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    Default Help Please - Toddler Spitting Water & Spit

    Hello I'm sure this is a very common behaviour of toddlers and I'm hoping for some advice on how to discourage or discipline in relation to it.
    DD1 (19 months) absolutely loves water. Drinking it and playing with it. She always has access to her water bottle and she has water play every night in the shower or bath.
    However for the last month she has started spitting her water all over herself (not so bad), the floor (dangerous!) and into her tea party cups or whatever tickles her fancy. If her water isn't close enough (or we have taken it away) she is self sufficient and will just use her spit
    We have tried telling her no (which just results in her shaking her head at her water bottle or gob of spit), taking away the tea set or whichever toy she is incorporating and have also tried just ignoring - which doesn't work for safety reasons at this point (bare foot toddler + water + wooden floor = close up of the floor)
    Any advice is appreciated whether it's a suggestion of what to do or enforcement that it's just a stage to get through! Thanks!

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    Give her a place that she is aloud to spit. My son is told that it is not nice to spit on xyz so if he really needs to spit then please go and put it in the bath. Xxx

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    Same as PP - for us it was "if you want to spit, do it over the bath". For a while she'd go and spit over the bath, then it lost its novelty.

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    Thanks ladies we have decreased the spitting exponentially during the last few days. Yay!

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    Why not encourage her to spit water outside or in the bath or shower. She's only young so she isn't going to understand why you took her toys.


 

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