Originally Posted by texaspeach
that would not work around here. at all. you must either have your furniture already bolted to the wall or you don't have a climber. also, a 13 month old doesn't have the ability to comprehend that a hot stove can hurt him even if he has burned himself on it. their brains have not yet reached that developmental stage.
I respectfully disagree. I am not into mommy wars, but my son has walked and climbed since he turned 10 months and once he fell a couple times and gotten a couple minor burns, I tell him something is hot, he makes the sign for hurt and will not come near it. He gets it. I didn't realize it, but I think I got lucky! As for furniture, we don't really have any.
Our mattress is on the floor, and we don't really sit on the couch, so we don't have one. We're kind of an outdoorsy fam, not too home-body-ish or that much into stuff, so we keep it simple.
Our bookshelf, however, is not bolted, but is pretty sturdy. I guess I didn't realize that this worked to our advantage. If we had more climbing surfaces and a less cautious kid, I might be more concerned.