As a parent, you will soon realize that meal moments are messy. It is surprising how little of every meal ends up in your baby’s mouth. Bibs are a fabulous solution to keeping food off your leading’s outfits (and everywhere else) during eating time.
Baby bibs come in all modes of different shapes, sizes, and materials. But how do you know which type of bib is perfect for your baby?
We have formed a detailed guide on baby bibs that will give you with all the knowledge you need to get the best bib for your baby.
Why does your baby need a bib?
If there is one thing baby’s enjoying to do at meal time, it is to make a mess. Even if that baby food is yummy, for your baby, it is also more fun to spread it all over the chair, clothes, and on the floor.
The chances are that your laundry cycle will become much more frequent, now you have a child in the house. While bibs will not prevent the mess, a bib does produce a layer of protection in your baby’s meal and from the clothes they are wearing. Rather than continually washing baby’s stained clothes, you only clean the bib instead. Although a bib would not have prevented the mess, it would have at least preserved his clothes.
The various kinds of baby bibs
As the title implies, feeding bibs are placed around your baby’s neck when feeding time. Since serving a baby can be a messy process, feeding bibs are quite large to preserve as much of your infant’s clothes from the food and stain as possible.
Other feeding bibs even have a pocket to catch any food that drops from your baby’s mouth, not just protecting your baby’s outfits from a mess but the floor as well.
The drool bibs are smaller than the feeding bibs. The smaller size lets your baby roam without the worry of being tangled up in a bigger feeding bib.
Drool bibs are made to block small amounts of baby drool from sliding down your baby’s front in and dipping into the clothes.
Long Sleeved Bib or the Smock
A different option for feeding time is the long sleeved bib. Instead of simply hanging on your baby’s collar, a long sleeved bib also includes the arms and the most of the body, making it incredibly hard for a baby to become stained with food.
Long sleeved bibs can also serve as a smock for crafts and art time. The distinction between a stock and a long sleeved baby bib is an accessible back, allowing you to quickly remove a messy bib from your child without scattering it everywhere.
What to consider when deciding for a baby bib?
A bib should make a nice comfortable fit. There are two advantages to a snug fitting baby bib.
Hard to remove – A tight fitting baby bib is way harder for your child to wriggle and squirm out of.
Creates less mess – Meal time is already untidy, free fitting bibs can be dragged through your baby’s meal; making a larger mess than if your little one went without a bib.
Comfort of cleaning
An overlooked characteristic when buying baby bibs is the comfort of cleaning it. Baby bibs are designed to be covered in whatever your child can throw at it, your baby’s bib will become messy and will need cleaning.
The capacity to fold up
Bibs are a very convenient baby item that is not only helpful around the house but when you and baby are away and about in the big out-of-doors as well.
A bib is a frequent addition to many parents diaper bags. If you find this idea appealing, be certain to choose a bib that could be folded up neatly. Space in a diaper bag is already restricted; you don’t want a stocky bib taking up a significant portion of it.
If your baby is not comfortable then, that is bad news for you. Feeding time is going to be extra full of a drama than the usual. Your baby will be so more focused on removing the bib that the meal will be a second thought.
After all, your child is only a little one. Have fun. Pick a bib with his beloved superhero on it, anything that pairs his spoon and or bowl.
If you wish to give it a more personal touch, buy plain bibs and enhance them with fabric pens or embroidery. Just because a bib is practical doesn’t imply it has to be ugly.