Bumkins Waterproof Sleeved Bib – On-The-Go

Bumkins Waterproof Sleeved Bib – On-The-Go

Bumkins’ top selling waterproof bibs are made from a soft, lightweight fabric that is truly unique. Bibs come in a variety of fun, lively patterns that stay bright¿wash after wash. Clean up has never been easier¿bibs wipe clean, rinse off easily, and resist most stains and odors.

Main features

  • 100% Polyester
  • Imported
  • Made of Bumkins’ proprietary waterproof fabric
  • Features tie closure and catch all pocket
  • Measures 135″ across chest, 125″ from neck down, 32″ cuff to cuff
  • Machine washable; stain and odor resistant
  • Recommended Age Range: 6 months 2+ years

Verified reviews


Not lead-free!

I was looking for a long-sleeved waterproof bib for my toddler-to-be, and I first purchased this Bumkins bib. However, when it came in the mail, I noticed that it was advertised as lead-safe. Why safe but not free? I e-mailed customer support at Bumkins. They said:”In the past, the government limits on lead content have allowed us to claim lead free. Because of an increased awareness of the chemicals in commercial products, we now conform to the requirements established by the CPSIA and label our products lead safe. The composition of our product has not changed and does not exceed the established limits. All our products pass stringent testing and are labeled according to the required standards.”BUT Kushies is lead-free. So I bought a Kushies long-sleeved bib for our 2nd bib (we like to have 2 to alternate between using/washing). Both have their pros and cons. Here are Bumkins’:PROS1. Neck-tie strap, makes it easier to adjust to my baby’s narrow neck and prevent food from falling between his neck and the bib. Also prevents him from pulling the bib off.2. Thicker material (feels studier, but maybe that’s why it’s not lead-free?)CONS1. Not lead-free (but BPA/PVC/phthalates-free)2. The lining stains easily and is VERY hard to clean (I scrubbed it a lot and it’s still stained). Kushies’ lining is made from the same taffeta waterproof fabric as the rest of the bib, whereas the Bumkins lining is not, so the Kushies one is way easier to clean.I really wanted to like the Bumkins one (and I do love the neck tie) but Kushies gets my vote for lead-free. And the easier to clean is a big bonus for busy parents as well.

Frankie Juneau, AK

not the same since factory changed

These bibs used to be the greatest, thin silky completely waterproof and fast-drying material. But the company moved production from the US to China and it is just not the same now. I wanted an extra for the diaper bag but the one made in China is much thicker and quite stiff. I thought it might soften up with time, but it hasn’t after a few months of daily washings. It is waterproof, but the stiffness causes it to get in the baby’s way and because it doesn’t flow over baby’s lap, more food ends up on the clothes. It also is much harder to wash due to the stiffness, and takes a long time to dry because of the thickness. But if you can find one of the old ones made in the USA, those are great! I had one Superbib for a couple years and then when this sleeved one was so disappointing, I went to a baby store nearby and looked through their rack and they had one sleeved one left that had been made in the US of the better material, and that one is fabulous. The old style is so soft and supple, super-comfy for baby, and a breeze to wash (I just dunk it in dishwater and rinse) and dries amazingly fast.

