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The Tommie Tippee Roll and Go plastic bib is designed to be a reusable, wipe-clean bib with a food catcher at the bottom. It can be purchased in a variety of colours including green, yellow, pink and orange and is priced between £2 & £4 in most supermarkets.
The Roll and Go is made from strong flexible plastic which is also BPA Free. It attached around a child's neck in three varying sizes. The plastic means the Roll & Go is reusable and wipe clean, meaning less washing of fabric bibs and easy cleaning. The food catcher at the bottom is a deep lip meaning it holds a lot of crumb and food, which as any parent weaning their child can be a lot! The material, although strong, is light and flexible. So flexible in fact, as the name suggests, the big rolls up tightly into the crumb catcher for easy storage and if you are travelling.
The bib is designed for babies 6 months plus, but I did find that is buried my son at 6months and was far too big for him so he has only recently started using it again at 9 months. I also found my son, didn't really like it and would try and pull it off as it must have been uncomfortable to wear, or he be too busy playing with it to eat. Even now it's still a little too big for him and awkward to wear.
The bib is good though as it is so easy to clean, it's also dishwasher safe which is an added bonus, but most food just wipes off it. It means you only have to take one bib with you if you are out and it rolls into a small size! We tend to use ours mainly for eating out, or day trips when we know we can just take that and no other bibs, but its size and the fact its uncomfortable for our son to wear does limit its use a little
When Jayden moved onto proper solids rather than everything mashed and blended I noticed that his normal bids were not really doing much in the way of protecting his clothes, the food would fall past the bib and onto whatever he was wearing. I decided to have a look for a more suitable bib and came across the Tommee Tippee Roll n Go Bib, it looked idea for what we wanted.
The Tommee Tippee Roll n Go Bib comes attached to a card, this has the Tommee Tippee logo in the top corner with the words "Roll n Go" in the opposite corner along with the age group that this is suitable for. The rest of the card is taken up with a picture of the bib and also various facts about it.
The back of the card does contain a small amount of product information, although this is mainly a repeat of what is on the front, the age group that this bib is suitable for is also on the back of the card, along with other items in this range. Overall there is not a huge amount of product information on the packaging, however it does tell you what you need to know.
The Tommee Tippee Roll n Go Bib is made from an extremely flexible rubbery material which also has a soft feel to it, it comes in a range of colours, we chose green as this was the only suitable colour for a boy that was available, the bib is actually plain and the only detail on it is the Tommee Tippee logo imprinted into the rubber.
The bib is a similar shape to a regular bib, however the main feature of this bib is the crumb and mess catcher at the front, this is basically a tray area at the front of the bib, this is actually quite deep so can easily handle any mess made when you child is feeding and will prevent it from going on the floor and also more importantly their clothes.
The bib is made from one continuous piece of rubber the bib forms 2 straps at the top of it which go around your child's neck, it fastens in place with a little button of rubber on one strap which pushes into a hole on the other strap, there are 3 positions in total so you can alter the length and size of the next hole if needed.
The material the bib is made from as I have already mentioned is designed to be soft and also light around your child's neck so that it does not irritate them and feel uncomfortable when they wear it.
The rubber fabric also makes the bib easy to wipe clean with a damp cloth and the flexibility of it means it can be rolled up to take out with you whether its on holiday or out for a meal, the bib will roll up small and easily fit into a bag.
The Tommee Tippee Roll n Go Bib is designed for children aged 7 months plus and is ideal for self feeding.
Price and Availability
We purchased our Tommee Tippee Roll n Go Bib from our local Tesco and it cost us £3.49, the bib is also available from other supermarkets and stores as well as being available online for purchase, the price does vary a little depending on where you purchase it from, however there is not a huge difference in price. When we bought the bib I didn't think it was too badly priced, especially if it worked.
We have used the Tommee Tippee Roll n Go Bib a few times since purchasing it and have found that it does do what it is supposed to do, the tray at the bottom catches any food that Jayden drops when he is trying to feed himself protecting both the floor and his clothes. The fabric it is made from is very easy to clean and it does not rub on Jayden skin at all.
However there is one problem with this bib and that is that Jayden really does not like wearing it, we have persuaded him to wear it a few times so we have got to try it out but more often than not he will pull the bib straight off as soon as it is put on him, and when we try to make him keep it on he gets so upset he will not even eat his food so it really isn't worth the battle.
