OperaTenor - don't know how old Altoid is, but the eating everything is sight phase does decrease over time. My son - at 20 months - is more interested in crushing things (Cheerios, goldfish and crackers all over the floor) and ripping up plants these days than eating everything. Although, for some reason, he thinks rocks might be eadible... But at least now, if he tries to eat something and it doesn't taste good, he remembers the next time he picks the same item up (pinecones, for instance) and doesn't try eating it again. Lucky for us, when he was just crawling last summer he didn't like being on the grass, so we were saved that constant vigilance. His fascination with electrical cords and blind cords seems to be over now, too. Of course, now we have to worry about him crawling up the bookcases, other furniture and out of the deck. Yes, I know, we can babyproof the deck, but it needs a good cleaning, sanding and refinishing sometime this summer first. The previous owner obviously didn't do anything with the deck for at least a couple of years. My son's averaging a splinter a day when he's playing on it. Arg.
"Up plus down equals flat" Pumpkin, 3 yrs, 10 mo, July '07