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The 10 Best Baby Bibs to Buy in 2020

Are you looking for the best baby bibs in 2020? We've got you covered; here are the best bibs in the market right now.
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Things to consider before buying baby bibs

Material

Each bib material is designed for the same purpose; however, different materials have their advantages and disadvantages. Materials vary from fabric, rubber to plastic. However, most parents prefer fabric, mostly because it feels soft on your baby’s skin.

Food-grade silicone bibs are also a popular option material-wise; being waterproof they have a tray at the base to protect your baby’s cloth from messes.

When considering buying a bib of a particular material, you should pay equal attention to the front and the back part of the bib. Most manufacturers use different materials for the front and back, especially for multi-layered bibs.

Finding these types of bibs will not be a problem since most bibs in our list use toweling as the backing and organic cotton or muslin at the front part.

Fasteners

This is one of the minor details of a bib that can be easily ignored.

Picking a bib with a suitable fastener should be easy enough; just make sure that it will not be easy for your baby to undo it. Normally, different manufacturers come up with their innovative fasteners design. As long as it does its job, you are good to go.

Style

  • Bandana bibs

This type is mostly used during teething time to prevent drool from seeping through your baby’s skin.

  • Large bibs

These bibs cover a large surface area and are preferably used during feeding time. Though they can also be used to protect your baby’s clothes from drool during teething time.

  • Feeding bibs

They are mostly made of rubber and have a tray at the bottom to catch food before hitting the floor.

Easy of use

A user-friendly bib requires minimal effort for you to put on your baby and take it off. Even though it should be easy for you to take off, the fastener’s design should make it hard for the baby to take off.

A good bib should also be easy to clean, whether it is machine washable or requires you to wash it manually. After cleaning, it should dry quickly; this will make it convenient for use.

Top 10 Baby Bibs

Best overall bib

Bumkins SuperBib

Description

The Bumkins Superbib is designed to attach itself at the back of the baby’s shoulder with an adjustable strap, which keeps your baby comfortable. It is made with 100 percent polyester fabric, which is waterproof and resistant to stain and odor. At the bottom, it comes with a pocket that is meant to contain food and liquid spills to avoid messes.

Unlike most baby bibs, Bumkins Superbib comes with a single-ply design for good reasons. First, this design ensures that mold does not grow in between layers, which is a common problem for multi-layered bibs. This will make the bib easy to maintain while also keeping your baby safe from infections.

Second, single-ply design makes it easy for liquid and food spills to slide down by providing an oblique inclination.

Bumkins superbib is easily cleaned by running it through the washing machine, and the pockets can be turned inside out for thorough cleaning. However, it is not dryer safe; therefore, it will need to be air-dried, which may be relatively time-consuming.

Another downside of the Bumkin Superbib is that it can be a hassle using it to wipe your baby’s face. This is mainly because of the single-ply design. Overall, it is a good bib, especially due to its shoulder strap, which will not strangle your child, and the durable polyester fabric, which is reliable for the long run.

Bumkins SuperBib

What We Like

  • Single-ply to avoid mess build up between layers
  • Machine washable for easy cleaning
  • Has a pocket at the bottom to contain food and liquid spills
  • Tug-proof adjustable straps
  • Breathable, lightweight, and 100 percent polyester fabric

What We Don't Like

  • Requires time-consuming air drying
  • It may be easy for the baby to take off

Best high-end bib

MatiMati Bandana Bib

Description

MatiMati Bandana bibs come with a stylish but functional design, its main purpose being to protect your child’s clothes from drool. Therefore, it is mainly used by kids from 3 to 24 months. The front part is 100 percent organic cotton while the back is made of polyester fleece to enhance the absorbency and retainability of drool and spit ups.

It comes with a nickel-free snap fastener, which can be adjusted once your child grows for comfortability. However, it can only be adjusted to two settings; therefore, it may be too small or too big for some babies.

MatiMati bandana bibs can be easily hand-washed though they have to be laid flat to dry, which may be time-consuming.

This bib absorbs drool well compared to other bibs since seepage hardly occurs; therefore, you will not have to worry about your child’s clothes being wet. However, it may take time for it to absorb thick liquid, and its small size means that it needs to be frequently changed to avoid soaking.

Regardless of its small size, it is still one of the best bibs in the market. All in all, this bib is a great option since it comes in an 8 pack, and its stylish design will not clash with your baby’s outfit.

MatiMati Bandana Bib

What We Like

  • Comes with adjustable nickel-free snaps
  • Soft organic cotton fabric with a polyester backing
  • Its design will be comfortable on your baby’s neck
  • Comes in a set of four
  • It is cost-friendly

What We Don't Like

  • Neck setting is only adjustable to two sizes
  • It is not dryer safe

Best large size bib

Bumkins Fleece-Front Sleeved Bib

Description

Bumkins Fleece-front sleeved bib has an apron-like design that protects the whole torso of your baby. The knot at the back is tied to keep the bib steady on your child’s body. It can be adjusted to multiple settings to ensure that your baby stays comfortable as they grow. This is also complemented by the elasticized cuffs, which means that babies can use it from 6 to 24 months.

