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Meet Britain's MESSIEST toddlers! Parents share hilarious snaps of their cheeky tots wreaking havoc around the house

Meet Britain's MESSIEST toddlers! Parents share hilarious snaps of their cheeky tots wreaking havoc around the house

Even parents of grown up children will still recall the sleepless nights that came with a house full of mischievous toddlers. 

But did your little ones ever cause chaos on a par with the scenes captured in these hilarious photos?

The comical snaps are among those sent in by parents after bed specialist Time 4 Sleep launched a competition to find the country's messiest toddler. 

They show tots wreaking havoc in their family homes - from two little girls whose arts and craft session went seriously awry, to the cheeky toddler who brought new meaning to the concept of playing with your food.   

Jonathan Warren from Time 4 Sleep said the hilarious snaps 'really reflect the reality of toddlerhood'. 

He added: 'We're sure it doesn't take long to forgive some of those angelic faces.'

The results of the nationwide competition, inspired by a study that revealed more than two third of UK parents have had to redecorate, repair or replace items in their house because of unruly children, are yet to be revealed - but scroll down to see some of the worthy entrants in the running...

 

Parents from around the UK submitted hilarious photos of their children creating mess to a competition by Time 4 Sleep.  Deputy retail manager, Kate Leighton, 28, found her daughter (pictured) and her friend covered in blue and purple paint. She said: 'We were having lunch outside and the next thing I know Penelope is purple and Renesmee is blue! The girls said that they were turning themselves into princesses!'

 

Sam Boseley, 27, let her daughter, Mia, (pictured) take charge of her dinner. She said: 'Our messy toddler has allergies to dairy and soya which result in her not enjoying food. This was our attempt at embracing baby led weaning to foster an enjoyment of food! She also loves to share! She'll happily feed everyone else her portion.'
Teaching assistant, Laura, was shocked to find her son Ollie (pictured) covering himself in cream after she had put him to bed. She said: 'I went to check on him after putting his older brother to bed to see him sitting up in his bed covered in cream! He had managed to reach the pot of Sudocrem from the top of his drawers and was smothering it all over himself and his bed! 'It had been warm so I had been putting sun cream on him for the past few days. All Ollie said when I asked what he was doing was: 'putting cream on'. I couldn't get it off him! He just turned into a slimy mess when I tried to wash it nor could I get it off his covers so they went in the bin!'
Lincoln (pictured) got waist high in muddy water whilst on a walk with his mother Hannah Eaton, 29. She says: “My son is a water baby and has been having swimming lessons since he was seven weeks old. I swear he can sniff water out just like an elephant in the dry season. “On this occasion it had been raining for days, when it finally stopped raining we decided to get some fresh air and meet some friends for a walk. Lincoln was walking nicely behind me, but two seconds later he was gone! He’d run off and was sat splashing in the deepest, muddy puddle I have ever seen! He was caked in mud and soaked through from head to toe, but the enjoyment in his face wouldn't allow me to get angry with him.”
Occupational carer Katie, 31, found her toddler Bertie (pictured) covering himself in her lipstick. Katie said: 'Bertie loves to be mischievous and has had all sorts out this week, including Sudocrem, chocolate and dog biscuits. He can't help himself! I can't turn my back for a second as he is always up to something. He loves any kind of mess, in fact, I think for him the messier the better.'
Ellise's toddler (pictured) got caught covering himself and the family kitchen in chocolate
Primary school assistant Sarah Anderson, found her daughter and friend (pictured) covered in lipstick after they found it in the bathroom while playing. She said: 'We investigated and found the girls, sink, bath, carpet and walls covered. It took a lot of cleaning!'
Alison caught her son James and his cousin Annabelle (pictured) covered in felt tip pen. She said: “They are forever getting themselves into trouble. During this particular incident they were playing upstairs in Annabelle’s room. It was really quiet and we were enjoying the peace! Next thing they both came down stairs covered in felt tips. We looked upstairs and they had redecorated the bedroom walls with felt tips and sharpies! “Around a year later the same thing happened with Sudocrem! They covered themselves and the entire bathroom floor with it! They even put the bath mat over it to try and hide it.”
“Mmm, mummy’s birthday chocolate, i’ll eat that when she’s not looking!” said Hayley Leatham (pictured) 

Zoe left her twins, Dena and Nell (pictured) painting a picture but returned to find that they'd decided to use each other as their canvases

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