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    Default Toddlers at sport!

    Does anyone have any ingenious ideas to keep a 16 month old entertained at soccer?!

    My 2 older sons play on Saturdays. Originally DH and I were just going to take it in turns to stay with him (the little one) at home but we both really enjoy going. He won't sit in his pram even with food or ipad. He just wants to run around and explore which is fair enough but he runs onto the field and I would really rather just watch my other kids play! We try to kick a ball with him but he doesn't want any part of that.

    I was thinking a portacot but he'd probably just scream in there too. And doing small shifts with DH won't work when we have 2 games in 2 different places!

    Do I just have to suck this up!? There must be something I haven't thought of!?

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    As i sit here with my toddler asleep on my arm being still for the first time today while we wait for DSS 1 next game to start i had to reply. Sometimes bringing a bag of toys and drawing from home works to keep her occupied. Occasionally i pull the pop up beach tent out and sit her behind me with toys while i sit in the entrance. More often than not i or her dad are chasing her. Sorry i cant be of much help but i feel your pain.

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    Ahhhh sounds like you scored! A sleeping toddler 👍 😊

    Yeah toys are no good either. We've tried everything. He really just wants to be run and be free! Don't blame him. We'll just have to take turns each week until this phase turns a corner. Thanks!

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    Yeah, she doesnt usually sleep but she had a terrible night last night. If anyone has any magical toddler stay still solutions ill be keen to try them too.

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    an ergo?

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    Sorry, but there really is no "it will always work" solution... 2 year olds want, and that is it.

    DSS (7) still wanders onto the pitch when people are playing (DSD's netball usually)...although it's more thoughtlessness now.

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    Yes...we had the same problem at basketball. If he wasn't running on the court he was throwing toys on the court... was a nightmare. Never was the type to sit quietly and play with toys or ipad
    He's 3 now and understands the lines on the court and will go around.. Although at 2ish went through a phase of very deliberately going over the lines...just for ****s and giggles
    Nothing worked for me..he grew out of it eventually, but as a single mum just had to deal with it every game


 

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