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Bibs are great for stopping foods going on your babies clothing as they get older and start weaning off milk but with my first two children I always had the trouble of them not quite getting the milk that dribbled from there mouthed whilst feeding in the early days.
I saw these whilst shopping as they are stocked pretty much everywhere that sells baby milks or baby bottles so are available in supermarkets too, they come in a pack of two only as far as I have seen as I have never seen them sold as singles and I have only seen this particular bib in this design so cream is the only colour I am afraid as I would have liked to see this design in pink or blue too or with a picture on them as they do look quite plain.
The difference with this bib to normal bibs is that there is quite a thick roll of material at the neck area of the bib so that the milk a new baby dribbles out around there neck that tends not to be absorbed by standard bibs gets absorbed away from your baby's skin stopping the soreness they quite often develop from being damp in this area.
I was a bit concerned that these would be too big for my daughter initially as she was only 6lb at birth but they worked very well right from day one, they are really absorbent as they are made from a thin towel like material so they catch and soak up everything quickly, they stopped her neck getting sore and she never developed a rash in that area like my others had with standard bibs and they were equally as usefully at four months old when my daughter started to dribble a lot as she started to teeth.
These bibs washed well in my washing machine without loosing there absorbing aspect or there shape and as there are no plastic backing they went thorough the tumble dryer equally as well.
These are a little more pricey than a standard couple of bibs but are so much better in use and quality in my opinion and a must have for every young baby.
I first saw these bibs in Asda when I was pregnant and loved the look of them straight away.
They are made from the most gorgeous soft material and I think the fact that I didn't know the sex of the baby meant they were perfect for me because they weren't the traditional pink or blue or the awful yellow that you normally end up with if you don't know the sex.
The bibs looked plain and simple but that suited me.
The bibs can be used from birth and I started to use mine straight away. The section of the bib that goes around the baby's neck is padded and really soft you can just imagine how nice it will feel around your little ones neck. I purchased 3 packs straight away and have not been disappointed.
The bibs fasten with a Velcro strip which is at the back of the neck. The good thing about this is it means it can grow with your baby as it is not a set size as some of the prestud ones are.
When I first started using the bibs I was surprised by just how absorbent they are. They soak up lots of milk.
When I first started expressing milk and feeding a bottle to my little girl half the bottle spilt out the side of her mouth and if it wasn't for these bibs I'm sure we would have both ended up soaked!.
Because they are made from such lovely soft material they stop your baby from developing a rash on his/her neck or from the skin getting sore due to damp patches where he/she dribbles.
I have just started to wean my baby and we still use the bibs now, they are equally as good for food and do not stain at all. I did wonder if they would as they are such a pale color but they still look fantastic.
The bibs are certainly not the cheapest around but I believe they are the best. The ones I bought were £5 for a pack of 2. I have found that the quality of the bib is excellent, I have washed mine numerous times and they still look like new they are still as soft as they were when I first bought them.
Back when I was pregnant with my seven month old daughter Erin, me and my boyfriend made sure that we had absolutely everything that we would need for our baby, with bibs being one of the essentials!
I wouldn't say that I'm particullary fussy or brand loyal when it comes to items as basic as bibs and as a result we ended up with quite a few different brands and styles. We bought 2 packs of these particular bibs with each pack containing 2 bibs and I'd say that these were the ones that I'd most frequently reach for as they're so soft and absorbent - in fact I made my boyfriend pick up a few more packs when my daughter was a few weeks old as I found that four was no where near enough for a sickly, dribbly newborn and although I was happy to use others that we'd bought when these were dirty or in the wash, I much prefered these.
We bought our first two packs of these from Tesco as they were on offer at around £3.00 (bargain!) although the usual price is £4.50 - a brilliant price in my opinion considering the quality. I'm not sure where my boyfriend bought the other packs from (as he's forgotten!) but these are really widely available - a majority of supermarkets sell them and they can be found in places like Mothercare and Toys R Us. John Lewis also sell them, as does Amazon and a range of online retailers. The bibs are available in packs of two or four, although my local Tesco only sells packs of two for some reason.
