My dh is upset at this idea. He says it's like a "cage." My son would not be in it all the time. I just need it for when I'm cooking, doing laundry or tending to the other two children we have. My son is into everything. He unplugs the tv (I have disciplined him for it but he keeps going back to it) He can also unlock the dishwasher and run it. I'm very consistent with the discipline but he still isn't getting it. (he's 20 months). My dh is also wanting me to make our daughter's baby food and that's hard to do when I'm chasing after a toddler. Like I said though, he would not be in it for very long. Maybe like 25-30 minutes at the most. I would never just leave him in it all day. My dh never really helps out with kids so he doesn't quite understand what all I go through. I've never used a play yard, so if any one has advice that would helpful. Thanks!!Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 1:05 PM on May. 22, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)
Answer by mickstinator at 1:07 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by jennifer588 at 1:11 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by ryanlynn at 1:19 PM on May. 22, 2010
What I did for my Son as soon as he could walk is enclose my entire den area with gates. I bought the Summer Infant Secure Surround Play Safe Play Yard . It is FANTASTIC!!! It comes with 6 gate pieces that interlock and the Bonus is that it comes with a walk thru door. I purchased 3 of them and entirely covered the perimeter of my den. I covered the fireplace, couch, entry to the living room and entry to kitchen and that is where I used the gate door. It locks and unlocks easily so you don't have to climb over. He had the whole run of the den with his toys and it was safe and I was able to get some things done. He never felt confined. I still use it in front of the fireplace and across the living room door today and he's 3 1/2. Worth every penny! He would NOT think of staying in the pack & play for more than 5 minutes when he was just walking.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:19 PM on May. 22, 2010
Answer by louise2 at 1:22 PM on May. 22, 2010
A 20 mo is too old for a play yard. I have a grandson that age. He would figure out how to get out or be VERY upset. I agree it's a cage. You had kids that close together in age, you have to figure out how to deal.
To make baby food take a banana, peel, mash with fork, put in front of baby, let baby feed herself. Not hard. I never fed my 3 sons or my grandbaby any baby cereal or baby food.
I don't know what you mean by "discipline" for the 20 mo. If he can unplug the tv you go out and buy plug covers and he can't unplug it. Toddlers mess with dishwashers. You don't "discipline" them you distract them. Put cabinet locks on most cabinets and have one he can get into with pans, spoons, measuring cups, ect.
Answer by Gailll at 1:31 PM on May. 22, 2010
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