“ Brand: John Lewis / Type: Bibs „
When we had our baby many people bought us bibs as a gift, some very cute and some more practical. One set we were given was a set of five jersey bibs from John Lewis.
- The Bibs -
The bibs are made from 100% cotton, are quite small in size and are of an average thickness for bibs of this kind . They are perfect for newborns onwards to protect clothes from dribbling, sick and milk spillages. The fasten with Velcro at the back of the neck which is easy enough to do. The sets are available in plain white, a blue theme or a pink theme. John Lewis do change the designs every so often. The set we have are blue and white and there are three different designs: white with blue spots, white with blue stripes, white with blue and white striped edging. All the bibs have a neat edging to them which I think makes them look like they are good quality. The shade of blue is quite light and the designs are very simple. I think they look really cute.
- In Use -
We used these bibs frequently in those early days when spitting up was a common occurrence! When you go somewhere nice or you are showing your new baby off to friends you want them to wear a very cute outfit and look their best. I was reluctant to cover these outfits with a bib but was also worried about the clothes becoming marked from sick. These bibs were ideal for these occasions because they were just as cute as the outfits! Also as they are very simple in design and colour they complimented most outfits well without detracting from them. I loved how well they protected my son's clothes. They are fairly absorbent, a good size for a newborn up until around four months, are soft and seem comfortable for the baby. The Velcro is easy enough to open and close and the neck size was perfect for a newborn up until around four months. We continued to use these bibs during the first couple of weeks of weaning which was a big mistake because they quickly became stained. I would recommend using larger and less cute bibs once you start to wean baby as these quickly get ruined by food stains and don't protect clothes as well as other bigger bibs. They are best suited to protecting clothes from milk and sick while baby is still quite small.
- Cleaning -
These bibs are machine washable and always washed well for me, usually on a 40°C wash with similar colours. Unfortunately the food stains wouldn't come out but I can't really blame the bibs for that as I don't think they are intended for this purpose. They can be tumble dried on low, although I always chose to dry them naturally which was quick as the material isn't very thick.
- Price and Availability -
These bibs are available in store or online at John Lewis. The white set is £5 and the blue and pink sets are £6 each. The current designs aren't exactly the same as the ones we own but are fairly similar. I think this is a reasonable price.
- Would I Recommend? -
I would definitely recommend these bibs. They are quite absorbent, a good size, practical, soft, cute, and high quality. They are ideal for protecting clothes in those first few months.