Bibs. Definitely bibs for baby led weaning (blw) and I'm telling you, they will only be about 60% useful in the beginning.
YET... once a baby gets the hang of blw he or she tends to be amazingly neat and tidy with their food from then on. This turned out to be quite true for Bear: it's too early to tell with Ace- he's still imbedded in the messy stage!
Here's where I admit Ace began at 5 1/2 months, so there is a bit of Mama's intuition involved in all of this! He was wildly expressing an interest in foods and joining us at the table in the high chair. We began by giving him his spoon, fork, and cup to explore. Then came the mesh bag with a ripe pear, avocado, or banana in it. Within days he had figured out how to suck the mesh dry and reality hit- he was ready.
ok, so cute nieces can spoon feed him yogurt
If Ace had been a full 6 months I would have skipped the mesh entirely- it wasn't a safely measure that I did it for, but rather to give him a food experience while we ate. Turns out he didn't want to play with his food, he seriously wanted to eat it.
Up tomorrow: well, what exactly did he eat in the beginning?!