3 Ways To Stop Toddlers Climbing The Furniture
Once toddlers get moving they are hard to stop! Very little gets in their way and big furniture pieces make no exception. Their curiosity can sometimes lead them to gain extreme confidence in their climbing skills. Even though curiosity is a good thing, you should keep an eye on your little hikers all the time. In this article, we provide three simple yet effective ways to stop a clambering toddler in their tracks.
1) Step Outside
A great way to distract children from climbing everything around the house is to entice them outside. Let them use up all their energy discovering the great outdoors. For instance, you may get them outside the house to climb on something else in the park. Keep an eye on your child while they’re playing outside, watch them go up and down the slide and play on other park furniture under your watchful eye. This is a great strategy not only for your toddler to spend their energy, but for both of you to get some fresh air and sun. Win-win!
2) Go For A Walk
Most of the time, the easiest way to go for a walk with your toddler is to pop them in the pram and take them for stroll around the block. Let your toddler walk out and about freely, whenever it’s safe to do so—rather than keeping them in the pram. Let their little feet explore the neighbourhood for themselves. We highly encourage your toddler to be active outside, this way they will be less likely to climb the furniture once back inside.
3) Distract Them
Sometimes, distraction works like a charm compared to a restrictive “no”. When your toddlers look like they are heading towards a set of drawers to conquer, you should stand in front of them and distract them. In this case, a great distraction could be getting out a toy they like playing with. They will soon learn to forget climbing forbidden heights in the home. Even so, always remember to keep a close eye on your adventurous little hiker.