How to get things done with a toddler
Do you ever see moms with a toddler on social media, with their houses clean all the time, they are always put together and the toddler always seem happy?
How do they do that?
Well I’m going to give you a few tips that I use to get things done while I have a toddler running around my house wreaking havoc.
Hair and Makeup
The only way I have found to be able to get ready in the morning without it taking 2 hours from the constant “WHAT ARE YOU EATING?” or “NO, DON’T TOUCH THAT!” is to wake up 30 minutes before your child does. I know that is dreadful for some, but mandatory if having your hair and makeup done for the day is important to you.
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Washing the Dishes
This one was always a struggle for me. I was never able to do the dishes unless my fiance was home. The thing that has helped me most is installing child safety locks on all the drawers and cabinets in the kitchen, except for one. That one cabinet is where we keep our Tupperware. While I am doing the dishes he is getting into that cabinet and playing with all the Tupperware. I am able to peacefully do the dishes! It only likes 30 seconds to stack it all up when were done, so it’s an easy clean up!
Cleaning the Living Room
You have to make a game out of this. Sing the clean up song while your throwing toys in the toy bin, or praise your child every time he puts the toys away correctly. He’s going to catch on that you like what he’s doing and he is going to help you clean instead of following you dragging everything back out.
Cleaning the Bathroom
GIVE YOUR CHILD A BATH! Of course make sure you have everything you need in the bathroom to clean before you put him in, because you should never leave your child alone in the bathtub. Just give him some bath paint or some toys that he really loves during bath time and get to cleaning.
Let your child help you throw things in the dryer or let them help you take things out of the dryer and put into a laundry basket. My child loves to hand me the clothes that need to folded. He really feels like he’s helping me, and it keeps him entertained.
Now keep in mind that your house is never going to be picture perfect when you have a toddler. These tips should help keep your house decent and your sanity intact.