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Oh man, my ds (20 month) gets into anything and everything he can, he is soooo curious and able bodied that I just can't seem to get a handle on it. I laughed at my friend who has a 6 month old when she was so worried about "baby proofing" all I could think was "what about toddler proofing"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br>
I feel like I am cleaning up one disaster when he is making another one. We have a very small house and no closets, hence it is very hard to put things away! Does anyone have any suggestions or similar experiences?<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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Hi just to say that my ds(now 33 months) gets into everything too. he in fact defrosted a whole grocery store freezer section by mashing the defrosting button on the bottom of the fridge...he LOVES buttons and drawers. no matter what i do, i cant stop the urge inside him to investigate! just try to go with the flow and not stress out about it as my son was doing it at 20 months.....and now, 13 months later, he still is!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Here's a few.....<br>
stuck a paring knife in my leather sofa ( this was retrieved from the dishwasher and all the other knives were hidden)<br>
used the vacuum sweeper to vacuum up poop on his carpet<br>
colored his penis green w/ washable marker the day before his well baby visit at 2 ( not all of it comes off because you cant rub that part very hard)<br>
picked me a whole bunch of marigolds ( 6 plants)<br>
traumatized the 7yr old neighbor girl by being naked for the last few MONTHS<br>
fill my tea kettle w/ legos & bunny crackers on different occasions I didnt find this out until AFTER it boiled<br>
made me coffee in my French press coffee maker and got the water from the fridge door<br>
climbed a book case and pull off a glass ( 3 stitches)<br>
dumped out a bag of flour, container of oat meal and a MONDO bag of coco coco puffs ( all on separate occasions)<br>
I hide the screw drivers because he tries change his toys batteries<br>
peed down my floor vent<br>
poked a small hole in a bag of bird feed so I put it in a old bucket in the garage now several pairs of foot ball cleats are filled w/ seed<br>
I have my deep freeze double locked because he is able to get the popsicles out and ate a whole box in the course of 1 day. My garage door to the kitchen is metal and I cant figure out how to lock that one ( that he cant undo)<br>
I have my fringe locked basically for the same reason ( hole pack of cheese and trying to fill his own juice cups)<br>
My cabinets are locked and I have chimes on the doors when they open or close<br>
my chairs are handcuffed to the kitchen table so he cant use them to climb ( I get lots of comments on that)<br>
The water is usually turned off under my sink because it is fun to use the sprayer<br>
He played w/ a whole box of tampons one day but what I Didn't know is he opened them and flushed them ( small clog)<br>
clogged the toilet w/ a box of kando wipes and a roll of TP ( now I keep it in the kitchen cabnet so if you are at my house you get your ration of TP before entering the bathroom downstairs)<br>
knocked the DVD/vcr behind the big screen trying to change his DVD while standing in the back of a Tonka dump truck<br>
I left a box of eggs out on the counter and he got out a skillet and cracked 10 of them and was standing on his bathroom stool w/ a whisk trying to reach the knob to turn on the stove.<br>
toasted an ink pen in the toaster<br>
dumped a bottle fabric softener out on the laundry room floor<br><br><br>
These are just things I thought about of right off the top of my head there are many more.<br><br><br>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> laughup <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:<br>
Oh My that was so funny, especially because I can relate to most of it. Please keep it coming, I NEED the support!
 

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Ohhh...I can so relate with this thread. My 16 month old active daughter is such a blessing but she is wearing me out, LOL. She is my 4th..born on the 4th of July..and she is a fire cracker all right..keeps me jumping and hopping. I clean up 1 mess and she is off multi tasking 3 more.. I know that she is just intrigued and curious and all of that..but so were my others to a certain extent..but she has me BEAT.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:
 

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i am going through the same thing with my 20 mos old ds. can't say more than ten words but he sure can open the baby gate into the kitchen, open the fridge, open all the doors, even the ones with the plastic door knob cover things on them. work the washing machine, the dryer, and the dishwasher, and the sewing machine. he tried to climb his dresser in his room and it fell on top of him. he basically climbs everything. unscrews every lid on every container in teh house. takes apart ink pens...takes apart my $1600 kirby vacuum cleaner. i honestly cannot take it anymore on my own (dh has been in iraq for 3.5 mos now) which is why next week i am going to make a two day drive with ds1 and ds2 to my mother's house to stay with her for a month or two.
 

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That was a great laugh...JBaxter! Although I should probably be crying because my 14 mo is heading in this direction.<br><br>
My house looks like hell. We have furniture turned around so the drawers are facing the wall...and the little bugger is started to move the darn furniture to get in there.<br><br>
Tonight he was opening the cabinets with the latches on them and sweeping his hand up and down in the crack in case he could reach something...anything!<br><br>
I can't find anything although everything is spread out all over the floor! It is driving me nuts.<br><br>
We have lost all the binky's. Yesterday I was looking out the window at the birdfeeder, and what did I see hidden in the grass next to the bird feeder pole...a binky. It was raining so I didn't go get it, but when I went to put my son down for his nap, he wanted a binky...which we had "lost" on the way to nap time. I had to run outside in the rain to get the one in the yard and wash it off. It's insane to live like this!!!!!<br><br>
Do we just need to clear out our houses for a few years???? I am thinking of adding high shelves in every room. But now I realize that I will have to handcuff the chairs to the table!!! (That is the funniest thing I have ever heard, btw!)<br><br>
OH MY GOODNESS! No wonder mamas always seem a bit wacky when you're a kid. We live in looney-bins!!!
 

