“ Brand: Sainsbury's TU / Type: Bibs „
I Brought some from these bibs from Sainsbury's in store when my daughter was smaller, from memory they cost about £2 which was for a pack of three it wasn't much more then that anyway.
Even though they were on the hangers with lots of other bibs these stood out as I liked the boats on them. They also done boys boat ones which didn't have the pinks on them and more blue and slightly different designs.
The hole where the babies head goes through is elasticated and the material of the actual bib is like a towellen (apologies I can't spell it) material so nice and soft and absorbs spills. 65% cotton, 35% polyester. The pop over the head idea of these bibs means that it can't come undone whilst feeding or be fiddled with.
It's important to use a bib on baby in their early stages of feeding to protect their clothes as believe me there will be mess from dribbles and hands picking up the food and then some being spat back out too.
I would easily go through all three bibs in one day which is why I brought them as the washing machine was quick enough to keep up with washing the ones I already had.
These are washable up to 40c and they do wash fine but occasionally they would still have a bright orange stain on them and need extra treatment with stain remover. Those of you that have fed babies will be aware of the bright food colours. These were washed over and over again and still kept their shape well and didn't go bobbley at all.
The one issue I had with these was that, actually two issues, sometimes the food would seep through the bib onto my daughters cloths therefore not protecting them and doing the job they are meant for. The other thing is that when the bib was really messy it could get a bit tricky to pull it back over the head without making more mess especially when baby has lots of hair like my girl does and did have a a small baby too.
- Why I Bought -
We were given so many cute baby bibs when my son was born that I didn't think I would ever need to buy any. While many of these little bibs were great in the first few months for milk spillages and spit up I quickly found they weren't able to cope with weaning related mess. I started searching for larger bibs that would more adequately protect his clothes. We tried plastic pelican bibs but they were a bit too big for my five month old son. Then during a trip to Sainsbury's I came across TU pop over bibs. These bibs came in packs of three with a selection of designs. I bought two different packs so we have six bibs in total.
- The Pop Over Bibs -
Each bib is made from white towelling material (65% cotton and 35% polyester) which is decorated with brightly coloured pictures. One of our packs is dog themed with each of the three bibs having a cute dog design and words such as "woof". The other pack we have is animal themed so each bib features animals such as birds, giraffes and elephants and phrases such as "love you mummy!" and "we're ready for lunch". The edge of each bib is decorated with brightly coloured ribbon in shades such as blue, red, yellow and green. To put the bib onto the baby/toddler you simply pop it over their head. The neck hole is very stretchy and soft so it is comfortable and safe for the child. The bibs are a good size. They are large enough to cover the front of the child's clothes and so protect them well. The bib isn't so large that it swamps a five month old. Overall I think they look cute, attractive, comfortable and practical.
- In Use -
I started using these bibs when my son was just over five months old. At this point the food he was eating was very blended puree, mostly fruit or vegetables. The bibs worked very well to stop any spillages or spat out puree from getting onto my son's clothes. The towelling material absorbed the puree well so there was minimal mess. When my son progressed onto lumpier foods such as pasta and casserole I found that the bib protected my son's top half well but that bits of food would fall from the bib and onto his lap. By now he was a little bigger and the plastic pelican bibs were a good fit and caught the lumpier food more effectively. We now use these bibs for when my son has milk in a beaker. What I like most about these bibs is that they are tricky for the baby to remove themselves. My son would always undo a bib that fastened at the back but he couldn't work out how to take these off, although he did eventually figure this out.
- Washing -
The bibs can be washed at 40°C, although the labels recommend washing them at 30°C as it is better for the environment. They should be washed with similar colours. I have washed these bibs many times and they still look really good. The colours haven't run, the designs are still bright and the bibs haven't lost their shape at all. Amazingly they have hardly stained at all despite having been exposed to all the worst staining baby foods (banana, carrot, butternut squash, sweet potato and spinach). They are tumble dryer safe or dry very quickly naturally.
- Price and Availability -
These bibs are available in Sainsbury's in a variety of colours and patterns. The only design currently available on the website is the girls boat version. They cost £2 per three pack which I think is a brilliant price.
- Would I Recommend? -
I would definitely recommend the TU pop over bibs as they come in a variety of cute designs, they protect clothes well from milk and puree spillages, they aren't easily removed by the child, they are comfortable to wear, they are easy to clean and are durable. The only downside is that they aren't the best bibs to use when feeding lumpier foods. They are better suited to use when giving milk and puree.