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My little boy is now starting to eat proper food, well , saying that he is almost nearly fully weaned as he is eating proteins, meats, carbs etc and as anyone who has ever fed a little baby will know, its a messy task. If I'm at home I admit, I strip him down to his nappy and feed him like that so he doesn't get his clothes dirty. Then when he is finished I can either just wipe him down clean or dump him straight in the bath. However, when we are out in public its not as easy to strip him and also usually I have dressed him in nice clothes as well so I needed a bib that would keep him nice and clean.
I have tried the small little bibs that just cover the front of the chest but these really don't stop him and his clothes from getting dirty. As soon as he moves his head around, and he wiggles alot!, the food will be all over the top of his sleeves, on his tummy and as soon as he gets the food on his hands too its game over, food is everywhere. That's why these sleeved bibs are great.
They fit like a t-shirt as they go over each arm and are long in the body and chest but they have no back to them. They fasten around the back of the neck with a velcro fastening. I really like this as it makes it really easy to take off. Its pretty dirty after he has finished eating but all you have to do is just unhook the velcro and then pull it off at the front. It's so much nicer than a bib that goes on and off over the head as this can transfer the food onto the clothes anyway and defeats the purpose. WIth this bib you can roll it up to make sure the food stains stay on the bib whilst you take it off and so comes off clean. However, at the moment my son is not old enough to realise he has a bib on but I did use these with my little girl and after a few months she got wise to the velcro fastening and was able to just pull this bib off herself so I know these probably have a limited time frame of use but for now they are great.
The sleeves have elastic at the end of them so they secure nicely to the wrists and stay in place there too. The design of these bibs are great too. Winnie the Pooh is a favourite in our house so it was inevitable that we would end up with some Pooh bear bibs at some point. There is a bib with Tigger on the front and this is white with orange sleeves, there is a bib with Winnie the Pooh and this is white with blue sleeves and there is an Eeyore bib with pink sleeves.
The bibs are fabric bibs and are 100% cotton and are machine washable which is great as after I have used one I just pop it int he machine ready to be washed. As I am feeding my little boy lots of colourful foods such as tomato and peas some of the harder stains have not come out that well but as this is just a bib I don't really mind. The fit and design of them well make up for it and so I would recommend these bibs.
This is a review for the Tommee Tippee Comfy Neck Catch-all Bib, which I'd say is pretty much an indispensible item when your little one is first starting to eat solids. We started using one when our baby was about seven months old.
It's a soft plastic bib with a 'pouch' arrangement at the bottom which catches all the little bits of food and gunk that get dropped by your baby / out of the sprog's mouth when (s)he's getting the hang of independent feeding. The way the pouch fits / hangs down against a baby's body it's something like the pouch on a kangaroo, which is quite amusing, especially when the little one takes a 'second swipe' at any particularly favoured food items that have fallen into it, by dipping their little hands in. At the end of a feed, you just empty out the pouch and wash the bib with soap and water. I don't know if it's dishwasher proof but would suspect not, due to the softness of the rubbery stuff / plastic it's made from
We find it works very well used in conjunction with an 'under-bib' - made of fabric, as being mainly made of plastic, the Catch-all bib doesn't soak up spills and dribbles when the baby's drinking from a cup, and without the under-bib, we'd find our sprog getting quite soggy around the neck area. It's also made of quite rubbery-feeling plastic, which can feel quite cold against a baby's skin, and so a cloth bib 'liner' going under it I think is an improvement.
The Catch-all bib fits on via a series of soft plastic peg-and-toggles that fasten round the back of the sprog's neck - these are generously spaced so it's widely adjustable bib suitable for a range of size of babies / young children. Our sprog wasn't too keen on wearing the bib at first - it is quite a large and fairly inflexible item, after all - but he soon got the hang of the idea that whenever the Catch-all bib went on, it was time for a meal, and now struggles barely at all when we put it on. Incidentally the neck toggles can also be used to secure the bib in a 'rolled up' position eg. if you're taking it with you on a day out. It's not the easiest thing to transport but is fine if you have a big enough bag to put it in.
