Chorus: Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be toddlers. Don't let them pick noses and find trash to eat Just let them stay babies who smile in their sleep Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be toddlers. They'll scream to go home and won't leave you alone And they'll bite just to show you their love.
Toddlers ain't easy to love and they're harder to hold They'd rather give you boogers than diamonds or gold They put gross sticky fingers all over your face And they can stay up all night and all day If you don't give them candy and all of the toys, They'll scream and then they'll run away.
Toddlers like trash cans and toilets and cabinets that open, Breakable things that have buttons and staying up all night. Grownups that don't know them don't like them, and even mamas Sometimes don't know what to do with them They're just learning how to be human and now They've got to prove it with a fight.