The Mess Me Not Smock® Short Sleeve Collection

$10.50 shipping rate in Australia or FREE to AUS or NZ for orders over $150

Short Sleeve Smock Bib for summer? Yes please! 


Long summer days and fuss free mealtimes?

Our short sleeve Mess Me Not Smocks are ideal for the summer weather and warmer climates. Protecting the entire high chair tray like our original Mess Me Not Smocks, our short sleeve smocks provide protection from stains and spills but also keep your baby or toddler cooler on hot days. 

Designed by an Aussie mum, the Mess Me Not Smock ticks all the boxes providing the ultimate game-changer at mealtimes. Easy to put on, quick to take off, protecting your little one's clothing from neck to toe, keeping the highchair clean and super easy to wash in the washing machine! The Mess Me Not Smock has been described by parents as an essential item to have when introducing your little one to solids and once you have one becomes the item you just cannot live without!

We are parents too. We get life is busy with little ones and want to help make your life easier. Our smocks are easy to care for and just require washing in the washing machine with your regular washing load. Drying them is super easy too. Either pop them in the clothes dryer on a low setting or hang them out to dry.

Our Mess Me Not Smocks are not plastic. They are comfortable, high quality polyester knit which is soft and breathable so your baby won't get hot and sticky and they won't irritate their sensitive skin. They are a super soft fabric that allows movement easily and the unique design means they can move around freely without knocking the bowls and plates and food off the high chair tray. The part that makes them waterproof is a waterproof layer on the outside and all our Mess Me Not Smocks use BPA freephthalate free and CPSIA compliant fabric.


What is the difference?

Other baby bibs do not provide complete protection unlike the Mess Me Not Smock


Bundle Deals

Mess Me Not Smocks make mealtimes so much easier and cleaner and with our bundle deals you will always have an extra smock or two to use when the others are in the wash! To take advantage of our bundle deals all you have to do is add the smocks you wish to buy to your cart and then at the checkout enter the codes below. If you require assistance or would like to chat to us about our bundle deals please contact us via the message box or our 'Contact Us' tab at the top of this page.

For TWO smocks use the code "BUY2" for 10% off.

For THREE or MORE smocks use the code "3ORMORE" for 15% off.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions  


How does the Mess Me Not Smock fit to my highchair?

The Mess Me Not Smock is designed to fit over the tray and then clip around the back of the chair to secure it in place.


How do I wash a Mess Me Not Smock?

We recommend the Mess Me Not Smock is washed on a warm- hot, gentle cycle (up to 30 degrees Celsius) with normal laundry detergent after use. The Mess Me Not Smock can also be wiped clean for small clean ups but if the sleeves or smock have been in contact with liquids or really messy food recommend they are just chucked straight in the washing machine for a thorough wash. We still recommend washing in the machine daily if used every day, just like you would thoroughly wash your plates and bowls after each use. They do not need to be put in a delicates bag to be washed, just in with the normal load with similar colours is fine.

How do I dry the Mess Me Not Smock?

Mess Me Not Smocks are one of the few smocks available to be tumble dry safe. You can safely dry your smock on a low/warm tumble dry setting or hang outside (not in direct sunlight is preferred). We recommend hanging on a normal adult size coat hanger on the clothesline in the sun to help the arms open up and for it to dry evenly. Drying is just as important as washing your Mess Me Not Smock though and it must be dried thoroughly before use or storage. If used daily we recommend purchasing more than one in order for the smocks to dry properly between uses. If you live in a particularly humid location tumble dry is recommended or drying somewhere away from the humidity and moisture.

Can I use suction bowls?

In order to use suction bowls with the Mess Me Not Smock simply roll the tray cover up and then attach the clip together under the highchair seat or the tray, depending on which gives the most tension to hold the smock in place closing the gap between your little one and the tray to catch the dropped food. Then, if you want full mess protection again, simply unroll and pull the cover back over the tray and clip at the back of the chair.

What is the Mess Me Not Smock made from?

The Mess Me Not Smock is made from a soft, lightweight and breathable polyester knit fabric with the waterproof film (PUL) on the outer layer only. This not only keeps your little one cooler but ensures they are comfortable during their meal.

