“ Brand: Mothercare / Type: Bibs „
When my daughter got to the age where she was not only on solid foods, she also wanted to try holding the spoon and feeding them to herself (around 9 months for us), we soon found that smaller fronted bibs were just inadequate as she'd get food anywhere and everywere. Since we also wanted to get her a coverall for painting and so on, we went to Mothercare and found a 2 pack of Mothercare Coverall Bibs for £5.99 which we initially thought was fair.
The Mothercare Coverall Bibs are very plain, ours are as the picture, white with a coloured band around the neck and wrist, though you can get them in bright primary colours also at the same price. They are available instore at Mothercare and Mothercare World and online at Mothercare.co.uk (a P&P charge will apply unless you select to collect at your local store).
The bibs are velcro close at the neck and comprise of a low quality (as in not fluffy) fleecy sort of cover, the chest part has a backing of waterproof plastic material and the arms are fleecy only with a stretchy gathered wrist to protect the clothing. For me, first impressions weren't amazing, because they do seem a bit low quality for the money, at £3 each these are exactly the same quality as the ones I have since bought in Poundland, in fact the ones I have bought in Poundland are better as they have a pretty pattern of hand prints on the front.
Use wise they are very handy and they certainly do provide the full cover I was looking for though when my little girl is in her high chair I still need to cover her lap with a tea towel as it's not long enough to protect her lap when she's dropping food into it! Overall it does provide good protection to the upper body and arms when eating, drinking, painting, drawing, messy play and so on.
The bibs are easy to clean and can be popped in the washer, though obviously as they are plastic backed they can't go into the tumble dryer but they do dry quickly on the radiator or on the line. If you're using these a few times a day you can either re use them if they are clean enough or you may want to buy some extras.
Overall though I do like cover all bibs and find them extremely handy, the Mothercare Coverall Bibs are just low enough in quality and just priced high enough to really not be something that I'd recommend - for the price of these two bibs from Mothercare you can get six nicer bibs from Poundland - never a good thing, surely! So whilst cover all bibs are great in general I can only really give Mothercare Coverall Bibs 2 out of 5 - they're by no means unusable but in terms of a product I'd recommend the rating is low as you can save money by buying a cheaper but better looking alternative. A shame because Mothercare bibs are generally very good but I was disappointed in these.
When in Mothercare a few months ago I picked up a couple of packets of their coverall bibs. I started weaning my son at 6 months old giving him puréed foods, but now he is 9 months old he loves having finger foods and feeding himself, which gets very messy! He ends up with food all over him, all over his clothes, all over the floor and high chair! I have to let him do his thing with his food though, it's the only way he is going to learn to feed himself!
These coverall bibs are brilliant for babies who are having finger foods. They have sleeves to put your babies arms in, and they cover the whole front of them, saving their clothes from needing changing after every time in the high chair eating. They fasten really easily at the back of the neck by velco. They are so easy to get on and off, they are not tight around his arms either, so when going over a jumper for example, there is a lot of room still in the sleeves for him to move his arms about comfortably.
The front of the bib is a nice soft cotton fabric, and it absorbs spillages from drinks really well. Drinks never go through onto my sons clothes. The back of the bib is lined with a waterproof backing, and they do rustle a lot when my son moves, this lining makes them a little noisy. They do a brilliant job of keeping food off my sons clothes, he loves jam on toast at the moment, and these get covered in strawberry jam,instead of my sons clothes! They are quite long too so you can cover their lap that is not covered by the high chair, so they don't get food all over their trousers either.
These coverall bibs come in lots of different styles and colours, there are quite a few different ones to choose from. Mine are orange and covered in either stripes or animals, they have some lovely designs to choose from. I got a pack of 2 for £8 and you do need a couple of packs as you can't reuse these, they get so messy and sticky, they need to go in the washing machine after each meal.
They come in just one size, but they are quite large, but not too large for a small baby. These can be used for all sorts, painting, messy play etc. I only use mine for meal times at the minute. These wash really well in the washing machine, and dry on my airer in no time. They are not suitable for the tumble dryer. I have had mine a good few months now and the colours and design on them is still perfect, they don't look worn or grubby either considering how much they are worn and washed, they look really good still.
