Don’t be Rash make a Bibdana!

I am really excited because I have been really productive lately!  All the extra hours of sunlight are allowing me to do all the things I put off since pregnancy.  And the best part is that I don’t have to sacrifice Julius time since his bedtime is so early!  This week I finally finished painting some furniture for his room white, and installed cellular black out shades.  I’ve been wanting to do both those things since I was pregnant.  This reminded me that I haven’t even shown you Julius’ room!  There will be a post on that soon, don’t you worry.

In the meantime let me tell you about Julius!  He’s getting so big.  And he’s nearly seven months old!  I really can’t believe it.  Everyone tells you how fast children grow, but it is amazing how true it really is.  I remember looking at 7 month old babies when Julius was a month old, thinking, “that can’t come soon enough”.  Well the last couple months have been so fun and gone by so quickly!  Though he’s not crawling, he is sitting and standing with some help.  He is such a cheerful smiley guy, and he likes to babble.  I love him so much!  When I picked him up early from daycare the other day he literally jumped up and down in the exersaucer and had the biggest smile on I thought he was going to pull a muscle.  It was the best.

Oh right, picking him up early from daycare, why was that?  Well on top of all the adorable genes Julius has inherited from daddy like brown eyes, expressive eyebrows and his eye wrinkles, he also got at least one not so fun trait from daddy – rashes.  The poor guy is covered.  He has rashes on his head, rashes on his back, rashes on his hands, rashes on his face, rashes on his chest.  Every time I take his onesie off he scratches and scratches at his chest.  The poor little guy.  And the crazy thing is they all look different to me.  All those rashes finally migrated to his eye region so I took him to the pediatrician again, just to have it checked out.  We finally are getting in to see the dermatologist this Wednesday (and that was after the pediatrician called several weeks ago to get us in “early”) so hopefully they can solve some of these rash mysteries.

The rash on his chest may just be what they call a drool rash.  The jury is still out on whether or not Julius is teething, but he is certainly drooling.  We would have to change his outfits 5 times a day if not for the best invention – bib bandanas.  These adorable bibs improve rather than detract from outfits!  And they look equally great on both ladies and gentlemen.  Of course, they are incredibly easy and cost effective to make, so you can make them in all sorts of cute cotton prints. Since the first one came out so great I’ll be making Julius some Star Wars ones.


What you’ll need:

  1. Prewash all material in baby safe soap.
  2. Cut out bib front using cotton material and bib back using fleece.

    Cut out front and back of bib using pattern.

  3. Pin bib front to back along the perimeter.  The top of the bib will have some excess cotton material.

    Pin back to front along perimeter.

  4. Serge or zigzag stitch all around the perimeter of the bib.

    Serge or zig zag stitch all along the edge of the bib

  5. Affix the snaps in the location indicated on the pattern.  Make sure to place the snap tops facing down and the snap bottoms facing up.

    Attach snaps per package instructions.

  6. Adjust excess cotton material so it’s fold comes directly above the neckline of the bib.

    Fold excess material so it comes to the neck of the bib.

    The happiest baby in his bibdana

    Back view of bibdana



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2 Responses to Don’t be Rash make a Bibdana!

  1. Kaaaaa says:

    Omg I think both me and Victoria have the drool rashes too. That explains the weird flakes and bumps on both our faces :X

    The bibdanas came out so well! Can’t wait to see the star wars ones!

    • lexicolton says:

      Aww thanks Ka!! I’m sorry you guys have the drool rashes!!! They are the worst! Also I got Julius the Aveeno baby eczema cream and it worked amazingly well to clear up almost everything including the drool rash.

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