“ Brand: Marks and Spencer / Type: Bibs „
Marks and Spencer assorted bibs
Even with a breastfeed baby we have still needed and used quite a few bibs for the occasional expressed bottle of milk or for keeping my baby's clothes drier from her recent teething drool. We were lucky enough to receive a packet of three Marks and Spencer assorted reversible bibs with a pink and white pattern.
Marks and Spencer offer quite a large range of bibs with various patterns and colours that match some of their seasonal themes or collections. The three bibs we own are all very similarly coloured in baby pink with white highlights or vice versa and include swirly as well as striped designs with the odd plain side. I have found that the bibs are a nice fit for a newborn and even at nearly 4 months later they are still going strong, but they are starting to be on the small side.
The bibs are incredibly soft, but then that is exactly what I would expect as they are made from one hundred percent cotton. The bibs have also kept their shape and look pretty good even after being washed and washed and washed, because let's face it nothing a baby owns stays pristine for long. Being made from soft cotton also means that the bibs are surprisingly absorbent but then I have yet to come across an un-absorbent bib!
Having a quick look online the Marks and Spencer assorted bibs in a range of different colours and patterns tend to be sold for around about £6 for a packet of three. These are perhaps maybe slightly more expensive than other brands of bibs but they are nice to use and I have no doubt that these bibs will outlast my daughter's need for them.
Overall, I really like the Marks and Spencer's assorted collection of bibs and when it comes times to replace the bibs that I have or look around for some larger sizes then I wouldn't hesitate to go back to M & S. There really isn't a whole amount more to say about these bibs other than that they are soft to the touch, the ones I own have a nice range of patterns although nothing overly exciting and so far have worked well at mopping up drool and milk. I would highly recommend them and have no problem awarding them the full five out of five stars.
We were given some M&S gift vouchers so we used them to buy some things for our baby. This pack of bibs is one of the things we bought.
=== The pack ===
In the pack we got 3 bibs and it cost us £4 which is a lot of money compared to other places where you can buy that many for a pound but these were really cute and are cotton so very good to have for babies. The design were for boys and were red and blue in colour with little trucks on, stripes and one with a big truck on. The Mrs thought they made a change from all the pink things in the house and it was nice to buy something aimed at a boy.
=== Using the bibs ===
These bibs fasten using a popper button on the side. I find this the best fastening to have for a bib. When we have used other bibs they have proven to not be a hit with our baby. The ones which fasten with Velcro he is able to pull off just by yanking on it really hard and the ones which just pull over the head he really hates as he's fussy even with just getting dressed, they sometimes feel quite tight going over his head too and get messy when you have to pull them back up over. The popper fastening is much better. They are sturdy so your baby can't yank them off and you can easily remove it when they have finished feeding. These bibs are just cotton they do not have a plastic back so they are best really for when your baby is very little, we found ones with plastic backs were better when we were weaning but for when our baby was just on bottles/breast these were perfect. They were easy to put on and they were not too big that they looked like they drowned him. They were really soft too so it never caused him any discomfort. If he brought back some milk or spat some out it was easy to catch it on the bib and they were very absorbent too which is what you want.
=== Practical things ===
The bibs washed fine, the Mrs was washing bibs every day at one point and these always washed nicer than others and I think it's because of the cotton, I think others were made from a variety of materials. These remained soft especially when dried on the tumble dryer and they didn't bobble up.
=== Conclusion ===
These bibs are not the cheapest that you will be able to find but for us they were really good to use because they were practical. They were easy to fasten on and easy to get off and when our baby began to want to explore a bit he could never manage to pull it off himself and would sometimes just lift the bib up so he could look down at the picture and study it which was very cute. They were soft and didn't have plastic backs so they didn't rustle so if he fell asleep and we had to remove the bib it didn't make a sound- a popper again is so much more quiet than Velcro! These washed really well and remained in good quality the whole time we used them so I am glad that we did spend a bit extra money on these bibs. Highly recommended.
One of the many things that are always handy in the world of babies is bibs and when I had my second son a few months ago I was pleased to receive these bibs as part of a bundle of clothes and other items from a friend. I am breastfeeding so these bibs are currently mainly used for the odd occasions my son has a bottle of expressed milk or when he is particularly prone to dribbling which seems to be constantly this past month.