I do think the bib is reasonably priced as it does do what it says it will. I would recommend this bib as it is a good quality product, however I am just going to have to wait for Jayden to get out of this phase he is going through and hopefully he can be persuaded to wear it.
My daughter is a messy eater, now she is weaning, with everything being covered from mummy and daddy, her face, clothes and highchair to the floor. Unfortunately we have found some purees do stain, and naturally these are the ones that will have soaked through her bib or been dropped in her lap.
Despondent that some of her clothes has stains that despite my best efforts I cannot remove, I was quite pleased to see the Tommee Tippee Explora Roll 'N' go bib in Asda for £3.49. Hoping this would be a magic solution, I purchased one straight away. This bib is also available in other supermarkets, chemists and online.
The bib rolls up so is very easy to take with you in your baby bag for meals on the go and has a crumb and mess catcher- ideal for us as things often end up dropped or spilled on our daughter's lap. The bib is made from soft rubber which is so easy to wipe clean and is BPA free and suitable from 7 months.
The bib has three adjustable fittings around the neck so you can ensure the perfect fit. It is very easy to get on and off, but not so easy that your mischief maker will manage this. It really is so easy to wipe clean. We have the dark pink version (it comes in several colours also including green and blue) and we have not got any marks or stains, however I'm not sure if this would be the same if you had one of the paler colours.
The bib is very well made and durable. I am so impressed that I have been out and bought several more- I highly recommend them.
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This product is a Tommee Tippee Roll 'n' Go bib designed for use with babies from weaning age (6 months ish onwards. The bib is made from soft, silicone like plastic (I am not 100% sure what type of plastic it is made of so please don't quote me!) with a fold over "crumb catcher" (or "trough" as we call it) to catch anything which misses baby's mouth (50% + of every meal in our home). The bib fastens round the neck with a round button which fits through a selection of three holes depending on the size of baby's neck. This button also holds it in place when rolled up - ideal for saving storage space in your cupboard or your bag. The bib is completely wipe clean, suitable for the dishwasher (for heavy duty cleaning!) and comes in a variety of colours.
I have done a number of reviews now on "classic" products and this is another one which I had as a child, but I won't bang on about that for fear of sounding like a broken record. I tried to be as organised as possible before starting to wean my daughter and I just bought a twin pack of these bibs because my Mum used them and she said they were great! Like most first time Mums embarking on a new phase (be it weaning, potty training or something else), it's difficult to know how it will pan out and what products will be most useful to you.
I think most babies like to play with their food and my daughter was very much in the "I'm going to splat my hands in it and wipe it all over my face / hair / highchair / clothes / dog" camp, so weaning was a messy business. Almost straight away, this bib became quite useless - it covers baby's chest but not her arms, stomach, legs, etc and so any clothing covering those areas soon got covered too! What's more, the bib is quite big on a 6month old so when sitting in the highchair, you have to tuck it down behind the tray, thus rendering the "crumb catcher" (should be called lump catcher) useless. I quickly went out a bought a coverall bib (which is unfortunately not on Dooyoo for me to review as I would give it top marks) and used that, relegating the TT ones to the cupboard.
Having said that, my daughter is now 2 and fully able to feed herself family food and the TT bibs are back out. She now sits in her highchair but pushed into the table, so the bib no longer gets caught on the highchair tray. I use the bib only at breakfast time and the reason is that she eats milky cereal and likes to feed herself from the spoon. Most of the cereal goes in her mouth but the milk tends to go absolutely everywhere - cue a waterfall of milk straight down her coverall bib (which, being made of plastic aids the downward pour) and onto her legs, feet and, finally, the floor. Enter Tommee Tippee bib which catches all the milk and there are (almost) no milk spillages (which does stink!). Hurrah! Except when she is finished her meal and, if I don't get there fast enough she tips the lot out herself....it's all a learning curve! I would point out that I now have the TT bib plus the coverall on my daughter. I might as well just put her in a plastic bag!
Do I recommend this product?
Not really, they are finally coming in handy but in general I find the coverall bibs cover all your needs (see what I did there??)
