* Prices may differ from that shown
When I had my daughter, who is now six, I lived within walking distance of a retail park which had not only a large Boots store but also a mahoooosive Tesco Extra so it stood to reason that the bulk of my baby 'bits and pieces' would come from there. I'm not entirely sure why the first set of bibs came from Tesco rather than Boots, but they did and I was so impressed that I continued to buy them from here for both Hollie and then her younger brother. It's a little tricky to review their bibs actually as although they have a core range which is available in most stores and via online shopping, others will appear and disappear seemingly on a whim in some stores but not others - a few times I've been caught out when I find a bib I like and can't get it in another store as invariably by the time I get back to the original one they've all sold put and been replaced with something else!
If you're not after any specific bib type and find yourself in one of Tesco's larger stores remember to have a look with the clothing as well as on the baby aisle; I find the basic 'functional' bibs tend to be kept on the shop floor with the nappies and feeding equipment, whereas the more interesting character or novelty bibs are alongside the baby clothes in the F&F section of the store. I buy both kinds, not so much these days as my youngest is two and a half years old now - although after a chin cutting incident last week I found myself in the position of buying the largest bib I could find in an attempt to keep the glue dry, David isn't the tidiest eater on the planet and the order to 'keep it dry and clean' filled me with fear so he's had to revert to babyhood for a few days with me feeding him and having the indignity of having to wear a bib!
The most suitable Tesco branded bibs I saw while shopping for David were the My Baby velcro closure bibs, which I bought in a pack of two for around £3. They're decorated with cute cartoon monkeys and are really good quality, I prefer the velcro at the shoulder to the pull-on bibs which Tesco used to sell (although they were super bibs too!) as it gives me greater power to adjust the size of the bib. The velcro strips aren't terribly long so you can't make drastic adjustments, but I'd say the bib would fit an average older baby/toddler perfectly. When I think back to when my kids were babies and picture their scrawny necks I'm pretty confident when I say these aren't for newborn babies, the neck is wide enough to accommodate David's rather chunky neck and lower chin so imagine the gap you'd have with a three month old neck poking through the hole - let's just say it wouldn't save their clothes from *anything* that dropped out of their mouths!
The bibs have washed well, as I knew they would from previous experience with Tesco bibs. I've always had plenty of washes and wears out of Tesco bibs and can't see any reason why it will be any different this time around, I've only actually got to use them until David's chin has healed so I'm guesstimating another couple of days at the most - these still look brand new though despite having been washed several times so they'll go in the bag to pass along to my cousin ready for when she has her baby. Spillages don't really stain Tesco bibs and I've always been impressed about that, they're hardy enough to go in a hot wash if it's required but minor marks can be removed with a quick hand-wash, or as your child gets older and (maybe!) less prone to dribbling and general 'griminess' in the chest area you can give the bibs a straightforward swill in cold water to freshen them up.
These are the only Tesco bibs which are available on the website currently so I assume they're available in all stores, there were also a few bandana style Tesco branded bibs in stock but these were blatantly for smaller babies than David so I didn't take much notice of them other than to see that they're all in eye-catching colourful designs (if a little, umm, wrinkled looking). Upstairs with the baby clothing was mainly non-Tesco bibs, the only one I spotted which is made by the supermarket was a garish neon orange over the head bib - ultra cool in appearance but unfortunately too small to fit over David's big head!
You tend to find more of Tesco's own bibs during the run up to seasonal occasions, and being the kind of mum who likes to dress her children up I've bought many of these 'special' bibs over the years. Pumpkins and skeletons for Halloween, Merry Christmas or Christmas pudding bibs during the festive period - last year we even had some Union Jack bibs to commemorate the Jubilee which Tesco produced, and they were far superior in quality to similar ones made and sold by Sainsburys. At these times the bibs are usually sold individually at a price of around £1.50 - £2.50, worth it for novelty value in my opinion but an expensive way to buy your bibs if you're a regular bib user (or indeed if you have more than one kiddie who uses bibs at any one time).
Overall I can't fault any of the Tesco bibs I've used over the period of six years, we had a little wobble back in 2008 when they changed the neck design and this irritated Hollie's skin in this area but they quickly changed it back (thanks in part I'm sure to lots of us mummies emailing them about it) and since then the bibs have been great again. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them to any parents of messy or dribbly babies/toddlers, regardless of which design or style you purchase you're sure to be impressed by the quality - definitely money well spent.
