Bumkins Waterproof Baby Bib


I am a big fan of Bumkin bibs for younger babies and older kids.


They are machine washable and hang dry very quickly. They wipe clean with ease and are stain and odor-resistant. They are waterproof to keep clothes dry. There is an awesome pocket in front to catch drips and messes. I love that they are BPA, phthalate, lead, and PVC-free. They are made with only one layer, so yucky stuff doesn’t get stuck between layers of fabric.

sleeved bib

I think this is an excellent bib. The only design that’s useful when you’re feeding messy food to a baby. This baby bib has elasticized cuffs so you can adjust the sleeve length and close the area at the neck for a custom and comfortable fit. It saved so many outfits for our boys and minimized the massive amount of laundry I was doing all the time.

I love using these for mealtimes with my kids. We had very few leaks and stains around the wrist area (thanks to the elastic feature), and they are so easy to clean.

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When my babies were first starting to eat solids, we started with the sleeveless SuperBib, but as they progressed to eating with their own hands more hands and then with a spoon, the messes outgrew the ability of those baby bibs to handle them.

Especially when they were eating yogurt, applesauce, or other wet foods, most of what didn’t make it into their mouths would end up all over their arms or abdomen, or legs. This bib caught 99% of that mess.

I have been very impressed with the functionality, quality functionality, and sturdiness of the Bumkins baby bibs. This version with sleeves is a significant step up when the baby is a bit older.

Though this baby bib is large, it is large, soft, lightweight, and completely waterproof. We tried many other large-pocket bibs made from silicone and other firm material, but they were stiff and uncomfortable, especially around the neck.

The sleeves are the best feature! They provide complete coverage of the arms and have elastic at the end, which forms a seal around your baby’s wrists, snug enough to prevent messes and spills from getting inside the sleeves.

Most baby bibs have Velcro around the neck, which seems more manageable, but many babies learn to rip them off even before they are done eating. The ties on this baby bib prevent the messes that would result from a Velcro closure.


Some tips:

1. The bib pocket is LARGE but doesn’t stick out very far, so some messes and utensils may still end up on your child’s lap. To remedy this, we snipping the threads holding the pocket to the bib, which allowed the pocket to open up more, learning it better to catch drippings.

2. When you tie the bib behind your baby’s neck, ensure you lift the bib high so the top goes just under their little chin. This will prevent wet foods from creeping under their chin to their chest.

3. When you go to remove the bib after a meal, do so carefully. The pocket is significant, and likely, there is a lot of mess in there. Go slowly and carefully. Legit.


What are the best features of this baby bib?

I love how the next area is adjustable, and so are the sleeves. The long sleeves and colossal pocket prevent many messes, and keep your clothes clean!


How do you wash this bib?

These bibs are machine washable and then hang dry. You can also wipe off as needed.


Are these baby bibs waterproof?

These bibs are waterproof. I occasionally find a bit of moisture left on my kid’s clothes, but by and large, they stay clean and dry.


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Dr. Dina Kulik, MD, FRCPC, PEM

Written By: Dr. Dina Kulik, MD, FRCPC, PEM

Dina is a wife, mother of 4, and adrenaline junky. She loves to share children’s health information from her professional and personal experience. More About Dr Dina.

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