Bib. Garment that is put on children, tied around the neck and falls on the chest, to avoid staining
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- 1 History
- 2 Manufacturing material
- 3 Its use
- 4 Sources
Formerly called a slobber or babador (and probably, coming from slime), the bib is a garment that is placed on babies to prevent them from staining during the ingestion of food such as liquid drinks as meals.
The bib consists of a small piece of fabric that covers the child’s chest and is tied behind the neck.
The traditional closure system is that of tapes that are tied behind the head but today Velcro closures are more popular due to their greater ease of handling.
The most common manufacturing material is cotton with terrycloth that is washed as a common garment, also being popular laminates that are cleaned by wiping them with a damp cloth.
As variants of the bib, the various garments that with the same function are introduced to the child through the head can be highlighted as a poncho, apron or protective shirt.
It is always placed before ingesting the food.