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I never knew I would have an opinion on bibs but since having become a father I've realised I do actually have a preference for what kind of bib I put on my daughter and I can see the positives and negatives of the different makes! It's a whole new world!
When our daughter was born she wore newborn bibs which are tiny and very soft so great at soaking up milk and being kind to her skin but they soon began to get too tight and not big enough to protect her clothes and catch the lovely milky drool any longer so we had to look at bigger bibs.
One thing that I really rate about bibs is the fact that they no longer seem to be tie on ones. I don't know about you, but trying to tie a ribbon around the back of the neck of a newborn baby is just a bit too fiddly for me! So I really rate the fact that the majority of bibs now are press stud fastening or velcro.
So whilst looking for a bigger set of bibs I made sure we avoided the ones which tie and looked to the ones which velcro or press stud. We came across this pack of 5 bibs in Boots' baby section and my wife couldn't resist them for a start due to their lovely colourful designs. They are farm themed and include:
They are all different colours so look nice!
They are soft on teh front so very good at soaking up bits of food but they have a plastic-type back to them which prevents the moisture from soaking through onto the clothes below which was a step up from the newborn bibs which don't have this back. They are velcro fastened so not at all fiddly and also not tight- if your baby has a chubby neck then you can just velcro a little looser which is a bonus that the press stud fastening doesn't offer!
the bib is a good size, it covers the majority of my daughter's front but then this does have it's down side too- she finds that she can see the pretty colours and just can't help but try to explore them so messes with the bib until it's in her face and so the food ends up smeared all over her which she finds great fun! But i guess this isn't just down to this bib, I think she would do it with them all and the only way of stopping her would be to have some form of fastening around her waist too so it wouldn't be able to be pulled upwards and what fun would that be?? all babies need to get abit grubby now and again!
The wear and tear of this bib is great. iT has been through all sorts yet just a quick wash in the washing machine has brought it back to us as good as new with no stains surprisingly!
I recommend these to you as they're really good quality and worth the money- they are £5.99 for a pack of 5 from Boots and Boots.com.
Boots mini club one size set of five bibs
Bibs, bibs and more bibs. I have bibs all over the house because I find that they just come in so handy for a range of tasks from feeding to general drool mop up. I initially picked up some of the Boots mini club bibs, mostly because they where a cute design, but since then they have become a regular favourite.
The Boots mini club bibs come in a packet of five, with each bib having a slightly different pattern or design from the next, but they are all still similar. The packet I have contains five pink or white and pink bibs with various cute designs but I have seen the bibs come in blue or neutral colours. The bibs as you would expect of any baby clothing are extremely soft and are thicker than some of the other supermarket brand bibs that I have tried. The bibs are nice but they are just a variation on a typical first size baby bib, but they have washed and worn really well. We have been using some of ours for a few months now and they still fit my chubby 6 month old baby as well as having retained their shape. Some of the bibs have started to stain but then that isn't surprising considering the messes that the bibs deal with on a regular basis.
The Boots bibs are Velcro fastened, which makes them easy to put on. But and this is a big but for me you have to be careful to make sure that the Velcro strap is closed over before you pop them into the wash or you risk ruining any other items of baby clothing in at the same time. I unfortunately learned this the difficult way and had a lovely handmade woollen cardigan suffer at the hands of a Velcro bib. I much prefer pull over the head or popper fastened bibs.
The Boots mini club bibs are a nice bib and are a really nice general bib. I have and will buy them again in the future, especially considering they seem to be on promotion quite often and you can pick up the packet of five bibs regularly for half price - £3.50.
Four out of five stars.
I bought some bibs from Boots a few months ago and they were very good quality. They came in a pack of 4 and they had pictures of farm animals on. The trim of the bibs had different colours on and the pictures are really lovely and bright. It makes them very appealing and cute to use instead of just plain ones.
The bibs fasten with Velcro which is very easy to do but it does mean that my grandson can pull them off himself. Sometimes he pulls it off right away but once he is distracted by food he usually forgets it's on and leaves it.
They are very soft, even the part where the picture is so if you need to wipe your baby's face mid-feed it's fine to do so it doesn't hurt them.
They are quite big so cover a lot of his front to protect his clothes although his jeans always end up with bits of food on but the bib does take the worst of it all.
The bibs are mainly white and so they are a little stained now from when he has orange coloured food. I wash them with our normal washing and it usually gets them cleaned by sometimes there is a little staining which doesn't come out but I guess that it is the point of a bib to be the thing that is stained and not the clothing.
All in all I think these are really nice, they have remained soft despite being washed frequently and they are very practical.
Having twin girls you can imagine how many bibs i went through in one day. When i was pregnant i come across the boots bibs they felt like good quality so i bought four packets of them.
For a pack of boots own make of pure white bibs cost £1.99 for seven.
I think it was a great buy. The bibs are pure white and have terry towelling on the front and plastic on the back, the fastening is velcro. Although on the packet these can be used from birth but found the to be a bit big for my girls however i used them anyways and was not long before they grew into them fully. I like the velcro fastening as it can be done easily with one hand tie bibs are no good with newborn babies.
Because the bibs are plain and white they are unisex, they also get dirty and have to be boil washed for stains to come out. These are super absorbent and the fluid can not leak onto cloths due to the plastic backing.
I wash mine in the machine and can even be tumble dried.
I liked these so much i bought a pack for my friend when i made her a baby hamper.
Fantastic value and great quality.
