how to stay calm

Stevie - posted on 07/27/2009 ( 8 moms have responded )

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my son has been crawling everywhere and getting into everything and has also been learning how to climb on things or up the stairs and im just now starting to not freak out when he climbs up on top of things and worry if he will fall and crack his head open or something but its still a worry when i have to go to the bath room or the kitchen or just for a short min have to do something out of the room or something is there any way i can help him learn his balence or something sooner i want him to go threw this prosess but i hate to leave him alone the last time i did that i found him half way up the stairs and we went into town to get even more baby gates any ideas for this or will i just have to wait it out and let him take his time

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I agree! A pack n play or an indoor fence kit should do the trick. I have never had any qualms against our son going to the bathroom with us. I have a drawer specifially for him in there to play while I take a shower, or go potty. (one in the kitchen works nicely too) If he didn't come with me I would definetly put him in a pack n play! Good luck! :)

Erin - posted on 07/27/2009

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a friend of mine has twin boys, she bought an indoor fence kit and put it around the tv and last Christmas she bought a secound kit, they link together and she expanded it around the tree and presents. i believe she found it at walmart

Erin - posted on 07/27/2009

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i agree a playpen or pack and play are wonderful for when you need the room for a minute

Stevie - posted on 07/27/2009

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thanks everyone the furnature isnt that thing that scars me so much as the tv stand we got awhile back that has glass on it he keeps standing up to it and then he tries to climb on it or the rocking chair that when he does try to stand to that it moves and i think it will come back and hit him in the face that still freaks me out and his swing at times he hardly goes to that he is a great kid but any chance he gets he will be gone esp if he sees something that isnt his own toy and i dont have a playpen i cant seem to convince my hubby to spend the money one cost now a days and he doesnt like how small they are

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Playpen!! I had one that I used at that age just for when I had to go to the bathroom, cook dinner, etc. I liked to let them crawl around whenever I could watch them, but for those times when you really need to do something for a few minutes, a playpen is a godsend. Before they were mobile, I just took them everywhere with me. I've been known to set up the swing in the bathroom so I could take a shower. ha I only had to use the playpen for a short time and only with my first two kids. By the time #3 came along, #1 was old enough to watch the others while I left the room for a few minutes.

Kate - posted on 07/27/2009

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When you CAN'T watch, like when you're in the bathroom, put him in a pack-n-play or keep him with you. Otherwise, let him do his thing, just stay very close. That's how he learns. Soon enough he'll be able to do those things without falling and it'll be fine. I don't always pay close attention to my 18-mo-old DD anymore and she's fine climbing stairs and most other things too.

Sharon - posted on 07/27/2009

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um wait it out or over react like my husband and throw all the livingroom furniture into a bonfire.



HONEST TO GOD - he threw all our wooden coffee & end tables onto a bon fire and I won't even tell you what he did to our glass dining table.....



You do have to be firm about him not getting on furniture and put him somewhere safe when you do go to the bathroom. A safe room. Or back in his crib or strapped into his carseat/baby seat...?

Dawn - posted on 07/27/2009

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Pretty much he will have to learn on his own. I always had the kids come with me where ever I went. (LOL yes even the bathroom) Not much privacy but at least you know what they are getting into. They are busy!

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