The benefits of toy rotation and how it kept me sane
Do you get overwhelmed by the amount of toys your child has? Are you tired of stepping on toys that seemingly never have a place? Have you started plotting toy murder? If you answered yes to any of these, you NEED to read the benefits of toy rotation.
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What is toy rotation you might ask?
It’s exactly as it sounds. Instead of letting your child have free-reign of all his or her toys, you put some away and rotate them out every day or week depending on what you decide. What I like to do is rotate out every couple of days different containers of toys.
Now…on to the benefits of toy rotation:
Conquering clutter can be a full time job especially as a parent to toddlers. It is as if you have a walking tornado following you when you clean. One of the benefits of toy rotation is that you have less clutter. If your child is only able to have a few toys at a time, there won’t be nearly as much messes as before.
Prevent a meltdown of overstimulation
When kids are young, they have a tendency to get overwhelmed by too much stuff whether its toys/people/options and that’s when it becomes meltdown city. This is why the next benefits of toy rotation is that it helps prevent said meltdowns. Again, toy rotation limits the amount of toys a child can play with at a given time, and this can help a child who might be easily overwhelmed by too much stuff.
Keeps parents sane
As parents, we all know those toys that seemingly drive us bonkers. One of the last benefits of toy rotation is that it keeps us parents sane. This is because you control what toys are allowed and when, so the noisy toy that your loved one gave to him/her can still be played with, but in moderation. (Side note: I was that relative before I had kids…so Karma got even).
Another way it keeps parents sane is that it keeps parents from walking on a minefield of toys. I am a big fan of having my child clean up after herself, but apparently she isn’t. 😉
Here are a few items you might want to round up to make toy rotation successful for your family:
Only you can stop the senseless murder of annoying toys! Just remember a few key points when it comes to toy rotation, you get the benefit of less clutter, proactively preventing a meltdown, and it can keep you sane as a parent. If these aren’t good enough reasons to start toy rotation, I don’t know what else there is. Feel free to share the benefits of toy rotation with all your friends who are parents to young children. Also, subscribe for more sweet advice from one mom to another.