Spit-up, drooling and messy eating are all inevitable parts of babyhood (and parenthood). So, if you don’t want bodily fluids and mushy food all over you, your child or your home, baby bibs are an absolute necessity. The best baby bibs all have a few things in common. First, they’re excellent at keeping dribble and spills off the wearer—and your kitchen floor. Second, they’re comfortable enough for said wearer not to throw a fit whenever you put one on them. And last, while adorableness isn’t totally essential, we find that cute baby bibs make messes a lot less miserable. Ready to shop? We’ve got you (literally) covered. Below, we’re sharing all our favorite baby and toddler bibs based on the above criteria.
Parker Baby Co. Bandana Drool Bibs
These baby bandana bibs have a five-star rating on Amazon with over 1,000 reviews, so clearly they’re some of the best baby drool bibs out there. What makes them so great? The scarves do an excellent job of absorbing spit, which is ideal once teething time arrives. The two different back snaps let you choose the neck size that best fits your kid, plus they come in a bunch of stylish patterns.
Buy it: $15 for a set of 4, Amazon.com
Bella Tunno Wonder Bibs
Shopping for funny baby bibs? Look no further than Bella Tunno’s cheeky collection of silicone baby bibs. They come decorated with punny and pop culture-inspired sayings that’ll put a smile on your face whenever you see them. Plus, they’ve got genius shelves that catch whatever falls from baby’s mouth. Oh, and they’re dishwasher-safe.
Buy it: $25 for a set of 2, Nordstrom.com
Three Two 1 Ruffle Personalized Baby Bib
Custom baby bibs make amazing baby shower gifts. These floral cloths are some of our all-time favorites. Just look at those darling ruffles—talk about adorable baby girl bibs. Worried your kid will ruin the pretty design? Fear not. The graphics are digitally printed on so they won’t crack or fade.
Buy it: $15, Etsy.com
PandaEar Cute Waterproof Silicone Baby Bibs for Babies and Toddlers
We’re obsessed with silicone baby bibs that feature catch-all trays. Based on these toddler bibs’ incredible reviews, so are other parents! The waterproof pockets are extra-wide so liquids don’t spill out. They also have super-secure button fasteners that’ll withstand your tot’s tugging.
Buy it: Starting from $9 for a set of 2, Amazon.com
Green Sprouts Stay-Dry Bibs
Consider this 10-piece set if you want to buy baby bibs in bulk. Each one has an absorbent terry outer layer plus a waterproof inner layer. That way, they soak up messes without letting them leak through onto your child’s clothes. They come in versatile packs of solid colors and, again, have superb ratings.
Buy it: $18 for a set of 10, Amazon.com
Copper Pearl Baby Bandana Bibs for Drooling and Teething
Looking for more baby drool bibs? Copper Pearl sells an assortment of baby bandana bibs in some of the cutest patterns ever. (And if you’re in the market for coordinating burp cloths, they make those too.) The soft, absorbent scarf-style bibs promise to keep your kid dry in style.
Buy it: $20 for a set of 4, Amazon.com
Maisonette Doodle Collection Bibs
Take baby’s trendiness to the next level with these artsy baby bibs. Their unique, contemporary patterns really set them apart from the pack. They also have convenient snap closures and are machine-washable, which is key.
Buy it: $28 for a set of 3, Nordstrom.com
BABYBJORN Soft Bib
We can’t get enough of plastic baby bibs with pockets. This style is ultra-flexible but still designed not to spill. It also dries really fast and has a creative adjustable fastening. The cheerful color options are an added bonus.
Buy it: Starting from $13, Amazon.com
Munchkin Disposable Bibs
Maybe you’re in the market for disposable baby bibs. We recommend Munchkin’s throw-away bibs for messes you’d rather toss than clean off. Why? Unlike many disposable baby bibs, they include crum-collecting pockets. They also come in playful patterns.
Buy it: $8 for a set of 24, Amazon.com
Brittany’s Shoppe Monogrammed Seersucker Bib
Thought we were done with custom baby bibs? Think again! This thick, absorbent seersucker style is a total winner when it comes to baby boy (or baby girl!) bibs. Personalize it with your child’s monogram and prepare for lots of compliments whenever they wear it in public.
Buy it: $13, Etsy.com
Bumpkins Sleeved Toddler Bib
If you’ve got a seriously messy kid, you’ll want to invest in some baby bibs with sleeves, created to cover way more of their clothing than regular ol’ baby bibs. These smart smocks include crumb catchers and come in lots of trendy prints. Plus, the waterproof material is really easy to wipe down.
Buy it: Starting from $9, Amazon.com
Bumpkins also sells these ultra-popular waterproof baby bibs made from lightweight, wipeable and machine-washable fabric. They’re odor-resistant as well! And because these SuperBibs are slightly oversized, they make for great toddler bibs. Naturally, they come in lots of cute prints.
Buy it: Starting from $10 for a set of 3, Amazon.com
Aden + Anais Shibori Snap Bibs
Who knew baby bibs could be so cool? We love the beautiful patterns that decorate these muslin baby bibs. And the adjustable snaps in back let you resize the opening as needed.
Buy it: $25 for a set of 3, Nordstrom.com
Rocket and Fox Personalized Baby Bib
This gorgeous custom baby bib comes personalized with their name scribbled in pretty cursive. The writing is even signed off with a heart—tres chic. Choose the base color as well as the text color of the comfortable cotton scarf.
Buy it: $13, Etsy.com
The Honest Company Magnetic Bandana Bibs
We’re all for baby bibs with snaps. But there’s something to be said about these baby bandana bibs with innovative magnetic closures instead. If you hate struggling with more complicated fascinators, they’re the best baby bibs for you. They’re also available in adorable designs and are ultra-lightweight for your child’s comfort.
Buy it: $13 each, Honest.com
Luvable Friends Baby Bibs
Velcro closures are another great option if you’re all about ease of dressing. These absorbent terry baby bibs are affordably sold in bulk packs of 10 (woohoo) and come in timeless colors and patterns.
Buy it: Starting from $10 for a set of 10, Amazon.com
Paw Legend Long Sleeved Waterproof Baby and Toddler Bib with Pocket
On the hunt for more baby bibs with sleeves? Like all the best bibs for messy toddlers, these waterproof smocks have spill-ready pockets. But what really makes them special are the elevated pattern options. Use yours during mealtime, but that’s not all. These large toddler bibs are excellent for craft time too.
Buy it: $10, Amazon.com
Kickee Pants Print Bandana Bib
You’ll notice a lot of fashionable prints on this list. That’s because you might as well have fun with your baby bibs—especially because you’ll be seeing a lot of them. In fact, these super-soft and absorbent bandana bibs are so cute, you’ll never want to take them off. Choose from a wide range of patterns, including dinosaur prints (pictured), cactuses and even pizza slices!
Buy it: $17 each, Amazon.com
Chessa Creations Custom Baby Bib
We’re suckers for fun, personalized “I love my…” baby gifts, including these custom baby bibs. Now baby can wear their heart on their sleeve—well actually, their chest—and let their aunt, grandmother or other family member know how special they are. All while staying dry at dinnertime!
Buy it: Starting from $8, Etsy.com
Neat Solutions 2-Ply Knit Terry Feeder Bibs in White
These basic white baby bibs are perfect if you’re feeling crafty and want to DIY a personalized design. Of course, the bulk set is also great if you’re more into function than fashion. The hook-and-loop closures are a breeze to use and the terry fabric is made to withstand messes.
Buy it: $8 for a set of 10, Amazon.com
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Updated July 2019
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