Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Messy messy

Baby is now at that stage where she simply MUST get her little hands on the spoon, during mealtimes. I'm assuming this is her first step towards feeding herself with a spoon, although half of the time she puts her hands on the spoon end and the mouth around the handle.

It's all very cute, until you see just how much fruit and cereal ends up lodged in the hard-to-reach places on the highchair (like about the harness buckles), in my hair, in her hair, all over her clothes and wherever I'm just about to put my foot.

Really, a bib just isn't enough. A hairdresser's cape might be.


Avery's mom said...

give her a spoon of her own to hold while feeding her, thats what i do with avery and it seems to work.

Juliabohemian said...

when my brother and sister were babies my Mom made these bibs out of hand towells. she just cut a circle for their head and put an elastic collar in it. they covered a lot of ground, at least.

EB said...

I tried using a hairdresser's cape once instead of bibs and large cloths. JJT also fed himself with either end of the spoon around that age.

Violet said...

avery's mom: I've started doing that; now it's a game of getting the food in when she takes her spoon out of her mouth.

juliabohemian: or maybe just have lots of changes of clothes?

eb: I wouldn't mind that she's still not much good at feeding herself, except my motive for keeping her well-fed is so that she'll be less likely to wake up hungry at night.