Prices for a pack of two ranges from £3.00 to £5.00 depending on where you buy them from. The bibs are a simple, unisex creamy beige colour which I prefer a lot more to plain, bright white bibs.
The design is nice and basic and the tommee tippee logo and coloured trim are a nice touch. We opted for the bibs with the matching creamy beige trim but blue and pink are the other available colours. The bib is a decent size and they did look enormous on my daughter for the first few weeks! I think the size of the bibs is a good thing though as they completely covered up and protected my daughters clothes from getting wet which kept the washload down and prevented her skin from getting wet.
The bibs are very absorbent which is brilliant and they never got to the point of being dripping wet - these don't become like a wet flannel after baby is a little sick like some of the other milk bibs that we used did! The neck area has a velcro fastening which I found to be secure and easy to adjust and it is padded so there's no worry of baby being uncomfortable and we had no issues with it rubbing against my daughter's chin or neck, nor did we have any problems with it coming undone. I used these bibs most frequently when my daughter was solely on milk as they are brilliant at soaking up any dribbles of milk.
The bib is lovely and light and it has an almost fleecey kind of feel to it which is gentle against baby's skin. I wouldn't dream of using these bibs when giving my daughter purees as I've got a feeling that anything dark would stain quite badly but they still come in handy for milk feeds and despite my daughter now being at the 'grasp and pull everything' stage these do stay on most of the time - they're not my first choice though as I prefer the soft plasticy bibs now that she's older as they're quicker to clean and more secure.
I wash these in the washing machine and despite how much they've been used they don't look too bad. They're a little faded and worn and the material isn't as smooth in texture as it used to be but there are no major stains and they're still lovely and soft, although I do use fabric softener. These don't hold smells and the velcro has stayed on all but one of the bibs, and even the one that the velcro is starting to come away from is still useable although I never do as I worry the texture of the velcro may irritate Erin's skin.
Overall, I highly recommend these bibs. They're great value, lovely material, absorbent and affordable. 5/5 stars.
**What is it?**
The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Milk Feeding Bib is a soft bib especially designed for newborns, to absorb spilled milk, rather than an older bib which is designed primarily for solid foods.
**Price and Availability**
The The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Milk Feeding Bib is available in Mothercare, Boots, Wilkinsons (where I purchased mine) and online. I have not seen these in any supermarkets as yet.
The price per bib can vary but I paid £2 on special offer, the usual price being £3.50 - £4.
The bib is a very soft 100% cotton bib, which has a unique padded 'collar' around it which supports baby's chin and also means drips and spills are absorbed before they can get onto the baby's clothing collar and stain it / make it smell.
The bib is available with four coloured trims - plain beige, baby blue, baby pink and a darker beige colour. The Tommee Tippee logo is stitched onto a label which protrudes from the bottom of the bib. The bib collar fits around baby's neck with about an inch of velcro, so it is adjustable to a point. The sharp velcro is on top, so even if you are only using half of it, it won't irritate baby's skin.
In practice I found the The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Milk Feeding Bib excellent for the first six months when my baby was exclusively breast fed. Because they do need to be washed and dried before you can use them again I did buy a few but they're ideal for taking out and ensuring that baby's best clothes aren't ruined by feeding, and the bib itself is big enough to catch any sick or dribble when burping.
The bibs do wash well, and retain that soft feeling, though you need to be careful to close the bibs (ie, attach the velcro) before putting in the washer, because the velcro can catch on the bib in the washer and pull it, making it look a bit tatty. Personally I wouldn't put them in the tumble drier because of the plastic velcro and the possibility of shrinkage, but they dry fine on the line or on the radiator, I would therefore as I've said, have at least a few on hand.
I didn't use them for every single feed, as they got dirty and so on, but they were my preferred bib as you could be almost guaranteed for a mess free feed and burp, and that then saved on having to change my daughter and wash all her clothes and so on.
