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There are days when I think that having a teething toddler is awfully like having a puppy.  So just in case, like me, you get confused sometimes, here’s a quick identification guide.

Toddler

Puppy

Chews a wide range of random objects, especially shoes, books, valuable items and anything you don’t want them to find.

Y

Y

Constant ribbons of drool hang from their mouths

Y

Y

Requires an adult to prepare regular meals for them

Y

Y

Spreads food in ever widening ripples of mess

Y

Y

Wakes several times a night needing comfort – is happiest when lying in your bed, smothering you / taking up 90% of the space

Y

Y

Eats an assortment of non edible items found on the floor / ground including dirt, bugs, bits of rubbish

Y

Y

Can be locked in the backyard / laundry / rumpus room while you go to the shops

Y

Requires constant stimulation or becomes a weapon of mass destruction

Y

Y

Leaves a trail of toys / chewed objects / random other things behind them everywhere they go

Y

Y

Communicates through generally meaningless sounds

Y

Y

Melts your heart when they look at you and say ‘Mum mum / dada’

Y

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