Pearlie Wetumpka, AL

Searching for the perfect long sleeve bib: 4 comparisons

I couldn’t believe how much time I had to spend each day trying to get stains out of clothes. And with winter coming up, I wanted to get long sleeve bibs, which for some reason I haven’t seen in Babies R Us or any other store. Every bib I got seemed to have some issue, but I thought it might be helpful for others to see a comparison of the details:SIZEKushies – the smallest of the three bibs (sleeve – 11 inches from neck, width – 10 inches, length – 13 inches from neck).Ikea – sleeve (14 inches from neck, including a 1 inch fabric cuff), width (12 inches from one seam to another but another 8 inches that wrap around – yea!!), length (14 inches from neck)Bumpkins – sleeve (14.5 inches from neck), width (13.5 inches), length (12.5 from neck)Tidy Turtle – the largest (sleeve – 16 inches from neck, width – 14 inches, legth – 15 inches from neck)MATERIALKushies and Ikea are very thin, like umbrella material. Kusies folds down to nothing – great for a full diaper bag. Ikea folds a little thicker due to cloth cuffs and extra fabric. Tidy Turtle and Bumpkins are thicker and stiffer. Tidy Turtle has a visibly larger weave.CUFFSAll the sleeves have a 3-inch opening (in diameter).Kushies – no elastic cuff. Food may fall in and drip onto the baby’s arms/clothes.Ikea – 1 inch of soft spandex fabric. The cuff opening is just a little bit smaller than the other bibs.Bumpkins and Tidy Turtle – elastic sewn inside the bib material.NECK CLOSUREMy 20lb baby has a skinny neck. Unfortunately, all of the bibs are about the same size around the neck, regardless of what type of closure. Bumpkins ties together at the neck, and the others have velcro. Even they are supposed to be “adjustable” velcro, they are all about the same size opening on the smallest setting. With velcro, you also have to make sure you stick it together before washing. Otherwise, it will stick to and ruin your other clothes.In general, all the long sleeve bibs seem too big for my my 1 year old and were too big around the neck area. Sometimes I use a clothes pin to make the neck opening smaller. Aside from that, I feel that Bumpkins and Ikea provide the best coverage without being too big. They are wide and long enough on the bottom and have an elastic cuff to keep Baby’s clothes clean. I like Ikea’s thinner material and spandex cuffs, but Bumpkins looks cuter (we love Cat in the Hat).

Elena Rockwell, NC

Comparing Bumkins, Babybjorn, and Bibbity Bibs

I am a mother with 3 young children. My youngest is 8 months old and grabs the spoon while I feed him mushy baby food. Even though he always wears a bib, his clothes usually still get dirty. I wondered if any bib would actually keep his clothes clean. I have compared the Bumkins Superbib, the Babybjorn bib, the Bibbity bib, and the Bumkins Sleeved bib.With my first child, I quickly realized that using cloth bibs and putting them in the laundry after each meal was a terrible idea. They would get moldy and I had to own a dozen bibs. Then I switched to Bumkins Superbibs. They are very easy to use. I just wash them in the sink after meals and hang them on my bib drying rack. The bibs are dry and ready to use again by the next meal. Bumkins Superbibs are lightweight and my babies never mind wearing them. Since the pockets are soft, they don’t work well if the bib has been kept flat in a drawer. I always kept my Superbibs hanging upside down by the pocket on the bib drying rack. So, the pocket dried in the open position and worked better. My 3 year old daughter loves to wear her Bumkins Superbibs and they are great for her but they don’t adequately protect my baby who flings oatmeal.Both the BabyBjorn and the Bibbity bibs are SMALLER than the Bumkins Superbibs. The Babybjorn bib is made of hard plastic (like a cup). It says “soft” in the description but that is just nonsense. The Bibbity bib is softer, like rubber.The Babybjorn bib is difficult to put on the baby because it is so hard. Even the neck strap is made of stiff plastic. I had great difficulty adjusting the neck hole because it kept hurting my son’s neck. I never could get the hole small enough to keep food from escaping onto the clothes below his chin. Plan on baby crying the entire time you are fiddling with this bib. The pocket of the bjorn bib is great and always stays open. However, because the pocket is so rigid, it clashes with the tray. My son sits on a chair that clips onto the countertop. The bjorn bib pocket kept getting caught under the countertop and then it would yank my son’s neck. He really hated wearing this bib. The BabyBjorn bib is super easy to wash in the sink. It is easy to dry with a towel so you don’t need a bib drying rack with this bib.The Bibbity bib is much better than the BabyBjorn bib. It is softer and feels like rubber. It was awkward to put on at first and my son was mad. However, he got used to it. I was able to get the neck hole small enough to keep most of the oatmeal out without hurting my son’s neck. The pocket stays open pretty well. The pocket does work better than the Bumkins Superbib pockets. The Bibbity bib is about 1 inch shorter than the Bjorn bib and is 2.5 inches shorter than the Bumkins Superbib. So, some food still ends up on the child’s lap. The Bibbity bib is very easy to wash in the sink and dry with a towel. I think the Bibbity bib works a little better than the Bumkins Superbib overall because the pocket catches more. However, my 3 year old daughter refuses to wear the Bibbity bib, and said it hurt her neck. She loves to wear her Bumkins Superbibs. UPDATE: Now my son is 13 months old and refuses to wear the Bibbity bib at all. It is too heavy and uncomfortable.Unfortunately, all 3 of these bibs left way too much food spilled on my 8 month old’s clothes. If you have a baby who eats mushy baby food and grabs the spoon, a regular bib just doesn’t give adequate protection. So, I bought the Bumkins sleeved bib. It was GREAT! It covered everything, even his lap! He could feed himself oatmeal and his clothes were very clean afterward! The sleeved bib is very easy to clean too. I just wash it off in the kitchen sink and hang it on my bib drying rack (which sits next to my kitchen sink). The sleeved bib went from dripping wet to completely dry in 2 hours. Since, the bib dries fast, I use the same sleeved bib at each meal. This way I only had to buy one.In conclusion, I recommend the Bumkins sleeved bib for any baby who eats pureed food. When they start on finger food and become a little neater, the Bumkins Superbibs and the Bibbity bib are good. The Bibbity work a little better than the Bumkins Superbib but your child might think they are uncomfortable. I don’t recommend the Babybjorn bib. Sorry, Babybjorn. I LOVE to wear my baby in your carrier:)UPDATE: My son is now 13 months old. He refuses to wear the Bibbity bib at all. He also pulls off his Bumkins Superbibs, throws them on the floor, and laughs. I put him in the Bumkins sleeved bib for every meal. He doesn’t mind wearing it and he can’t get it off. It also does the best job of keeping him clean. I wash it in the sink after meals and hang it on the bib drying rack. It dries in about 2 hours. I use the same bib all the time. I put it in the laundry every few days. Here is a link to the drying rack I was talking aboutMommy Genius Drying Rack–Dry or Display Just About Anything (Baby Bibs, Plastic or Reusable Food Storage Bags, Kitchen Dish Towels, Bathroom Hand Towels, Washcloths, Mugs, Sports Water Bottles, Herbs, Mittens, Children’s Boots, Lingerie, Holiday Orname…