Yes, I absolutely recommend the The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Milk Feeding Bib whatever price you can get it at, because it was a well used and sensible item which meant that I could feed my daughter cleanly and in comfort. It's not something we use now she is older and has changed to plastic backed or catcher bibs, but it is something we used lots when she was very small, couldn't support her head, and was on a milk diet. I would recommend this to anyone who is expecting a baby whether they plan to breast or bottle feed, but not really to anyone with a child over 6 months as it's much more of a newborn item.
Overall I'll give the The Tommee Tippee Closer to Nature Milk Feeding Bib five stars out of five because it's a well made item which works and I feel was a very worthwhile purchase.
I first bought these when I seen them on offer in my local supermarket, they were reduced to £2 for a pack which contain 2 bibs in the pack. I was always looking for different bibs, because I had a continuous problem, where the milk kept running down my baby's chin around the neck, which caused it to go red. So I had to try them, because they had the soft spongy padded layering around the neck of the bib, and was design especially for milk feeding.
I found they worked really well once you put it on properly, as it needs to be up close to the neck and fastened properly by the Velcro fastening at the back of the bib, otherwise it would still just leak under the bib, as the roundness of the neck part of the bib keeps its shape, so you might have it touching the neck stopping the milk on one side but not on the other, so it has to be fastened right to work. They are machine washable and keep their shape after washing.
I found it a little tricky getting the bib right when my girl was newborn and couldn't hold her head up, but got the hang of it in the end. Milk feeding would take place 6 to 8 times a day, so I didn't have enough of these tommee tippee bibs as they are a bit pricey if you can't find them on offer again. They were very useful when going out though, it would save the clothing from getting wet from milk feeding, so I didn't need to keep changing my baby's clothing, whilst out. What's more they did help to reduce the redness around my baby's neck so I would definitely recommend investing in a few of these milk bibs.
I have recently had my first child so was completely new to the world of babies and what to buy for them. Just before he was born, someone suggested I needed bibs, so I went on a search for the right type for us. I came across these in my local supermarket and thought they stood out from other bibs. I purchased both these and ordinary bibs and thought I would see which was the best for me.
The innovative part of these are the ridge that goes round the babies neck which should catch any milk that spills. The ridge does exactly what it says, milk regularly seems to dribble down his chin and with the normal bibs we were finding when you take them off, he had a large wet patch underneath where the bibs hadn't caught the milk. His neck was also getting raw with the wetness. The tommee tippee bibs seemed to catch more, there was still a slight bit of milk underneath the bib where it had probably soaked through but at least they were saving us from having to change him every feed.
There is a downside to these bibs, I have washed these several times and they do not wash too well. They have greyed really quickly, although this may be due to the fact they are used and washed several times a week so their lifespan will be limited.
There is also a large piece of velcro on the back which holds the bib in place. You have to make sure when using that the hook part is fully covered as I find this feels rough and do not want it touching my babies skin. This velcro part is starting to fray with the amount of washing as well. The bibs still attach but it is not nearly as good as when they were new. For the fact my son is only two months old, I feel this is maybe a bit quick for a bib to fray.
The pluses outweigh the negatives for me with these bibs though, and I still find they are one of the best on the market.
I actually first received these bibs by accident as they were included in the steriliser starter bundle I had brought. Along with a few other items were two of these bibs and I am so glad I found them. What I love about these bibs is the texture of them. They are ever so soft meaning if I wipe my little ones mouth it is gentle on their skin. I think this makes the bib seem almost soothing it really is nice to touch and my children always ran their fingers through it once they found their hands so I guess they must like it too. They are made of towel material meaning they can soak up spills effortlessly and with a little fabric conditioner in the wash it does not dry out staying soft.
The thing that separates these bibs from every other one on the market is the dribble catcher. Right on the top of the bib where it sits along little ones neck is a really thick sponge area so it catches any dribble from teething or drinking their bottle. They are also rather thick compared to other variations on the whole of the bib rather than just at the neck and a good size to provide a good shield for the whole of the child's upper body.
