BLW Equipment - Books, Bibs and Tablecloth

Discussion in 'Weaning & Nutrition' started by Nic1981, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Nic1981

    Nic1981 Well-Known Member

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    Can anyone recommend any extra large resilient bibs for my 7 month old?

    The rubbish fabric ones I have at the moment don't do much at all!

    Also I'm looking for a wipe clean tablecloth for the table and the floor?

    And can anyone recommend any good books?

    Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. Lu28

    Lu28 Aisling's mammy

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    I'd recommend the same book. I've given up on long sleeved bibs now, I just have a few long sleeved vests that we use just for eating :thumbup:

    Not sure about the table cloth either. I'd like a wipe clean one too but they seem to be very expensive and I can't justify the expense! You can get splash mats for the floor from mothercare or ebay though.
     
  4. Mum2b_Claire

    Mum2b_Claire Mummy to Ruby & Scarlett!

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    Splash mats seem very expensive for what they are - mothercare do one for £10. I don\t bother because it's just as easy to clean our wooden floor but apparently a shower curtain will do the same job!

    Long sleeved bibs I found distracted Ruby and bunched up making it harder for her to get food to her mouth. We just use long sleeved vests too, and another member had a brilliant idea yesterday of buying some really cheap sleepsuits in a couple of sizes too big, and putting them over LOs clothes at meal times.

    Yup I have the Gill Rapley book, it's an essential!

    I don't bother with a tablecloth, Ruby eats off the tabletop, I just disinfect it with dettol spray before and after each meal.
     
  5. faille

    faille Mummy & WTT

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    We have some splash mats from Asda - £2 for 2 and they do the job well.

    We don't do long sleeves - she has hers rolled up or short sleeves on. It's easier to clean her arms afterwards then her trying to negioate long sleeves - they just get in her way! She still has a normal bib on though.

    We don't use tableclothes, she has everything off her tray which is washed before and after each use (same with splash mats).
     
  6. kirsten1985

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    Yeah I forgot to say as I was in a rush - we bought those long sleeved bibs, but as they are so big don't use them. She usually eats in a short sleeved old vest and nothing else. Much easier. She also eats straight off the table top and we have laminate floor too so I just wipe it. :)
     
  7. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

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    I made a splash mat for my LO -- vinyl table cloth, backed with felt, and even cut out and sewed felt letters in his name (Lincoln) and some cut out Otters on it (okay, maybe that was overboard :blush: ). Just used binding on the edges to make it tidy. It is cute and was cheap to make! And BIG so ready for BLW messes. LOL

    I think, after listening to the ladies on here, I will be going with the "certain vests for feeding only" route as opposed to bibs. haha!
     
  8. zoe0504

    zoe0504 Well-Known Member

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    If you go into a simple pound shop they do large mess mats for the floor which are wipe clean and also quite large disposable bibs. They are a godsend for stain free clothes! Just simply throw away!! x x x
     
  9. Lu28

    Lu28 Aisling's mammy

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    I was totally with you guys regarding the long sleeved bibs but I found a brilliant one over the weekend, a bibetta one with sleeves which are actually a decent length, have elastic at the bottom and are really soft and flexible, it works brilliantly! :thumbup: I'm actually kicking myself that I didn't get two. I'm going back to the shop this week, think I'll pick up another then. Here's a link: https://www.bloomingmarvellous.co.uk/product.aspx?CategoryID=practicalproducts&ProductID=89955_89956&language=en-GB

    ETA here's a pic of Aisling in hers tonight, no way would she have been able to eat in her huge Tesco one.

    [IMG]https://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l393/nualamcanally/Nualasphotos201.jpg[/IMG]
     

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