Beach Day Afternoons | Teething Necklace DIY

On most days after naptime and lunch, I drag baby FLO out of the house for errands. He seems to enjoy our runs to the store and other pit stops. But sometimes, I feel guilty that he is always tagging along with me as I rush to complete my to-do list. This mom guilt really has no limits! So, I started to instead carve out days where we do things that I think would make him happy. Not that he complains, either way. But new surroundings and play areas, or even a beach walk makes us both content. Besides, Target will always be there next week. So in honor of Dia del Niño, I decided that we need more days for exploring and less days for errand running. Here is a little more on beach day afternoons and my DIY teething necklace.

cheerios teething necklace

I’ve partnered with General Mills to celebrate Dia del Niño, and join their amazing initiative. As soon as I brought home a box of Multi-Grain Cheerios, I knew exactly what I’d like to do for their #CerealconCariño campaign—or Cereal from the heart.

Also, be sure to visit the Cereal conCariño initiative page, there are tons of amazing recipe ideas with cereal and lots of other fun items!

Baby FLO might be cute as a button, but he has literally been teething for about six months straight. Do you know what teething babies like to do? Bite. It’s like living with a Walking Dead child, or a baby piranha. He might only have four teeth at the moment, but they feel like tiny little daggers, and even his bare gums have some bruising power.

The only thing that keeps my little biting baby happy is gnawing on something. Sure, he prefers my neck or arm, but I have learned the hard way that having a snack near by helps all of us keep our limbs and sanity. Here is my simple and quick DIY of the Cheerios teething necklace!

DIY cheerio Necklace for teething baby
Supplies

Multi-Grain Cheerios

Three bowls (for sorting the multi-grains by light to dark shades)

Twine

Scissors

DIY Cheerio Necklace for teething baby

If you’re in a time crunch, you certainly do not have to sort your Cheerios. But, I find the sorting kind of therapeutic and it makes for a prettier necklace.

DIY Cheerios necklace for teething

DIY Cheerios Necklace for teething baby

Baby FLO got into the action by eating some of the cereal and then mixing up my bowls! But it’s really great pincer grasp exercise for him, and he really enjoys placing objects into bowls or drawers.

DIY Cheerio Necklace for teething baby

Once the necklace was complete, we headed to the beach to enjoy our day together, and not worry about the laundry or food shopping.

DIY Cheerio Necklace for teething Baby

DIY Cheerio Necklace for baby

DIY Cheerio Necklace for teething Baby

We watched the boats and also the surfers, and it was a good day.

Also, be sure to visit the Cereal conCariño initiative page, there are tons of amazing recipe ideas with cereal and lots of other fun items!

Hope our visit to the beach inspires you to do something easy and fun this weekend, and enjoy each other. No errands allowed!

besos,

Alina

 

6 Comments

  • Reply Betzy Cuellar April 12, 2017 at 9:52 AM

    Such a clever idea

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA April 13, 2017 at 11:17 AM

      Thanks so much, Betzy!!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA April 26, 2017 at 9:07 AM

      Thanks so much, Betzy!

  • Reply Belle April 10, 2017 at 7:57 AM

    That is such a great idea! I am going to try this soon! I’m sure my kids would love it!

    One Awesome Momma

  • Reply Sarah April 7, 2017 at 4:43 PM

    This is a FANTASTIC idea! Both of my daughters would enjoy making and wearing these necklaces!

    • Reply ... besos, ALINA April 13, 2017 at 11:17 AM

      Yes, I think the wearing part is actually not as fun as sorting and threading it! Kind of therapeutic for mama too ?

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