One thing I love about these bibs is that it has a Velcro fastening. This means it can grow with baby and it fits them longer than the over the head ones. This is tight under little ones chin so it catches all of the dribble and milk that roll down their face and prevents it from reaching their skin. It is not restricting so that little one feels uncomfortable but a close fit to work well. They are not too big so they are annoying for little one and despite the thickness they are really light so comfortable for something that is worn all day. I found that I can use these from bottle feeding through to weaning by simply moving the Velcro attachment along a little providing a bigger loop around the neck of the child.
With other bibs I find that if my children turn their head the bib loosens at the neck and then they can get some irritation for any milk that escapes the bib. This one sits close even as they move around while forming a barrier preventing anything from reaching little ones skin.My newest addition to our family dribbles more than any of my other children and at first we were using some pretty bibs that her aunty had brought her. We found that even with a bib on it was becoming soaked and in result the wetness of the bib was still catching her chest. I decided to get these back out give them a wash and I am so glad I did although it was only 2 years ago since I last used them I had forgotten just how good they were.
It can be washed in the washing machine which I have done many times. They hold their shape, colour and softness and dry really quickly. They are also fantastic quality I have used these with two of my children so far and they still fit and work perfectly. Now they are beginning to wear down a little the Velcro is becoming less sticky but not so much so it is ineffective at holding the bib in place. One thing to note is not to tumble dry them I did this one and the bib did shrink considerably so I tend to dry them on the clothes airier.
Even though these bibs of course still do get damp I find they last a considerable amount longer than other bibs before they need changed. This helps save her clothes and her skin from any stains or irritation. They are recommended from birth plus which I think is sensible as although they do look rather large on little they still stay close to the neck performing well.
These are the best bibs I have found I always come back to them as they help protect little ones skin by preventing the milk from reaching their neck. They last really well and are the high quality you would expect from tommee tippee. They are widely available I purchased more online at Amazon and although I have always brought the pure beige variations with a beige trimming they are available with pink and blue trimmings to suit boys and girls. They retail at around £9 for 4 bibs which compared to other brands is a little pricey however they are cloth bibs made with really good quality materials. I would highly recommend these to any new parent to be you will not be disappointed.
Bibs are an essential when you have a baby and whilst out shopping with my mum recently I spotted the Tommee Tippee Milk Bib in a local independent baby shop, I had never seen these before and to be honest at £4.00 for just 2 bibs I nearly walked straight by but then I noticed the little padded collar around the neck and took another look. In the end I bought them.
The Tommee Tippee Milk Bib comes with very little packaging just a cardboard label around the neck, this has a picture of a baby on it along with the Tommee Tippee logo, it also informs the customer that the bibs are suitable from birth and have a "unique dribble catcher" which is designed to "Help eliminate rashes".
The bibs came in 3 colour choices, they are mainly an off white colour with a blue, pink or cream colour trim around the edge, I'm not sure if these are available in any other colours or not but the shop I bought mine from only had these 3 choices on display. The bibs have a small label on the edge with the Tommee Tippee name on it and come with a velcro fastening at the neck, I prefer bibs that undo at the neck rather than just pull over the baby's head. In my experience its so much easier to put the bib on and take it off, it also saves dragging a messy bib over the baby's head, however being a velcro fastening rather than poppers does sometimes mean Jayden gets his hair at the back of his neck caught in it but to be fair this doesn't happen often.
The milk bibs are slightly larger than the other bibs I have, they measure approximately 20cm's x 28cm's.
What makes these bibs a bit different is the little foam padded collar around the neck, this is designed to absorb any dribbles or milky burps that may otherwise drip down the baby's chin and around their neck, this is a problem Jayden has recently developed. Since he's put some weight on he has developed a little double chin and I have noticed milk sometimes dribbles under his chin and has at times made his neck a bit spotty and red, I was hoping the milk bib would sort this problem out.
I have been using these bibs for about 3 weeks now and I have since been back to the shop and bought more, I have been really pleased with them. The bibs fit neatly around Jayden's neck and the little padded collar works really well at preventing milk dripping down his neck. The bibs are made from a polyester/cotton mix and are really soft against his skin. The milk bibs keep his clothes cleaner than a regular bib. But best of all his little spotty neck has gone and it hasn't returned.
