FREE Shipping for Orders Over $80 Australia Wide!

The Best Bibs to Buy in 2020

There are so many different styles and types of bibs out there these days it can become a little overwhelming and with so many other things to buy for your newborn baby, bibs don’t always rate so high on the priority list. It really is hard to know which bibs you will need until your baby arrives. They may be a messy eater, or they may have reflux and spew a lot. You may go through up to 10 bibs a day, or you may only need 1 or 2.

When baby Scarlett was first born, she probably went through 6-9 bibs a day because she needed a new one for each feed and she did spew quite a lot. I preferred using velcro bibs at first because I found it easier to put them on her and didn’t like the idea of a clip digging into her soft little neck. One of my closest friends bought me some bandana style bibs and they were my favourite. I used them all the time because I found they were the perfect size for my small newborn baby.

Now that Scarlett is 9 months old, I find that I much prefer using clip on bibs. The velcro bibs started to drive me mad because some of them have curled in the wash and a lot of them don’t stick together anymore. But they always manage to catch onto other clothes in the wash! Also, now that Scarlett is older, she thinks it’s funny to rip the velcro bibs off while I am feeding her!

I tend to use my bigger sized bibs for when I am feeding Scarlett and I like to keep my smaller bandana sized bibs on her between feeds as she is teething. I also love using waterproof silicone bibs while I am feeding Scarlett solid foods as it catches a lot of the food and they are so quick and easy to wipe clean.


Below is a list of the baby bibs that Inspire Baby Wear recommends in 2020:

The Best Bibs for Newborns

Bibs that fasten on the side are great as they make it easier to put on your newborn when they have such a floppy neck. If you have a baby with reflux or that spews a lot, I find that a bigger bib without embroidered pictures on them are best. I recommend these bamboo baby bibs.   

Bamboo Baby Bibs

Bamboo Baby Bibs

I also really love using bandana bibs on newborns because they are so small when they are first born. A larger bib can sometimes seem a bit funny on such a tiny baby. These bamboo and muslin blend bibs are great for newborns.

Bamboo Bandana BibsBamboo Bandana Bibs

The Best Bibs for Teething

While babies are teething, they can drool a lot! Instead of changing their outfit several times a day, you can put on a stylish small bandana bib and change as necessary! I recommend these adorable bandana bibs.

 Bandana Baby Bibs

Teething Bandana Bibs 

Another great bandana style bib that is great for teething are the ones that come with a teether attached. These are great from around 4-6 months and up as babies start to hold things and bring them to their mouth. Since they tend to drop things a lot too, they won’t have to go far to find their teether!


Bandana Bibs with Teether Attached

Bandana Bibs with Teether Attached 

Similar to the bandana bibs with a teether attached are the bandana bibs that have a tie attached so you can attach your baby’s dummy/pacifier. This is a great idea as loosing dummies is a common issue for most parents, especially me! Lol! I love these adorable bibs that are available in over 30 different designs.

Bandana Bibs with Dummy Holder

Bandana Bibs with Dummy Holder 


The Best Bibs for Feeding

Waterproof bibs are the best bibs when your little one is around 7-9 months plus and are starting to hold solid foods on their own. Whether they have any teeth or not they have a strong jaw and like to bite and mimic their parents by chewing on food. Most of it ends up dropping on the floor, so bibs with a catchment section make cleaning up much easier.

Silicone Baby Bibs

Waterproof Silicone Baby Bibs

Waterproof smock or apron style bibs are great not only for learning to eat messy foods but are also great when your little one starts to play with play doh, paint, water, sand and other arts and crafts. The long sleeves help protect your baby’s clothes and skin and a lot of them also have a catchment section to catch any food.

Waterproof Smock Bib - Inspire Baby Wear Waterproof Smock Bib

Bibs for Special Occasions

Vintage bibs, lace bibs and embroidered bibs are great for special occasions when you have a special outing to go to like a wedding, party or even your special little one’s first birthday. While not practical on a day to day basis, they can definitely make an outfit look much nicer on special occasions.

 Pretty Lace Bibs - Inspire Baby Wear

Pretty Lace Bibs


There are various different materials used to make different bibs such as:

  • Cotton
  • Organic Cotton
  • Bamboo
  • Hemp
  • Muslin
  • Terry cloth
  • Flannel
  • Silicone
  • EVA (a plastic made by combining ethylene and vinyl acetate)

The more absorbent a material is, the better it is for bibs as babies tend to dribble a lot and a lot of milk, reflux and food ends up on them. Bamboo is 40% more absorbent than cotton and helps reduce that spew smell babies can get. If your baby has any allergies it is also recommended that you use materials such as organic cotton, hemp and bamboo as they are better for sensitive skin.

While baby bibs may not have been high on your priority list, they are definitely a worthwhile investment! Your baby will get a lot of wear out of them. But until you know what kind of baby you have; a messy eater, a clean eater, a baby with reflux or a baby that barely brings up anything, it is best to start with a smaller amount and then grow your collection depending on which type suits you and your baby best.

I would love to hear which bibs you and your baby like to use the best. Please don’t hesitate to leave a comment below.

❤️ Paula Cummings,

Inspire Baby Wear

Leave a comment