Originally Posted by because
DS (28 mo) managed to get a paper cut on his penis; hit the dog with a book; colored on the sheets with a crayon; colored on the shower door with same crayon (crayon is now in shower on shelf); dumped my contact lenses on the bed; and erased half of DD's dry-marker book work while she was rescuing my contact case...
What is your fail-safe, TV-free way to get a quick shower?!?!?!
I can't lock him in the bathroom with me because there even more dangers lurking in the low drawers and cabinets.
We're new at this... help!
My son is 28 months too and I have never used TV as a way to keep the kids out of the way while I shower or do anything else. I just close the door so they have to stay upstairs, i.e. within hearing range. If it gets really quiet I jump out immediately!
Toddler-proofing is an ongoing process, there's always something more that we didn't think of. The main thing is that he can't manage to hurt himself or destroy something (or someone) important.
I think some crayon marks here and there every now and again is probably part of life. Apparently paper-cut penises is, too (although we have never had any yet), it sounds hard to avoid, unless you want to classify paper as dangerous and insist that kids are always fully dressed. The dog can probably handle a book or two.
As for contact lenses I haven't really found a good place to hide mine. For some reason the case is extremely interesting! And I'm sorry for my poor laptop that is missing half its keys (and the remaining ones have been painted with red nail varnish), because they don't sell replacement keyboards for that model anymore.