Curious is your child a daredevil? If so what things do they do?

Adrienne - posted on 12/03/2009 ( 11 moms have responded )

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Both my sons are daredevils. My 2 1/2 old is slowing down though. But my 1 1/2 old doesn't look like he's going to slow down anytime soon. So I'm curious is your child a daredevil and if so what kind of things does he/she do?

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Emma - posted on 12/06/2009

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My son (just turned 3) climbs on everything and jumps off everything, and his baby sister (8 months) is copying, just yesterday she climbed up the ladder on my sons mid-sleeper bed and she climbs the stairs. She tries to climb in the bath, in fact she tries to climb everything she possibly can! i thought a girl would be calmer, clearly i was wrong!!!!!!

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My daughter 9 months old at the time climbed out of the crib...even it was on the lowest setting. She also climbed up and down full sets of stairs at that age, she uses the handles on the kitchen drawers as a latter and has been found sitting on top of counters. She also will push the chairs up to the table climb up on them and then onto the dinning room table. A few weeks ago I found her outside sitting on top of the outside glass patio table..playing Polly pockets because her older sister thought if she put them there baby sister couldn't get them....man was she wrong. Maddy is a complete daredevil and dives off of everything, climbs everything and is into everything. I can hardly run to the bathroom for fear she is going to be doing something she shouldn't. It scary...having a wild child.......good luck with yours...and when you find some solutions will you let me know..lol..I sure could use some too :)

Melinda - posted on 12/05/2009

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My son is ten months old likes to climb up his gates, pack n play, and on and into his jumper. We took him to he park and he tried to climb up everything, problem is he couldn't get down.

Adrienne - posted on 12/04/2009

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Quoting Teresa:

Our daughter, who is 22 months now, started climbing up slides when she was 14 months old and by the time she was 16 months she was climbing up ladders on the swing set that go up to the monkey bars and the one that goes to the slide and then sliding down by herself. She climbs up on her play desk (until we see her). She jumps off of everything hoping we're paying attention and will catch her. I mainly think her goal in life is to give me a heart attack at a young age. :) I am very glad though that she is so adventurous...life's more fun that way.


My son, who is going to be 29 (2  1/2) this month. Was able to climb the rock wall at the park, most of the bars to get up on the jungle gym around 14 months. He would try to climb down himself. The jungle gym is either 7ft or 8ft off the ground. We always let him try to do things himself if he can do it then great if not then it was nothing to worry about.

Rosemary - posted on 12/04/2009

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my son is 16 1/2 months and he is a major daredevil. he jumps off the couch a lot. he must have a really hard head because he never cries when he hits his head. it's like it doesn't even phase him anymore. lol. he takes off running and then just slams into the door on purpose. he walks around with a blanket over his head until he runs into something and then just laughs about it. and sometimes he'll just stand there and then just lean back like someone is there to catch him, but no one is, and then just hits the ground. and with all this he never cries. he just looks up and laughs. i just fear wut more is to come of all this...its only the beggining.

Teresa - posted on 12/04/2009

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Our daughter, who is 22 months now, started climbing up slides when she was 14 months old and by the time she was 16 months she was climbing up ladders on the swing set that go up to the monkey bars and the one that goes to the slide and then sliding down by herself. She climbs up on her play desk (until we see her). She jumps off of everything hoping we're paying attention and will catch her. I mainly think her goal in life is to give me a heart attack at a young age. :) I am very glad though that she is so adventurous...life's more fun that way.

Adrienne - posted on 12/03/2009

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Quoting Jade:

My two and a half year old daughter isn too much of a daredeil (besides jumping off her bed and the couch/ect) but she doesnt go slow ever. She will run full tilt into a wall or door just because she didnt slow down enough to open it or go around it lol. And she just hit a growth spurt so her balance is way off with bigger feet and longer legs and she trips over her big feet(runs in the family lol) all the time so her shins and knees look like a road map with all the bump and bruises. Im expecting twin boys and almost dreading when they learn to walk and run and take off in two different directions lol


Congrats on the Twins! I remember when  I was breatfeeding my youngest and my oldest was 14 months old would climb up the changing  table and trying to climb the top of the t.v. stand. (we were moving things around when we were living in an apartment) It only took him 32 seconds to do it to and I caught him on video. Good Luck!

Melanie - posted on 12/03/2009

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Oh yeah my daughter is a daredevil all the time it is non stop but she will jump from the chair's will climb on anything and everything. she will pull out my draws and climb up that like a it ain't nothing. she will run up and down the step's . she climbs on her high chair and swing are put her on self in and when done she will stand up and act like she is about to jump down . i do strap her in but she knows how to get out of it no matter what . oh and she will be 2 in feb ..

Jade - posted on 12/03/2009

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My two and a half year old daughter isn too much of a daredeil (besides jumping off her bed and the couch/ect) but she doesnt go slow ever. She will run full tilt into a wall or door just because she didnt slow down enough to open it or go around it lol. And she just hit a growth spurt so her balance is way off with bigger feet and longer legs and she trips over her big feet(runs in the family lol) all the time so her shins and knees look like a road map with all the bump and bruises. Im expecting twin boys and almost dreading when they learn to walk and run and take off in two different directions lol

Adrienne - posted on 12/03/2009

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Quoting Terri:

Yep two of my four children have been daredevils! My second son who is now 6 years climbed up a ladder and proceeded to walk around on our garage room at the tender age of 2 years and 4 months. He also broke through the back neighbours fence to play in their yard with 2 german shephards running around! He would fly down a slippery dip with no apparent care for his safety and was constantly bumping into walls or flying off the edge of the verandah. At one point he had that many bumps and bruises on his forehead that I had to explain at playgroup that I wasnt beating him up lol!!!

Unfortunately my almost 4 year old daughter is the same and is constantly jumping off her bed, the cupboards, the lounge because "I believe I can fly" (the song sung in I think Ice Age 2?) and has been doing so since age 2.

Number one child was quiet thank God and as to my 11 month baby I have a horrible feeling she may be heading down the same track as a daredevil because she is the spitting image of her brother, Lord help me!!

Good luck Adrienne, unfortunately you cannot change their nature, just try and control the environment!! LOL!! :)


Thanks Terri! :)
Oh I try to control their environment best I can! ha ha... My little one hasn't done what your kids have yet but I think he would try. Right now he climbs as high as he can get and doesn't matter if it's dangerous or not. No fear. lol

Terri - posted on 12/03/2009

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Yep two of my four children have been daredevils! My second son who is now 6 years climbed up a ladder and proceeded to walk around on our garage room at the tender age of 2 years and 4 months. He also broke through the back neighbours fence to play in their yard with 2 german shephards running around! He would fly down a slippery dip with no apparent care for his safety and was constantly bumping into walls or flying off the edge of the verandah. At one point he had that many bumps and bruises on his forehead that I had to explain at playgroup that I wasnt beating him up lol!!!



Unfortunately my almost 4 year old daughter is the same and is constantly jumping off her bed, the cupboards, the lounge because "I believe I can fly" (the song sung in I think Ice Age 2?) and has been doing so since age 2.



Number one child was quiet thank God and as to my 11 month baby I have a horrible feeling she may be heading down the same track as a daredevil because she is the spitting image of her brother, Lord help me!!



Good luck Adrienne, unfortunately you cannot change their nature, just try and control the environment!! LOL!! :)

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