|Look closely to see our "bib" in disguise!|
|Some of the many bibs I bought and then threw away shortly|
before finding the Bib Clips.
I sought out other alternatives...maybe I could make my own (no, I cannot sew), maybe I could try a different format like this one that catches the food and wipes off easy (no, it fit Avery too weird). I was literally to the point where I was considering taking some of my dish towels, cutting a whole in them and using those...luckily that's when I found Baby Buddy Bib Clips. These things are amazing!
|"Bear Clips" fresh from the store!|
Basically they consist of two clips attached with a piece of ribbon that can be clipped onto any cloth or paper napkin to make a bib. Now although this product isn't marketed as "Green Invention of the Year," I truly think that it is the greenest bib around because it eliminates the need for bibs altogether. No buying, throwing out, buying, throwing out! All you need is a set of Bib Clips, a stash of cloth napkins (or dish towels, wash cloths, etc.) and you are good to go. Bring on the messy meals!
Other perks of the Bib Clips:
- Only cost $5 at Buy Buy Baby, you could also get them online here.
- Come in a variety of fun colors
- Made in the USA
We have literally had Avery's for 1 1/2 years now and it's still holding strong. I love how much money I've saved by not having to buy bibs. And it feels even better knowing that I am not contributing to the energy, packaging, and transport that goes into making new bibs. Join me for a little trip down memory lane as we see Avery grow up wearing the Bib Clips...
|What's that foot doing up there you little 14 month old?!|
|At 17 months.|
|Look at those curls coming in!|
|Bib clips can't do much to keep the face clean from guacamole!|
|Helps to keep you clean from cereal|
whether it's in the bowl, or out!
|Still going strong into her second year!|
In this week's video, Avery helps me demonstrate how and where we use the Bib Clips....
Here we are utilizing the Bib Clips at a recent outing to one of Avery's favorite restaurants: Chipotle!
|With our cloth napkin attached.|
|A paper napkin could also work.|
So there you have it, one tiny little green tip that although it may seem small, can end up saving you money, as well as helping our environment.
Have you ever tried Buddy Baby Bib Clips or something like them? I'm sure you could create something easily and cheaply...but personally I wasn't feeling that creative. What other bib alternatives or brands have you tried? How have they worked? Share your experiences below!
If you're feeling like taking on another "little thing" to your green to-do list, check out my pages on how you can "Green Your Body" or "Green Your Home." And again, Happy Earth Day!
Disclaimer: I purchased this product with my own money and this is my honest opinion of it.
Recently this post was linked up to:
- "Tuesday Baby Link Up" over at the blog Growing Slower, as well as a number of other blogs that are listed in the link above. So hop on over and check out some other fun baby posts!