With toddlers, there are specific rules about bananas. Every parent needs to commit these rules to memory. I didn’t and have learned the hard way. Review the banana rules regularly — today I forgot one and paid for it with a screaming toddler in a public place.
Banana Rules For Toddlers
- Never, ever break a banana in half. They can’t be put back together — no matter how hard you try or how hard the child wishes it.
- Never, ever eat any piece of the banana. Even if your child is finished with said banana, don’t attempt to eat it. To be safe, don’t even lick, smell or touch it.
- If a banana is too brown to eat don’t let your child see it. He will want to eat it anyway.
- Be sure to pull all the pieces of skin off before you give the banana to the child. Be careful not to break the banana in the process. See rule number 1.
- Don’t let the banana fall on the floor. The “5-second rule” doesn’t apply with bananas — they are sticky and you can’t recover them. If you have pets, don’t let pet near the banana on the floor. I repeat … at all costs, do not let the pet eat the banana.
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