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The Best Bibs for Babies and Toddlers of 2022

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Editor's Choice Product image of BabyToLove Full Body Long Sleeve Waterproof Smock
Best Coverage

BabyToLove Full Body Long Sleeve Waterproof Smock

You won’t want to use this if you have limited time, but its unique full-coverage back protection guarantees you won’t get food on your baby. Read More

Pros

  • Full-coverage
  • Stylish
  • Good for extra messy activities

Cons

  • Time consuming to use
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Product image of Happy Healthy Parent EZ-Clean Silicone Bib

Happy Healthy Parent EZ-Clean Silicone Bib

The crumb catcher was big enough to work, but not an uncomfortable obstruction. It wipes clean and has an overall aesthetic appeal. Read More

Pros

  • Soft material
  • Cool design
  • Functional crumb catcher

Cons

  • Latch loosens easily
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Product image of Tommee Tippee Easi-Roll Bib

Tommee Tippee Easi-Roll Bib

The stiffness of the shape didn’t conform to my baby’s body quite as well as some of the others. As a result, a few stains would end up on clean onesies at many meals. Read More

Pros

  • Sturdy construction
  • Easy to clean
  • Very portable

Cons

  • Stiff shape
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BabyBjörn Baby Bib

Although the deep spill pocket was a bit of an encumbrance, it did a great job catching spills. Read More

Pros

  • Deep spill pocket

Cons

  • Stiff structure
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Bumkins SuperBib

Where this bib suffers is in the stain department. Although it is made from stain-resistant fabric, it was no match for spaghetti. Read More

Pros

  • Struggle free clasps
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not very stain resistant

Not all bibs are created equal. Just like children. I would know, I have two. Children, that is. I have as many bibs as I have broken sippy cups, mismatched infant socks, and rejected teethers. I have tried many models in search of the right bib: thin ones, fat ones, roll-able ones, and the one that became my red wine bib.

When infants are in the high-chair stage, the forecast is: hurricane cottage cheese imminent. A great bib can be the difference between 1 and 20 outfits a day. I was eager to find something that could salvage food and liquid before it hits the floor, keep my baby clean, fit seamlessly into my diaper bag, and be easier than stripping him naked for every meal. I’m happy to report that I found a cover that passed the gauntlet laid by my wee food wolf, with flying colors.

Editor's Note

The recommendations in this guide are based on thorough product and market research by our team of expert product reviewers. The picks are based on examining user reviews, product specifications, and, in some limited cases, our experience with the specific products named.

Baby to Love smock
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The Baby to Love Smock offers the most complete coverage

Best Coverage
BabyToLove Full Body Long Sleeve Waterproof Smock

Sometimes a simple bib just isn’t going to cover it—sometimes you just need a raincoat. For the sauciest spaghetti nights, or teaching your baby to finger paint, we like the Baby to Love Waterproof Smock. With stylish stripe options and adjustable wrist openings, this smock can block pretty much everything.

It is a challenge to put it on because it is not a standard neck closure, but we found it to be the easiest of all the smocks. You won’t want to use this if you have limited time, but its unique full-coverage back protection guarantees you won’t get food on your baby. It also feels like the kind of piece you might use for any messy activity, such as planting flowers. It was not as comfortable as a standard bib but was roomy, which helped. If you have the budget for a few bib options, I would consider this for the messiest occasions.

Pros

  • Full-coverage

  • Stylish

  • Good for extra messy activities

Cons

  • Time consuming to use

Product image of Happy Healthy Parent EZ-Clean Silicone Bib
Happy Healthy Parent EZ-Clean Silicone Bib

This bib was a definite contender for best overall. The cheerful bib is made of extremely soft materials and very conforming to my baby’s shape. The crumb catcher was big enough to work, but not an uncomfortable obstruction. It wipes clean and has an overall aesthetic appeal. My only concern was that the latch, which was wonderfully easy, didn’t hold. It’s possible that this was unique to my experience. I would get this as a second option and see if it holds. It is a great bib, otherwise.

Pros

  • Soft material

  • Cool design

  • Functional crumb catcher

Cons

  • Latch loosens easily

Product image of Tommee Tippee Easi-Roll Bib
Tommee Tippee Easi-Roll Bib

This bib had one of the best crumb catchers and rolled up well for travel. It was easy to clean and dried immediately. The reason it wasn’t my favorite, overall was that the stiffness of the shape didn’t conform to my baby’s body quite as well as some of the others. As a result, a few stains would end up on clean onesies at many meals. It’s a pretty sturdy and functional product, just not my favorite.

Pros

  • Sturdy construction

  • Easy to clean

  • Very portable

Cons

  • Stiff shape

Product image of BabyBjörn Baby Bib
BabyBjörn Baby Bib

The best part of this model is the deep spill pocket. Although it was a bit of an encumbrance, it did a great job catching spills. The overall experience was fine, I just found it to be a bit stiff and uncomfortable for my baby. He didn’t care for the structure and would take it off and pull at it. There are better options for comprehensive coverage.

Pros

  • Deep spill pocket

Cons

  • Stiff structure

Product image of Bumkins SuperBib
Bumkins SuperBib

What was practical about these plastic protectors was that they are so lightweight. One can imagine rolling up two or three to take on a vacation. The clasp is also very struggle-free, with an adjustable hook-and-loop closure that my infant liked. Where this bib suffers is in the stain department. Although it is made from stain resistant fabric, it was no match for spaghetti. The resulting crimson was unpleasant to look at, although somewhat muted. If staining isn’t a dealbreaker for you, this bib is very low-maintenance and chic. However, if you don’t want any evidence of your last meal, then I would choose one of the stain-free options.

Pros

  • Struggle free clasps

  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Not very stain resistant

Product image of Bumkins Sleeved Bib
Bumkins Sleeved Bib

While I love Chevron as much as the next person, it really wasn’t important on a bib to me. What was important was that this durable sleeved bib, was excellent for coverage. The back closure was secure and the addition of a pocket afforded my hard-cooked meals a second chance. When comparing to the Baby to Love smock, however, my infant was more comfortable in the former. This model was harder to put on and much harder to clean. You would have to machine wash every time, which is time I can’t afford to spend.

Pros

  • Excellent coverage

  • Secure back closure

Cons

  • Hard to clean

Meet the tester

Susie Mendoza

Susie Mendoza

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Susie Mendoza is a freelance writer, spinning stories, diapers, and mugs of now lukewarm coffee from her home in Burbank. Her work can be seen on McSweeney's, Ravishly.com, Mom.me, The Pregnant Chicken, UpWorthy, and more. She also produces female-centric film and television projects from her production company, Pretty Pink Pictures.

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