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What do your toddlers obsess about?

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Milkyway1304 Tue 04-Aug-15 20:49:18

Mine is only 15 months but in the last few weeks has developed an obsession with shoes. She toddles around looking for "shuz", hands me my shoes, my husband his, and WANTS her shoes on at all times (I like to keep them for outdoor only!). We've had tantrums over taking shoes off for bed and bath! "Shuz" is one of her very few words too!

schokolade Tue 04-Aug-15 21:42:23

Mine loves dogs. And pushing her pram. Major rage if we try and go somewhere without the pram...

Pointlessfan Tue 04-Aug-15 21:44:58

Mine is currently into wiping. She loves to wipe and deliberately spills things so she can have a cloth to wipe with!

TwistedThinking Tue 04-Aug-15 21:48:20

Collecting sticks!

Hissette Tue 04-Aug-15 21:48:45

Opening and shutting doors - drives me mad!
Stacking cups (Stacking and unstacking them repeatedly)
The washing machine
In the Night Garden

ceeveebee Tue 04-Aug-15 21:48:56

Not sure if DS is still classed as a toddler at 3 1/2 but he is totally obsessed with mister maker, especially the shapes. I bought him a set of shape toys for his birthday last year, and he will spend hours reciting the script "now mini makers, it's time to get some things from the doodle drawers - be careful, scissors are sharp- it's time to put the shapes back in my marvellous maker case"!!

purplemurple1 Tue 04-Aug-15 21:50:01

Shoes here too he has been crazy about them since he could crawl so we are 1yr in and counting.
We make a big thing of taking them off at the door and leaving them neat.
But when he was younger we had some inside wellies so he could learn to take the on amf off himself which he enjoyed.

wetsnow Tue 04-Aug-15 21:51:10

17 months and loves doing up straps... will sit in the high chair/buggy for ages doing up the clips. Easy entertainment!

SewButtons Tue 04-Aug-15 21:52:01

The buggy. My nanny child has developed an obsession with it 15months as well and she just likes to sit in it or hold onto the side and say "buggybuggybuggy" while wiggling her bum. I leave her to it because it's really cute.

GenevaMaybe Tue 04-Aug-15 21:53:06

10 months so not even a toddler yet but
- the buckle on the maclaren buggy
- plugs
- drawers & doors

Milkyway1304 Tue 04-Aug-15 21:53:30

Pointlessfan mine loves spilling and wiping too!

JuniorMint Tue 04-Aug-15 21:55:23

15mo here too, also loves shoes ("ooosh") but main obsession is balls! Runs after other people's in the park, points them out in shops etc.

ToddleWaddle Tue 04-Aug-15 21:56:46

26moths drawing on herself with pens and markers!
Her dsis is and used be obsessed with clothes. Short sleeves only, no coats even in winter. Has never worn a jumper etc

SewButtons Tue 04-Aug-15 21:56:58

Should also add my other nanny child is 16months and the little weirdo is obsessed with toes, which his mum and I find hilarious. When I get in in the morning and take off my shoes he crawls over and rests his head on my feet and talks to my toes. He has today started to try and lick them though which I am putting a stop to as I think that's a step too far.

JassyRadlett Tue 04-Aug-15 21:58:29

When DS was about 1.5 - 2 it was doors. All the way to nursery every day, he'd point out every door we passed. There were a lot.

I was so pleased when he learned colours and we got a bit of variety. grin

Ihatechoosingnames Tue 04-Aug-15 21:59:38

Pointlessfan my DS is very into.wiping as well, little devil will tip his cup over just so he can wipe it up!

He is obsessed with Peppa. Like really obsessed. If he sees anything Peppa related while we are out (kids in tshirts with Peppa on or toys etc) he shouts "Peppa!" over and over.

He also loves stones (we have a gravel driveway) so whenever we leave the house he picks up a stone and takes it with him. He will carry his stone around all day. So weird.

Pointlessfan Tue 04-Aug-15 22:02:15

I'm hoping the wiping phase will last actually, the kitchen floor is the cleanest it's ever been!

CandOdad Tue 04-Aug-15 22:11:37

MY friends daughters at the age of around three was obsessed with black men being her dad. Every black person she went past she would point and shout "DADDY" (Both her mum and dad are white).

slushie Tue 04-Aug-15 22:14:25

2yo dd is obsessed with ants. We have to look for ants everywhere we go. She Says hello, blows kisses and say goodbye to them.

Jedi1 Tue 04-Aug-15 22:15:50

Random inanimate objects, the salad spinner is a particular favourite...

roofio87 Wed 05-Aug-15 08:37:26

mine went through a phase at 20 months of being absolutely obsessed with the lawn mower. we had to go and look at it in the shed 20 times a day and then we bought him his own to push round the garden!!!

Superking Wed 05-Aug-15 08:43:04

DS is obsessed with cars. Not so much random cars in the street, or toy cars (though he does like those), but cars belonging to people he knows. If I tell him we are visiting someone, or someone is coming to visit us, he talks non-stop about their car - is it big or little, what colour is it? Then when they/ we arrive, he totally ignores the actual person and just says hello to their car repeatedly: "hello George big car", "hello Mary little car" etc.

Cute but has being going on for some time now!

Mines a bit older at 3 but is currently very concerned about lorry drivers - every lorry we see has to be checked to make sure there's 'a little step for the man to get out' confused

Allstoppedup Wed 05-Aug-15 08:50:55

19 month old here:

Going in a car
Our Cat
His summer hat
The bath
"Gulk" (boob milk)

Sometimes interest wanes in one but mostly we have excitement and/or tears about each of these things on a daily basis.

Milkyway1304 Wed 05-Aug-15 10:25:51

All stopped breastmilk an ongoing obsession here too- all these stories remind me DD has interests other than shoes. Breastmilk is "danda" here!

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