Every once in a while you come across a product or toy for your baby or toddler that is indispensable. These are the items you want to tell other parents about. One such product that we have been using religiously with our toddler during meal time is the Baby Bjorn Soft Bib
Like most parents, we started out using cloth bibs with our child when we began introducing solid foods. They worked ok, but had 3 major drawbacks. First, they were cloth and had to be laundered before reuse. Second, they only caught food that fell directly out of our kid’s mouth and didn’t always catch most of it. Third, they only prevented mushy foods from getting on our toddler’s lap and clothes. Solid foods always bounced right down into his lap to stain what he was wearing.
If our toddler spit out food, dribbled more than a little bit, food fell off the spoon in route, or food was solid (not mushy), it ended up in his highchair and all over his lap. We dealt with this in ignorance for quite a while because we did not know there was another solution.
Luckily we had friends with two toddlers who gave us one of the Baby Bjorn bibs
one day. It solved the three major drawbacks of the traditional cloth bib.
First off, it was plastic and could be washed quickly in the sink after meals and was ready to go again.
Secondly, what makes it so unique is that it has a built in food catching trough at the bottom. This trough sticks out about 1.5 – 2 inches at the bottom to catch food. The trough does a great job catching food that dribbles down, is spit out, or falls off the spoon.
It’s ability to catch solid food solves issue 3.
Another added bonus is that your toddler can pick dropped food back out to the food catching trough and finish eating it. This is especially helpful if your toddler is like ours and has a “No man left behind” policy when it comes to dropped food.
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