Any climbers/adventurist?

Karen - posted on 04/19/2010 ( 42 moms have responded )

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Isaiah is my crazy boy, he has no fear. He's been climbing everything lately. Climbs on the couch, chairs, coffee table, bed....if it's high, he wants on it. He will run across the couch, I will tell him get down and he just laughs at me. Climbs on the coffee (wanna be train) table that's against the wall, stomps his feet and then gets down. I have several heart attacks a day. I'll take him off something and he cries and runs right back to do it again! He fell off the couch twice and just keeps doing it. wth??? My girls were never this reckless.
Any other fearless babies out there?

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Lauren - posted on 04/26/2010

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My 14 month old daughter Kalen had no fear. She was climbed on the dinning room table, ladders, step stools & everything else she can find. I do love her adventures! Never take them for granted, having a kid with unusual fears is annoying & frustrating.

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Sheena - posted on 05/08/2010

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my son is 15 months old. and he is definitely an adventurous climber.. his dad had him climbing up the stairs as soon as he started crawling at 6 months.. i know, crazy right.. and ever since he started walking at 8 1/2 months, he just wants to climb everything.. now he is just learning to go down the stairs on his belly and then he wants to do it again and again and again. he will fall down and just get back up and keep going. i call him my little energizer bunny.. he just keeps going and going. i wish i had that much energy

Stacey - posted on 05/06/2010

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I also have a climber. my daughter is very inventive with ways to get higher. she stacks toys and pillows and anything else she can find to climb on. Her riding toys have been banished to her play room because she wheels them to whatever she wants to climb. today i caught her stacking her books to try and push the buttons on the TV. The best thing i have found to do for a climber is to teach them the right way to get down. i have fewer heart attacks now that i know she can get down and now that she knows what the edge is, but like others have said if it isnt going to seriously injure them... let them fall. it teaches them to be careful and more mindful. Amira can now navigate up anything but thank goodness she knows when to ask for help. falling has taught her that.

Ashley - posted on 05/05/2010

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I def have a fearless little boy as well.. Just acouple hours ago before his nap for instance he was stading on top of his 'Ride On' toy, not holding on or anything, i would take him down and he would laugh at me and climb right back up and do it again, makes me nervous bc it has wheels and we have hard wood floor's!!

Olga - posted on 05/04/2010

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Yes, of course, there are OTHERS!!!!!!!!!! :)!!!!!! My girl is 15 months today!!!!! She is my little bandit (how I call her tenderly )!!!!!!! If she can not climb high things she uses her fingertips to grab even little something to help her to climb ANYTHING in front of her and she does not give up EVER!!! Yes, I have heart attacks as well, :). And she does not want to hear and follow "NO". So I still say NO and….. put staffed toys around the piece of furniture she is in current moment. She falls often, I was worried and panicked before but now I say to myself: "Well, my dear daughter Alycia, it is your way of growing and learning, if you are such an active baby." and I live with this. She must learn that it is painful sometimes to climb high things and she learns!!! After she falls she is being more careful climbing (yes again and again) the same couch. She likes to sit on the top of the couch and look at the window and “talk” to anybody, anything she sees there, so adorable.

Alicia - posted on 05/03/2010

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my wee girl is the same the higher the better for her she is even climbing out of her cot maybe time for a bed she is the biggest cling on to sleeps well tho

Betsy - posted on 05/03/2010

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Hello Karen,
I am glad I am not alone. My hubby and I have been holding our breathes because our 14 old son has literary turned to a climber!
He love heighs. he has fallen a couple of times but seems unstoppable:(.
We monitor him and try make the place safe! Enjoy the stage!

Fiona - posted on 05/02/2010

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my 14 month old girl cant even walk unaided yet and she climbs the stairs on the sofa and chairs even tries to climb on her activity table but she loves climbin on our nico(staffie dog) my 2yr old is girl is into everythin aswell just the other week i had her in the trampoline and she got out herself mines is higher of the ground she also likes my computer and my dining table

Zindy - posted on 05/02/2010

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My little girl climbs everyting she sees. She gets on the bed,sofas,she even climbed boxes and got on the tv table once! She really is an adventurous little girl but I am scared she'll really hurt herself!

