So again today in church my toddler would not sit still. I don't even attempt to sit in the church anymore because she is so active that we may it about 5 minutes before I have to leave. We sit where the small children are supposed to sit and I still get dirty looks from other Catholics. Maybe I should just stop going until she is older.
I have tried bringing books, etc. but at the back of the church they have ramps and she loves to run up and down them. Frustrated.
Marirose - I feel your pain. I had toddler who was "active" in church, and now at six yrs, his attention span is longer, but one hour is a long time for him to sit without needing to "express" himself. My estimate is that 50% of families at the 10AM mass have the same issue, if not more activity. There is safety in numbers, so maybe find a mass with more families? Also, our church has weekly coloring handouts for the children and we keep a small box of crayons in the car. Rules are one crayon at a time, so this offers a good task to keep him busy. Also, no sugary cereals of juices before church - keeping the blood sugar at the normal morning level helps.