This question is very common amongst expecting parents.The first thing that you should consider is the age of your baby. Mostly will wait a few months, at least until weaning starts. Through experienced, we have created this useful post that will help you if you are considering when to start using a bib.
For a newborn
Using a bib while breastfeeding is a great way to keep yourself and your baby clean during feedings. Leaking milk, spit-ups, drooling, and problems latching can cause milk to drip down onto the babies and mother could lead to a lot of clothes changed.
We recommend (0-6 months old), it is best to use drool and dribble bibs. They are ideal for this stage because your child will only be breastfeeding and not eating solid foods. Babies tend to drool a lot too during their early years. Drool bibs are perfect for young infants as they cover their clothes and remove the need for constant cloth changes.
Early stages of weaning
When your baby gets to weaning age which typically starts when a baby is around 5 months old, you should pick up some feeding bibs. These bibs can be used when breastfeeding and they can also be used when your baby is eating solid foods.
Feeding bibs usually comes with added pocket at the bottom, to capture any spilled fluids or foods that drips out during mealtime. These bibs are lifesaver if you are at home or traveling with your baby. With this, you will have a cleaner baby and a cleaner house too!
Baby bib care tips
After using a bib when breastfeeding and mealtime, you should ensure that you wash it before using it again. Do not use a soaked bib twice, as it will lead to bacteria build up and it may also have nasty smell cause by spitting up and left over food stained.
If your baby stains the bib, ensure that you get rid of the stains as quickly as possible so that your bib still looks fresh and new. Always ensure that the bib you are using is clean for your baby. Remember to also read the recommended cleaning instructions given by the manufacturer for the particular type of bib your baby is using.
You should also be careful in ensuring that the bib is tied carefully and loosely around the neck of your baby so that they do not choke. Do not let your baby fall asleep with their bibs on! This is extremely hazardous for them. Babies usually falls asleep right after their feeding, so try to take off their bib shortly after they’re finished. Of course you don’t want to disturb their sleep, do it softly and gently.