Amanda - posted on 06/16/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )
Hi, I have 17 month old twin daughters. They have been walking since about a year old, and for the past few months have set their sights on climbing on everything that they really shouldn't climb on. Its not that I don't want them to climb because I know its good for their growth, but the things that they feel they need to climb on aren't the safest of things. for example: the back of the couch, the entertainment center, the bookshelf, the kitchen table and chairs, the rolling desk chair, their highchairs and their swings. the list could go on. we try to take them to the local park as much as we can which has toddler friendly equipment for them to climb on. One of my daughters loves to climb at the park, the other one would just like to play in the mulch and stones rather than playing or climbing. Im hoping someone has had this problem - I need to know how to get them to stop climbing on the unsafe things.