These are excellent quality coverall bibs, even though they are expensive, they are well worth buying, Mother care have got them in so many different designs, I love them and will continue to buy them for a good few years yet!
Weaning and independent feeding can be a messy business, so I am always looking for ways to cut down on the cleaning up and laundry associated with feeding my youngest son. I picked up a twin pack of these 'coverall' style bibs from Mothercare when my son was around a year old, in a vain attempt to protect his clothing from the inevitable mess he creates and reduce the amount of washing I had to do.
There is something reminiscent about a straitjacket with this style of bib, as it covers not only the front of a baby's clothing but also the entire length of the arms. This was precisely what I was looking for as I found that my son tended to trail his sleeves across his dinner, which was particularly problematic with foods containing a sauce or runny items such as yoghurts and dessert.
The bib, in theory, is easy to attach and remove, with a sturdy velcro strap securing this into position round the back of a toddler's neck. The difficulty I found was that my son was not particularly compliant about wearing this style of bib and wouldn't really co-operate with putting this on! I think this was partly because the PEVA backing makes the bibs quite rigid and plasticky, which makes a rustling noise, and my son wasn't keen on putting his arms through the sleeves either, making the process into something of a battle which isn't the ideal start to mealtimes.
I eventually admitted defeat and returned to sleeveless crumb catcher style bibs. These coverall bibs weren't entirely redundant however, as I now use this as a protective measure when my son is doing any arts and crafts activities. He now associates these bibs with the joys of messy play so is more than happy to wear them and gets very excited when he lets me put one on!
In terms of sizing, these are pretty generous. My (small) two year old is still able to wear these comfortably, despite the recommended age range starting from nine months upwards. If anything, they are still slightly too large for him, with the sleeve length being particularly long. The sleeves do have elasticated ends which helps to keep them out of the way of most of the mess, and they certainly keep his arms protected.
The only issue when using these for painting is that the towelling covering the front of bibs does stain quite easily, even when using supposedly 'baby friendly' washable paints. The bibs are machine washable but, due to the plastic backing, I can only wash them at a maximum of 40 degrees and this hasn't been enough to tackle some particularly stubborn shades of paint. As I use these exclusively for arts and crafts, that's not too much of a problem for me but I would recommend reserving a particular bib for either mealtimes or messy play, rather than switching between the two. I should imagine that strong coloured foods would be equally prone to staining these bibs so it would be a good idea to stick to darker coloured bibs anyway.
There are various styles and designs of these coverall bibs available from Mothercare, with prices ranging from around £5.99 up to £9.99 for a twin pack. These can be ordered from Mothercare online but I have found there to be more choice available in store, certainly in larger out of town branches.
Based on my personal experience, I do feel that these are a handy addition to any parent's collection of bibs, even if just reserved for messy play rather than mealtimes.
These bibs are such a great idea for when you are out and do not want to ruin your little ones clothing when you are feeding them. Normally at home if we are eating anything that stains or will make a mess on their clothes such as spaghetti I will strip my little boy down to his nappy and sometimes I will do it to my toddler girl too although she is much better about not making a mess now. However, when you're out at a restaurant you can't really strip them poor little things so I need something That can cover their whole outfit completely so they won't get any stains on their clothes. Usually if we are having lunch out somewhere it's part of being out for the whole day and I still want them to look nice after lunch too and these bibs really help with that.
There are various different designs on these bibs that you can buy in Mothercare but I went with the unisex red and green ones as then both my son and daughter can wear them. They come in a pack of two and I think they cost me less than £10 which is a really good bargain, especially as these are washable and reusable.
