Never leave a toddler unattended with food!
You might think your child is hungry. You might know that she is perfectly capable of feeding herself.
So when you come back to see this:
And you think, hooray, she ate it all!
But you can never be quite sure that the food isn’t actually hidden in cunning places around the house, like this:
And it can be days before you realise, if the food is especially well hidden. I’ve found bits of long-forgotten sandwich under tables, in drawers, and under rugs. Sometimes I can’t even say how long it’s been there – when did I give her that?? I wonder.
So to make housework easier and less disgusting, keep an eye on your munching toddler!