Once Sofia turned four years old we quickly entered a new phase where she wanted to be way more independent. Everything from putting on her clothes, making her food.. to buckling her carseat was, “Wait, I can do it”, “No, let me try” or “I want to do it by myself. You would think this is where things got easier for us as parents but, it was actually a bit difficult. Letting her do everyday tasks herself either took a lot longer or ended up with a big mess. So, we decided to come up with a plan to make some things easier on us and give her that independence she was wanting.
Snack time seemed like the perfect place to start. Before, I would stop what I was doing when Sofia wanted a snack or something to drink. Now with a little prep and the NewAir 160 Can Freestanding Beverage Fridge in Stainless Steel we were really able to make snack time simple.
Here are a few steps that helped us in this process.
- Planning: I thought about all the snacks and drinks she could have on her own, whenever she wanted. I made a list and off to the store I went.
- Prep: Since she is a big fan of fruit I washed, dried and cut up some of her favorites and put them an easy to open containers. No waiting to do it later.
- Setting expectations: I wanted to make sure Sofia knew that she didn’t have to ask me to grab a snack for her. If it’s in this fridge then she can grab it herself. She still needs me to help her open a few things but we are getting there. I also have her help me clean the fridge and put stuff away after we go shopping. So she is learning to be responsibility as well.
About the NewAir Freestanding Beverage Fridge
The NewAir 160 Beverage Fridge is one of the most spacious and versatile freestanding beverage refrigerators. If you are looking for a fridge that can meet your everyday needs, the NewAir 160 Can Fridge is the most accommodating and affordable option out there. Convenient SplitShelf ™ design and adjustable shelves let you hold food, snacks, and beverages—all in the same space. A digital thermostat offers precision cooling, so you can enjoy every beverage at the optimal serving temperature. The freestanding design makes it easy to place in your kitchen, living space, or mancave as the centerpiece of your entertainment area.
I absolutely love how big this fridge is! Not only is there is plenty of room for all of her snacks but we plan on adding our own beverages in there so save room in our main fridge.. which means Sofia can be a big helper and get a soda for mama!! It’s also super sleek and surprisingly quiet!