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Toys.. Out-numbered Mommy ; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Luverne, MN, United States 904 posts
9th Apr '13

My son (who will be 2 in July) will not pick up his toys.. All he does is dump them out and run away.. I know this is normal. But how did you mommies get your kids to start picking up their toys? We are expecting another baby and frankly I'm getting tired of constantly picking them up and want him to know how to at least do some of it on his own before this baby comes.

Juliette 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Olive Branch, MS, United States 3015 posts
9th Apr '13

You could make it a game. OR do what I did today and box up all the toys but a few. When he can pick those up, get a couple more. When he doesn't pick them up take some away. :) good luck mama. I couldn't even walk in my kids room. Lol. Ugh.

Out-numbered Mommy ; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Luverne, MN, United States 904 posts
9th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Juliette:</b>" You could make it a game. OR do what I did today and box up all the toys but a few. When he can pick ... [snip!] ... a couple more. When he doesn't pick them up take some away. :) good luck mama. I couldn't even walk in my kids room. Lol. Ugh."</blockquote>



That was my thought.. But i kind of feel mean for doing that.. Lol

Naturally Alternative 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Lafayette, Louisiana 6544 posts
status 9th Apr '13

I really need to implement this... but I heard you can tell them to clean up and that you'll help... but if they don't help, box up the toys he left out and put them up until he keeps them cleaned up, then give them back.

Stephicus Due April 25 (girl); 1 child; Pennsylvania 116 posts
9th Apr '13

we actually pull out a garbage bag and head towards the livingroom, it's usually very effective. We "threw out" a bag full of toys one time and that's all it took. The "Garbage man" brought the bag of toys back on Christmas morning, but he was without them for a good 6 months