13 month old daughter digs in the trash!!

Jessica - posted on 08/28/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )

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I seriously can't make my daughter STOP digging in our trash can!! Its disgusting! She walked into the living room tonight holding one of her old thrown away diapers, and had it in her mouth!! That was definitely the LAST straw for me!!! I have already tried:



1. Moving the trash can to a different location that she shouldnt be able to get to. Problem: older brother opens the door for her and lets get in.



2. Popping her hand or diaper when she continually gets things out of the trash. Problem: Screams for about 25 seconds at the top of her lungs and goes right back to it EVERY time.



3. Removing her every time she is near it. Problem: comes right back the second I set her down again.



I dont think she is old enough for time out, so what do I do!!?? I really need advice as to the proper way or a different way to make this habit stop. It's ridiculously nasty and I am ashamed when I have company over and my 1 year old is digging in the trash!! HELP!

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Amanda - posted on 08/29/2012

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And you would have thought it would be the boys doing nasty stuff like that.....seems to be all girls so far

Jessica - posted on 08/28/2012

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Well at least my kid isnt the only nasty child! And I have to admit, when she's not playing in the trash, if she can get to it shes splashing in the water in the potty. AND sometimes my 3 year old doesnt always remember to flush. GROSS!



I guess just like any other phase we will just have to get through it.

Amanda - posted on 08/28/2012

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I know it's not funny, but that made me giggle because my daughter used to do exactly the same, at around that age too.

I'd find her in the kitchen tipping the bin out and she would do exactly the same with dirty nappies, in fact I think they were her favourite.



We ended up moving the bin up off the floor where she couldn't get at it and she grew out of that nasty little habit.



She also had a thing for getting into the toilet where I would find her licking it. She really was a filthy child at that age.



On the up side like I said she will grow out of it and my daughter is rarely sick.

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