I thought we had got off lightly with the whole teething thing! Up until now, when ever those little pearly whites were coming through, the worst we got was a whole lot of dribble. No broken nights, no food refused-nothing. Now though Joshua won't eat much, won't have the beaker he loves near his mouth and has so much dribble he could give a waterfall a run for it's money!
Sadly I can only give him medicine for the pain but I'm still left with the problem that all his dribble causes. It's constantly flowing from his mouth, covering the collars of his clothes and spreading downwards. It looks like he has neck sweat bless him! Although the dribble doesn't stain the clothes (that's one good thing I suppose!) it is still a nightmare because as soon as he's dressed, his tops are drenched. I take a lot of pride in Joshua's clothes so it's something I would love to avoid!
For some reason I never thought about a dribble bib before, don't ask me why! I knew about them but I guess I was just relying on normal bibs at mealtimes and idiotically resounding Joshua to wet t-shirt's. Then I thought it would be a good idea to give one a go, we had nothing to use. We got one from Babble Bibs. They offer bandana shaped dribble bibs which fasten up around the neck with two poppers. They come in all manner of shapes and patterns which is great and because they only cost £3.99 each it means you can stock up in order to get ones that match lots of outfits! They have a huge range to choose from, seperated in to boys and girls sections and they also have a smaller selection of larger bandana bibs for older children too.
We got the 'Starlight' dribble bib which is navy with little white stars all over-I thought it would go with the most of Joshua's clothes and I was right! The bibs themselves also come with a fleece underline for comfort which is great when worn without any clothes underneath. Joshua wears his both with clothes in the day time and I also leave it on while we prepare for bath time etc as it's soft enough to rest on his skin without causing irratation.
|"see my new teeth?!"|
So although I can't do much more than give cuddles on tap and keep the calpol close for Joshua, at least I know I can shield his clothes from dribble caused dampmness-and at £3.99 each, I'm going to be buying a whole load more!
Visit the Babble Bib website here!