Baby Bibs and Burp Cloths: Which Materials Are Best?

An image of a baby wearing one of Mebie Baby’s muslin baby bibs

Baby bibs and burp cloths are essential as your child is growing. Not only are baby bibs great for catching all those dribbles when they are teething but they protect your baby’s clothes from unwanted spills and stains. Yet, what are the best baby bibs and burp cloths on the market? 

Let us explore which materials and textures are best for these baby essentials. From terry cloth, muslin, and silicone there are lots of options available. But, it can be hard to tell the good from the not-so-good materials as a first-time parent. 

Buying the Essentials: Why Baby Bibs and Burp Cloths are a Must

Let us look at what the purpose of baby bibs and burp cloths are. Why are these baby items considered as must-have essentials? As parents ourselves, we guarantee that you’ll have one of these items with you at all times. 

Baby bibs and burp cloths are designed to keep your baby’s clothes clean during feeding, teething, and other activities. They are typically made out of absorbent material and come in various styles. Baby bibs are available in sizes ranging from newborn to toddler. They easily secure around your baby's neck and are made with a soft material that won’t irritate their skin. 

When looking for the best baby bibs for your child, make sure that they are: adjustable, stylish, absorbent, and use a gentle material. The same applies to burp cloths. These essentials will become a go-to item during feedings - especially for you as a parent. Throw over your shoulder after a feed, and there’s no need to worry about your or your baby’s clothes getting messy. 

Best Materials for Baby Bibs & Burp Cloths

But, which materials are best? Years ago, baby bibs and burp cloths were typically made from muslin. Yet, now there are plenty of fabric options available to parents. Here are some of the most popular materials for burp cloths and baby bibs. 

Terry Cloth

Knit or woven terry cloth is commonly used for baby bibs in Canada and across the world. Woven terry cloth is highly absorbent and is commonly used for baby bibs for this reason. Knit terry cloth, on the other hand, is not as tightly-knit or absorbent but is much softer - great for babies with sensitive skin. 


Muslin or 100% cotton is another popular material choice for baby bibs and burp cloths. This fabric is unbelievably soft making it a great choice for your baby’s skin. This material is also known for being lightweight (that’s why baby swaddle blankets are often made out of muslin).

Muslin baby bibs and burp cloths are super absorbent and, best of all, easy to clean - making your weekly laundry hassle-free. 


Silicone baby bibs are becoming very popular among parents, especially when it comes to mealtimes. Great feeding and dribble bibs, choosing a baby bib made out of silicone could be one of the best decisions that you make. 

A silicone baby bib is designed to catch any food spills and crumbs while your baby eats and is very easy to clean. Simply, wipe down with a wet cloth and soap after use. These baby bibs also feature a convenient adjustable strap making them very comfortable for your baby to wear. Best of all, they are made with food-grade silicone so you don’t have to worry about the material containing any unpleasant toxins. 

Shop Baby Essentials with Luca Elle Boutique

Baby bibs and burp cloths should be in every parent’s home regardless of what material they are made out of. Here at Luca Elle Boutique, we understand how important these baby essentials are. That’s why we stock some of the best baby bibs and burp cloths from brands such as Mushie and Mebie Baby

Here are a few of our favourite burp cloths and baby bibs: 

Mebie Baby Muslin Bibs in Rust Mudcloth

baby wearing muslin bib in mudcloth

The perfect baby bib for your child’s first year, the Mebie Baby Muslin Bib comes in a variety of styles and colours to suit your baby's personality. Made from 100% organic cotton muslin, this baby bib provides undeniable comfort and softness. Wash easily in cold water and tumble dry on low heat. 

Mushie Silicone Baby Bib

baby wearing silicone bib

Mushie’s collection of fun-loving silicone baby bibs will keep your child clean, comfortable, and stylish every day during mealtime. Available in a variety of elegant and playful patterns, these silicone baby bibs are a must-have for parents. 

Made using food-grade silicone, they are designed with built-in fasteners that provide a snug fit. The deep pocket at the front will catch any crumbs, food, or dribble. Best of all, these bibs are dishwasher safe and are easily cleaned. 

Mushie Muslin Burp Cloth

baby wearing muslin burp cloth

The Mushie Muslin Burp Cloth is a baby essential that all parents will love using on their child after feedings. Made with 100% organic cotton, the soft material will not irritate your baby’s sensitive skin. This burp cloth is highly absorbent, easy to clean, and comes in a variety of colours. Make sure to get one for your babe while stocks last.


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