I bought some of these bibs when I started weaning my daughter recently. I remember from last time I did this it is a very messy business. My daughter seems to love nothing better than to touch the food and wipe it all over everything she can get her hands on. My past experience had taught me to invest in a good bib to reduce the endless mound of washing.
I had seen this bib when I had gone for lunch with my friend and she had one for her son who is a few months older than my daughter. She really recommended I buy some so I did. I bought the bib from my local Tesco it cost around £3
Having used the bib now I think it is much better than the normal material bibs that you can buy. This bib is made from a soft rubber material it has a pouch at the bottom which is supposed to collect up any crumbs or bit of food that you baby cant quite manage to get in their mouths (most of the dinner in my experience). The bib fastens at the back of your baby neck like a normal bib.
The thing that I think is great about this bib is that it adjusts so it will grow with your baby.
As you probably guessed from the name the bib can just be rolled up and placed in the change bag which is great for when you are on the go.
Once you have finished your meal the bib simply wipes clean.
Overall, I would recommend this bib to any parent with a baby who is on the weaning journey.
What does a bib need to do? Is there a need for specialist design features in a bib? Is there a bib that suits all-comers at all stages? You may not have ever considered these questions, especially if you do not have a baby. If you do have a baby, however, you will know that:
-a bib needs to keep clothes clean and dry
-there is an enormous range of bibs available
-some bibs have special design features which may be useful for a particular age group
-there is probably no one perfect bib for all children, but you may find one that serves you well.
If you are on the search for a brilliant bib then you may well find it in the Tommee Tippee Roll 'n' Go bib. But I don't like it. Baby CrazyEgg does not like it. Baby CrazyEgg will rock dangerously from side to side in her high chair to avoid this bib being placed around her neck. I will aim to be balanced in my review.
Keeping clothes clean:
Partially. The roll 'n'go bib goes around the neck and covers the front of your child. The rubbery material folds over at the bottom to form a large scoop to catch food that falls from the child's mouth or spoon. They call this a 'crumb' catcher. Ha! It is therefore best suited to a tidy eater, one who does not dip their hands, cuffs or elbows in their food. It can be worn over a fabric bib that covers the sleeves and the combination achieves a good result in terms of clothing cleanliness. The scoop unfortunately for us is not that helpful. It is not rigid and so when the tray of the high chair is in place the scoop is squashed against Baby CrazyEgg and not capable of catching anything.
Keeping clothes dry:
Yes- the area covered by the bib will remain dry as the bib is waterproof. Again, the sleeves aren't covered, but plastic overall type bibs can be worn under for additional coverage.
The need to use a dual combination of bibs as outlined above arises when the fastenings of bibs become feeble (overused Velcro) or easily opened by Baby. At 22 months most forms of bib can be easily undone by many children. Baby CrazyEgg has mastered Velcro, poppers, ties and of course, easiest of all, the elasticated over-the-head bibs which can be removed at lightning speed. The Roll'n'Go bib is the only one that she is unable to remove. The fastening is achieved by pushing a nodule of rubber through a hole and then pulling it along a narrow channel so it is secured. This does not stop Baby CrazyEgg trying to remove it though and has led to some moments of frustration for her.
Here the bib scores poorly. After wearing, even on those occasions when Baby CrazyEgg has not tried to remove the bib a series of red marks appears around her neck, and she has shown that she is in discomfort in this area. Moreover, the scoop fashioned at the bottom of the bib gets squashed as explained above and the consequence of this is that the neck of the bib gets pushed up around Baby's ears. If it is pulled out of the way of the highchair tray it rests uncomfortably on top of the tray, rendering it necessary to place the food further away and so make the mechanics of eating harder to achieve. It just gets in the way. For this reason it may be worth measuring your baby and highchair before purchase.
Very easy. The bib can be wiped or washed with the washing up in the sink or placed on the top rack of the dishwasher. Our bib had some use before falling down the ranks to 'last choice emergency bib' but still looks like new.
The gimmick of this bib is that it can be rolled up and so is easier to pack and take out and about. Obviously cloth bibs are similarly easy to transport, but many bibs with scoop trays to catch food are made of rigid material so are bulkier to carry. If this type of bib suits then the rolling up is a good feature, but Tommee Tippee do not have a monopoly on this and you will find cheaper versions available from Boots and probably the supermarkets.