Whether you are planning on breastfeeding or bottle feeding your baby I have found that a good selection of bibs to hand has come in immensely useful. As well as for mopping up milk, I have also found bibs to help with teething drool. My lovely little daughter has just started teething and with teething comes drool - who knew that it could be like a tap? I was trying to mop up her chin, cheeks, neck, clothes, etc with a muslin but I found that her clothes where still getting damp and her neck creases where getting red and sore from constantly being wet. I have found that using a bib has helped to keep her clothes drier and makes for easier mop up without having to constantly hunt for the last place I put the muslin cloth down.
The Tesco bibs do come in a range of styles, and I recently opted for a nice summery selection featuring some strawberry designs and some plainer bibs with a redish pink coloured border. The strawberry patterned bibs I imagine are aimed more at girls than boys, but too me a bib is a bib so pick up a selection that you would like regardless of gender.
The bibs are quite a thin piece of material and are only so so at absorbing liquid. They are fine for a bottle feed but are not all that great for leaving on my daughter for longer periods as a drool catcher because they just get sodden far too easily. The bibs are of course 100 percent cotton and lovely and soft, they also retain their shape even after repeated washing.
The Tesco bibs fasten with a metallic popper, which I vastly prefer to Velcro because I don't have to worry about the Velcro snagging other clothes while in the wash, which was something that I learned the hard way. As unfortunately in the past I have ruined the look of a very cute hand knitted cardigan by a rogue Velcro bib.
The bibs are relatively inexpensive compared to some other well known brands as you do get five bibs for £3. Even despite some small complained with the Tesco bibs I would buy them again in the future because they are a nice, basic and useful bib that really doesn't cost the earth.
Three out of five stars.
I have bought so many tesco bibs over the last few months, I have every different design they do! My four month old suffers with bad reflux and is a very sicky baby and has to wear a bib all day to save his clothes getting wet.
The ones I am reviewing are the ones with the 'mummy's little champ' slogan on, as these are my favourites. This is a pack of 5 bibs for £3, which is so cheap as these are a really nice design and I have had a few comments from my friends saying they are nice bibs. There is no picture here on dooyoo of them, but if you go to the Tesco website, http://www.clothingattesco.com/invt/kb239236/ you can see them here.
The bibs are held together by cardboard which the bibs are fastened around by the silver stud. There are two plain white ones with a blue boarder, a blue and white stripy one, a red, blue and black stripy one, and one with 'mummy's little champ' slogan on. They are definitely little boy's bibs, not unisex.
These bibs are cotton ones not plastic backed as I feel the milk just runs off the plastic ones, but with these cotton ones the milk soaks into them. They feel nice and soft, are 100% cotton, and don't rub on my babies neck or irritate him at all.
These fasten around your babies neck with a silver stud which is really easy to open and close, even with one hand whilst holding my baby.
I go through about 10-15 bibs a day at the minute! As I have to wash them so often, these bibs have definitely shrunk and lost a bit of there shape. They don't look as nice as they did when new, but they still do the job just as well. The white has also started to go a dull grey colour, but I just replace them every month or so as they are so cheap there's no need to keep hold of the grubby ones!
Theses bibs do a great job at protected by baby's clothes, no milk goes through onto his baby grow, the bibs absorbs the milk very well, if it wasn't for them losing shape and going a bit discoloured in the wash, I couldn't find a single fault with them.
I would definitely recommend these bibs, in all designs from the Tesco range, not just these ones, they all work just as well, and I will continue to buy them over the next few years for my little one!
Over the last couple of years we have been through a lot of bibs in our house. Whilst shopping in Tesco before we went on holiday a few weeks ago these bibs caught my eye. As the ones we have are all old and stained I popped a pack in the trolley so the girls could have some new ones for holiday.
These bibs are very simply packaged with a piece of cardboard which holds them together. It is easy to remove and can be recycled.
The pack I bought was 5 animal slogan bibs, the designs include S for sheep with a picture of a sheep, Little Chick with a picture of a chick and Little Sunshine with a picture of the sun. I'm not sure when the sun became an animal as I must have missed it! The bibs pictures are orange and yellow which makes these bibs nice and bright and the pictures show up well on the white bibs. These bibs are described as unisex and look nice when on as they go with most outfits.
