In this article, we will discuss when babies should start using bibs, and when they should stop using bibs.
Do you put a bib on a newborn?
A newborn is defined as a baby that is under three months old. And yes it is totally fine for a newborn to use a bib as long as you use the bib safely.
When do babies start wearing bibs?
With so many types of bibs available it’s hard to know which is the best to choose. Some are designed specifically for a new baby like our smaller bib. And you can put this bib on as early as 1 week. This has snap fasteners on the side so you can remove the bib easily after feeding.
Other types of bibs can be used in the first week, including our dribble bibs. This bib is very absorbent and perfect to keep a drooling baby dry. So they will benefit from this style bib at the 3-month mark when they start teething.
The larger bib is designed for older babies. This is a bigger bib that covers more of the baby’s clothes. And great for when they are learning to feed. The neck on this bib is larger so we suggest using this bib at 3 months of age.
When do babies stop wearing bibs?
By 2 years old a baby has started to create less mess so you shouldn’t need bibs anymore. But every baby is different and if they like wearing them, or are a messy eater they don’t have to stop wearing them, as long as it still fits.
Our larger toddler bib is for older babies and covers more of the baby’s clothes. The neck on this bib is larger so we suggest using this bib at 3 months of age.
So whether your baby is 9 months, 1 year, 2 years or 3 years old. There is no harm in them wearing a bib. If they fit, they can wear them for even longer.
We hope this has helped in answering your questions on when babies can start and stop wearing bibs. We have many other resources on bibs if you would like to learn more. Otherwise please feel free to contact me.
This article was updated in May 2023 to make the answers more concise.
This article was written by Luisa Figueroa — I am the owner, designer, and maker of the My Little Love Heart range of bibs and accessories. I am a mum to a beautiful daughter Natalia. I’ve been in the fashion industry for over 15 years, specialising in baby accessories for the last 7. My love of fashion has enabled me to work and study around the world.