A lot can happen in a year, it seems. Last summer when we were here, the baby and kid-related stuff at Muji was pretty sparse and unremarkable. But this year it's out of control. This here weblog is destined to become such a Muji-burg, I might have to change my name to Sirajul just to keep up. [Go ahead, figure it out. I'll wait.]
Anyway, the splash page on the online store features some upcoming products you can reserve [Muji shoppers are apparently as compulsive as Gymboree's, who knew?] in advance of their mid-August launch: fabric super-bibs and smocks for keeping the food off. There's a bib with armstraps and, for more complete coverage, a bib with sleeves. They're water-resistant, and the little food pocket keeps its shape with the help of a sewn-in wire.
The site explains how they were designed with the help and advice of parents [OK, it actually says "mama's"] from the Muji Community. So Muji's not only well-designed, highly functional, minimalist, and economical, they're responsive, too? Fine. Even if I can't imagine dressing the kid for dinner, I, for one, welcome our Muji overlords.
O-Shokuji Apron, 924 and 1,029 yen at Muji [muji.net]