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Thursday, May 15, 2008


How do you teach a baby to go down the stairs or get down from the bed? Jocelyn was sleeping in my bed this morning while I was doing the dishes downstairs. I heard a great THUD followed by a loud cry... She was fine, but I would like to prevent this from happening in the future. I have tried to show her how to turn around and go legs first but I seem to be failing miserably. If you have any advice I need help.


Ambrosia Girl Jenn said...

Ugh, I remember this kept happening to Kai when we were living in our SB apartment. We just had to keep teaching and teaching him. I think it took a couple weeks for him to catch on.

Maybe you can get a step stool or ladder that you can call her's so that she's excited to use it.

Amanda said...

Yeah, they fall a lot when they're at that stage where they want to attempt things that are bigger and better than what their little bodies can do. You just have to keep showing them and maybe put a pad down if you have hard floors.

deannah said...

Ditto. You just have to keep showing and teaching them! It takes a while, but one day they catch it and then usually it sticks. And then it's so worth it. Learning how to climb down from things is one of the best things kids learn to do for themselves!!

Curtis, Sarah, Robyn and Sydney said...

I agree, it took Robyn a few weeks. Now Robyn slides on her tummy. It's cute.

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