These bibs are available in nice bright colours. Unlike fabric bibs they do not fade or fray. However some foods will stain the bib.
As is so often the case, it is worth waiting for the inevitable 'baby event' sales that occur so frequently in the supermarkets. Out of sale these bibs retail for between £3.49-£5. If you feel it is for you, wait for the sales!
When my daughter starting weaning, I went to Tesco and got all prepared for the big day. I was quite excited about seeing her eat from a spoon for the first time so probably went a little overboard in the shop buying everything possible that may 'come in handy'. Most of the baby feeding items we have are from Tommee Tippee so just carried on the tradition and bought their roll and go bibs and weaning spoons. Our Tesco isn't one of the bigger stores so there wasn't a massive choice of items and even though my baby was 6 months I opted to buy the roll and go bib - the suggested age is from 7 months.
The bib itself comes in various colours, I chose the bright green one as she has almost everything pink and fancied a change. I noticed pink and blue ones also on the rack but they might also do other colours in other stores. It's about 27cm x 18cm in size, made of a rubber material and has a little piece of rubber that feeds through one of three adjustable holes to fasten it in place. The rubber is flexible so it is easily rolled up so that it can be taken out and about. It cost £3 when I bought it before Christmas and it does feel good quality which I was expecting because I think Tommee Tippee are a good brand.
At first when my baby used it, I put it to the smallest setting as she is quite small for her months and it needed to be on this setting to sit anywhere near close to her chin. I found though that food slipped continuously down the gap between her chin, neck and body and her clothes ended up soaking and covered in the food we tried. I put this down partly to her being a month too young based on the age given for the product and also because the food we were trying was baby rice and very runny in consistency with it being her first try on it.
I persisted with it and used other cotton bibs underneath to catch the 'dregs' that slipped through the gap until she reached 7 months. Now, at over 8 months, I find the gap is still too big however on the smallest setting and food still ends up all over her clothes. So whenever I use this one, I still have to put a bib underneath to act as a barrier for her clothes - kind of defeating the point! Now my baby is enjoying the less runny foods such as cottage pie and spaghetti Bolognese (thanks hipp!) and they still find themselves slipping constantly through the gap.
The bib is designed to catch food that falls from the babies mouth and spoon at the bottom in a curved rubber feature it has. This is a good idea but I don't really see the point to it - I suppose it saves it dripping onto her tights or jeans but just seems a bit daft because very often she needs her top half changing after food because of the 'neck/chin gap' issue anyway. It's obviously not food that you're going to use again so not sure why else it's handy! I suppose it could be useful when they move to rusks and other snacks and I think the product is designed to last until they can feed themselves.
I also found that my baby was obsessed, and I mean obsessed, with the material of the bib. This was good in a way in some respects because it's something she hadn't felt the texture of before, but it got very annoying after a bit because she was constantly trying to put it in her mouth to taste and meant I couldn't get the spoon to her mouth to feed her! I had to keep stopping, pull it away and then by the time she'd had one more mouthful it would be back in her hands and on it's way to her mouth again.
The material also makes it very difficult to wipe marks from. Don't get me wrong, food wipes away from it with a baby wipe easily but within 2 uses, mine had food stains on that are still impossible to remove. Especially when they go onto the orange coloured foods of carrot etc - the bib was a lovely green colour but very quickly became green with splodges of orange all over that are stubborn and will not disappear. I suppose though this colour is also quite difficult to remove from clothes too, but again this is why the gap is a big issue - now she's on this type of food, I've resorted to using older clothes to feed in because I don't want her to ruin any of the good clothes she has when it inevitably slips through the gap.
I will keep trying her with the bib, but I have now bought what I think are better bibs from other ranges available from Mothercare and Babies R Us that cost a lot less and although they don't have the food catch part, I find much better to fasten as they have a velcro rather than a rubber button fastening so can be adjusted perfectly to fit her. With this tommee tippee bib, unless one of the three settings it has fits your child perfectly, I think some food is always going to slip through the gap and cause a lot of mess.
I bought this roll n go bib from Tesco for just £2.00. I thought this was a bargain, especially as it is not by Tesco's it is a proper make, Tommee Tippee and I have used loads of their products. I bought this is a green colour, but there was also a pink one in the shop too. The green isn't that nice a green colour, but it was the best colour I could buy for my little boy, but it could be used for a girl too.
