It seems like over night BB has started pulling himself up on everything and cruising around the furniture. I love to watch him do it but sometimes he does try in places that are unsafe. Of course I then move him away which upsets him, then he tries to go right back to the place he is not meant to go. I am sure it is a story you all know well. Rather than constantly moving him and it ending with tears I decided to make a furniture obstacle course for him.
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You will need:
- Back cushions to sofa
- Sturdy foot stalls
All you need to do is make obstacles for your little one to pull up on, crawl over, crawl up, and cruise along. I placed one large sofa cushion on the floor so that it made a step up onto the sofa. With this I encouraged BB to climb up as it will help strengthen his arms.
Another time I added his favourite toys to the different levels which meant he had to climb up to get them.
With the smaller cushions I placed them around the floor for him to crawl over. BB’s crawling is more akin to army crawling. He can put himself into a proper crawling position but doesn’t really stay like that once he starts moving. Getting him to crawl over the pillows helps put him back into that crawling stance and strengthen his arms.
Don’t forget to use yourself in this activity. BB loves to use me to pull up on and crawl over. He especially loves it if my glasses are in reach and he can grab at them.
BB spent all afternoon playing on his furniture obstacle course, and we managed to avoid any tears about him trying to pull up on things he can’t. The major plus of this was that it really tired him out and he slept silently that night.
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