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Old 03-19-2012, 12:55 PM   #1
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Is 3 too old to be wearing a bib?

Not sure if there's a "guideline" for when kids should stop wearing bibs, but my 3 year old still wears a bib at mealtimes. We do oatmeal for breakfast every morning and it can get MESSY.

Mostly, I make it optional for him, but at this point, it's pretty much a habit. Plus, he does get upset if he gets his jammies dirty, so the bib just saves us all a bit of trauma.

But is 3 too old to be wearing a bib? Should we just quit them and hope that he can learn to eat neatly? Bring a couple changes of clothes when we go out? We've been working on eating more neatly -- having him keep his mouth close to the bowl, taking smaller scoops, etc. But he gets distracted...

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Old 03-19-2012, 12:58 PM   #2
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My 3 year old will if it is something really messy, but usually doesn't. If it makes life easier though- why not?
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:02 PM   #3
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Re: Is 3 too old to be wearing a bib?

I do not think 3 is too old, personally.

I am all for them, they are sure helping with stains and less laundry!
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Can't think of why it would matter. Bibs until its not messy!
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Re: Is 3 too old to be wearing a bib?

No its not too old..
Heck sometimes I use a papertowel bib for myself so I don't drip sauce or something messy on my clothes while I am eating.
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No its not too old..
Heck sometimes I use a papertowel bib for myself so I don't drip sauce or something messy on my clothes while I am eating.
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Re: Is 3 too old to be wearing a bib?

its not too old at all! My DD wore a bib around that age when eating oatmeal...it can get messy and gooey, the pocket bibs with the stiff plastic pockets that stuck out were a life saver!
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Re: Is 3 too old to be wearing a bib?

Definitely not. I still use bibs for my DD and she will continue to wear them while she has nice clothes on for quite some time. ADULTS use bibs for meals sometimes, I figure it's no big deal for a 3 y/o. This hasn't even crossed my mind as being odd, haha! A three year old is really still SO young, you know?
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I get them to wear them as long as I can for messy food. I should get some adult sized ones for Dh!
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Re: Is 3 too old to be wearing a bib?

In general my 3 year old doesn't wear a bib, but when we are eating something really messy (like spaghetti) she, and her 5 year old sister,get the option of shirt off or a bib.
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