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Crazy baby (now 11mo) won't stop moving!

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freelancegirl Fri 13-Nov-15 20:15:32

My almost 11mo DS2 sat up at 7 months and within a couple of days was crawling and climbing everything he could. Four months later it's constant: he just does not stay still. He's always banging and bruising himself and even in the bath won't sit still for a second. I have to bath him a firm grip on one arm to stop him from clambering up the taps. Physically it's a real challenge and I am worried he will hurt himself. Will it be better when he starts to walk..? I think he's going to need reins. Mentally he's in great spirits and seems a happy little chap, great eater, not so great at sleeping (about 3 wakes a night so we co-sleep for the second part) but this is pretty good in comparison to ds1 at that age. I guess I am just posting as I want to know when it might get easier. It breaks my heart to see him bashing himself all the time and it's also bloody exhausting as he has to be watched all the time.

winchester1 Fri 13-Nov-15 20:19:30

Have you a playpen so you can leave him safe for a few min and have a break?

How is he with understanding things like stop, hot, no etc I found things got much easier around 11 months with my first when he understood that.

SevenSeconds Fri 13-Nov-15 20:21:17

I had a very active baby. He was climbing stairs at 9 months, walked at 10 months, climbed out of his cot before 2, was always on the move. He's now a very sensible 10 year old. Still sporty and active though!

WhispersOfWickedness Fri 13-Nov-15 20:23:58

Ooo, I had one of these, it is exhausting!
He did end up needing reins as would be gone within seconds if you let go of him. He was under two when we had another baby too, so that was fun hmm.
He's now nearly six and mostly calm and sensible, so it won't always be like this!

MingZillas Fri 13-Nov-15 20:24:35

My 16 mo dd is the same, constantly moving, touching and mouthing everything.

Yes it really is exhausting and I envy the parents whos babies will just happily sit! I've wondered about sensory processing disorder but I think it may be too early to pursue this yet. My hv said she was normal.

I would just baby proof as much as you can.

MingZillas Fri 13-Nov-15 20:25:49

Ah pp's have given me hope my dd might calm down a bit in time!

Trebushay Fri 13-Nov-15 20:27:25

Mine is 8 (years) he still can't sit still, think of this as initial training hides

freelancegirl Fri 13-Nov-15 21:09:36

It's good to know I am not alone and that he MIGHT grow out of it. We do have a playpen in the kitchen which he will be in for a few minutes here and there. When not in that I am forever trying to retrieve him from under the dining room table where he is now regularly bashing his head by accident on the heavy wooden chairs. No idea how to baby proof these but it does help to move them away from the table at times we are in there.

I've baby proofed as much as I did with ds1 but I clearly need to do more. This morning I lost sight of him for thirty seconds - my Mum was here and didn't hear me when I said I was popping in the kitchen - and the next thing we heard a Big Bang (I can't get Iphone to un capitalise that!) and he had managed to get up a couple of stairs and fall off. So I will be ordering a stair gate for the bottom as well as the one we already have at the top.

He also often makes a lunge for the TV and TV table. I can't really move this right now, short of getting rid of it. I like to think he's starting to understand 'no' and 'don't touch' and 'not in the mouth' but it's slow going and I constantly have to be alert. DS1 was average in all development milestones so there was a bit of the same going on but nowhere near as much as ds2. Luckily I have family around to help when dh is at work and I am not working because looking after them on my own is really really hard.

WhispersOfWickedness Fri 13-Nov-15 22:30:50

Oh yes, you've reminded me about stair gates, we had one on the living room door to stop him going up the stairs and into the kitchen. A friend was a bit sneery about it until she minded him at her house while I ran an errand and the first thing he did when her back was turned was go and turn her dishwasher and her washing machine on grin

WhispersOfWickedness Fri 13-Nov-15 22:33:17

Oh, and he is the reason why we changed our tv unit from one where all the lovely boxes with the intriguing buttons were within reach of little hands, to one where they are on a unit above the tv grin

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