Three Selfish Reasons Why We Finally Waited Until Six Months to Start Solids ~Plus~ Bummis Best Ever Bib Giveaway (10/4)

A sample was provided by Bummis for this article. No compensation was received and the views and opinions are my own.

There are many things I feel like I am finally getting the hang of with my third baby, although part of that could be that she has been a very low-key, happy-go-lucky infant. I waited until she turned six-months-old this past weekend to start her on solids, which is two months longer than I waited with my first two children. So why did I choose to wait this time around? Of course there are the AAP recommendations which have gone from not recommending solids before 4 months of age to recommending that parents wait until 6 months, so there is an element of wanting do what is best for baby, but I will confess many of my reasons are on the selfish side:

1. I am still losing weight like crazy and loving it! If I could choose just one reason to go back and change the age at which I started my first two babies on solids this would be the one. 100% selfish, but since I gained 50 lbs. with my first two pregnancies and struggled to lose all of the weight after it would have worked in my favor to have waited a couple more months! I gained significantly less during this third pregnancy, lost the weight quickly and am excited that I have been able to tackle some of my “wheelchair weight” from my car accident in 2009. Although I have no intention on getting my pre-mommy body back, I am feeling healthier and my next goal is to strengthen my core to better support my finicky back.

2. It has been one less thing to cart around. When you have three kids to juggle, bus stop pick-ups and after school activities, there is something to be said about having one less thing to cart along when you are out of the house. The carting around and extra prep is about to begin, but it has been nice to enjoy a couple of months with a slightly lighter load. I did a lot of baby food jars then pouches with my son when we were out and about, but I am hoping to be better about finding ways to plan ahead so we can use homemade food as much as possible. Now bring on the Bummis Best Ever Bibs and baby spoons!

3. It is easier to clean diapers. I doubt any parent is a fan of transition stools since they are messier to clean regardless of what kind of diapers you are using, but EBF stools are definitely a lot easier to clean when you are using cloth diapers. Now I do not recommend waiting forever to start your baby on solids just to avoid this stage, as there are flushable liners and other tools that can make this stage a little easier, but if you can wait a little longer to make life a smidgen easier than so be it.

Baby Bib Trio

Speaking of cloth diapers, Bummis recently released their Best Ever bibs, which are made in the same adorable prints as their diaper covers and if something is durable enough to stand up to diapering, it is guaranteed to perform well against peas and carrots. The Best Ever Bibs are generously sized without being bulky, coordinate with Bummis cloth diaper covers and can be rinsed between uses or tossed in the laundry. I love the snap closures as they are durable and toddler proof. The smaller snap works well for infants and the second snap fits both my two-year-old and five-year-old.

The pocket is great for catching run away spaghetti and the prints are colorful and exciting. My two-year-old has been anti-bibs for quite some time, as much as he still needs them, but he was eager to wear the rocket ship print, because it was fun. These bibs did take a little more time to dry between feedings than some bibs we have owned, so you will want more than one on hand. I am happy that now I can ignore the pile of bibs next to my sewing machine that were waiting for new Velcro closures to be sewn on, because who has time for that?

These bibs retail for $12.95 and can be found at many Bummis retailers in the USA and Canada.

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A sample was provided by Bummis for this article. No compensation was received and the views and opinions are my own.

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By Emi Stapler. I am a cloth diaper advocate, green parenting blogger, mother of three and a military wife who enjoys sharing my motherhood adventures and advice. Follow me at The Cloth Diaper Report on Facebook, Twitter @TheCDReport , Google +, Pinterest and Instagram.

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  1. Those are not selfish reasons. There is nothing wrong with simplifying ones life and still taking good care of the baby.

    -Signed a mom to seven

  2. This bib looks awesome. Thanks for a chance to win one! Also, your tweet is just one character too long!

    • Darn Rafflecopter, it told me I was at 0 letters, not -1! Hopefully it’s fixed now and thanks for the heads up. :-)


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