The bib costs a modest £2.50 and is widely available - from most major supermarkets etc. It seems to be almost indefinitely reusable - ours has been on the go for over five months now, and although the plastic has a tendency to stain orange when cooked tomato products have come into contact with it, it's still going strong.
When my 1st baby was born 4 and a half years ago we realised almost immediately that we needed more bibs, so my husband rushed out and bought a pack of 5 Tommee Tippee bibs from Tesco.
My initial impressions of the bibs were not good. They had neck ties, which I found to be fiddly and annoying when you are trying to get the bib on a crying hungry baby. They also were quite stiff and scratchy which I did not like against my baby's skin.
However, a few months down the line when my daughter started on solids, the bibs really became useful.
When your baby is eating proper food, you need a bib that has a plastic backing. Otherwise the food just soaks straight through and stains their clothing underneath.
The fact that the Tommee Tippee bibs were so stiff, made them very practical. They couldn't be easily pushed to the side by a wriggly baby and stayed in place throughout meal times. The plastic backing on the bibs meant that no amount of liquids or puree would penetrate through the bibs onto clothing. The top layer of the bib is a thin layer of brushed cotton, which soaks up a surprising amount of liquids, further protecting your babies clothing.
The bibs machine wash well at 40 degrees and although repeated use has made mine a little dull, they are still presentable and in full working order with my 3rd child, over 4 years later!
The plastic backing on the bibs means they cannot be tumble dried, but they do dry very quickly on the line.
Tommee Tippee do a variety of bib styles. Personally I would recommend staying away from any that have to be tied on. Stick to the velcro fasteners where possible as these will save you time and unwanted stress.
The cotton Tommee Tippee bibs are lovely and soft, but just not practical once your baby is on solids, at which time you will definitely need the plastic backed variety.
For durablility, my TT bibs have been amazing and well worth the £2.99 we paid for them.
I bought this when my bubba was about 8 months old after seeing a friend using hers with her little one. My daughter was starting to become more independent and trying to feed herself by grabbing the spoon and the majority of the food ended up all over her rather than in her.
I had been using a normal plastic bib but I found it was rubbing on her neck and she became quite agitated wearing it, which just made mealtime stressful and food everywhere.
This bib is made from a soft flexible rubber, which prevents the rubbing and made mealtime a lot easier. On the reverse, it is dimpled, which allows air to circulate around baby's neck and reduces the possibility of irritation.
It is a bib which only covers up the front and not the arms, so I still find food on her sleeves and it fastens round the neck.
It is really handy when out and about, as it rolls up for travelling and fastens by the neck fastener. It is quite small once rolled up and I like the fact that unlike fabric bibs, food doesn't soak through onto everything else in your bag as the plastic prevents any food going everywhere.
Tommee Tippee recommend this from 4 months plus but I would think that it would be too big around the neck of a baby that age, as it only comes in one size and is meant to last right through to toddlers.
I still found it quite big for my daughter at 8 months as the fastening isn't tight enough and there is a gap between her neck and her clothes, which food manages to make its way through.
Also whoever thought of the design didn't think it through very well, it has small holes at the front, which juice and food runs through and stains the clothes, which defeats the object.
The bib can be washed by hand or in the dishwasher. I usually wipe it and wash it with everything else in the bowl but I find it stains really easily, so now I have a multicolored bib.
The bib comes in light blue, dark blue, pink, purple and red, I would choose a darker colour so the stains aren't visible.
I bought a pack of two for £4.99 but for one, they normally retail at £2.99. I find they are widely available and can be found in most large supermarkets and mothercare.
I personally wouldn't recommend it, although it doesn't cause any irritation, I find clothes just end up as messy as runny food goes straight through the holes and it is too big around the neck, I think it might be more suitable for a toddler rather than through the weaning process. It loses a star for the fit and another for messy clothes.