Willie Loretto, KY

wrrong item

Was sent in the wrong color. Was an orange background with green eggs and ham print on it, but not as cute as the green one pictured. It also stated lead safe vs. lead free. When I checked the bumkins website, the current bibs for sale say lead free which makes me think this is an older model and that it may not be to the most updated safety standards despite and another reviewer stating that the lead safe were the newer ones.

John Broadford, VA

Great bib for spaghetti night!

This bib is wonderful! We use it anytime we have spaghetti, ravioli, anything that will stain and is very saucy.

Jocelyn Gilboa, WV

Good, but probably best for a 12 month +

I gave this 4 stars only because I haves used this on my 6 month old several times, an it does keep all of the food off his chest and arms, but it does always seem to let a little bit of food drip onto the collar of his outfits. I just can never seem to get the ties tight enough. When he gets a bit older, this bib will probably work great, but I think it fits best for 12 months and up. It is a plus that is ties in the back and does not velcro, because my son has recently learned how to pull velcro bibs off.

Keri Enterprise, AL

Great for starting solids

This is a great bib to keep food off your baby’s clothes when starting solids. The only thing I didn’t like was the draw string on the back kept coming undone so I had to double knot it which made it harder to take off. Velcro, like kushies brand is much easier

Rae Alexis, IL

Very pleased!

Yes, this material is a little ‘plastic-y’ and stiff, but I have found that bibs that are too soft or cloth-like aren’t as good as repelling water or food. This has been a great find for us. I really appreciate the elastic around the wrist-bands — not too tight and just perfect for my son. I should state that he is a big 9 month old, but not off the charts. I was pleased to get the Dr. Seuss one at a reduced price. I love a better deal!

Raquel Folsom, WV

Love it but it smells

I love this bib so much- the material is soft, very elegant design, great color, and my daughter makes no mess on her clothes. But! The fabric usually has a kind of kitchen smell even after a very nice wash and a nice air dry. The smell smells like old oil. I have been trying all kinds of soaps and detergents we have, even the cleaner from Meyers. I am not sure if it’s because I use only natural/organic soaps and detergents, and they can’t really take away of any kind of smell…..

