Product Type: Tommee Tippee kids equipment
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Tommee Tippee Roll 'n' Go Bib
Member Name: jo1976
Tommee Tippee Roll 'n' Go Bib
Date: 30/07/12, updated on 26/11/13 (83 review reads)
Advantages: Inexpensive, robust, comfortable, folds up for travel
Disadvantages: Can be removed by an older toddler
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.
Summary: An excellent and economical bib, ideal for out and about
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