By Water Daughter - 13/10/2013 05:51 - United States
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My suggestion would be to put a clean bowl of water just for her. Of course you're going to have to eventually teach her to do it in the sink but until she gets a bit older (which I'm sure she'll find another interest soon anyway) it's not a horrible disgusting thing, it's just something that she finds funny. Besides, I've seen kids do way worse.
put the toilet out of reach? :D nah just teach her that its very dirty to do that, imagine if she'd still do that if shes a teenager...
Just have a talk with her, if she does it again explain to her that there will be consequences. Tell her that only the sink, and bathtub, etc are acceptable.
She is advanced if she can turn doorknobs already, unless she's almost two (this is why we use months instead of years at that age--so much development in a short time). Time to get the covers you have to squeeze super hard to turn the knob so she can't run a muck.
16, just because a child is 1 years old doesn't mean you don't explain to them. When my niece was doing similar things. I calmly explained to her why she can't. For the most part at almost 2 she doesn't do them. You have to stay on them and constantly explain to them why they can't but honestly it's worth it. :) not saying all children will listen but I think being calm and explaining to them in a way to help them understand is better than how I have seen some people teaching their kids. i.e. Yelling, hitting, getting frustrated.
Sounds like she's been spending a bit too much time with your dog!! Maybe put in a child proof handle for your bathroom door?
I suggest you put the dog bowl back within her reach or let her have her own bowl in the bathroom so that she can play in it.
Mfundo - You're propagating an urban legend. It is NOT possible to drown in a teaspoon of water. Go look up "drowning" and the rethink the possibility of that happening with 5cc of water. Even if the water is aspirated, the cough reflex will kick in before any damage is done.
I actually had a young cousin do this. Her parents thought it was hilarious when she barked, crawled around on all fours, scratched and licked herself like a dog, and bit people. Despite the family trying to reason with her and her parents, she acted like this until she was five or six.
Take a shit in the toilet in front of her, I'm sure she'll take the hint.