The bibs remind me of those terry Rowling robes you used to get as a kid when you went to the beach. These bibs are made of a towelling material on the front and are quite soft which is nice. They have long sleeves and are elasticated at the cuff slightly which makes for a somewhat tight fit. The bib then covers up the whole front of your little one once it is on and around each side a little bit, hence why it is called a coverall bib. It fastens around the neck with Velcro which unfortunately is the only downside of this bib for me. My little girl at two and a half will keep this bib on but my little boy who is ten months old thinks it is a brilliant game to pull his bib off every time mummy fastens it back and he is very good at pulling it off. He's the one I specifically bought these bibs for, to keep him clean so it's frustrating when he pulls them off but I'm sure he'll learn soon.
Apart from that these bibs work great. The towelling material soaks up quite a lot of drink that my little boy pours down himself and there is a plastic backing on the bib that stops it from soaking into his clothes which is nice. The tightness around the sleeves and the neck when he manages to keep it on stops food from getting on his clothes and I find the bib covers well. What I hate about regular bibs is that they seem to only catch food at the front but often it gets into some weird places such as at the bottom of his clothes and on the shoulders but this bib covers those places and stops it from happening. They wash well and then I just hang them out to dry. They have stained a little, especially with tomato based sauces but the dark red and green colours cover it up well and they look fine to use in public.
A good coverall bib from Mothercare.
My two year old niece has always come over and stayed with me all day and often overnight. When my sister first went back to work she couldn't find a suitable childminder that had a space so I looked after my niece everyday for around 8 months. I also have her over at least two days a week and she'll always stay for her lunch and dinner. At first my sister would pop a bib in Lexy's changing bag for me but sometimes if she wasn't planning to stay for dinner she wouldn't have brought one and we'd end up wrapping a tea towel round her and tucking into the collar of her top which she didn't like at all bless her. Also I'd end up having to pop her dirty bib in a changing bag for my sister to take home. I decided to just get some bibs for Lexy to keep here so I'd always have one on hand.
I personally am not a fan of those little bibs that just cover a bit of the front of Lexy. My sister would often pack one of these for me to use and I found they don't cover enough. I'd have to roll up Lexy's sleeves to be sure they weren't getting into her food and when she was first learning to use her spoon there would be food flicked all over the place and the smaller bibs just didn't cover her enough to stop food getting on her clothes. So when I saw these coverall bibs in Mothercare I snapped up a pack.
They come in a few pack sizes and with a variety of different colours and patterns not just the plain ones shown here. Currently in Motercare you can get a 2 pack of coveralls ranging in price from £5.99 for the plain ones to £7.99 for a 2 pack of colourful floral coveralls for girls or blue rocket coveralls for boys. Or slightly higher priced Disney Minnie or Mickey Mouse coveralls priced £9.99 for a pack of two. I went for the floral ones.
The bibs are a nice big size and adequately cover the whole front of Lexy when she has one on. I can pop one on and push her chair into the table and the bib covers her whole front and sits a little over the top of her legs. They're made from a toweling fabric on the front with a white plastic covering the whole of the inside so they're waterproof. They fasten with velcro just at the top around the neck and fit very nicely around Lexy's neck so no bits of food drop down. The arms are full length and are elasticated so they fit nice and snugly around Lexy's arms. I've had these bibs for about a year and a half now and when she was younger the rams were obviously too long for her but they easily rolled up so that wasn't a problem. What I love is that these really do give good coverage to protect my nieces clothes when she's eating. Often her arms will dip into whatever she may be eating but it's not a worry with this bib covering her. After she's eaten I simply give her face and hands a good wipe with a baby wipe of two then pull out her chair and remove the bib which is often covered in food which has dropped down her front and onto her lap. I give it a shake off over the bin to get any big pieces of food off then the next time I'm doing a wash I simply pop it in with the rest of my washing.
I've had the same two bibs now for about a year and a half and love them. Lexy has some cute little character tops and she's such a girl she gets very upset if she gets any mess on them. With these bibs she's still nice and clean after eating. The only thing I have found is that the plastic on the inside dies eventually rip after repeated use and washing. One of the inside of the bibs got so ripped and the white plastic was hanging down so I ripped it off myself. I still use the bib but it's not waterproof and I need to get some new ones really. For the amount I've used them though I can't fault them, nothing lasts forever and I've had a very good amount of use from them.
