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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?

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metalhealthmom

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

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  • DD is the same way and I have a terribly stained carpet because of it.
    Anonymous

    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)
    maiahlynn

    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.
    metalhealthmom

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

  • yup growwing can take some getting used too
    goatmom4

    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.
    Iluvmy5

    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.
    ImaginationMama

    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.
    Anonymous

    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
    heather_84

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

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