Product Type: Mothercare kids equipment
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Mothercare Coverall Bib
Member Name: katyj10
Mothercare Coverall Bib
Advantages: Keep clothes clean
Disadvantages: Don't like the way the velcro fastens
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.
Summary: Like a straight jacket!