Have lost all patience with my 13mo(15 Posts)
Today my patience has completely run out.
My 13mo climbs all over everything - Furniture, people, toy boxes, the cat. It seems to be anything that she could possibly hurt herself on/fall off of (that cannot be baby proofed), ie, sofas, coffee table, tv cabinet etc are the best things to climb on! It is constant. She will climb on one sofa. I get her down, firmly say "No climbing.".....and she will either immediately climb on the other sofa, or fly into a meltdown tantrum!
We've had numerous incidences of me not getting there quick enough to get her down and she falls off and cries because she's hurt - but it doesn't stop her from doing it again!!....and again. And a-fucking-gain!!!!!!!!
I seem to spend every waking moment telling her off and I'm so sick of it. I dread my husband leaving for work in the mornings, because I know exactly how my day is going to go.
She also has an apparent obsession with climbing all over me if I dare to sit down. She launches all of her weight into my (pregnant) belly, jabs her knees in, crawls all over me, uses her head as a battering ram against various parts of my body - and she only does this to me! No one else, despite being told "No. That hurts." And put down.
Don't really know if I'm looking for advice or just a rant!
Ime at that age it's better to just distract distract distract. Also try telling them what to do rather than what not to ie instead of 'don't run away' say 'come and walk next to me' that sort of thing. My dd never climbed but ds was climbing before he could stand unaided.
Minimise the time you spend in the house! Is she walking? Could she toddle round the park? Soft play? Can you sit her in her high chair and read to her? Paint? Just for respite?
That's what they're like though. And too young to have any sense and have the memories of goldfish at that age.
Really at that age the only thing you can do is turf them out into the garden and sit out there with a mug of tea and watch them learn how to get filthy in the flowerbed.
At least it's summer. Having a 13 month old in the depths of winter is utterly shit as you're trapped inside 80% of the time.
My DS is exactly the same, he's 19 months now and learning he doesn't like falling but will slap me,pull my hair, but then show affection if I'm hurt.. Manipulative monkey!
Don't know what to suggest. Maybe a play pen? Put her in there if she's too much so you can both have time out.
She is walking....and I think that's half of the problem. But getting out of the house is easier said than done. We live in the arse end of nowhere with no public transport, and we only have one car between us which DH has to use to get to and from work.
I'm trying the distraction thing....it's just so frustrating that she keeps hurting herself and yet goes back for more
Buy some reins and just walk her up and down the road. They're just as happy pawing at parked cars and picking up stones. They just need to be busy busy busy. It's a right bore. Especially pregnant. But has to be done.
Elspeth when the weather improves a bit I think that's going to have to be it!! It's been pissing down with rain for two days here
She's quite happy at the moment just sat making me numerous imaginary cups of tea with her musical tea set, but the novelty will soon wear off.....I've been rotating the toys around the boxes too so that toys that haven't been out for a while go at the top of the box, which keeps her interested for a little while. I've just been hunting for some crayons because she loves scribbling on paper, but looks like DH has taken them to work (he's on a course at the moment and likes to colour code his work like a school child )
Try a clicky pen. They flipping love those.
Big empty boxes... To climb on,to hide in and whatever else toddlers find fascinating about them. Is there any space in the house where she can safely roam/ climb on something? I feel your pain though,dd could climb before she could walk. Never really hurt herself though so i just let her get on with it.
P.s. We had a playpen....the little monkey stacked up all of her toys and climbed on them trying to escape lol
Rebel she does like emptying out her toy boxes all over the floor and climbing in those She's just "helped" me do the hoovering.....by "help" I mean chased me around, pulling on the wire 😂 She also likes "helping" fold the clean washing, which is my next job. Maybe I should drag these household chores out a bit to kill time!!
Buy her a little umbrella and wellingtons.take umbrella for yourself and walk around block in rain on days it won't stop raining. Let her jump in puddles and gt wet. Wears out and passes an hour
When back bath time passes another hour
I'm in a similar boat. Last week I made an obstacle course with the sofa cushions on the floor and just let him go nuts climbing all over them whilst I watched with a cuppa. I don't think telling them not to do something really works at this age, just distract as a op said above.
And congratulations on the pregnancy
Mybread get her her own toy hoover,wet wipes,little brush and let her help. Dd at 4 still loves cleaning the windows
Rebel she has a little plastic Chad Valley Hoover with noisy beads inside that make a noise when it's pushed....she hasn't worked out how to push it forwards, but drags it behind her
I definitely think dragging out the time it takes to do jobs like folding washing etc has helped today. I've not had to use the word "No" since she had her lunch. And now it's time for daily dose of Mr Tumble before nap time, so she will be engrossed in that for the next 20 mins!
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