10 Survival Tips to Get Through Toddler Mealtime

November 24, 2013
Toddler mealtimes made easy

How’s D Man’s NCIS haircut?? That was the day Mister H decided he would be on hair cut duty.
His privileges were revoked.

It’s enough to instil fear in the most hardened of hearts. Toddler meal times can be a battle of the wills but if you have a little patience, and a little wine you can get through anything!

I popped together a survival guide over at My Little Sunshine House to help you get through the danger zone.


 It’s the end of the day, you’re tired, your edges are frayed and you will love your children just a little bit more once they’re asleep in bed.

You can see the light at the end of the tunnel but you have the final hurdle to go….

Arsenic Hour.

I’ve long referred to the dinner/bath/bed routine as the Vortex and sometimes an hour can feel like a week.

Or a month.

Don’t get me wrong I love my kids, and generally speaking they’re pretty good feeders but dinner can be the camel that breaks the squaw’s back.

No wonder I love wine so much, right?

I’ve popped together a few survival tactics to help you make to bedtime without losing your cool, doing your block, and yelling until the neighbours close their windows (hypothetically speaking, not an actual eventuality).

To read the rest of this post, pop over to My Little Sunshine House here.

I am launching my new book on the 28th November. The countdown is on!

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  • Reply bakeplaysmile November 24, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I’m very excited about your book!!!! 🙂

  • Reply theveggiemama November 24, 2013 at 8:51 am

    soooooo NICS right now!

  • Reply Have a laugh on me November 25, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    ROTFL – NCIS haircut, he sure does look like ”boss” Jethro – LOVE IT. You know me and kids at dinner time, let’s not go there 🙁 xx

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