Monday, 26 May 2008
the great bib debate
thanks for your continued feedback on the bib ties vs. velcro vs.snaps! melanie left the very wise comment:
Well, this may set the baby-police on my trail, but personally, I think there's a lot to be said for common sense. I do use tie-on bibs from time to time (not often- we don't own very many). If I do, they go on my daughter at the start of a meal, and come off at the end, and I'm right there with her while we eat. So I think there's little potential for mishap... and I'm going to keep right on using them ;) (Bibs I've made myself have snaps, however, as they're just plain easier to make!)
i can see her point completely and have been noticing how many handmade bibs are available on etsy with tie closures. i'm all about common sense but am constantly surprised at how uncommon it seems to be! as such, i've made the revised decision to add the following recommendation to the four bibs with ties that i've just popped into my shop:
because of the old fashioned tie closure, i recommend these bibs for decorative purposes only. i'm framing two to put in my soon-to-be-born daughter's nursery and they look smashing! if you do want to use it as a functional bib, please do not leave the child unattended while the bib is tied on.
i'm still going to work on a snap closure pattern (cause suzy, i've had one to many mishaps with velcro in the wash as well!) but every now and then, i may just need to indulge my love of this style and hope that people use them responsibly.
also, there's less than a week left in may so if you've been coveting a windsee, grab one while they're still on sale!