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May 27, 2005

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Becki

I will give you all the money and chocolate I have in the house right this very minute if you can tell me how to get that clean-up-toddler thing going. Libby cannot breathe without making a mess. I've stopped telling people my kitchen floor is ceramic tile and started telling them it's stucco.

RobinP

When Lillianna was a toddler,she loved 2 activities.
#1 was fingerpainting. I sat her in her booster seat at the kitchen table and taped a huge piece of paper down. She loved to paint. When she had more control,she used large paint brushes and then smaller ones. We framed a picture she painted when she was 2 yrs old. It was so beautiful!!

#2 was washing the dishes. She started this at 3 yrs old. I had a double sink so I filled one side up with soapy water and she plunked her toy dishes in. The other side was for rinsing. She used to wash these dishes until her fingers were wrinkled like prunes!! She always wore her plastic art smock when she did this because she was a splasher. Unknowingly,sometimes she washed the kitchen floor!

muse

My mother used to get a kick about the kids too hung-up to finger paint.
As long as you teach the kids to clean up, enjoy the mess.

Sibylla

Play-doh is banned in my house. My three-year-old makes a mockery of it and I'm left to discover dried bits of Play-doh all over the house. My daughter only cares about being clean if something gets on her clothes, then she has to change IMMEDIATELY. Anything else, forget about it, she is a whirlwind of destruction around the house.

Sibylla

Play-doh is banned in my house. My three-year-old makes a mockery of it and I'm left to discover dried bits of Play-doh all over the house. My daughter only cares about being clean if something gets on her clothes, then she has to change IMMEDIATELY. Anything else, forget about it, she is a whirlwind of destruction around the house.

bethany

An paint! Lots and lots of washable paint!

julie

We let her play in the dirt, help us wash dishes, and play with playdough. There's plenty else we haven't tried yet, but I'm neat freak who knows she probably needs a little balance!

patrice

I think I can safely say that I will not have a problem like yours ever in my lifetime if I have more children. certainly it isn't the case with the ones I have now.

what did I do with my toddler that was messy? EXIST.

on a serious note, he always enjoyed play-doh.

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