Will the food spill off the smock whilst in use?

The Mess Me Not Smock has been carefully designed to create a dip between the highchair tray and your little one where the smock meets the tray cover. This unique one piece design catches all the food and prevents it spilling over the side and onto the floor as your little one moves around during the meal.

Is the Mess Me Not Smock restrictive?

The Mess Me Not Smock has been carefully designed to ensure your little one can move comfortably and freely, as if they were just wearing any item of clothing. Comfort is most important during a meal to create positive experiences at mealtimes to help lead to healthy eating habits and the Mess Me Not Smock ensures the environment is created for your little one.

Will the Mess Me Not Smock fit my highchair?

Yes, the Mess Me Not Smock has been tested on all major brands of highchair and fits large, small, round, rectangle and square trays. If your tray has a bigger lip the smock tray cover will still fit, simply push down on the cover to release the air between the cover and tray and use as normal. The Mess Me Not Smock can also be used on highchairs without trays and on prams. For a more detailed list click 

here. If you have any questions about your highchair please email us at

Is the Mess Me Not Smock only for mealtimes?

You can use the Mess Me Not Smock for any messy experience. They are great for messy craft, sensory experiences and painting. Just ensure the products you use won't leave stains on the smock if you are worried about staining. Once again we recommend washing straight after use.

I have a discount code, where do I add it?

Once you have finished adding to your cart, head to the checkout page. On the checkout page click the option 'Show Order Summary' and then a drop down option will display the box to add your code. Click the arrow once your code is entered and the code should be automatically applied.

Can the Mess Me Not Smock be used instead of highchair straps?

No. A Mess Me Not Smock does not replace the use of highchair straps. We recommend you use your Mess Me Not Smock over the highchair straps to ensure your little one is safe and secure in the highchair. We advise your child to be supervised by an adult at all times during their time in the highchair and when using the Mess Me Not Smock.


Do you have a question that isn't answered here? Please contact us here via the Contact Us page.

We hope you love your Mess Me Not Smock as much as we do in our family. 

Conditions of use

Conditions of use

By purchasing you are agreeing to the conditions of use. Please follow the link below to view these conditions prior to purchasing. 

Conditions of use

Please Note: Smocks are not nightwear and must not be used for sleep. This is a registered and protected design. 

Price is for one Mess Me Not Smock. Postage additional. We try very hard to get an accurate photo of the colours available however the colour may differ slightly depending on your screen or monitor settings.

Shipping FAQ

Shipping FAQ

What Are The Postage Costs?

Shipping rates within Australia are set to a flat rate of $10.50 and New Zealand $12 (AUD). Express is additional. Free postage is automatically applied after spending $150 (Australia only). Fees for other countries are calculated at the checkout. Please contact us via the 'contact us' tab at the top if you have any questions.

When Will I Receive My Mess Me Not Order?

All orders made through Mess Me Not will be fulfilled within 1-5 business days*. The time varies due to particularly busy times but we will endeavour to have it sent as soon as possible. If you have ordered a pre-order item all the items you ordered will be sent out together once the pre-order item arrives. Pre-order items automatically qualify for an upgrade to express shipping (within Australia only). If you require your items before the pre-order item arrives please purchase these separately.

Does Mess Me Not Ship Internationally?

Mess Me Not ships world-wide (unfortunately not including the US and Canada at this time but hopefully soon contact us for more information).

When Will My Order Be Shipped?

We usually ship orders on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.

How Long Will It Take For My Order To Arrive?

We use Australia Post for most of our orders so the times vary according to your location. Standard post within Australia is usually within 3-5 business days

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

The Mess Me Not Smock® Short Sleeve Collection

Kylie Cornubia Play&Learn Centre
Fantastic Product

We have been using the Mess Me Not Smock in our Babies Room. The staff love them. It has cut down on the time wasted cleaning high chairs, the floor and the children themselves. With 8 babies, eating 3 meals a day, 5 days a week the time is now spent back with the children and not with the cleaning.

Thank you so much for your review Kylie! We love how much easier they are making life for the team in your Babies Room!

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