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The best baby bandana bibs for style and easy cleaning

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Best Baby Bandana Bibs UK 2021

Currently expecting? You'll want to make sure that you have bibs stocked up for your newborn from the day you bring them home. Bibs are something that every parent needs - from dribbling to messy feeding, these small cloths can help prevent all spillages!

Bibs don't have to be boring, though, with bandana bibs your baby can look super cute and keep their mess at bay. They can come in lots of different colours and styles, for full choice.

So, we've done the digging and found the best baby bandana bibs that are on the market right now. From bibs that work with teething, eating and dribbling, you'll have no problem at dinnertime now. 

Do I need to buy a bandana bib?

There are loads of bibs out there on the baby market right now. We particularly love bandana bibs because they're extra cute, work with outfits and clean up mess easily all in one. Regardless of which bib you go for, it's no doubt that you'll need to stock up on them as your baby grows

If you're not too keen on the bandana shape, there are loads of other baby bibs out there right now, including sleeved bibs, muslin bibs, silicone bibs, table bibs and more. It's really up to you.

Do newborns need bibs?

To put it simply, yes. Newborns do need bibs, especially when weaning - that's why they're such an essential part of any parent's stock. Babies from 0-6 months will benefit from having a bib on them for drooling and eating, to keep them dry and avoid any irritation (as well as making cleaning easy!). You can use bibs for as long as you feel necessary for your child. 

How many bibs do I need for my baby?

Firstly, buying as a parent can be really expensive, so make sure that you know how much you can afford before you invest. If you're cleaning frequently and efficiently then you may need less, but it's always good to have spare when you want to grab them, as well as having extra for going out. 

The great thing about bibs is that they're reusable and washable, so there's a lot less waste and you only really have to purchase them once or twice. 

The truth is, you can never have too many bibs. You may want to have a bib for each meal, seven days a week, depending on how frequently you're washing, as well as different sizes or materials. We recommend having a variety of around 10-20 bibs to choose from so that you always have one to hand. The good thing about bandana bibs is they can become part of your baby's wardrobe, whether you're feeding them or not!

The best baby bandana bibs UK 2021

Best bandana bibs for teething

If you want a set of bandana bibs to assist with drooling and teething, these adorable Vuminbox bibs are made of absorptive cotton, polyester fleece and have a variety of teethers for your baby to soothe their gums (without losing any toys!). Attach on with adjustable, nickel-free snaps. 

Material: Cotton, polyester fleece and plastic

Machine washable? Yes, cold gentle machine wash

Review: "Love love love these bibs. My 9-month-old when he is teething is a chewer/biter and these bibs are perfect. The material is super soft and thick enough that his clothes are saved, whilst the shape fits around his neck lovely (without rubbing on his chin)."

Best organic bandana bibs

These sweet bandana bibs from M&S are made from organic cotton, meaning it’s a sustainably sourced option for your bibs. Coming in at only £8, you get five bibs for your money's worth, with a towelling back that’s soft on your baby’s skin. Also comes in a blue/brown theme and pink/brown theme.

Material: 100 per cent cotton on front, 80 per cent cotton and 20 per cent polyester towelling fabric on the back.

Machine washable? Yes

Review: "Bought these for our baby who’s spitting up a lot and these are very handy. Love the colours and the soft material.”

Best gender-neutral bandana bibs

JoJo Maman Bébé is known for its high-quality childrens products and we love these animal-themed fox dribble bibs. If you don’t want to lean to the classic blue or pink, or maybe you don’t know the baby’s sex yet, they’re a perfect choice for a neutral option. Comes with a Velcro fastening.

Material: Cotton and cotton terry towelling

Machine washable? Yes

Review: "Incredibly cute produce and great quality. Haven’t used them yes as baby not due for another few months so can’t quite give 5 stars until I know how well they work with the little one.”

Best neckerchief bandana bibs

Don’t want any patterns or looking for something with efficiency and value? These pippi unisex bandana bibs come in a tan theme and soft, comfortable cotton that we love.

