We’ve used cloth napkins for years, but they were always kept away in a drawer in the kitchen and had to be gotten out at each meal. It just wasn’t convenient.
While visiting another large family, I found a solution that has solved even more meal time problems than I knew I had!
Our friends kept brown washcloths in two decorative planters at either end of their long farmhouse table. I adapted this by putting extra rust and tan washcloths my mom had given us and we hardly ever used in 2 decorative containers I had been using for pencils. Because my containers were much smaller than their planters, I rolled each washcloth.
The problems this solved:
1. Something quick to grab for spills.
2. Washable and reusable napkins.
3. Napkins that my child with sensory issues will use (she hates paper napkins).
4. Napkins are always on the table.
5. They even look pretty!