So today I am writing about Tommee Tippee Comfy Neck Catch All Bibs, another mouthful of a name. I suppose now that my child is growing up and I am one by one discontinuing the use of different products I am starting to write about them now that they have passed through the fire.
This particular bib I have owned for almost exactly one year and have had no need to change it, it is of course looking a little worse for wear but still works like it did when I bought it.
I got this bib in Tesco (in the UK) for 3 pounds, I am not sure what the ROI price is but It shouldn't be much more then that.
It is made of a semi soft plastic and covers the chest and then curves up to create a holder along the bottom to hold any liquid or food that a baby spills.
I'm going to go through the pros and cons of this bib now as there shouldn't be that much explaining to do about its use and application. As basically I can sum that up in one sentence:
It is put around a child's neck to catch food when it falls from their mouth or spoon.
- It can go in the dishwasher
- It is made of durable plastic so nothing will seep through.
- It covers enough of the baby's chest so that stains are eliminated.
- It has four holes in the neck ring so you can adjust the size.
- It is cheap and lasts a long time.
- The stiff plastic around the neck bothers the baby, until they get used to it.
- Because of its length unless the baby's chair is very raised the curved section goes under the table, or blocks the baby from sitting close to the table as the round curved part gets in the way (this was only a problem when she was smaller.)
This was a very good bib and as I said I felt no need to buy another, however I did feel that the stiff neck ring was a little uncomfortable for my daughter when she was younger and if I had found a similar bib with a softer ring I would have gone with that instead.
But other then that this is a good durable bib that will save you many a washing!
With all the recent happenings lately, I decided to concentrate on the arrival of our first Grandchild in March next year. Well it has been sometime since I have had to buy any baby products (19 years in fact where does time go!!), so I was so pleased to see that Tommee Tippee is still going strong. I used to love to buy this be it a bottle, dummy, baby mugs or bibs. So being that we don't know what sex the baby is I thought I would start to build a baby box ready with just the basics that you can never have enough off.
I saw these bibs in my local Boots they are called milk feeding bibs ( years ago a bib was a bib!!). Now what drew me to these was the style of them and also being in a nice creamy colour so suitable for both sexes without being to clinical looking. There are two bibs per pack and the are made from a very soft towelling material with a cotton bind around the outer edge. With the little Tommee Tippee Logo label sown into the side , now these differ from other bibs as around the neck it is padded all around this part ( looks like a sausage has been sown into the neck part so giving it a raised neckline!). This is called the "Unique Dribble Catcher" this helps to eliminate rashes.
The back of the bib is fastened with a velcro tab, which I think is much better than the pull over the head types for newborn babies. These bibs are for newborns, who are only having milk so this extra absorbent bib will soak up the slightest leaks, spills or dribbles so no more running down into the creases of a babies neck. Which I think is great!
I noticed that they still do the plastic bibs with a tray that catches all the bits and bobs a baby misses putting into their mouth. I personally never liked these at all as if sitting in a high chair it would almost strangle the poor child if it touched the highchair tray!. I don't know if the plastic is softer now but as I remember it was quite hard.
Now I got these bibs reduced, they were down to £ 2.00 which I've been told is a good price for these, on looking on the Tommee Tippee webpage I see that they are charging £7.99 for 4 bibs, so making them £2.00 each so it was a bargain! I also got some Tommee Tippee little feeding pots that you can put babies food in when travelling about from home.
You can wash these bibs on a 40 degree wash as they are made from 65% cotton and 35% polyester.
I will give these bibs 4 stars as they seem great, but at full price is a bit dear when you have so many other things to buy at this time with a baby.
The Tommee Tippee roll n go plastic bib is not a new bib or concept, but I see surprisingly few mums and dads using them! I have just returned from NZ after living there for over six years and had some sent over from the UK so thought it was just and English thing, but upon my return still see very few being used.
They are quite simply a rubber/plastic bib with scoop at the bottom for collecting any food that either does not make it to your infants mouth or more appropriately gets spat back out, saving that awful moment when you lift your infant out of the chair thinking how well they did to discover a lap full of mush!!!
