My soon to be 18 month old boy...doesn't stay still!!!!

Karina - posted on 03/22/2010 ( 24 moms have responded )

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I feel like at home I have control but out ex: library for mommy and me...he is the only one running around, non stop, he goes from one toy to another...I feel like am the only mom running after her child!!!
I hear this is normal behavior....yeah yeah I know, but my god! he has been like this since he started walking at 9.5 months old.

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Juanita - posted on 03/26/2010

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Good luck with him, my boy is almost 16 months old, and my little girl is 4 (2y10m gap) boys are BUSY and boisterous, girls on the other hand are emotional!!! I love them both, we chose to have him when she showed signs of loneliness, wanting child companionship! He is a handful ,running and jumping, you have seen it for yourself, but at the end of the day I put him in his bed with a water bottle and his blanket and he goes of to sleep! I Love him and want him to wake all bubbly and bouncy in the morning!

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Kelsey - posted on 06/27/2011

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Yeah same sometimes i blow off doing things because its easier being at home where its baby proof.. I take her swimming let her run around in the back yard and she still keeps going and going.. Nap time is awesome lol i have her and another 16m old all day and go to school at night from 530 to 1030 and 7am comes way to fast . I try to enjoy the breaks i get thoroughly . lol

April - posted on 06/27/2011

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Girl, my 17 month old daughter is the same way! It drives me crazy! I hate to say it but most of the time I just don't take her places. Until she gets to the age where she can listen and understand better I'm just keeping her at home if we're going someplace that it's not acceptable for her to run around like that. That's about the only advice I've got!

Kelsey - posted on 06/27/2011

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Hey there .. I so know how you feel only its my daughter she started walking at 91/2 months as well and i cant enjoy my time when i take her places she is busy busy .. we call her busy bee. I was looking this up when i came across this site and i am glad to here its not only me, seems to be boys more so though . I guess i will just have to keep chasin her around ! I take her outside alot every day but when i take her to the store or anyones house forget relaxin or just hangin out me an my husband take turns chasin her around ..lol oh yeah and she is 16m.

Michaela - posted on 03/25/2010

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I have two boys 17 months apart. It is typical boy behavior. They are not 8 and 7 and they calmed down after awhile. The oldest is more laid back and the other one was and is into everything. He is my little dare devil.

Anita - posted on 03/25/2010

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Hi Lea, not to hijack this thread or anything lol but I just wanted to say that my brother and I are 12 years apart and we are the best of friends. Don't take any notice of those mothers who pressure you into having your children less than 5 years apart. It is your choice (obviously lol). To be honest if I could go back in time I would have mine about 4-5 years apart, I am nearly in the nut house at the moment, I have my 9 month old nearly walking and she is also teething and my 19 month old tearing the place to bits and they both demand attention at the same time so I usually have them both on my hip at the same time. It is worse and harder than having twins because they are at different developmental stages and can't play together yet which means they are literally hanging off me all day long. They will even be in the same year at school!
The hard thing too about having them close is you constantly feel guilty for not giving them 100% of your time because you need to divide your time between the two. Good luck with everything

Tania - posted on 03/24/2010

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Welcome to my world. My son will be 3 end of April & he is beyond busy! There is hope though. They eventually get to a stage where you can prep them and negotiate with them.I know a lot of moms will be gasping & saying, "how can you let them rule you?" But be in my shoes & give me an alternative!
Here's what I do: 1) Tell him at home that you have a treat for him & get him excited at the prospect of going out.
2) I tell him that we going to make a deal.
3) We going to the ......, when we get back he can paint/get a reward of some sort that he WANTS.
4) When you get to your destination remind him of the deal & get a response that he understands - Before you get out the car!
5) Inside the building... find and point out a naughty chair and a person who looks authoritative and point out that person will get really angry if "we" don't behave.
6)first sign of trouble brewing.. tell him it's time to leave because he is about to get into trouble.
7) DON"T loose your temper.
8)Then you either pick them up & leave & no reward
OR
You get to praise them & give them the reward.

Good Luck

Bridgett - posted on 03/24/2010

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Welcome to MY World!!!! lol My son was walking @ 10 months and is now 18 months..and still has not stayed still!! jumping off the couch, putting chairs on the table and climbing in them and trying to jump off..climbing on bathroom counter..Talked to pediatrician and the doc said that he's just an extremely active boy..all hi stats are perfect and he is advanced in other aspects, so apparently we got "blessed" with WILD ones!!!

Of course that prognosis doesn't help when all you want is peace and quiet and next thing you know , you hear a crash in the other room..lol

Alicia - posted on 03/24/2010

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my daughter was the way at that age i wish i could ay it will past but my daughter is still going strong at 4 yrs old

Dixie - posted on 03/24/2010

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i know how u feel my sonis 18 months old too and if we go somewyhere i am chasing him nonstop.

Lea - posted on 03/24/2010

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Thank you Anita!!! You don't know how much grief I get from other people, even mothers, because I want my children 5+ years apart. Everyone says oh, they won't be able to play together. At least they won't be out of control and I won't lose my mind!

