It was meal time once again. While the twins sat in their high chairs, I suited them up with their new feeding gear by first sliding the zippered legs of the bib onto their little legs and closing the snaps behind their necks. The race was on to satisfy those hungry tummies. Soft pureed orange carrots dripped from the spoon as they indulged in their meal. During spoon travel, more dripping occurred, but no worries this time. The bib worked like a charm! From that point on, our meal times became less stressful for me. I was no longer burdened about the mess; clean up was a breeze and my mind was at peace. Thereafter, I actually enjoyed their feeding times. My attention was diverted from protecting their clothes, which enabled me to focus more on those cute, funny faces they would make whenever we explored new flavors and textures of food.
I often attend the local support group for Mothers of Multiples. During our meeting times we compare stories of our challenges, frustrations, concerns, and fun moments regarding our twins. We also share the solutions that we find along the way. While expressing what I had been facing, Idiscovered that other moms had similar challenges. When I offered my new bib as a solution, they loved it! One mom exclaimed that her twins had a serious case of reflux. Out of concern to help, I made two bibs just for her twins. After some days had pasted, she told me that it was such a relief not to have to change the babies constantly throughout the day because of soiled, wet clothing. The bibs truly made her life much easier. It made me feel really good to know that I had solved a problem not just for myself, but for another frustrated parent.