Re: OT- parenting toddlers
- From: "Cookie" <sugarcookie1969@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 3 Feb 2006 16:58:31 -0500
I have one answer for you. RUBBERMAID BINS!
Plastic bins are a mother's best friend. Put everything you don't want them
to touch into plastic storage bins, including your make-up. Buy different
sizes for different types of items. They usually seal quite tight (if you
buy a decent brand) and are difficult for small toddler hands to pry open.
They are especially good for items of theirs that you don't want them to
touch unless they are under supervision, such as crayons and Play-doh.
They also snack neatly in cupboards and on shelves. If you don't buy the
clear ones nobody can see what's inside and your kids won't be interested in
things that are not in plain site. As they get older the bins will be great
for toys and storage.
Good luck, it get's easier!
"IMS" <iscott@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
**TAKE THE TIME** to do it -- and the heck with the house looking funny.
Anyone who has, or who has had, a kid will understand you're doing this;
anyone who doesn't, well, it's your house, and your kids, right?
Buy enough child proof latches for all the cabinets in your home and put
anything they can get into that you don't want them to in a cabinet thus
secured. The latches are available at Walmart, Lowes, etc. They could
save a life.
Continue to put everything else up out of their reach--as they get older
you'll have to put the stuff higher but don't worry by the time they are
5' tall they won't be interested in it anymore (as they will have other
On 2 Feb 2006 19:00:17 -0800, "Kitty In Somerset, PA"
We've all been sick so I haven't been sewing or even functioning, but I
guess you could say all is back to normal, or worse.
I got the toddlers up this morning; boys, 1 1/2 and 2 1/2; and Before I
could turn aroound I had red makeup all over the bathroom, then tea
scattered all over the kitchen and the older one was standing in the
highchair tossing packets of Koolaid out of a box onto the floor where
the makeup was tracked all around and the one year old was adding
fruit juice to the mixture and I was ready to cry.
I spent the rest of the day in damage control til Bill got home when I
assigned him to prevent any more fun while I spent an hour cleaning the
red powder out of the bathroom. I've considered putting everything in
cupboards up near the ceiling, or padlocking all cupboards, but that
could take time and make the house look funny. WHAT DO I DO???
I NEED HELP, I don't know anybody to ask and I don't even know what to
google to find a group that deals with destructive toddlers!!
any and all Ideas gratefully considered!!. THANKS, Kitty
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
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