I don't know about the clean house, fingers off the walls part, but the rest - my boys are 1 1/2 and 2 1/2, they know if they bring toys out of their room they take them back before they bring something else out. We try to clean up their room every night before they go to bed but that doesn't always happen. But as long as most of the mess is in their room, I don't mind. My boys will fight over toys, it is more the one has one that the other wants and takes it. I have found if I get them to stop yelling at each other and ask for it back nicely the other just gives it back. I don't know what you mean for rules for hygene, we just have the routine of brushing teeth when the wake up and before bed, baths every other night unless they are really dirty. We keep food in the dining room and kitchen, that cuts back on the mess. You just need to decide how you want things and be consistent, they will catch on eventually.
at 2:35 PM on Aug. 20, 2009