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Use a Towel for a Makeshift Bib

When you need to protect your clothing while eating, use a towel with binder clips as a "bib".

Tie the ends of a lightweight cord or yarn, long enough to go around your neck plus a bit more, to two binder clips.


Using a small towel or something of that nature, attach the binder clips to two corners and you have a quick "bib" for whenever you are eating something messy. Detach when done, wash the "bib" and either take apart the "bib" holder or put away for another time.

I would use this for an older child. I don't know if it would be safe for a baby or toddler because of the metal clips.

By Mkymlp from NE PA

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April 13, 20102 found this helpful

Reminds me of childhood and my parents simply sticking a corner of a towel or napkin in my shirt collar and spreading the rest out on my chest ;-)

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January 6, 20171 found this helpful

I was never allowed to dine without a paper napkin stuffed in my collar and spread out over my shirt.

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April 15, 20101 found this helpful

I could definitely use something like this, lol! Hubby tends to do the "towel-tucked-in-collar" thing with a paper towel.
Actually, this tip would work for anyone of any age who tends to be a messy eater.

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August 25, 20101 found this helpful

I always have my boys tuck a large paper napkin in their shirt collar while dining. I learned this trick when I was in ROTC as this was required by our instructor in order to keep our iniforms spotless. This is the best way to keep shirts stain free. I can see where using a set of metal dental clips to attach the napkin would clearly provide extra coverage while assuring that the paper napkin stays in place.

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August 21, 20170 found this helpful

Paper napkins or paper towels can either be tucked in the collar or attached to dental bib clips as you suggested. The good thing about using paper is that it is disposable and you don't have to wash something made of cloth.

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