Genius 'Cheerio' Parenting Hack Entertains Babies for Hours​

cheerio necklace

There are few moments mom dread more than dragging a baby along on a bunch of errands. Baby is bound to get bored halfway through, throw a fit, then what do you do? Well, you can try this genius "Cheerio necklace" parenting hack from Lenya, a mom blogger at Raising Miss Matilda.

Advertisement

The instructions are ridiculously simple: just string a bunch of Cheerios onto a string, then tie it around your baby's neck (as shown on Matilda above). It'll provide hours of entertainment for your little one, who will start chomping them off one by one.

More from The Stir: 10 Popular Parenting Hacks Moms Should Avoid

I've gotta say, this hack has a lot going for it. For one, it takes mere minutes to make, and requires no participation from you afterwards. It's also small, doubles as a healthy snack, and gets babies honing their fine motor skills as they handle the Cheerios to gnaw them off.

I wish I'd known this trick when my daughter was little (and squirmy at the grocery store). Anyway, here's to hoping it will provide some distraction-free shopping for plenty more moms!

What's your favorite parenting hack?

 

Image via Raising Miss Matilda; ArtBitz/shutterstock

Read More >