Once your baby starts learning to walk, one of the first lessons you need to teach is NOT to climb...
Once your baby starts learning to walk, one of the first lessons you need to teach is NOT to climb household furniture. Furniture, even solid, heavy pieces, can topple down onto your child if pulled on. You need to take action before a huge accident occurs.
  • Always tell kids not to climb the furniture. Provide eager little climbers with some climb time at the local park instead. Encourage your little one to climb more appropriate objects like a slide.
  • Don't place awesome fun looking objects at the top of a tall shelf; of course your child will want that neat statue!
  • Little ones don't often get that something is off limits the first time, you'll need to tell him over and over that he can't climb the bookcase.
  • Until you see that it's sunk in, don't leave your child alone in a room where he might climb something.
  • If kids listen great; but some kids won't no matter how many time you say stop. For these overly adventurous kiddos, you're going to need to bracket shelves and other heavy furniture to the wall.

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