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I stuck my finger in Charlie Bear’s mouth this morning and he has nearly eight teeth, which explains why he is drooling like a Saint Bernard – and has developed a delightful habit of smooshing his face on stuff to wipe the drool off. Stuff like, oh, the couch cushions. The duvet. And his mama, dammit.
I always think he’s coming in for a sweet little hug, but before you know it I’m soaked with slobber. I can’t remember the last time I left the house looking vaguely presentable. Then there’s the furniture maintenance; keeping up with all the dried slug trails of drool and milk all over the couch / cushions is FUN.
I’m not sure when it happened, but life has suddenly gotten very messy.
So, we’re big-time bib fans around here, but I’ve learned through experience that not all bibs are created equal. Some hang too low. Others are too tight around his tubby neck. And don’t start me on the bibs with dodgy velcro that invariably end up on the floor. So I’m loving these drool-catchers from Funky Giraffe, which fit well, do the job they’re supposed to, have a lovely soft fleecy backing and have more designs than you can poke a rusk at.
Now, if Charlie approaches me with his brace-yourself-I’m-about-to-use-your-shirt-to-wipe-my-face look I can simply lift my hand and swipe him clean before he makes contact. It’s doing wonders for my wardrobe. (And, if I’m honest, his too – he rocks the cowboy look like no baby I’ve ever seen.)