One of the biggest issues we have with Natan Shai is that he drools a lot, especially at the end of the day when he’s super tired and his sleeping meds are beginning to kick in. The result being (as I’m sure you can relate to) is a totally soaked shirt and undershirt which needs to be changed immediately to prevent him getting cold (not to mention the smell that it makes). Added to the fact that it’s not that easy to change his clothes because of his Cerebral Palsy – this for us is a really big deal. That’s exactly why when we heard about these bibs for special needs children we looked into them right away. We love them and we’re sure you will too!
We know that there are medicines that can help with the drooling but to tell you the truth, he is already on too many meds for our liking and we’d like to try to avoid adding more if at all possible.
So here we’re going to look at and review a great special needs bib which was recommended by a friend of mine who has a daughter like Natan Shai who also tends to drool a lot.
Bibs That Work–Special Needs KIDS
These one size bibs have a 100% cotton top and water-resistant lining at the back. The pocket is in a perfect position to catch drool or food and it has a Velcro closure at the back.
Length from shoulder to shoulder is 19.5 inches and tummy width 12 inches. It weighs between 6-8 ounces. It comes in 6 different great looking patterns for both boys and girls and is machine washable. You can see all the different colors here.
From the reviews we have read about this special needs bib it appears to be very durable and easy to wear. The only downfall we could see would be that maybe the velcro could irritate the skin at the back of the neck. But if it’s closed properly it should be fine. (Worth keeping an eye on though – especially if your child can’t talk).
We think it will be perfect for Natan Shai our son who is 9 years old and has CP and Hydranencephaly. He turns his head frequently to one side so this will keep his shoulder protected too. I just hope Amazon will ship to Israel 🙂
If you have suggestions for other bibs that would be suitable for special needs children then we’d love to hear from you in the comments below! We also reviewed a bandana type ‘cool’ bib not so long ago if you’d like to take a look. Please don’t be shy! Share your ideas with other parents like yourselves 🙂
Hope you enjoyed reading!
With much love,
Hannah (Natan Shai’s Mom)