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Whenever I buy Jayden a new outfit I tend to try and buy him a dribble bib to match if he doesn't already have one, for Christmas I bought him a new Ted Baker shirt to wear on Christmas day and wanted a bib to match, the shirt was red checked and none of the dribble bibs he had matched very well. During a trip to the seaside we discovered a little independent baby shop and decided to have a look which was where I found the Soft Touch Christmas Bandanna Bib, it was perfect for Jayden to wear with his outfit on Christmas day.
The Soft Touch Christmas Bandana Bib came attached to a red and white patterned card, it didn't have a huge amount of detail on it only the name Soft Touch at the top with a teddy bear and a small amount of product information on the back of the card. The bib was attached to this with small clear plastic tags which could simply be removed with a pair of scissors, it was important to make sure all tags were removed before putting the bib on Jayden as they were a bit of the sharp side and could have scratched him.
This bib is basically what the name suggests, a bandana shaped bib which is used to accessorise your baby's outfit and at the same time protect their top from becoming covered in dribble which is inevitable with a baby.
The Soft Touch Christmas Bandana Bib is made from a bright red fabric and on the front of it (the largest part) is a picture of a snowman holding a teddy bear, this picture is made from a white plastic feeling material which makes the bib easy to wipe clean when out and about.
The bib fastens around your baby's neck with oval shaped pieces of velcro for quickness. The fabric that the bib is made from is very soft and is made from 100% cotton, the softness of the bib means that it will be comfortable around your baby's neck and will not rub or make their skin sore as they move about.
The Soft Touch Christmas Bandana Bib only comes in one size, the width of the bib taken at the widest point (the part which goes around the neck) measures 15inches and the length of the bib, again taken at the longest point is 7inches. Jayden is currently 8 months old and this bib fits him perfectly, it goes comfortably around his neck and there is even a bit of room for growth, and it is just the right length, it covers enough of his top to protect it from being dribbled on, yet it is not so long that is covers up his top completely. Obviously the bib will fit each baby differently depending on their size but for Jayden we found this fitted him perfectly.
The washing instructions come on a small white label which is stitched on the underside of the bib where it cannot be seen when worn, this information states that it is advisable to wash the bib before wearing it, although we did not do this. It also says that the bib should be washed at 30 degrees and is not suitable for tumble drying, I have actually tumble dried our Soft Touch Christmas Bandana Bib and it still looks as good as new, Jayden has worn his dribble bib several times over the Christmas period and after it has been washed I have tumble dried it each time and it has had no adverse effect at all, it looks just as good as it did when we first purchased it. The only other washing information states that dark colours should be washed separately.
Price and Availability
As I have mentioned I purchased Jayden's Soft Touch Christmas Bandana Bib from an independent shop in Felixstowe called Along Came Baby, however since purchasing it I have seen this item available from websites such as Amazon and Baby Boom 2000.
The bibs are sold for between £3 and £4 depending on where you purchase them from, personally I feel this is a fair price for this item as it is of an excellent quality and made to a high standard, I was more than happy for pay this price for the item, especially as it went perfectly with his Christmas outfit.
Jayden has worn his Soft Touch Christmas Bandana Bib a lot over the Christmas period and I have been very pleased with it, it looks of an excellent quality and I particularly like the cute snowman picture on the front of it, the fabric is lovely and soft and Jayden seems comfortable when wearing it and he doesn't pull at it trying to get it off.
The bib does its job and protects his clothes from dribble, the plastic material that the picture is made from does make it a little less absorbent, however personally I have not found this to be a problem and the bib really has done its job.
I think the bibs are sold for a fair price and are well worth the money. The size of the bib is generous and although it only comes in one size it should for your baby for a while. I would highly recommend the Soft Touch Christmas Bandana Bib, it is a cute accessory to add to your baby's outfit and also has a practical use at the same time.