I thought it was great that he was cruising and crawling.. I could shut his bedroom door with me in there with him (it's heavily baby-proofed and a small room) and fold laundry, pay bills on my phone, etc. while keeping an eye on him but now he's climbing up on stuff! I thought they required more stability in order to climb things but apparently he doesn't. He's climbing his bookcase, his toy stacker, and his crib. I've tried saying "no!" but he just shakes his head "no" at me.
The bookcase and toy stacker are bolted to the wall and the crib is very sturdy, but it still isn't safe to let an unsteady 9 month old climb stuff. And now he's also climbing stuff outside of his room like his exersaucer, the couch and all of the chairs, I'm right on top of him but JEEZ.
So what do I do? How do I teach him NOT to climb things? Or would that be an exercise in futility? I'll be buying a crib-tent. Don't worry.. Sigh!
Asked by Anonymous at 9:36 AM on Nov. 27, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
Answer by GoodMomma24-7 at 9:58 AM on Nov. 27, 2009
Answer by piwife at 10:13 AM on Nov. 27, 2009
Answer by micheledo at 10:16 AM on Nov. 27, 2009
Answer by doodlebopfan at 11:02 AM on Nov. 27, 2009