Just wondering if any other mums have experienced their child climbing and walking on the couch. Both my partner and I try and stop him and tell him no. Any suggestions on how to stop him doing it?

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  • My twins climb up onto the lounge chair to sit but we’ve sternly said ‘No” to walking on it. They do learn what “NO” means after a little while and start to understand not to do it.

  • just perservere and keep saying no ,and praise him when he is good on the couch ,so that he seeks the pocitive attention

  • We had this same problem then one day she slipped off she was ok only landed on her bottom but she has not really done it and if she does I say remember what happened last time you did that and fell off, I know how you feel though its really frustrating to have to keep saying get down all the time.

  • does he have his own little chair that he can play around with?

  • keep firm, but try to distract him at the same time.. and walk him somewhere else to play.

  • My daughter was a climber and would climb anything that could be climbed. I didn’t find anything that stopped her from doing this, no matter how many times she was told. Good luck with him.

  • For my son it was the kitchen table! I found that giving him safe places to climb really helped and we bought him a second hand climbing cubby (the bright plastic ones with steps and slides) and also started taking to the park more, and for walks where there are steps and things to climb up safely.

    Has your son got his own place to sit? We have o fold out couch for our son ($19 at KMart) and he also has his own armchair. That may help in your case?

  • When I was very busy cooking dinner I had a play pen for my boy. That was 7 years ago though. Telling them no and popping them back in their play area a few times may do the trick

  • It’s hard getting them to understand at a young age I just said no only sitting then either day him or put him on the floor

  • Just wondering if a barrier will be a deterrant?

  • I think its really hard to make such little kids to understand..maybe just put pillows or blanket on the floor in case he wont hurt himself

  • What age is your child? I say, “we don’t use our couch like that” to my five year old and he rarely does it.

  • I make mine sit on the floor if they start clombing on the couches.. I only had too do it a few times

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