what to do when your three year old tears up your house all around you and all you do is find yourself cleaning up/

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Tabitha - posted on 03/20/2012

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You can get door alarms to put on all the doors. If it doesn't scare her away, at least you'll know when she's gettin into stuff and be able to step in before it gets out of hand. Box all of her stuff up from her room until she understands that she has to clean up after herself. Also, it might be helpful if you point out when you're picking up after yourself. "Look sissy, Mommy used the peanut butter and now I'm putting it away because I'm finished with it".

S. - posted on 03/20/2012

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My oldest daughter trashed every bit of my make up I had, she would paint my bathroom walls with shampoo, if she could get into it she would destroy it luckerly she grew out of it. Just try and hide things if you can.

Try turning door handles upside down (so you have to pull them up to open it) it's easy to pull down a handle but there not tall enough to to lift up and open, also it's a bit funny watching adults struggle lol, I put simple hook locks high on the out side of the bathroom and my oldest bedroom so the little ones can't reach and trash things.

As for the cleaning up, be a bit mean and box a lot up and only let her have a few out at a time, if she wants something else out she has to out something away first, that's what I'm doing now with my 4year old cos I got sick of the place looking like a play ground and taking me forever to pick it all up at the end of the day.

Jenni - posted on 03/20/2012

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I have my children tidy up after themselves for the most part. If they don't clean up after themselves, they're not allowed to play in another room or move onto another activity until they do.

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Annie - posted on 03/20/2012

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thank you brittany and emma i think im going to start keeping my oldest in her room until she helps clean up eventually she will get the message i hope. but i had the doorknob things and the adults couldnt figure them out and my daughter did so amuzing. i had to eventually take them off cuz my guest couldnt go potty and my daughter would bring me the pieces lol thanks ladies

Brittney - posted on 03/20/2012

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My daughter is only 17 months right now, she goes into the bathroom (I'm always afraid she's gonna put something in the potty or try to climb in the bathtub) and I just take her out or turn off the light and she usually follows.



My sister had a lot of troubles with her kids getting into the bathroom and making it a disaster zone. She used those chain locks up high so they couldn't reach, even with a chair and the door knob locks, if they did somehow manage to get in there she had a toilet lock and cabinet locks with everything in them locked up tight.



My daughter gets into my mother's stuff whenever she is over there, they just close the door and keep her busy with toys.

Stifler's - posted on 03/20/2012

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Also I have door knob covers on the laundry and bathroom so they can't get in there and tip things out.

Stifler's - posted on 03/20/2012

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Make them play outside so they're not messing up the house. My kids drive me mad on rainy days. We are havign a wet week at the moment and I am going insane with toys everywhere, pegs, food. So annoying.

Brittney - posted on 03/20/2012

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hmmm....a chain lock at the top? toilet locks? ummm...keeping her away from the bathroom door? (that may not happen from your description.)

Brittney - posted on 03/20/2012

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For that problem, you can have your make up completely out of reach and either close the bathroom door or put a baby gate up.

Annie - posted on 03/20/2012

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thanks,i tried that shes so stubborn.she refuses to help and she like tears up the tp and clogs the toilet and gets my lipstick and colors the walls lol idk what to do

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