The bibs are constantly being washed and so far have washed up fine, I just do them on a regular wash and so far they haven't stained at all, they do take a little longer to dry but this personally hasn't been a problem for us, the bibs are not suitable to be tumble dried.
All in all I have been very pleased with the Tommee Tippee Milk Bibs, they may be more expensive but they are worth the extra, I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and only wish I had seen them earlier.
When I was preparing for the arrival of my baby, I didn't really know what was necessary, so found myself buying quite a lot of things from the baby aisles that seemed 'a good idea'. One of these purchases was some Tommee Tippee Milk Feeding Bibs. I was familiar with the brand as a lot of friends with babies had their products and it seemed a good idea to have something to protect baby's clothes from milk during a feed. I was intending to breast feed rather than bottle feed but still felt that these could have a purpose for us.
I bought a pack of two bibs for £3.30, they can also be purchased in packs of four. The bibs are a cloth material, which feels almost towelling, and cream in colour. They are also available with a pink edging or a blue edging. The bibs fasten around the neck with a Velcro fastening. Around the neck, the bib is padded for comfort - so there is almost a soft ring around baby's neck. This also acts as a 'dribble catcher'. The bib itself is quite large so gives baby good coverage and protection from spillages. The bib is said to eliminate rashes by gently protecting baby's sensitive skin.
I found the bibs really soft to the touch and they seemed a nice size. There was substantial Velcro on the fastening so this held well. However, the neck hole was really large and I found that this gaped substantially, particularly when my baby was very young. As these bibs are for milk feeding, I would have expected them to fit smaller babies a lot better than this. This gap also reduced the effectiveness of the bib, in particularly the dribble catcher. I did find the bibs to absorb milk spills quickly and effectively though and, even after washing, they remained soft to the touch. As my baby grew, the bibs did fit him better although they still remained a little loose on the neck.
The bibs lasted the 6 months we were purely milk feeding, although they did become stained and we did use other bibs as well. They did the job for which they were intended but no better or worse than other, cheaper, bibs did. In hindsight, I would not say that these were a necessity at all and I probably wouldn't buy them again.
I found with bibs I was constantly buying different types trying to find the ones that we're perfect for my baby. I found these bibs in boots they were a pack of 4 and were around £7 I have to admit I was a bit flabbergasted by the price as they seemed quite expensive but as I was running out of choices I decided to buy them.
The ones I bought we're all beige so very neutral and could be used with a boy or girl. I have noticed them since though with a coloured strip running around the edges if you wanted to have a more colourful choice! They are made with a nice soft material so you don't need to worry about it rubbing against your babies skin.
The bib itself is very unique as it is padded around the neck. This is extremely useful when catching the dribbles of milk that escape from your babies mouth. What is also useful about this bib is that the neck of it fits snug under your babies chin and so it really does catch any milk. As I have found many bibs necks come round the chest area and so milk always seems to run into their neck creases this bib does stop this preventing any neck rash your baby could get, which my little boy did get!
The bib fastens at the back with velcro this is quite long and so it will fit any sized baby I can say this as I used them with my son at around 2 months and at 2 he can still wear one! The only thing is that hairs and fluff get caught in the long velcro and so this makes the bib look a bit grubby!
The actual 'bib' part is quite large and so covered most of my babies chest area in case he was sick so this was useful as again many other bibs were quite a bit smaller. However the one drawback is that these bibs have no waterproof backing and so if they get to damp it will go through to your babies clothes.
They are nice and easy to wash I just used to throw them in the wash with all my other clothes and they came out as good as new.
I would definantly recommend these to people as for me the padded neckline which catches any milk is such a good idea as it made my babies rash go!
I brouth these bibs when I was pregnant in recommendation from a friend who had a six month old and said she had used them all the time. I thought if you needed them I would probably need them too. She breastfed and I knew I was going to give that a go too, and I was alos going to give a bottle every now and then to get my husband involved.
These bibs are designed to prevent milk or dribble from going under babies chin and making it sore by having a roll at the topp of the bib.. They are made from cotton are machine washable and can be tumble dried. They dome in three different colored trims. Pink trim, blue trim or cream trim. The whole bib is always cream. They are done up with velcro at the back.
