How do yo stop toddlers from climbing on the furniture?

Melissa - posted on 07/21/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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My twins are 14 months old and they are starting to climb on the top of the couches and end tables. I tell them no and put them back on the floor but they laugh and think its a game. Any advice??

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Celestial - posted on 06/22/2013

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Going on these mom forums end up a waste of time. All I ever see is "I love my kid(s)" but I never see any solutions to the question that OP asked. If we are that guilty about having to stress how much we love our kids, I think its time that you spend time with them and get off the computer.

Myrna - posted on 07/23/2009

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i am having the same problem. i have 2 boys with ages 1 going 2 this dec and 2 going 3 this august. everytime i tell them to stop jumping and climbing and running from one furniture to another they just smile and run. at first i tried to be consistent in saying STOP and NOT on the bed or NOT on the couches / table but now a days i think im just straining my voice. they just don't listen and thought its always play time.

Joan - posted on 07/21/2009

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hi there im a biggener mom , what is a normal weight for 1 year old kid?

Lynlee - posted on 07/21/2009

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Our son does this as well - I tell him ' we sit on the couch don't we?' instead of saying no all the time. If he persists he has to stay on the floor.

Jessica - posted on 07/21/2009

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yea im have the same problem and trying to figure it out too.

i do know its just them learning so that they are able to show and know that they can get in and out of bed. its difficult and hope someone has advice for us to help.

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Jenessa - posted on 07/24/2009

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I'm having the same problem! It's driving me nuts! I am so afraid she is going to hurt herself. I got her her very own chair, and that seems to help... but she still prefers to run around on the couches! She just wont listen. It's not fair to tell her that she can't be on the furniture, so I am just trying to teach her to sit when she is up there. I also try to spend a lot of time sitting on the floor with her to play with toys. Or we go outside when she starts to get hyper and start climbing... i let her run around and get her energy out. Good Luck!

Heather - posted on 07/22/2009

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Hehe, in all actuality that is way cute but I have two boys that are 14 mnths apart, now soon to be 5 and 6, and to this day i cant stop them from climbing. my oldest has had two teeth pulled due to an infection that started with falling on his mouth 2 times bad in 6 months...and i couldnt have stopped him, i wasnt there he was with a sitter! So, i have to say good luck and let me know if u figureing anything out!

Natasha - posted on 07/22/2009

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tumbull tots its a good place to go if u got one near u its like mums an tots but thay hav lots of things to clim jump and run about on with safty mats if thay fall so no ouches an thay lurn not to clim on things thay not ment to

Jessica - posted on 07/21/2009

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Some kids are climbers. My son is 3 and still climbs on furniture ways he's not supposed to and we just keep telling him to get down and sit on furniture the correct way or he'll go to time out. We try to get him outside as much as possible and let him attempt to climb trees or on stuff outside

Lyndsay - posted on 07/21/2009

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Be persistent. Also, if they're just climbing up on the couch make them sit down. That way they will still be able to climb a little bit, but they will learn that being on the couch means they have to sit down.

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I think some kids are just climbers, Let me know if you figure out the secret cause everyday I have to rescue my 18 mo from falling off of one thing or another. No matter what I do, explaining, stern looks, spanking, nothing works, she just wants to climb.

Stephanie - posted on 07/21/2009

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be consistent with the no and removing them. keep a serious look on your face, so they know you're not playing along with them.
I always tell my twins, The couch is not a playground; The couch is for sitting on. :) They're six now, and sometimes they forget, and I'll start to say that, :) they say, we know we know. The couch is not a playground, The couch is for sitting on. :)

Jane - posted on 07/21/2009

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They're at that stage. If you have the money to invest on a little tykes slide or any climbing structure that might help. Go on craigslist to find used but still ok conditioned toys. Good luck!!!!!!

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