Made from 100% cotton these bibs are lovely and soft. They don't cause any irritation when they are in contact with my little ones skin. Being made of cotton they are machine washable and can be tumble dried. They come in 'one size' and they comfortably fit my girls who are just under 20lb.
They have a press stud fastening which is a must for my little ones as velcro fastenings are pulled apart in seconds.
We use these bibs for their evening bottle, they still dribble when drinking and these bibs do a great job at absorbing this. The bib is 2 pieces of material and feels thick between your fingers. The bibs are not plastic backed and so wouldn't be suitable for little ones feeding themselves solids. They also aren't really big enough to cope with anything other than milk or dribble. We have had a pack of Tesco bibs before which stained fairly quickly and so I am expecting these to go the same way but at the moment they are still lovely and white.
Price and Availability
As a Tesco product these bibs are available in stores selling clothes and online at www.clothingattesco.com. They are priced at £4 for a pack of 5 which I think is good value.
Would I recommend?
Yes, if you are looking for quality bibs at a reasonable price these are worth a try.
This is a review of the Tesco Bibs we bought before our first baby was due. Every time I went supermarket shopping, there would be several items added in preparation for the baby coming and as the excitement built, so did the purchases!
The bibs I bought were based on a recommendation of don't buy plastic backed bibs as they don't absorb enough... I have actually got loads of bibs including plastic backed and these have been OK at certain stages of weaning.
The bibs from Tesco were a large pack of white bibs, thick cotton jersey material, with star designs on and quite importantly, the bibs fastened with a press stud rather than Velcro. I have found that the Velcro ones fail eventually (and stick to other clothes in the washing machine!) and these ones from Tesco with press studs were pretty good. They were a medium size bib so a little large on a new born but soon came into use.
The fact that they were white was fine with milk but stained a lot when it came to food. As a result some were ruined by tomato sauce (with pasta based foods) and despite numerous vanish treatments ended up a bit grey and grubby.
The bibs were from Tescos F&F range and cost around £6 for six bibs.
The bibs are white with grey stars on so are suitable for either sex. The best feature is definitely the press stud which stays shut and is difficult for our now toddler to pull off (which she does with Velcro, frequently). We have tried just about every style of bib from Velcro, sleeved, bandana, over the head, to press stud and these rank high in my favourites.
It does help to spread the cost of preparing for a baby to buy things in the run up to the birth and you know you will need a lot of bibs over the first few years. These are great for saving the clothes underneath and are pretty thick and absorbent. As they were white, it was hard to keep them sparkling but they washed well and the press studs have certainly lasted so far. We will be using these bibs with the new baby when she arrives and then I think we will thank them for their service and kindly retire them!
When I was having Jayden I read and heard the phrase "you can never have enough bibs" several times. I thought I had bought plenty but it still seems to me that I never have enough. Jayden's an extremely windy sicky baby and gets through bibs at an alarming rate. I was shopping with my mum in Tesco recently and she picked up a pack of new bibs for him. They cost £4.00 for a pack of 5 but at that particular time they had some money of them.
The pack we bought were the F&F Pack Of Unisex Animal Slogan Bibs, the bibs are all mainly plain white with a little picture on them, all the pictures are done in orange and yellow making them, as the name states, suitable for both boys and girls. The bibs were all held together with a simple cardboard tag, there was no other packaging at all.
Each bib has a different cute picture and slogan on the front,
H for Horse, this has picture of a horse
Little sunshine, this has a smiley sun
C for chicken has a chicken on it
Little chick, this has a picture of a baby chick
S for sheep has a picture of a sheep.
The bibs are made from very soft cotton and are edged very nicely, they do up with a single popper at the neck, I definitely prefer this type of opening on Jayden's bibs, he hates it when I pull clothes over his head and I do have a couple of bibs like this, not only does he hate them being pulled over his head but when I take the bibs off I've got to drag a wet sicky milky bib over his hair. These F&F bibs eliminate all these problems with their popper fastening.
As I mentioned the bibs feel very soft and there's no chance of them rubbing your baby's skin around their neck, they are also absorbent and soak up any dribbles of milk at feeding time, size wise they are adequate and cover the top half of Jayden however he always brings milk up when he's winded and I sometimes wish the bibs were a bit longer but that's just us, another baby may not do this.
