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    I have DS2's baptism next week and we will be in church for 1hr 15min! Cr!ap DS1 is going to drive us nuts in the FRONT ROW! There is no chance of sending him out with someone else.Any ideas please, I will buy anything!!

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    iPhone or iPod with lots of new games??

    Colouring in books?

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    Small foods that take a long time to eat, like sultanas or dry cereal pieces - such as nutrigrain. Stickers! And something to stick them on to. Small toys in little bags - eg a small bag of little cars, toy plastic animals, etc. Get out one little bag at a time. If you have say 8 little bags and each one only keeps him busy for 5 mins, you have at least bought yourself 40 minutes. Teething rusks can also buy some time if he is likely to sit & munch for a while, cos they take ages to eat. Good luck :0

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    Default Activities to keep a toddler busy/quiet in CHURCH

    Parents at our church keep their kids happy with:
    - colouring and puzzles
    - iPad games
    - books (if they are happy to go through these themselves without you having to read)
    - snacks
    - threading puzzles (boards with pictures with little holes that you thread wool through, or threading large colorful beads onto a shoelace

    New activities seem to intrigue them, so don't show them all the tricks in the bag, get them out one by one as he gets bored of the one he's got.

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    This is good advice!

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    Thanks all soooo much. Being in the front row, I want to avoid iPhones etc, but will try the others.
    I bought him a book with 3d glasses, wdyt?

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    I keep my SD amused with drawing... It really just depends on his attention span

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    I'd palm him off to family members. There is a fair bit of stuff as parents you need to do in a baptism so even though our dd1 is used to church and sitting doing activities, we let her sit next to my mum the next pew back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose&Aurelia View Post
    I'd palm him off to family members. There is a fair bit of stuff as parents you need to do in a baptism so even though our dd1 is used to church and sitting doing activities, we let her sit next to my mum the next pew back.
    Just immediate family there. My mum is godmother.

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    How old is he? He might suprise you and be really quiet, i notice kids are usually pretty behaved in church for some reason!

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