Until yesterday, I had always said, "Well, at least it wasn't something she wasn't too young to have." Yesterday, she ended up with a mouthful of peanut butter oatmeal. I waited a long time before introducing peanut butter to the other girls and planned especially so with considering my peanut issues. So, far is hasn't seemed to bother her. I still don't plan to make it a regular part of her diet just yet.
In the bathroom, I have devised a plan to keep their tooth brushes and cups separate. After doing Christiana's bedtime routine with Tali one day, I figured it was time for each little girl to have their own cup and brush. We had just bought a new toothbrush for Tali, but hadn't really used a cup with her before so I didn't put one in the bathroom for her. She just opened her mouth politely when I put Christiana's cup up to her lips, but really didn't know what to do with it. I decided that was the day I needed to 1. have a separate cup for each of them and 2. use a cup more often with Tali.
Now with Tony and Tyler it was easy. Tyler has green eyes and Tony has blue so I always bought a blue and green tooth brush. At one point, they wanted different colors but I told, "No it's just too confusing." I'm a mean mama. I know. We tried labeling them but the permanent marker always came off. So, this is my current solution for the girls tooth brushes:
One toothbrush and cup in matching colors for each girl.
And since I'm likely to forget whose color is whose, a guide written in washable crayon on the mirror.
How do you organize the toothbrushes at your house?