These vary massivey in price, I brought four of them for £4.99 but you can get them cheaper if yu shop around, i think the cheapest I found them was about £3, on the tommee tippee website they are selling for £8
I found these bibs did work very well and did stop her getting sore when she dribbled a lot through teething. she was never a messy feeder so I did not have her in bibs for her feeds. I can see how they could be really useful for babies that drible a lot when feeding.
I would recommend these to a friend if they were having problems with skin under babies neck, however I think for your average baby it is an expense you could do without. They are over priced and I didn't really need them as she probably wore a bib about 10 times so they went to waste really.
I am only giving these 3 stars because the design is clever however they are so overpriced and unnecessarily so, they are ony a bib.
I wish I had discovered Tommee Tippee Milk Feeding Bibs sooner. It would have saved a lot of mopping up and wet clothing - my baby's and my own.
Unlike normal cotton bibs the Tommee Tippee Milk Feeding Bibs have extra padding around the neck to soak up the spilt milk. This is particularly vital if like me you are trying to wean your baby onto a cup as a lot of liquid can end up spilt, though I imagine they would be just as useful for bottle fed babies.
That extra padding around the neck not only soaks up the milk as soon as it drips down from the baby's mouth due to its extra absorbancy but also prevents milk trickling down the gap usually left between the neck and bib as this bib comes up right under the baby's chin.
Even though clothes may still get slightly damp during a particularly messy feed it will be nothing compared to using a conventional cotton bib. They are also useful to use out and about when feeding your baby solid food as again the reinforced material around the neck prevents more food seeping down the gap usually left between neck and bib onto clothes.
The bibs can easily be washed on a 30 degree wash but I would not recommend tumble drying them after every wash as they do shrink a bit.
Visually the bibs are very appealing with a nice smart blue trim and are of a high quality thick cloth. The bibs are attached with velcro however, the velcro does start to lose its stick after a while.
At around £5 for a pack of two they are more expensive than some bibs but they are well worth the extra pennies.
I saw these bibs advertised in a mum and baby magazine back in 2006, and, with a new baby, just had to give these a try.
They cost about £5.00 for one and only come in beige.
The point of these bibs is to stop bubba's clothes from becoming wet from milk. The roll neck is to stop it going down their top and to help cut down on rashes.
I don't really rate these bibs; solely because they do work in stopping rashes and bubba's chin from getting wet, but the actual bib itself doesn't stop their top from becoming wet, especially if your baby is sick.
I liked the softness of the bib, and felt reassured it wouldn't irritate my baby's sensitive newborn skin. However, the Velcro at the back did and also caught in her hair. To make this a more effective bib, a plastic back would work much better.
When this bib was washed, it took an age to dry.
Not a great bib all round for us I'm afraid.
Although our tiny little boy is breastfeeding, the fact that he was very premature means that there are certain things he needs to take as supplements, which he has orally but needs to be mixed with expressed breast milk and fed via a bottle. Having purchased the Tommee Tippee bottle, we went for the feeding bibs as they looked a lot less problematic than the standard ones which didn't really catch anything that came out of his mouth, the majority of it running down his chin and soaking his babygrow moments later.
We only express and feed him a small amount (around 10mls) of breastmilk, so we're not expecting gushing gallons of milk seeping out. However, what we needed was something that would stay snug and tight to his neck and absorb any seepages. The bib professes to do this, with the thicker neck roll design designed to be kept snug around the next as you feed. It's attached by velcro at the back of the neck, and although there isn't much room for adjustment with this, this is snug for our little one who has only just gone past 5 lbs in weight, and I have heard of other babies far heavier being able to use it, so the adjustment must make a bit of difference.
The neck roll is a comfy material, and is designed to absorb any surplus liquid that drips down. Anyone who bottle feeds will know that no matter how close an eye you keep on things, it's really hard to always notice when some is coming out, due to the angle the bottle and baby need to be at. The neck roll is very good at absorbing the sneaky seeping milk, and its thickness means that the material is still soft and doesn't feel damp to the touch. This is good, as it means there isn't a damp patch rubbing against his skin.
