Advanced search

Don't flame me!

(88 Posts)
lilyboleyn Fri 17-Mar-17 15:29:56

My 18 month old steals my lipsticks all the time. All the time. I've not got a lipstick that is unassaulted. Because our house is tiny, there's nowhere I can put them that is out of her reach.
I was thinking of buying her a lip balm stick that she can bash to her little heart's content, but don't think that would be particularly safe. I obviously don't want to give her make up or kids' make up though.
Any suggestions please?

Screwinthetuna Fri 17-Mar-17 15:32:58

Put your makeup in a box in a drawer? In a handbag on a coat hook? On a shelf in your bedroom? Sorry, but I don't see how your 18 month old is getting access to your lipsticks unless they're left lying about at her height, no matter how small your house

Scrubba Fri 17-Mar-17 15:34:00

You don't have anywhere in your house out of reach of an 18m old? Are your ceilings only 3ft? where do you keep your medicines and bleach?

Pencilvester Fri 17-Mar-17 15:34:05

Because our house is tiny, there's nowhere I can put them that is out of her reach.

What do you do with knives?

Anniegetyourgun Fri 17-Mar-17 15:35:03

Give up lipstick?

Sparklingbrook Fri 17-Mar-17 15:35:44

How tall is your 18 month old? confused

Bluntness100 Fri 17-Mar-17 15:37:12

How can you have no where an 18 month old can't reach? Don't you have drawers or high kitchen cupboards?

Pencilvester Fri 17-Mar-17 15:38:14

From experience, I can tell you that if you give lip balm to a toddler, they will eat it.

HecateAntaia Fri 17-Mar-17 15:38:37

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Wishiwasmoiradingle2017 Fri 17-Mar-17 15:38:47

No is a complete sentence. .

dalmatianmad Fri 17-Mar-17 15:39:07

Regardless of the size of your house surely you have cupboards that are high up? Or shelfs? Top of wardrobe?hmm

HelenaGWells Fri 17-Mar-17 15:40:35

I can't see how there is nowhere to hide them. Shoe box on top of a wardrobe? Locked box anywhere at all? High shelf in a cupboard?

What do you do with knives, batteries, bleach etc?

She's only 18 months not 18 years.

ZilphasHatpin Fri 17-Mar-17 15:40:39

there's nowhere I can put them that is out of her reach.

Is she 7ft tall?

chickensatay Fri 17-Mar-17 15:42:37

You can buy a lipstick holder like that and just put them somewhere she can't reach. This is the stupidest question ever

NavyandWhite Fri 17-Mar-17 15:44:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

scoopmuckanddizzyrollytoo Fri 17-Mar-17 15:45:05


FeliciaJollygoodfellow Fri 17-Mar-17 15:45:21

So many bollocks threads at the moment. Ffs if you can't figure this out for yourself.

SparkleTwinkleGoldGlitter Fri 17-Mar-17 15:47:56

Seriously your 18 month old can get to ever single surface & cupboard in your home? Do you live in a hobbit hole?

Put lipsticks on a high shelf
In your wardrobe
In your handbag
In your bathroom on a shelf/window seal
In a kitchen drawer

lilyboleyn Fri 17-Mar-17 16:03:38

Wow. Message received and understood.

Yellowbird54321 Fri 17-Mar-17 16:04:37

Eh? Why would you be flamed? Why are you unable to find anywhere in a whole house to put your lipstick out of reach? confused

lilyboleyn Fri 17-Mar-17 16:05:58

It's more when I'm doing my make up. It has to be in the living room where there's no table and only a sofa. There's so much hate on this thread though.

GahBuggerit Fri 17-Mar-17 16:06:46


HecateAntaia Fri 17-Mar-17 16:06:58

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Pinkheart5915 Fri 17-Mar-17 16:07:25

I doubt your 18 month can access every surface in your home, it really is as simple as putting it higher than they can reach/climb.

Zipped make up bag on my dressing table, my 18 month old has never got in to it.

In my handbag that hangs by the front door, 18 month old has never got in to my bag as he can't reach.

Wardrobe/chest of drawers

No I wouldn't be giving an 18 month old a lip balm to eat which is what will happen

LovingLola Fri 17-Mar-17 16:08:12

In your first post you said she takes them all the time. Now you say it's when you are doing your make up. Which is it?

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: