Thursday, April 19th, 2007
How Best to Manage Baby Washcloths after Mealtime
Baby FreshFace Drying Caddy by Kiddopotamus is a miniature plastic drying and sanitizing rack for wash cloths. It retails for $5 to $7 and comes with two terrycloth washcloths.
Step 1. Wipe gobs of pureed food off your baby’s face and hands with a rag.
Step 2: Rinse and drape the rag over the caddy.
Step 3: Stick the caddy in the microwave and cook away bacteria hiding in any residual food bits and saliva.
Step 4: Pay special attention to any safety warnings in the product instructions pertaining to overcooking the cloths.
Does this sound like a sensible product? I laughed when I saw it.
Thinking back now, we used baby wash cloths at the dinner table, but didn’t reuse them before washing. The soiled rags piled up on the kitchen counter before eventually getting tossed in the baby laundry.
It’s the sitting-around-on-the-kitchen-counter thing that bothers me though. How do you, or did you, handle your mealtime mess? Paper napkins? Lawn hose pulled in from the backyard? Dinner served in the bath tub?