6 Household Chores Your Toddler Can Help With
When you think about the word ‘toddler', it probably conjures up images of a messy house with toys all over the floor, loud screaming cries, and having to go through all the hoops to make a correct dinner.
There's no doubt having a child between the ages of 18 months and 3 years old can be a real challenge, but it's also a time where a few good things start happening, too. Like, sleeping (if you're lucky) and getting them to help out in the household chores department.
If you're looking to put your little kid to work, here are 6 household chores your toddler can easily help you with (with a little help and if you're not expecting perfection), that will make your day easier and start teaching them the value of hard work.
Make their bed
You can't expect perfection out of this chore, but kids of this age group often love to help out, even if you're doing most of the work and making it look like they are. This can be done after they wake up in the morning, and if you're lucky enough, after their afternoon nap.
Get the diapers and wipes
If your toddler is still wearing diapers, one way they can do chores is to grab a clean diaper and the wipes when they need a change.
Pick up their toys and garbage
This is a routine you want your kid to get into as soon as possible because it will save a lot of grief later on. Make it a rule for your toddler to put away toys when they're done, and it will probably stick. Make sure you help them determine which toys go where and how to sort the garbage.
Put their dinner plates away
While you probably can't get your 2-year-old to load the dishwasher or clean the pots, you can probably get them to take their dish from the table to the kitchen counter. If they're magnificent at that, ask them to wipe up any messes they've made, too.
Feed the pets
This age group really loves responsibility and my toddler is super obsessed with my cat, so getting him to feed her is no problem. Just make sure you don't keep their food within your toddler's reach so they won't overfeed the pets.
Gather their dirty laundry
Keep it simple for them to complete this chore by keeping the dirty laundry bin in the same spot. You can make it a routine for them to place their dirty clothes at the end of the day in the hamper after they change into their pajamas.
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