The front part of this bib is made with absorbent fleece while the sleeves are made of waterproof, lightweight material. Its large size helps in enhancing the absorption of spills while providing full coverage for your baby. Spit ups and messes that are not absorbed are contained by the pocket at the bib’s bottom.

It is single-layered throughout the whole bib; therefore, you do not have to worry about mold growing in between the layers. After use, it can be cleaned by running it through the washing machine.

Bumkins fleece-front bib has some downsides, the most notable one being its big size, which makes it heavier and bulkier than other bibs. Most parents find that smaller bibs are easier to work with.

Generally, it is a good option for parents who want a bib that will grow with their baby.

What We Like

  • Apron like design provides maximum coverage
  • Has a pocket at the bottom to contain spills
  • Absorbent front material and waterproof sleeves
  • The single-ply design prevents moisture build-up
  • It is machine washable

What We Don't Like

  • It is expensive
  • Its big size makes it relatively heavier

Best budget bib

Burt's Bees Baby Bibs

Description

Burt’s Bee Bib comes with an opening at the upper part meant to be worn on your baby’s neck. This design makes it easy to put on and off since you don’t need to adjust snaps or tie knots. Also, the lack of fasteners makes it difficult for your baby to take it off, which is a common case for other bibs.

The fabric is 100 percent organic cotton that has been grown without any fertilizer. Therefore it will not irritate your baby’s skin. The cotton features a 2 layered design to enhance absorbency. And after mealtime, the terry towel backing can be used to wipe your baby.

They are machine washable though you will need to hang them afterward to dry.

However, this bib is only suitable for younger children, mainly from 2 to 12 months. And though the pullover design makes it easy to put on and take off, it is not adjustable; therefore, it will not grow with your baby.

Altogether, Burt’s Bee bib has many likable features such as the 2-ply design with the towel at the back and the easy to wear design which can be manipulated by one hand.

Burt's Bees Baby Bibs

What We Like

  • Easy to put on and take off
  • It is machine washable
  • Made of 100 percent pure cotton
  • 2-ply design for absorbency
  • Has a terry towel backing for wiping baby after meals

What We Don't Like

  • It is only usable by young kids due to its small size

Best two-in-one bib

Aden + Anais Burpy Bib

Description

Aden + Anais Burpy Bib is used as a burp cloth though it comes with a snap; hence can also be used as a bib. It is made of 100 percent cotton muslin, which is soft on your baby’s skin. It is large and wide to provide full coverage to protect your little one’s clothes. This is also achieved by the 4 layers of cotton muslin to absorb liquid and dribbles from your little one quickly.

Though this bib is not as absorbent as the competition, even with its multiple layers of cotton muslin, also, as we have observed with previous bibs, a single-layered bib is more hygienic than a multi-layered one. This is because mold and bacteria may begin to grow in between the layers.

After use, it can be cleaned by running it through the washing machine.

However, some parents have complained that these bibs tend to shrink after repeated washes. Another downside is that the neck size is not adjustable, though the pre-designed size will be big enough to fit babies of all sizes.

All in all, the Aden + Anais burpy bib is a great option if you want to save money by not having to buy a bib and a burp cloth independently. Its use of cotton muslin, which is soft on your baby’s skin, also sets it apart.

Aden+Anais Cotton Bib

What We Like

  • Can be used as a bib and a burp cloth
  • Made of 100 percent muslin cotton, which is soft on baby’s skin
  • Easy to clean
  • Has 4 layers to increase absorbency
  • Provides wide coverage of 22.5″ X 11″

What We Don't Like

  • Neck size is not adjustable
  • A large volume of liquid may cause it to leak

Hudson Baby Baby Cotton Terry Drooler Bibs

Description

Hudson baby cotton terry bibs are a set of bibs made of 68 percent cotton and 32 percent polyester. This material mixture is filled with fibers meant to enhance absorption. They are, therefore, suitable for use during mealtime and the teething phase.

If you are big on holidays and special events, they come with custom embroideries on the front part to get your baby involved in the celebrations.

The Hudson cotton terry bibs are user friendly as they can be easily put on and off, made possible with the hook and loop design. After use, it can be cleaned by running it through the washing machine and later placed in the dryer.

Even though the embroidery may be a fun way to get your baby into special occasions and holidays, they may cause problems like color staining the bib. Some parents complained that some dyes bleed and could stain your bib, making it a hassle to wash. The embroideries can also limit the use of the bib. Would you not want your baby wearing ‘happy Valentine day’ mid-year, right?

Another thing is that the material may be too absorbent as liquids may leak and get to your baby’s cloth almost immediately.

Therefore, the Hudson baby cotton terry bib is a great option for use as a secondary addition to your bib collection to be used mainly on the holidays and special occasions.

