Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Works for me: Toddler mop

My toddler wants to help do everything I'm doing right at the moment I'm doing it. This makes it hard to get some things done, especially when you don't have nap time to get the floor mopped.

I think it's great that he wants to help me but only one of us can use the real mop at a time so my solution...

Take one rubber headed broom - I purchased ours at the fair years ago and haven't used it in awhile. Adjust the handle to the shortest setting for toddler's comfort!

Place mismatched socks over the broom ends, overlap and wrap with a rubberband to hold.

Then, let 'em loose. My favorite thing is that along with feeling like he's helping, he really is. Let them spray water or cleaner on the floor and mop up, just like Mommy! Works for us.

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14 comments:

Homeschool Help Web said...

Awww, what a cute idea!

Anonymous said...

I love it! You actually mop!;)

Anonymous said...

btw you aren't doubled on Mr Linky! how'd you fix it?

Jennifer said...

That is great. My little guy loves to help, too.

Lady Why said...

Too cute!! And, a great idea!

Lines From The Vine said...

Great idea!! I'm sure he helps more than he'll ever know!! :)

Tracy

Carol said...

Just adorable! But will it work with a 14 year-old?

Robin said...

I love it! My boys always wanted to help. Not so much anymore. Enjoy it while it lasts. Before you know it he'll want to know if he gets paid to help!!!

Debs said...

Great idea. I've just been hoovering and the 16 month old I'm looking after kept trying to help!

amy said...

I have a toddler and saw this, so I had to stop over, but what great extra, super-bonus did I get? This tip also solves my lonely sock problem. Hooray!!!

Nina said...

Oh my daughter loves to do this. She constandtly asks to "swiffer". Really helps to pick up the dust.

Larae said...

This is a beyond brilliant idea! Your son is so cute too =) Thanks for the great tip!

Heaven Sent said...

Great idea. I just started getting Emma to help me do some things. She's only 14 months, so right now it's just putting socks in the laundry, but I will certainly keep this in mind for the future!

Kathleen Marie said...

Excellent idea and we do have a lot of mismatched socks around here.