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i have a 1 1/2 yr old boy that WILL NOT stay out of the litter boxes ive tryed everything to get it thru his head to stay out of them i dont know wat else to do and hes so hard headed he will not take correction like at all u can sit him smack his butt tap his hand anything and everything it just doesnt work i dont know wat to do with him he gets into everything and just doesnt listen to me at all .... his sister used to get into the litter boxes but i got her to stop no problem but he will not stay out of them ive tryed moving them he still gets into em i cant take them out of the rooms theyre in thats where theyve always and i dont want the cats peeing or pooping onthe floors .... any advice i will try at this point and if u can give me some ideas on wat to do to get him to understand when i say no would help to thankz in advance

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Asked by cocobutt2002 at 2:40 PM on Jan. 11, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Well you could put it in a bigger box that he can not get to it or put it in a coner and put a gates around it. He mostlikely thinking it is the rocks or sand at the park and just does not understand.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:44 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • Put a baby gate in the doorways where the boxes are.

    Or, watch the kids 24/7. Another option is let the cats stay somewhere else for a while until the baby understands not to play in the boxes. Good luck.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:44 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • ~~~author~~~~ i cant put a gate where they boxes are cuz its his sissys bedroom and thats where they play most of the time but i cant take it out either and i do have it in a corner and now he just broke a pen lol

    Answer by cocobutt2002 at 2:46 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • get one of those ones with the cover on it? I would try time out---It does take several times of doing it,,,tell him no, you are not to touch the litter box, and put him in a place for a couple of minutes,,,,when you see him in the room and he isn't in the box, give him a sucker and say Mommy will give you a sucker everytime you stay out of the litter box---IF worse comes to worse, you could put it up on a table or move it to the kitchen or someplace that you are always with him! Good luck aren't little boys fun?

    Answer by kimigogo at 2:55 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • Something has to change... move the box or put the kids in another room to play. I have gates everywhere in my house. The babies will not stay out of the pots and pans... will not stop climbing on the table and keep playing toilet water....... GATES___ GATES___ GATES!!!!!!

    Answer by vsrillo at 2:59 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • I would take it out of a room that he plays in a lot - move the litter box or move where he plays. Use a gate or keep the door closed and put in a cat door. You could get one of those movable gates that closes in a circle and put the litter box in the middle. It may take a little time for him to learn "no"

    Answer by missanc at 3:06 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • Be consistent. Every time he is in the litter box, his favorite toy goes in the closet for 20 minutes, and he gets two minutes in the sad chair.

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:15 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • the time out doesnt work for him either he just laughs at u everytime he is corrected he thinks its all fun and games theres no way i can move that litter box its the only one that i cant move there is one cat in there all the time that will not leave that room and as far as takeing his toys for a while he doesnt play with much of anything hes too buzy getting in trouble to play and to move were he plays would work if i had the room im living with my mom now cuz of loosing my house thers 7 ppl in this house and its only a 4 bedroom theres not much room left to put anything let aknown move where they play

    Answer by cocobutt2002 at 3:19 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

  • Put it in a room with a baby gate on it or on a counter top. Cats will jump over the gate or slide through the bars or up onto the counter.

    Answer by ANGIE409 at 4:17 PM on Jan. 11, 2010

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