Baby Led Weaning (BLW) is a really fun process and it is amazing to see how quickly Edith picked up on the concept of feeding herself and how she is progressing. The only downside to BLW is the mess and let me tell you it can be huge at times. At home we have a whole clean up kit right next to the table for post meal clean up but when we are out things can get a little trickier.
For awhile we were bringing Edith’s portable high chair (the kind you strap to a chair) but it’s not always the most convenient and now she fits in the ones most restaurants have. Now that we aren’t using her own chair that has a tray we have been trying to think of a good way to have her participate in meals out with us without making a huge mess and keeping things sanitary.
We finally got our answer in the form of a package from Modern-Twist. In the package we found a bucket bib and a placemat. Both are made of FDA approved food-grade silicone and are free of BPA, lead,latex, phthalates and other harsh chemicals. They are eco-friendly (bonus)!
They have placemats for the whole family but I have to say I am in love with their farmers market kids placemat. I might just have to add it to my growing list of birthday items for Edith along with their robot love bucket bib.
I have to say I was a little skeptical about the bib because I thought it might be a little too bulky but the soft silicon makes it fold up really easily and it really does catch most of the food Edith inevitably drops. I also love that I can just wash it off and stuff it back in the diaper bag. The same goes with the placemat it protects Edith’s food from the germy restaurant tables and is super easy to clean off, roll up and carry around in the diaper bag.
What are you favorite baby feeding items? I really love having these portable items, they are essentials for us.