9 tips for baking with a toddler

9 tips for baking with a toddler
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Loads of people say baking with a toddler is a fun activity. I love baking, but I find it hard to do when I’m looking after Miss Belle. It was alright when she was tiny and she’d sleep for ages in a stretchy wrap, or at least sit in her bouncy chair. But once she got bigger and started crawling around, emptying cupboards and generally getting under my feet, it became harder work. But I’ve managed to bake Holly Bell’s fantastic Bramley Apple Crumble Cake with my daughter, and whats more, we both enjoyed it. So I thought I’d share my tips for baking with a toddler.


Tips for baking with a toddler:

  1. Take your time and don’t rush. Baking our cake pretty much took all day, so clear your diary.
  2. Choose an easy recipe. I did an all in one method using just a bowl and wooden spoon, no mixer or faffing about needed.
  3. Make washing hands and tidying up as you go along fun that they can help with.
  4. If you have one, put an apron on your child. They feel really involved in the process then.
  5. Likewise, give them their own special spoon or rolling pin to play with whilst you use your own.
  6. Give your inquisitive child something from the kitchen that’s new, to play with. Gravy strainer? Empty jar of ground cinnamon? Winners. 15 minutes piece and quiet right there.

Finally, my last piece of advice is to relax a bit. “No, babies can’t lick the bowl, there’s raw egg in there. Here, have a nice rice cake instead…” When World War 3 commences, just let them lick the spoon!

Ta Dah!! Here’s my Bramley Apple Crumble Cake (minus the crumble topping to prevent it going soggy).

Baking With A Toddler

Happy baking!

If you’re looking for some super child friendly baking check out my Chocolate Easter Egg Nests. Who says they can only be made at Easter?! You can just make giant crispy cakes without the Mini Eggs!

Hope these tips for baking with a toddler were useful.



  1. 13th August 2016 / 11:19 am

    We are big on baking in our house, it’s something to pass the time on a miserable rainy day, and then we get to eat the cake which is a bonus! I try to prevent the kids from licking the bowl but it’s a losing battle, we ate so much raw egg yesterday I’m surprised we didn’t get salmonella! #fortheloveofBLOG

    • thisismenow
      14th August 2016 / 9:41 pm

      Ah thanks for reading! Yes I’m sure we will do even more baking in the future especially in the winter on rainy days. Thanks for visiting! #fortheloveofBLOG

  2. 20th August 2016 / 8:13 am

    There are some great tips here for baking with a toddler, or doing anything in the kitchen with a toddler, as I know how hard it is when them running around. We have a huge play pen in our kitchen, mainly to allow me to work from home on a Monday, and so far it is working. The cakes you have made look yummy, I hope you both enjoyed eating them. Thanks so much for linking up at #fortheloveofBLOG. Claire x

    • thisismenow
      20th August 2016 / 8:24 am

      Ah thanks for having me! We never tried a play pen, think we left it too late to introduce one by the time I thought about it, but next time I might get one. X

  3. 10th April 2018 / 6:12 pm

    This is such a cute post I love it!

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