6 ways to have a hot cup of tea

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So there are a few ways I try to have a hot cup of tea during the day while juggling baby, crawling, chasing and feeding. Oh and I guess juggling the usual things like cleaning, washing and cooking. Yeah right, I don’t often manage the last three like I should, tea comes before them!

  1. Bumbo seat and a pile of toys I can plop on the tray
  2. Baby ball pit
  3. High chair – multitasking drinking tea while feeding H!
  4. Baby walker (or Jumperoo if you have one)
  5. Go for a walk until H falls asleep and then come home/go to coffee shop/supermarket for tea
  6. Drive to waitrose and let H fall asleep then get free tea!

This isn’t really a separate suggestion as it uses the ones above: ‘Hey Duggie’ or’ In the Night Garden’ work really well while in the high chair or bumbo.

Of course if baby is still quite little, then a bouncer chair or swing is fab!

Do you have any other suggestions? Any and every suggestion is welcome ?
Lyn x

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    Lizzie (firstooth)
    July 31, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    My toddler makes this impossible for me 🙁 but theyre great ideas for other mums with babies, oh how I love a cup of tea! I’ve managed to master it while they’re eating breakfast and having a TV session 🙂

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      July 31, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Thank you for reading and commenting. Yes I fear once she’s walking, crawling will be nothing! But in the meantime, these are working (when she’s in the right mood!) x

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    Mama, My Kid Doesn't Poop Rainbows
    August 2, 2015 at 8:14 am

    Sadly ours is getting a bit big and stubborn. Not to me too wanting to steal all our food and drinks. My solution is a thermos mug 🙂

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      August 2, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Thanks for the tip ?

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    August 2, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Oh how I long for a hot cup of tea! Don’t think I’ve had one since the baby was born – great post! x
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      August 2, 2015 at 10:14 am

      Hope this helps ? xx

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    August 2, 2015 at 9:42 am

    This is great haha. My girls are too old now to do those things 🙁 They constantly want me! If I feel stressed and just want 2 minutes to myself I just give them an ipad and they’re quiet for a bit!

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    Silly Mummy
    August 2, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Haha! When there are two the sleep methods fail – one of them is ALWAYS awake! Though they will on occasion distract each other! Now baby is old enough to eat some finger foods on her own, when they are both eating is best chance! #sundaystars
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      August 2, 2015 at 3:20 pm

      Thanks for the heads up! Actually yes, H is 8 months now so does eat bits of finger foods (or throw them around), but I sometimes can eat or drink too. Thank you for reading and commenting x

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    Sarah Howe
    August 2, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Haha it’s hard to get to drink a full cup nowadays. I usually have to share mine when it cools down or drink it in stages!! Xx #sundaystars
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      August 2, 2015 at 3:21 pm

      Oh dear! Thank you for commenting xx

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    August 2, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    I hate to be the barer of bad news but this will contiue when the little ones are older 🙁 My Agent M is 8 and i have been known to have to zap my cuppa in the microwave for a few seconds.

    There is always the distraction on Lego i.e Can you build Mama a big monster with Lego aka can i have 5 minutes to enjoy this cuppa tea but you’ll have to help find the essential building piece, the phone will ring or you’ll need to load the washing machine and by the time you remember you made a cuppa, its stone cold.

    The best thing i can suggest is Nap time now and their allotted tech time when they are older. Its the only chance you have for peace (cause you don’t exist as a parent when there is a minecraft game to play).


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      August 2, 2015 at 3:24 pm

      Thank you for the tips! I’m lucky in that she is quite good at entertaining herself for a few minutes when in the right mood… But at these times, like you say, I’m often doing washing etc. x

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    August 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Ahhh for a cup of hot tea, or coffee, or plate of food, or dump in peace…the list goes on #sundaystars

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      August 2, 2015 at 3:25 pm

      It does, I do prioritise tea, which sometimes means lunch is at 5pm when I sort H’s dinner! X

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    Emma Chanagasubbay
    August 3, 2015 at 8:30 am

    I’ve not had a hot cup of tea in years!! I quiet enjoy a luke warm one these days #sundaystars
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      August 3, 2015 at 9:07 am

      I guess I’ve only managed because I’ve only got one little one. Thank you for giving me a heads up though! x

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    You Baby Me Mummy
    August 5, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    It was months before I had a hot cup of tea, I am making up for it now though 🙂 Great post. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x
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      August 6, 2015 at 10:15 am

