i received an email this afternoon from one of autralia's best known writers, kaz cooke, with some important safety information regarding the bib design i showed last post:
Hi Leslie - love your blog....just wanted to let you and your readers
who admired your bibs know that strings on bibs are "old school" for
safety reasons. Velcro or snap fasteners are much safer for your baby.
Strings, ribbon, jewellery chains etc are a no-no as child safety
experts and emergency room doctors recommend you never hang anything
around baby's neck on a ribbon (such as a dummy) or have hats, mittens
or bibs with strings on a baby.
i'm definitely taking this on board (hey, the lady wrote "up the duff", she knows her stuff!) (unintentional rhyming) and will be redesigning my functional bib pattern to include a snap of some type. i still think the ones i've already made would be great as wall art, which alleviates the safety concerns, i'll just be sure to market them as "for display purposes only".