The reason why I bought this type of bib is that I thought it would save on some washing! You wouldn't believe the amount of bibs you go through when you have a baby! I have to have a good supply of about 30 bibs to have enough while the rest are in the wash! So I thought if I could just wash this bib in the sink, it would be a lot easier.
This bib is made of a rubber material, and it is very easy to clean. You can just wash it up in the sink with soap and water and dry it. Although mine has been stained quite a lot by food. They do not last long before they look grubby, and need replacing often, unless your not bothered by what they look like. I don't like putting a grubby bib on my son out in public so I change them often!
I didn't really realise what the idea of this bib was when I bought it, I only wanted it to wash up afterwards instead of putting so many bibs in the washing machine, so when I realised the rubber was really bendy and you could roll the bib up, this has become a really handy item! It really does roll up really easily, the rubber is so soft and flexible. This rolls up and fits in small pockets of my changing bag, so I don't have to overload my bag when I go out with so many bibs! I can just take this one, and I clean it in a sink if I am anywhere near one, but if not, you can just use baby wipes to clean it out. I always make sure I have one of these bibs rolled up in my changing bag.
My son doesn't seem to like me putting this bib on. As soon as I put it round his neck his hands are straight on it trying to pull it off whilst I am fastening it. Once it is fastened up, which is at the back of the neck, and can be made tighter or looser, he seems to just accept it now. When I fasten it up on the tightest hole, it is very tight, and he doesn't look comfortable in it at all, but if I go to the next fastening, he often gets his chin behind it, and then it ends up in his mouth, it doesn't quite fit right. You can tell it isn't the best quality.
This bib has a big scoop at the bottom of the bib, which is supposed to catch all bits of food, so it makes it less messy at mealtimes. I have to say I don't really find much food in here, it still ends up everywhere! However, it does keep the majority of the food and drink off of his clothes, so at least it saves me a bit of washing.
This bib does feel a bit flimsy for the purpose it is for, to catch food, I think it is a really good idea, but it doesn't really work. Food still gets everywhere, but I love being able to just take one bib with me out and about, and this is the only reason why I use this bib now. I have purchased around 8 of these now, and they are so cheap, they can be replaced often when they get grubby.
I will keep buying these, but I think there are better quality bibs out there, with the same sort of idea, that I think would work better. I wouldn't recommend unless you are just looking for a bib that you can just be cleaned easier whilst out and about, not a bib that can make feeding time less messy, because this is not it!
I bought this bib a few months ago, I only had two pelican bibs at the time and one had split. Money had been real tight and only went on food for a few months, finally when I had a few pounds to spare I picked this one up at Asda for around £2.
These bibs come in a variety of colours. At the time of buying the only colours on the shelf were pink and a dark green so I chose the green one.
The handy thing about this bib is as the name suggests you can roll it up so its ideal for travel and I do often pop it in my changing bag when there isn't much room to spare.
Another good thing is the material is much softer than the hard plastic types we are used to so is more comfortable round the babies neck.
I'm not sure if this is due to rolling it up or not but the scoop is quite flat. Many times Tylers food has missed his mouth but rather than being caught in the bib it's just dribbled down the front. This isnt ideal- I may aswell be using a flat bib when this happens.
Cleaning wise this stains worse than the hard Tommee Tippee bibs. I once had to rush lunch as we were due at a baby group and went out without washing up the bib, bowl and spoons. I did the washing up after dinner and found that even though throughly washed in hot water the bib had a discolouration on it. A couple of months and many washes later this bib still has discolouration making the bib look quite grubby.
The bib isnt exactly fiddly to secure round my sons neck but it comes off so easily, it just slips out with a simple tug so my son has been able to get this off. Once he was in a particuarly wriggly mood and it just slipped down of its own accord.
-Other things to point out
This bib is dishwasher safe.
It also is BPA free (doesnt contain the dangerous Bisphenol A)
Overall its a handy bib for travel but I can't say much else for it. I only use it if I cant fit my other bib in the changing bag or its drying with the washing up. Theres definitly room for improvement with this bib, I cant reccomend it.
They are listed out of stock (but £2) on Asdas website, they are also out of stock on Amazon so I do wonder if they are taking these out to improve them.
