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The Best Baby and Toddler Bibs To Make Mealtimes Less of a Disaster

So the food goes in their mouths, not on your floor.

Think of baby bibs as Swiffers for infants. Their job is simple: To keep colorful pureed food off your walls, floor, and hair. The best baby bibs help keep the mess in check when he or she starts gobbling solid food, most of which will, inevitably, end up where you don’t want it. The same concept holds true for the best toddler bibs as well, when they’re shoveling food into their mouths with a very low accuracy rate.

According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, by 12 months, your offspring will be getting used to feeding him- or herself with a spoon, or, more likely, fingers. By 15 months, your kid will actually be able to maneuver food from a plate into his mouth. And, if you have a MENSA candidate on your hands, he or she will even fill up a spoon and get the contents of the spoon where they belong.

Whether your baby spits up often (perhaps due to reflux) or delights in smearing the contents of his highchair tray all over himself, do yourself a favor and stock up on an assortment of bibs. These are the best baby bibs from Amazon, whether you’re looking for something lightweight, wipeable, machine-washable or all of the above. 

These Swedish-designed silicone bibs have deep pockets, so no chunks of food go astray. There's nothing to dislike about this silicone bib, which has an adjustable fit and nicely wide pockets to catch every piece of banana your kid drops.

This simple silicone bib also comes with a pocket to catch food bits before they hit the floor. It's easy to wipe down (or toss in the dishwasher), and the neckband adjusts as your child grows.

A baby wearing a bandana is irresistible, the cotton is organic and Hanna Andersson products are known for their serious quality and longevity.

This lightweight bib is generously sized to cover shoulders and has a pocket for corralling crumbs. It's affordable, there are 25 pattern options and it can be washed in the machine. The bib closes over the back of the shoulder, so it sits more comfortable and usually resists baby's tugging.

A fairly genius idea: A bib that's also an apron. You slip it over your child's shoulders, and there's a flip pocket that can help catch spills. It's machine-washable.

Parents of messy eaters, take heart: When a regular bib won't cut it, there's this smock-like option to save both your little one's outfit and your sanity. It's waterproof and there's a handy pocket that catches food and also doubles as a storage pouch. As your child grows, it can be used for art projects as well.

This bib combines the comfort of a soft bib with a structured silicone pocket to help keep messes contained. The bib's soft fabric is comfortable on (most) babies' necks but also withstands yanking, and the top part can be rolled up and secured into the pocket when you're on the go.

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