I was at a friend's house and it was getting to be lunch time. As A and I were getting ready to leave, my friend was getting her daughter ready to eat. She put an IKEA art smock on her as a bib. The lightbulb went on over my head. I had those! We don't have too much trouble with A being a messy eater since she doesn't eat a huge variety of things. She's also concerned about keeping her hands and face clean. But these are perfect for when she eats juicy things like pears and plums!
Why hadn't I thought of that?
I will mention that another friend had used these but ended up buying a Bumkins brand bib because she found these weren't completely waterproof for her little one.