Victoria Ryegate, MT

Way Too Big

I ordered this in my daughter’s size months ago and she still hasn’t grown into it. I’m sure it will be great when it finally fits but the sizing is way off.

Ernestine Surfside, CA

We love this bib! It’s the next best alternative to feeding in a diaper.

This is our new favorite bib (and I want to buy more)! This bib provides full coverage. It ties in the back, covering baby’s neckline (no need to remove baby’s shirt) and covers baby’s arms (no need to roll up sleeves). The print is really cute and it seems to wash well. The only thing I would change about this bib is the front pocket, which is (for some unknown reason) divided right down the middle, making food removal more difficult.

Rebecca Herndon, PA

Washer and Dryer friendly!

So many plastic bibs cannot go in the dryer. Mine always do and they mess up. So I purchased Bumkins and they are do not over heat. There fantastic.

Stacy Walled Lake, MI

Long sleeves

Not a big hit with my 12 month old. He doesn’t like the noise or feel on his arms. He likes the regular bibs by this company

Lilian Onaga, KS


Both of my kids have been super messy when they eat and get food all up and down their arms, so I have one of these bibs for each kid. It fits my 7mo old a little big, but i works and my 2.5 year old still fits hers. This bib works great to cover everything and is easy to wipe down between meals. It also washes well. Get it!

Mina Hackettstown, NJ

Works well

This covers most of my baby and is easy to rinse off in the sink. I like that it ties rather than has velcro–velcro tends to irritate my baby’s neck. The fabric is light and not too stiff, but still repels liquids. The elastic is a bit too tight at the wrists, however (though this does prevent food from sliding down his arms).

Young Bison, KS

Best Bib EVER!

I love this bib! It is virtually impossible for my baby to get herself messy with it on. It goes all the way down to her wrists, all the way up to her neck, down her lap quite a ways, and ties in back (not velcro) so she can’t pull it off. That alone is a great feature since she is strong enough to pull off every other bib we have.True, this bib is rather large. I’d rate it at a 12-18M shirt size. My baby is 10 months old (big for her age) and has been using it since 8 months old. At first it seemed way too big, but she has grown to where it is only a tad large. It might seem really big for a smaller or younger baby. The good news is, though the sleeves may be a bit long, they have elastic at the wrists so you can push them up and they’ll stay put. So even if you have a younger baby or a small baby, don’t hesitate to get it. It’ll work just fine and your baby will be able to grown into it.This bib also wipes off/washes easily. The food catching pockets don’t stay open very well, so it doesn’t catch everything that falls. But it’s long enough that most everything stays on the bib’s lap, and if I pull it off carefully, I can carry the whole thing to the sink and shake off the loose food. I would recommend getting two of these so you can throw one in the wash if it gets really messy. Otherwise, you can just wipe off most messes.I highly recommend this bib. I don’t use it for every feeding. Dry or solid foods don’t require it (it does take a few seconds longer to put on than a regular bib). But if it’s a messy meal–baby food, spaghettios, anything with sauce or liquid, I wouldn’t feel confident about her not ruining her clothes with any other bib on but this one.

Belinda Grove City, MN

outfit saver!

this is a great bib for messy meals! the elastic cuffs keep most everything out of the sleeves. it is great!

Gabriela Elkland, MO

Wash saver

Bought these for a friend because I love them so much. I love that they keep kids dry but rinse and don’t stain. They dry in about 15 min from being soaked

Doreen York, ME

Durable, comfortable, cute.

Fits well, relatively easy to get on. Washes up nicely too. My little guy looks very cute in it and works perfectly for messy meals!

Stephanie Pleasant City, OH

Spectacular Product!

