Calling dibs on affordable bibs

JJ Cole Collections pocket bibAfter getting two kids through the messy eating phase and currently dealing with one who’s in the thick of it, I might just be a bib expert. And I have to say that the bibs from JJ Cole are some of my all-time favorites.

It doesn’t hurt that they’ve added two very adorable patterns for girls (pictured) and boys, but what I like is that the laminated canvas — which is PVC-free and pthalate-free by the way — is super easy to clean. Add the catch-most pocket that’s just the right size, along with neck snaps that stay closed despite the tug of a strong-armed little toddler, and you’ve got a winner.

At just $5.95, a price that made me do a double take, you don’t have to worry too much if for some reason one of these bibs undergoes a pasta sauce and blackberry assault. Even then, I’m betting these machine washable puppies will come out just fine. -Kristen

Check out the affordable baby bibs at JJ Cole, and don’t miss all their other stylish, functional baby products.

Congratulations to Erin H, lucky winner of the JJ Cole bib!

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  • Reply June 14, 2010

    C Lewis

    I love the look of these bibs, but they really do smell awful after a few wearings, and no amount of washing will get it out. I’ve even soaked in dish soap, 409ed them, everything. Most bibs like these retain smells, so the only ones that I use anymore, even though they’re not very cute, are the Baby Bjorn ones with the pocket. They never smell and can even go in the dishwasher.

  • Reply June 14, 2010


    I’ve got to recommend IKEA’s MATA dining set – the most exceptional part of which is the bib. It’s dishwasher-safe and, because the plastic is semi-rigid, food bits and liquid go right into the scoop pocket, so it catches way more than the fabric bibs that have a sewn-on pocket. And the price? $2.99 for the set? Amazing. If only it weren’t so goofy looking…

  • Reply June 14, 2010

    Karen Chatters

    These are the only bibs I bother with anymore. The snaps alone make them winners. I’ve had some I’ve had for months and months and they’ve held up really well.

  • Reply June 14, 2010

    Analese Bell

    Hi C Lewis,

    That’s not good! We’re so sorry about the problem you are having with your bib. Contact our customer service department and they should be able to help you out, 800.987.6828.

    Analese Bell/JJ Cole

  • Reply June 15, 2010


    I also bought one of these bibs last year and found that it began growing mold between the front and back fabric after just a couple weeks! However, I contacted the company and it seems they have changed the fabric on the back to a more open “weave” and it has solved the problem. (They even sent me a replacement)

    So if you’ve tried these in the past without luck, try them again, they’ve improved! And all the other features, adjustable snaps, machine washable, cute patterns, and low price make these great bibs!

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    Reply June 16, 2010

    Cool Mom Picks

    Thanks for the info Kadence! We tried them out and didn’t find a problem with them at all; perhaps this is why.

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