Thursday, October 22, 2009

Cold Weather Cover Up

My son is too big for a bib, my daughter can’t stand them and practically chokes herself trying to pull one off.  My kids are like all kids...messy.  During the summer it was easy, we would just take off their shirts.  It is 45 degrees outside! Now what?

blog 063blog 065My son’s favorite t-shirt is too stained to give to someone else (it is worse than it looks in the picture), but has characters on it so I can’t do the cover up trick.  It's time to repurpose it.  Cut the shirt along the sides from the the bottom through the armpits to the sleeves.  It is now a t-shirt bib/cover up.  Just put it right over their clothes.  The kids get to stay warm, the clothes get protected, and you save a shirt from getting thrown away.  The best part is that it doesn’t matter if the shirt doesn’t fit, it is open completely on the sides so there are no areas for it to be too small or too big (my daughter also wears a shirt that was my son’s).  If the neck gets too small, just cut a slit in it to open it more.  It works for messy meals or for arts  and crafts time.  Try it.

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9 comments:

  1. What a coincidence! A GREAT friend of mine gave me one of these for my kids. ;-) By the way, they work great. Awesome idea, and an awesome friend! Thanks!

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  2. Great idea! I love it! I had been wanting to try something more effective on spaghetti nights! :-) Oh and black beans, so far, give me the biggest headache come laundry time.

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  3. Ranch dressing that my boys use to "dip" food into. The oils in it NEVER wash out so it is like a big grease stain!

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  4. What a great idea! Our bibs have worn right out but our last is 2 yrs old and really doesn't like bibs. I hesitated to buy more. Thanks for the great tip!

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  5. SO SMART!! Wish I thought of it myself!! I am going to share this on my blog www.mamabirdsnest.blogspot.com LOVE IT!!!!

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  6. Oh this is a really smart idea. Wish I'd thought of it! I've got a few t-shirts in mind for just this purpose!

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  7. Wow- that is a perfect idea! plus the kids probably loved the shirt to get it so stained int eh first place- so I'll bet they are happy to wear it again. I need to remember this one. thanks!

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  8. This is a awesome idea!!! My littlest one is a super messy eater and this would be perfect for him!

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