You know how everyone tells you that food times with babies are fun? Well they are.... right up until the point where you have to clean up. We bought a couple of Bibisili bibs to see if they improved things.
Ok - mealtimes with Doofy can be fun. However they can also be frustrating and messy. He's always trying to get his hands in the food and as soon as he has done that, you can guarantee that he is going to wipe them somewhere... normally across his chest. Having a bib, therefore, is completely essential if his clothes are going to make it through the day. Now, I'm not OCD, but it always struck me that bibs are the most ridiculous thing. Surely they should either :
(a) be disposable
(b) be easy to wash
Anything else is utterly pointless and in fact makes things more difficult. We all take great care to keep our children's plates and bowls clean, so giving them a cotton bib that is a potential breeding ground for bacteria or mould is just stupid, right?
On the back of that, we decided to look into alternatives and came across Bibisili. The first thing that strikes you is that the designs are awesome. I'm a big fan of making my child look as ridiculous as possible and their friendly animal faces are perfect for that! The crumb catchers double up as a cute smile that make even the most cynical parent smile. So, they fulfil the need to look good :) .
Secondly, they are absolutely amazing to wash. The texture is soft, smooth and flexible so you can just take a warm soapy cloth and with one wipe it is ready to use again. They drip dry in seconds as well because the water just runs off the coating. Or, if like me, you can't be bothered handwashing them, you can pop them in the dishwasher. After hundreds of washes, we have seen no colour-fade and no deterioration in the quality of the product.
If you think about it logically, the material is perfect - no hidden nooks or crannies for bugs to hide in and they can be cleaned in seconds. Why on earth is anyone still using cotton bibs?!
They are also really easy to transport. You can roll them up into a tube and pop them in the smallest pocket of your bag - perfect for travelling - as shown on our review of our flight. The fact that you can wipe them down with a baby wipe as a temporary solution before putting them back in your bag also means that you don't have to worry about carrying a plastic bag to put them in or a spare bib for a second meal.
All-in-all, a great product that ticks all of the boxes.
Brockbushes is situated just off the A69 west of Newcastle Upon Tyne near Corbridge. It is a 'pick your own fruit' farm, with a great tea shop, farm shop and children's [lay area. Regular family friendly events through...