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I've got a climber too. His favorite spot is on top of my kitchen table, but he does love my desk too. Drives me nuts.

Tori - posted on 05/01/2010

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My son only likes stairs and ladders. I have a small slide for the kids and he is always climbing on that and whenever I go to my mom's, he heads straight for the stairs. He hasn't quite figured out climbing chairs or couches yet, but once he does, I'm sure he be the little daredevil.

Melissa - posted on 05/01/2010

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Yes my Daniel climbs everything. You get off the kitchen chair and 2 seconds later he's already climbing it.My parents just bought a new mattress and he can already climb up and down it.

Lindsey - posted on 04/30/2010

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My 14 month old daughter is right up there with everyones. I dont really freak out as much as grandma. But her grandpa got her a spin and bounce pony for Chirstmas, the one that you can connect to the tv to play games. Anyway, she'll climb up on that and stand up, and try to stand up with out using her hands. When she was around 10 months old she started climbing up into the rocking chair and jumping, well more like falling off it. She thought it was fun. I put pillows up around the chair and just let her have her fun. After a couple days, and mommy not telling her no, she didn't think it was as much fun. But if its climbable, its fair game.

Mustika - posted on 04/30/2010

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Yes, that's my little girl too. She's 14mo. She climbed before she walks. But I was a climber too. Up until when I was 12 or 13yo. I would find the tallest tree in the neighbourhood to climb. My mum told me she died so many times over because of the heart attacks I gave her. So I figure what goes around comes around.

Robin - posted on 04/30/2010

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I know all too well what your are going through. My youngest is 13 months and I was up in the attic and my son started climbing up the ladder right after me and made it all the way up into the attic before I could stop him. Good luck!

Lisa - posted on 04/29/2010

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My Logan is a crazy climber too. He climbs up on every chair, couch, bed, whatever. I have tipped over most of my chairs so he can't do this. Because the second I look away, he is up on my kitchen counter or kitchen table spinning the lazy susan, or up on my desk with a pen and whatever papers I have laying up there. Totally fearless!!!

Laura - posted on 04/29/2010

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That sounds exactly like Seth! He climbs EVERYTHING that is up off the ground!

Corena - posted on 04/29/2010

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My Moses is the same. I spend a lot of time reminding myself to not be over protective...

Geidy - posted on 04/29/2010

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My son Jermaine is the same. He's so quick.. He likes to do the same things Isiah does. I had to get Jermaine from the window because he got there through the sofa. I just keep my eyes on him but at the same time I let him do some things becuase it is part of his development as a child... he is in the "explorer stage" LOL... he needs to learn and he needs become more independent. He can climb through the sofa now, later he will climb a mountain and feel he achieved his goals.

Nora - posted on 04/29/2010

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haha I know the feeling. My Ayla is exactly the same as Isaiah. Since about 2 or so months ago she has the climbing urge. Climbs the sofa will stand on the arm of our sofa and do a little dance or clap laughing her head off. Climbs the coffee table throws her head back in laughter... then climbs her little chair wont sit on it but only will stand and dance on it. Climbs the beds. I am always so worried she will fall and hurt herself and also have the mini heart attacks throughout the day. She won't listen to No either. Arghh... where do they learn these crazy things from? ha.

Kelli - posted on 04/28/2010

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Yes!!! My daughter is just the same, she will climb on anything including tables at cafes etc!! She is always extremely proud of herself and most upset when i get her down usually heading straight back again. My three year old son was never a climber so all new to me too!!