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Childrens play hand cuffs are 2.96 a pair at walmart in the "cowboy/police" toy section. They have a quick release so if you lose the key you can still open them. IME it takes several months for a child to figure that out UNLESS a well meaning older brother SHOWS HIM HOW. We have 8 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
Honestly after 2 active / smart boys I though I was good at being the mom of a boy....HA HA HA HA I now know God has a sense of humor LOL
 

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I was on the phone yesterday and ds emptied out the cat food by little handfuls allllllllll over the apartment. I just laughed and we cleaned it up together (well, kind of <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> )<br><br>
My cupboards are constantly emptied out all over the floor.<br><br>
I figure as long as it's not going to hurt him, it's OK to let him explore. I don't want to squash his curiousity or his exploritory nature. But I'm sure to engage him in cleaning up after, as much as he'll take part, that is.<br><br>
Aren't toddlers FUN?
 

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Uh oh, I have seen my future, and it involves green penises!<br><br>
Ds is 15 months and heading this direction. His latest trick is to "save" piddle for when he gets off the potty, tinkle on the floor and dance in it with both feet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/scared.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="scared"> If no piddle is available, he'll make do with sippy cup water or banana. He's figured out how to unlock the front door to the apt, and can almost get the door open. So far this week, my toothbrush, a remote control, a rubber ducky, and a pair of shoes have all found their way into the toilet. He climbs everything and has mastered the art of pulling things over to his desired goal to use as a stair--he tried to use the cat as a step yesterday, and successfully got onto the back of the couch and hung from the framed mirror above it. His all-time favorite is the bedside drawer, since we can't find a way to babyproof it. Earlier this week he came out of the bedroom with a string of condom packets in one hand and a bottle of lube in the other. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blush.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blush"><br><br><br>
(And I've just ruined my chances of running for political office, haven't I?)
 

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What a funny thread! Makes my climbing 22 month old look tame. Her best trick...<br>
Suddenly it gets Reeeaaallll quiet in the livingroom. I walk in to find her holding our pet bunny under her front arms. Bunny has blank look on her face, as does dd. Weird. The bunny is about 3/4 of her length. Bunnies now have to stay in their bunny condo when dd is awake. Poor little guys!
 

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omg Jeana I am pissing myself with laughter here! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> Kinda puts things in perspective.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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Our little guy is only 12 months but he's been on this path ever since he could crawl. Last night I found dad's shirt and a package of door locks in the toilet. Earlier that day, when I got home from work, somehow (I don't even want to imagine this one) he had gotten his basket of toys off of the back of the toilet, thrown them allll over the bathroom, and gotten the bathroom floor, the rugs, and his pants soaking wet. The only thing I could think of was toilet water, but it was an awful lot of water.<br><br>
He already likes to wear my bras on his head.
 

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I've been going through this and I'm DEADLY AFRAID of what the future holds! Since she could crawl my dd has been getting into whatever she could. And she started walking at around 10 months and since then it's been horrible. She loves throwing things in the toilet and putting things in the fridge. I can't keep her out of it. Speaking of which, as I WROTE THIS SHE WENT AND OPENING IT! She just doesn't listen to no. It's over and over and over and over. The problem is she breaks those cabinet safety locks and we put our huge chest of shoes in front of the fridge because she was especially out of control one day and she just moved it. She's like the hulk. Seriously. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/duh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="duh"> I hate that every day the only seem I think to say is 'Nooooooo!' <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:
 

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Tonight he was opening the cabinets with the latches on them and sweeping his hand up and down in the crack in case he could reach something...anything!<br><br>
It's insane to live like this!!!!!<br><br>
Do we just need to clear out our houses for a few years???? I am thinking of adding high shelves in every room. But now I realize that I will have to handcuff the chairs to the table!!! (That is the funniest thing I have ever heard, btw!)<br><br>
OH MY GOODNESS! No wonder mamas always seem a bit wacky when you're a kid. We live in looney-bins!!!</div>
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Have you considered magnetic locks? My SIL has them and <i>I</i> can't get her doors open! I wish I had thought of the hand cuffs; my chairs spent the first trimester of #2 in the pantry or garage.<br><br><a href="http://www.nichelocks.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=page_4" target="_blank">http://www.nichelocks.com/catalog/in...in_page=page_4</a><br><br>
My SIL thinks this is a lack of supervision/dicipline. I think she just happens to have a pair of "girly" girls. Please let her boy grow into a wildman <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/praying.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="praying">: .
 
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