It seems like I do a ton of stain removal around here. I constantly have something soaking…or waiting to soak. But then again, I have 3 little people under the age of 5. Stains are a given.
And if you aren’t careful to remove stains, they set in permanently. And that ruins clothes. And ruined clothes cost money. And that ruins Mama’s good mood.
Enter baby food.
My youngest daughter is almost 10 months old and she is just learning to feed herself. Crackers, little bites of banana…you know all of those little baby finger foods.
Those finger foods that end up all over her clothes.
This is my solution: A dishtowel and a clothespin.
I have an abundance of dishtowels. I change them often, so I have a decent supply handy. Those little plastic bibs don’t always cut it. But my nice big dishtowels do a fabulous job of catching stains and cracker crumbs.
And when she’s finished eating, I just unclip from the back and brush off in the trash. If it’s not messy and gross, I save it for her next meal.
I love that her shirts stay (mostly) stain free. I love not spending time or money on making clothes look presentable again.
And I love that she is just so sweet and adorable in all of her baby-ness.
I am pleased to link this post to Frugal Friday over at Life as MOM. Click on over for a great round-up of frugal tips!