This is a review of the Mothercare Coverall Bib we have a few of these at the grandparent's house as they were included in a job lot of toys and equipment my parents bought second hand from a friend of theirs.
At first, we didn't bother using the bibs as the milk and early stages of baby rice were easily contained with a normal round the neck bib. As we progressed to more messy meals, these bibs emerged and we got the chance to try them out properly.
The bib goes round the neck and fastens with Velcro but you also have sleeves and a full frontal coverage for your child. The sleeves have elastic at the ends too, effectively forming a seal. Our bibs were orange with a jazzy pattern on them but the ones pictured in a multi pack with white colours of the bib are the main area with a coloured trim so be prepared to get the Vanish out after use! Material wise they are a terry towelling absorbent front with a plastic (waterproof) back so the clothes underneath are fully protected.
My initial thoughts were that that Velcro on the back of the neck which holds the whole bib together was quite ineffectual and needed more secure points (perhaps as they were second hand it had been weakened). But it was consistent with all the bibs we had in this style. Whilst they kept our daughter's clothes clean, the coverage seemed a bit overkill at times and a smaller bib was adequate for most meals and drinks. When out and about, these bibs take up quite a lot of room in the bag so are not very portable but I suppose it is worth it if you were going to an Italian restaurant for spaghetti! (Us adults could do with one too now I think about it!).
The bibs are available in seasonal patterns and other colours (just search on coverall) including a cute Hello Kitty one. HK and Disney character ones retail at around £5 or packs of two coveralls can be purchased for £6-£8. If you get on with the style it is probably worth investing in a few.
After trying the ones at my parents, I decided I would stick with the normal style bibs as we get through quite a few we need a lot so when they are in the wash there are still some available to use. I don't think they look all that comfortable to wear either with the elasticated cuffs and high neckline. Having said that, apart from the dodgy Velcro fastening, they are effective at keeping clothes clean so if you are trying to protect a nice white top they are worth using.
I had some Mothercare Coverall Bib that I used with my son when he was younger. While at home I tended to use a plastic bib when we were at home, when we were out and about I liked to use a material bib because this folded up and was just more portable. I had a variety of material bibs and the Mothercare Coverall Bibs were something I used fairly regularly and I still feel is a really good idea. A twin pack of the bibs currently costs £5.99 from Mothercare - and so obviously this equates to £3.00 per bib. While this is more expensive than many bibs, because this bib covered the more of his clothes then I other bibs, it was something I was happy to pay.
The bibs come in a variety of colours and I have two red bibs which are a nice, bright colour. The bibs are made out of cotton and polyester terry towelling, and the back of the bibs is covered in a plastic layer which further protects the clothes. Because it is made of cotton and polyester, the bib is machine washable and I always found that the bibs washed well - and I think the red colour meant that any stains were happily hidden anyway.
The bibs are different in as much as they not only covered the front of my sons clothes, but they also covered his arms and protected his sleeves. It actually fits a little like a jumper, although there isn't a back to the bib and so it's really easy to put on and it just fastens at the back. Once fastened, my son wasn't able to remove it, but I was ale to remove it easily.
Overall, I really recommend these bibs. although it's worth mentioning that I have only been able to find the bibs in the larger sizes (over 9 months) and it would be good if there were smaller sizes available.
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Now we are expecting our second child I have been up in Mums loft clearing out all of the items which we saved from when Jack was a lot smaller. I have been sorting out all of the clothes in age range and giving everything a freshen up wash and generally preparing for the new arrival.
In amongst all of the clothes were a ton of different types of bibs which we kept as they were so useful and more often than not weren't that used as people seemed to keep buying us them. These Mothercare Coverall bibs were in the box of bibs and probably more stained than any of the other bibs that we kept.
I remember buying them myself for Jack as he was such a messy little monster and really not much has changed since then! These bibs cost around the £4 price range for one bib which isn't especially cheap but that said there is a lot more material than other bibs we have. The coverall name is really very apt as this is what the bib does "cover all of the child up". It has long sleeves and is rather like a back to front shirt. There is Velcro at the back of the neck of the Coverall and this is a rather small piece which will try to hold the bib closed although to be fair I think the piece is so small that it never really fastened as securely as I would have liked.