Having never had the made in USA thinner version, I think this bib and its fabric are great. I love Bumkins and all of their products from diapers to bibs. We had the much smaller pocket bibs for my son when he was younger, and when our Babylicious brand long sleeved bib fell apart after a few weeks of use I knew we had to order the Bumkins long sleeve bibs! These are a must for every child, for eating, for art, for being messy in general… We ordered two, the color and graphics look great, they wash up well and dry quickly. I usually hand wash and hang dry right at my kitchen sink. They are hard to stain too. We take them to family gatherings, friends houses and restaurants. I think it folds up compactly. The wrists have a bit of elastic which keeps food out nicely. As much as I would prefer a velcro neck attachment, I can appreciate the tie because the velcro is what ruined our Babylicious brand bib like this. Plus the tie does allow for a tighter fit on my tiny necked toddler. I generally throw these in the real washing machine once a month, because after a while of hand washing and hang drying they need a more through clean to keep from getting a faint “baby food” odor to them. I feel this fits the recommended age of child very very well, it is long where needed as well as adjustable. The pocket on the bottom is a must have on any kind of baby food bib, ours has been known to hold a full cup of spilled juice throughout an entire meal without wicking or leaking at all. These bibs are awesomely waterproof! I highly suggest you try one of these, you cannot beat the Amazon price (especially if you have Prime shipping) Bumkins has an excellent customer service department and sells quality baby products!

Tanisha Pemberton, NJ

Bumkins vs. Kushies

I purchased one of each, and I prefer the Bumkins. The major difference for me is that the Bumkins has elastic at the wrists, which prevents the sleeves of whatever baby is wearing underneath from getting dirty, especially if the bib is a little on the large side. The Kushies bib doesn’t have the elastic, so the cuffs of his sleeves poke through and get dirty unless I roll them up underneath. Also, the Bumkins bib ties at the neck, while the Kushies bib has velcro. My little guy can pull the velcro bib right off, but the Bumkins one stays securely tied. One other note: If you choose a design that has white or light-colored trim, the trim will stain. Not that big a deal, but if this sort of thing bugs you, I would choose a pattern with darker trim.

Roxie Andover, IA

Keeps clothes clean

Little big for my 9month old, but he will grow into it in no time. Super helpful in keeping him clean as he learns to feed himself.

Valeria Hydetown, PA

would love it if it didn’t tie to fasten

wish it were a velcro or snap close.otherwise, a good product. Dries quickly, holds up through the wash. Not sure if I’d purchase again only because of the tie closure.

Janelle Lithonia, GA

Love this bib!

I bought this for my son, he is 12 months old and he is always messing up his cloths when he eats 🙂 This really helps cut down on the mess! I love that its waterproof and has long sleeves. Also it is big enough to grow with him! The only thing that I wish were different is the tie in the back, they should have made them snaps instead.

Ivy Prattville, AL

Great tools for parents

after got this one we are less worry about the baby to get her sleeve dirty or the entire arm full of food. easy to clean.

Jacquelyn Deming, NM

Great bib all around.

Great sleeved bib. Machine washable! I love that the hand holes are elastic so no food gets into their arms. The tie closure is also great to keep the bib on because our son likes to rip bibs off and he can’t with this bib.

Shari Alvarado, MN

Best bibs EVER!!!

I looked everywhere for bids with arms like they use in my daughter’s playschool and was super excited when I found these. The are great for keeping little ones totally clean as they learn to feed themselves. They are easily machine washable, though we often times just rinse ours with soap and water in the sink and hang them to dry. They are awesome!

Gayla Catherine, AL

Great bib

I like this bib better than the Baby Bjorn one because it’s not rigid and has sleeves. At first I didn’t like that you had to tie it in the back and wish it had velcro straps, but it does make it harder for baby to take off. Easy to wash and dries quickly.

Gilda Holbrook, PA


Overall, I liked it. It’s a good concept. I wish they made one for like little babies, I don’t know something like 6-9 months or 6-12 months. This is a little too big and has a horrible way to tighten it up in the back. I think it needs a velcro or something. My son is 6 months old and are BLW ( baby-led weaning) so it’s a little bit messier than the usual solids plus he’s moving a lot in his high chair so a lot of the food ends up on his clothes right under the chin where this bib doesn’t close easily. But I love how easy is to clean it and that 80% of the clothes remain clean. So, that’s something. 🙂

Michell Sherard, MS