Starting to pull up on everything

Joy - posted on 04/19/2009 ( 6 moms have responded )

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Hi, My daughter Abigail is starting to pull up on everything lately. It's hard t child proof everything so how can I distinguish boundries with her, (such as don't try to crawl up the coffee table) withotut breaking her from exploring her world around her?

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Kiyomi - posted on 04/19/2009

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Audrey is starting to do the same thing. If she is trying to climb up somthing that has sharp corners or such I usually just take her by the hands and walk her over to something that she can climb/hold on to such as the couch or her laundry basket (She just loves to play with the clothes in it).

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Nikita - posted on 04/21/2009

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my babygurl is 8nhalf mnthz,and shes just started pulling herself up onto thingz like the coffee table,dinning chairs she loves it! BUT we'v had a couple of falls,& that still doesnt stop her from trying to attempt again.lil mischef she is!

Jennifer - posted on 04/20/2009

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Jackson started to pull up on his toys today, it's scary because when he tries to pull up he pulls his toys over on himself. The couch is always good for holding on to when they get real experienced with the whole pulling up thing. Yeah, it's hard but this is why some of their first words are "NO!", because they have to hear it from us when they start exploring so they know what the boundaries are. The best thing to do is let her explore but be safe about it by supervising her and showing her what she can pull herself up on.

Joy - posted on 04/20/2009

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We have been giving her time outs for a bit now, and she is well aware of what she is not allowed to touch, (laptop, garbage, toilet) but I guess it is hard that she has been cooped up with bad weather so it is hard because we have limited space for her to explore.

Megan - posted on 04/20/2009

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We started with No right from the beginning and she is aware of what it means and when we tell her No she stops doing what ever it is that she is picking at. We have also started time out as well when she starts having a fit.
It is better to start with the no and time out now rather then when they are 2 years because at that point you will be fighting a loosing battle.
One thing we did is remove the coffee table from our living room before the baby came and we bought an ottoman but we did not put the legs on it. That way if she falls and bumps into it, it is soft therefore she will not hurt herself.

Alizbeth - posted on 04/20/2009

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We have a guard/ cushion thing around our coffee table. So we let him pull up on that. My problem is he wants to pull up on the TV stand and he cries when I pull him away from it. I guess this is the time we start to instill the word "no" into our children's lives and set boundaries.

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