I got my daughter a tommee tippee roll and go bib when she was 1, after struggling to get her to keep on numerous others bibs. This roll and go bib is excellent as it is very difficult near on impossible for a toddler to remove, which is perfect for a naughty baby/toddler.
As a naive mother I started my daughter on cloth bibs and found that I was constantly washing them and her clothes, because they have no food catcher unlike the roll n go.
I now have different colours for my kids which they love.
They come in a variety of colours;
They are wipe clean, I tend to just wash them with the plates and cups. I do tend to find that they get stained my certain foods such as tomato, but after time it fades. After 2years of good use, the roll n go is still in good nick and think it'll carry on for a while yet!
The roll part of the bib is just as useful as I can chuck it into my hand bag if we're off to a restaurant or to a friends house to eat. I can't fault the tommee tippee roll n go and at £3.49 I thnk it's well worth the money.
I mentioned in a previous review how my sister had been doing a bit of a clearout recently of the bibs she used with her children and passed them on to me. I am very loyal to my bibetta bibs and since they work so well and my daughter likes them, to be honest, I wasn't really interested in trying much else. However, in my changing bag I always keep a cheap Ikea bib but unfortunately it doesn't have a scoop so when my sister gave me some of the old bibs, and there was couple with scoops I thought one of these would replace the cheap Ikea one.
One of the Tommee Tippee bibs was useless, whereas this Roll 'n go bib was much much better. These bibs can be bought in a variety of colours and at a variety of prices, and can be picked up in many of the supermarkets. Unlike the other TOmmee Tippee bib I tried, this bib is soft in texture so shouldn't be uncomfortable around baby's neck and baby can move more freely with it. I did struggle however to get this fastened quickly on my daughter's neck which is kind of a must, given that usually when I am putting the bib on she is getting very very hungry, so that was a slight negative and even after several attempts, I still find this fiddly to secure.
There are some great features of this bib, one of which is the fact that it is travel friendly. You can simply roll the bib up and secure it with the neck fasteners and then pop it in your changing bag when you are out and about hence the name Roll 'n go bib!
Another feature of this bib is the fact that it can simply be wiped clean, however, I have noticed after eating tomato based food, this is slightly harder to simply wipe clean.
There are however some features that could, in my view, be improved. Due to the fact that it can be rolled up for travel purposes, this does have a detrimental effect on the scoop part, which has flattened somewhat as my sister has rolled it up. A flattened scoop doesn't catch as much food, which means that my Ikea bibs are just as good.
The other disadvantage is that I think there is too big of a gap between baby's neck and the bib, meaning that food can still escape down the front, rather than falling into the scoop. This is so unlike my Bibetta bibs which fit my daughter's neck so well, without choking her!
All in all, this is a good bib for travel, and is soft and light in texture, however there are some flaws suc has neck fit and effect on scoop when it has been rolled over time. I'm glad I didn't buy this myself, and it has replaced my Ikea bib, but they certainly can't compete against my Bibetta bibs.
I'd struggled to find good value 'crumb catcher' bibs until I spotted these Tommee Tippee Roll 'n' Go bibs for sale in Asda for just £2 each, which are considerably cheaper than many other bibs on the market. I've been using the standard Tommee Tippee 'catch all' scoop style bibs for years but my toddler has a habit of taking his bib off halfway through his meal, happily emptying the contents all over himself and the floor. These Roll 'n' Go bibs are a similar concept but they are made from a softer, flexible rubbery material so I hoped these might be more comfortable than the rigid plastic version.
Like the standard version, these bibs cover baby's front and incorporates a generously proportioned pocket which helps to catch and contain any crumbs, spills and anything else that might be dropped or spat out by my little one. The pocket protrudes far enough to catch most of the mess and is completely waterproof, so there is no risk of any leaks or spillages. Although this style of bib has been around for many years, they have been improved and rebranded as part of Tommee Tippee's Expora range. What is particularly noticeable is that the bib no longer has any holes at the front (as pictured on the image used by Dooyoo) which is much more practical as this reduces the chance of food making its way through these holes and staining baby's clothing. This material is also BPA free.
