“ Brand: Toys R Us / Type: Bibs „
Having had 2 children already I know that 3rd time round I had to try to do something to protect the baby clothes. Money was tighter and I wouldnt afford to keep throwing things away because they were marked.
I also found that material bibs get marked and that is fine if you are just at home feeding the little one with no- one there to look at your baby but when you go out to a restaurant or your mother in law comes to visit the last thing you want to be worrying about is being judged on how clean your babies clothes and bib are. That is why I decided to look for an alternative this time.
On a visit to the local toys r us I found these catch-all bibs. They came in a variety of colours, orange, pink, blue and green and were £1.99 each. They were made of plastic and you could just wipe them clean. The neck had 4 different sizes that it could fit via a plastic hook that fitted into one of the holes. The catch-all part at the bottom was wide enough to catch falling food and spilt juice or milk but did not get in the way of the baby trying to feed themselves or play with the food.
To begin with I just bought one but then bought another as a spare and one to keep at Granmas. i havde also purchased one recently for a friend as I think they are marvellous. The only problem is that they dont protect you from the flying food.
I have used every bib under the sun. Little teeny ones with string ties that are absolutely useless for a baby of weaning age and above. Over the head ones which are slightly better than the previously mentioned. sleeved bibs that do indeed protect clothes, well tops but you have had it if it lands on the trousers/skirt!!!. one common problem with all of these bibs? You have to wash all of them and it is not easy getting food stains out is it?? Catch all bibs! Wey hey no more washing, no more stained clothes? Brilliant. a great idea. The Toys R Us catch all bib is a set of two for only three pounds, extremley good value. You also won't need anymore than two as after each use, simply wipe down and its ready to go again! Something I have found extremley useful when out and about, no more carrying dirty, smelly bibs home. Another good point is that it catches most food that is dropped (I say most because not even the best of designs can catch all precision aimed food fired by a determined toddler!!) This is handy if you have a child like mine who 're-discovers' this food and then wolfes it down with delight! No more wasted food either! But hang on surely there must be a bad point? well, yes there is (sigh). My son has learnt to take his bib off!!!!! Oh no!!! if only they could come up with a toddler proof catch!!! Another point worth considering is what age group to use this bib for. I got my catch all bibs when my poor son was still only 5 months old and not supporting his head properly. I feel it is not advisable to put one of these bibs on a baby unless they are in a high chair as I found that it pinches the poor little mites neck when they are still sat in a bouncer chair as it presses the bib into the neck!! Oops!! Just a warning there! I think maybe I was over eager to beat the stains and mess! I would definetly recomend these bibs as they are good value for money and above all else cut down on the m
ess that is inevitable when feeding children!! Hey we can't totally stop mess it comes with the territory but if we can minimise it then go ahead!
I love disposable bibs, they are a fantastic idea, so handy for travelling and days out. I used to hate coming come with loads of really horrible smelly, dirty, food encrusted, stained bibs, that I just couldn't get clean. I usually use the Boots disposable bibs, but I noticed that Toys R Us sell disposable bibs too, so I thought that I would try them. They are fairly good, but there are a few differences between the Boots & the Toys R Us bibs. Boots bibs are more papery where as Toys R Us bibs are softer, but I the found Boots bibs more convenient to use as they have sticky tabs to hold the bib on, which is far easier than the Toys R Us bib which has to be tied around the baby's neck - I found this really hard to get off after use. The Boots bibs are very easily removed. I also found that the extra sticky tab on the body of the boots bib which kept the bib against the baby's clothes is very welcome, the Toys R Us bib slipped around alot due to the shiny plastic backing and my baby kept pulling at it too so he got food all over himself! The Boots bibs also have a pull-out catching bit at the bottom which is handy but the Toys R Us ones don't. Given a choice, I would definitely pick the Boots brand of disposable bibs as not only they are cheaper (20 for £2.75, compared to Toys R Us bibs £1.75 for 10) but they also work better, you get less spills on your baby's clothes and they are easier to use, but all in all both types of disposable bibs are a really handy product. I would recommend taking disposable bibs with you whenever you travel which ever brand you choose as you travel lighter and don't have to bring dirty washing home.
I have used various types of bibs and to be quite honest I do prefer the plastic catch-all bibs. I bought mine from Toys R Us for around £1.50 per bib. They are a wonderful invention as any food/drink that misses baby's mouth goes straight into the pocket of the bib. Therefore, not landing straight onto a nice clean outfit. Usually my daughter then picks up the bits she missed!! At the end of the meal, you then give it a quick clean, and it is ready for the next meal. No more trying to get stains out of cotton bibs. The only problem is that they do look a bit unsightly, but what looks worse, a baby with a plastic bib on, or a baby with a big stain on his/her clothes!