Toddlers are very curious, and love to look around and explore new and exciting things. They like to try new things and experiment, but it is important to keep them safe in the process. There are some things that young toddlers do that can really cause you problems as they get older. One thing that is good to remember is that if you allow them to get away with it when they are a toddler they will continue as they get older. So what things should you nip in the bud as soon as they start? Below you will find some of the top things that moms feel you should not allow your child to do no matter how much fun it may be.
The first thing that many kids seem to really enjoy is opening and closing the doors. Once they realized that they were strong enough to do so, they seemed fascinated by it. After talking with other moms I found out that this is very common with young toddlers, when they first start walking. It seems to make them feel older since they can operate the door for themselves. What little kids usually end up doing is opening and closing the door so that it slams. For obvious reasons this is not something you want your child to do. They can end up getting their fingers stuck in the door. Which by the way I have seen happen before. Or even worse they can end up getting the fingers of other children who may be around caught in the door. You may want to teach your toddler that doors are off limits. At least until they can understand when they should and should not open the door. If toddlers find it fun or cute to open the doors they may do so for anyone including strangers. Or they may be tempted to open the door and run outside, when someone has accidentally left the door open.
Running in parking lots
This may seem like something that is common sense, but you will be surprised at how many children I have seen running across a car filled parking lot. I can not tell you how much this makes me cringe. It may seem cute that your toddler can now run, unassisted but a parking lot is clearly not the place for them to do so. Whenever you are in a parking lot you want to make sure that your toddler is holding on to your hand. They should understand that this is the rule of the parking lot, and nothing else is acceptable.
Tell their parents no
When your child is first learning to talk it can be amusing to hear the different words they pick up. After talking to several moms is seems that the majority of children all seem to pick up one of the same words which is “no”. They love to say it over and over again, and they think it is funny to say so to their parents. If you as a parent laugh when this is said or ignores it you can really be asking for problems later on.