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Our newborn bibs are handmade in Australia using eco-friendly and stylish materials.

When preparing for the arrival of your bundle of joy. The last thing on your mind is which bibs to buy and if you need them at all. Here we help you to decide which is the best bib for your baby. And answer some of the most common questions.

What are the best baby bibs for newborns?

Age and activity will determine which is the best. But, in general, when selecting one, we recommend they are;

  • Absorbent — Absorbent and designed to keep your baby dry. Like our bandana bib.
  • Many layers -Enough to protect the baby’s clothes but not too heavy.
  • Soft Backing — Ideal for delicate skin.
  • Adjustable — To fit a growing baby.
  • Eco-friendly — Made with sustainable and organic materials like cotton or bamboo.
  • Stylish — So they can always look their best.

Do newborns need bibs?

Yes, newborns tend to wear them as babies spit up during feeding. They will protect the baby’s clothes and will reduce the amount of washing. For newborns, we recommend choosing a bib with fasteners on the side. They are easier to put on and take off newborns as their neck muscles haven’t developed yet.

When do babies wear bibs?

Babies can start wearing them as early as one to two weeks old. But always supervise your newborn when wearing them.

How long will you need them for?

You may 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, are messy eaters, or heavy droolers. We find that most babies use them from newborn to two years but every baby is different.

How many baby bibs do babies need?

This will depend if they are teething or are a heavy drooler. Some babies will only need 3 while others may use up to 10. Our suggestion is to buy a few. If they are a heavy drooler, suffer reflux or are messy eaters, you can always buy more. The number you buy will be determined by the styles you choose. We have a detailed article on how many bibs you should buy for each style.

Which should I choose?

You will be surprised by how many different types are available. These include smock, feeding, small, large, dribble, binky and, vintage. It is best to choose the correct bib for each activity.

Colours and Designs

After selecting the style of bib you are after, the next step is to choose the colour or design. This will come down to personal choice. We have a large selection for you to choose from. This includes;

Plain

Our solid plain colour bibs include Yale Blue, Peach, Mustard, Oatmeal, Sky Blue, Tan Brown, Pink, Burnt Almond, Sage, Dusty Pink, Black, Grey, Navy, Aqua and Red.

Unisex

Most of the plain colour ones can be used as unisex bibs. Yet we do have some specific gender-neutral designs. These include the Banana, Rainbow, and Koala.

Boys

We have a range of boys’ prints. These include Lions, Clouds, Dinosaurs, Tiger, Space, Leaf, and Shadow designs.

Girls

For the girls’ range, we have some beautiful and cute designs. These include Birds, Blossoms, Floral Gumnuts, Botanical, Snowy Bloom, Vintage, Snugglepot, Floral Dream, and Butterflies prints.

Materials

Bibs come in a range of different materials. And it’s best to choose the right material for the application.

For instance, a baby going through teething should use a cotton bib with an absorbent backing. While a baby learning to feed itself will use a smock or silicone bib.

When making ours we use a cotton front as cotton is an organic material that’s eco-friendly. The back is a bamboo cotton mix. Bamboo is environmentally friendly as it grows at such a fast rate. Bamboo generates up to 35% more oxygen than equivalent types of trees.

Fasteners

The most common fasteners are the plastic KAM snap style fasteners. Also known as button fasteners. They are practical and easy to open and close. The design ensures babies can’t undo the fastener themselves. This type is also made in metal but is not as common. Depending on the manufacturer they will add one or two fasteners. The benefit of having many fasteners is that they are adjustable.

Newborn Bibs Safety

As a bib is worn around a baby’s neck it should be inspected before every use. Check that the fasteners are working properly and there are no loose threads. Never leave your baby unattended when they are wearing a bib. And a baby should never sleep with them on. To learn more read our article on bib safety.

Care and Maintenance

When choosing which bib to buy one factor should be how easy it is to clean and dry. Plastic bibs can be cleaned with soap and water. While Silicone ones can be washed in the dishwasher. Cotton is different and you should check the instruction on the label. But our range can machine washed and dry. See our detailed article on the care and maintenance of cotton bibs for more information.

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