How can I keep my toddler from destroying stuff?

My son messes up the dressers, messes up his and his sister bed frames. Is it only going to get more messy as he gets older? I can’t keep my eyes on him 24/7 cause I work four days out of a week and try to deep clean my whole house on my days off. I’ll wipe down his dressers, and by the end of the night, they’ll be messy again. Lol, it’s mostly his handprints but its food handprints or play paint handprints or crayon marks. I go thru magic erasers like crazy!

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Put things he shouldnt have out of reach. Lock it up. If hes a toddler he should be directly supervised.

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No food in bedrooms take away paints and crayons till he knows how to use properly and has some respect for property. All learned behavior.

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That stuff belongs at the table.

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Stop letting him run amuck. Take away the things he makes messes with.

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Time out. Say no. You are the boss

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Put everything away that he shouldn’t have while unsupervised (paint, crayons, etc), keep food out of the bedrooms and wipe his hands after he eats, and use baby gates to keep him out of rooms you don’t want him messing up. Otherwise, get used to it. He’s a toddler and toddlers are MESSY. Yes, it will get worse before it gets better.

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This is your life now, may God have mercy on your soul!!!

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Wash his hands after eating . Don’t let him walk around with food or paint . Put things like that out of reach unless you have time to watch him . I always got my kids to put away one toy when they chose another . Any toys left on the floors were picked up by them before their bath . Good luck .
If they have never been allowed to do things wrong , they will just expect it to be their job .

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If u didn’t want messes maybe u shouldn’t have chose to have kids eaither that or get use to it and boys are always I mean always in to stuff

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Put stuff up keep doors shut and your eyes on your kid all the time

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Keep things locked up in places where he can’t get to them. Maybe invest in some baby proofing stuff? Baby gates, cabinet locks, etc.

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Tables are good places for those things

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The simple answer, Supervise your child. Toddlers should never be unsupervised. They are naturally curious and are going to get into things and make messes if you do not watch them.

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Stop letting him eat around the furniture. Don’t let him have markers or anything like that.

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Umm. Make him stay at the table while eating. Then wash hands… stay sitting at a designated area for arts so crayons and markers don’t get taken from that spot

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He needs you to teach him right from wrong. That’s your job. Mom’s are never off work. U have 18 years of no days off.

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Have to be at the kitchen table to eat and color.

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Prevention before punishment. Baby proof everything. Take away all stuff he cant have if not supervised. No food in bedrooms.

Your raising a artist LOL. Messes come enjoy them and try not to make to big of a deal. Spend the time with your child. You will NEVER get that time back. You don’t want to miss the memories and you don’t want him to miss them with you. You never know what may heppen you may not be here tomorrow.

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