Baby Bibs Comparison
|Package||10 / 20||2||3||10||10||2||4||7||4||3|
/ Pale Green
|Material||74% Cotton |
/ 26% Polyester
/ 100% Polyurethane
/ 25% Polyester
/ 100% Peva
|100% Silicone||100% Organic|
|100% Organic |
|Suitable for||3-24 months||3-24 |
|3-24 months||3-24 months||3-24 months||up to|
|2 Years||1 Year||Limited|
Baby Bibs Buying Guide
Things to Consider
There are several things that you will want to look for when you are searching for the right baby bib. We have listed these below.
- Look for bibs that are comfortable, practical, stylish and safe as well.
- Snap closure bibs are the best due to the ease of use and stability. Velcro can scratch the baby, lose the stickiness and is also hard to keep clean. Snaps are easy to use and the baby can’t pull them off.
- The purpose of a baby bib is to absorb wetness and protect the baby’s clothing from food and drink spills, spit up and drool. To do this properly, they need to be super absorbent. Look for absorbent materials such as cotton, polyester fleece, terry cloth and other absorbent materials. The bibs with the plastic linings are uncomfortable, hold heat in and don’t work as well as the ones with fleece lining.
- Bibs will usually last a long time when taken care of properly. Do not use dry cleaning only bibs as they will be very expensive to keep clean. Most bibs are not dry clean only but some of the super high end ones could be depending on the type of fabric used.
- There are several different types of materials that a baby bib will be made of. This includes cloth bibs that are able to be washed in the washer, wipe off bibs that have a special coating on them that wipes off easily. Wipe off bibs can still be machine washed, but it is better to not dry them in the dryer. Lastly there are plastic bibs that are molded and designed to hold dropped food during mealtimes. These rinse off easily in the sink and should be washed and dried thoroughly after uses.
- You don’t want to use a bib that is difficult to keep around your baby’s neck safely. Tie bibs can come undone easily and Velcro loses its stickiness. The snap closure bibs are the most practical and best to use for many reasons but the ability of the bib to stay on is very important.
Types of Baby Bibs
- Drool Bibs – Smaller bibs will work just fine for the most part until your baby starts eating baby food. These bibs are typically much smaller than meal time bibs and work well to keep the baby’s front and under their neck dry. They are made of cloth and usually have some kind of waterproof backing though some are just fabric on both sides.
- Standard Bibs – This regular bib can vary in size and will usually protect the baby’s outfit from their neck to their tummies. During mealtimes this is a great bib to have on your baby so drips and messes don’t stain or ruin the baby’s clothing.
- Smock Bibs – This type of bib protects the baby in front, the sides and even the sleeves. Depending on the style, it may pull over the baby’s head or you will slip their arms through the sleeves in front and then snap in the back. If the baby or toddler is old enough, smock style bibs can be used as art smocks too.
- Plastic, Molded Bibs – These bibs are meant to be worn during mealtimes but due to the rigidity, they are not comfortable any other time. This type of bib stays in place easily and provides plenty of coverage. Molded, plastic bibs can be rinsed off super easy.
- Disposable Bibs – Disposable bibs are very convenient and are terrific for traveling and eating out at restaurants. They are not meant to be worn all the time and are for mealtimes rather than being used to protect from drool and other things that can mess up the baby’s outfit or have them uncomfortably damp.
Cleaning the Baby Bibs
You want to make sure that the bibs you purchase for your baby are easy to clean. There is no doubt that your baby’s bib will get extremely messy during mealtimes, and even other times as well. They will definitely need to be washed. Depending on the type of bib it is, that will determine what type of cleaning it will require. Follow the cleaning instructions for different bibs that come on the package they come in. Bibs will usually get clean through one of three methods: wiping them down, tossing them into the washing machine or even putting them in the dishwasher (the plastic, molded varieties are dishwasher safe.
How the Bib Fits
You want the bib to fit well and be comfortable for the baby so they won’t mind wearing it. You want it to be snug but not tight and uncomfortable. Snug fitting bibs protect underneath the chin and neck area better and prevent food and liquid from getting into the neck creases of the baby.
Comfort for the Baby
If your baby has a bib on that is uncomfortable they will be very upset and irritable at mealtimes or any other time they are wearing the bibs. If they are too uncomfortable they will become focused on simply getting the bib off no matter what. There are three common reasons that babies are not comfortable with the bib on.
- The bib is too tight – You want to ensure that the bib you use on your baby is not too tight. Cutting into the skin uncomfortably will just make the baby irritable and more than likely they will not want to eat.
- Hard ties or Velcro at the neck – The most comfortable neckline a bib can have is with the snap closures. They don’t scratch, come undone or otherwise cause problems.
- Material isn’t soft – plastic bibs may sound convenient but they are terrible for the babies in terms of comfort. They hold heat in, have no give to them and are not comfortable at all. The same can be said for plastic backed bibs as well which can be crinkly and annoying to the baby.
Bibs are a crucial piece of clothing for your baby that will protect their outfits from food, drink, spit up, and drool. They come in a large variety of colors, designs, sizes and materials. There are so many choices available that it may be very difficult to choose the right ones for your baby’s needs.
The information in this buyer’s guide is designed to provide you with all the things you should look for and consider when you are searching for the right baby bibs for your baby. Having all the information you need can help you make the right decision and provide your baby with comfortable, stylish baby bibs that will protect their clothing.