Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

Constantly spilling stuff!

My son will be three in April and he is constantly spilling stuff and knocking stuff over. Is this typical growth spurt behavior?

Answer Question

Asked by metalhealthmom at 8:14 PM on Mar. 17, 2011 in Preschoolers (3-4)

Level 16 (2,817 Credits)
Answers (8)
  • DD is the same way and I have a terribly stained carpet because of it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:15 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • yes it very normal I suggest you & him clean it up together.. of course I realize its easier to do it yourself but he needs to learn young you make a mess you clean it up.. I wouldn't make a big deal each time he does this because he wants the attention just tell him calmly ok help mom clean up ( singing the clean up song works for even my 20 month old)

    Answer by maiahlynn at 8:18 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • I don't think he's doing it for attention-his movements seem jerkier. I was more wondering if this is typical of physical growth spurts.

    Comment by metalhealthmom (original poster) at 8:19 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • yup growwing can take some getting used too

    Answer by goatmom4 at 8:23 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • My 4 year old manages to knock her drink over every night at dinner.

    Answer by Iluvmy5 at 8:32 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • I am 36 and I spill stuff all the time, so does my hubby. I think we are just clumsy.

    We all have different degrees on fine motor coordination.

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 8:40 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • That's normal for a toddler, period. Growth spurt has nothing to do with it. Not all kids are as spilly as others but it's normal.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:15 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

  • My Daughter just turned 3 she does this all the time!!! With her it is she is so excited she accidentally knocks things over... I think it is normal

    Answer by heather_84 at 11:52 PM on Mar. 17, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.