My son has drooled constantly for the past 12 months, thus we have got through a wide variety of bibs in this time. I've tried all the different types - velcro fastening, press-stud fastening, tie fastening, with / without plastic backs etc.
As he grew older & more 'capable' I soon found the velcro bibs to be a nightmare - they don't stay put for 10 seconds before he's pulled them off. Also, along with the press-stud variety, the velcro bibs seem too big around the neck, allowing dribble to trickle down the neck & soak his clothes. Also, since my son dribbles so much, the plastic backed variety became essential, otherwise I was changing bibs every half hour to avoid the bibs soaking through to his clothes.
Initially I'd bought some gaudy bibs (as you do!), but I soon came to realise that these ruined the appearance of a nice outfit when out & about. So, on a mission to find plain white bibs with tie fastenings & a plastic backing went I....
Having searched in numerous stores, I found my perfect bibs in Boots. A pack of 7 white bibs with the aforementioned features set me back a bargain £3.99. The packaging is very plain & simple, & the bibs are labelled as being part of the 'Boots Basics' range. Being basic bibs, the terry towelling front isn't as thick as some others, but is more than adequate, & as these bibs are a longer length than most, they are able to catch those long strands of drool as they escape!
Drawbacks are that being white they can stain easily (but as I said I wanted plain white, so they suit me). Also, beware putting plastic back bibs in the dryer - they will shrivel up beyond all recognition!
These are a brilliant bargain buy - I am on my second pack now & have no complaints.
Bibs are essential to baby life as any mother will know. They may not be the most interesting of topics to do an op on but with so many different bibs available I wanted to share my favourite bibs. Now my son has had every type of bib I can find. I don't like the tie ones as I can't keep him still long enough to tie it. The plastic backed ones are good but my husband keeps putting them in the tumble dryer and they come out all shrivelled and half the size that they should be. The bibs that catch food are hopeless for Joe, I can't seem to fit them around his chubby neck and when I do his highchair tray catches on it all of the time. The pull off ones have turned into a huge game where Joe pulls them off whilst eating so that just leaves me with the velcro type. Boots have some packs of five bibs that are white with different edged trim. There is red/white, blue/white and green/white which are nice, neutral colours. The bibs are a good size for both newborns and older children. The thing that I like about them is that you can put them on either way round. This means that if one side is messy you can simply turn it round to show the clean side. Therefore you get 2 goes out of each bib which saves on the washing. These bibs have always been the easiest to keep clean too and wash very well. They don't go hard like some of the other makes that I have used. The velcro is strong and after 9 months of daily use they still look good while his other bibs have long since been binned. These were quite expensive at £5.99 for five but they have worked out to be good value in the end. Thanks for reading.
You are probably thinking what can I possibly say about bibs?! Quite a lot actually! I've tried them all; tie neck, Velcro, soft cotton, pull over head, plastic back, long sleeve and catch-all plastic bibs, and found that the best combination is plastic back with Velcro fasteners. The best buy are Boots own 3 pack for £5.00 or 2 for £2.50(sounds expensive but they are well worth it). They are cotton fronted with plastic backing and Velcro fastening (easy to do up and undo with one hand), they boil wash and tumble dry extremely well (I found that cheaper bibs crinkled and split in the tumble dryer). They are very plain but they are practical and last a long time (I am using the same ones now for my 4 month old daughter that I used for my son now 3 years old!) They are quite big on your newborn, but babies grow so quickly and when they start teething, boy do they dribble! I found that with ordinary soft cotton bibs, they soaked through very quickly and I ended up changing my baby's top frequently. Also, when your baby starts getting active, they pull on their bibs as a game! My daughter is very strong and when she pulls her bib, the Velcro just comes unfastened, I used tie bibs but it hurt the back of her neck and when I loosened them they slipped down or fell off! My quick guide on bibs: 1) Soft Cotton: Soak through quickly 2) Tie neck: Can hurt baby's neck if pulled,need to keep loose but then fall off! 3) Pull over: More than often come down too low, defeating the object! 4) Plastic catch-all: Hard to fit in highchair, restricts arm movements, better for toddlers 5) Long sleeved: Great coverage, but don't grow with child, better for when feeding themselves and toddlers 6) Plastic back: Excellent for keeping clothes dry 7) Velcro: Good safety feature, easier to do up/undo with one hand
I bought some of these as the velcro fastening seemed much easier to use than the tie on ones, especially when your child hates having the ties done up and just wriggles all the time. I was very disappointed though, they didn't last very long at all. The velcro is the weak point in these bibs and after a few weeks use I found that they were starting to tear around where the velcro was attached. Some of the bibs remained in use a little longer and on those ones the plastic backing started to rip. In addition, stains didn't come out of these bibs as well as other makes (notably Tesco) so they looked old and grubby very quickly. Velcro is a great idea on bibs, but don't expect them to last as long as tie on ones.
My nine month old daughter needed some bibs for our holidays and while I was shopping in Boots I spotted the disposal bibs. They were on special offer at the time (this offer has ended now) and it suddenly struck me what a fabulous idea they were for traveling! So I bought some! They are lovely and soft on the top with a plasticy type backing which stops juice/milk/food from soaking clothes. They have sticky pads to fasten the bib, though these are too sticky to pull apart without ripping the bib, but the bib is only going in the bin anyway so who cares if it tears! And they have a kind of fold over thing at the bottom to catch food - like those hard plastic bibs with the trough at the bottom. I was impressed with the design and didn't come home from holidays with a load of mouldy bibs to wash! Excellent!