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Need some help from other mums with little climbers. My little man 12 months is a climber. He can already climb up on our lounge chairs and then he climbs up on my side table. Both the chairs and the table a high enough to cause injury to him. I constantly am taking him off the chairs (which takes up a considerable amount of my time and so housework doesn’t get done.) and telling him no in a firm voice and distracting him with toys but within seconds his back on there. He gets really excited when i come to take him off thinking it’s a game. He doesn’t like being confined to the playpen because it means he can’t play with his sister and the playpen is not big enough to put the chairs into it. Any ideas as to how to discourage him. How do you stop a 1 year old from climbing everything?

Posted by Laura 11.03.2013


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  • It’s just one more step on the ladder to growing up. He’ll eventually tire of it and move onto your next heart attack adventure


  • I would love to know also, i think they stop in their own time


  • Really very interesting comments on this!


  • it’s apart of learning. give him a childs playest to climb on and get him away from what he is trying to climb on with a firm no


  • they will grow out of it


  • hang in there and dont give up my son was a climber very young as he started walking at 9 months :-/


  • You have to be very firm and do not give up!


  • Unfortunately you really can’t stop climbing. It’s a lot of fun to them!


  • I would like to bet you didn’t stop your little monkey


  • Hope you managed to find the answer you were looking for.


  • most children go through that


  • Good luck I have twins that do that at the moment


  • I have a child that does that as well


  • Hope you found some help from some of these good suggestions.


  • Get a play gym appropriate for that age group. There are some terrific plastic ones, try ebay for a second hand one.


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