Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?


This guest is not a fan of eating much lately unless it involves carbs and most of those end up on the floor. The best part is when I haven't had time to pick it all up (I mean how many times can one person sweep/wash a floor without going insane?), the guest will try to eat the same rejected food off the floor. Bibs and forks and spoons are merely suggestions.

10 comments:

Leigh said...

What about putting a plastic tablecloth on the floor and then afterwards just shake it out?

I used to have one but it got so grotty I threw it out last week on my Kitchen Cleaning day and now need to get another./

They're cheap and save SOOO much time with the eternal mopping which also drives me crazy (don't know how you do it being pregnant...)

Guess what? Connor slept through from 10 til 5:30 - no middle of the night waking - for two nights now (I don't want to write it on my own blog as I'll probably jinx it........)

Susan said...

LOL - I did the exact same thing that Leigh above suggested when my guys were little. It is so worth it!

ElizabethEK said...

I did the plastic tablecloth thing for awhile, but then I decided it was MORE mess/gross because the food was getting on top AND underneath. So then I just went back to cleaning things up multiple times a day.

I know this post was not much help (or any help for that matter), but I hear you on the mess issue!

LauraC said...

We ended up buying an enormous washable (washable being KEY) rug from Target that we put under the kids' high chairs. Then we could pick up the entire rug and brush stuff into the sink. If it was really grody (yogurt, applesauce) then it went straight in the wash.

Hands down, one of my least favorite clean up times was 12-24 months.

K @ ourboxofrain said...

This is why everyone with a toddler should also have a dog. Without one, we would have had the same problem and no good solution. Thankfully, the child recently rediscovered his appetite, so the food dropping has eased up again, much to the dog's chagrin.

brittae@yahoo.com said...
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brittae@yahoo.com said...

Baby Bjorn bibs! Seriously - they will save you half the mess that ends up on your floors. Those bibs, plus a strict no-throwing food policy (both our kids first time-outs were around 16 months for chucking food or drinks on the floor) keeps our floors decent. Only a Clorox wipe is needed 95% of the time after meals and snacks.
Those bibs are so awesome. Three things I recommend for new moms are Miracle Blankets, Baby Bjorn bibs and (to the paranoid, like me) and Angelcare movement monitor.

Stacey said...

If it makes you feel any better I have a dog but he is such a wimp he won't come out on the laminate floor to eat up the mess Cameron makes. Wuss.

Shelley said...

I was visiting a good friend when her son was about 9 months old. She sort of freaked out because she found a pea (yes, I'm serious) that had been left on the floor after a meal. Of course, she looked at me with disgust when I told her that I just wait until things like peas and macaroni & cheese dry up before cleaning the floor. Then I can just sweep them up instead of getting on my hands and knees. Gross? Maybe. Practical? Yes. :-)

I also did the plastic tablecloth thing for a while and it helped.

Mary said...

My 14 month old is awful about this. He throws all his food on the floor and refuses to eat. He prefers to scavenge for food on the floor and will wander around his high chair finding old crumbs and eating them like he is starving. I think I'm going to start putting his entire meal directly on the floor and see it if works. I also threatened to put his dinner in the cat dish since he seems to find their food so enticing. :)