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Best bibs for weaning

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katy14 Wed 04-Dec-13 18:35:26

Are there any brands of bibs that don't stain and look manky really quickly? We have Tommee Tippee bibs and after just a couple of months they're really discoloured and look dirty when they're not.

ameliarose2012 Wed 04-Dec-13 18:50:00

I use the rubber tommee tippee ones. They're a bit sturdier and have a part that catches crumbs. They're also wipe clean, which is amazingly useful! Having said that, if we're at home we just strip the DD off to her nappy - skin is the best bib! xxx

ZuleikaD Wed 04-Dec-13 18:50:30

I've never bothered with bibs - all three have been weaned in their vests because I can't see the difference between washing a bib and washing a vest, and I find bibs just get in the way. If you're really bothered about the look, why not buy plastic wipe clean ones?

Only1scoop Wed 04-Dec-13 18:54:06

T tippee rubber ones ....fab

BikeRunSki Wed 04-Dec-13 19:06:22

Plain white ones, then you can bleach them.
Muslins and a clip work well.
But also check out Bibetta

Or an all in one rainsuit!

katy14 Wed 04-Dec-13 20:06:18

Not sure if I was clear enough. It's the Tommee Tippee rubber ones that stain badly. I've scrubbed and they've been through the dishwasher but still look dirty. Any ideas anyone?

Only1scoop Wed 04-Dec-13 20:07:41

Ah I see.... I never had prob with them always just washed in sink though not dishwasher.

ameliarose2012 Wed 04-Dec-13 20:11:30

Yeah same here I just wash in the sink. Maybe it's the dishwasher that's discolouring them? My parents got a dishwasher for the first time recently, and all their 25 year old, previously black pans, have turned grey! xxx

msmiggins Wed 04-Dec-13 20:16:51

I didn't use bibs, clothes got a little dirty sometimes, but I washed them.

ZuleikaD Thu 05-Dec-13 05:09:23

You should never put pans in the dishwasher! It makes the handles loose as well. We don't have one because dishwashers are really bad for glassware, wooden utensils and crockery too.

msmiggins Thu 05-Dec-13 06:28:04

I love my dishwasher.I put my pans in the dishwasher- all the handles are welded on- they seem just fine. Not for wooden items obvioulsy, but all my other crockery and glassware are shiny and sparkling.
Having a dishwaher keeps the kitchen really tidy- all the dirty stuff can be loaded as you go and keeps it out of sight until yo uare ready to run.

MummyWeatherwax Thu 05-Dec-13 06:47:50

Ikea do a waterproof bib with elasticated sleeves that washes perfectly, dries quickly, and protects from most of the food. I love them.

We never got on with the rubbery bibs or smaller ones, as the food always spread beyond them!
I also stripped to the vest if it was warm enough smile- my DD could easily get her lunch on her ankles, so a hankie round the neck was never going to cut it!

theignored Thu 05-Dec-13 06:50:35

bibetta are fab, its made from a wetsuit material and folds out at the bottom to make a crumb catcher. I rinse after every use and they dry really quickly

katy14 Thu 05-Dec-13 06:54:30

Thanks. A few good ideas there. I'll check out ikea and bibetta. Dd does somehow manage to get food on her needs so maybe more coverage would be good grin

Rubysmommy Thu 05-Dec-13 06:55:46

Another vote for the Ikea ones - I think they're meant for painting but they're great.

Artandco Thu 05-Dec-13 07:12:49

Ikea or babybjorn. Can use both for painting also. The babybjorn ones much bigger so last forever

MiaowTheCat Thu 05-Dec-13 08:26:04,default,pd.html I have these in the changing bag rolled up - wipe clean - they do tend to lose the plastic coating away from the backing after a while though.,default,pd.html and I've had these on the go in the highchair for months and they're still looking fine - I don't tend to fold the end over to be a crumb catcher though since that bit is ewww to clean out.

babyfedleaning Thu 05-Dec-13 08:32:39

You need some Mum2Mum wonderbibs -

rrreow Thu 05-Dec-13 16:30:12

I've been using sleeved ones for DS1 from Mothercare (I think, they were a gift) for the past 2 years and they're fabric with waterproof backing. They work fine, but I wouldn't recommend them as they smell awful now, even just after coming out of the washing machine (and it's really the bibs, as I use real nappies too and they never smell after coming out of the washing machine).

For DS2 I've invested in a Bibetta and I'm impressed so far. It's expensive though, but you might not need more than 1.

If you're going for sleeved ones I'd recommend the wipe clean type like the Bibetta or the Mothercare coveralls linked above.

We did/do BLW with both kids and I've never got on with sleeveless bibs, they just rub their arms in it!

Jollyb Thu 05-Dec-13 20:38:11

We use the towelling over the head ones from Sainsburys which you can bung in the washing machine. They are quite cheap and so we have a big stash and use a fresh one for each meal. They are handy as they double as a flannel at the end.

katy14 Sun 08-Dec-13 11:13:41

Got my Bibetta bib and it's perfect. Just what I was after. Looks much more comfortable on dd and a quick rinse and it's as clean as can be. Yet to see how it washes but so far so good. Thanks all for the top tips. :-)

roboneill02 Tue 29-Apr-14 08:32:01

Oh I see you're looking for best baby bibs. Why don't you try the TPE baby bibs (thermoplastic). They are very efficient to use and these baby bibs are much better than traditional bibs. I've been using them when I start weaning my little girl and it is really good. It does meet my expectations about the best baby bibs for weaning.

cloggal Wed 30-Apr-14 22:03:05

Poundland sell towelling bibs with sleeves! I bought ten and don't care how destroyed they get smile

mrsbug Wed 30-Apr-14 22:09:30

I came on to say the pound land ones but cloggal has beaten me to it.

cloggal Wed 30-Apr-14 22:23:53

ah but they are amazing mrsbug, worth two mentions! smile

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