Introducing your toddler to new tastes and textures is so much fun at mealtime, but cleaning up their drips, drools, spits and flings is decidedly not. Oh, the wiping off of tiny faces and bodies and laundering of clothes is enough to drive a mama mad — not to mention the scrubbing of high chair trays, dining tables and the surrounding floors!
To the rescue: plastic bibs. Made of food-safe and chemical-free silicone, as well as easy-to-clean fabrics, plastic bibs for toddlers help protect their clothes and your sanity. With a comfortable and adjustable neck strap to grow as your kiddo does, the upper portion of the bib protects their clothes while a wide and deep pocket at the bottom of the bib catches all the food crumbs and liquid-y spills.
When shopping for plastic bibs for toddlers, look for material that is easy to clean; some are dishwasher or washing machine safe, while others are simple to wipe off with soap and water. Also, check to make sure the material is stain-resistant so the cute color or pattern you choose will stay looking fresh and you can save money by not having to replace bibs.
We’ve rounded up the best plastic bibs for toddlers, from modern and pretty options to adorable patterns with punny sayings to roll-up-and-go options for portable mealtimes. Find the one that’s right for your kiddo and spend more time focusing on his reaction to his first bite of cranberry sauce — and less time worrying about the mess.
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1. Simka Rose Silicone Baby Bibs
The soothing, modern colors and leaf print on these buttery soft bibs from Simka Rose will appeal to parents, while the bibs fit comfortably around your tot’s neck, thanks to the adjustable strap that ensures a perfect fit as they grow. The extra wide bucket stays open to catch more dropped food, keeping your little one clean and dry during meals. Plus, the silicone material makes mealtime clean-up quick and easy.
2. PandaEar Set of 2 Cute Silicone Baby Bibs
Bibs from Virginia-based PandaEar, founded in 2015 by parents, are designed to combine the benefits of soft fabric with the durability and easy-cleaning of silicone for a machine-washable bib that is thick, strong and has no odor. Its wide, firm pocket catches all the food crumbs or liquid spillage, while the adjustable soft button straps fit babies aged 10 months and older. Plus, using two or more fasteners will hold the bib more securely and prevent toddlers from pulling it off. PandaEar bibs can also be rolled up with toddler utensils in the deep pocket for meals on-the-go.
3. Mushie Silicone Baby Bib
Designed in Sweden and made from food-grade silicone, Mushie Bibs feature rounded, built-in neck fasteners for a snug and comfy fit. The deep front pocket is perfect for catching food, keeping your toddler and the surrounding area clean. The material resists stains and does not absorb water; it can be easily washed with soap. Plus, Mushie Bibs are available in a wide variety of solid colors and cute patterns.
4. KIDDO FEEDO Silicone Bibs
With a 3-button adjustable neck strap, the KIDDO FEEDO silicone bib is suitable for babies who are just starting out on solids all the way up to kids 4 years old. Its neck strap is soft, which means it rests gently on your little one’s neck without the risk of irritating the skin. Designed with a deep and wide pocket that stays open to catch mealtime messes, the bib will protect your baby’s clothes from stains and your floors from spills. The bib easily wipes down for a quick cleanup and can also be cleaned in either warm soapy water or in the top rack of the dishwasher. Plus, it easily rolls up so you can pack it in the diaper bag and comes in six fun and punny designs.
5. OXO Tot Waterproof Silicone Roll Up Bib with Comfort-Fit Fabric Neck
The soft, food-safe pocket of the OXO Tot Roll Up Bib is wide enough to catch virtually any stray pieces of food that miss your little one’s mouth, while the fabric portion provides ample coverage to protect her clothes. When you’re out and about, simply roll the bib’s fabric into the silicone pocket, secure closed and tuck into a diaper bag — the silicone pocket keeps the messy bib away from the contents of the diaper bag. Both the fabric and silicone materials are easy to wipe clean. The easy-to-use Velcro closure is secure enough to resist your tot’s tugging and is adjustable as your little one grows. The bib is available in three neutral colors.