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Monday, October 15, 2012

A Few Thoughts on Bibs

I have four kids, so I feel like I am a bit of an expert on the subject of bibs.  When you've served as many meals as I have, you kinda get a feel for the subject, ya-know-what-I-mean?  I have a few general complaints: 
1) Most bibs are too small.  They may do fine in covering the postage stamp area directly below the chin, but they miss those areas like the rib cage, stomach, and lap.
2) Most bibs are pastel in color, with maybe a cute saying, but no pattern.  No matter how expert of a laundress you may be, those cute pink or pale blue bibs turn grubby grayish-brown awfully fast.
So, I started making my own bibs about half-way through the bib stage of my second kid.  They are still in pretty decent shape, and since I used fabric with bright and dark colors, they aren't that grubby.  HOWEVER, they are definitely on the girly side, so I had to make some new ones before "Chubba" (as his big sister calls him) could officially begin eating his first solid foods.  If these don't hide banana stains, I don't know what will:
So, the moment to try oatmeal mush for the first "official" taste finally arrived.  I say "official" because he has "technically" tasted it several times already, but since there were no pictures of those events, they didn't really happen.
Here we go - first taste:
and the verdict is...."MORE, MORE, MORE!!!!"
Yep, solid foods are a definite go with this little guy.  I'm sure the bib had a lot to do with it.


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Jessica said...

It's like you and Margo all over again. Ian and Cam are incredibly alike! The bibs are pretty cute, too.