Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Keeping a Toddler Entertained in Difficult Situations

Sometimes you just can't get a babysitter. Sometimes you just have to take the kids to your doc appointment, or make one sit through the other's appointment. Whatever the issue, there are plenty of time when I need Andy to sit quietly, be occupied, etc so I can finish filling out the 500 forms in the waiting room. Luckily, Cheerios are a lifesaver. The best ones for when we are out - Fruity Cheerios!! They are quite awesome :)

Another lifesaver in case of a meltdown...lollipops!

I've been a fan of Dumdums in the past, but the paper stick is so gross at the end. So these Airhead Lollipops are so much better in terms of the stick - it is plastic. 

Other things that are a good help:
Mini coloring books and crayons
Mini Thomas trains
Anything in the grocery cart that is ok for a toddler to hold in order to "help" Mama :) 

Gotta love being a mom! I remember my mom always saying that she felt like a Jack Russel Terrier - always digging in her "bag of tricks"  LOL I definitely understand now... ;)


  1. Fruity cheerios! Yum! Baybah loves to have fruit snacks as a treat.

  2. Definitely need to find those airhead lollipops! We do dum dums, and I hate the paper stick! My 1yo always manages to suck through it so the dum duum is in her mouth with just a little of the stick still in it. So gross!

  3. Oh wow! I'm definitely going to have to try the fruity cheerios and those suckers! Luke would love both of them!

  4. My daughter loves dum-dums! I haven't thought about bringing cheerios, but that's a great idea.

    Shanan (new follower)

  5. Oh, I forgot about lollipops! Such a good idea!


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