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04/11/2013 at 22:11
I am more of a lurker than a poster - sorry about that - but I have found so many threads on here so helpful (e.g. connecta recommendations - just got one and love it!) and was hoping you could help me with a question on BLW.
My little boy is coming up to 6 months and I want to try BLW and I am starting to get prepared. I have got the IKEA antilop highchair and that's it so far. I have heard that BLW can be pretty messy and was hoping you could help with recommendations for good bibs. I was thinking of getting coverall type ones but there are so many out there at different prices - are there any that you would particularly recommend? My little one is quite petite so I guess I would need something not too big.
Thank you very much in advance! :-)
04/11/2013 at 22:22
Have LO in just a nappy when sat in the highchair, no risk to staining clothes. I not that fussed with staining, so I usually roll the sleeves up and use a muslin as a cover-up. I have also bought the coveralls from Ikea and I've just rolled the sleeves up a bit on those so they don't get in L's way.
04/11/2013 at 22:36
Thanks very much DumbleSpud. Our kitchen is quite cold so I think too cold for just a nappy, which is a shame as that sounds like a great idea otherwise. I will take a look at the ikea coveralls.
04/11/2013 at 23:35
We bought the long sleeved bibs from Tescos, they're about £2.20ish. My daughter was/is quite diddy too & they still fit her fine at 21 months. Another tip that I stole from someone is to but cheap shower curtains. Cut them in half & then put 1 under the highchair, you can tip any bits into the bin & then pop it into the washing machine. Easy! Good luck. BLW is so much fun. Also don't them too near a wall. I've got a lovely noodle print on 1 of my walls.
05/11/2013 at 10:23
Thanks Blackkat, the shower curtain tip sounds like a very good plan! I will try that! Will check out the tesco bibs too thanks. Yes I'm looking forward to getting started and seeing what my little one makes of different foods!
05/11/2013 at 11:46
I can't remember where we got bibs from but basically anything long sleeved and big - although at home, and tbh quite often when out and about we stripped down to nappy or at least vest.
Cherry Pie, I think it was, had a variation on the shower curtain thing which was to cut a bin liner down it's length and put that on the floor which woudl then mean you could just roll it up and bin at the end of the meal.
05/11/2013 at 14:20
Thanks for the suggestions jelly baby, bin bags sound like a good idea too!
05/11/2013 at 16:24
Get a dog! Saves you cleaning the floor!
Be prepared for a mess and for a fair amount t of waste. I found the wasted food hard to deal with to begin with. I tended to strip down to just a nappy or vest to save clothes as well. I think I had some cover all plastic bibs from Asda and some painting aprons from ELC for L. The Ikea chair is brilliant. We started off with the bumbo then when they were a bit bigger used the Antilop seat.
Don't bother with plates and bowls. Just put the food straight on the tray/table.
05/11/2013 at 16:59
We use long sleeved bibs when out and occasionally inside, nappy works best for us though too tbh. I've also got a friend an old leggings and top set as it's too cold for her LO without, same set for tea each night, washed if needed and bib over the top but that's too much faff for me personally,
What bib I use depends what I'm giving, if it's just messy (toast. Fruit etc) I like the plastic backed John Lewis ones, and we've a few sainsburys ones too. If it's tomato based or banana and likely to stain I use a poundshop one as they for some reason don't stain. I'd prefer a wipe down one If I could find one though tbh.
We've also a Tommee Tippee roll up tRubber one that's useful when out as if she drops it, it doesn't go in the floor and I can give it her bsck.
We've also a. Pound land cover sheet which we use for messy things so we don't have to ruin the carpet.
Nappy bags are also plentiful here. I use them over my hand to pick up and sloppy food mess then pull bag back over it, cannot stand touching half cured toast haha.
05/11/2013 at 19:45
Thanks very much for your replies Lavender Rose and Little Madam, they are really helpful! I like the idea of a dog, not sure my husband would be so keen on that one though ha!
05/11/2013 at 20:00
Ikea ling sleeve bibs are brill! Usually in the arts n crafts bit rather than the weaning bit.
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