Toddlers make a mess when they eat. A big mess. Okay, so if I’m honest I can tell you that I also make a big mess myself. When I was little, mom used to make me eat ice cream in my underwear because I’d get it all over me. Thankfully my family doesn’t make me do that any more. Whew.If I tried to clean up Annie before, during, and after each meal with a paper towel, I might have to buy stock in Bounty. I would go through a HUGE amount of them…..and we really don’t buy many paper towels.
When we first started feeding her, I got tired of using paper towels really fast. So, I came up with something better.
I got about forty billion washcloths when Annie was born – the baby type. I could never use all of those on her, but I still had a pile of them in the bathroom. I brought about 7 downstairs, one for each day of the week. I stashed them in the cabinet with her cups.Now at each meal, I just wet down her washcloth and use that to clean her face, her hands, and sometimes her belly. Yep. I keep that stack of washcloths in the kitchen just for her – okay, sometimes I use them myself too. I can easily wash them out and reuse them if it’s a messy meal. I just launder them with my other kitchen towels and I’m good to go.
After the meal, I wash it out and hang it up to dry for the next meal. It’s saved us a HUGE amount of paper towels. 🙂
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