My Beloved is a genius. She used Cheerios in various ways to raise our children. Between meals, when they were hungry, she put some Cheerios onto their high chair trays. It gave them something to do, to play with, and eat while helping them to develop their fine motor skills. It’s not easy to pick up individual Cheerrios laying on their sides when one is of a young high chair age.
But my favorite way she used Cheerios was when she potty-trained our boys to urinate “the way Daddy does”. It became very obvious very quickly that left to their own creativity and aim urine would soon be all over the wall and floor–and everything in between. So, Beloved threw a couple of Cheerios in the toilet bowl to give them something to practice aiming at. It made going to the bathroom fun and quickly improved their aim.
And it encouraged Younger Son to pee into the toilet instead of into the cat litter box next to it.
As I said, My Beloved’s a genius.