Which Bib Clothing is Perfect for Your Baby?

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There are plenty to choose from when it comes to bibs. There’s the long and short sleeved. There’s the multi- and single-colored too. The choice on materials is yet another matter to decide on. Your and your baby’s personality and needs will pretty much dictate the type of bib clothing required.

To help you decide better and faster, we have categorized the most common types of bibs.

Newborn Bibs

Believe it or not, newborns need bibs too. They need the bibs when feeding from the breast or the bottle because milk may sometimes flow from the side of the lips. Some parents wear the bibs around the babies’ necks while others don’t. Instead, bibs are just laid on the babies for easy wiping.

But to be on the safe side, it is recommended to not put the bibs on during early feedings. The chances of choking and strangulation are simply too high when this is done.

Feeding Bibs

Bib clothing is most useful when your baby starts to eat. Feeding bibs are designed to be bigger in order to protect as much clothing space as possible. There are even feeding bibs that come with pocket to catch any food that falls from your baby’s mouth, or any food that tried to make it to your baby’s mouth! Such pocketed baby bibs not only protect your child’s clothes but the floor and furniture as well.

Long Sleeved Bib

Otherwise called as the smock, these bibs are also good for feeding. The difference between the smock and your regular feeding bib is that the former has sleeves for your baby’s arms too. It covers from the neck down to the legs. Think of a surgeon’s gown when in surgery and you’ll get a clear picture of what the smock looks like.

But the long sleeved bib also has another use and that’s to protect the clothes during art and crafts time. The open back feature allows for easy removal without spilling.

Drool Bibs

Teething time means a lot of drool so without a bib, you’ll be changing your baby’s clothes a lot more often. Drool bibs are smaller than the feeding bibs. They are there to catch your child’s drool but without limiting his movements and without presenting a possible entanglement problem.

Now that you know the four categories for bib clothing, it’s time to decide which one your child needs.