This review comes at the perfect time! With Wyatt just starting to eat some solid foods what better time than to review a new bib? See our Homemade Baby Food Adventure Part 2 HERE where we blog about all of our recipes! I volunteered for a review exchange that I saw online and Toppy Toddler sent me free Toppy Toddler Bib 3-Pack to try in exchange for this review on my blog and for sharing the bibs in action on my social medias. This is an honest review and the opinions are all my own. I am not being compensated financially, other than the three bibs I received, nor do I make a commission on any bibs sold through links from this post. This is just a great up and coming company started by a dad that I am happy to honestly tell you about.
Toppy Toddler is actually built upon the story of a dad and his son. John K. is a former chef who thrives on creating magical experiences for customers and loves the atmosphere of family, friends and fun. He takes pride in American Made Products and began sewing these premium quality bibs, for his then 18 month old son, to keep food spills from getting on clothing, tables and floors. [Source]
100% waterproof polyester
13″ x 18″ perfectly sized for babies and toddlers
Feels soft and smooth on your skin
Fully adjustable snap buttons
Safe for dryer, stain-resistant and reversible
FDA Approved Materials – BPA free, Lead free, Phthalate free, PVC free
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Easy to wash by hand or machine wash
Stain resistant and dryer safe
Fully adjustable snaps as baby grows
Reversible design for easy-wipe cleaning
Made in the USA
FDA Approved materials
BPA Free, Latex Free, Phthalate Free, Lead Free
After trying out the bib, here is what I think:
Washing: The true test of course is how it washed clean. As all parents know, many things seem great until they come out of the dryer! They can morph, shrink or even melt. This bib held up great and maintained it’s original shape! Here is my BEFORE and AFTER it went through our washing system:
Performance: It is hard to accurately describe the performance of this 100% waterproof bib, but I’ll try! You can see in the pictures above that there are the big splotches of food and spit. Even though this bib is 100% waterproof, the liquids didn’t just DRIP, or bead right off and going free falling into his lap. Which is GOOD! The best I can come up with to describe what I saw happening to spills is that it was more like an ice cube trying to slide down sandpaper, not glass…. meaning that the surface isn’t sticky, or tacky, and not absorbent since it is 100% water proof, but it is unique! It feels soft like a wet suit. fabric on one side and then a shiny coating on the back side that prevents liquid from going through. It nearly “trapped” in spills before they came running back down to the tray. Now we were feeding pretty thick food, so I’m not sure how the real runny goodness of baby food would fare… Overall I was impressed by how much this bib “caught” instead of rolled down.
Suggestions: No review is complete without suggestions right? Since these opinions are all my own and I’m not being paid to write this I can say whatever I want anyway! 😉 The one thing that I would really like to see this bib have is one of those gutter pockets at the bottom. As mentioned above I do like how it absorbed runny things and spills, but eventually we’re going to get into solid finger foods like spaghetti noodles and those just plain miss the mouth sometimes, as I learned with his older brother. I would constantly be cleaning out the high chair of running away food pieces. Corn is also a high flying culprit, and macaroni! Toppy Toddler does offer a Place-mat attachment style bib, but I know my first son wouldn’t ha e been mature enough for that… not sure about this little guy! Maybe we’ll try it! All of the feeding bibs that I loved and used with my first son were handmade because I could NOT find any store bought brands that had ALL the winning combinations: side snaps, full coverage AND a build in “drop food” gutter catch. In fact I couldn’t find any bibs with a gutter catch that weren’t a flimsy plastic with Velcro that Cash ripped right off immediately.
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IF this bib had build in gutters I would buy another set for myself and probably for friends and baby shower gifts. I do like the quality and design that much. But until then I’ll probably continue to use the bibs I already have from the first son which have the sewn on gutter.
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These bibs are great quality in truth and the gutter is just a personal preference of mine. Not having it does not make this bib not worth buying. I will continue to use these as Wyatt experiments with food and perhaps he won’t be such the high chair-heathen that his older brother was with bib use. Or maybe I’ll look into the EZ Bib Placemat Style which addresses the same issue as the gutter fixes? I think that they are definitely worth trying and checking out for yourself!
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