We get it: with so many different bib options to choose from, finding the right one can feel a little overwhelming. With various styles, material options, designs, and sizes, it can look like a pretty daunting task.
Don’t stress it, mama. Take a look at some of the main points you’ll want to keep in mind when looking for the right kind of bib! We’re here to help you find the very best bib option to serve both you and your little one during mealtime.
Why does my baby need a bib?
It’s a common question. Does my baby need a bib during mealtime? Our resounding answer is YES. It’s going to save you the trouble of having to change your child’s outfits multiple times a day, and it will give them the ability to self-feed with ease.
Many parents and caretakers wonder if a bib is worth it because they find that their bibs don’t fulfill the intended purpose. Crumbs and pieces of food end up in the baby’s lap, and the material is hard to wash, leaving you with bibs that are stained after only a handful of uses. Annoying, right?!
That’s why finding the proper bib is so essential. One that works well and serves its purpose while accommodating the needs of you and your child.
Pay Attention to Material
When looking for a bib, make sure you’re getting one with the right kind of material. Something we highly recommend is finding one made with silicone. It’s thick, it’s durable, and it lasts so long. You’ll have bibs to last for basically all of your babies!
If you opt for cloth bibs, be aware that they will stain, and the stains will be challenging to remove. This is another reason why we recommend silicone bibs. All you have to do is wash it with soap and water after mealtime, and you’re done. Seriously! No laundry, no stain remover. You can even put them in the dishwasher. These silicone baby bibs from Babeehive Goods are perfect.
Ease of Use
Something else you’ll want to be mindful of is how easy the bib is to use, both for you and your baby. Some bibs come with buttons, others with ties, other with velcro strips.
Consider how easy it’s going to be for you to put the bib on your wriggly baby. I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to have to deal with tying multiple bows or knots while my hungry baby is wriggling around in their high chair. No, thank you.
Additionally, velcro can irritate the skin on some babies, so you’ll want to be mindful of that as well.
You’ll also want to think about how secure the bib is. Does it stay tightly in place, or is it easy for your baby to yank it off? Look for a bib that stays firmly in place while also keeping your little one comfortable during mealtime.
Something to Fit Your Style
While not the most essential factor when looking for a bib for your baby, it is very nice to have a bib that you think is cute and fits your style. There are so many different styles out there, and it’s easier than ever to find something that fits your preferences.
Want something in a solid color? You have tons of options.
Want something with flowers? Done.
Want stripes? Polka dots? Dinosaurs? Superheroes? Plaid? There’s something for everyone. And when you find the bib in the suitable material that fits your baby, stays put, and on top of all that, it’s cute? There’s nothing better.
A Major Win-Win
Make mealtime easier for the both of you by identifying what kind of bib fits your preferences and stocking up. Your baby will be comfortable, and you’ll have peace of mind knowing that you have something that works well for both you and your little one, which is the ultimate win-win!
Who am I? A Montessori educator.
What a pleasure to recognize and interpret each child’s needs!
How exciting to help children become self-reliant and support them in their process of self-development.
I am also truly passionate about guiding adults in building their relationship with children.