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Pelican Bibs at what age!?

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vwkombi Tue 27-Oct-09 14:36:51

My son uses a pelican bib, even at school for lunch time. He is moving into high schol next year, should he still use the pelican bib even though he really needs to?

mumeeee Tue 27-Oct-09 23:19:57

I think you might have posted this on the wrong thread. Why does your son still use a bib at 10/11 years old?

vwkombi Wed 28-Oct-09 07:09:55

He always make a very big mess and never grew out of it when eating

mumeeee Wed 28-Oct-09 17:14:40

You should just let him make a mess. He will be laughed at if he wears a bib at high school Most children stop wearing these by the age of 3 or 4.

Lulumama Wed 28-Oct-09 17:16:38

does he have special needs? is he in mainstream school? tbh, am amazed if he is NT and mainstream that he has not cottoned on to the fact no-one else wears a bib

perhaps you can teach him to eat less messily if he is NT?

DuelingFANGo Wed 28-Oct-09 17:17:11

in your other post you say he's 8. Why are you posting this in Teenagers?

Lulumama Wed 28-Oct-09 17:27:14

odd, also recommends pelcian bib to someone on another thread with a 9 year old

and says child is 8.5 and still uses a highchair and buggy and bib

so if no SN. then i say hmm

vwkombi Thu 29-Oct-09 10:05:09

i have requested this discussion be moved to another thread. Feel free to help

vwkombi Thu 29-Oct-09 10:08:02

No he doesn't have special needs. He just ruins his cloths if he doen't use a pelican bib. I might get him to keep weraring it in his new school. Is that best?

ABitHaloweenBatty Thu 29-Oct-09 10:20:21

I thought this was going to be asking what age should babies start wearing pelican bibs

vwkombi Thu 29-Oct-09 10:41:26

Should i tell the school pior to him using the pelican bib?

mumeeee Thu 29-Oct-09 11:50:29

Please don't make your son wear a pekican bib at high school. He will get teased a lot.
You should stop the bibs now. He will never learn to be tidy if you keep making him wear a bib. DD3 is dyspaxic and she used to be quite messy at 10 but I would nevr have dreanmed of puting a bib on her.
You can wash cloths but a child will end up with a very low self esteem if you keep treating them like a baby. Bibs are not for over %'s unless they have Sn.
Sorry for the rant.

Guimuahahahahahaaaaaaa Thu 29-Oct-09 12:01:16

Unless there is further information which you are omitting to tell us, it would be verging on cruel to make him wear a bib at high school. He will be bullied mercilessly.

IMoveTheStarsForNoOne Thu 29-Oct-09 12:02:49

hmm shock

PoisonToadstool Thu 29-Oct-09 12:05:02

I don't believe this one for a second. No 8 year old NT child would be wearing a pelican bib at lunch time - can you imagine the teasing?

mumeeee Thu 29-Oct-09 12:17:27

Just read my post. I meant not for over 5's. Also I'm beggining to agree with PoisonToadstool. Is this really for real? If so do you actually know he wears the bib at school?

TheTerribleSpider Thu 29-Oct-09 12:36:56

Second shock

BrigitBigKnickers Thu 29-Oct-09 12:38:30

This has to be a wind up- it is half term remember.

Go away and do some homework and while you're at it tidy your room..

IMoveTheStarsForNoOne Thu 29-Oct-09 12:39:17

grin and BrigitBigKnickers

vwkombi Thu 29-Oct-09 12:48:01

No wind up! He currently sits with the younger childeren at his current primary school and wears the pelican bibs with them. Now that I think about it, I could send him to high school with a pelican bib but doubt he'd wear it. He'd look silly with food all over him, so I might try get him to eat more neater before high school. I'll put one in his bag so he can use it for emergencys. That might be best.
I'm just not sure how to handle all this which is why I talking to you gys for advice. I didn't mean to make this sound like made up or daft.

Seona1973 Thu 29-Oct-09 12:50:29

get him to stick a napkin in the front of his top rather than a bib. My lo's stopped wearing bibs around the age of 18 months.

IMoveTheStarsForNoOne Thu 29-Oct-09 12:55:36

Still shock

Just teach him to eat without chucking food all over himself! Unless he's SN/dyspraxic/similar then he should be able to do that, shouldn't he?

vwkombi Thu 29-Oct-09 13:02:49

I will try get him to eat neater and put napkins in his lunchbox, with a bib in his bag for emergencys?

mumeeee Thu 29-Oct-09 18:49:15

Don't even put a bib in his bag. Some other child is sure to find it.

ruddynorah Thu 29-Oct-09 18:59:18

yes for emergencies. i assume you mean yoghurt/custard emergencies?

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