The lining of the front of the bib is a waterproof type of plastic material and it is covered with a softer type of towelling cotton front. The sleeves and back sections are just made up of the towelling material and to be fair I think the waterproof section is really only needed on the front so that if any juice is spilt that it won't sink through the bid onto the clothes and this really is the best aspect of using these coverall bibs.
When Jack was under a year old I found these bibs perfect for him as he tried to eat a wider variety of foods and found that more would end up down the bib than actually in his mouth which is probably why they are so stained on the front. Washing them is fine on a cool wash and of course this doesn't help much with removing the stains either. We only have them in the white colour and I don't remember them being available in any other colours although I am sure they would do.
Jack always seemed happy and comfortable when wearing these coverall bibs and I was more than happy with the fact that I knew I wouldn't ruin and bit of his clothes or he wouldn't need changing into a whole new outfit after meals. They are perfect for in the home and to take out to eat too.
The only downside I can find is the fact that they could offer a slightly bigger section of Velcro fastening at the back which would enable the coverall bib to fit much more secure. Other than this though I think they are a great purchase even at the £4 price tag for one. I think I am happy to award a good 4 out of 5 star rating and a high recommendation.
I do hope that this has been of some help/interest to you
Many thanks for taking the time to read.
These bibs come in a pack of three and cost £6.99 which is a reasonable price.
I really like these bibs. My son started pulling off velcro bibs by the time he was 6 months old so I was always looking for something that he wouldn't be able to get off and these are perfect. The bibs come very high up round the neck and have long sleeves so they protect my son's clothes really well. They are also a nice long lenth so it covers his body. They are easy to put on as you just slip the child's arms through the sleeves and then they velcro around the back of the neck. They also feel really nice as they are a lovely soft material so I think they are nice and comfortable for my son to wear.
The only problem I have with these bibs is the colour. They are white which look nice and cute to start with but after my son has eaten they never look clean again and it is really hard to get stains out of them. I think they are great for weaning and I still use them now my son is 18 months old because he is still very messy when feeding himself. They really stop his clothes from becoming stained so are definately a must in our household.
I would recommend these bibs and would definately buy them again but not in white as they just look messy. They would be much better if they were a brightly coloured pattern so you wouldn't be able to see the stains.
This was recommended to me by a friend who used it on her year old son. It is like those art aprons that fit over the arms and shoulders like a gown. The front of the bib is waterproof and easily wiped clean but it is prone to stains too. They cost about 6 euro or 4 pounds in Mothercare.
They cover the child quite well down to the waist and all the way down the arms. The neck is very high also so no fear of anything getting dirty.
It comes In a range of colours and sizes. I started using this bib when my daughter was a year old and was beginning to make quite a mess with the independence of wanting to feed herself. They are easily put on and are tied by velcro at the back. I found them to be much better than ordinary baby bibs as my daughter had grown out of her baby ones and she still was making a mess with them on.
They definitely were a life saver when we were going out for the day and she had good clothes on as she would have wound up with her dinner all over her but with these bibs everything went to plan. It's a great comfort knowing she can still make a mess without ruining her clothes.
They can be thrown in the washing machine and dry pretty fast too. There are three in each pack so you will always have one on hand!
They could also be used for painting when your child grows out of them!
Having bought and used some of the Mothercare Coverall Bibs I can say they do have lots to offer depending on which type you opt for. Having tried out both the Peva based bibs and the material based bibs, I feel that the material based ones were the ones that worked best for us.
As children move through the stages of weaning and become more accustomed to larger and more varied food groups, a good quality protective bib is something that can be very helpful. The Mothercare Coverall Bibs can help to protect a childs clothing from spills and stains and there are a number of designs and types you can choose from.
The Mothercare Coverall Peva Bibs are made from a combination of Peva plastic and a cotton/ polyester mix trim. Although these are meant to be something you can wipe down easily which is why we bought one, we found that these bibs can quickly become nasty and sticky even after they have been wiped.
