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Bibs no longer have to be nasty, food stained rags that only get brought out on spaghetti night. Instead, babies have bib games on point. They've become chic accessories that also happen to be waterproof and stain resistant (two good qualities for any baby supply to be). After all, learning to eat from anything that's not Mom or a bottle is tough. Kiddos don't even develop their pincer grasp (when they can pinch food between their thumb and pointer finger) for eight to twelve months. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends six months of breast milk only, and then slowly introducing solids like packaged baby food. Therefore, if you want to keep their clothes relatively clean, bibs are a necessity.
Below you'll find a list of some of Etsy's cutest baby bibs. There's something for every taste on here from character bibs to lacy, knitted accessories that make us want to don matching headbands. The Etsy store and the bib's price are listed below each one so that you can pick up these cute finds with just the click of a button. Most of these bibs can double as great drool catchers, too, for those days when baby's teeth are making them a veritable fountain of spit. We can't promise it won't get on you, but they'll protect baby's collar.
Beakers, Bunsen burners, and periodic elements, oh my! BeansproutBabyUK says that the bib is adjustable, can be thrown in both the washer and dryer, and wicks moisture away from a baby's delicate skin. All the reviews on Beansprout's page look positive, and for the $5+ price, you really can't go wrong. It makes a great shower gift as well, especially for the mama who hasn't announced or doesn't know their bun's gender. After all, women are making waves in the science community, making this bib appropriate for girls and boys both. One such woman is Burçin Mutlu-Pakdil, the scientist who discovered and named a new classification of galaxy.
Get it from BeansproutBabyUK for $5.30.
Also from BeansproutBabyUK, this bandanna style bib has an adorable honeycomb design. The shop says the bib is made from, "an ultra absorbent white fleece backing wicks away teething dribble and protects baby's sensitive skin. Snap fastenings make the bib adjustable to provide a good fit from baby to toddlerhood." What's ironic is that the majority of food crops which require pollination (coffee, apples, chocolate) are visited by bees, making those smears from your kiddo a full circle moment. Yet, the smears shouldn't be actual honey. Why? Doctors recommend waiting until a child is over the age of one year to try honey. The natural bacteria in honey can cause botulism in the very young.
ThePleatedPetal offers monogramming and gift wrapping on their bibs. They also offer to send the bib as a gift, so message them to let them know it's a present. A reviewer left these thoughts, "I have ordered many bibs from this owner and love, love, love them all. VERY good quality and patterns are a great selection. Shipment is always fast and if you have a problem or question it is answered very quickly. I have told many of my friends and grandmothers in Atlanta to shop this site. I know I will always make it my go-to for bibs, etc. Wonderful stuff!"
Get it from ThePleatedPetal for $8.50+.
It was Mickey who said, "Gosh, Minnie, you've always been a princess to me." This birthday bib captures that sentiment perfectly. It's got it all for the little girl who indulges in fancy. Glitter. A bow. Pink. Gold. Minnie, who first appeared in 1928, has morphed into one of the first Disney female characters that kids recognize. Her signature squeaky voice was recorded by Walt Disney himself, and every girl wishes she had the selection of hair accessories that Minnie is famous for. MyBirthdayBoutiqueCo also sells a full birthday set that includes a onesie, a tutu, and yes, a Minnie headband.
Get it from MyBirthdayBoutiqueCo for $9.50.
This bib is a play on the Foo Fighters band logo. Nippaz describes the bib like this, "My Foo Fighters tribute pun bib, Food Fighter! It'll help keep baby's clothes mess-free at meal times. A funny gift for newborn baby boys or girls, it also makes a cool baby shower gift for any mini Dave Grohl. New mums and dads deserve some fun baby clothing." Interesting Foo Fighter's fact- the first Foo Fighter's album was just Dave Grohl playing every instrument. He didn't want the album to be branded as a solo venture, so he made up the band name "Foo Fighters." Now, he's partnered with other musicians and doing considerably less work.
