Why shouldn’t I use cloth bibs?
Because there is a better alternative!
When we had our first child we inherited a lot of hand-me-down items from my sister.
Amongst the hand-me-downs were about a dozen cloth feeding bibs.
As you do when you’re a new parent you just go ahead and use what you have.
You don’t really know of the alternatives unless a friend recommends it to you or you across something in a shop.
Even if you do see it in a shop most of the time you don’t realise the benefits of a product unless there is a sales assistant to guide you.
After compiling a list of products for our initial launch in 2014 we came across the Weanmeister products. At that stage they only had the Freezer Pods, Adora Bowls and Silicone Bibs.
The silicone bibs were one product that really solved a problem for us.
Matthew and I used to hate the cloth bibs!
They did the job in protecting clothes but they were just a pain to wash.
We had a soaking bucket in the laundry just for the bibs, so after every feed the bib went straight in the bucket to try and avoid the stains setting.
Once the bucket was full it went in the washing machine, washed, hung, folded and put away (you know the drill).
Unfortunately it wasn’t after our son was finished with the messy feeding stage we discovered the silicone bibs.
Needless to say once our second child started on solids the cloth bibs were banished to the bin, never to be seen again.
What are the benefits of silicone bibs compared to cloth bibs?
Number one for us is they are so easy to wash. You can literally have a silicone bib washed and dry within 30 seconds, ready for the next feed.
Or if you are feeling lazy you can just put in the dishwasher.
Another benefit is the built in crumb catcher. Instead of the food being lost in the crevices of their high chair or all over the floor it is caught by the bib. Less cleaning up for you!
They don’t fade in colour. They don’t go crusty. They don’t stretch out of shape. You’ll also actually save money in the long run as you won’t have to use your washing machine as much. The list is endless.
If you are about to embark on your feeding journey this is the one investment we would recommend you put at the top of your list.