Originally Posted by gdl203
Well this morning, we found him straddling the crib rail like a poney... I lowered the mattress to the lowest possible level and removed the padding around the mattress so he doesn't use it as a step to climb up. We'll see how that goes....
Before having kids, I had no idea that humans felt so compelled to go up. This climbing thing is clearly nature, not nurture (we don't climb on things at home...) and they always want to find a way to go higher, and higher... Must be in our DNA since we started climbing trees to escape dangerous animals?
I think it is more that he is curious, and all he really has to work on is climbing - he's in a bed with nothing really else, and the whole world is outside.
curiousity is such an incredibly powerful drive for babies - trying to get to something new.
although one of my twins used to climb to escape her sister. that was pretty funny, it was like a hound and a racoon