In lieu of a daily question on Fridays this month, I’ll be giving a baking with young children tip. I’ve switched up Fridays this month to highlight dads, but I can’t bring myself to forego food entirely.
Baking tip #1: Set a timer to be a minute less than the baking time.
Have you ever tried baking a cake, but end up with a screaming child or a toddler who has to go to the potty right now? It happens! And it can get tiring when you’re making cookies. Kids don’t have a real sense of time, or the fact that things in the oven need to come out at specific times.
So set a timer to one or two minutes less! It gives you a grace period, long enough to get the toddler to the potty or do a quick diaper change or set the baby somewhere safe. Just don’t set it so short that you forget the timer went off.