lot of drool, and often spit ups, that soak the things. And the wrong bib can equal wet clothes. Which means outfit change. Which isn't fun more than twice a day (play clothes and pjs).

I also learned that I hated most of the bibs on sale at the stores. The velcro attached itsef to everything in my washer and dryer (even if I fastened beforehand). Asher learned to jerk the velcro ones off his neck fast, too. So, snaps became a priority.

And, I really wasn't a fan of the little dogs and cats and ducks and stuff on the bibs around town. I wanted simple, stylish drool-catchers.

So, I turned to etsy.com for some handmade bibs. (Among other things that have turned out amazing, which I'll cover at another time.) I've purchased several types from a few different sellers, and boy do we have a winner! Introducing, the drooler bib sold by Two Modest Mamas.

The perks:

You get to pick out your fabrics if you don't see something listed in her store that you love. Every bib comes backed with super soft fleecy material, and no matter how much drool Asher produces this bib locks it in and keeps him dry. Its short size and shape keep it from swallowing up his outfit and getting in his way when he plays. And the snaps always coordinate with the fabric you choose. Who wouldn't love that detail?

(Also, this mama is from North Carolina and turns out her son's name is Asher, too. This bib-baby match was clearly meant to be.)

I've had three orders sent to my house now. I can't get enough of these!

So, yes, I'm this pumped about a little bib.

Kira is back after taking a brief blogging hiatus. She is the Raleigh mom of baby Asher. Read more about her adventures on her blog Grits, Grins and Gripes.

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  • Kira Sep 8, 2010

    I started out with hand-me-down bibs and big variety packs from the big box stores. I found that I was going through bibs and clothing (from leaked through bibs) at a super fast rate. Which meant more laundry. Which meant more housework after coming home from working all day.

    So, for me, it was more economical to buy the nicer bibs versus more less-expensive bibs and more outfits to keep up with the laundry. It's a personal choice, for sure.

    I was very impressed with the quality of these bibs, and after comparing them with others (both handmade and store bought) these were the sure winners. Just wanted to share with other moms out there.

    If anyone orders them, you're going to love them! Seriously.

    Happy drooling!

  • mamascoupons Sep 7, 2010

    sorry, did not mean to step on any toes. Just thought I was stating a fact. They are cheap and they are made in China. Anyways, like you said, they are just silly bibs, so no sense wasting anymore time or energy on this.

  • theroadislong Sep 7, 2010

    I'm all for putting to use great talents and work-from-home moms, I think that's GREAT! Like I said, IF you have the money then go for it. But for those of us who have no choice but to make the most out of every dollar, there is a more economical choice. As for your snide remark about buying "cheap" things for my baby, I spend our hard-earned money where I see fit. Stupid BIBS that they will use for a couple of months is not something that I see worth splurging on. You'd think that judging by your screen name that would be something you would understand.

  • twomodestmamas Sep 7, 2010

    's degree makes less than minimum wage, but it's worth it to stay home with my children. And, of course, you money is going back into the local economy instead of to a multi billion dollar corporation that outsources all it's work to foreign countries.

  • twomodestmamas Sep 7, 2010

    Thanks for posting about my bibs, Kira! I appreciate it, every purchase helps this stay at home mama stay at home! When I had my first child 5 years ago and before I was really sewing too much for myself, I recieved a variety of bibs as shower gifts, but my favorite ones were given to my by an old lady friend who purchased them from a craft fair. They were super nice and lasted through my first child and my second as well. So, while I do agree with theroadislong that my bibs are more expensive than those at Walmart, there really is no comparison in quality or cuteness! As for the price, mamascoupons is right. I am a very small operation (just me and my babies!)so no factory assembly line here. For $4.95 I drive to the fabric store to purchase fabric, wash and dry it to preshrink it, iron it, cut the pattern from both the topper and backing, sew it right sides together, turn it right side out, iron it again, topstich it, and apply snaps. So yeah, after my costs, this mama with a master

  • mamascoupons Sep 6, 2010

    ??? I just checked them out and they aren't $8.00 per bib, they are 4.95 and the seller offers discounts with multiples no additional shipping. I'd say that's fair for a quality handmade item, but if you prefer to buy cheap things for your baby that are made in China by small children, go for it!

  • theroadislong Sep 4, 2010

    $8 per bib plus shipping and handling is a bit obsessive. Babies only need bibs for a short period of time before moving on the big bibs that have a pocket to catch food for meal times. If you have the money to waste, go for it. I think new moms these days should try to be frugal and make the most of their money. For the price of ONE of these bibs, you can get around 8-10 bibs with plastic backings at Walmart. These won't soak babies clothes or give rashes under the neck. Sure, they aren't as cute, but babies are cute without a fancy bib.