September 11, 2009
4 Alternative Uses for Breastmilk Storage Containers
1. Bubble Maker. Just put a little liquid soap and water in a container. S loves to shake it to make bubbles. You can also add food coloring if you like. Thanks to Amy at The Wonder Years for the idea.
2. Shakers. Add dry beans or rice (or anything else I suppose) to make a shaker instrument. S likes that beans make a different sound than rice. Thanks to my friend, Kristen, for the idea.
3. Open/close practice. I try to give S various types of containers to practice opening and closing. These work well for screw tops since they are not breakable and the perfect size for little hands. Of course, once they master this you may want to screw the lid on tight or tape it shut for #1 and #2. Thanks to Productive Parenting for the idea. Side Note: If you sign up at Productive Parenting's website, they will send you an email each day with an age appropriate activity idea from birth through four.
4. Snack Containers. I like the slim fit of the containers to keep snacks in my diaper bag for S. I find them less bulky than small Tupperware types. #3 led me to this idea.
Any other ideas you want to add?