What do you do

Dawn - posted on 04/10/2010 ( 1 mom has responded )

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OK I give up how do you handle a 2 1/2 year old that is always climbing over the security gate and going up the stairs, climbing on the counters where there is tile beneath them. Time outs don't work if I put him in his crib he will just climb over the side and get trapped in the corner. I tell him and distract him no joke 250 times a day at least. I'm scared to death that he is going to fall and get badly hurt. I'm a stay at home Mom trying to make ends meet on the computer so I can't watch him all the time. Heck I can't even go to the rest room and he is at the top of the stairs.
Help I'm loosing my mind going crazy I don't know what to do. I'm tired of yelling and I don't like to smack his little toosh.

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Amanda - posted on 04/13/2010

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I know here in Manitoba I found, but didn't buy. A security gate. It said on it never open again. But my friend did and she even had trouble opening it. I can't remember the brand but I did see it at toys R us. It was really bulky and the handle was at the bottom so they cant reach it. As for the climbing you can find in door jungle gyms at toy r us too. They have slides and nets to climb. Invest in one and maybe put the computer near it. He may be bored and is looking for something to do. My son is just starting the climbing stage but at least the house we live in the cupboards are 10 inches taller then regular. So he can't reach yet. Kids will climb everything. Sometimes a little bump will teach them not to climb. I know when my son fell from the back of the couch he never did it again unless someone was there to catch him. I did catch him a little but let him hit the floor so he could just feel it. Good luck. Buy a laptop. This way you can watch him.

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