Any experienced parent will know that all bibs are not created equal. There are many different sizes and shapes, and many different uses. But the fundamentals remain the same. They need to actually work – they need to stop your toddler dribbling their spaghetti hoops down the front of their new cream jumper.
The Big Wipe Off Bib is so perfectly named. In essence it is exactly what it says – Very very big, and with a heavy waterproof front that simply needs a wipe off to be ready to use again.
The first thing you notice about this bib (once you are past the beautiful packaging from the wonderful Hamill Baby) is just how thick it is. I’ve used some bibs in my time, but this one is far and away the thickest. Backed by a very soft plain cotton, the front is bright and colourful, and covered in a really heavy duty vinyl.
The neck fits snugly (no lost spaghetti hoops can find their way down there), and the shoulder parts are lovely and wide, covering Pink’s 2-yr-old shoulders perfectly. I wouldn’t put such a large bib on a weaning baby, it’s probably too big for that. But a wriggling toddler who is feeding himself just *needs* one of these – I simply keep it in the highchair, and use it for every meal.
The crumb catcher pouch uses poppers to close, so you can open it flat to clean, which is a big improvement on the sneaky crumb-hiding seams in normal fold-up bibs.
If you’re looking for a serious food protection bib, this is the one for you. And on top of all that practicality, it also comes in a gorgeous array of non-baby-like colour schemes, and each one can be co-ordinated with a whole range of stylish, quality baby textiles – all designed to be eminently practical, but also oh-so-pretty :)
At £11 it’s not cheap, but it is oh So worth it. Fact.