As you can imagine the bibs go in the washing machine on a daily basis and so far they have remained soft, maintained their shape and haven't shrunk, the pictures and slogans haven't worn off or faded either. I usually do them on a regular 40oC wash.
I would definitely recommend F&F Animal Slogan Bibs, the price is good and so is the quality, they are suitable for boys and girls and the designs are really cute, they are ideal for feeding times but also for just popping on your baby if he or she is going through a dribbly stage. If I had to find a fault with them I would say they could be made slightly longer but others may find the length alright.
If you have a baby or are buying gifts for someone expecting one then these would be a good buy and something that will definitely be needed, after all you can never have enough bibs!
When I was having my second daughter I started buying items for her quite early and would often pick up items for her on my weekly shopping trip. I ended up with a lot of bibs from both Asda and Tesco as I do my shopping in both and knew from my first daughter you can never have too many bibs.
The bibs I bought were a packet of white bibs which came in a pack of 5 and costs about £3.50. Each of the bibs was a good size so far to say that they reached my daughter crotch when she was tiny ( not so tiny she was 8lbs 5 born), each bib was towelling on the front and has a white trim around the edges with a Velcro fastening at the back to keep the bib in place, this is the only drawback for me as I like a bib which fastens to the side. Each bib was backed with plastic so that any milk or dribble wouldn't soak through to the babies clothing.
The bibs were soft although I did wash them first before using them to make sure they were as soft as they could be. The bibs washed really well although being white they did stain when we got to feeding with food especially as most baby food seems to be bright orange for some reason.
The Velcro on these bibs was really good and stayed strong whilst we used them which was for about a year or so except the ones which accidentally made their way into my drier since then the plastic melts. The bibs were pretty absorbent too which is great as my daughter liked to guzzle her milk and would end up with a pretty soggy bib in the process.
I think these bibs were great and I would recommend them although as you will see from another of my reviews they are no better than the Asda version of the bibs.
~ Tesco Bibs ~
Whilst I was pregnant my mother in law went a little bit mad and bought a huge host of baby items in preperation for my new arrival, in with the bundle of stuff were a pack of Tesco Value baby bibs.
I don't like to think of myself as a brand snob yet I was quite unsure as to if I actually wanted to use Tesco Value Bibs on my little one! I just assumed they would feel quite rough and cheap although through the clear bag style packaging they did look okay!
If I am honest I have a lot of bibs anyway but I rarely use them! None of my boys liked having bibs put on them as babies (imagine me trying it now haha!) so I didn't use them much but in saying that they do come in useful for wiping faces when they are covered in food!
These bibs I found were actually perfect! They are quite simple design wise yet the soft material is ideal for mopping dirty mouths (and hands, and noses, etc).
Each bib is white with a coloured trim around the edge, I know that there is a red, purple and blue but I can't quite remember the other colours! Anyway, the white bib part is a very soft towelling like material and they have a simple velcro fastening to the back which goes around babies neck and fastens at the back of the neck.
There is no plastic backing to these bibs so they won't stop baby getting wet yet they do protect clothes quite well from the orangeness of baby food!
My little one has always been quite a sicky baby so we did find that we used bibs quite often with him, especially after he finished a bottle. These bibs are soft enough for him to wear whilst feeding and even when he would fall asleep in my arms.
They wash very well, I did worry at first that the coloured edges may run in the wash however this was never a problem and they actually wash brilliantly even at higher temperatures.
I still use them now and they look as good as new.
When I went into Tesco I saw them by the baby milk etc (in that aisle) and I am sure they were priced at a bargain 74p! If it wasn't that low I know they were definitely under £1. I have never seen them placed with the baby clothing so I think they are just placed with the feeding stuff (just in case your looking for them!)
Even though these are not plastic backed bibs I did find they done a great job at well, being a bib. They protected clothes from mess and were soft enough to use to clean my little one up after feeding.
Thanks for reading :o) x
I saw packs of Tesco Bibs in the sale for 10p when I was shopping one afternoon in Tesco when my daughter was going through a messy solid food eating stage. So I thought these were a bargain even if they went into the bin after a few uses.
The bibs were a pack of 4 so for 10p I was only paying 2.5p for each bib which I thought was great and it was never going to break the bank. The bibs were a variety of styles and colours. These bibs were not the usual fabric bibs these were the plastic backed type of bibs which prevents anything going through on to your babies clothed including the Hipp orange pureed Sweet Squash and Chicken which was awful for staining anything it came into contact with!
