It’s mealtime and your baby is ready to mash, hit, fling, throw, and spit food everywhere. While we can’t promise all of your surfaces will remain food-free, a bib will certainly help contain the mess and keep your baby clean…well clean-er. We have found a few options that we think will give your baby or toddler a comfortable, cute barrier between their food and their clothes because we all know you can’t change a kid after every feeding frenzy. With these bibs, you’ll be able to go straight from the high chair to a playdate without a bath in between.
Best For Catching Tray Fallout
A comfortable combo. Amazon
This bib is a great option for food that falls from the hands, mouth, and tray. It is made out of two different machine-washable materials; a soft fabric up top and a strong silicone pocket on the bottom. This bib has a bit of extra length to it so food that your baby pushes off the tray into their lap will be stopped in its tracks. Best for tots 6 months and older, it has an adjustable, velcro neck clasp so you can use it as your baby grows. When they’re done eating, simply rinse or wipe it off and roll the fabric up into the pocket for on the go use. These bibs come in a 2-pack, so you can pick your favorite bold, bright colors, and let your baby go to town.
Keep Clothes Safe
Tough on a kid’s mess. Amazon
There are some outfits you really can’t risk and these sleeved bibs from Bumkins will make sure to protect any party clothes you pick out. A great way to prevent damage from your little one’s drops and spills, this bib comes in a variety of sizes and cute patterns for your growing munchkin. They are made from machine-washable, waterproof, polyester fabric that is easy to slip on, lightweight, and comfortable. Plus, each bib has a catch-all pocket for whatever misses a mouth and tie fasteners that will stay on despite your toddler’s toughest tugs.
Adorable Style Options
“Bless this Mess” indeed. Amazon
These bibs from Simka Rose are quite possibly the cutest things we have ever seen. Choose from a variety of bold, solid colors, simple graphics, or funny sayings so you can have something sweet to look at while your baby destroys breakfast. Not only are they aesthetically pleasing, but they also work super well. Made from food-grade silicone, these bibs are designed to give you good coverage with an extra-wide food-catching pocket. The adjustable neck-straps are great for kids between 6 months to three years old and are easy to close without being easy to tear off. Best of all, they are dishwasher safe so when your messy eater is done, you can toss their bib right in along with everything else.
For your baby’s first year. Amazon
If you are looking for something that is durable, silicone-free, and designed for little ones who might not have a handle on feeding themselves, look no further. These 100 percent organic cotton muslin bibs from green sprouts are soft and gentle on your baby while protecting their clothes. They come in a variety of colors and feature two adjustable snap closures. The four layers of absorbent cloth will catch drool, milk, and other soft or liquid foods your baby is trying to enjoy. Even if your little one isn’t ready to throw food around on their own, we know how messy they can still be.