My 11-month-old DS likes to eat finger foods and refuses the spoon, but he's so messy that cleaning up afterwards is really a chore. So this evening I let him eat blueberries in the bathtub! I put him in the empty bathtub and he stood up by the side while I handed him blueberries one by one and when he was done eating, I threw out the three blueberries he had dropped into the bathtub, washed him off, and wiped down the edge of the bath with a washcloth. It was great! So much better than washing squished blueberries and juice off the floor and out of crevices in the highchair then carrying DS upstairs to his bath without getting blueberry juice all over my clothes or dropping food remnants onto the carpet. Feeding him in the bath went so well that I was shocked that I hadn't tried this sooner. So I wanted to see if anyone else out there is doing this or will give it a try now that I mentioned it. My little guy seemed happy to be out of his highchair and he may have eaten more than usual, too.
I loved feeding him in the bath! I usually have to hand him food one bite at a time or he crams all the food in his mouth at once, so there really wasn't any extra work this time. Just less cleanup!
I'll concede that fresh blueberries would probably make less of a mess than the previously frozen blueberries I used but DS doesn't have many teeth yet and these are more squishable.