Sensory bins are a huge deal in our house. I have versions for my baby and preschooler but today lets focus on the preschooler. My 4-year-old is a force of nature. Her nickname is Hurricane and she lives up to that name. However, even though (or perhaps because) she has enough energy for 3 children, she benefits so much from downtime. It helps calm her mind and refocus. It is like a mini recharge station for her mind and senses.
I know, I know. I have been MIA for over a week. I don’t have an excuse. Actually, that isn’t true. I have three excuses (four if you count the dog) AND I have started a summer course to upgrade for University. I have been busy, busy, busy!
Excuses aside, I am back to share a DIY recipe with you today. We cloth diaper (80% of the time) and use cloth wipes most of the time. I used to use straight up water but after purchasing the Honest Company bum wash I became spoiled. Water just can’t cut through the poop like a diaper spray can and I looove the smell. It is like aromatherapy every time I change a diaper.
Ok Moms, I know this isn’t the sexiest or most interesting topic but it is worth it. We have all seen how to wash Lego in the dishwasher, stuffies in the washing machine and outdoor toys with a pressure washer but Playmobil is an entirely different beast. They have the tiniest parts known to man and are easily lost if you are not super careful. Of course, they also cost a small fortune so it might be the only toy we have that I am not willing to vacuum up in secret. I came across a giant tub of Playmobil in the storage room today without a lid on it. It was absolutely filthy and here is how I dealt with it.
Cash seems like a thing of the past and that is why we always struggled with allowance. Not so much awarding the money but the follow through. I never carry cash so after a few years of IOU’s we finally set up a cashless system that works!