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How do I get margrine out of carpet and how do I keep him out of things?!

So thins week alone my 23 month old has gotten into a box of pasta, mouthwash, pepper, a perminate marker, craft paint and margrine.
I put a baby gate up to our bathroom, bedroom and spare bedroom because he keeps getting into things. i put things up and he finds away to climb u and get them. If I'm not in the room with him 24/7 then he is getting into things. He is really sneaky. My husband thought he was sleep in his room so he took a nap too. Well DS climb over his baby gate useing a toy truck and then climbed over the babyy gate to the bathroom and got into the mouth wash. It's suppose to be a childproof lid but he still got it open.Luckily he threw it all up and DH heard. Today I was making lunch and had to use the restroom. When I was in there he was watching cartoons and playing with his trucks. I came out and he was in his room covering everything in margrine. I wasn't even in there for 3 mins!

Now I am in the living room with baby gates up at all access points, sitting with him. I have a house to clean and things to do. I have done everything I can think of but I don't know what else to do. i put him in time out for 5 mins today and he usually only goes in for 2. I have tried spanking him when he gets into things that will hurt him. I have put things in baby proof cabinets but he always gets into them.

SO I need some advice if at all possible. Oh and how do I get the gressy margrine out of his carpet??



Asked by Liamsmom09 at 11:05 AM on Apr. 29, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • We found an all-purpose kind of lock that we used to hold our DD's door in place when it was opened (didn't want a 1 yo closing and locking herself in) and we latched the toilet. We have enforced the "NO opening of cabinets and drawers as well as the fridge" from as early as I can remember. You have to stand firm and enforce the rules until he can be trusted alone for a few minutes. Mine is 3 and is only left alone for about 10 min in a room without being checked on or she is into stuff she shouldn't be. I am sorry that you are having a rough week, and I hope that it gets better.

    Answer by coala at 12:53 PM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • It sounds like you are taking all the precautions. Now you just have to start teaching him "no". And stay out or mommy and daddy stuff.

    Answer by at 11:15 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Dawn dish soap and a small amount of water. Scrape up all you can first.

    Answer by CraftingMama at 11:08 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • I put a hook and eye lock on doors that I didn't want our son to get into (way up high at the top of the doors). We put safety locks on the bathroom, and kitchen cabinet doors, and a lock on the fridge. They make locks for everything, and we used all of them.

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 11:08 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Oh and Mean Green works great for the margarine...

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 11:09 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • use every baby lock you can get your hands on and start really enforcing the word NO but as in NO we dont get in the its mommy/daddy stuff and so on ds is 9 and he still gets in to stuff.....they test you at every age...oh and scrape up as much of the butter as you can and then use warm/hot water and dawn dishsoap or some kind of grease remover to get it out of the carpet....

    Answer by cara124 at 11:26 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • carpet clearer{Deep Oxie } my 18 month old climb alot he used a toy box climb on top of deep freezer then took dirt out of flower pot rubed into carpet just but safe proofe locks & latches

    Answer by sassy21176 at 11:39 AM on Apr. 30, 2011

  • We have pocket doors so the locks don't work on them. I have locks on cabinets and on the fridge. He knows how to open them. I put a hook and eye on the front door but they don't fit the way our inside door work.
    I come from a huge family and I am telling i never remember having this much of an issue out of any of my siblings!

    Comment by Liamsmom09 (original poster) at 11:12 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Thanks ladies! I got it all out. Between him and the dog I don't which one is driving me more nuts today, LOL.

    Comment by Liamsmom09 (original poster) at 11:35 AM on Apr. 29, 2011

  • Baby locks and gates, and above all supervision.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:28 PM on Apr. 29, 2011