Learning this simple drool bib hack for my special needs child was a huge game changer. It’s super easy, but makes for less work than cloths “made for” catching drool. Unfortunately, this wasn’t something I was shown how to do well enough for one to really last or stay on until Aubby was about age three. Since it came to mind as a subject, I’m writing this up for you.
What’s Needed To Assemble Simple Drool Bibs
To assemble this drool bib hack, you’ll need a handkerchief and a washcloth– or, hey, could be a particularly absorbent sock, whatever, if you’re in a pinch and aren’t worried about backpack stuffing them for school use. It’s the washcloth put in the center that makes this hack work. The washcloth might make it a little bulky, but when the handkerchief’s tied not-too-tight but not-too-loose, it sits really well under the chin.
How To REALLY Fold Simple Drool Bibs
- Lay out a bandana so it is a flat square.
- Place a washcloth in the middle of the square diagonally.
- Fold the washcloth into a smaller layered strip.
- Fold the bandana diagonally so it covers the washcloth.
- Starting with the larger end, fold the handkerchief until it’s about two more folds away from the point — when tied on, the loose point should be on the outer side.
And you’re finished!
I know this trick isn’t particularly “hacky”, but learning it made a huge difference in whether my daughter’s shirt collars got chewed on or drooled on to the point she was wet to her waist in front. That washcloth makes a BIG difference.