If you think a bib is a bib is a bib — you probably haven't checked out those made by Bumkins ($6). The waterproof food soakers have a pouch that catches the morsels of food that never make it into your lil one's mouth. When feeding my daughter a bowl of cereal or an over easy egg, I need a splash mat to shield the dribbling milk and flying yolk. But their sleeve bib ($16) has elastic rimmed cuffs that keep her clothes spiffy. And, the tie behind the back design prohibits her from ripping it off.

Similar to their standard bibs, the smock also comes in sprightly prints for lasses and gents alike. These bad boys are also PVC, BPA, phthalate, and vinyl free. Oh, and did I mention, they're machine washable!?