Karen - posted on 04/28/2010

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Yea I'm just waiting for him to climb out of the crib. A couple days ago the girls were sitting at the table waiting for me to make lunch. Isaiah was running around the kitchen. I went in the other room to clean "puppy mess", went back in the kitchen and he is in his highchair!! I was like OMG how did he get in there?? My 4yo is just like "he climbed on the table and went in his highchair" like it was nothing. I can't leave this kid alone for a second. He climbs on the chairs and right onto the kitchen and dining room tables. It's getting worse :(

Jenny - posted on 04/27/2010

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Update from yesterday: my 14 month old just fell out of her crib! No idea what she was going for. My husband was just thinking of drilling new holes to lower the mattress more last week when I told him this was bound to happen sooner than later! They survive!

Jenny - posted on 04/26/2010

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Our daughter tries to climb into things but has not yet managed to get on the funiture. She's quite clumsy (like her mom) and my husband says we both need bubble wrap!

I know there are differing opinions on spankings ...

One of my friends told her son twice to not climb on the glass-topped coffee table with a firm "NO!" When he giggled and tried a third time she gave him a swift spank to the bottom while saying "NO!" A week or so later, he was getting into something while I was babysitting and my NO was enough...he remembered what happened. That was his only spanking (age 2) and he is now 6. I'm not saying the behaviour stopped but the response to being told NO changed.

Traci - posted on 04/26/2010

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I hear that this is a boy behaviors but clearly from other posts not the case. My daughter is the same, goes and goes and goes, she's very independent and wants to do everything on here own! Up and down the stairs on the ottoman on the couch she will step of the change table when i stand her up to pull her pants up, we've turned it into a game cause she thinks it so funny, hopefully she knows the difference between when i will be there to catch her and when i wont, im waiting for the day she climbs out of her crib!!

Dena - posted on 04/26/2010

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Lauren Fulton is right! A friend of mine has it mild, but her daughter is frightened at little things (like the animals that make sounds for the letters on Fisher Price's baby games). She always goes around saying she is scared, but hers is mild and she plays as well as any child her age. I couldn't imagine having a child that was always afraid of things! Much better to have the daredevil children that we have!!! :) ... Except, of course, that WE are the ones ALWAYS afraid!!! LOL

Ronna - posted on 04/26/2010

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my daugther climbs on everything. she even jumps from the ottoman to the couch...literally, i have to push it out like 4.5 ft before she cant make it & stops trying. she has no fear & will fall, bump her head on something & do the same thing all over again. she is happy & healthy so i figure she isnt doing too bad!

Amanda - posted on 04/26/2010

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heya my son jamie does that as well and hes trying to climb out his cot but me or my partner come in and say no and he sits down a stops n thats the same as when he trys to climb he will sttop when i say no x

Lisa - posted on 04/26/2010

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Tori is constantly climbing, she climbs up stairs, climbs to the top of the baby gate *although she can't figure out how to sling her leg over yet*, and climbs in all the chairs. She seems to think she is immune to gravity :O)

Jessica - posted on 04/25/2010

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My son climbs on everything he has a entertainment stand in his room its a very wide he climbs on there and jumps off he will be on the couch and he jumps off there to. when i put him down he throws a fit then gets back up there to. Im so afraid hes gonna get severely hurt.

Jax - posted on 04/25/2010

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my 14 month old girl still wont let go to walk, but climbs on anything and climbs up slides backwards!

Dena - posted on 04/24/2010

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My youngest is that way! She started really young, too. Which is funny because she is in the 25th percentile so she is tiny compared to other kids and it looked like she was only 8 months old when she was walking around (but she was 10 months). The most important thing I have done to help keep her safe is to teach her how to get down, but I am sure your son knows that already. I had to teach mine before she was walking because she would get on her toy box and things ... teach them to turn around and get down feet first. Now when I have visitors, you'll see them freak out because she is up on the couch, but I am comfortable knowing she can get down on her own. She even climbs off my bed that is taller than she is (it's one of those thick mattress, taller framed beds). She holds on to the sheet as she shimmies down. You can't stop them ... just teach them to be as safe as you can!!! Hope it helps ... oh, and yes, I think the personality type they have that when they get hurt it doesn't slow them down at all! Better than those that whine at everything! :)

Cyndi - posted on 04/24/2010

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My son, Milo, also climbs on absolutely everything. He still doesnt think he can walk ( he can but wont let go) but he climbs everything. The couch, tables, bed, people, dogs, steps, it doesnt matter if he can manage to climb it he will.

