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    Before I start I know DH does a lot for me and is more helpful then most but he has just made me so angry! DS2 is 13 months and going through a real terror stage he is getting into EVERYTHING! I spend all day chasing him and stopping in from getting into stuff then when he is asleep I spend my time cleaning up what he did get into as well as normal housework, all I ask for is 5 minutes where I can just sit and not have to chase him and DH says he is watching him and yet he still just managed to knock over my big floor vase/pot thing and smash it on the tiles, or I find him playing in the toilet, or the dog water all while DH is sitting on his iPad supposedly "watching him" ggrr
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    If a mess is made on daddy's watch then daddy should clean it up. He will soon learn

    Also I have found childproofing a house so that a toddler can run around and not get into trouble... To be relaxing
    (Eg I have a cat and we put a latch on the laundry door so that the cat can get into his water/litter, but toddler can't).
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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    If a mess is made on daddy's watch then daddy should clean it up. He will soon learn
    Yes, and the money to replace items that are broken on his watch should be paid for out of money he would have used for beer or computer games oooor, before you go sit down, put something of his that he really loves just in the line of the mini Tornado. I'm sure he'll start watching a bit more closely once something that is dear to him gets destroyed.

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    Child proof is a must. Not just to stop this but safety too. How would you feel or dh if your toddler got cut on broken vase? Trust me it will make your days and lives easier! Even safety gates you could then get your 5 mins in without dh watching or not watching him.!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miados2007 View Post
    Child proof is a must. Not just to stop this but safety too. How would you feel or dh if your toddler got cut on broken vase? Trust me it will make your days and lives easier! Even safety gates you could then get your 5 mins in without dh watching or not watching him.!

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    We have child proofed there are gates up and locks on everything DH was sitting in the same room that has a gate and still didn't pay attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by loodle View Post
    We have child proofed there are gates up and locks on everything DH was sitting in the same room that has a gate and still didn't pay attention
    Lol. Dh cant be bothered then. I would do what pp suggested and put something of dh in your toddlers line of fire to teach him a lesson!

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    Agree with VicPark (and others), child proofing goes a long way...

    The other thing I will say is that I remember the 1 year mark well. DD was very mobile and curious, but not quite walking yet. This was an incredibly frustrating time and short of locking them in a playpen it's near impossible to child proof everything, even with locks gates etc. One thing I found useful was to buy a few of those retractable gates, each set comes with 1 gate + two door fixtures, so in theory you can set them up all over the house (at one stage we had our lounge sectioned into 3 parts) and just move or change them as you're using different areas, this also gives bub a change of scenery from time to time as well.

    It's a tough time but it won't last forever (man how many times have I heard that sentiment!) - also sounds a bit like DH may have to learn the "hard way".

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    I think the solution for active toddlers is to get them out of the house to wear them out. Park, playground etc. When it's nap time, you can sit for 5 minutes and no trail of destruction to clean up

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