Best Weaning Products – Bibs

Before I became a parent I had no idea how many different types of bibs there were. They all have advantages and disadvantages. Here are my thoughts on lots of different ones; in no particular order.

AdvantagesDisadvantages
Dribble bibWidely available.
Lots of different colours.
Easy for baby to wear.
Easy to wash.
Not very big so they don’t fully protect clothes.
Not plastic backed so liquid soaks through.
Stain quite easily.
Larger fabric bib with plastic backingWidely available.
Lots of different colours.
Easy for baby to wear.
Easy to wash.
Covers more than a dibble bib.
Liquid is caught by the bib doesn’t soak through.
They don’t fully protect clothes, especially arms.
Not plastic backed so liquid soaks through.
Stain quite easily.
Plastic coverall bibWidely available.
Relatively cheap
Lots of different colours.
Easy to wipe clean
Protects tops from liquid.
Can be uncomfortable for small babies.
Uncomfortable directly against bare arms.
Liquid runs off so can end up on baby’s trousers.
BibidoCovers arms and body.
Attaches to the high chair so food and liquid don’t fall down onto babies lap.
Softer than the plastic coverall so more comfortable for baby to wear.
Protects clothes from liquid.
Expensive – especially if you buy more than one so you can wash them.
Some people report staining, mould forming and odours.
Can take a while to remove bib so if you need to remove the baby quickly you lose the benefit of collecting the food
Tidy tot bib and trayCovers arms and body.
Attaches to the high chair so food and liquid don’t fall down onto babies lap
Collects food around the baby so protects the floor as well as the clothes.
Expensive.
Makes the high chair quite wide.
A little restrictive to baby’s movements.
Can take a while to remove so worth practising ahead of any emergencies.
Silicone scoop bibCan be easily washed/wiped clean.
Collects food baby drops.
Catches liquid and food.
Relatively cheap.
Softer to wear than the more rigid plastic version.
Available in lots of colours.
Can be difficult for small babies to reach their arms around it to pick up food.
Over time the silicone can become sticky.
If you roll them up too much the scoop bit can flatten.

Disclaimer: this article is my opinion on bibs. It does not equate to a recommendation

Published by porternutrition

I am a freelance Registered Nutritionist with NHS, charity and private sector experience. My passion is for improving health without breaking the bank and spending hours chained to the kitchen. I work with all ages but have specific focus on the youngest of the community as they start their food journey.

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