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..to be at the end of my tether with my climbing toddler?

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PatButchersEarring Thu 15-Sep-16 20:48:22

He is actually driving me insane!

He's 16 months. Been walking since 12 months. I cannot do a thing!

I turn my back- he's on the dining room table. I put the kettle on- he's on the windowsill. I answer the door- he's on the table again.

The word 'no' no matter how sternly doesn't register. I remove him- he immediately does it again. The word 'down' seems to trigger something, sometimes- but not consistently.

It doesn't help that his big sister (7) finds it oh so funny (until it starts affecting what she is trying to do, at least).

Honestly, what can I do? Aaaarrrrgggghhh!

BrightOranges Thu 15-Sep-16 21:04:14

I don't know but when you find out, let me know because I am in the exact same situation!!

loveulotslikejellytots Thu 15-Sep-16 21:06:25

If he can get on the table I'm guessing a play pen would be kind of redundant!

AnotherStitchInTime Thu 15-Sep-16 21:07:44

Playpen. Dd2 started this aged 8 months, I went out of the room and came in a few moments later to find her on a window sill. Every time she did it she went in the playpen. Every time I went out of the room she went in the playpen. She is still fearless, but so far the only 1 of my 3 children not to attend A&E with a head injury.

KayTree87 Thu 15-Sep-16 21:08:17

Haha I have one of these she is nearly 17 months. Driving me and oh insane! Sometimes no works, she did used to just ignore the word no, now she tends to throw a mini tantrum. Sit down can sometimes work.
No advice really just wanted to let you know you are not alone and I feel your pain grin a play pen is good when you need to get on with something or go to the loo at least you know they are safe. I keep reminding myself that this is a phase and it will soon pass (I hope)!

Oldisthenewblack Thu 15-Sep-16 21:09:44

Industrial strength velcro?

RubbleBubble00 Thu 15-Sep-16 21:09:46

Feel your pain. I had literally no furniture in my sitting room except sofa and bolted down tv and unit as my dc climbed everything. Plus lock on the kitchen door and industrial dog stair gate, sigh.

bangingmyheadoffabrickwall Thu 15-Sep-16 21:13:20

Not just me then!

Mine goes to baby gym - to try and coax the urge of climbing, out of her system early on in the week.

My climbing monkey is 18 months old and has such a temper too!

HeCantBeSerious Thu 15-Sep-16 21:21:11

Had 2 of these (both walked at 9 months and were on the tables and windowsills by 11 months). We just taught them how to get down safely (on tummies) and made sure they were barefoot or in grippy socks.

HeCantBeSerious Thu 15-Sep-16 21:22:33

Had a stairgate at the very top of the stairs but nowhere else. I think climbing is a great skill to have!

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