Recently there have been posts all over facebook about these calming bottles.  They are used to help calm children when they’re a little over-excited.  I originally made one while I was training to be a nanny and put it into my treasure basket.  It is nice to see that they have become so popular.  Now that I little ones again it is time to make some more.

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You will need:

Calming bottles

  • A bottle with its wrapping taken off (you may need to scrub any stuborn bits of glue off)
  • Both boiling and cold water
  • Blue gel glue
  • Fine glitter
  • Super glue

In a bowl of boiling water, add a good amount of blue gel glue and mix it together until the glue has melted. Before adding this to the bottle add some cold water so that it doesn’t melt the plastic.

Add your fine glitter (the more the better), then screw on the lid and give it a good shake to get rid of any clumps. I then added some Mickey Mouse shaped confetti I had gotten from the Disney Store (they put them in their boxes when they gift wrap it) as an extra surprise.

Using your super glue glue the lid on so little hands can’t open it.calming bottles

I like use these calming bottles with my charges when they get overly excited and need to calm down, especially at bath and bed time.  I have also put them into my mad box.  The mad box is a box that contains objects that EC and YC can use when they’re mad and need to get their frustrations out.

Pin for later:

Calming Bottle for babies and toddlers

 

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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