It was B's first time to paint and he LOVED it!
I greatly encourage letting your children get messy for the sake of fun from an early age! There are so many wonderful things that children can experience when parents let go of the issues with mess.
My motto has always been...what's 20 minutes of cleanup for a lifetime of amazing experiences and memories. Now, back to painting...B doesn't really put things in his mouth very often so I just used storebought washable paint, BUT if you want to try painting with your baby (and you really should!), I do recommend using homemade finger paints (like THESE for example) it's cheap and non toxic...perfect for babies! Heck, you could even let them paint with pudding, yogurt, or ketchup and mustard even!
Isn't a happy face like that worth a little cleanup time? :)
Here's another simple First Art project for little ones...
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