Get it from NippazWithAttitide for $16.55.
"This is the best shop for bibs high quality. I am still using bibs from when my grandson was a baby he’s ten. They never fall apart. I am now ordering them for newest grand children. I highly recommend this shop," said a reviewer who goes by the name babybundlesandmore. The shop touts its use of absorbent batting and top stitching for garment longevity. We loved this bib for its rad 80's fabric and the fact that it put us in mind of Gym Class Heroes' "Stereo Hearts." It's pretty unlikely that any babies born now will end up hefting around boom boxes, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the memories, right?
Get it from colbylanedesigns for $10.
This sweet space themed bib is hand painted (which probably accounts for the slightly heftier price in comparison to the other bibs listed here). We love the multi pattern design and that this could work for any baby. Crafted4Baby also sells a matching pair of shoes that have a rocket ship on them. The soft soled shoes will put you back around $23.00, but the entire set is beautiful and truly one of a kind. The fabrics used are completely organic cottons. This would make a timely gift since 2019 will mark the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission. Budweiser is also marking the anniversary with a throwback beer, but that's not as nursery appropriate.
Get it from Crafted4Baby for $14.62.
SmileyCreationsLLC is a business based in Albany, Oregon. They make baby clothes and accessories, dog bandannas, and travel pillows. They offer free shipping anywhere in the continental United States, making that $9.95 price tag extra reasonable. Their customers seem to be pleased with their products, leaving reviews such as, "Arrived 2 days sooner than expected, the fabric feels nice and seems to be very absorbent. The colors and print look identical to the pictures online. I love the 3 snaps! I can’t wait for my son to wear them these! I’m very happy with my purchase!" Other cute prints include a perfect for summer watermelon design, one that features baby turtles, and another that has everything London on it.
Get it from SmileyCreationsLLC for $9.95.
SewAppealing named this bib "twinkle twinkle little star." That's a fitting name for the starry design. The set comes with an embroidered bib and a matching burp cloth. If you're wondering (like we were) which constellation is featured, it's Orion. Orion can be seen from everywhere on the globe, meaning this product is perfect for any baby from any where. The seller describes the bib like this, "I design and construct all of my bibs to be attractive and still very functional. I always use a snap-closure to ensure that the bib will stay in place around your baby’s neck. I use a generous cut of fabric to ensure that the bib will cover your baby (and his/her clothes). Most importantly, I select durable fabrics that are, eye-catching, absorbent and comfortable."
Get it from SewAppealingShop for $14+.
We love reversible baby items. After all, your kiddo can completely ruin one side and still have another. This extends the life of clothes considerably. You'll want to extend the life of this ultra cute bib. If you're really into it (and why wouldn't you be) you can order extras to go with the scalloped bib. The seller says, "I also make matching sets with pacifier clip, teething toy and/or dress to match. Please see my other items and contact me to set up a custom listing if you wish to order a coordinated set." The Ontario based seller accepts returns and cancellations, though we're pretty sure if the products looks even similar to the listing you won't want to send it back.
Get it from MelissaYoungCreative for $11.51.
MabelMaryHandmade is another Etsy store that offers free US shipping. The bib is made from laminated cotton that, while washer and dryer safe, should not be ironed. The seller offers a unique gift service which she describes as, "If your order is a gift going directly to the recipient, I can include a personal message card from you for no extra charge. If you would like this service please let me know what you would like me to write (to fit on a postcard) in the "Note" section during checkout." This seems extra generous, and it adds that personal touch that make gifts seem both thoughtful and expensive.
Get it from MabelMaryHandmade for $16.16.
Lyra Hale of stitchformysoul said, "After my granddaughter was born, I wasn't too impressed with the bib designs that were offered at your run of the mill store. I was motivated to create bibs that had a unique color pattern that had both a classy, and simplistic design." This bib definitely checks all those boxes. It's vintage in the best ways. It's classy. It has a unique color pattern. We can imagine that any baby girl would rock this bib. Do chic babies do brunch? If so, bibs like this would be the little black dresses of the infant world.
