Clothing protectors come in a variety of colors, patterns, and styles. Longer ones will protect the lap area better, but shorter ones may be more acceptable when dining out or during family holiday dinners. These bibs are attractive with a comfortable feel, waterproof (vinyl) backing, and machine washable. Consider wearing one yourself if the person you care for is embarrassed or resistant. Some have “catch all” pockets to collect spilled crumbs and food items.