Toddler Tricks – 6

Ways to trick your baby:

Problem: Toddlers tend to be too busy running around the house, watching videos or pretending to read books to want to sit down and eat.  If you try to feed them on the go – on their terms – you’ll usually end up with a carpet full of scrambled eggs and a couch sopping with juice.

Solution:  Toddlers love attention.  I’m able to get my little ones to sit down in their seats (on top of a blue tarp protecting the carpet) if I line up their stuffed animals to watch them.  Sometimes Elmo even gets a bite!

Ways your baby tricks you:

Problem:  Once you’ve shown a toddler that a stuffed animal can eat, a toddler will assume that a stuffed animal can eat.  They may also project upon that stuffed animal their illogical love of butter.

Solution:  Do not, under any circumstances, use motorized toys as part of your dinner audience.  Alternately, never use butter again.

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