The bibs were easy to get on to my daughter as they were made using velcro tabs. I was not restricted with these velcro tabs as they were wide enough and long enough to adjust as my daughter got a bit bigger.
On the front of the bibs was a brush cotton backed by the plastic. The cotton would absorb most of the food and the plastic back would stop it going through on to clothes. The bibs did as they stated they would and my daughter's clothes really were protected by them. Nothing ever got past the plastic. They washed up easily but they did stain on the brushed cotton parts - which I think with some of the colours of baby food is just unavoidable. You cannot put these in the tumble dryer because they are plastic backed and I wouldn't recommend putting them on the radiator either as one of mine melted on there too! Strictly for the washing line these ones!
If you can pick these up cheaply they are definately worth it because they were a good bargain. I am not sure how much they usually cost but they are from Tesco. They are good, well made bibs.
You can never have enough bibs when you've got a baby. As I had 2 at the same time (born 16 months apart) I found this to be doubly true.
So I got myself a few packets of Tesco bibs.
Tesco bibs come in a variety of styles and designs. Once your baby is weaning, you really need to get the style which have the plastic backing (rather than the soft cotton ones - food stains soak through these).
I bought the Tesco plastic backed bibs and found them to be excellent. They are usually velco fastening either at the back or side. The velcro tabs are large enough to allow you to adjust the size of the bib to some degree. So if your baby has a skinny neck, you can tighten the bib to stop food escaping under their chin and under the bib. Alternatively,if your baby has a fatter neck (as mine did - lots of chins!), you can make sure that the bib is comfortable and not digging in.
The bibs have a soft top layer of brushed cotton, which will soak up a reasonable amount of liquid. The plastic backing means that absolutely nothing will soak through to your baby's clothing - even that bright orange pureed stuff!
The bibs that I purchased were all a good size - 8 inches by 8 inches, which meant that the majority of my baby's chest was covered.
They wash well at 40 degrees, but cannot be tumble dried due to the plastic backing. They dry very quickly on the line though.
I paid £2.99 for each pack of 4 bibs and they are still going strong now with baby number 3. I have had to throw a couple away as the stains got so ingrained that they looked disgusting - but I can't blame the bibs for that - just my messy children!
These are decent practical bibs at a very good price.
I bought Tescos own pack of bibs in honesty expecting them to fall apart but they have been amazing! I would recommend them over my Next ones or Debenhams designer ones that i got given as gifts for a variety of reasons. Firstly i found that they fit round my sons neck easily as they have a side popper which is easier to put on that the ones at the back when he wriggles. Secondly they are a good size and have saved many tops from being dribbled on, infact i use them instead of the toddlers ones in mothercare because the size is good enough at half and probably more under the price of a mothercare one. Thirdly they amazingly havent stained or shown signs of wear and tear. For the price they are they are such a bargin and they dry quickly too. Yes thay are just a plain boring white but as a Mum you soon dont care about the nice designs and look at the practicalities, if you want ones with a design fine but these certainly will do as an everyday bib. Also i find them easier that a wipe one as you just throw it in the washing machine and forget about it - easy!
When our son was small we found Tescos disposeable bibs to be invaluable,we used them whenever we went out,it saved having to carry a soiled or wet bib back home with us,we found them esspcially useful when we were on holiday,it saved having to rinse out bibs in the sink at hotels or in toilets.When my son got older the bib has a little flap on the front that folds out to make a crumb catcher,they have a slight waterproof lining on the back and fasten with grip tags like nappies and at around £2.50 for 30 they are a good price although often we would get two wearings out of one bib,I would recomend them to anyone .
I have plenty of experience of bibs, being a mother of 2 small children, and can say unequivocably that Tesco own brand bibs are the longest lasting ones out there. I have tried bibs from Adams, Boots and Mothercare as well, yet over the months/years they have all ended up in the bin due to the plastic backing splitting (in many cases) or them not cleaning up properly and looking utterly disgusting. By contrast, I have never had to discard a Tesco bib yet. They are good value for money, often you can buy a pack of 7 for around £4.00 with nice bright designs. They are generously sized too. Very good value for money as they last and last. I never thought I could be inspired to recommend a bib!