Juliet tries to climb every where. We can not leave the little chair that goes with DS's table. She pulls it out, and drags it to where she wants to go up. She has not figured out yet that she can stand on her ride on truck. When she does, I'll probably have to put it away.
God gave Joseph his sister Juliet on November 19th, 2010.
Welcome to my world. A light went off in Teagan's head at 14 months that told her CLIMB! We've been in trouble ever since. The best thing you can do is let it happen in a safe way. That way she'll learn about the effects of gravity and you'll be able to take your eye off her for longer than a milisecond.
I know Anna's daughter is a big climber too.
Aiden tries to climb, but gives up quickly. I'm very very thankful for this!
~Jackie, mommy to Aiden (11/2/10) and Zoe (VBAC 11/27/12)
We had to take our ottoman out of our living room since DD figured out how to climb on it but can't get down safely. She isn't quite able to climb onto the furniture yet, but it won't be long. And she loves stairs and throws a fit if I won't help her climb ours a few times a day. I am trying to teach how to scoot down them on her bottom so she won't fall but she isn't very good with that yet-she thinks she can jump down them or fly or something
At this very moment, Teagan is climbing off and on the couch, running back and forth on the couch, straddling the arms of the couch (while bouncing). Crazy monkey of mine. She's yet to hurt herself though. She's nuts but she knows what she's capable of.
Brookelyn also climbs everything. One day I was in my kitchen, came out to my livingroom to find her climbing my entertainment center. We had to put a sheet up over it, so she couldn't climb it anymore. Now going up and down the stairs is a big thing for her. I spend all day chasing her.
We have a total monkey here too. DH walked into the den the other day and she was standing on the table that holds our plasma tv and putting her fingerprints all over it. Her favorite is climbing the coffee table and dancing on it. She fell off that once, but it hasn't stopped her at all. She will also pull out the table chairs and climb on them too. She's got a little Dora the Explorer push walker car and she drags it everywhere and a couple of days ago I was cooking dinner and turned around to find her standing in the seat of it with it rocking back and forth. She makes me totally crazy with her antics.
Odin is a climber too. We had to take the ladder off of DS1's bunk bed. Luckily though he is still pretty short for his age and we have some tall furniture so the basics like couch, coffee table, and beds are really unreachable. He tried pulling all our preschool chairs around to scale those things (tables) but we've started stacking them when not in use to discourage this. I wouldn't worry so much if 75% of our house wasn't rock like tile.
~Joy~ DS1-8/5/05, DS2-10/18/10 (VBAC#1), DS3- 4/11/12 (VBAC#2!)
neither of mine have been climbers. They jump on stuff instead
Sarah & Gavin
21st January 2008
Alexander-8 Dec 2008
Tobey-1st Oct 2010