It really is the only style I use. I bought a new twin pack for baby number two and it's saved hours of washing clothes and cloth bibs. Its light and has an adjustable neck strap to fit all sizes and does not involve being pushed over the head which my little one hates.
The bib is so easy to clean, if out and about I use a wet wipe to give it a quick clean but if at home and its quite messy it goes in the dishwasher.... what a great idea!
It takes up no room as it rolls up and then can be fastened into a sausage shape, fitting in the smallest nappy bag or kitchen draw. Before I had these I had a draw full of cloth bibs which took up lots of room, so the roll n go saves even more space.
It does have a few flaws, firstly it has a small hole by the neck to enable the bib to be rolled and stored but as a result surprise surprise food does occasionally get through to clothes underneath.
Secondly the plastic (although soft) is not pleasant round your infants neck, it is cold and can dig in. Maybe if any Tomppee Tippee designers are reading... put a wee piece of fabric around the neck to line it making it a little softer and warmer on our little ones skin... just a thought.... otherwise you might see me on dragons den.. he he. I over come this problem by placing a tissue between my child's neck and the bib.
All in all the bets bib I have come across and the only one I use.
One last thing, its nicer on the environment too, you don't need to buy disposal bibs and saves on washing/tumble drying too!
As bibs go, these have been the best ones I have used. They are plastic rather than fabric so therefore much easier to clean off after dinner. The plastic is soft and flexible, so not only can you roll them up and pop them in your bag when going out, thay also seem more comfortable to wear (based on my own child's response to these compared to the more rigid plastic bibs) so fewer battles to get them on! The catching scooped part of the bib is brilliant for reducing the amount of food dropped onto the floor, and baby is more than happy to eat the remnants of dinner straight out of the bib, although it is no match for the deliberate throwing of food! These bibs have been hardwearing and are now being re-used with my second child without a crack or rip, although some slight staining after years of tomato-based recipes! A very useful product.
I am not sure whether to call myself a fan of the Tommee tippee bibs or not. I first bought a roll up Tommee tippee bib for my little boy who was 4 months at the time. I was just introducing him to pureed foods and what a mess that would make. I thought that the roll up bib would be ideal for use at home but also for out and about, as it rolls up really well. As my little boy has grown I have continued to use the roll up bib, and he is now aged 14 months. The real problem that I find now is that because he wants to feed himself, the food tends to go everywhere, but the bib does manage to catch most of it. This is because it has a moulded tray to catch the spilages. Also the bib has a small hole in it just under the chin part, and I find that when he gets food all over his bib it always manages to go through the hole and stain his clothes. What a stupid design that is!! Over all I would say it is a good bib for travelling but not for at home.
This is a review for Tommy Tippee Roll n Go bibs. We bought some to use as we are now weaning. We aren't weaning the traditional way, we are doing baby led weaning which starts with the baby feeding him/herself finger foods. We were finding a lot of food was getting wasted when it was dropped, when it was perfectly edible if it was given back!
I bought a pack of 2 of these bibs in Boots for £4.99. They appear to be available individually for £2.99. The bib is constructed from a rubbery type material and in a range of colours. The pack we purchased had 2 lime green ones in, though there were other packs on the shelf with pink and purple. The neck fastening has four holes to adjust fit as your baby grows. It says it is suitable from 4 months. My son is just short of 6 months and the bib was just a good fit (not gaping round the neck so gloop could go down his front) now, so I doubt it would have been much use when he was 4 months. The bib's construction makes it harder for my son to pick up part of the bib and shove it in his mouth part way through the meal, unlike the fabric bibs we had used previously.
My main reason for purchasing it though was the scoop. First use, before the bib had been rolled - apple slices 7 drops caught, one missed (though to be fair on the bib the missed one was thrown). Next use banana slices - about 50:50 between catches for the banana slices and drops, but all the gloop that drooled out of the mouth was caught and didn't end up on his trousers. Having rolled the bib up did appear to stop the catching bit from working as well. I imagine the the hole required to fasten the rolled bib would let puree through if you were going that route.
