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All I seem to say is "Get Down!"

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colditzmum Wed 30-Mar-05 13:38:34

My son always wants to climb up on top of everything, and it is wearing me out. He climbs on the tv cabinet, he climbs on the back of the sofa, at 11 months old he landed in casualty after falling over the back of his pushchair, he climbs up the dvd shelves, which he can only reach by climbing on the computer desk, and I am exhausted by it.

He is very nearly 2. I saw a boy the same age exactly in a cafe yesterday, sitting at the table politely eating his dinner. If I had tried that with my ds he would have been half a mile away my the time I managed to catch him.

I am so scared of him falling, and he seems to prefer climbing on things to playing one to one with mummy!

suzywong Wed 30-Mar-05 13:39:55

I've got one of those too

I prefer it to a placid child to be honest, but of course it can be dangerous as you know

kymbo Wed 30-Mar-05 13:41:53

My dd is the same. She is only 14 months but climbs EVERYWHERE it is really exhausting! And she doesn't listen, I thought one day she'll fall and then she'll stop...but from the sounds of it she may not!

SenoraPostrophe Wed 30-Mar-05 13:43:06

me too. Thought it was a boy thing: dd was never like this.

As for not sitting still - I have to follow him around the room to get him to finish his food (won't stay strapped in).

Reins are good though.

fastasleep Wed 30-Mar-05 13:43:19

Oh yes - my vocabulary consists of 'Off the bin!' 'Don't touch that!' 'No!' 'Get down!'... he's only 13 months! The terror! At least they have spirit

Dior Wed 30-Mar-05 13:44:51

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suzywong Wed 30-Mar-05 13:45:22

my ds2 too SP, never bothered with a highchair, follow him to get him to eat, although at 18 mo he is now very interested in sitting next to his brother at t.he table

tarantula Wed 30-Mar-05 13:47:50

Know the feeling so well Dd is 14 mnths and climbs everywhere. Her fav place atm is standing on the kitchen chairs or table. and if the stair gate is left open for 5 secs all you hear is an excited gurgle from half way up where dd has managed to get to. she also gets really upset that she cant get onot the climbing frames like the bigger kids can. I blame it all on her daddy cos I was such a quiet placid ladylike child honest [innocent face]

Dior Wed 30-Mar-05 13:49:00

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Metrobaby Wed 30-Mar-05 13:51:12

Definately not a boy thing - my dd was like this and although she is older still finds it impossible to sit still. She has become a lot better now that she is older, but I still have to remind her that chairs are for sitting on - not jumping, climbing etc.

Loochyloo Wed 30-Mar-05 13:57:44

That is sooo weird I was about to post a thread saying the same. My ds of 8 months will not keep still, he rolls, grabs, chews everything. Can't imagine what he's going to be like when he starts walking (am I only mum in the world who wants to delay this moment )
We went to visit a friend with a wee girl who is 1 week older and she just SAT for hours softly mumbling to herslf. I was AMAZED. No wonder her mum look so peaceful and rested, whereas I....

Twiglett Wed 30-Mar-05 13:59:41

My ds was the placid type who sat happily in a restaurant at the age of 2 (still does at 4)

but he's now a big-mouthed, know-it-all who's always in your face

swings & roundabouts colditz, swings & blinkin' roundabouts

(DD just eats everything and shouts at me, don't know what she's going to turn into or when)

fastasleep Wed 30-Mar-05 14:00:50

Loochyloo I have a friend (around here somewhere actually hehe) who has the most smiley placid little man of the same age as mine, I console myself with thinking that he can't be that way all the time... all mine does is run around and hit his head and get into everything naughty! yikes is mine going to annoy the heck out of hers when they grow up a bit!

Pamina3 Wed 30-Mar-05 14:01:38

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colditzmum Wed 30-Mar-05 14:03:04

I'm crossing my fingers here... just to stop my tearing my hair out!

My mother suggests that he is old enough to walk without holding my hand. It's nice of her to remember my secret desire for a flat child...

jabberwocky Wed 30-Mar-05 14:06:42

Yep, same here. It's funny because when I got pregnant I said more than once, "Oh I hope I have a child who will go climbing with me!" Be careful what you wish for So, as I am trying to make sure ds doesn't injure himself I find myself also saying at times, "Okay, keep your focus and watch that foothold." LOL
Dh just built one of those wooden play gyms in the back yard and it is really great for getting that climbing energy out.

Loochyloo Wed 30-Mar-05 14:08:03

At least he's helping me keep weight down. No need to join a gym (like I would ever have time!)

Like the idea of the "spirited" ones annoying tho placid ones though, what is it they say, revenge is a meal best eaten cold...

Sponge Wed 30-Mar-05 14:17:05

Definitely not a boy thing. My dd was a bit climber although she has clamed down a bit now. And I spent most of my childhood up trees so I guess I had to expect it.
And I'm with you Loochyloo. Ds is 8 months and I'm dreading crawling let alone walking. Stay still little man.

MrsWednesday Wed 30-Mar-05 14:20:29

My DS is exactly like this too, only he's slightly older than your DS (he's 2 1/2). All that means is that he's had a bit more practice and doesn't fall off things quite so often as he used to.

Oh, and he's worked out that, by moving the kitchen chair over to the work surface and climbing up, he can now reach the high cupboard where all the chocolate biscuits are hidden.

laneydaye Wed 30-Mar-05 14:22:05

my ds is now 4 and im still saying it.... the only difference now is he will listen and get down..

Preggars Wed 30-Mar-05 14:23:57

My son is exactly the same. He's 2 and 4 months now, and getting less clumsy (we've had a ton of bruises).

Donbean Wed 30-Mar-05 14:43:33

AAAAAHHHHH it drives me mad....."get down" "dont touch","let go", "get off that" drives me to distraction and i am fed up with it. About 3 months ago i started to put DS out into the hall way each time he climbed on the coffee table and that worked well as he hated it. Now he seems to forget that he isnt supposed to be climbing on stuff so i have started again with the putting him outside if he doesnt get down after the 2nd time of asking him.
It was a short phase revisited every now and than to just test the waters! lol

alicatsg Wed 30-Mar-05 15:02:13

I mainly say "put the cat down". 18 mths and he can carry a fully grown (and deeply humiliated) cat already.

MunchedTooManyMarsLady Wed 30-Mar-05 15:06:22

Me too! and NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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