Toddler-proofing

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We baby-proofed our home months ago, but the twins are toddlers now and climb on everything. I was eating lunch earlier after I finished feeding them and glanced down the hall and saw Little Sister on top of the changing table with Sissy starting to climb up as well.

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Last night, my husband asked if we could try to prevent the twins’ chairs from hitting the walls in our breakfast nook. The problem is the twins climb on and push the chairs and hit the walls with them after they have finished eating while I’m trying to clean up the kitchen. I can’t be right there to keep the chairs from touching the wall.

I remembered seeing this photo on Pinterest and figured I could use pool noodles in a similar way on our chairs.

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It doesn’t look very nice, but it will save our walls from further damage. Notice the marks on the wall to the left of the first picture and the nick on the corner of the window wall. The two walls on that end of the table have marks at chair height all around, so the walls don’t look very nice either.

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We have been planning to repaint our breakfast nook but didn’t want to do it when they would just mess it up the next day. We’ll see how the pool noodles and zip ties hold up to our toddlers, and hopefully the chair pushing is something they will outgrow quickly, so we can remove the pool noodles. In the meantime, I’d rather have funny-looking chairs and nice-looking walls.

The twins can be little Houdinis when they want to be. Little Sister has been taking off her diaper after I put her to bed (once with a onesie on), so I used duct tape on her diaper yesterday at nap time and bedtime. It worked!

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Please excuse the poor quality of the photo and her crazy hair. I was afraid to step away from her with her standing on the changing table. I have decided it is time to get twin beds for the girls. We can change diapers on the beds and not worry about them climbing on the beds as much as the changing table. All of their clothes are in their closet, so we can hold off on a dresser for now.

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About Leslie

I am a wife and mother of four, who loves organization but is dealt a new hand of chaos each day. I love Jesus, my husband, and each of my unique children. I strive to foster these relationships and bring a little organization to our chaotic home. I want to be a better blogger, but, truthfully, this is just not as high on my priority list as the aforementioned relationships or the state of our home.

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