Sometimes adults can be a messy eater too. It is for this reason that the Adult Dignity Bibs were created. Worn around the neck these bibs protect clothing from food spills. Although this type of garment is frequently worn by infants, bibs are also utilized by adults particularly with physical disabilities or aging issues.
Understandably, some adults are not comfortable with wearing a bib for the fact that the garment is mostly associated with babies. Of course, no grown-ups ever wish to go out in public with a clothing protector around their neck. But for many elderly people with mobility issues and disabilities, wearing a bib is inevitable. Thanks to these adult bibs, they can now eat in public without the shame and people around them won’t even notice it’s actually a bib.
Adult Dignity Bibs Look Like Regular Shirts
These bibs are made from upcycled men’s shirts sewn to cover the lap of the wearer when seated. Each protective garment wraps around the neck and you can secure it in place with Velcro strips. The back of the shirt has been cut out, leaving only the front side completely covering the chest down to the lap. Each bib also comes with a pocket to store the wearer’s hankie or medicine.
These Bibs Are Quite Easy To Create
If you know how to sew and use a sewing machine then you can make these bibs with no problems. All you need now is to purchase the pattern PDF file containing the complete instructions on how to make your own bib. You can make these from denim shirts, flannel shirts, regular oxford cloth or whatever old shirts you have. One satisfied customer wrote:
“Purchased a shirt at a thrift store. Instructions were easy to follow. The one my daughter completed will give some gentleman dignity while eating. Thank you.”
However, If Sewing Is Not For You, You Can Buy The Bibs
If sewing is not your thing, you can always opt for pre-made Adult Dignity Bibs that are available online. We’ve found this version made from a Tommy Hilfiger polyester shirt in a large size. This one also features an adjustable tab added to the back of the shoulders connected by Velcro closures. So, it can fit comfortably fit around the neck without going over the wearer’s head.
The same Etsy shop also sells another version of this shirt protector in a medium size. This version is a blue Nautica polyester shirt.
We also found this purple shirt-shield for men with a geometric tie to give the wearer a more dignified look. These bibs are made of premium washable cotton fabrics with low loft cotton batting inside to absorb food spills without bulking.
Lastly, this blue shirt covering also features a geometric tie and pocket with matching scarf. This version comes as a set that includes the bib along with a fidget pad, a carrying handle, beads on a ribbon and a tic-tac-toe game.