A little lollipop will go a LONG way…

Sugar-free lollipopNow I’m sure this will be frowned upon by some of my more patient peers, but a lollipop is a sure bet for keeping my boys happy (seated, quiet, belted) on an airplane, especially at those crucial moments like take-off and landing…

Give your kids a wrapped lollipop and it will give you at least 15 minutes of quiet time: five minutes to get the wrapper off, and then at least 10 to enjoy their lolly!

You can even buy sugar-free lollipops these days, which are better for their teeth, and they can’t tell the difference! Oh lolly, lolly, lolly, lollipop!!


9 COMMENTS - Add your own

1. Shawn | July 18, 2008 | Reply

What makes the sugar free ones sweet?

2. Courtney | July 18, 2008 | Reply

Shawn- I’m not sure they ARE sweet. They’re made from real fruit, I think. No added sugar, artificial flavouring, colorings, or preservatives. Good, no?

3. Babyccino » Audio books | July 19, 2008 | Reply

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4. Shawn | July 20, 2008 | Reply

That’s great….I will have to look for these.

5. Shawn | July 20, 2008 | Reply

Ok, I looked it up…they have Splenda in them (aka Iso Maltidex).

6. Esther | July 20, 2008 | Reply

Is that BAD??

7. Michela | July 21, 2008 | Reply

it’s an artificial sweetener, derived from sugar.
It’s quite controversial, side effects apparently are not clear. So maybe it’s better not to give it to children.

8. Courtney | July 28, 2008 | Reply

Well then… just give them the good old-fashioned kind with the sugar! :)

9. Michela | July 28, 2008 | Reply

yes, if a bit of sugar is the price to pay for some quiet time….