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12/07/2013 at 09:19
Isaac now stands in the seat of the shopping trolley! He's like f*cking Houdini! He was almost straight jacketed in as I tied the straps so tight and knitted them and he could barely breathe and he still managed to stand up in the seat the minute I take my eyes off him, not only does he do this but he stands shouting 'giiit gooooown!!' And points!
He dies this in his high chair so have had to stop using it and he does it on the swings so I take him off immediately and tell him off, but none he's doing iron his pram he was literally gaffer taped into the pram today (well ykwim) but ffs there he is wriggling and eventually getting up and waving to everyone
I can't believe I used to think L was hard work
12/07/2013 at 09:32
I was going to suggest gaffa tape but you've tried that lol
I take it walking isn't an option? Is he the same for H?
12/07/2013 at 09:35
12/07/2013 at 09:40
S is the same, I thought it must be a boy thing because E never did it. S is a climber, he sees no danger at all. Thankfully he's not worked out how to get out of his pushchair though.
12/07/2013 at 09:48
Goodness, I don't know. Is he 1 yet? Lol
12/07/2013 at 10:04
How about putting reins on when in the trolley and attaching the reins to the trolley seat?
12/07/2013 at 10:29
Molly has always been a bit like this, always on the move and wanting to be out. If I had to take her shopping alone she always had the shopping list (even if it wasn't real) and I used to involve her in the shopping trip. She also used to eat things as we went round, anything to keep her occupied really. she still loves shopping and helps get things but now everything is a race and things end up being chucked into the trolley willy nilly which gives me the hump - I like a nice tidy trolley anal
12/07/2013 at 11:09
12/07/2013 at 11:16
In all seriousness I would try to avoid taking him shopping as much as I could until he's a little older and can 'help' more. Unless you he's old enough to spot things in each aisle for you.
You could do a picture shopping list and get him to spot the pictures, then the items as you go around the supermarket.
One of my friends had a child like this - he was pushing himself to stand up in those wooden high chairs you get in cafes at about 5 months old. All the other babies were barely sitting but he was already on the move in so many ways. I think until you have one yourself (or see one in action) you don't quite believe they can do it so young.
I think I'd go down the bribery route for good behaviour in the pram. Find something he likes to play with and promise he can have it in the pram provided he's good.
I'd go for online shopping. Maybe not the ideal solution but a solution nonetheless! The idea of putting reins on him and attaching them to the seat, while giving him food is another good one
12/07/2013 at 11:18
Also feel your pain with the highchair, we swapped Ms for a booster seat quite early when I found her crawling over the dining table one day having climbed out the highchair.
12/07/2013 at 11:35
Kellfi he's almost 18 months
Cw he does get fed on the way round but I could try to give more.
Aldi don't do Internet shopping
12/07/2013 at 11:42
I'm sure that you can buy something called Houdini straps, I'm off to have a google!
12/07/2013 at 11:44
Its kind of a strap that goes across their chest
12/07/2013 at 12:05
Can you get a deep trolley and put him IN it, would it keep him 'caged'?! I'm so not looking forward to this stage A already tries to climb everywhere even though he can't even roll over twice!!
12/07/2013 at 16:28
I was going to suggest reins too. Double strap in - oh dear that sounds awful!
12/07/2013 at 18:11
I would definitely recommend Internet shopping, I couldn't manage without it!
12/07/2013 at 18:27
Shopping is hell with a toddler. Send husband.
12/07/2013 at 18:47
Internet shopping will stop the need for a shopping trolley.
My friend's boy did this and she used reins to strap him into his buggy.
Is there anyway you can safely ignore him when he does it? Sounds like he might know he gets a reaction from doing it.
12/07/2013 at 19:17
I have had two like this, get out of anythings. As soon as I could I would take them shopping at quiet times and let them walk round and ignore them unless they help. U has ended up being my shadow, I can turn round and not see her because she stays so close. MIL was horrorified at me doing it like that and was worrying about what others thought but it was the only way to get them used to it.
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