Tuesday, July 30, 2013

One four-year-old + potato salad = a big mess

On the kids' birthday, we had a picnic lunch outside.

We had some potato salad and the children didn't want to wear bibs since they're now "big kids".

Can you guess what happened?

Yes... a big mess on her lovely Naartjie top.
look at the mayonnaise stains

First we tried washing it (and by we, I mean Nanny S) in the normal way, hoping that the stain removal would work with the oily mayonnaise stains.

They didn't come out :(

But then I read the Vanish booklet, followed the instructions exactly for mustard, and lo and behold, the stain disappeared, much to my relief.
out! bad picture but I can assure you they're all out
I really love this top, you see, as I think Kendra looks gorgeous in it :)


Next time the babies eat potato salad, you can be sure they'll be wearing their bibs!
 my new "taking pics at night" skills :)
Am I the only one out there who still makes her kids wear bibs? 

PS Vanish sent me the product to review for this post.

9 comments:

  1. Our kids still wear bibs! The only exception is at a birthday party or at preschool, where they're around other kiddos.

    Tonight at supper, I somehow ran out of bibs. My B had a FIT...she refused to eat without one! HA! My A was fine, but B didn't buy the "big girl" "privilege"

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  2. I put bibs on N for roughly a week before I decided they annoy me more than they help me and left it. ;-)

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  3. I am glad that Vanish worked for you.
    I haven't used bibs since my children were 2.

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  4. We stopped using bibs when they stopped drooling at about a year old! Oh and K would look gorgeous in anything! xx

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  5. I pretty much gave up on bibs when she was about a year - I just could not be bothered. Yes, some of her clothes got stains on them, but nothing too hectic. Most of the stains are from juice more than food anyway.

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  6. Oh Marcia! You make me laugh :) My kids never wore bibs - I don't like them. I think one of the older ones did for a bit. And then I wonder why Jack goes through 6.89 million outfits a day!

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  7. Kade hasn't worn a bib since about 10 months old. They just used to drive me nuts so I would rather deal with a stain here and there. He's VERY good at feeding himself and drinking from a cup (mostly only spills when drinking and the cup is too full).

    xx

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  8. I left those behind years ago. Too much fuss.

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  9. Lol! So glad to hear that Vanish really works. Will have to try it on some oily stains too.

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