Zoe - posted on 03/24/2010

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of course children will be different out, same as my son, indoors they know everything, outdoors its all different, its excitment, new toys, other children, my son giggles as soon as he sees another child, thinking their going to come and play with him, all i can say is its better like that, than have a very shy baby that doesnt leave your lap and doesnt interact with other children. x

Anita - posted on 03/24/2010

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Karina, in reply to your post about whether to have another or not, I just wanted to say that if I didn't conceive my daughter so soon after giving birth to my son (4 weeks after...yeah I know crazy!) I too would be asking this same question lol. I think it's easier for the parent to have children at least 4 years apart. That way the eldest is old enough to understand what you are saying and is a little bit more obedient, this would make things soooo much easier. To be frank and honest since having my 2 children I have changed from being a nice calm normal person to this freakish banshee woman!! I am surprised my husband is still with me! To sum it up I say have children at least 4-5 years apart unless you want a challenge lol.

Anita - posted on 03/24/2010

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I know what you mean, my 19 month old is constantly on the go. I thought it might be a boy thing? My 9 month old daughter is totally the opposite. It wears you out I know. I found with my son he needs to be outside and gets angry/bored when inside.

When we go out to places (which is not very often) he refuses to hold my hand so I have to just basically grab his arm and he would just run off if I let him. When he is sitting in the trolley I have to park the trolley dead centre in the aisle otherwsie he would have everythign pulled off the shelves.

Our house looks like a warzone most days, like I said he hates being inside and just tears everything up.



The other day when I was trying to feed my 9 month old he was on the freakin kitchen bench (near the stove!) trying to make himself a cup of coffee. There was coffee EVERYWHERE.



It's hard for me because I have a smaller baby than him and only have to turn my back for a second and he is into everything. I don't know how many times I have had to stop feeding my daughter just so I can get him down from the table or kitchen bench etc. (he uses a chair to climb.... I am thinking of tieing the chairs to the table lol).



BUT having said all of that my son has been really sick the past few days and I would give anything to see him be his cheeky self again!



Anyway I just wanted to offer you sympathy because I know what you are going through. Someone said to me the other day that we are doing the 'hard yards' now and soon it will get easier (hopefully lol!)

Angela - posted on 03/23/2010

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Dont feel so bad my son is constanly moving and im constaly chasign him around is even harder now that i am a single mom and hes been going since two month old he was rolling everywhere the four months old army crawling every where never seen him sit or lays still even in his sleep. just so u know no ur not the only one chaseing 24/7

Karina - posted on 03/23/2010

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I just picked some pills (homeopathic) curamin and5-HTP hopes this helps me with my back problem.

Julie - posted on 03/23/2010

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My guy just turned 2 and he is BUSY. He has decent concentration if it's something that interests him, but will not stop moving if it bores him. At home he'll sit and look at his books for a good while, but I cannot MAKE him sit still and listen to story time at the library. He wants to play with the toys and look at the fish tanks. (all the other kids seem to sit relatively still)

haha, they do crafts after story time and the one week they made monsters by gluing pieces parts onto a paper. His monster had shades and 1 foot *sigh* crafts don't interest him, I guess.

I think little boys learn more by DOING ... and doing and doing ... I need to bottle up his energy and sell it.

If you're like me (live in a colder climate) you CANNOT wait until weather permits a lot more OUTSIDE time to run around!

Good luck!

Oh, my strategy is to try to get to story time early so he can play with the toys first, THAN sit for stories ... I'm not holding my breath, though:)

Karina - posted on 03/23/2010

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Is it terrible to say that this is deterring me to have another one? I think being a mommy in general is doing it to me. I really praise those that have 2 plus. I don't think am capable of being happy if am feel overwhelmed, not too mention ( a whole different topic) I have severe back pain...it brings me down, my days sucked feeling this discomfort. It all started with a herniated disc(car accident) but now the whole entire back from top to bottom suffers, it is so soar...

Lorie - posted on 03/23/2010

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My son started that around 16 months and now is almost 21 months and he is still like that. Some kids just have more energy then others.

Karina - posted on 03/23/2010

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Ladies, thank you...I mean I know it is normal for him to be curious and active. I just feel overwhelmed when I'm out with him and he starts to do this...:) I don't give him anything that has over 5 grams of sugar. He eats alot of apples and bananas for the most part. HIs father is hyper..lol that's where he gets it home..I think!

Suzanne - posted on 03/22/2010

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enjoy this time and his energy and dont worry about it. Sounds like he has lots of energy. Check his sugar intake and the amount of naps he is getting. This could be driving up his energy level, if its too much. He is probably very curious and excited about things. This is a good thing. Just let him explore and once he gets used to his surroundings he may calm down. The more exposure he gets while he is out the less frequently he will be aggressively exploring. The more exposure he gets, the more confidence he will get. Hang tight! It is all good and this behavior is very very healthy!!

Erin - posted on 03/22/2010

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My son was like at 18 months and still is at 26 months. I used to have him at a baby gym and he didn't do the group activities, most would, but he wasn't the only one who wouldn't. Is your son the only boy in your library group? Boys can sometimes be more active than girls. My son has a short attention span but little by little it is getting more and more focused. He used to run off while I read him a book now he will sit and listen to the story. I think they are just very curios.

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