Material: 65 per cent cotton, 35 per cent polyester

Machine washable? Yes

Review: "Honestly the best bibs we’ve ever bought! And we buy a lot of bibs (our boy will need them for a while). They are so soft and thick! And the fit is amazing. I wish they had more options here in the UK. Best best best! Organic cotton too.”

Best dribble bandana bibs with teething edge

Another great option for a double whammy with dribbling and teething. This Cheeky Chompers dribble bib has a teething corner at the edge of this bandana which allows for your baby to chew on something to soothe their gums. The pattern is super cute and neutral, and you can chose from a selection.

Material: Organic muslin with silicone corner

Machine washable? Yes

Review: "Nephew has begun self-soothing using his sleeve, this after a few wee tries and correcting him to not use his sleeve had become a life saver for his wee sore red hands! He’s not pick this up and self- soothing with this instead!”

Best value bandana bibs

Matalan is always a great choice for any value, top-quality products, and these £5 five-pack of bandana bibs comes in at only £1 per bib. With two designs, you can stock up on these easily. It has a popper fastening at the back to pop on and also comes in blue or pink.  

Material: Body: 100 per cent cotton; backing: 80 per cent cotton, 20 per cent polyester

Machine washable? Yes

Review: "These are our fourth set of these I have ordered now! They go with everything and are very well sized for my baby now he is a bit older as lots of other bibs tend to be very small. Wash VERY well and even survive nursery dirt and stains.”

Best premium bandana bibs

ana wiz is a specialist in family health and now you can buy these 100% organic cotton bandana bibs to get that premium feeling. These come in a boys and girls set, but there’s a variety of patterns in both options that are beautiful and fun for your baby. They have adjustable nickel-free poppers on the back to fasten.

Material: Front: 100 per cent organic cotton; back: 100 per cent polyester

Machine washable? Yes

Review: "Bought these for my friends twin boys. She absolutely loved how soft they were. Also, the shape and colours were lovely. They have great absorbency no leaking through to nice clothes. Also great for the teething phase when they just soak everything they wear.”

Best supermarket bandana bibs

Even our fave supermarkets are doing cute bandana bibs for our babies now, and you can pick up these sweet lion bibs in Tu at Sainsbury’s. Coming in a two-pack, they have two different designs with popper fastenings.

Material: Front: 100 per cent cotton; back: 80 per cent cotton, 20 per cent polyester

Machine washable? Yes

Review: "Great quality & Value for money, I highly recommend.”

Best reversible bandana bibs

Want a choice of two-in-one? This Polarn O. Pyret baby reversible dribble bib is a great option if you’re looking for something chic but efficient. You can also get a melange grey colour if blue isn’t your choice – or even both!

Material: 100 per cent cotton

Machine washable? Yes, 60°C

Best bandana bibs with extra-soft fabric

Reviewers love these GAP bandana bibs because fo their extra-soft feeling for babies who are sensitive. Also great choice as a gift for their top-quality, there are two adjustable snaps and three different colours to choose from.

Material: 100 per cent cotton

Machine washable? Yes, delicate cycle

Review: “I love these bibs. They are reversible one with design and the other just plain colored one. I like that it's really good quality material. It is just well made. There are two snaps so I can either tighten or loosen it. The color does not fade even after a few washes.”

  • Author: Caitlin Casey Caitlin Casey
  • Job Title: Commercial Content Writer

Caitlin Casey is a Commercial Content Writer for Bauer writing across brands like What's The Best, Yours, Mother&Baby, Heat and Closer. Completing her undergraduate at the University of Kent, Caitlin has a BA in English Literature and Creative Writing. There, she held a position as Sports Editor and then Website Editor of InQuire Media, the student publication.

Women’s issues and lifestyle are at the heart of Caitlin’s passions, especially products that explode across social media – she even wrote and published her own poetry book on modern women and celebrity culture.

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