My mom told me once she used to hand me a box of raisins to eat to keep me occupied for a bit. I decided to give this a try one afternoon when G, L and I were driving back from my parent’s house. G was getting frustrated being in the car. He was tired and hungry and wanted to move around. We were almost home. I had a box of raisins so I opened it up and handed it to him.
It worked! He was quiet, satisfied, and we made it home without a major meltdown from any of us. I plan on keeping a box of these in the diaper bag from now on.
I need to make sure G doesn’t share his snacks with L quite yet. L was really eyeing the raisins.