#WickedWednesdays – remote controls & batteries – another toddler danger (1/6/16 )

#WickedWednesdays, Life with a toddler
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Regular readers will know I try to link up to #wickedwednesdays run by fab Brummy Mummy of Two. And, as Toddler H’s tantrums started when she was 11 months, it’s something I manage to do?most weeks…

This week my #wickedwednesday post fills me with dread: Toddler H has discovered the battery compartment on remote controls…. and can open them. She discovered this once before we went on holiday and I hoped she’d forgotten and that was that. But no, we got back last night and just 15 minutes ago, sat beside me, tired and refusing a nap, she picked up the remote, turned it over and opened it up. Just. Like. That.

I, of course took a photo and grabbed it off her in one fail swoop.

Tears and screams followed as you can see…

H is so dexterous, so determined and so full of tantrums if I take the remote off her. I’ve read so many horror stories of children eating batteries, I’ve worked in a field that revolves around poisoning and safety!

Goodness knows where we can now keep the remote controls, or maybe we’ll try good old Sellotape. Why do I have recollections of grandparents remote controls covered in tape? Did remotes just break easier, or was it because they too were scared WE would eat the batteries? I can’t remember, but I’m more than happy to try anything.

Lynne x


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    Kim Carberry
    June 1, 2016 at 4:58 pm

    hehehe! I used to have really strong tape on my TV remotes…My eldest was obsessed with getting the batteries out.
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    Confessions of a New Mummy
    June 1, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    She looks determined! This is one of the things that has always worried me, especially those small round ones x
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    Merlinda Little (Glimmer of Hope)
    June 2, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    This is also the reason that all the remote in my house has a broken cover! My son loves opening them before when he is younger. #WickedWednesdays
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    June 2, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    I remember the tape well! I always fiddle with the remote cover. Battery scares though, need to rethink! #wickedwednesday
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    Sharon Powell
    June 3, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Haha I remember the sellotape too X #wickedwednesdays

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    June 4, 2016 at 7:34 am

    Oh dear! I think you may well need to reach for the tape! x #wickedwednesdays

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    June 6, 2016 at 10:51 am

    Oh don’t those little fingers get up to mischievous things! Found out my 13 month old can unscrew the light bulb out of a bedside lamp the other day! I’ve sellotaped our remote controls for now but think I’ll be moving onto duct tape soon! #wickedwednesdays

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      June 6, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Oh gosh that’s crazy! They just figure things out so quickly don’t they?

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    mary croft
    June 10, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    O my goodness! My little boy is 10 months and has started his throwing phase! He is completely obessed with the controllers and however much i move them he has to have them – the tantrums have started! He throws them now and the batteries literally fall out! I’m living in a cycle of, move controller, baby screams and grabs it, throws it, batteries fall out, I put batteries back in.. etc. I’m starting to question whether I can live without the remotes during his waking hours.

    Good read!

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      June 10, 2016 at 7:35 pm

      That’s exactly the same as we had at that age. We put them in a tub behind the sofa as she’d pull cushions off to find them. They are little monkeys aren’t they!

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