10 Toddler Obsessions. Hint: None Are Actual Toys.Naomi Odes
It’s a good thing we got my seventeen-month-old all those toys for the holidays. He’s playing with them 24/7.
Not so much.
Instead he’s become obsessed with pretty much anything in our house that isn’t an actual toy. Our house is small but not super baby-proofed. Only the cabinets with dangerous and poisonous things are locked up.
He’s quite the explorer.
This could be good for my decluttering New Year’s resolution, right? What would happen if I just got rid of everything and just let him play with the following:
Pots And Pans 1 of 10I love the sound of clanging in the morning, especially when it's All-Clad. Who knew I registered for toddler toys at my wedding?
Pot Rack $129.95 at Crate&Barrel
Water 2 of 10If not for the environmental implications, this kid could play with water all day long. I need to get him one of those recycling fountains.
My Keys 3 of 10If he still likes keys, he's still a baby, right?I have to be careful with this 'toy.' He knows how to lock the doors, now.
Light Switches 4 of 10On. Off. On. Off. On. Off. Repeat. It's like a disco in my house.
Step Stool 5 of 10This is how he gets to the light switch. And the water. And how he gets the keys, too. Hmm, maybe I should rethink the stool?
$14.99 at IKEA.
Shoes 6 of 10He likes to play with everyone's shoes, but his own are probably his favorite. Now if only we could teach him to put them on by himself.
Keen Shoes $47.99 at Zappos.
Doors. All Kinds. 7 of 10Cabinets, too. He doesn't discriminate. He would have a field day with these lockers.
Lids 8 of 10Why are lids so cool? Ask a toddler, because I sure don't know.
$4.95 at Crate&Barrel.
Trash Can 9 of 10What toddler doesn't love trash?? Oscar the Grouch must be a toddler.
$69.00 at The Container Store.
DVD Player 10 of 10It's amazing ours still works.I wonder if there's a "toddler clause" in the warranty.
Water Faucet: Jase Curtis on Flickr
Light switch: Andrew Smith on Flickr
Lockers: Ruper Ganzer on Flickr
Keys: Patricia H. on Flickr
DVD Player: Alisha Vargas on Flickr
Soft Friends: Orin Zebest on Flickr