Baby bibs have been around for a long time, in fact for as long as babies have been dressed in clothes that they can ruin, bibs have been protecting them.
Baby bibs follow the styles of baby clothes. Most have either a cotton or terry cloth front and some type of plastic backing so that they food does not see into the bib and get onto the clothes underneath. They are usually made with cute sayings and designs. There are those that have pockets on the bottom to "catch" any wayward food stuff that the baby's mouth may have missed.
They can be made from a variety of other materials but always have a waterproof liner to provide the protection that they are designed to provide. Bibs can even be handmade and are pretty simple to make. Patterns are available available in most discount stores, as they are really two pieces of material sewn together in a square with strings to secure it with sewn on.
The cost of baby bibs is very low, and well worth the investment to preserve the baby's clothes. Usually they run from around one dollar a piece to under ten dollars apiece. They are purposeful and well worth the cost. Sometimes bibs come in packs of seven one for each day of the week, because they typically do not last for very long due to the wear and tear that they receive.
They can be purchased any where baby items are sold, and can also be purchased at discount stores, warehouse stores, thrift stores and other second hand venues. They are readily available and sometimes are offered as part of a set of baby clothes.
Bibs are a necessary item of baby clothing, they protect the baby's clothes as well as the baby's skin from food and moisture. Baby bibs are usually quite cute and often times come with witty sayings written across them.