• A
  • Bellevue, United States
  • 9 months ago

Helpful Toddlers

My kiddo wants to help me with everything which is super adorable and awesome but sometimes challenging. What are some ways you have your 2-3 year olds help with household chores that don’t undo the work you’ve done? 😅 Right now we have her dry off non glass dishes, butter pans when we need it, put clothes in the washer and dryer, and sweep but she always wants to be in thick of the action so to say lol. In other words she’d rather be the one washing or cooking but is too little to do that most the time. We don’t have a dishwasher so can’t have her help load and unload.
  • M
  • OR, US
  • 23 days ago

I got a small handheld vacuum and my so loved using it to help clean. He’s 2. I also just lower my standards a bit when he wants to help with something. The way he puts his clothes away is not how I would do it but I leave it because they are on his shelf at least. He loves emptying the garbages ( we have a small one in each bedroom and the bathroom and he dumps them into our kitchen garbage. He loves taking out recycling with daddy and he’s great at putting cans in a bag for the bottle deposit or moving the glass bottles into our recycling bin outside. I’m going to have him unload the silverware from the dishwasher next because I know he can sort it and he has a trip trapp that he can push into the kitchen to use as a stool. He loves washing windows and mirrors as well or wiping off his table. We use force of nature so it’s totally safe for him to spray and wipe.

  • M
  • FL, US
  • 24 days ago

I hand off the swiffer things, I have a big 360 that I use to dust but the kids get the little mini one, a swiffer broom , wash rags and a spray bottle of water to clean tables , windows etc.

  • F
  • NC, US
  • 2 months ago

Mine is only 2 and will help me put clothes in the washer/dryer and put things in the trash. She loves to sweep!

  • K
  • West Carrollton, United States
  • 2 months ago

Everything you are already doing. I have started teaching her how to fold things like towels, blankets and washcloths. Her and her 15 month old sister have started helping put laundry away. Because I am so short I put as much as possible under the counters so lots to help with. They have their own little dust pan and hand held broom. I have two extra swifter dusters than are just for them. I also use natural cleaning products so l let her spray and wipe.

  • M
  • Corona, United States
  • 3 months ago

All those that you do, plus give cat food (I scoop) and water (I put some in a small plastic cup for her to pour). I also have her unload the cart on the conveyer belt/check stand when we go shopping. She likes to carry bags or boxes that are light. I have her fetch and put some things away. She can stir when cooking/mixing. She puts her shoes on (sometimes socks too) by herself. She carries her own diaper bag (a kid size backpack). Buckle chest straps in car seat (always double check). The one thing we are still working on is putting toys away. 😅 Sometimes when helping she will get a small toy or stuffed animal and put the items in the toy's "hand" to help. It's very cute.

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