Get it from stitchformysoul for $8.00.
Alyssa Coscarelli over at Refinery29 said, "Florals for summer.. Groundbreaking. I just can't help it! They're all I want to wear, and mostly the all-over-printed, ruffled-collar variation. I plan on doing a lot of traveling this summer and they're the easiest thing to pack, throw on and go — and then wear again, and again, and again. It's a no-brainer." Get your baby this bandanna style bib and be on trend for beach season! For less than nine dollars, this sweet bib is also a no brainer. FoxTot, the creator of the bib, suggests laundering the three layer drool catcher in cold water in the washing machine.
Get it from FoxTotTrends for $8.50.
Of all the bibs on this list, this minion one is the priciest. But look at it! You can't not love the minions, and by extension you have to love this set. It's got the wonky, adorable minion goggles, the goofy smile, and the denim overalls that made us fall in love with Gru's clumsy helpers. The $59.00 price tag will get you the bib, hat, shoe set, and cloth diaper cover. It sounds like a lot, but it's less than $15.00 per piece. It'd make a great gift set for the Despicable Me fan in your life. Then you can help protect the littles from staining their clothes while they're eating gelato!
Get it from KINGAOFinds for $59.
There's only one left of this awesomely printed bib. We can see why. Llamas! Llamas in American flag sun glasses! What's cooler than that? Reviewers seem happy with their purchases from BooBerry, saying things like, "The bags and bib are perfect. The seller is extremely pleasant and accommodating. So happy with this purchase!!!" BooBerry takes custom orders, so if there's a particular print or item you're looking for she may be able to whip up your requests. She makes bibs, snack bags, burp cloths, and pacifier clips. You can get these things in sets, too, if you like your baby accessories to match.
Get it from BooBerryShop for $9.
"Unicorns and sparkly stars! f you love details, this bib is for you! The ruffle neckline is so feminine and fun!
A terry cloth back makes this bib soft and ready to soak up any dribbles or spills," is the way the seller describes this multicolored bib. As the mother of daughters, I know that this would be a hit in my house (you know the kind of hit that causes several arguments to break out because that's mine). If you like the cute shape and eye for detail, you should check out BelleFille's other items. Her sundresses are fabulous and affordable, two things that earn our stamp of approval.
Get it from BelleFilleBoutique for $7.50.
Reviewers are raving for stitchininstilettos saying things like, "Absolutely adorable, look forward to gifting! And, beautifully packaged in a colorful box with colorful wrapping on the inside and a ribbon adorning the outside that makes it immediately gift-able without my having to do any wrapping. So many thanks!" The bib is cute, and we dig the humor in a lot of the clothes the seller makes, too. One says, "Pretty eyes, thick thighs," which is ironic because babies have those sweet leg rolls. Another says, "that milk though." We love a business that makes us laugh, and stitchin checks the box.
Get it from stitchininstilettos for $10.80.
CharleyRooBoutique is the premier Etsy shop for character bibs. They've got it all; GOT themed bibs, Starbucks ones, ninja turtles. If you're a stan for any specific genre, you can probably find a bib that's in your niche. CharleyRoo explained her desire to make bibs thusly, "As most new parents know, as a rule: babies drool. My baby girl was exceptionally drooly, so I just had to do something! What did I do? I taught myself to sew! I love making these adorable bibs! You truly cannot have too many bibs! These bibs are perfect for protecting your baby’s clothing from stains, keeping them dry longer from their drool, and *bonus* making them look super stylish and fashionable."
Get it from CharleyRooBoutique for $8.25.
