I used to use these all the time when Mims was a baby/toddler. In my opinion, there is nothing as gross as trying to figure out where to put a dirty bib. I know, some of you will say that cloth diapers are worse, and I will not disagree with you. What I will say, though, is that if you make the wonderful decision to use cloth diapers, you have a contingency plan in place on how you're going to carry the soiled item home with you if you change your little one in public. When Mims was tiny I never was organized enough to plan that far ahead.
Which means that I ended up hauling a lot of really gross stuff around in my diaper bag. I probably went through three dozen cloth diapers, which I used as all-purpose baby grossness cleaning cloths, and two dozen bibs a week when I first started feeding Mims baby food. She and I were never very coordinated when it came to feeding time, but we sure had fun. Which was great at home, where I could dunk her in a bath and change her clothes without much effort, but it made eating out (or at her grandma's house) really, really suck.
Until I discovered the joy that is the bib clip. These little miracles saved my sanity. They are super simple to use. All you have to do is attach the clip to a handy bib-like stand-in and you're good to go! Best part is, if that item is something disposable, like a napkin or paper towel, you can just throw it away after you're done, and you don't have to bring something covered in mushy peas home to wash.
You can use other bib-like items with it too. I used to use tea towels, cloth diapers, and washcloths (you know, the kind you can pick up a dozen at Target for $3). Those were also more convenient than a regular bib, since you can pretty much cover a 10 month-old with a tea towel. Suddenly, I found myself with so much more free time, since my day didn't involve having to give Mims five baths a day! And I won't even go into how much laundry the clips saved me.
So, when I found out that my friend E was going to bring my little friend S over for a visit, I knew that I needed to make them some clips. They were a fun and fast project. I made them in slip-stitch, which I've been fascinated with lately, so they are nice and dense, but so soft and flexible. I clipped it to a folded-over washcloth, so you could get an idea of how to use them.
If you would like the pattern, it's at my pattern store on Craftsy.
Ooh! I almost forgot, you can now follow me on Pinterest!
And, I just set up a new Ravelry account, but I don't have links ready for it yet... Let's see if this works!
Have a great day, Dynamos!