I'm starting to have a hard time with ds, he's what people call 'spirited'. I really don't know how to break some of the behaviour or if its even normal ie. 'will it pass' What he does that drives me nuts all day is:
He gets into all the cupboards in the kitchen, I've gone through 2 lots of child locks because he breaks them all. He pulls out everything and bangs on pots, he pulls out spatulas, he can reach the top drawer and gets all the spoons etc and throws them about and I'm running out of places to hide the possible things that could hurt him, my drawers are literally becoming empty. he's also learnt to pull things out of cupboards and use them as steps, he stands in them to reach things on the benches.
He also gets into the fridge now and broke that safety lock too, I just spent another $50 on them for nothing he gets out the ice cubes etc.
He's also obsessed with my ensuite. I try and close the bedroom door, but sometimes I have no choice, I've put all my stuff in bags and he somehow still finds ways to get into them, he also plays with the toilet water and throws things in there. He's thrown my wallet before, all my cards, my hairdryer.
He literally gets into everything.
last week he pooed on his rug after I left his nappy off for not even 5 minutes and he stepped in it, put my keys and phone in it and then came to me to show me, I mean there was poo everywhere.
He's also pulled all the covers off the electrical switches, we can't leave anything in them and the ones we have no choice with have tape all over them. He also knows how to put things in the plugs now, so I now have to make sure he can't get to any electricals or anything that can electrocute him.
It seems anything he's not suppose to do he does, anything that's dangerous he'll somehow find it. Even when we're out, last week we went to a bistro for dinner and he somehow found the switch to the atm and pulled it out?
There's alot more he does, but the problem I have is no matter what I say he won't listen. He knows its wrong, he knows when he's not suppose to do it, but still does it. He also throws tantrums and its getting even worse and harder.
I'm not sure where I went wrong? I really don't know how else to change this behaviour and keeping him away from it all and baby proofing is getting impossible, he finds something to do and get into.
I take him out everyday, he's not bored he gets alot of stimulation and exercise but I just don't know?
Right now I'm in my room with the door closed and ds is with dh. I've had enough today and have a headache, and being pregnant I really can't constantly pick things up, chase after him to stop him doing things and constantly keep my eye on him. I really just can't stand him atm, he's in the lounge crying and tantruming right now because dh won't let him do something (not sure what?) I'm over it, I really hope he goes to bed and I'm about to go in there and lose it (at dh not ds)