The rest of the bib seems pretty standard, to be honest. The material doesn't seem all that different to a usual material bib, and the size and shape are standard. It's easy to wash as well, and you can just chuck it in with other things to wash at 40 degrees. After the first couple of washes, it does lose its colour, but appearance isn't all that important for me, just so long as it's clean and retains its softness, which it does really well.
I don't know whether this would work for a full feed by bottle, as I haven't tested exactly how much the neck roll can absorb. If you do have a lot of leaks by bottle then it may be worth trying one of those plastic bibs, indeed it might have been a good idea to have this with a plastic backing, as it would then ensure that even a large amount of milk wouldn't seep through to the baby's baygrow and skin that way. As it stands with this one though, for what we need it for it's perfect.
My mother in law actually bought these, so I can't say we have felt like worrying whether they're worth the cost. However, were we to think about it, they're not cheap, coming in at around £5 for a pack of two or £8 for a pack of four. They come in three colours: cream, pink or blue. We had a pack of two, both cream, although the cream fades after a couple of washes. At £2.50 per bib, these really need to do the job to justify the price. For us, they did exactly what we needed them to, but I could easily see how they wouldn't be quite so great for bigger feeds and messier seepages. I'm not entirely sure I would have looked twice at the bibs due to the price, but as they were bought for us, I'm happy to recommend them in terms of usage for our needs.
My little girl has to be the messiest of feeders when it comes to taking her bottle. It is actually very difficult to work out exactly how much milk she has drunk in one bottle since she loses so much as she eats. THe milk literally streams out of both corners of her mouth as she eats and when I mentioned this to my midwife, she suggested I try these Tommee Tippee milk feeding bibs which are specially designed for babies that are messy eaters.
After her suggestion I decided to pick up a pack and with Boots currently having a 3 for 2 event in their baby section, I thought it was a good place to buy these. I purchased a pack of four of these bibs which cost me £8.99 which isn't exactly cheap for 4 bibs, but if it cut down on the amount of babygrows my daughter goes through and helps catch the milk as it flows down, I thought it was worth it. I only saw these bibs in two colour options, all cream, and then cream hemmed with blue. With me having a girl, I obviously stuck to the plain cream. I was quite surprised when I first looked at these bibs that with them being aimed at messy eaters, they weren't plastic backed which obviously helps stop the milk soaking through to the babygrow. Instead the bibs are made from 'super soft fabric' which the manufacturers promote as 'comfort'.
What is special about these bibs is that they come with a dribble catcher, in that they can be fastened (with the velcro strip) quite tight around the baby's neck to catch as much of the milk as possible. Since it is meant to catch the milk, it is also designed to protect the baby's sensitive skin from getting irritated from the milk that may leak and get trapped in the little crevises of the neck. The dribble catcher is also promoted as being 'extra absorbent' and the bib is also supposed to protect from 'stains and smells'.
These bibs which can be used from birth, seem to have won various mother and baby awards according to the packaging. In terms of washing, these bibs can be washed at 40 degrees and therefore can be thrown in with other washing.
I have been using these bibs for the past week or so now, and to be honest I have been very disappointed with them. I know there are a lot of positive reviews on here, but I really do not think they are worth the money. In fact, I do still use them but I intermix them with plastic backed bibs. There are positives about the product in that the dribble catcher does sit quite tightly around her neck and therefore catch some of the milk, however my big problem is with the material. THe dribble catcher may be absorbent but the rest of the bib certainly isn't, and therefore underneath the bib, my daughters babygrow is soaking wet and I still have to change it after a feed, which I thought these bibs would eliminate the need for. Even after washing these bibs I don't find them any better in terms of absorbency, and anytime I use them, I have to put a muslin towel underneath the bib to protect her babygrow.
All in all, I really wouldn't rate these bibs for the price that they cost. Yes they do catch some of the dribble but they don't protect the babygrow underneath, and so aren't any better than other bibs in my opinion. In fact, the plastic backed bibs do as good a job in terms of protecting her clothes as these bibs, which isn't a huge amount.