Hudson Baby Baby Cotton Terry Drooler Bibs

What We Like

  • Machine washable and dryer safe
  • Made of a mix of polyester absorbent cotton
  • Hook and loop innovative fastening design
  • Multi-layered for absorbency
  • Comes in different colors and custom embroideries

What We Don't Like

  • It is expensive
  • Embroideries may limit its use to only special occasions

Happy Healthy Parent Silicone Baby Bibs

Description

Happy, healthy parent Silicone bib is made of 100% waterproof, stain-resistant food-grade silicone. At the top part, it features an adjustable neckband that keeps the bib in place even if your kid moves around. It comes with a stay-open pocket at the base, which will protect your little one’s clothes from food messes. If you are on the go, it rolls up well to contain messes until you get time to wash it.

Happy, healthy parent bib can be easily cleaned as it is dishwasher safe, and you will never have to worry about staining due to the waterproof material. If you prefer hand-washing, you only need soapy water to clean up the food messes quickly.

However, these bibs are not recommended for younger kids, as they are prone to skin irritations.

Overall Happy healthy parent bib is one of the best silicone bibs in the market due to its convenience and ease of use. Also, to add to its list of great features, the silicone material makes it flexible to enhance portability.

Happy Healthy Parent Silicone Baby Bibs

What We Like

  • Has a wide stay open pocket to contain spills
  • Made of 100 percent waterproof food-grade silicone
  • Easy to clean by washing with soapy water
  • It is also dishwasher safe
  • Adjustable neckband to keep the bib in place

What We Don't Like

  • May irritate younger babies skin
  • Velcro becomes less durable after some time

Upsimples 10-Pack Baby Bandana Bibs

Description

Th Upsimples 10-pack bibs are made of 100 percent pure cotton and come in handy for your little one during his/her teething period. It features a nickel-free strap that can be adjusted to three different settings, which will ensure tour little one is always comfortable.

For absorbency, the front is made of cotton with a backing made of waterproof polyester to prevent any leakages that would ruin your baby’s clothes.

The bandana design makes it a great option if you are looking for drool bibs. However, like most bandana bibs, Upsimples also fall short in providing full coverage to protect your baby’s clothes. Therefore, it is not a great option for use during mealtime due to its size and absorbency capabilities.

All together, Upsmiles 10 pack bib is a great option for your little one during his/her teething to protect their clothes from drool.

Upsimples 10-Pack Baby Bandana Bibs

What We Like

  • Made of 100 percent pure cotton with a polyester backing for absorbency
  • Comes with nickel-free straps adjustable to three sizes
  • They are machine washable
  • They hold up well after repeated washing
  • They come in a 10 pack suitable for frequent changing

What We Don't Like

  • May be ineffective for use during mealtime

KiddyStar Toddler Bib

Description

Kiddystar toddler bib is one of the most absorbent bibs in the market. The front is made of pure cotton, which will be soft on your baby’s sensitive skin, while the back is made of polyester to ensure there are no leakages. These bibs absorb thin liquid almost immediately.

It features a neck strap at the upper part, which is adjustable to four different sizes, which means that your child will always be comfortable as he/she grows.

During the first wash, the manufacturer recommends that you use vinegar to preserve the color. This can be inconvenient if you are not able to access vinegar. Though after the first wash is out of the way, it can be easily cleaned by running it through the washing machine. After wash, the manufacturers recommend laying it flat to dry though you can tumble dry it on low heat.

Overall, the Kiddystar is a great option, especially if your kid is a heavy drooler due to its superior absorbing capabilities. It also comes in stylish designs; therefore, you will go with most of your child clothes.

KiddyStar Toddler Bib

What We Like

  • Has superior absorbing capability compared to competitors
  • Made of soft hypoallergenic cotton
  • Has a cotton layer and a polyester layer for the absorption of spit-ups and drool
  • The straps are adjustable

What We Don't Like

  • It may shrink after wash
  • May be too big for newborns

Nuby Reversible Muslin Teething Bib

Description

Nuby Reversible Muslin teething bib is made of 100 percent cotton muslin that will feel very soft on your baby’s skin. It comes with the bandana style design with a BPA free teether at the tip to provide your baby with something safe to bite on. This bandana style design is always a great option if you are looking for drool bibs.

After use, it can easily be washed by running it through the washing machine and tumble dry on low heat. Since it is made with cotton muslin fabric, it gets softer with every wash.

However, some parents have complained that they considerably shrink after a few washes and lose their shape. This happened even if it were air-dried—also the sides bunch after repeated washes.

Another downside is that these bibs do not stay steady on your baby’s chest as they may roll to form a thick clothing layer on your baby’s neck, which may cause discomfort. Also, its Velcro closure system does not help in this regard as it is prone to weaken on prolonged use.

All in all, Nuby reversible Muslin teething bib is a great option if you are looking for a bib for your baby to use during his/her teething period. The use of soft cotton muslin is also a plus as it ensures your baby’s sensitive skin is not irritated.

Nuby Reversible Bibs

What We Like

  • Made of 100 percent muslin cotton
  • Comes with an inbuilt teether at the tip
  • It is machine washable and easy to dry
  • It gets softer after every wash

What We Don't Like

  • The neck setting is not adjustable
  • Its velcro straps weaken on prolonged use

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