Meal times are nearly always a messy business when it comes to babies and toddlers, but that doesn’t mean they can’t still look cute in a great bib – even if it is covered in milk and mashed banana. Bibs also make great gifts for newborns and their mums. They can look great but are a really practical present. After all, most mums will tell you that they can never have enough bibs – especially ones that aren’t covered in food stains. If you’re in the market for a great bib or two, or you know someone who is, here’s our guide to some of the best choices around.
1. Bumkins Waterproof Super Bib (Grey Chevron), £4.95 at Precious Little One. This bib looks really trendy and stylish, and because it’s made of wipe-clean fabric, it even stands a chance of staying that way. 2. Close Parent Pop-in Stage 1 Bib in Lion, £4.95 at Natural Baby Shower. Press-stud fastening is a much safer option that traditional ties, and the lion design is colourful enough to catch even little ones’ attention. It’s a perfect choice for small babies too, thanks to its two-sided design featuring a wipeable, stain-repellent material and a dribble-soaking soft fleecy side. 3. Personalised Flower Print Baby Bib by Instajunction, £8 at Not on the High Street. You can’t beat a personalised bib, especially if you’re planning to give it as a gift. This one’s ideal for little girls and mums who want something stylish for their little princesses.
4. Mothercare Whale Bay Crumb Catcher Bibs, £7. These come in a pack of two and are wipe-clean. They also have extra-wide shoulder protection for feeding dribbles and are suitable for children from six months. 5. Arrow Dribble Bib by Fox’s Felts, £6.50 at Not on the High Street. Best for newborns until the age of two, these 100 per cent cotton bibs are a great high-fashion way of soaking up day-to-day dribbles and teething drool. 6. Mothercare Whale Bay Coverall Bibs, £8. This two-pack is a must-have for mums with really messy little pups where a simple around-the-neck bib just doesn’t offer enough coverage to keep clothes clean.
7. Mothercare Norwegian Wood Coveralls, £8. A great girly alternative to the whale coveralls. Suitable for children from six months and really easy to clean. 8. Mothercare Norwegian Wood Crumbcatcher Bibs, £7. If you like the pretty Norwegian Wood design but don’t need coveralls, these two crumbcatcher bibs are a good alternative.
9. Pigeon Organics Bandana Bib, £7.90 at Natural Baby Shower. Just because you can’t yet use a spoon, it doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t look cool, and who wouldn’t in this reversible bib that is far trendier than a bog-standard option, especially if dribble cover is needed all the time? 10. Heart Design Dribble Bibs Valentines Day by Dribblebuster £8.99 from Not on the High Street. A UK-made award-winner created from double-layer cotton and designed by a grandma who identified a need. 11. Personalised Ditsy Print Heart Baby Bib by My First Years, £8 at Not on the High Street. Make mealtimes gloriously girly with this fancy floral bib personalised for your little one. 12. Les Pascalettes Check Convertible Crumb Catch Bib from AlexandAlexa at £19. If you don’t mind spending almost £20 on a single bib or want something for a special occasion, this cool checked choice is covered in plastic so it can be wiped clean and kept in pristine condition. 13. Ralph Lauren Baby Girls Bibs, £30 at Very. Some girls are just born to wear designer clobber, and they can if you invest in this three pack of bibs. They’re machine-washable, too, which should make protecting your investment a little easier. 14. Cheeky Chompers Neckerchew Baby Bib, £11.99 at John Lewis. For teething tots, this bib is hard to beat thanks to its chewable silicone corner and super-absorbent cotton design.