DD is nearly a year old ( OMG I cant believe how qucik it has gone, my little baby is nearly a year). I feel like I am doing an okay job as a parent IYKWIM.....but.....How do you deal with the whining/clinging thing that the DC do?
I try distraction, giving her extra attention etc but it doesn't seem to help. I try putting her down for a nap but she usually doesn't sleep.
DD is such a good child and I know we have been spoilt with how good she is.
Ds has two cupboards and 1 drawer that he is allowed to demolish play in. I fill them with non-breakable things like tupperware, plastic plates, kitchen towel, saucepans etc etc. Otherwise I put him in his highchair and pull him over so he can see what I'm doing as I cook. He seems to find that interesting for a while. I give him a wooden spoon and a saucepan to play with while he watches.
I TOTALLY don´t cope with it! lol Ds is 18mo and does that whining/clinging to my knees from about 3pm onwards if we are in the house. I do give him lots of cuddles and he also has a couple of kitchen cupboards he can empty but it does get wearying. About the only solutions I have found are to just get him out of the house and doing something or stopping what I am doing and play with him/ watch him. He seems quite happy playing away if I am just sitting with him, as long as my attention is ON HIM.
I think we do just have to grin and bear it, put aside all non essential tasks and wait for the phase to pass [weak smile] sorry that was probably no use whatsoever!
My DD started this about a year old too ... at 17 months she still does it. Generally happens when I'm preparing supper. Wore her in a sling on back for a while but she moaned because she couldn't see anything. Tried the sitting in high chair but she seems to get frustrated as 'trapped' in chair.
Letting her have her own cupboard to empty and destroy works to an extent, but in the end, I try to prepare everything in advance and even bought myself a microwave! Oh ... and I think I've now perfected the art of cooking with one hand whilst holding a toddler in my other arm
Yep, All the dangerous stuff goes into double cupboards with the doorknobs next to each other in the middle. Elastic bnads or ribbon tie them together. Otherwise put dangerous stuff up high out of reach (for now anyway!)