The motto for Babyneedsbibs is, "things that make you happy." It really hits the nail on the head. All you have to do is scroll through their selection to see why. Their line of dress up bibs has everything from doctors' stethoscopes, heroes' logos, and bibs with police badges. They seem well made and reviewers have backed up that assumption, leaving comments like, "These are amazing! Perfect fast service! Such a nice product. All three bibs I purchased are professionally done. This vendor is very talented and I will buy from her again. Love these bibs!❤️" The heart emoji makes it official. These are good bibs.
Get it from Babyneedsbibs for $12.
PennyBeas describes this magical bib by saying, "This listing is for ONE Harry Potter Apron Style Bib. The Marauder's Map Bib! This large, Apron Style Bib is handmade with 100% quality cotton and lined with a coordinating soft flannel on reverse. It covers ALL of baby's front, and ties in the back. The bib is pre washed, and can be machine washed as often as you wish. Measure 10.5" (from bottom of the neck to bottom of bib) 6.6" at bust, and 11" wide. One size fits baby to toddler (approx 4 months to 24 months+)." The good news is that, if you're a fan of apron style bibs that cover baby's entire front, you can order as many as you want without incurring extra shipping costs.
Get it from PennyBeas for $7.71.
Carrie's a talented knitter who does everything from mittens to socks, to "mini monster" key chains. Her prices are great, and her bibs and other items come in an array of colors. This is especially impressive since a pair of socks can take up to 20 hours for an average person to knit. At the end of 2018, one reviewer said, "Just buy a bunch of these. Everyone loved them for the holidays. For gifts, party favors, teacher appreciation, for anytime you want to give a smile. Cute beyond measure!!" For $5.00, you could grab a handful of these and have one to match nearly all of your baby's outfits.
Get it from KnitByCarrie for $5.
This bib comes in both pink and black and white. Therefore, you can buy gender specific bibs, though the meaning remains the same. Babies wake up their parents. A lot. It's been found that parents actually build up a "sleep debt" that can be hard to make up in a baby's first year of life. The average new parent loses upwards of two hours of sleep every night, though after the age of two for the child, a parent's sleep loss drops to a single hour. But hey, at least with gear like this you can laugh at it. Plus, Star Wars. Enough said.
Get it from JustSayingToo for $6.
This bib first popped up on our list Best Gifts for Your Friends Still Obsessed with 'Friends.' There it relayed this awesome Friends gem, "Joey, who told everyone he would go the distance for them if they were stung by a jellyfish. However, he couldn’t actually do it when the time came. Monica was stung, said she was in too much pain to walk, and Joey remembered that he saw on the Discovery Channel that human urine could help her. Yet, he couldn’t do it. Instead, he asked Chandler to do the peeing. Chandler, Monica, and Joey all seem traumatized by this. It’s perfect for a kid, though. After all, they do pee on anything and everything for a while.
Get it from JamminThread for $12.99.
Memzwear is a British store that sells bibs, cake smash outfits, and some of the cutest baby bloomers you'll ever see. The prices are a bit higher than in the US based stores, but we learned that this is fairly common. Economyhelp.org says that, "The UK cost of living is relatively high, but this also reflects the relatively high wages in the UK." Memzwear describes her journey to her Etsy store like this, "I was self taught until I was about 20 years old ,then I decided to go back to collage and study fashion and textiles. At that time I was also working part time and also sold some of my handmade creations at the local artisan market in Preston. I truly enjoyed my time at college because that is where I discovered a whole world of art I never knew existed."
Get it from Memzwear for $23.34.
"Adorable and great quality. Dolores was wonderful in answering my many questions very quickly and made sure we got the personalization just right. Quick shipping and packaged neatly. I love it!" raved one reviewer. Another said, "Beautifully made and shipped quickly. Perfect baby gift. Will definitely shop this site again." We love the design, like your little man is going to a casual business Friday luncheon. The store also sells embroidered bibs customized with baby's name and minky receiving blankets. The store has racked up almost 400 sales and around 82 positive reviews. Therefore, we imagine buying from this store is a pretty safe bet.
Get it from CalvaDoodleDesigns for $12.