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Solutions Please!! Toddler throwing stuff down from the porc
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amother
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Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 8:34 am
My 2 year old throws stuff down from shoes to books to blankets, etc
The porch is my babysitter so I can't keep an eye on him every time he's there.
Can someone please give me solutions?
Thank you!
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scruffy




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 8:34 am
Every time he throws something down you take him inside.

He should learn pretty quickly.
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Success10




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 8:37 am
BTDT. No solutions. Just empathy. This too shall pass.
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amother
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Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 8:38 am
scruffy wrote:
Every time he throws something down you take him inside.

He should learn pretty quickly.


The problem is I don't see him doing it.
I find a pile of stuff at my door every day 🙈
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ectomorph




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 8:40 am
Can you only give him things that are too big to throw?
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amother
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Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 8:41 am
ectomorph wrote:
Can you only give him things that are too big to throw?


He helps himself. He takes books from the couch. Toys from the playroom.
I don't even see him taking them.
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Lovable




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 8:43 am
Put a mesh net around the gate. You cant control that age
https://www.amazon.com/Safety-.....;th=1
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giftedmom




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 8:43 am
Put a plastic screen on the bottom half of the gate up until where he can reach
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amother
Candycane


 

Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 9:00 am
What does the porch is your baby sitter mean?
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amother
Cadetblue


 

Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 9:01 am
You need a mesh around
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amother
Mayflower


 

Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 9:02 am
Mesh screen, and make sure the railing is super high. He’s going to start dragging things outside and stacking them so he can climb over.
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mha3484




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 9:03 am
I'm a little concerned about your line that you cant keep an eye on him. A 2 year old cant be unsupervised and throwing things. You are asking for problems.
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amother
Candycane


 

Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 9:06 am
mha3484 wrote:
I'm a little concerned about your line that you cant keep an eye on him. A 2 year old cant be unsupervised and throwing things. You are asking for problems.


I’m
So confused. Is the porch at her babysitter house? Or does she not watch her 2 year old on the porch? I can’t imagine it’s the second one since that’s wildly unsafe. Can’t he climb over? Sounds like throwing is the least of the issues.

OP lock your porch door, don’t let him out without you and your kid will be safe and there won’t be any throwing. Full stop
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amother
Navyblue


 

Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 9:12 am
I’m not sure where you live, I’m in Brooklyn and we have a porch on the 2nd floor w a high fence. I still always watch my kids out there.
It’s a nice place to play bubbles, chalk, or make a small baby pool, but in a matter of minutes kids can take chairs and put them towards the fence to try to look over no matter how high it is. Don’t underestimate children, and their perception of danger is not as developed as adults.
When in doubt, bring them inside. The minute I see someone’s feet climbing it’s inside for that kid for 5 minutes, if it happens again everyone’s inside porch time is over.
Have a healthy safe summer!
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amother
Magnolia


 

Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 9:15 am
I think it's very normal to let a 2 year old play on the porch on his own. I do that all the time and so do loads of my friends. I check on him every few minutes, and we keep our porch kid-safe. The railing is way too high for him to climb up to.
We hung a mesh around the whole fencing so he can't throw things over. All he can do is push things through the small gap between the mesh and the ledge - about 1 inch. We teach him not to, and it usually works. Can't say he never does it obviously, but even when he does it's small stuff like crayons or puzzle pieces. We also have rules about what can be taken onto the porch. I'm inside and if I see him going out with something that's an 'indoor toy', I tell him 'that needs to stay inside'.
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mizle10




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 9:31 am
If he can reach to throw things over he can easily stand up on something and fall over ch"v!!
The gate is obviously not high enough for him to be there unsupervised!
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amother
Jean


 

Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 5:59 pm
Small petch on tush
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Tzutzie




 
 
    
 

Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 6:08 pm
amother Jean wrote:
Small petch on tush

Are you suggesting she HIT HER BABY???




OP, I don't think you can control that age in this way. A mesh is a good idea.
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amother
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Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 6:48 pm
mizle10 wrote:
If he can reach to throw things over he can easily stand up on something and fall over ch"v!!
The gate is obviously not high enough for him to be there unsupervised!


He doesn't throw it over the gate, way too high up for him. He throws it through the spaces in the gate or under the gate.
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amother
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Post Wed, Jun 05 2024, 6:50 pm
amother Magnolia wrote:
I think it's very normal to let a 2 year old play on the porch on his own. I do that all the time and so do loads of my friends. I check on him every few minutes, and we keep our porch kid-safe. The railing is way too high for him to climb up to.
We hung a mesh around the whole fencing so he can't throw things over. All he can do is push things through the small gap between the mesh and the ledge - about 1 inch. We teach him not to, and it usually works. Can't say he never does it obviously, but even when he does it's small stuff like crayons or puzzle pieces. We also have rules about what can be taken onto the porch. I'm inside and if I see him going out with something that's an 'indoor toy', I tell him 'that needs to stay inside'.


Yes thank you.
Whats wrong with letting a 2 year old themselves on a porch with a very high gate?
Considering a mesh. Does it obstruct the view?
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