Julie - posted on 04/23/2010

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Trust me i know what your going through!!My 14month old daughter is the same,we have to move all chairs away from the table or she will climb up onto it!ive caught her on my eldest daughters dressing table trying to get to the fish tank!Mylee also runs off at any chance,i let her go for a while thinking she will come back,but she doesnt even look back to see if im still there!!

DORIANNE - posted on 04/23/2010

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Mine also looooves the computer... If I dont watch him he gets on the chair then on the arms of the chair and then on the table and then procedes onto the computer. I cant leave him in his chair at the table anymore, he gets out and on top! And the bath.. thew! I have to tell him to sit down like 3/4 times everynight... If I'd to leave him he would get out himself (and fall on his head of course!)... He already had a few fall offs from the couch. He would climb on Prinses (a staffie-dog)... And she absolutely luves the attention.!

Sarah - posted on 04/23/2010

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Mykayla has been climbing as soon as she could walk. (she walked at 10 months) she gets on my bed..the coffee table..the recliner.the couch anyhting at all. she also loves to stand on top of everything boxes..coffee cans..ect. she is a crazy baby :)

Brandy - posted on 04/22/2010

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my youngest does it he climbs the couch the beds the stairs EVERYTHING!!! i freak out everytime he fell off my bed once and i thought he broke his neck the way he landed (me bed is a mattress and box sping on the floor cuz i didnt put the frame together yet and it FREAKED me out) i noticed that when i tell him to get down he listens but gets down then right back up........ugh!...but i also noticed he doesnt like it when i flick the bottom of his foot with my finger.......sounds mean but it works and not really painful

Susan - posted on 04/22/2010

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the other day i turned around and my 14 month old boy was standing ON TOP of my computer! he had climbed on to the chair, then the desk, then the computer. i now have to remember to move the chair away from the desk because as soon as he sees me get u he runs for it. lol

Alysha - posted on 04/20/2010

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My daughter tries to climb over the back of the couch since it isn't against the wall, she also laughs at me... She scares the heck out of me sometimes but I gotta love her ;)

Karen - posted on 04/20/2010

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LOL Ya Isaiah got on the kitchen table once. I was there cooking, watched him climb the chair then proceed to get on the table. My goodness what if I wasn't there? He's been getting on the couch and leaning over the back, now he starts climbing up the back and I think he is gonna go right over head first. And my husband forget it. I'll say "THE BABY" to alert him of what he's doing. He has THE slowest reaction time ever. Like wow what if he was just about to break his neck, could you move any slower??

Shanna - posted on 04/20/2010

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both of mine are. Shaeyna was worse. Kyliee she likes the couches and our bed. she stands and tries to jump on the couch and laughs than when she sits down she will sit backwards and i go running because i think she is going to fall backwards. atleast she is a good listener i will tell her to sit and she usually will. I wish kids wouldn't do that! lol Shaeyna got stitches at 1 ! so far so good with kyliee!

Tracy - posted on 04/20/2010

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I have a female version. My firs daughter ( now 3 ) was very quick to walk, climb etc... now my 14 month old is climbing everything, even if it moves. I have found her on top of the diningroom table. I had set the table, and was carring through the plates, she had shimmied up on th echair next to her sister then up onto the table. She has tumpled over the arm of the sofa and off the diningroom chair. She will give me grey hair thats for sure. WE try to be as safe as possible but you cannot watch them 24 hours a day how ever much you try, it all adds to the fun i suppose.

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