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Posted by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:55 PM
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What do you do to keep them out of the garbage? We have one with a lid, but not a locking lid. We also don't have a pantry, so we can't put it in there. We plan on buying a locking lid one online, but until we get it do you have any tips?
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angeleyes16
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:56 PM

 Punish them everytime they get into the garbage. They'll get the idea.

brandiaubrey
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:56 PM
Bump
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brandiaubrey
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:57 PM
She is only one, and when we tap her hand she laughs at us.

Quoting angeleyes16:

 Punish them everytime they get into the garbage. They'll get the idea.

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TalonMaree
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:57 PM
My house is set up nicely so dd is blocked from the kitchen laundry room and bathroom on one side and has access to her room living room and toy room on the other.
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Samanthamommy
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:58 PM

I tell my daughter no and if she keeps at it I give her a time out.

honeybee69
by Bronze Member on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:58 PM

I didn't allow them in the kitchen, unless it was time to eat. I had the lving room baby proofed, and a gate at the door.

lcappytan05
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:58 PM

My son doesn't generally get in the garbage. I have one of those ones that you have to push your foot on for the lid to pop up. If the lid is slightly raised, he might try to pull something out, but he generally stays out of it...

so here's a bump.

karmasbuddy
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:58 PM
I put my kitchen trash can in the laundry room so my dd can't dig in it. Bathroom can is under the sink & the cabinet has a lock.
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abbysmommy429
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:58 PM

 We tell her no and that it's dirty. We've never had a problem and she loves taking trash to throw it away!

angeleyes16
by on Mar. 2, 2011 at 1:59 PM

 Have you tried time outs? It will take awhile to get her to stay in time out, but if your consistent, it can be done! I started putting my dd in time out around age one; before that I would give a stern "no."

Quoting brandiaubrey:

She is only one, and when we tap her hand she laughs at us.

Quoting angeleyes16:

 Punish them everytime they get into the garbage. They'll get the idea.

 

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