Bibs are a necessity when bottle-feeding since babies dribble while drinking. But bibs can be a suffocation hazard if you don’t remove them before putting baby down to sleep.
My baby drifts peacefully off the sleep during a feeding, but he often wakes up when his bib is removed. Even if moms always remember to remove bibs before a nap, babysitters might not be so careful.
I recently had a chance to test the Ritzy Bitzy Baby Bottle Bib, which won the 2008 iParenting Media Excellent Baby Product Award. The Baby Bottle Bib is a patent-pending, mom-invented product that’s been designed to absorb excess milk or dribble and to fit both standard and wide bottles.
All you need to do is place the bib around the bottle neck and use one of the three highly absorbent microfiber panels to soak up the drool. When one panel gets soaked, there are two additional dry panels left. So you can use this bib for more than one feeding before washing.
I love the low price ($9 for a set of two Baby Bottle Bibs at www.ritzybitzy.com) and the safety benefits. Now that I can use the Baby Bottle Bib, there’s no need to wake baby in order to remove a standard bib prior to a nap.