      Hope you had a nice cup of tea while commenting, actually a glass of wine! X

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    Heledd - Running in Lavender
    August 6, 2015 at 8:28 pm

    Great tips there. I remember using the bouncer chair a lot, even bringing it into the bathroom for the girls to sit in when I needed a shower. Thank you so much for linking up to #SundayStars xx
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      August 6, 2015 at 8:47 pm

      Yes, bouncers are perfect for that! Thank you x

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    September 7, 2015 at 6:14 am

    This is brilliant and perfect if you have a little baby! I wrote one similar but for older babies, so when you’re desperate for a cup of tea when you had a toddler (especially one that chases you around the house) then you should definitely read that one. Nothing beats drinking a nice hot cup of tea! xx —-> http://www.lifeunexpected.co.uk/10-ways-to-distract-a-toddler-so-you-can-make-a-cup-of-tea/
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    Mum in Brum
    September 7, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Ha think you’ve hit the nail on the head! I always make one for myself during feeding time. I’ve started to make my lunch then too as I’d go for hours without it otherwise! 🙂
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    September 7, 2015 at 9:14 am

    My daughter is 5 months old so adopting some of these techniques does allow me to have a hot cup of tea but when she starts moving around I’m not so sure :/

    Helen x


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    Emma's Mamma
    September 7, 2015 at 10:44 am

    I have to wait till nap time or when she’s gone to bed for the night. Walking toddlers and hot tea just doesn’t go together 😉 #MaternityMondays
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    Random Musings
    September 7, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Great tips 🙂 Cold tea really isn’t good!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes
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    September 7, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I’ve got another-drive in the car to a drive through! I thank my lucky stars for our local Costa drive through. Babies always fall asleep in the car. The only problem is, my oldest child thinks all drive throughs should be McDonalds so it’s tough explaining that one 😉 #MaternityMondays
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    Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love)
    September 7, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    Ah yes the bouncer seats and baby walkers were brilliant for managing to grab a couple of minutes to get a hot cup of coffee. These days I’m just used to drinking it lukewarm although I did manage a hot cuppa this morning when Jessica was at preschool as Sophie by some miracle decided to go down for a nap and sleep until it was nearly pick up time! Thermos mugs are a great idea for helping to keep your tea hot. #MaternityMondays
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    Backs n Bumps
    September 7, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I’m still trying to have a hot cup of tea with work and a 6 & 8 year old. Finally got used to drinking it cold. As soon as I make a cup of tea something happens or needs to be done and it ends up in the microwave. #maternitymondays
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    December 27, 2015 at 10:04 pm

    Ah yes, all these have worked for me! Now Piglet is older, though, I can leave him to play with all sorts of random stuff, at least when we are at home.
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      January 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm

      Thats great to know!!

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    Crummy Mummy
    December 28, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Often the first hot cup of tea I get it sitting down with the kids while they eat tea! #TheBabyFormula
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    Fi - Beauty Baby and Me
    December 28, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    I’m already experiencing this ha ha! The joys of motherhood! Xxx #TheBabyFormula

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    Jessica Powell
    December 29, 2015 at 3:20 pm

    We’ve got a car baby walker that is perfect for just such an occasion – my OH calls it the ‘prison transport’. As opposed to the baby prison AKA playpen. 😀 #thebabyformula
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    Wee Green Folk
    February 17, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    My 11 month old spent ages watching the washing machine earlier. Usually, that only interests her for a few minutes but my toddler had left some fridge magnets in reach and she had a whale of a time pulling them off and sticking them back on. My toddler was immobilised by Cbeebies and all was quiet!!!!

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    March 2, 2016 at 8:49 am

    Nothing would amuse my little boy when he was younger unless I was also doing it with him – I perfected the art of multi-tasking!
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    March 2, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Even now my kids are a bit older, I struggle to have a hot cup of coffee when they’re around. Some days I’m lucky, others I have to resort to microwaving it. #BloggerClubUK
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    March 2, 2016 at 6:26 pm

    oh how I used to dream of a hot cup of tea when mine were small – great post #BloggersClubUK
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      March 3, 2016 at 11:03 am

      It’s the dream isn’t it!

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    Becky, Cuddle Fairy
    March 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    All great ideas lovely! With all three of my kids it’s as if they had some radar that alerted them if I was about to sit down & have a cup of tea. They could be happily playing but as soon as I’d sit – they’d be in looking for something. It’s not easy. I think distraction is a good idea. Thanks so much for linking up with #bloggerclubuk x
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