These bibs are intended for use from the onset of messy self-feeding so are suitable for babies from around seven months upwards. At the upper end of the scale, my toddler is approaching his second birthday and the bib is still a comfortable and secure fit, with plenty of room to accommodate him through to the end of his bib-wearing days. The bib is secured with an adjustable strap which fastens using a series of three holes into which a rubbery button fits and holds the bib in place. The bib itself is much softer and lighter than its rigid counterparts. I must admit that it isn't entirely toddler-proof as my little one has still managed to remove his bibs at whim, although I think a younger (or less determined) baby would struggle to remove the bib. My son does seem to find this lighter rubbery bib a little more comfortable, however, so doesn't seem to remove it quite as often as he does the rigid style.
This version is particularly designed for use on the go, so the flexible rubber straps and the upper part of the bib can be rolled up into itself and then folded into the front pocket, where it stays securely tucked in without unravelling. This is particularly convenient as they can fit easily into a changing bag, which already has everything bar the kitchen sink squeezed in there! I also like that the pocket section is robust enough to also hold a little case containing my son's cutlery, which helps to keep everything together and to hand.
After use, the bibs can simply be wiped clean or washed in soapy water, as recommended on the packaging. I do find that it can be a little difficult using baby wipes or anti-bacterial wipes as the smooth surface of the bib can mean that mess just gets wiped around rather than removed. I find it helps to remove most of the mess with kitchen towels or serviettes first before wiping around. The packaging doesn't specify whether these bibs are suitable for use in a dishwasher, however my personal experience indicates that these can be popped on the top shelf of a dishwasher on a regular basis without any visible damage to the material or any signs of the rubber cracking or becoming misshapen whatsoever.
I have found that the rubber material is fairly resistant to staining, although certain tomato based pasta sauces (such as Dolmio) have proven to be pretty stubborn, despite soaking. Fortunately, the bibs themselves are fairly vibrant shades - mine are a bright blue and and a cheery unisex orange- so any minor staining doesn't detract from the overall appearance and performance.
In all, I have been very impressed with these bibs and have found them to be excellent value for money. I have noticed that these are a little harder to find instore than the standard version, having only seen them for sale in Asda. There are online stockists, however, although a quick search suggests that the prices are slightly higher online.
Even though my little monkey has mastered the art of undoing and removing this style of bib, I do feel that the flexible material is much more practical and comfortable for little one to wear. They are easy to clean, economical and have proven to be robust and resilient, so I'm certainly happy to recommend these bibs to other parents.
When my twins were born among the gifts were lots of bibs, mainly for milk feeding but some for weaning. The weaning bibs were all of a fairly decent size and similar style, material with a plastic backing. These were okay to start with but I soon had a couple of problems
- When attempting to drink from a beaker both of my little ones would end up spitting most of their drink back out. This would result in the bib being drenched and their clothes also getting wet.
- The bibs we had were velcro fastening and after a few pulls the bib would be off, this became a bit of a game with them seeing who could get the bib off quicker.
These problems resulted in me going shopping to see if I could find a better alternative, I really wanted something that didn't fasten with Velcro. When I was in Boots these Tommee Tippee Explora roll n go bibs caught my eye. Suitable from 7 months (weaning stage 2) they had them for sale in packs of 2 so I grabbed a pack with one pink & one orange to give them a try.
What's different about these bibs?
They fasten by pushing a small stopper through a hole, there are a range of holes so you can ensure that it fits comfortably. The bib has a crumb catcher but it catches far more than crumbs in our house. My twins are learning to feed themselves and so a lot falls off the spoon, this crumb catcher makes it easy for me to scoop it back up for them.
When they were younger and spilling a lot of their drinks the crumb catcher would easily catch it and I could carefully take the bib off and pour it away without baby getting drenched.
They are made of a very light BPA free material, which feels like a soft rubber. They are soft against little one's skin and I have never seen any irritation after they have been wearing these bibs.
These bibs can easily be wiped over but I tend to just wash them up at the end of the meal. They always come up as good as new and the quality of the material hasn't deteriorated at all. I find this much easier than having to try and get food off of material before it can go in the washing machine. It may be due to the colours I chose but there is also no sign of staining.
These bibs are designed to be rolled up for travel. There is a hole at the front of the bib that can be used with the neck fastener to keep the bib rolled up. As they are so easy to wipe off you can put them back in your bag without having to worry about any mess.