This means that the Mothercare Peva Coverall Bibs have to be washed more often than not, as they just don't feel and look nice when covered in a sticky/ filmy residue. Due to the materials used, you cannot really safely wash in a machine or tumble dry the full Peva bibs. We found they were best hand washed in warm soapy water and then hung somewhere warm, to allow the water to dry off. We felt that if we had to go to so much trouble to wash the bibs each time rather than just wiping them down, it defeated the effort of having bought the Peva bibs.
The Mothercare Material Fronted Coverall Bibs which we used were something we liked much more than the Peva bibs. The reasons for this is that although these bibs are made from a material outer layer ( cotton and polyester mix ) they still have an inner layer of the Peva material down the front of the bib.
This means the arms of the bibs are more flexible and easy for a child to wear, as they can move their arms and the whole bib doesn't ride up as much as when wearing a full Peva Coverall Bib. The range of designs is nice and you can buy a multi pack for £6.99 (plain white with simple coloured trims) or individual patterned bibs for £2.99 plus. These are more easily washable as they can go straight into the machine. The fit seems better and the over all coverage from the front of the body across the arms is reasonably good.
We have used the Mothercare Material Based Coverall Bibs along side a Tomme Tipppee Comfi Neck Catch All Bib, at times when our child was getting to grips with using feeding spoons and experimenting with squishing and flicking food around, which is part and parcel of this stage.
We found the combination of the two items worked well enough as the Tomme Tippee Bib did mange to catch spills that the Mothercare Coverall Bib on its own did not. One thing that we did notice is that very often the fit around the neck area with either Peva or material based Mothercare bibs was a bit hit and miss, but less of a worry with the material based bibs. These type of bibs don't give the good neck area coverage that normal bibs do, but do cover more of the body overall.
To sum up the Mothercare Coverall Bibs I feel they can be very helpful. Which type you pick is a matter of trial and error to see what suits. We liked the material based bibs and found they washed and lasted well, providing a fair coverage to the top/ front of our childs clothing.
Over all the Mothercare Coverall Bibs as a whole get a 4 star rating, but the Peva bibs as a stand alone item would have had just 3 stars.
These bibs were purchased for my daughter when she was around 8 months old and proving to be more than a messy eater. However, I am not overly fond of this type of bib. For some reason it makes me think of a straight jacket! And I find them a little bit cheap looking.
The ones I got had a cupcake on one and a little girl on the other with a bowl of food. My daughter was purchased the 12-18 month ones which fitted her fine at 9 months old. They came in a 2 pack and were from Mothercare though I am not sure of the price.
The bibs were long sleeves to protect any clothing underneath with elasticated wrists to prevent them hanging and dipping into food. They also have a really high neck which is to prevent food slipping down the front and on to the clothes.
When I had managed to get through all my daughter's bibs (they were all in the wash) I had to resort to these ones. I was impressed to find that they were 100% cotton upon getting them out of the packet and also that at the back of the bib front it was actually plastic backing which I assume was to stop any spilled liquid or runny solid foods going through if they dropped down the front.
I was pleased to see that the bobs were velcro at the back of the neck. When I first saw bibs similar to the ones I received they had a tie neck which was one of the reasons I avoided them in the first place.
The bibs fitted my daughter nicely and fitted correctly in all the right places - the necks were not too big nor were the sleeves.
These bibs are machine washable but do not put them in a dryer as it will melt the plastic at the back - not a nice look!
After using them I still didn't change my opinion on these bibs. They still looked cheap and thin to me and I was glad when all the bibs I had in the wash had dried. I really do not like these bibs. My daughter didn't like them either - she was always pulling at the neck of them to get them away from her neck.
There is nothing worse than having an expensive baby outfit ruined by a bright orange baked bean juice stain or such like that refuses point black to come off. I have had many an encounter with a tub of vanish and a designer romper suit, that I paid too much money for. Which would leave me feeling really deflated.
My nan, ever the practical problem solver, proudly handed me a package one day in a mothercare bag. She had discovered this messy eater coverall bib. I was most thrilled with this bib as it had sleeves and a full coverage shirt. It is excellent as it covers the whole of the entire top half of the child.
