Every new parent knows what a lifesaver bibs are and, chances are, you’ve got one in every corner of the room. Whether you need something to mop up that newborn possetting, help with dribble rash or make meal times easier, baby bibs offer the perfect solution.

But how can you tell which ones are up to the job and which ones will fall apart after first use? Well, that’s where we come in.

When looking for a bib, there are several important factors to consider. First is material: organic cotton is perfect for newborns with sensitive skin but, for older babies, something wipe-clean is more practical.

Durability is worth thinking about too: many bibs seem to soak through after a little sick-up, rendering them useless, so it’s important to find a bib that will stay dry as long as possible to avoid skin irritation and cut down on your washing load.

Of course, we considered other criteria when testing too—such as design, comfort, affordability and how easy they are to wash. With that in mind, we tested a range of bibs to bring you our definitive top ten.

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The verdict: Baby bibs

We tested a range of bibs but was most impressed by the BibbilyBoo, which offers maximum absorbency for dribbles, sick-ups and teething. For weaning babies, we loved both the Bibado, which is practical and can help save time and money on washing. Finally, Bumkins’ pack of superbibs offer great value for money.

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