Rolling it up - is a little fiddle to get the bit through both holes. I definitely couldn't do it with one hand while holding a wriggling 6 month old on my lap (I did try). However, I imagine the important bit about the rolling is the material, which does roll very well, you could always use an elastic band or hair bobble to secure it. Rolled, it is easier to store than unrolled, but not as easily as a fabric type bib which would compress to a lot smaller.
Cleaning - was a lot easier than other bibs - it wiped clean really easily. It is also appropriate to put in a dishwasher if you somehow get something really bad stuck on it, or you have your dishwasher on every night. I've washed mine in hot water with no problems, I can't comment on the dishwasher part as ours is broken.
these are great for when you start your little on food. normal bibs get stained with baby food and are impossible to wash and are a total hassle to wash covered in gloopy baby food... this one you just need to either wipe it clean or rinse it! and its so much less likely for your littles cute little outfit to get ruined. with material bibs my little one has a tendancy to try to eat them causing a whole load of mess, with the plastic one it isn't as flexible therefore less easy to get near his mouth meaning less mess, yay!
the only bad thing is that it doesn't look very comfy around the neck as it is like a rubber material. you can buy the part material part plastic but the main point of me using a plastic one is to reduce the amount of staining of his clthoes etc which you dont really get withe the other one.
There are many things you can write about but today I want to pay your attention to a very important product in the life of every parent of a baby or even toddler. It is a bib. If it is too big it can make a child upset and it can refuse to have a meal. If it is too small food would finish all over your favourite dress. If it is waterproof it can be too hot for summer feeding otherwise baby would get wet. (This is becoming more of a philosophical article than review for a bib so have to get serious now...)
We tried all kind of bibs and have different ones for different occasions. Recently we wanted to buy plastic one with the pocket which catches food as our 9 months old was starting to eat on his own and throws pieces of food everywhere so there is a statistical chance that pocket/scoop can help.
It was an urgent purchase so I had no chance to search the web and consult dooyoo. I went to Tesco to buy some food and made a detour to baby products and decided between cheaper simple unbranded one and branded one to splash out £2.79 on Tomee Tippee one. It is made of soft plastic or rubber or combination of these two. It is quite soft compared to other similar products. It is supposed to be rolled when you want to pack it and take it for your usual picnics.
To be clear, I am talking about 'Roll n go' bib. It has few holes on the top so you can adjust the size around the neck. It is easy to clean under the water or with the wet wipe. The surface on the backside is made a bit rough so bib does not slide when baby wiggles.
There are 4 problems which made me annoyed with this bib:
1. There is a small hole on the top of the bib (it comes just below the baby's chin). That is supposed to be used when you roll the bib so you tighten it using the hole. The hole is small but at the place where food can easily leak under the bib and that beats the whole purpose of the bib.
2. Tomato sauce made some irreversible damage to the colour of the bib so it is now greenish in some areas instead of blue.
3. The space for baby's neck is too big and although we adjust it to the last hole there is still too much space where all the sauces and smoothies find their way around.
4. It is easier to spell Mississippi than Tomee Tippee
I guess 3 and 4 are my fault (3. It is my fault that my son has no bigger neck, 4. It is my fault I decided to write about Tomee Tipppeee) but when you spend so much money on the bib and you are not entirely happy I feel absolutely right to blame it all on them.
This is one of the products which were over designed - you don't need to fix the things that work.
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I call them the tommee tippee bib catcher. I'm referring to the plastic and rubber ones. My 22 month old loves feeding himself and it's such messy business. These bib catchers have a a few holes at the back so you can adjust it accordingly on your child which is great - means they can last for months. They can go in the dishwaser so you can get them properly clean (top shelf recommended). The bib has a "catcher" and what I mean is when the child eats and misses their mouth or the food falls off the spoon, it lands in the catcher at the bottom of the bib rather than falling on the floor. It's great for going out for dinner with the little ones as there is very little or no mess - it's all in the bib. I always find after a meal there is a fair chunk of food (enough for a midnight feast) in the bib but better there than on the floor. They do some rigid plastic ones which are great for in the house and they do some rubber ones which can be folded up to fit in the changing bag and both do the same. I strongly recommend them.
decided to purchase this bib, when kieran became 7mths. He had started trying to grab the spoon, so we ended up with more food on his bib than in his mouth. My washing machine was not impressed. It had never done so much washing.
