It's amazing that newborn babies - so fragile, so sweet, so gentle, so small - can produce such BIG messes. Their diapers can be explosive (which is why parents often refer to them as "blow-outs"). Their spit-up can be astonishingly voluminous.
Both of the above also happen frequently - which is why I walked around with a burp cloth sticking out of my jean pocket (so stylish, I know) for the first threeish months of my daughter's life. I think I even kept a spare t-shirt (for me) and a spare onesie (for her) in the trunk of my car - just in case.
Margaret Pressler, a mother of three, had this same experience so she set out to improve upon an item every mom uses - the burp cloth. What resulted is the BurpCatcher, a cloth that "has an ingenious pocket that hangs open to catch baby’s spit up every time. Put it over your shoulder or across your arm—BurpCatcher stops the spit up before it makes a mess!" The BurpCatcher is "award-winning" and "doctor recommended" and "fantastic for feeding and burping a baby in public places."
My daughter is well-beyond the burping stage, but I'm eager to try out this product when we get pregnant with and have baby #2.
BurpCatchers retail between $12 and $16. You can find the BurpCatcher at a variety of stores in the U.S. and Canada or you can purchase the BurpCatcher online.
WIN IT! One winner will receive a BurpCatcher. To enter, simply leave a comment on this post prior to Saturday, May 10 at midnight (don’t forget to follow the rules). The winner will be announced and contacted on Sunday, May 11. * Winner must provide a U.S. mailing address.
*UPDATE* The winner is #29 Suzanne Bastien. Congratulations!