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How can I get my kids (20 months) to stop jumping on the couch/bed?

Is this a phase? I spend half the evening shooing them off the couch and/or bed. I've tried time doesn't work. Any advice?


Asked by tstep972 at 10:32 PM on Feb. 16, 2009 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Just be consistent with time outs. It will work eventually.

    Answer by FlyMom07 at 1:56 PM on Feb. 18, 2009

  • when you find out please let me know mine is doing the same thing

    Answer by nakita72 at 10:35 PM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • I can't answer either and I have 7 kids, it is part phase, but it is also just so darn fun! I joined them one day, we had a blast!

    Answer by luckysevenwow at 11:34 PM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • You need to find something they CAN jump on. Maybe a big piece of foam from a craft store? Then you can redirect them -
    No jumping on the sofa. Jump on your mat instead.

    And no, I haven't found jumping to be a phase. Mine was trying to jump at 3 months old when I held her up and she hasn't stopped since.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 11:36 PM on Feb. 16, 2009

  • I have 20 month old twin girls and I cannot get them to stay off the couch. I wish I had advice for you but I am in the same situation. I just try to keep them off the best I can. Although today one did dive off head first... scared me silly! But she was ok. I just worry alot.

    Answer by SuperMama2007 at 12:04 AM on Feb. 17, 2009