Bandana Bib Style Diva
In a special need’s life, there are some things that are just necessity. When Juliana’s reflux is in high gear, that means she needs a bib—like all the time. But let’s face it. It’s hard to go around looking cute with a big piece of plastic around your neck. She’s a cute girl, and she deserves to look cute.
Besides that, Juliana’s little plastic bibs and cutesy toddler bibs are becoming too small. That led me to search around to find a better alternative. I happened to stumble upon a post on Love That Max (one of my favorite blogs) in which the mom talks about the great results she’s had with a bandana bib. It’s just what it sounds like, a bib made in the shape of a bandana folded in half. I hiked over to Etsy to find it. The bib is great, but the price tag doesn’t fit my budget. I need a lot of these. So, super, sewing mommy kicks into high gear. I hunted down this pattern on Pinterest, did a few alterations, and got to it.
Originally, my goal was to make a bib for practically every outfit that Juliana owns. Really? That is not realistic. I chase two toddlers around each day. There are more important things to get to than bandana bibs. I’ve made two so far and that’s good enough for now. When it’s time for her to head back to school, I’ll crank out the sewing machine again and make a few more so that she has a selection of bibs to coordinate with most of her clothes. That’s a better plan and my attempt to handle the things that are most important first.
We can’t all be style divas like Juliana and rock an array of bandana bibs in crafty colors. She may not care that her bib coordinates with her outfit, but as her mom, it matters to me. She’s my beautiful little angel and I don’t want anything–like a messy, old plastic bib getting in the way of that.