Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Eating Shirt



For some reason bibs have never really worked for us. They would keep the front of Addie's shirt clean but she would always turn her head and get food all over her sleeve. I'm sure there are some bibs out there that would correct this problem but I have found a solution. The eating shirt. When we were eating spaghetti one night and I told my husband to find one of his old gross shirts (he has many). We just put it over Addie's clothes and Ta Da the eating shirt is born. It works like a charm! She still uses her sippy cup so we don't have to worry about liquids seeping through and it works wonderfully in repelling other food.

To keep the neck hole up around her chin I used a bobby pin I was wearing at the time. Just pull the shirt up close and clip it together.


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7 comments:

Buffie said...

That is a great idea. I'm going to have to try this with my daughter. She can be a bit of a messy eater.

Heather said...

No wonder they say necessity is the MOTHER of invention! ;)

Cindy said...

That's a super idea; bibs only cover so much (and not usually enough...think SPAGHETTI!) :) You could close the neck hole with a clothes pin, too.

Jerod, Shelley, and Hunter Stanley said...

What a great idea! Addy is getting so big!

Amy @ Experience Imagination said...

Oh, this is absolutely fantastic!! I always found bibs entirely too small for my little one. We're about to have another baby in the house, so this is definitely a tip I can use in the next several months.

Thanks for sharing!

Thia said...

When I started feeding solids to my first, I was so neat that she stayed clean. When it came time for her to feed herself, she refused to wear a bib, thus we started eating shirts too. I have used them with my first two and soon my third will graduate to them. I've gotten very good at neatly removing a food covered shirt up over their heads. Although I did have the thought of cutting up the back to open it there....I'm just too lazy to try.

Alyssa @ A Lovely Refuge said...

What a great idea! My 11 month old is constantly pulling his bib off- so that's perfect!
Love it. Thanks for sharing.

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