I already had a normal pvc one, but found this was hurting his neck. I felt guilty everytime i put it on him. So when i saw this i jumped at it!!
I couldn't believe how soft it was. I showed my partner the bib in excitement. He couldn't see what i was getting all excited about. But then he can't get enthusiastic about any thing that hasn't got four wheels and an engine.
What kind of bib is this?
This is a round the neck scoop bib. It covers only the front of the baby. So if you are wanting one to cover the babies arms, then this is NOT the one for you.
Whats so special about this bib?
This bib, is not made from the usual pvc, that hurts babies necks. It is made from a soft flexable rubber. It is so much kinder on the little ones. kieran loved it. there was no more crying when i put it on him, and no more red marks.
It rolls up for travelling. You just roll it and seal it with the neck adjuster. This is very good when you haven't got much room in your baby bag, as it just slips in a little space. Also rolling it up like that, helps prevent any of the food on the bib, getting onto other things in your bag. i even roll the baby spoon up in it, saves losing it in the bottom of the bag.
It has dimpled reverse. this is meant to help the air circulate, and reduce the risk of it irritating the babies skin. In my experience, i have never had a problem wuth this. But others of you may have.
This is recommended for 4mnths plus. But i think it would be to big for a baby that small. It only comes in one size and is meant to last you right the way through toddler stage too.
Cleaning the bib
This bib can be washed in a dishwasher, or just wiped. I wash mine in the washing up bowl, with the rest of the washing up. It is quite simple to wash, and wipes down easily.
I have got this bib in the light blue colour. But i find it stains VERY easily. Ok, my son is rather a messy pup, but whos baby isn't? It's mainly bright orange baby food that stains the most. Maybe one day the baby food will be made in a non staining colour!!!
The fastening round the neck does not go tight enough. There is a big gape between kierans neck and the bib, which results in messed up clothes, which defeats the object of the bib really. I end up putting a cloth bib underneith.
It also has holes at the front of the bib. Silly idea. All the juice and runny food goes straight through and once again, onto the clothes.
There are quite alot of colours available.
purple, are the ones i am aware of. but i aould say that the darker colours are better, as they won't show the stains so much.
The rrp on this, is £2.99 for 1
And £4.99 for a twin pack.
Where can i buy them?
There are many places you can buy them.
most main chemists
Would i recommend it?
That depends really. I WOULD recommend it for an older baby, or one with a larger neck, as its not worth using a bib, if the babies clothes are going to get messed up anyway.
It's nice and soft, but doesn't really do its job. The holes at the front are pointless. once again, messing the clothes.
But i expect that if it fitted better, they would be higher up, so wouldn't be a problem.
So for older babys, YES, i would recommend it. But for 4mths, NO i wouldn't recommend it.
Sorry i couldn't give you a straight yes or no.
Thanks for reading.
This product is great. We tried the standard hard plastic bibs with the lip at the bottom but Callum did not take to them. He found the plastic round his neck too hard and scratchy and would scream when put on him. My husband discovered these ones in Tescos and the one that we bought is the flexiable travel one that rolls up. It has pop up holes at the back, holes round the neck to allow breathing of skin and bumps under neath to allow chest skin to breath. The plastic is so soft that Callum does not argue about wearning it. Down sides are the plastic is so flexi that Callum can pull the bootom lip that catches food over his head. Nice when full of water of food!!! Also bib hangs low so we kind of defeat the object by putting a material bib on first to stop spills going under his chin. But despite this we believe this to be a great purchase and would def buy again.