My little Monkey

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Hi I 'm new here and I have a little monkey on my hand any suggestions would be great. My 16 month old has learned to climb on to everything and is now working on her great escape from her bed in the mornings. How do I keep her safe. I have a 3 year old but she never climbe like my 16month old.

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Kellianne - posted on 04/30/2009

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i have a 20mth old and since he was 10mths hes been walking he is very full on full of beans and i have the same problem because my other 2 chioldren never did, we went to the extreme of putting chairs up onto tablewhen not in use and even putting locks on to rooms that arent in use to prevent him getting into everything he esspecially loves to get into the kitchen cupboards , he has started losing the fun side of climbing now but its taken a while , jsut a waiting game, we are now on to tantrums when he doesnt get what he wants, so we are having a lot of fun! good luck hope u figure it out cause i couldnt, if ya do let me know plz!

Angela - posted on 04/30/2009

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I also have a monkey of my own lol. I completely know what you are going through. My daughter has yet to attempt to climb out of the crib yet but she has had to learn a lot of tough lessons about gravity. I have been doing the same thing as Laurea, a spanking and a time out works wonders. I have a very stubborn head strong little girl so I have to use the spankings. I have also let her learn some of her own lessons by falling off less dangeous things (like her toddler chair) and she seems to not want to do it again after she sees why mommy gets upset when she stands on her chair rather than sitting on her bum. Hope this herlps a bit :)

Laura - posted on 04/30/2009

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My oldest is 5 and my youngest is 16 months. My youngest does that too and so did my oldest. So I know your pain. Is she still in a crib? If so I would suggest getting a toddler bed. Both my kids had pack n plays and after the first time that they climbed out of them we got them toddler beds. When it comes to climbing on things I spank them and put them in timeout. After getting that once they don't usually try it again. A spanking hurts a heck of a lot less them jumping off something or falling off and breaking a bone. It sucks to have to do that but it's better than them having broken bones or splitting their lips or head open. But if you're against spanking i'm not quite sure what punishment would work mainly because I don't know your child like I know mine. Just try some things out. Hope this helps.

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