My child climbs everywhere: what to do?

Now that your child knows how to walk, no way to stop it. It even tends to climb everything … at the risk of getting hurt by falling. The explanations and advice of Christiane Pesci, psychometrician.

My child climbs everywhere: what to do?
My child climbs everywhere: what to do?

Who disrupts it?

Your child. You scold him incessantly for him to descend from his perch or to prevent him from climbing there and he does not like it.
You. You feel guilty not to let him develop his acrobatic skills. However, you are afraid that he will put himself in danger.


He explores, it is his age!

Between 1 and two years, your child discovers the world and exploits his new motor skills. It is at this age that he will learn to perfect his balance, to grasp what “high,” “low,” “on” and “under” mean. Spatial notions that he apprehends through his body sensations.

What has to be done

  • Install a mini-course with small obstacles to overcome, carpets to cushion falls, etc. Outside, help him to walk on a tree trunk, find his balance … By playing with him, you will learn to know his limits, encourage him when you know he can get there to prevent unnecessary risks. On the security side, banish the boxes under the windows and equip the boxes.
  • What to tell him. “That is good, I trust you, I know you are going to get there. To avoid: “You are going to fall!” “

He is a real daredevil!

The question of character, education or temperament? Your child is particularly toned. It is also perhaps by contrast: it seems very dynamic in your family calm, while it would be quite to the standard of a very active family!

What has to be done

  • Ask yourself the question: is he daredevil? Does it often hurt? Some parents want to avoid the slightest fall to their child. However, to climb, to find his balance, to run, he must also learn to be an imbalance. Take advantage of the outings, the games at the square or the activities Baby gym that will help him to become aware of his body regimen.
  • What to tell him. “Look where you put your feet, it is good, stop a little, take small steps, get your time. “

He puts himself in danger

Does Your Child Take Real Risks? At his age, he has no sense of danger. By climbing under your watchful gaze, experiencing climbing, it will gradually integrate the notion of risk. However, it takes time and lots of training.

What has to be done

  • Avoid giving in to panic. If he gets into a perilous situation, try to help him out on his own.
  • What to tell him. “You should not have climbed that ladder. I will show you how to get back down. Do not start again, it is dangerous. “

Mom’s lyrics

“My daughter is very adventurous. When she was smaller, I even worried because I found her very turbulent. However, the specialists have been reassuring: it is toned and awake, not hyperactive! Examples ? At nine months, she made her first fall by wanting to leave her park. Outside, she always plays on the slide or games for the older ones. She often has blues … The solution? I have to watch her all the time! ” Celine, mom Emma, two years.

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