Saturday, February 4, 2012

some essentials for an eating baby

This baby of mine loves to eat! She sits with us every meal, chatting away with "um-mum-mum" and "ma-ma-mums," practicing her food picking-up skills, and generally just being delightful.

She's transitioning from finger to spoon, although mama's finger is often still the preferred mode of food-to-mouth transportation.


To mark this special time (and also because chatty table babies are very messy eaters in need of quick cleaning up after every meal), I made her a new little cotton bib and a couple washcloths. I'm slowly working on a few more of each, but these will serve us well in the meantime.


 The washcloth pattern is from here, and the bib from here. I learned how to knit cables by watching this video. I just use a straight knitting needle instead of the special cable needle, and it works fine for me!


Oh, we should all enjoy food with this much wonder and merriment, don't you think?

20 comments:

  1. The bib is absolutely ingenious. As for the wash cloth, I'm afraid of making some and use them but I suppose it's just a matter of selecting the right yarn that washes easily !
    Thank you for the comment on my blog.

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    1. I know what you mean :) These were washed a couple times before I took the pictures, and they're keeping the shape nicely so far. 100% cotton seems to wash up well (I used an organic one, which I think is better quality, too).

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  2. I taught myself how to knit socks by watching YouTube videos over and over and over. My last failed attempt at cables was years ago - way before YouTube. Maybe I'll have to try again! The bib is too adorable - as is the baby wearing it!! What lovely gifts you're making for her...

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  3. I love, love the cable on the washcloths and the bib is just darling!
    That last picture is precious! Yes, we should all enjoy our food like babies do! :)

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  4. Thanks for the links to the bib and wash cloth...I downloaded and saved them. Now where did that cute wooden bowl come from? So glad your baby is loving her yummy food!

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    1. Oh, it's from here: http://www.novanatural.com/kitchenware/babys-wooden-bowl-moon-spoon_2

      It's the littlest baby-sized wooden spoon. So cute!

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  5. Thanks for the links Jaime! I enjoyed making the owl mittens so I know I'll enjoy making the owl washcloths. Looks like the exact same cable.That last picture is just adorable!

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    1. Oh yes, I think it is the same one! It's fun to do, and these knit up quick!

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  6. Great idea for the washclothes! Our big Newf heads right to the high chair to see if she has left him any food. Messy eater indeed!

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  7. Love these, the bib is my favourite, just lovely!!!! Glad to hear she is enjoying her food :)

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  8. Jaime, these are perfect. I'm going to save both patterns and eventually whip some up...I LOVE the bowl and spoon too!

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  9. So cute! Thanks for the links to the patterns.
    x Katherine
    PS We had beef chili for dinner last night!

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    1. Yum! That's on our menu again for tomorrow ;)

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  10. That bib is just downright adorable! You are so talented!

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  11. The bib is so gorgeous! What a cute babe x

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  12. What wonderful ideas!!! I think that babies learning to feed themselves are quite possibly the cutest little things on earth! Gosh, it's been so long since my girl was a baby, I've forgotten some of those little details! Crazy!

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    1. It is SO cute! And she works so hard at making those little fingers move in just the right way to pick pieces of food up. It's really amazing when you stop to think about it. :)

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  13. Gorgeous bibs, Jaime!

    Oh, you are making me miss feeding my little ones...such purity in their diets at that age. And your darling is just beautiful...

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  14. I love the bowl and spoon. Our baby over here has been eating for a while now, but it still hasn't gotten old for me. So fun to see her tuck into her meal with such verve. We do the old, old, bandanna as makeshift bib these days, and it makes me smile to see my little cowgirl.

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  15. love, love, love. All of it. Each and every photo.
    and that spoon is super adorable.

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