The pack contains 3 bibs these are all made from 100 % cotton and feel lovely and soft to the touch. The cotton is wonderful and thick much more so than some of the cheaper supermarket brands I have used in the past. The cotton has stood up well to washing with no bobbling of the fabric, fading of the colours and the stitched design on one of them has remained free from any catching or loose stitching. The bibs are also able to be tumble dried so they cope well with the quick turnaround of baby washing. The tumble drying has not shrunk the bibs either and they continue to look good after several months of use.
The design set we have is blue with one of them having a little dog embroidered on them. The other two are a pale blue and a striped blue pattern. I think the look of all of these bibs is nice and cute in and for me it is cute rather than trendy which is my preferred look for babies rather than them looking like mini fashion models so these suit me down to the ground.
On a practical front the fact that the press stud for fastening is at the side is a huge plus as I personally find this makes them easier to both put on and take off compared to them being at the rear or overhead. This seems to mean it less disturbing for my son when I remove them from him especially if he has fallen asleep.
These bibs don't have a waterproof backing unlike a lot of bibs that you see. This for me at this stage is not a problem as I am able to change them after an accumulation of dribble or milk before it soaks though. However they probably won't last when I start weaning and trying him with a cup when I will go to a more waterproof bib or an arm covered bib.
Overall these are a great set of bibs for young babies they wash well and look very cute the side fastening popper works a treat. At £4 for a pack for a pack of 3 I think they are good value and would definitely recommend them to other mums.
One of the lovely things about having a new baby (apart from, obviously, a beautiful new baby) is receiving lots of presents and little gifts from friends and family. When my youngest baby was born, my husband's work colleagues gave us both a lovely selection of little baby essentials and amongst them was a set of five cotton bibs from Marks and Spencer.
Bibs might not be the most obvious gift, because they're perhaps not as cute as tiny babygros and booties, but they are a really practical and longlasting present for a newborn, especially if they are as good quality as these are. I've always found Marks and Spencer to be a great shop for babywear and these bibs have born my experience out again.
The bibs are made from quite thick but incredibly soft cotton and they have remained really soft, even after repeated washing. They also have a gorgeous assortment of patterns and designs on them, challenging the assumption that bibs have to practical rather than pretty - these are both. The set is co-ordinated but manage to be different too, with some of the bibs containing smart pinstripes, others have a selection of random images including teddy bears, dogs and leaves. It might sound like a strange combination but the images are clear and bold and turn what can be quite a drab garment into an attractive adornment to baby's neck. My personal favourite amongst the selection is one which features an applique sausage dog. It really is so pretty that it's almost a shame to use them, especially considering the kinds of things a baby puts these through!
As well as being surprisingly attractive these bibs are also practical. As a mother of three kids, I've gone through more than my fair share of bibs and this is the first time I've used bibs with a press-stud closure at the side of the neck, rather than being a tie or velcro closure at the back. This simple feature makes these bibs so much easier to use than traditional styles, especially for those early days with a sickly newborn. It can be really awkward to secure a bib properly on a floppy-headed baby but this bib simply goes on as normal and then clips on at the side, so no more fumbling. Simple but brilliant. I'd never seen this style of closure before receiving this set but have subsequently noticed the same idea being used on bibs at Tesco and Mothercare so there has obviously been some recent innovations in the field of bib fastening! I'd recommend this style to any expectant mums, so much easier.
I've been quite lucky with baby number three as he hasn't been a particularly sickly baby so far - he doesn't like to waste a drop of his precious milk! Over the last month, though, he has been dribbling and drooling constantly so I've been really grateful for this set. As well as being easy to attach and remove (even when my little one is asleep) the thick cotton helps to protect his skin and clothing from the constant wetness and he still looks stylish and cute.
These don't have a plastic backing so wouldn't be all that practical for the later stages of weaning, as spilt food would eventually be able to soak through, but I'll certainly be happy to use them for the very early days with tiny spoonfuls of baby rice etc. Once weaning reaches the real messy stages I'd recommend moving on to something larger - these aren't huge bibs- and with a plastic backing.
These newborn bibs are ideal for the first few weeks of a baby's life. They are a practical design, great quality and really attractive. My set cost £5 for a pack of five bibs so they are also really good value. Marks and Spencer might not be the first place you think of for baby essentials but they are well worth a look.