At first, I thought this coverall bib was the answer to all my staining problems. I was so pleased with the prospect of not having to vanish another outfit. However, I wasn't particularly keen on the motif on the front of the bib. I thought that it looked quite cheap and tacky. I didn't like the white background colour either as I thought that this would get tired and shabby quite quickly. (I was right!!)
The bib is secured by a velcro strip at the back. This is easy to fasten. But what I hadn't though was the fact that my son, thought it was a great game to pull at the sides of the front of the bib and undo the back. He did this with great ease, which made the use of this bib quite frustrating as he would pull it off half way through his meal.
The material of this bib is plastic on the front with a softer fleece material inside. Whilst the plastic is excellent for wiping over and keeping clean. I did note that sometimes my son would be quite sweaty underneath. I don't think he liked this bib very much as he always tried to remove it and became quite upset. I think this was because he didn't like the feel of this bib, particularly on his arms where the cuffs were quite tight. I know he found it quite restrictive.
In theory this bib is an excellent idea. However, I personally do not think that it is made to a very high standard. I believe my nan paid around £4 for this bib, which I don't think is good value at all. I only ended up using this bib once or twice as I found it too much trouble. I simply love the idea of this bib. It is quite genius as it covers the whole of the front of the child. But in my experience, I was not impressed with the quality of this bib at all.
I picked up several packs of these bibs from Mothercare in the sale as babies and toddlers can get so messy when eating!
The bibs come in a pack of 2 and cost me £3.49. The ones I have have apples on the front and say "Bite Size". I bought the 12-18 month size.
The bibs have long sleeves and a high neck which is perfect for protecting the clothes underneath. The sleeves are a bit too long but they roll up easily enough. The sleeves are slightly elasticated at the wrist so they don't hang down in the food.
The bibs are made from 100% cotton on the front and there is a backing which is 100% Peva plastic. This prevents liquids seeping through the cotton and onto the clothes underneath. However it also means that although the bib is washable you can put it in the dryer.
The bib is easy to put on and take off. The sleeves are wide and easy for the arms to fit through. The bib fastens at the back with velcro and they seem to be a comfortable fit once they are on.
I like to use these types of bibs because they protect the clothes underneath so well. The only problem I found was that the neck was a bit gappy. I suppose that a 12 month old will have a different neck size to an 18 month old so there must be some extra room, but I found that because the neck didn't sit very snug we had a lot of food drip down onto the clothes. In the end I attached another bib around the neck just to cover the gap.
I would recommend these bibs but would prefer the sizing to be more defined.
I bought one of these bibs when my eldest daughter was about 9 months old.
She was a really messy eater and I wanted at least one bib that would stop her needing a bath after each meal! As this one covered the arms I thought it would be a good bib to have if we were going out for dinner or at someones house, as it would help contain the mess.
The bib has a top layer of thin cotton. The part that goes down your baby's front has a plastic backing underneath, which helps stop any food seeping through to your baby's clothes and staining them.
The bib has long sleeves, which means their arms are also covered, so stops them getting sticky and messy.
Presuming the baby is sitting in a highchair, whilst wearing this bib, the only part that can get messy is their hands and head!
This bib fastens with a velcro tab at the back of the neck. I found the velcro to be a little bit flismy and once your baby is a bit more vigorous in their movements, the velcro has a tendency to come undone.
I also found the sleeves to be a little on the short side, so they quickly end up around your baby's elbows, which is higher up that I would have liked.
I found the bib washes well at 40 and line dries quickly. It cannot be tumble dried because of the plastic backing.
I paid around £3.99 for this bib, which is easily the most I've ever spent on a bib-type product. However, it has stood the test of time and I am now using it with my 3rd child.
This is not a bib I would bother using every day. Most of the time I just let my baby enjoy getting messy. But if we are about to go out, or we are somewhere where I want them to stay clean, this is the bib I would use.
A sleeved bib with an adhesive neck fastening, machine washable for easy care.