Posted in Safety, House & Home, Toddlers

Kiddo keeps touching, turning on/off stove top knobs 😭🤦🏻‍♀️

Has anyone gone through this; what kind of words did u use to discourage this behavior. She is always in the kitchen when we are cooking and won’t leave the stove top knobs alone. Anytime I try to talk about safety etc. she goes on about all the things in her view. She is 21months.

  • Anonymous
    Sep 24

    We just talk about how hot and dangerous it is over and over.... honestly I’d just invest in something like this. Just like you’d get a gate for the stairs instead of saying no no no all day long. I think somethings are just not worth the risk

  • Raji
    Sep 24

    These look great! Thanks.... it is tiring trying to tell her to stop and redirecting her.

  • B
    Sep 24

    Get knob covers

  • Vonda
    Sep 29

    We have knob locks and talk about how they are ‘hot’. It’s also one of the things in the house I get the ‘NO’ voice with. Not yelling. Just a pronounced mom No voice. So he learned quickly that knobs were not something to touch. He watches me be about safety and heat in the kitchen so much he gives me back the covers/locks for the knobs when I don’t put them back immediately after I turn them on. I think it just has to be with a stern voice and having a specific space; not in front of the stove for them to work on cooking things. We also have a kitchen helper stool. So he knows where he belongs in the kitchen. And it isn’t next to the stove.

  • Serrina F.
    Oct 09

    My stove knobs are on the top panel part of the stove so thankfully I don't really have that problem. But my little guy is trying to open up the oven door so what we say to him is "ouchy ouchy ouchy", "hot hot hot", "no touching no touching". But I would most definitely go with the knob coverings just to be double covered!