Asparagus…that was my baby girl’s first solid food. I gave it to her when she was just a little over 7 months. This was also the first time I ever used a bib and I have since discovered that not all bibs are created equally. Maybe this is because my baby wasn’t a drooler…or a spitter-upper, but I just don’t have any use for those little tiny bibs that come with an outfit. These are just a complete waste for me personally, even if they do go with her outfit.
Enter the bigger bibs with the little pouches underneath that you can wipe up. These are also not all created equally. I only like the ones you can throw in the washer. Call me lazy but the ones that have to be wiped and hand washed are just not for me. So, my favorite bibs are by a brand called Bumkins. They have cute patterns (I like the Suess one pictured the best) and are nice and big so all the food ends up on it instead of her. Also, the pouch catchs lots of food! When she’s done eating, I just rinse it off and throw it in the washer. I air dry it (it drys very quickly) and it’s ready to go again.
I also recently discovered these really great bibs from IKEA. I bought a 2 pack and they are fantastic for messy meals. My little girl has always fed herself so it can get messy if I give her a mushy food. Enter these bibs from IKEA. They have sleeves and a pouch. They also meet my criteria of being wipeable and machine washable. I tried these out when I gave my daughter some Greek yogurt and, underneath the bib, she was clean. At $3.99 for a 2 pack, the price is great, too!
February 28th, 2010 at 11:26 pm
Those are the bibs we use too! Though I often just throw a small terrycloth bib by iPlay around her neck for less messy stuff.
March 7th, 2011 at 1:40 pm
My girl is a messy one! These days not so much, but definitely in the beginning!