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Monday, 5 September 2016

The boy who wanted to feed himself: Introducing the BIBaDO

The boy who wanted to feed himself: Introducing the BIBaDO baby and toddler bib for easy weaning

This weekend Daddy took the dog out for a run and, annoyingly, he split his dewclaw. 

The dog I mean. It was hanging off at a nasty angle and bleeding, and neither of us had the guts to remove it ourselves so off to the vets he went.

When my husband returned from the vets, fifty quid poorer, he said the poor pooch had been weighed. To his (my husband's) horror, he (the dog) had gained 5kg and was now officially on a doggie diet.

This doesn't surprise me. Whilst he is still walked twice a day, and runs like the clappers when the opportunity arises, he is basically my hoover. Dog: Barker at door, waker of babies, remover of floor debris.

And the opportunity arises a lot. In the Venn diagram of "children who want to feed themselves" and "children who can't feed themselves" my son sits squarely in the middle. See?
He tries very hard with a spoon, but to be honest, he's not that good at it and usually resorts to plan b, shovelling it in with his fists. I get that it's a learning process but it's so messy.

Enter the BIBaDO bib.
It covers not only the baby, but part of the high chair too, and (crucially) stops him from dropping food all over his lap and the floor, which he is a big fan of (remember when we made sushi?).
We put the BIBaDO through its paces.
Day 1: Risotto. Nom.
Day 2: Bolognese. Distinctly more stain-y
BIBaDO - 1 Dog - 0
That's one pissed off canine
Sorry, dog.

Well, the dog didn't approve, but I really liked it. No more scrubbing high chairs or Bolognese-stained trousers, hurrah! I just wish we'd had one earlier in our weaning journey. At the end of the meal, I can peel it off him and then discard the debris straight into the bin and give it a wipe, or for more serious damage stick it in the washing machine on 30. It hang dries in no time at all.

We have now put it in the change bag, as it will most certainly come in handy for trips out, where I hope to be able to avoid the floor sweep of shame after every meal.

We were sent a BIBaDO for free for the purposes of this review, but all opinions are my own (apart from the dog's). If you would like to buy one, you can go to their Website. BIBaDO are also on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. I want a furry hoover on legs, although I am not so keen on the walking of hoover, or picking up hoover poo. That bib looks genius though and I am seriously considering getting one for every member of my family!

  2. Where were these when my boys were little! And what a brilliant idea!


  3. Where was this when mine where weaning?? I'm quite tempted to enter to get one for The Baby anyway, she's only just two and still throws more food then the eats! #KCACOLS

  4. I could have done with one of these 3 years or so ago! :)

  5. Great idea! I could have done with one of those when my two were learning! #KCACOLS

  6. These are genius - wish I'd known about them earlier! #kcacols

  7. That's such a great idea! I wish I had one of those when we were having these problems. Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS

  8. That's such a great idea! I wish I had one of those when we were having these problems. Thanks for sharing #KCACOLS


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