Disposable bibs. Feeding bibs. Bandana bibs. Drool bibs. As a soon-to-be parent, you may be amazed—and frankly, overwhelmed!—at just how many different types of baby bibs you can buy these days.
Fortunately, buying bibs for newborns doesn’t need to be too complicated. The best bibs for newborns all have a few things in common. First, they’re made of absorbent materials to keep messes under control. Second, they’re made from materials that feel comfortable on a baby’s skin. And finally, they feature fun colors and patterns—because let’s face it, dealing with drool and milk spit-up is a lot more tolerable when a baby’s outfit puts a smile on your face.
Can’t decide which bibs to buy for the baby? We’ve rounded up the six best bibs for newborns that are guaranteed to keep you and your little one dry, comfortable and (relatively) mess-free.
1. Best Baby Girl Bib
Searching for cute baby girl bibs to add to your baby registry? Your little one will look darling (yes, even with excessive drool) in this six-pack bib and burp cloth set. Designed with a charming princess theme, these bibs and burp cloths are made from absorbent cotton blends that will help keep drool and other messes off clothes. They’re also a breeze to wash! Just pop them in the machine to wash and tumble dry.
2. Best Baby Boy Bib
Going to be a boy mom? Keep your little man’s outfit clean and dry with this adorable 6-piece baby boy bib and burp cloth set. The Velcro tabs on the bibs allow you to get a tighter fit around your baby’s tiny neck and loosen it up as your little one grows. Oh, and how about that adorable fox character on the bibs and burp cloths? You’re bound to “aww” over your baby when he dons this trendy bib design.
3. Best Organic Baby Bib
Super soft, super absorbent and super stylish, it’s easy to see why these organic lamb bandana bibs are a huge hit with moms and dads. They’re made with organic cotton, so they’re safe and comfortable for baby’s skin and easy on the planet. And with three different designs, you’ll have no trouble matching baby girl’s bandana to her OOTD.
4. Best Neutral Bib
If you’re keeping the sex of your baby a surprise, stocking up on bibs in neutral hues are a simple and stylish way to go. We’re loving the cute elephant character on these Gerber dribbler bibs, which prove that neutral designs can be anything but boring. Made from cotton blend terry fabric, these bibs will keep your little one comfortable and dry during the newborn stage and beyond.
5. Best Bib for Messy Baby
Don’t be fooled by the precious designs. When it comes to baby’s messes, these terry bib cloths mean serious business. Milk spit-up and drool are simply no match for the ultra-absorbent front and waterproof peva backing on these super soft bibs. The best part? They’re machine washable so you don’t need to worry about your messy little eater ruining the sweet bunny design on the front.
6. Best Bib for Crafting
Feel like getting crafty with your bibs? Pick up this white essentials bib set and let your creativity run wild! For example, you could add embroidery to your baby’s bibs or make a custom bib with heat transfer vinyl.
You can also play around with colors by tie-dyeing your bibs. Previously on our blog, we’ve talked about how to tie-dye Gerber crib sheets and our Gerber Onesies® Brand Bodysuits. Why not do the same with baby’s bibs? If you have other kiddos, get them involved. Tie-dyeing baby’s clothes is a fun activity and a great way to bond as a family before a new baby enters the picture.
Minimizing Messes with the Best Newborn Bibs
Every parent knows that bibs are a non-negotiable baby item. During the newborn months and beyond, you’ll want to have both bibs and burp cloths on hand at all times.
But how many bibs for newborns do you need, exactly? The answer depends on how often you want to be doing laundry. If you don’t want to be doing a ton of laundry, stock up on bibs and burp cloths. You can never have too many!