BABIES will eat literally anything and you constantly have to watch them to see what they’re putting in their mouth.
One mum wanted to make a fun – and safe – toy for her daughter, so came up with the novel idea of crushing up Cheerios to use as sand.
The popular breakfast cereal is beige coloured – just like the real thing – so she popped some loops in a food blender until they were a fine consistency.
She tipped the edible ‘sand’ onto a tray and added some beach-themed toys, and happily let her daughter play in her fake sandpit.
The mum, from America, uploaded a clip to Tik Tok sharing her nifty tip, which she captioned ‘sensory play’.
The edible sand was doing its job, as the video shows her little girl inevitably trying to eat her toys – and the ground-up Cheerios.
Although some people asked what would happen if her daughter tried to eat real sand at the beach, to which the mum replied: “I was scared of that too but I live in Illinois so no sand around sadly.”
More than 300,000 people have liked the mum’s brilliant trick online, hailing her as a ‘genius’.
One person said: “Well if this isn’t the most genius thing I’ve ever seen. . . too bad my youngest is 6 now lol.”
Someone else agreed, writing: “Wait, what? Holy hell this is genius.”
A third wrote: “Yess! So if she accidentally eats the sand it’s ok bc it’s freaking Cheerios.”
This person commented: “No one said you were allowed to be this smart.”
While this mum added: “Like… where was this idea when my kids were babies?! I failed.”
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