There are many things to consider following the confirmation that you are pregnant. Which hospital to attend, who will be your obstetrician, which pram to choose and where baby sleeps are a few. The last thing on your mind is which newborn bibs to buy and if you need them at all.
What are the Best Newborn Bibs?
Super absorbent with a cotton or bamboo backing
Pleated to capture excess drool
Made with eco-friendly and sustainable material
Do newborns need bibs?
Yes, newborns tend to wear them as babies spit up during breastfeeding and feeding in general. This will also save you from washing the baby’s clothes after every feed. We recommend choosing a bib with fasteners on the side. They are easier to affix and remove for newborns as their neck muscles haven’t developed yet.
How long will you need bibs for?
You may also be curious about how long they will be using bibs. Like everything with babies, this will depend on many things. Including if they have reflux, are teething, or a messy eater. We find that most babies use them from newborn to two years but every baby is different.
How many bibs do I need for a baby?
This will depend on whether they have started teething or are they a heavy drooler? Some parents will be able to survive with a few while others will need a large amount. Our suggestion is to buy a few. If your baby is a heavy drooler, suffers reflux, or is a messy eater you can always buy more.
So which bib should I choose?
You will be astonished by how many different types of bibs are available. From smock, feeding, small, large, bandana, binky and, vintage, there is a bib for every style and occasion. We have outlined the most common ones below;
Bandana Dribble Bibs
Bib for Feeding
- Vintage Bibs
Our newborn baby bibs are designed for babies between 0 to 6 months old. Made with a fabric front with an absorbent and soft terry backing. They also come complete with two fasteners which are on the side of the neck. This design enables you to put on and take off the newborn bibs with ease. We find that these are the best bibs for newborns. They are stylish, absorbent and the perfect size for a newborn baby.
The larger bibs can also be used for feeding as they cover more of the baby’s clothing. A large bib will also assist when your baby starts teething. It will protect their clothing from the large amount of drool they produce. These are generally made from fabric.
Bandana Style Dribble Bibs
Used during teething. The bandana style dribble bibs are the best bibs for drooling and are one of the most popular types of bibs. Made from fabric they have pleats that capture the drool and stop it from seeping through to the baby’s skin. These are the most stylish and used bibs. Higher quality types have cotton bamboo backing. This material is ultra-absorbent and is softer on their skin. To learn more, read our comprehensive blog on everything you need to know about dribble bibs.
Every house should have one of these. The smock is easy to clean, long sleeve, and made with a thin plastic bib that’s used during feeding. It has many uses including feeding, painting, arts and crafts and even playing in the dirt.
These have recently become fashionable and are generally only used on special occasions. They are a standard style bib complete with baubles and lacing. Making it appear to be of vintage appearance.
We hope that this has been useful for you to determine which will be suitable for you and your baby. Please make sure that any babies wearing bibs or neck attire be supervised the whole time.
This article was written by Luisa Figueroa. I am the owner, designer, and maker of the My Little Love Heart range of bibs and baby products. 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 5. My love of fashion has enabled me to work and study around the world.