Drew Barrymore's GENIUS parenting hack for toddler tantrums

Publish Date
Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 10:00AM
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Actress Drew Barrymore has revealed one of her genius tricks that can help soothe toddlers when they want to have a tantrum.

The mother-of-two took to Instagram to compliment an article for referencing bubbles as an easy item to keep in a diaper bag to help distract children before they get upset, the Daily Mail reports.

In the caption, Drew, 43,  referenced the struggles of being a new mom and how hacks like bubbles can make the process of keeping a child calm much more manageable.  

"#accountsilove @seedlingsgroup This was a great tip from them. The post said ... Summer toddler tip: 'keep bubbles on hand. You cannot tantrum if you are breathing and you cannot blow bubbles without breathing. You can’t tantrum while smiling while smiling and you can’t catch bubbles without lots of smiles. Quick distraction to get back to calm'," Drew shared on her Instagram account.

Drew typically uses her Instagram account to share products and advice she has learned from other businesses and accounts. 

Her post continued: "These are things I really needed as a new parent and I still marvel at them.

"I have worked with seedlings since my kids were born and still seek their advice regularly. 

"They also make me feel not alone as a parent as well with relatable humour."

Seedlings Group is a team of child development specialists and educators who work with parents to help them navigate raising a child. 

Drew advocated for their advice about bringing bubbles to places as a simple tool to keep children distracted and happy. 

She has two daughters, Olive and Frankie, with ex-husband Will Kopelman who works as an art consultant.

The couple was married for four years before divorcing in August 2016. 

While Drew's children have since moved on from the toddler phase - they are now ages four and five - she still shares hacks for new moms who follow her on Instagram. 

Most recently, she recommended toys from The Creative Toy Shop, which features play items for children that do not involve any technology.

This article was first published on Daily Mail and is republished here with permission.