Bibs create a risk of suffocation, which can happen quickly with babies. Always keep an eye on your baby when he or she is wearing a bib.
The best bib is a cloth bib with a full collar — no plastic and no ties.
Using bibs safely
- Remove the bib:
- immediately after feeding, and
- before lying your baby down.
- If you do use a bib after feeding, only use it when:
- you're holding your baby, or
- your baby is sitting up and near you.
- Plastic-backed bibs can be a suffocation hazard.
- Tie ribbons can be a choking hazard — make sure bib ties are fastened securely so your baby can't play with them.
Reporting an issue with bib safety
If you have a safety problem or concern with a bib, let us know.
Under the Consumer Guarantees Act you can get a refund, replacement or compensation if goods are unsafe. The Consumer Protection website has more information about what to do when you have a problem with goods.