Spaghetti is fun and messy, but what baby-led weaning food isn’t? I suggest the bare minimum clothing for this food. Peanut tried her spaghetti naked (let me know if you have any awesome bibs to recommend because the traditional under the chin ones just don’t cut it when your baby is putting food on her lap). This is good and bad because cleaning her up was easy, but she peed in the highchair. Yet again, I’m very happy that I bought a highchair with0ut cushions. Another suggestion regarding spaghetti and the highchair would be to clean up immediately after your babe is finished. Of course, spaghetti stains easily. Even with a quick clean up, it still took some effort to avoid permanent staining.
Here are some (kind of old) pictures of Peanut eating spaghetti and meatballs. All home-made by my mother- and father-in-law.
She was pretty interested in the noodles at first. This was the first time she’d had them sauce or no.
We cut the meatballs in half so that they would be easier to handle. They broke up pretty quickly—as all ground beef does—but she was okay with it by this time. The first few times she tried ground beef she didn’t like it very much. I think she was just confused about it breaking up.
As you can see, she got pretty messy with the noodles. They were literally wrapped around her legs. So at very least bring a change of clothes.
And in the end we have a naked, messy, and very happy baby.