10 annoying things toddlers do

If you have a toddler, then you probably find a lot of the things they do hugely frustrating. Don’t get me wrong, I love my toddler dearly, but there are some things he does, day in day out, that drive me up the wall. Can you relate to any of these?

  1. Pulls all the wipes out of the packet and leaves them lying around on the floor, so that when anyone walks across the carpet they get wet socks.
  2. Puts everything in the bin – rubbish, remote controls, toys, books, socks. If you can’t find something, you then have to dig through the bin just to check that Max hasn’t thrown it away.
  3. Takes all the phone chargers out of the drawer and drags them around the house. When we want to charge a phone, we can never find the charger and always end up checking the bin….
  4. Takes all the apples and oranges out of the fruit bowl, takes a bite out of each one and then puts them back – and yes, he does bite through the orange skin. When anyone wants a piece of fruit, you can’t find one without teeth marks in, and the older children then won’t eat them.
  5. Has an obsession with the toilet roll holder. Takes all the toilet rolls off, unravels them and leaves them all over the bathroom and bedroom floors, and then runs off with the holder. 
  6. Throws all the food out of the trolley when we go shopping. It doesn’t matter what it is, it goes. Eggs, glass jars, fizzy drinks – he doesn’t discriminate. We usually come home with half the things we need, and those we do have are battered, broken or fit to explode.
  7. Sneaks off with my mobile and changes all the settings. My apps get moved around, he texts strings of random numbers and letters to anyone in my address book, ans he changes my ring tone, so when someone rings me I don’t realise it’s my phone until it’s too late. Oh, and he puts it in the bin too.
  8. Turns the answer phone off on the landline, so no one can leave a message, and no one can ever ring me on my mobile because I don’t recognise the ring tone, or it’s in the bin. With the house phone.
  9. Says ‘bye’ to anyone who comes to the door, and tries to shut the door on them. This is great when it’s a cold caller, but not so great when it’s my mum or the postman trying to deliver a parcel.
  10. Points at everything and says ‘what’s that?’. A hundred times a day. Even when you have told him what it is and he has repeated you – 2 minutes later he asks what it is. 

Annoying toddler habits

Yes, he drives me potty but I wouldn’t have him any other way. He makes every day that little bit more interesting – you never know what you will find in the bin, or where to find a toilet roll when you need one.

Does your toddler have any annoying habits?



  1. November 25, 2014 / 12:25 pm

    Gosh I remember when my son was into everything. It is a hard couple of years, they just want to explore and fiddle with everything. He’s a cutie pie though!
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  2. November 25, 2014 / 1:59 pm

    I also have the cry their eyes out like you’ve just really hurt them when you try and rescue back your remote, phone,ipad!!
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  3. November 25, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    He says what’s that too but doesn’t annoy me because be says it in the way it’s cute and you can just about understand it.
    Annoying thing he does is pull out all toys he has and then off he is. He’s great for tidying up though. He doesn’t do any of the 10 things above.

  4. November 25, 2014 / 5:24 pm

    Lydia does the toilet roll game – James calls her the Andrex baby! Thankfully she only tends to put rubbish in the bin; when it comes to our phones she is paranoid about us always having them – if we put them down she chases after us with them yelling “phone!”
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  5. November 25, 2014 / 6:58 pm

    Oh yes I do agree with this! Especially the wet wipes – although they’re usually scattered across the sofa so I get a wet bum when I sit down. Jessica also constantly asks ‘what are you doing Mummy?’ which can be quite wearing when it’s asked about every ten seconds! Sophie’s current habit is to constantly turn the TV off when Jessica is trying to watch Tweenies. Love them both dearly but these little things can get a bit frustrating!
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  6. Anne Dalzell
    November 25, 2014 / 10:51 pm

    I’ll add number 11 “Repeating inappropriate things you’ve said, at the worst possible time, in public”

  7. November 26, 2014 / 12:15 pm

    this made me laugh so much such a good post lol, number 1 is the most annoying i dont understand why they do pull all the wipes out!

  8. November 26, 2014 / 12:48 pm

    This is so funny, Boo is already pulling the wipes out of the packet!! Got to love standing on a cold wet wipe, I know one day I am going to fall over skidding on one!
    I love love love this picture, he looks sooooo incredibly cheeky hehehe,
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  9. November 28, 2014 / 9:33 am

    Oh I do love this. My recent favourite from my 19mth old is sneakily emptying all the cards out of my purse, so that when I go to pay for a weeks shopping at the checkout I have NOTHING in my purse. Thanks then!
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  10. November 28, 2014 / 5:58 pm

    I can relate to the missing toy, except she usually puts it in the washing machine,we have had a few close calls! #Thelist x

  11. November 28, 2014 / 11:08 pm

    Somehow you read all of these and get annoyed…and then you look at that gorgeous picture and all is forgotten! If they didn’t do these things, I’m convinced we’d miss them (maybe?) – or maybe they’re just fun to look back on! What a beauty! x
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  12. November 29, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    Baby does most of those too! She is obsessed by anything with a cable, they usually end up being worn as scarves! Not ideal! Everything out of the trolley here too! Great post, thanks for linking up to #TheList x
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  13. November 29, 2014 / 9:25 pm

    Aww this made me laugh and yes I remember all of these annoying habits well. I have to go through it all again soon too. Thanks for sharing a great, funny post.
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