Friday, October 31st, 2008
Baby Tip: A Healthy Alternative to Baby Videos
Here's some advice for parents who feel compelled to park their baby in front of a video screen in order to get some free time to do housework or relax.
When your baby is mature enough to eat a super-fast-dissolving cracker such as a Baby Mum-Mum, try the following:
Step 1. Put pacifier in baby's mouth.
Step 2. Hand baby a piece of cracker.
Step 3. Do housework while baby repeatedly bangs cracker on pacifier. Sure, supervise him because that pacifier will fall out eventually on its own.
I only do this when my son is not truly hungry. He's prepared to eat the Mum-Mum almost as a reflex action, and he never cries.
If you think my son is giving me the finger in that photo, it's just your imagination.