Easy Crockpot Applesauce (For Kids, Babies, and Parents!)

[ad_1] With just 3 simple ingredients—and no added sugars—this simple Crockpot Applesauce boasts intense apple flavor and a smooth (or chunky!) texture to please the preferences of your kids. It’s so easy and delish! Crockpot Applesauce We love eating applesauce as a simple side, stirred into plain yogurt, in pancakes, in granola, or even in […]

Easy Healthy Snacks (Healthy Snack List) – Yummy Toddler Food

[ad_1] This list is here to help you come up with snacks for the kids day in and day out since it always seems like it’s snack time. Each quick snack idea will help fuel the kids until their next meal, and they’ll only take you a few minutes of time to prep. Easy Healthy […]

Favorite Peanut Butter Muffins, 6 Ways

[ad_1] Tender, flavorful, and packed with protein, these Peanut Butter Muffins can have any add-in your family likes and they store well for days (or longer in the freezer). They’re great to prep ahead and enjoy all week. Peanut Butter Muffins I started making muffins with a dose of peanut butter when my middle kiddo […]

Baby Led Weaning or Spoon Feeding

[ad_1] Baby-Led Weaning is an infant feeding method that’s been getting more attention in recent years, but some parents are wondering if there is science to support it. In this episode, our special guest cohost will help us explore the research and reality on this infant feeding approach! Mackenzie DeJong Aunt of four unique kiddos. […]

Favorite Zucchini Tots (Baked or Air Fryer)

[ad_1] These bite-size Zucchini Tots are perfect to dip and dunk into ketchup, salsa, guacamole, or sour cream. And they are such a delicious way to transform zucchini into a lunch or dinner main dish. Plus: You can make them in under 30 minutes and they store well for future days, too. Zucchini Tots We […]

Outdoor Name Art Painting Activity for Kids – Busy Toddler

[ad_1] Have some budding artists? This outdoor name art is a fun change of pace, and a perfect quick summer activity when you need to refocus kid energy. In just minutes, you can have kids outside and painting away. Related: Looking for other outdoor activities for kids – try my list of favorites. There’s a […]

How to Store Apples (Tips for Sliced and Whole Apples)

[ad_1] Learn how to store whole and sliced apples for ultimate freshness to enjoy the fruit at home, pack in lunches, and serve as snacks—with no browning! How to Store Apples I am forever looking for easy ways to store produce to cut up more than one serving at a time and to keep leftovers […]

Easy Shrimp and Noodles – Yummy Toddler Food

[ad_1] With a quick 20-minute cooking method perfect for a weeknight, this easy Shrimp and Noodles recipe has a flavorful (yet kid-friendly!) Asian sauce with a refreshing hit of citrus. Yum! Easy Shrimp and Noodles My kids, like many, are fans of all things related to noodles, so I try to use them to stretch […]

Baby Food Storage Containers (For All Budgets)

[ad_1] Find the best baby food storage containers in glass, BPA-free plastic, and stainless steel, with options for jars, containers, reusable pouches, lidded bowls and more. I’ve included options for all budgets that will last and last! Baby Food Storage Containers Make the most of all of that nutritious baby food—whether purees, BLW, or finger […]

Blueberry Yogurt (to Share with the Kids)

[ad_1] Learn how to make the most flavorful Blueberry Yogurt with 3 simple ingredients. It’s low sugar, high protein, and so yummy. Blueberry Yogurt My kids love flavored yogurts and I love how easy it is to make our own versions for less than the cost of store-bought. And that we can actually make them […]

Easiest Packed Lunch Ideas (for Kids and Adults)

[ad_1] Find easy, nutritious, and delicious packed lunch ideas for kids and adults for daycare, school, work, and travel. You’ll find a mix of assembly-only ideas, ones you can prep ahead, and ones that take just minutes to pack before heading out the door. Packed Lunch Ideas Deciding what to pack for lunch can feel […]

Ice Sensory Bin Activity for Toddlers – Busy Toddler

[ad_1] Ice sensory bin is one of the simplest toddler activities loaded with all the best parts of child’s play. Building this outdoor activity takes just minutes, but the play it creates lasts much longer. It’s an absolute perfect toddler activity that you’ll be remaking on repeat all summer. It’s true: maybe this activity isn’t […]

Easy Ratatouille Pasta to Share with the Kids

[ad_1] This easy Ratatouille Pasta is a fuss-free recipe you can make in about 30 minutes—or that you can make ahead to freeze for later—that serves up a mix of vegetables with comforting Italian flavor. It’s so good for the whole family and is so versatile. Easy Ratatouille Pasta Every summer, there seems to be […]

BLW Meaning (and Food Allergen Tips)

[ad_1] Learn the ins and outs of the meaning of “BLW”, or “baby-led weaning”, with tips for safety and allergy introduction. This post is sponsored by SpoonfulONE. BLW Meaning The term “BLW” stands for baby-led weaning, the infant feeding method where we allow baby to take the lead on feeding themselves from an early age […]

Fear of Automatic Toilets: 3 Ways to Help Kids – Busy Toddler

[ad_1] Inside: Ideas for how to support kids with a fear of automatic toilets. Your child is not the only child with a fear of automatic toilets. Just wanted to get that out of the way right off the bat. I don’t have statistics on the percentage of kids with a fear of automatic toilets, […]

Easy Zucchini Slice Recipe (to Share with the Kids)

[ad_1] Transform basic ingredients—including a pile of zucchini—into this protein-packed Zucchini Slice to share with the kids. It’s an easy breakfast or lunch that stores well and is easy to make ahead. Zucchini Slice This is one of those recipes that I decided to make out of need—we had too much zucchini and needed another […]

10 Easy Non-Sandwich Lunches for Kids and Adults

[ad_1] Find non-sandwich lunch ideas for adults and kids to help break out of that lunch rut—and still have really easy, yummy ideas for that midday meal. Each idea takes minutes to make or can be made entirely ahead of time. Non-Sandwich Lunches for Adults and Kids As someone who has shared a ton of […]

Check out the Classic Science Experiments from Childhood

[ad_1] Inside: The best science experiments for kids that have been loved for generations. What are the easiest science experiments for kids? There are certain science projects that are absolute classics. Our parents did them. We did them. Now our children take on this science learning. These are the science experiments for kids that have […]

Why is Sensory Play Important? – Busy Toddler

[ad_1] Inside: Seven answers to “why is sensory play important?” From math to reasoning to self control, kids learn and develop a whole host of skills from sensory bins. I can already sense you shuddering, shaking your head, and wondering why I am the way I am as I pour 4-pounds of cornmeal into a […]

Sensory Play Ideas: 10 Easy Activities for Children – Busy Toddler

[ad_1] Inside: The best sensory play activities for children from Busy Toddler (aka: the lady on the Internet who’s always championing sensory bins). Sensory play is all the rage in the kids activity space, and for good reason. Sensory activities are not a fad. They are not the latest trend and they’re not doing choreographed […]

How to Get Toddlers to Eat Veggies

[ad_1] If you’re wondering how to get toddlers to eat veggies, you’re not alone—it can be such a challenge! These sanity saving tips and perspective are here to help toddlers and big kids of all ages for happier meals and hopefully, higher vegetable intake. How to Get Toddlers to Eat Veggies Vegetables are often seen […]

Favorite Pasta Lunch Ideas (to Share with the Kids)

[ad_1] Find all of the best kid-friendly (and parent-approved) pasta lunch ideas for home—or to pack and send to daycare, preschool, or elementary school. These are all easy, delicious, and ready in about 20 minutes. Pasta Lunch Ideas I am a big fan of easy lunch ideas that helps us feed the family without much […]