to think 3 years olds do not need a bib at mealtimes?
CHOCOLATEPEANUT · 13/09/2007 21:37
My dd started nursery at local school last week.
DH picked her uo after lunch today (its a phased introduction, shes full time from next week) and he heard one mum have a go at teacher as her dc had food all over thier uniform.She said she was not having this every day and did they not put bibs on the children? She also said do they have spoons or knives and forks and when teacher said no bibs or spoons the mum stormed off!
DH said she was really off with teacher and he was shocked and I am to think that someone would put a bib on a 3 year old.
Alambil · 13/09/2007 21:56
My ds's nursery had tabbards they wore for all eating activities - even just taste-testing
I can tell you - it saved many a lovely top getting wholly ruined with food!!
Bibs - possibly not, but a protector of some sort for young kids isn't totally OTT I don't think
and why no spoons? what if they have yoghurt?!
kindersurprise · 13/09/2007 22:06
My DCs have not used bibs since they were under 2. Yes, it can be a bit messy but they and their clothes are washable.
I don't agree with putting bibs on older children just because it makes life easier for Mum.
As to spoons, my DS is 3 and eats well with knife and fork. Again, it is messy and takes time when they are learning but they have to learn sometime.
EmsMum · 13/09/2007 22:07
My DD (8) still sometimes comes home with baked bean sauce or gravy down her.
Luckily uniform is easy to wash!
Now what did irritate me was that they had art aprons in infants but if there was gluing in a non-art lesson then inevitably she got glue on tunic or blazer and that doesnt wash off.
EscapeFrom · 13/09/2007 22:23
some three year olds still have naps.
Some three year olds really should be covered up at mealtimes because they drop food everywhere.
Some three year olds are very grown up, more like school children. Some are very young still, more like toddlers.
they are all different,.
Cherrymix · 13/09/2007 22:24
I support bibs - I'd have my DS(5) in bib if could find a big one. Kids are always getting food on clothes and would rather have tomato/ chocolate stained bib than tomato stained clothes.
It saves on washing - kids can wear a tomato stained bib at home several times but if they go out in tomato stained clothes people think they look a mess.
LadyOfTheFlowers · 13/09/2007 23:34
ds1 used to wear them every time he ate, but sadly, bibs, like socks, just go missing in the laundry/airing cupboard/dog's mouth.
ds1 is 2 and ds2 is 1 and hehas never worn one.
my mum tends to tie a clean tea towel round each of them when they eat ather house though.
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