Quick toddler meal tip

Have you ever gotten to the afternoon and thought, oh no what will I feed the kids tonight?
Normally we eat as a family, after Marty gets home, but some days the kids are really tired and I don’t have everything I need for dinner that night. On these nights I prefer to make quick meals that are healthy and just for the little ones. Last night was one of these nights.

Thankfully I always have pasta, some vegies and a jar of organic baby purée in our house. Last night we used this one, the boys love it.

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Last night I just cooked up some carrot and pasta, stirred the puree through and added some grated cheese. There is no need to heat the baby food before stirring it in.

It is a quick, cheap and healthy meal option that is far better for the little ones than fast food.


There is a song in everything

I’m sure everyone has seen or even had a difficult moment with a toddler where a deadline was looming and said toddler wanted hugs and your full attention.

This morning this is exactly what happened. Little Charlie was keen on getting hugs when I really needed to iron Marty’s shirt so he could go to work. As you can guess one can’t quickly, easily or even safely hold a toddler and iron.

So I dug deep searching for a little creativity and thought up a song to sing him to distract and make it possible.

This is what I came up with and once again the song worked.

“Iron iron iron the clothes,
Watch the crinkles go.
Watch watch watch along,
Watch and you will see.”

So my fun tip for the day (other than to be more organised) is to make things fun by singing songs.

“Sing sing sing a song,
Sing it happily
Sing sing sing along
Sing and you will see”