Price and Availability
Although I purchased my pack of 2 from Boots for £5.99 I can no longer see them available on the website. Amazon have them for sale at £6.55 for 2, or you can buy them individually for £4.69. I feel these have been really good value as they get used at every meal time and I haven't needed to replace them.
Would I recommend?
Yes, these have been a great buy and I'd hate to be without them.
At around the 6 month mark your baby will be ready to start trying solids. Up to this point you may have thought that a baby could be messy but you haven't seen anything yet! Fortunately when my little boy was born we were given quite a few bibs as presents. Great I thought they will help with the mess but the cloth ones soon became badly stained. Mango and sweet potato being the main culprits. These however were better than the one with material on the front and plastic backing which got put into our general wash which includes a drying cycle. Melted plastic anyone?
My mission was to find a bib that could cope with the mess, be cleaned and could be taken out and about. The solution for me was the Tommee Tippee explora bib.
The bib is made from soft plastic which is BPA free which makes it suitable for babies. It has a handy crumb catcher at the base which I find does a good job of catching bits that are dropped or spat out. It has three neck holes so is easy to fit your baby's neck in comfort. This is useful as some of my material bibs felt a bit tight around my baby's neck. It comes in a range of colours for fashion conscious babies and parents. My one is a nice bright turquiose which may be a bit bright for some but means I can find it easily in my changing bag. This is good if like me your bag could rival what Mary Poppins had in hers!
I would recommend this bib as it is easy to wipe clean after your baby has been experimenting spreading food everywhere. You can either wipe it clean for small amounts of mess or it my case of extreme mess warm it in warm water and washing liquid. It has survived the mango and sweet potato test. The crumb catcher manages to catch most of the food that is dropped meaning that you have less washing of clothes and floor. It has caught bits of spat out banana and quite a lot of porridge. Although made of plastic it does roll up well so doesn't take up too much space in my changing bag and is easy to find being quite bright. If it is messy after an outing I give it a quick wipe and put it i to a clean nappy bag until i can get home to wash it. I got my bib from Tesco so they are readily available and good value at around the £3.50 mark.
When my son started feeding himself finger foods lunches became alot more fun and easy, but rather messy! I love to give him different foods to try - sandwiches, toast, crumpets, fruit etc. This not only gives him a varied diet but improves his hand-eye co-ordination. However, the downside of this is that we lose a fair amount of food, all around the highchair and on the floor too. This means that the room needs a good clean after every such meal time. My mum actually suggested buying a bib with a catch tray to help catch the stray food as she had used these with me during my childhhood. The brand that she suggested was Tommee Tippee - a brand that I was very familiar with myself too.
I purchased a Roll ' n' Go bib from Tommee Tippee from Asda for £2. I purchased in blue but it is also available in orange, green and pink. The Roll 'n' Go bib not only has the scoop tray feature that I was after to catch stray food but it also rolls up for easy packing if you take it out with you - a feature that I thought was very handy and a great idea. The bib is made of a smooth, lightweight plastic that is extremely flexible and can be rolled up easily.
The bib is for ages 6 month plus but I would say that it is a little big - around the neck and across the body - for use from this age. This was a perfect fit for my son from 10 months of age. The bib fastens around the neck using a push button on one side of the bib. The other side has four holes corresponding to this that the button can be pushed through to hold the bib in place. In our experience, this gives a great variety of neck sizes that it will fit but these are not always a good fit. We have also found that the fastening does not always hold well and, whilst the bib remains pretty much in place anyway, the hold around the neck can be poor - meaning food/drink can go down baby's front.
The scoop tray works very well to catch stray food. This means that a lot less of the dropped food reaches my floor than without the bib. The scoop tray, importantly, does not inhibit my son in anyway and he can still reach all his food. In fact, it does not seem to worry him at all. Alongside the scoop tray, the feature that I love is that it is wipe clean, and it really does clean easily. This means that you can use it time and time again and has vastly cut down on my washing as it seemed that I was forever washing his cloth bibs.
Overall, this is a great bib which is great value for money as it can be used over and over again. It functions well to catch stray crumbs and food and makes lunch times less messy! The only fault for me is that the neck fastening is not tight and does not hold in place completely.