After using bibs for every meal time and snack time for years I came to realize what worked for me. I wanted to keep the mess from spreading and the milk and other liquids from absorbing through the bib and onto the shirt behind. (plus I am a bit anal and tuck the bib bottom up on the table under their plate to use as a catch all...)
Did I mention I am no good at laundry, I can't get a stain out to save my life. So preventing is key for me. So the bibs I make for my Etsy shop are super absorbent and do the trick.
Here are a few that were just added recently. My son who is about a size 2T still wears these size of bibs.